While many expected the Snapdragon 810 to be the common choice between companies for their flagship devices, Samsung opted to try a different route.
The company has ditched the Snapdragon 810, and will use its own Exynos 7420 chipset for the Samsung Galaxy S6. The HTC One M9, on the other hand, a phone expected to be launched in March alongside the S6, will use the Snapdragon 810. Latest benchmark tests show that the Snapdragon 810 performs better than the Exynos 7420, which could help HTC’s cause.
According to the results, the Snapdragon 810 performed better than the Exynos 7420 in 7 out of the 12 categories. The Snapdragon 810 also showed that doesn’t have any heating issues. In fact, it is emitting less heat when compared to the previous chipsets from Qualcomm, such as the Snapdragon 801. The final results showed that the Snapdragon 810 scored 61,499 points, while the Exynos 7420 scored 60,978 points.
A Deeper Look at Results
Taking a deeper look at the results from the benchmark tests, shows that both chipsets have their own strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Snapdragon 810 performs better in categories such as Multitasking, CPU floating, RAM Speed, 2D, CPU integer. All these areas show that browsing internet pages, chatting on Facebook and all other internet related tasks; the Snapdragon 810 will perform them better.
However, when it comes to gaming, Samsung’s Exynos 7420 shows better results, and will surely give the Samsung Galaxy S6 an edge over other rival smartphones. The Exynos 7420 is much better in 3D performance and is crucial for playing games. This makes the Exynos 7420 the better option for games, even though it has a weaker and slower processor.
The Real Reason Samsung Is Ditching Qualcomm and Its Snapdragon 810
Samsung will officially stick to the issue that the Snapdragon 810 is overheating, and that is the reason the company will use the Exynos 7420 chipset. However, many suspect that this is Samsung’s move to enter the chipset market. In the past, the company used both chipsets, the one from Qualcomm and one of its own Exynos chipsets for its smartphones. The reason was simple; neither could satisfy the supply need for phones. But it seems that Samsung has enough supply of the Exynos 7420 now, and it hopes that the success of the Galaxy S6 might sway other companies to use Exynos in the future as well.