There was confusion ahead, during and even after the Samsung Unpacked press event at Mobile World Congress about which Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge models we'd get in the UK. That's because Samsung announced two different versions, that get different processors, but it took a while to find out which would be released here.

We were told recently, however, that the UK and Europe would get the SGS7 and SGS7 edge that sport Samsung's own octa-core Exynos 8 Octa processor, while other regions would get phones that run on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset.

Among techheads, that then prompted the question of which would be better, the octa-core Exynos or the quad-core Snapdragon?

Evidence has since appeared that points towards an answer. And UK Samsung fans might not like it.

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Benchmark tests published by AnTuTu claim that both the CPU and GPU of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 outperform their equivalents in the Exynos 8 found in the UK models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.


We must point out that benchmark tests are one thing and don't always give a good indication of real world performance. Different factors can also sway tests, giving different results depending on the circumstances and state of a device when the test was undertaken.

However, from this indication, Qualcomm's new chipset looks to not only better the latest Samsung Exynos 8890, especially in graphics performance, it offers more oomph than the Apple A9 chip found in the current iPhones.


We'll be bringing you our in-depth reviews of the UK versions of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge soon, so you can find out if any of the above actually matters.