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

Android’s iPhone…

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

Unfortunately for me (as a Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro user), instead of making them Android iPhones, what’s keeping the Pixels from being as powerful and efficient as Google’s Samsung-made Tensor chips has proven to be what it takes to be possible. But fortunately there is Qualcomm!The Snapdragon chipmaker undertook a major marketing overhaul when it released the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset in 2021. I say “marketing overhaul” because the 8 Gen 1 didn’t really represent a noticeable step forward, despite a new name being the Snapdragon 888. Surprisingly, however, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1!

Qualcomm’s mid-cycle refresh for 2022 made a big difference in efficiency for phones with small batteries and large displays, such as the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 compared to its predecessors and now all 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 had and Samsung promises to make it even better!

A supercharged Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 powering all Galaxy S23 models worldwide and ending countless problems with Exynos chips

Although 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 Leakster IceUniverse we already have a very good idea of ​​what the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will bring to the table! 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 that should make Samsung’s flagships slightly more powerful (on paper, at least) than other Android phones with the same chip.

Galaxy S23 to spin circles around Exynos Galaxy S22; brings unprecedented performance and efficiency improvements for Samsung flagships

Whether it’s the standard or supercharged version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, we’re expecting huge improvements from the new chip in the Galaxy S23, especially when compared to the Exynos version of the Galaxy S22!

  • Corresponding leaked Geekbench 5 results, who test the CPU performance, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 should bring at least 25% better single-core score and whopping 45% better multi-core score compared to the Exynos 2200 from the Galaxy S22. And that’s not even the final form of the SD 8 Gen 2.

  • CPU aside, leaked GFX benchmarks (Graphics performance testing) show that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is at least 60% better than the Exynos 2200 while also being at least 85% more efficient. This is what the tech world calls “unreal” numbers

Galaxy S23 is said to match the performance of the A15 Bionic; Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 comes close to Apple’s A16 Bionic and writes Android history

But things just keep getting 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 rival Apple’s own A15 Bionic used in the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13 Pro! This might seem like nothing special given that Apple’s A16 Bionic still sits comfortably at the top of the food chain in terms of overall performance, but the truth is that previous Qualcomm processors have barely been able 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 will now match/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 should fall just 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, Apple-like approach to the Galaxy S23 upgrade (and that’s great!)

While this won’t make everyone happy, it seems so Samsung is taking a more conservative approach to next year’s Galaxy “S” upgrade that’s 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 focused on one thing and that’s making the Galaxy S23, S23+ and S23 Ultra better versions of their Galaxy S22 counterparts, some of which already are 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 lacked to excel!

Honestly, it’s a complete mystery as to why it took Samsung so long to move away from using Exynos chips in 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 promises of great performance and efficiency. But now we’re almost there!

The competition in 2023 will be tough; Phones from Xiaomi, Google and Apple will try to make life difficult for Samsung

In the end, it is worth remembering that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is not exclusive to Samsung. In fact, many other Android phone makers will, and will, use Qualcomm’s groundbreaking chip in their flagship phones!

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

oneplus, Motorola Sony, Oppo, etc. are also expected to launch Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 flagships in the coming months, but Samsung’s real competition here is shaping up 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 for an even more intimidating package.

In case you’re wondering, no – I haven’t forgotten Google’s Pixel 7 series! Unfortunately, and ironically, the Samsung and Google-made Tensor G2 might turn out to be 40-50% slower than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, putting Sundar Pichai & co out of that “performance and efficiency” talk. At least for this year.

Has Samsung finally done everything it can to cement its position as the Android phone maker with the fastest, most efficient, and most reliable phones? We’ll have to wait for the Galaxy S23 series to find out for sure! So give him a few months…

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