Samsung Galaxy S7 edge battery life (Exynos and Snapdragon)

20 March, 2016
No matter the chipset, battery capacity of the Galaxy S7 edge is fixed at 3,600mAh.

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AnonD-246723, 20 Mar 2016You know who I hate the most? People who pretend to know stuff, ... moreOh boy. GSMArena battery test is done by loading a text only Web page every once in a while. GPU can't be used for this.

You would have known that if you studied how OPENGL worked. And even if GPU somehow worked for that, both GPU would be at less than 1% load, making the argument absolutely pointless, just like you are.

Glad that the 8890 is found in the international model.

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Herodroid, 20 Mar 2016though, can't believe that 8 core CPU is more battery efficient ... moreNot really look at desktop processors multi cores are far more efficient that high clock speed processors as they require less voltage for the same performance. As you increase clock speeds voltage has to increase, not by a little bit but by ALOT. Theres a reason by clock speeds have been fairly stagnant as the voltage required for high clock speeds becomes more of a con. Now Samsung employs heat-pipes in their phones which means no more thermal throttling like all other phones but will have to adhere to the TDP of the processor.

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Boldy, 20 Mar 2016You know who I hate the most? People who pretend to know stuff, ... moreYou know who I hate the most? People who pretend to know stuff, but don't.

Android now can use gpu for ui rendering .

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How's about the brother s7?

  • Anonymous

AnonD-509482, 20 Mar 2016exynos version s7 win this time. samsung soc is likely much matu... moreThats because it performs slower. Sales people must love you.

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AnonD-445815, 20 Mar 2016the battery performance hit on the sd820 variant is directly dud... morewow...does making up this much BS hurt?..these tests dont stress the GPU in anyway...If you're a snapdragon fanbo fine..but dont pull fake numbers out of thin air

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Herodroid, 20 Mar 2016though, can't believe that 8 core CPU is more battery efficient ... moreit is. since when a power hungry app is running, all eight cores run at 100% power. when its power saving, only four low-clockspeed cores are running. that does help saving battery life.

AnonD-445815, 20 Mar 2016the battery performance hit on the sd820 variant is directly dud... moreYou know who I hate the most? People who pretend to know stuff, but don't. These tests don't even activate the GPU. SD video playback requires codec, web browsing requires CPU and calling requires modem.

These aren't GPU bound tests at all. You are just a blind snapdragon fanboy misleading people here.

And the adreno 530 is not faster than Mali. It's slower in some tests( Manhattan 3.0), similar in some tests( Manhattan 3.1/T-Rex) and even behind in basemark Es 3.1. Furthermore, Mali doesn't throttle like the adreno does. Read anandtech on how adreno 530 has a boost clock to just get higher benchmarks and it throttles so badly after that.

Go figure. And don't comment next time without knowing anything.

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Herodroid, 20 Mar 2016though, can't believe that 8 core CPU is more battery efficient ... moremy goodness..that's not how it works..the number of cores doesnt determine battery drain..the design of the cores does..Jesus..all these noobs commenting on tech sites

  • AnonD-445815

AnonD-509482, 20 Mar 2016exynos version s7 win this time. samsung soc is likely much matu... morethe battery performance hit on the sd820 variant is directly dude to the much more powerfully (25% more powerful) gpu in the SD820. It typically is the gpu that uses the most power (after the display). So its a trade off, but you get a much better graphics performance, destroying everything else in the market. Yup adreno is sticking to its majestic AMD radion heritage.

Inb4 a developer releases a better optimised ROM for SD820 version and the battery life improves.

AnonD-85868, 20 Mar 2016Which phone is using S820 right now to prove that? If you say... moreWhich review is that? The Mi 5 apparently has longer standby time, why the S7 can't?

  • AnonD-454209

Wait, what? Lol after seeing Xiaomi Mi5 battery endurance rating i thought that Snapdragon 820 is the more efficient one. But nevermind, really. If Xiaomi Mi5 can score that high with "only" 3000 mAh, a little tweaks (or software upgrade) can make S7 edge lasts longer too, although the screen resolution could be the case...

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Anony, 20 Mar 2016Wow, the battery life of these phone are different. Performance ... moreBoth, in real world tests exynos is better all round,

  • Angry Mobile Nerd

Lol I predicted this back when Samsung announced India would be getting the Exynos version which was typically followed by outraged Indian users claiming Samsung was cheating them. I said wait and watch the Exynos version will have better battery life and they will back peddle and do a 180 degreen turn and then love the Exynos version. Looks like today is that day.

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AnonD-415893, 20 Mar 2016You want your S7 for: Battery Life: Exynos Performance: SnapdragonNot really. Exynos version got better CPU, audio, battery life and real world performance (app openning speed). Just check youtube videos. In S820 Adreno 530 is probably better for short time. It's overclocked.

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Herodroid, 20 Mar 2016though, can't believe that 8 core CPU is more battery efficient ... moreSnapdragon 820 has only cortex a72 which are power hungry cores whereas exynos has low power consuming cortex a53 cores for light tasks and cortex a57 cores which are only when heavy tasks are ongoing

  • JY

"The Nexus 6P (9:59) will need two full charges to match the Exynos S7 edge, and you better have two spare batteries for the V10 (7:30) if you're looking to keep up with the edges.“

I love this. Will take the Galaxy S7 edge over photos that allow me to have spare batteries any time.

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Herodroid, 20 Mar 2016though, can't believe that 8 core CPU is more battery efficient ... moreI think that the exynos version has better battery life because it uses the low power a53 cores when it plays videos,talk ține etc.These cores are a lot better for battery life eficiency. And anyway,these 8 cores are never used all at full power,most of the ține the CPU is dual-quad core.