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Galaxy S23 makes Android history! Samsung beats the performance and efficiency of the iPhone 14 for the first time

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There’s no clear definition of what “Android’s iPhone” might look or feel like. But when I think of the iPhone, I envision a polished and consistent software and hardware experience, efficient processing, and reliable battery life – all working in harmony.

Unfortunately for me (as a Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro user), instead of turning them into Android iPhones, Google’s Samsung-made Tensor chips turned out to prevent the Pixels from being as powerful and efficient as possible . But luckily there is Qualcomm!The Snapdragon chipmaker underwent a major marketing overhaul when it released the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset in 2021. I say “marketing overhaul” since the 8 Gen 1, despite a new name, wasn’t really a noticeable step up from the snapdragon 888. Surprisingly, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 was!

Qualcomm’s mid-2022 refresh made a big difference in efficiency for phones with small batteries and large screens, such as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, compared to their predecessors, and now brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is here to take this to a whole new level!

Android users, this might be the best chip we’ve ever had, and Samsung promises to make it even better!

A super-powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 kit to power all Galaxy S23 models worldwide, ending countless problems with Exynos chips

While we still don’t have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powered phone (the Vivo X90 is the first officially announced phone with the new chip), thanks to leak IceUniverse we already have a very good idea of ​​​​what the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has to offer! And it’s exciting!

For starters, Samsung fans should be particularly excited, and that’s because the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra will bring a unique, overclocked version of the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which should make Samsung’s flagships ever so slightly more powerful (at least on paper) than other Android phones with the same chip.

Galaxy S23 revolves around Exynos Galaxy S22; brings unprecedented performance and efficiency improvements to Samsung flagships

Regardless of whether we’re talking about the standard or supercharged version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, we expect the new chip in the Galaxy S23 to bring massive improvements, especially when compared to the Exynos version of the Galaxy S22!

  • According to leaked Geekbench 5 scores, which tests CPU performance, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should deliver at least a 25% better single-core score and a whopping 45% better multi-core score compared to the Galaxy S22’s Exynos 2200. And that’s not even the final shape of the SD 8 Gen 2.

  • CPU aside, leaked GFX benchmarks (graphics performance tests) show that compared to the Exynos 2200, the 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

Galaxy S23 set to match A15 Bionic’s performance; Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 comes close to Apple’s A16 Bionic and makes Android history

But it’s getting more and more interesting as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powered Galaxy S23 will not only be a huge improvement over older Exynos and Qualcomm chips, but will also match Apple’s own A15 Bionic that’s coming into the market. iPhone 14 and iPhone 13Pro! This may not seem like much of a stretch given that Apple’s A16 Bionic is still comfortably at the top of the food chain when it comes to overall performance, but the truth is that previous Qualcomm processors have barely managed to match the performance levels of Apple’s three-year-old chips.

  • With 1,465 single-core and 5,180 multi-core, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is now poised to match or surpass Apple’s vanilla iPhone flagship 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 could lag slightly behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Galaxy S23
  • For the record, the A16 Bionic chip powering 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, Apple-esque approach to the Galaxy S23 upgrade (which is great!)

Although this doesn’t make everyone happy, it seems like it Samsung is taking a more conservative approach to next year’s Galaxy “S” upgrade, which is reminiscent of what Apple did that with the iPhone 14 (after the iPhone 13). Gone are the days when Samsung tried to change its flagship phone strategy every year.

Instead of focusing on new flashy designs and bells and whistles, the South Korean company seems to be focusing on one thing, and that is to make the Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra better versions of their Galaxy S22- counterparts, which are already some of the best Android phones out there.

With top-notch displays, designs, cameras, and even software support, a reliable processor across all models and geographies was just what Samsung’s flagship phones were missing to achieve peak performance!

Honestly, it’s a pure mystery why it took Samsung so long to stop using Exynos chips for its flagship phones sold in some parts of the world. On the other hand, Qualcomm also took forever to give us an Apple-grade chip with the promise of great power and efficiency. But we’re almost there now!

Competition in 2023 will be tough; phones from Xiaomi, Google and Apple will make it difficult for Samsung

Ultimately, it’s worth remembering that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 isn’t reserved for Samsung. In fact, a ton of other Android phone makers will adopt and already use Qualcomm’s groundbreaking chip in their flagship phones!

In fact, the first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones were announced on November 22, and they’re Vivo’s new X90, X90 Pro and X90 Pro+ flagships. These are currently only available in China and are expected to debut globally in about 2-3 months (if Vivos X80 rollout strategy is to be repeated).

OnePlus, motorola, Sony, Oppo, etc are also expected to launch flagships with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the coming months, but Samsung’s real competition here will be the Xiaomi 13 series, promising not only the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 but also a 1-inch Sony IMX 989 sensor for the global market, making for an even more intimidating package.

In case you’re wondering, no – I haven’t forgotten Google’s Pixel 7 series! Sadly, and ironically, the Samsung and Google-made Tensor G2 could 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 done everything it can to cement its position as an Android phone maker with the fastest, most efficient, and most reliable phones? We’ll have to wait for the Galaxy S23 series to know for sure! So give it a few months…

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