Test: Snapdragon 800 CPU uses 25% less energy than Exynos 5 Octa
A new test performed by a Korean website shows the new LTE-A version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 compared with other smartphones. According to the results, the new Snapdragon 800 CPU uses less energy than the current Exynos 5 Octa and other chipsets.
The Snapdragon 800 processor is tested against its competitors in terms of battery life. The testers have made a couple of independent tests – a video test, a 3D test, a web browsing test and a WiFi test. Before the tests, the displays of all handsets have been set to the same brightness using a Display Color Analyzer by Konica Minolta. Each device has been tested at 100% brightness and at 230 cd/m2 luminance.
The Snapdragon 800 processor showed almost the same results as the Exyson version of the phone. Both Samsung Galaxy S4 versions scored poorly compared with other smartphones like the Galaxy Note 2 or the LG Optimus GK. The two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 performed much better in the video playback test and they lasted longer compared with all devices except the Galaxy Note 2.
In the Battery test of the GLBenchmark suite, the Snapdragon 800 processor performed better than the Exynos 5 Octa chipset. According to the test, the new model with Snapdragon 800 has 25% more battery life. If the results are supported by other independent testers, then Qualcomm is going to fulfill its promise to deliver an increased performance without decreasing of the battery life. More details about the new chipset are expected prior its launch and we can see other test comparisons. The Snapdragon 800 will power also the new Sony Xperia Z ultra, the HTC One Max, the LG G2 and other smartphones.