Samsung Galaxy S7 Exynos 8890 edition benchmark tests are out: scores below LG G5 with Snapdragon 820

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system chip in the United States, but the international version of the phone will actually be powered by Samsung's own Exynos 8890 SoC.

It was exactly the Galaxy S7 with Exynos 8890 that was up for display at Mobile World Congress 2016, and we took the time to run a few benchmark tests and measure the capabilities of the new chip.

The Exynos 8890 is built on the 14nm manufacturing process and it's an octa core chip packing four high-performance cores clocked at up to 2.3GHz and four battery-savvy cores running at up to 1.5GHz.

Here is how this comes together in benchmarks:

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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)



1. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

ohhh..the comment section is about to get lit

4. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well that's because the 820 is better in every way and exynos lovers hate it..... *evil grin*

28. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Exynos lovers hated sd810, which was utterly sh*t. Sd820 seems to be very powerful. 800euros for 27fps. Well played sammy. Vulcan pc experience at work :D. That cintematic feel in the game.

42. Awalker

Posts: 1982; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Antutu puts more focus on single core performance and the SD 820 has better single core performance than the Exynos chip. Multi-core performance may be better with the Exynos chip.

54. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Cpus have comparable performance on both variants. It's the gpu where it hurts the most. Pay 800euros for much inferior chipset. Isheep b*tched when there was 2-3% of difference between two variants. Andreno will he easily 30% faster than mali. Sammy's offering inferior hardware for Europeans for more cash than the superior US version. This is why I'm pissed. They should've restricted exynos to the Asian market or at least lower its price since it's greatly inferior. I'm not getting s7 if andreno proves to be much better. G5 will be probably a lot cheaper than the s7, yet it offers sd820. Sammy fooked up hard with this one.

64. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

First GFXBench SD820 results are actually a tad slower than these for the same resolution. Both well ahead of the 6s/6s Plus for the same resolution (and Samsung gives you a choice for output resolution too..)

78. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

not, GSMarena already has GFX benchmark, the 8890 is on par with snappy 810 in graphics department, which sucks for a new flagship of 2016

86. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011 here r the benchmarks comparing Z5 and mate8 to it, the custom samsung cores doesn't seem so custom to me, they have the exact same performance as the A72 cores, and the gfx scores are a tad bit lower than Z5 premium (810)

126. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Those scores make no sense, knowing that the GPU is much faster than the one in the S6 (faster and 50% more threads). I used the GFXBench database instead.

122. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Lol what? Exynos 7420 is already about 15% faster than sd810.

147. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Only because the SD810 throttled :) At full speed whitout throttle the SD810 would have killed the Exynos 7420 in all departement. This is fixed by funny to say using samsung 14 nm process and custom core from qualcomm. I am glad Qualcomm shown thats they are the leader again!

145. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

The Exynos 7420 already outperforms the SD810. In both cpu and gpu. :>

160. yogihoy

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

You know what i was going to get an s7 edge...updating my note first szmsung phone..but reading this...after the no updates and no note 5 to uk...they can f off

129. pooma

Posts: 96; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

well.. if this is the case then iphone 6s should top the antutu table as iphone 6s has more single core score than SD 820

143. Shocky unregistered

No, people hated SN810 because it overheated and battery life was horrible. SB820 seems okay so far.

62. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Disappointing, I expected a score higher than my 6s plus, despite the lower benchmark score i'm sure it's a great device.

121. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

SD820 is better only in hardcore Qualcomm fans' minds.

148. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

and mostly all benchmark :)

18. s.kumaran

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 18, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge?

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I like how PA's scores are completely different from other sites lmao. I've been seeing 130,000+ on tests.

115. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I guess, its because they use antutu 5.. because i6s only got 59k score.. while on antutu 6 iPhone score had amazingly bloated

117. kabiluddin

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I like how salty you are over the benchmark score.

119. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I like how dumb you sound right now. :) -Sent from iPhone 6S Plus

161. yogihoy

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

What do u mean

33. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

LG G5 is the best phone of 2016. Samsung is DEAD, and has been since they've been copying Apple.

40. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

LG makes 5 cents per phone, the GS7 will outsell all flagship Android phones combined. Keep dreaming...

49. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

All thieves make money for free until they get caught. What does that say for them? (Just saying)

83. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

But despite LG being a thief, it's earning is still relatively low..Your point?

79. meanestgenius

Posts: 22273; Member since: May 28, 2014

While Samsunsung is definitely NOT dead, sales DO NOT determine which smartphone is the best. By that logic, the iPhone is the best phone EVER. "The best" is what's determined by what's best for the individuals wants and needs. There really is no "best", just what's best for YOU.

149. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Agreed. If you want a flagship for gaming the G5 is for you. If you want great lowlight picture the S7 is for you. There is space for everyone. But this year Samsung is not the king for performance and thats a reality.

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