Its been two days since Samsung took the wraps of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Since the launch, we have been getting new details on both phones from those who have been able to get some hands-on time with the devices. One of such people is a Chinese blogger who has had the chance to compare the Exynos 8895 variants.
Tech blogger @肥威 took to Weibo to say that comparison tests between the Exynos powered variants of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ showed that the larger variant is more powerful. He includes a picture to back up his claim.
The image shows both devices running hardware and software information utility app, AIDA64. The app shows that the Exynos 8895 in the Galaxy S8 is clocked at 2.3GHz while that of the Galaxy S8+ is clocked at nearly 2.5GHz (2.49GHz). The finding has only been reported by him for now but other reviewers might come across it as well.
The difference in clockspeed might be negligible and is not something we haven’t seen before. The Xiaomi Mi 5 (3GB + 32GB) has its Snapdragon 820 SoC clocked at 1.85GHz while the Mi 5 Prime and Pro (3GB + 64GB & 4GB + 128GB) has the same processor clocked at 2.15GHz. There is also no info if this applies to the Snapdragon 835 variant too.
Is the processor difference a reason to settle for the Galaxy S8+? We do not think so. Unless you need that extra screen and battery, the Galaxy S8 is fine.