There is no clear definition of what an “Android iPhone” might look like. However, when I think of the iPhone, I imagine experiencing polished and consistent hardware and software, efficient processing, and dependable battery life — all working in harmony.
Qualcomm’s 2022 mid-cycle update made a huge difference in efficiency for phones with small batteries and large screens, such as Galaxy Z Fold 4 And the Galaxy Z Flip 4Compared to their predecessors, and now brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Here to take this to a whole new level!
For Android users, this might be our best chip ever, and Samsung promises to make it even better!
The supercharged Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is set to power all Galaxy S23 models worldwide, putting an end to countless issues with Exynos chips.
Although we have yet to get a phone running Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (Version Vivo X90 It’s the first officially announced phone with the new chip), thanks to leaker IceUniverse, we already have a pretty good idea of what the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will bring to the table! That’s exciting!
For starters, Samsung fans should be especially pumped, because Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra It’s set to offer a uniquely overclocked version of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which should make Samsung’s flagship more powerful (at least on paper) than other Android phones powered by the same chip.
Galaxy S23 to run circles around the Exynos Galaxy S22; It brings unseen performance and efficiency improvements to Samsung flagships
Regardless of whether we are talking about the standard or supercharged version of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, we expect the new chip in the Galaxy S23 to bring huge improvements, especially when compared to the Exynos version of Galaxy S22!
- according to Geekbench leaked 5 scores, which tests CPU performance, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should bring no less than 25% better single-core score and 45% better multi-core score compared to Exynos 2200 of Galaxy S22. And this is not the final look of SD 8 Gen 2.
- cpu aside, Leaked GFX benchmarks (Graphics Performance Test) Shows that compared to Exynos 2200, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is improved by at least 60% while being at least 85% more efficient. These are what the tech world calls “unreal” numbers.
The Galaxy S23 is set to match the performance of the A15 Bionic; Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 gets closer to Apple’s A16 Bionic, making Android history
But things are getting interesting because the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered Galaxy S23 will not only be a huge improvement over older Exynos and Qualcomm chips, but designed to match Apple’s A15 Bionic used in iPhone 14 And the iPhone 13 Pro! This may not seem like anything special since Apple’s A16 Bionic still sits comfortably at the top of the food chain when it comes to overall performance, but the truth is that Qualcomm’s previous processors barely managed to reach the performance level of Apple’s three-year-old chips.
- With 1,465 single-cores and 5,180 multi-cores, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is now set to match/exceed Apple’s flagship vanilla iPhone for the first time in history.
- With 1,725 single-core and 4,635 multi-core, Apple’s A15 Bionic from the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 14 may lag slightly behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Galaxy S23.
- For the record, the A16 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 14 Pro has a single-core score of 1,875 and a multi-core score of 5,375, putting it at the top of the food chain.
Galaxy S22 “S”? Samsung is taking a conservative approach, like Apple, to upgrading the Galaxy S23 (and that’s cool!)
The Galaxy S23 ships will hardly look different from its predecessors, but that’s not a problem at all!
Instead of focusing on flashy new designs and bells and whistles, the South Korean company seems to be focusing on one thing, which is to make the Galaxy S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra versions better than their Galaxy S22 counterparts, which are already some of the best Android phones out there.
With better screens, designs, cameras and even software support, a reliable processor across all models and geographies was exactly what Samsung’s flagship phones were missing to reach peak performance!
Honestly, it’s a pure mystery why Samsung took so long to move away from using Exynos chips for its flagship phones sold in some regions of the world. On the other hand, Qualcomm has also taken forever to give us an Apple chip with the promise of great power and efficiency. But we’re almost done now!
The competition in 2023 will be tough; Xiaomi, Google and Apple phones will try to give Samsung a hard time
Xiaomi may be the dark horse in the flagship phone race of 2023.
In the end, it should be noted that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is not intended for Samsung. In fact, plenty of other Android phone makers will already be using a game-changing Qualcomm chip in their flagship phones!
As a matter of fact, the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones were announced on November 22, and they are the new Vivo phones X90, X90 Pro and X90 Pro +. These are currently only available in China and are expected to debut globally in 2-3 months (if Vivo’s X80 launch strategy is repeated).
OnePlusAnd the MotorolaAnd the SonyAnd Oppo etc. Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powered flagships are also expected to be launched in the coming months but the real competition from Samsung here is shaping up to be Xiaomi 13 series, which promises not only the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 but also a 1-inch Sony IMX 989 sensor for the global market, making it an even scarier package.
In case you were wondering, no — I haven’t forgotten about the Google Pixel 7 series of phones! Unfortunately, and ironically, Samsung and the Google-made Tensor G2 may turn out to be 40-50% slower than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, leaving Sundar Pichai & Co out of this “power and efficiency” conversation. At least for this year.
Has Samsung finally gone above and beyond to cement its position as the Android phone maker with faster, more efficient, and more reliable phones? We’ll have to wait for the Galaxy S23 series to find out for sure! So, give it a couple of months…
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