The latest version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 version has been released exclusively in Korea. The Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 as the name suggest will have Qualcomm’s fastest and the greatest chip on board instead of the Snapdragon 600 and Exynos 5 Octa found on the regular Galaxy S4s.
A Korean website has extensively tested the battery life of the Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 version and has compared it with other flagship smartphone. The latest version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will have LTE Advanced capabilities and will be one of the first devices to feature the Qualcomm 800 processor. Naturally we are curious of what sort of performance the Galaxy S4 will bring. Playwares went forth and put the Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 through a web browsing test, video playback test and 3D benchmark test.
The guys at Playwares are pros when it comes to tests hence they used Konica Minolita Display Color Analyzer and set the display brightness of the smartphones at the same level. The smartphones were tested at 100 percent brightness and around 230 cd/m2 luminance. The Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 was put against Galaxy Note 2, LG Optimus GK, Galaxy S3, regular Galaxy S4, Galaxy Grand and LG Optimus G. There are other notable smartphones too in the comparison so that you may get a fair look at what the Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 has on offer. Take a look at the tests:
As you can see the Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 faired around the same as the regular Galaxy S4 versions but is rated quite below the competition. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is still the king but we consider it an unfair advantage of bigger battery and less resolution screen. It seems while the Galaxy S4 Snapdragon 800 doesn’t really extend the battery life, it does provide sufficiently more power. Qualcomm has been right when saying that the new Snapdragon 800 chips will provide more power at the same energy expanse.