Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Launched back couple weeks and are said to be good speed phones. But, that has indeed become a problem for the phone itself.
The problem has come down to a single most problem that is inconsistency. Well renowned speed testing software Antutu, the firm found CPU performance perfectly acceptable 5% but graphic performance varied greatly by 32%. The decision of using different chipsets in both of them. Samsung S6 and S6 edge had used Exynos 8890 as their processor, which has now been replaced by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 in their new variants. While CPU performance is very close, snapdragon has superior graphics power than Exynos 8890. With that being said, Exynos is still extremely fast. But, new mobile games are extremely demanding that will haunt Exynos for some time unless they work on the new part. Adding more to the point, two identical devices would not expect to see 32% of higher graphics performance than its other variants. This damages confidence in the buying the whole process can even lead to the opening of the grey market in the nearer region, where snapdragon is unavailable. As snapdragon is unavailable is some region. Hence, the company is giving out their devices with Exynos chipset in it. Samsung earlier made sure that the handset they sold in Asian market had Exynos chipset and the ones they sold in international market had Snapdragon in it. But, they have mixed up this time.
Last week it was confirmed that UK was supposed to get Exynos based S7 and S7 edge variants and same will be in other European regions. US was also confirmed that the US would be getting Snapdragon ones though it may vary based on carrier. But, this may not work with the mainstream users. As they are quite concerned with their handset demands. The potential problems are as much as the performance of the handset. It is also being said that Exynos chipset doesn’t support quick charge 3.0(a Qualcomm innovation) so Samsung had disabled it on snapdragon models as well. However, Quick charge 3.0 isn’t that faster compared to its 2.0 version. But, it consumes less power while charging. We suspect that many rivals will also use the Snapdragon 820 and Samsung wouldn’t want its phones to be seen as underperforming with the other chip. While dropping the Exynos chip altogether shall be perceived as a major step backwards for Samsung’s chipset unit after the success of the 7420 in the year 2015.
Speed may prove to be a problem for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Everything so far has been impressive. But, it all depends on how it goes with the consumers.