Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC scores 181,434 on AnTuTu, tops Apple's A10 chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC scores 181,434 on AnTuTu, tops Apple's A10 chipset
Earlier today, we told you that Qualcomm had introduced the Snapdragon 835 chipset, which is being produced by Samsung using the 10nm process. The new chip will provide 27% better performance with 40% less energy consumption. We also passed along the results of the GFXBench benchmark test, which measured the graphics crunching capabilities of the Adreno 540 GPU.

Now, the new Snapdragon 835 chipset has been benchmarked by AnTuTu where it scored 181,434. That topped the previous peak score of 172,644 tallied by the Apple A10 chipset employed by the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is equipped with an octa-core CPU, the first Snapdragon chip to run eight cores since the Snapdragon 810 caused controversy by overheating frequently.

The prototype that ran the Snapdragon 821 SoC on AnTuTu carries a 5.9-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. It features 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage. Android 7.0 is running the show. The prototype is supposed to be equivalent to the typical specs found on the high-end phones that will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC.. 

source: AnTuTu via AndroidPure



1. Ren_Gonzalez

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 29, 2016

I could not believe my eyes...

31. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012


44. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I bet you , exynos will do even better.

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

in cpu probably in gpu nope.

68. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think in Single core most probably No, Multicore most probably yes, GPU 50/50 Since exynos will be using mali-G71 (new architecture - Bifrost) with higher number of shedder cores than previous exynos

71. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

My bad I forgot 835 has 8 cores as well. I guess, CPU and GPU scores are hard to predict right now.

62. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

Yeah, Exynos will indeed do better; in CPU as well as GPU as Samsung will use G71 GPU which is way better than the older one :$

67. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Qualcomm makes the best GPUs so even with Samsung using the G71 the SD835 is still likely to have a better GPU.

70. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

No, not if we go by known results of current G-71 implementations (on 16nm Finfet and less threads than we will see in the S8). Based on that, the Exynos GPU will likely be as fast or faster than the SD835 GPU this time.

78. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I have my option and you have yours, we'll just have to wait and see who's right.

74. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2512; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I believe it will highly depend on the GPU that Samsung uses. The Qualcomm 835 didn't beat the Apple A10 in the CPU or even the RAM area (which is kind of alarming considering this benchmark test was most likely using at least 4GB of DDR4 RAM and still scored 10,500 compared to the A10's 12,744. It's possibly due to RAM management built into iOS, but I'm not a technician.) The reason the 835 outperformed the A10 was based on the GPU as it scored about 10,000-15,000 more in each of the 3D benchmarks. Just to put this into perspective, out of the overall score the Snapdragon 835's GPU benchmark represented 41% of the overall score whereas the A10 only represented 27% of the overall score. Basically what I'm trying to say is, the Snapdragon 835's score is based more on GPU performance whereas the A10's score was based more on CPU/RAM. Considering Android puts more emphasis on GPU in order to power QHD displays and multiple visuals, this seems appropriate. BUT, we should be concerned that the RAM benchmark is not showing a higher result. That needs to be an area of improvement, especially considering Android's claim to be a multitasking OS.

80. uvaman

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 14, 2013

Check the posts here, RAM is over 13000

91. Joms_US

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Again, you are looking at development result. Why don't you look at SD821 now, here is a screenshot, look at those numbers? Higher or comparable with your iCrap? http://i.imgur.com/9A0RK2i.jpg I bet SD835 will multiply those numbers by at least 1.5x

94. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2512; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

First off, I love how you assume that I'm an Apple fan by saying "your iCrap". All I was doing was simply comparing the two and saying that the 835 score puts more emphasis on the GPU than the CPU heavy score of the A10. And I pointed out that this was appropriate considering Android devices need more GPU performance versus CPU performance because they are pushing more graphical intense processing associated with the QHD display. Again, I think I was being fair by just saying the A10 puts more emphasis on CPU/RAM performance whereas the 835 puts more emphasis on GPU and how those are both great for their respective applications. Secondly, the RAM score in the device you posted which is the Le Eco 3 has 6GB of DDR4 RAM. That's 4GB more RAM than the iPhone 7. So, you're telling me it takes 6 GB of DDR4 RAM to post a higher score than the A10? That again should be alarming that it requires a high amount like that just to post a higher score than a device that has just 2 GB of RAM. Listen, either you can be a blind fanboy that thinks there can be no criticism of any product you buy or you can at least say "ya know what it's true that they may need to work on this particular issue to make it better because I know Android should place an emphasis on how RAM is being used." Just like I'm sure Apple fans can sit there and go: I hope Apple works on a better and more efficient GPU for the next iPhone. I've pointed out where both have failed, so there was no need to be defensive.

