Read more: http://aauth.co/zuUIXx | How fast is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845? We took an early look at Qualcomm’s latest chipset to answer this question, running a series of benchmarks to find out how it compares to last year’s flagship processors.
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What's the point when android apps are still not optimized and companies like samsung will fill their phone up with laggy, heavy UI and bloat? I have the Oneplus 5T, and some apps like instagram are still laggy despite it having so much RAM (8GB). The same app is a lot more smoother on my iphone 7. Some games app like riptide GP renegade and GTA san andreas still have lower frame rates compared to my older iphone 7, which runs the game very smoothly. Having the latest processor with a good gpu is pointless when developers don't take advantage of it and have poorly optimized versions running on android. This trend will unfortunately continue.
Erik Reider This isn't a full comparison video, it is about the results of the test device from Qualcomm. The other results are for context. Comparisons with other mobile platforms will come once we have true consumer products.
Yo Gary it would be awesome if you could reply to my comment man!
So the other day I was reading up, and it said that the Exynos 9810 chip is gonna surpass the S845 in terms of benchmarks, on GeekBench getting almost 4000 single and 9000 multi core scores. So why is the S9 gonna use the S845 when it could use its own Exynos?
Once again man, loving the crispy content!
eh? Samsung is a huge company and one of its businesses is Samsung Foundries, i.e. the chip manufacturing plants. These factory are very expensive. Samsung make chips for lots of other companies including, in the past, Apple. Samsung Foundries manufacture the Snapdragon chips. Why do you think that Qualcomm is purposely designing and an under-performing chip? I don't quite understand your reasoning.
It isn't a black and white as that. Samsung are also heavily invested in the semiconductor business. In fact it is Samsung who manufacturers the Snapdragon chips for Qualcomm. Like all industries there times when company A has the advantage over company B and then a couple of years later the opposite is true.
Now this is what will annoy me big time over Samsung releasing Note devices much later in the year. If the SD845 is going to be in the S9 (which it is), then I don't want to get a Note 8 even though it's still fairly new because it's going to be behind a gen in processing power. But I also want a new phone now, not in 7 months. I'm guessing I'm going to end up back in Apple's camp for a couple years.
SurelyYewJest You are always going to be behind. Whatever you buy it will be superceded within a year, probably less. If you wait for the Note 9 then a few months later the S10 will come out with a newer processor and so the cycle continues.
Hi Gary, Thx so much for your videos! They are informative, educational, enjoyable and timely. You have convinced me that I should wait to upgrade (currently using an LG V20 as my daily driver) to my next daily driver with a SD845, unless I find a great value in a 2017 flagship with a SD835. I look forward to your next "lesson". Peace.
P.S. Thx to Android Authority for adding you to the staff.
Is that even worth it? Snap 835 runs apps so fast and effortlessly, it will last for at least two years! So 845 will give you 20% performance bump, wow that will be 0,25* of a second quicker in opening an app... Will you notice? (*Random numbers)
Snapdragon is terrible processor which is giving a bad name to android overall, i have phone with sd810(disaster), sd820(was fast when i bought it but then giant performance dips). Pixel 2 for eg uses different processor for image processing as sd 835 sucks. We really need a competitor for snapdragon. And comparing it to apples chip i'll give it a clap if it can beat iphone 6s's A10 chip
Its crazy to me how you can talk for over 2 mins without actually giving any info about the processor. This video could have been 5 mins long and accomplished the same end result. Please improve the quality of your videos by staying on topic for future videos. Otherwise I'll just unsub and watch other tech channels that can do the same.
Since the Cortex-A73, Arm (and hence Qualcomm) have been ensuring that power usage is consistent and performance doesn't drop with prolonged usage. Of course there are limitation to that and it generally applies to the CPU only, not the GPU.
Very cool, hope Google is working on their own SOC though.
With Pixel doing so well all it needs is a competitive SOC to slam dunk the competition.
If 845 only manages 2378/8132 in Geekbench it's still way behind in terms of horsepower.
“Buying a phone based on a CPU benchmark performance, when the CPU is just 15 per cent of the phone, is like buying a car based on what kind of tyres it has – it doesn’t make any sense,”
Okay Tim but in that analogy the CPU the engine not the tyres.
Google is smashing it with Pixel, all it needs is a competitive Google SOC.
Once an OEM pays Qualcomm there's hardly any margin left, like it or not when it comes to mobile SOC's Qualcomm is AMD and Apple is Intel in terms of performance.
Since 2013 Qualcomm's been playing catch up, sadly they haven't managed to yet though.