Results of the Galaxy S8+ Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 comparison tests are out, let’s see which one wins the battle of power and performance.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have already set pre-orders record. Fans of the Galaxy smartphones are anxiously waiting for the official release to get their hands on shiny new flagship phones from Samsung. Like the previous models of the top-end Galaxy devices, the news is that Samsung will launch both Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones in two variants: one with the Snapdragon 835 processor for the US, and the other international variant with the Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 whose release date isn’t known yet. Some are arguing that you should wait for the Exynos international variant which showed better performance results on various benchmarks in the past.
To get the ball rolling, it would be better to start discussion on the latest benchmark tests results by jogging our memories regarding what is in the core of the new Samsung flagship devices. Samsung is selling Galaxy phones in the US with a Snapdragon 835 processor in two models with 2.3GHz & 1.7GHz quad-core CPUs. While the international variant of the new Galaxy handsets will be sold with Exynos 8895 SoC having 2.35GHz and 1.9GHz quad-core CPUs.
On paper, variation in CPU speeds mentioned above may not seem too significant, it seems all quad-core processors would offer more or less similar performance. However, latest benchmark scores that surfaced after the tests conduced by GSMArena tell a different story. If we compare benchmark scores of the test results as shown in the image below as well, it’s clear that the Exynos processor has an edge over the Snapdragon variant, just like in the past Galaxy phones. One reason could be since Exynos is produced by Samsung in-house, therefore it’s not surprising to see Exynos jelling well with the overall package including the hardware compared to Snapdragon CPU.
GSMArena ran various benchmark tests on the Snapdragon and Exynos variants of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ to determine which one offers better value. Another surprising thing that surfaced after the tests that the International variant outclassed the Snapdragon counterpart on every benchmark barring one the AnTuTu 5 test, which can be said is not enough at the end of the day.
This doesn’t mean that Galaxy S8 variant which didn’t prevailed in the benchmark tests is slow by any means. You will get blazing fast performance on any Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones no matter which CPU is housed inside it. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the two best Android phones that you can buy right now. However, these benchmark results do show that variations in CPUs do play a part in the overall speed, even if it’s not noticeable in day to day use.