Snapdragon 810 is one of the least overheating processors, LG says

Snapdragon 810 is one of the least overheating processors, LG says
Yesterday, a Bloomberg report quoted unidentified resources, claiming that Samsung has decided to ditch Qualcomm's latest and greatest in mobile SoCs – the Snapdragon 810. Word is that Sammy's been having trouble with random overheating issues and decided to just go with its own, homebrew Exynos chips.

This is not the first time we've heard such rumors – the SD 810 has been collecting a lot of bad rep before it is even in mass production, suggesting overheating and driver issues, memory controller mishaps, and generally – unreliability and delays.

How much of this is true - we can't know for sure. So, what about the 2015 flagships that were already announced – such as the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro? Did these manufacturers manage to curb overheating issues?

Well, LG's vice president of mobile, Woo Ram-chan, commented on the supposed obstacle, while on a press event for the new G Flex 2. According to him, the Snapdragon 810-equipped banana phone actually emits less heat than other smartphones at the moment, and he really did not understand how the overheating report could be true.

Of course, Samsung may just want to move its flagships entirely to home-made chips, so it could reduce costs and have greater control over its smartphones, both on the software and hardware ends. The overheating rumor could be either a misunderstanding, or a fluke. Naturally, there could also be some truth to it, but then, we'd be calling LG liars. We guess we'll just let time tell.

source: Reuters

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G Flex 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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37 Comments

1. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I don't think LG is in a position to judge others' SoCs.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Why not? They're testing the 810, as well as Samsung, Sony, HTC and others. So why would Samsung be in a position to judge the 810 and LG would not?

7. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Samsung has their own Exynos in mass production to compare with. LG doesn't.

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They can compare to other smartphones, running older Qualcomm soc's. It also says: actually emits less heat than other smartphones at the moment, keyword being at the moment. So current smartphones with current soc's. So they are perfectly able to judge other SoC's.

21. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

LG Odin SOC.

25. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

LG Has their own Nuclun Soc not only samsung

10. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

LG have no options for using soc's for flagships phones. They are forced to stick with Qualcomm solutions. So what to say now? 810 is a good soc or postponing their phone? Guess what.

16. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Well, don't forget that Lg have put screen that was overheating on full brightness on G3 just to be first in qhd race. I think they are not competent to speak about heating phones.

18. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

LG had already put the sd 810 into their flex 2. What else would they say? Not like they have any other alternative either. I bet samsung had a good reason to drop 810.

22. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Good, i never liked snapdragon. Exynos .

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Just wait for reviews Don't trust rumors or OEMs But personally I'd be very surprised if there was an overheating issue

5. andu99

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I'd be too. If LG and Xiaomi put on their devices Snapdragon 810, I'm sure that they searched for issues before to launch them. Now, as you said, we have to wait for review and we'll see.

11. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

If it is not QC soc than what they will choosing? Exynos, MT, Kyrin or what? Interesting times will come. Enjoy!

12. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

They have used 810 because they don't have any other options. When it come to flagship everybody except Samsung(atleast for some variant) goes to Qualcomm. This time I think they don't have any options and even if they have such overheating issues they would never tell those to media other than lying in order to sell their devices. But Samsung has backups and they also proved that even a generation old Exynos 5433 performing equal to the upcoming 810. Just check the Note 4 S-LTEA.

3. trc13

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

It's cheaper for Samsung to use Snapdragon SoCs instead of Exynos ones.

24. jhondoe.

Posts: 10; Member since: May 23, 2014

Are you joking?

33. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

No he's not. Qualcomm has been reducing costs and moving towards the low end market for years. Its been 3 years since they designed a custom CPU. 3 year old CPU's are cheap.

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Crapdragon will gonna crap, mediatek and Huawei processors are way to go, even Antutu agrees on that

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Please remind us how 28nm full vanilla ARM midranged octo-core processors "will gonna " beat the SD810. Please remind us how much of a beast the Kirin 925 is in graphics benchmarks and thermal management. You must have more expertise than all the reviewers of Anandtech combined to make such a statement.

32. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Snapdragon 810 is a "full vanilla ARM onto-core processor" as well you know. Absolutely nothing impressive. 6 months from now Samsung, Qualcomm, Mediatek and Huawei will all be using the same vanilla ARM architecture.

37. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

LOL Qualcomm uses Mali GPUs?

13. iushnt

Posts: 3060; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Mediatek and Kirin processors better than Snapdragon? Really..

35. iWin_Droid

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Right because MediaTek's choice of GPUs is rubbish, they don't even come close to Exynos' performance in GPU intensive tests.

8. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

May be its a trick by sammy saying that 810 overheats as we all know that almost all flagships in 2015 going to use 810

26. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The new lg phone only as 1080p screen and can not keep up with the note4, that's because they have limited the cpu and it only as the 1080p screen, why do you think the G4 as been delayed

14. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Personally I think that the overheating issue was created by Samsung in order to have the excuse to use its own Exynos chips so as to cut down costs and improve profitability. If indeed there is a problem then why should LG and Xiaomi take this risk on their flagships....just wondering...Anyway Time and reviews will show who is trustworthy and who is not.

20. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

just use your mind why they do that if they already have the best processor in market??

23. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

The best??? LOL....I guess you have a lot of studying to do regarding this subject

31. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Thumbs up for the laughs.

27. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Only 1080p screen being used in January the other phones are coming later when problmes fixed I.e. G4

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