95. Joms_US

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Firstly, you claimed that SD835's RAM is inferior than your iCrap without even considering that it is just a development result. Even SD820 and SD821 have higher RAM result than your iCrap so no your assumption is incorrect. Secondly, capacity has nothing to do with the bandwidth of the RAM and correction Le Pro 3 has only 4GB RAM. Thirdly, you are looking at a result from a device with Quad HD. Imagine if you put it in Le Pro 3 with 1080p display, what will be the score? Lemme guess 200K at least?

96. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2512; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

My mistake, there were earlier reports that suggested it came with 6GB of RAM as there are LeEco phones that do have 6GB of RAM. Even still, benchmarks do show a difference among different RAM amounts although it's unclear by how much the emphasis is on those amounts. Larger amounts of RAM do have some affect on speed/performance. Again, all I was suggesting in my original post was that this was an area to work on. The Snapdragon 835 is still in development and I'm full aware that this was more than likely a preliminary result. All I said was that it is somewhat concerning that the RAM benchmark was not much higher. I also said if you actually read my initial post that this was probably just due to minor differences in software management (thereby hinting that this could be improved). As I have said, this is just an area to work on. Do I think that as the 835 is developed and actually put into final products that this RAM benchmark could "blow the A10 out of the water"? YES. I do believe that. Again, I am not a fanboy here. I am just pointing out areas that I see there is need for improvement while also recognizing that this is a preliminary result. You're the one sitting here attacking me by continually saying "your iCrap" when I never ever mentioned in any of my posts picking one side or the other. I think I've been fair to assess that based on the preliminary result, the iPhone 7 benchmark gained it's overall score based more on the RAM/CPU scores than the 835 which gained it's overall score based more on the GPU score. This is a fact, plain and simple. It was not an attack. So if you would calm down and actually just read through what I've written instead of just attacking me as some iPhone fanboy, which I'm not, then we could have an actual discussion as to whether we think that by the time the final product is ready by how much will the 835 have improved on those two areas.

98. Shamoy

Posts: 112; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Sony has some of the best RAM management and software optimizations in their Xperia phones, they were running off 3GB in the last few generations and are still able to handle a large set of background apps running without closing them. Sony also almost always generally delivers much better performance than other phones with similar specs because they are really focused on quality software optimizations and they always support their phones up to 2 full years (sometimes longer) on software updates.

97. Shamoy

Posts: 112; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

That's why when everyone sais the Exynos 8890 was better than the Snapdragon 820/821 the OnePlus 3T with a Snapdragon crushed the S7 Exynos in all speed tests and completely pwned it in graphics performance? So the Snapdragon wasn't really worse than the Exynos, Samsung badly optimized its 820 version of the S7 and added a ton of software optimizations on the Exynos version to give everyone a bad impression of the Snapdragon. Turns out, Sony Xperia XZ, OnePlus 3T, and Google Pixels are top champs that can run even faster than the Exynos S7 and achieve even better battery life. Remember Snapdragon graphics chipset is a lot better than the one in the Exynos and CPU power is very similar. This year Snapdragon 835 phones will outperform the Exynos S8 and bridge the gap just like Snapdragon 820/821 phones outperformed the Exynos 8890. Only the Snapdragon 810 was bad due to overheating but Snadragon is back.

45. larryvand

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I think the "The prototype that ran the Snapdragon 821 SoC" is wrong and needs to say "The prototype that ran the Snapdragon 835 SoC".

56. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 727; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I am disappointed. This is not even 10% better than A10. I hoped for much more.

66. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I'm glade they have gone back to 8 cores because that should mean better energy efficiency.

2. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm curious what the single-core and multi-core scores are compared to the A10.

18. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

The new Antutu Benchmark scores gives much higher weightage to single core performance. Taking this score into consideration, it appears that this is the first time that Apple's chipset has been beaten in single core performance.

3. NCAAtourney

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Who cares. Only beat by 10,000? LOL

11. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Still, A10 was beaten . Benchmarks don't matter though

30. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

BTW no one was checking if Apple don't cheat. While about Android flagship phones the haters are all over.(Anand is Apple's employee)

35. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

But how could they cheat though?

55. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Same way as HTC and the other Android OEMs did(if you call it ''cheating'') But no one jump on Apple. (Anand is Apple's employee)

73. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

you can feel the fluidity of iPhone since day 1/original iPhone, especially when navigating the UI/OS. can't say the same on those Galaxies when it were caught "cheating". nowadays it's harder to notice as SoC on mobile has vastly improved over the year, actually they were already overpowered for mobile use since couple of years ago. if it's still not enough by now then the problem lies on it's OS/Software.

87. Cicero

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

If you like to navigate around UI than what is the purpose of having an smartphone? 99% of the time you are in app.

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