Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked Against Snapdragon 820 & More

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Qualcomm's new mobile processor, the Snapdragon 835, has been benchmarked using the Chinese benchmarking tool AnTuTu, among others. The tool was used to compare the Snapdragon 835 against other processors including previous Snapdragon chipsets and Apple's A10 Fusion processor. The Snapdragon 820, 808, 805, and 800 mobile processors were included in the benchmark comparison as an indicator of performance differences between the models.

The Snapdragon 835 was also benchmarked using other tools such as GeekBench 4. On GeekBench 4 tests, the newest member of the Snapdragon family scored 2048 points on single-core tests. With a score of 6484 points on the multi-core test, the Snapdragon 835 had the highest score amongst all compared processors. The only processor to come close to the Snapdragon 835 was Apple's A10 Fusion with a score of 5610 points. When you focus on the single-core results you see that the Snapdragon 835 wasn't leading the scoring parade. While it does outperform previous Snapdragon models it scored 1410 points lower than the A10 Fusion which had a score of 3458.

The PCMark Work 2.0 benchmarking tool was used to test the Snapdragon 835's performance and power usage. PCMark Work 2.0 measures performance while browsing the web and scoring based on how well the device handles page rendering, as well as with other activities including playing, saving and editing video files. The tool also takes into consideration the time needed to create, save and edit documents and graphics. Finally, PCMark Work 2.0 also scores on Data Manipulation, taking note of the time needed to read from various file types.

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The Snapdragon 835 did quite well and accumulated 8042 points, with the older Snapdragon 820 coming in second with 5578. The Apple A10 Fusion was not tested as no PCMark tool exists for Apple products. It is important to note that as the model numbers went down in the Snapdragon line, so did the scores. This indicates that Qualcomm is consistently improving their Snapdragon processor line with each new release. The Snapdragon 835 has the high score with other benchmarking tools as well, including the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited as well as GFXBench v4. The Snapdragon 835 accumulated 181,228 points with AnTuTu benchmark tests while the iPhone 7 scored only 170,124 points. Qualcomm's new processor is likely to be powering some Windows 10 devices as well, and these tests could be a good indicator of the performance capabilities those devices will have.