Snapdragon 810

‘Real-life’ usage opinions on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 on YouTube

Damir Franc is a tech enthusiast and he has taken to YouTube to post his opinions of the much-maligned and embattled Qualcomm product, the Snapdragon 810, based on real-life usage. Arguably, it is your real-life experiences with your digital products that matter – all these tech pundits can probably just eat their words if compared to what users say they experience on a day-to-day basis.

Latest version of Snapdragon 810 used in HTC One M9

There's so much to say about the issues the HTC One M9 is facing. HTC's latest flagship has been under fire for a charging issue which we thought was Google Photos fault at first but it's not. When it first came out, there was also a camera issue which was quickly resolved after an update. And because of that, HTC believes that it can beat the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6 as the company recently proven in a series of tests.

Samsung Galaxy S6 real-life usage speed test by TomGuide

If you still doubt Samsung's marketing machinery that's saying their new flagship, the Galaxy S6, is the best new smartphone in the market, then this might just convince you. (Only if you believe in tests like this though) According to the usage speed test conducted by TomsGuide, Samsung's new baby is the best among almost all the categories or situations where they tested six flagships from various OEMs, namely, the LG G4, iPhone 6, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, and the Asus ZenFone 2.

Sony Xperia Z3 outperforms the Z4 powered by the Snapdragon 810

We were just speaking of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 in OnePlus’s announcement today that they will still be going with the embattled chipset (albeit claiming that it will be a new version of it, without the overheating, of course) with their upcoming flagship, the OnePlus 2. What now we have in this article is a simple real-world test of multitasking and app performance – the year-old Sony Xperia Z3 which sports the already dated but still highly capable Snapdragon 801, versus the new Sony Xperia Z4 with the Snapdragon 810.

Improved version of Snapdragon 810 to appear on OnePlus 2

OnePlus has decided to reveal what internal specs they put on their upcoming flagship – the OnePlus 2 – “piece by piece”. Today, OnePlus starts with the confirmation that it is indeed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 that will power the new flagship smartphone, the same one that has been plagued with rumors of overheating. OnePlus also assures us that it has dealt with that recurring issue.

Qualcomm exec (finally) denies rumors of defective Snapdragon 810

It took them a few months to finally address the rumors, but Qualcomm is vehement in their denial that there's anything wrong with their Snapdragon 810 chip, which caused Samsung to use their own processor in their latest flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Despite other OEMs still opting to use the aforementioned chip, the damage to the reputation of the chipmaker has already been done, and it probably didn't help that they stayed mum about it and are now just talking months later.

Snapdragon 810-powered Xiaomi Mi Note Pro ready for pre-order this May 6

No official launch or announcement from the PR guys of the company but the Snapdragon 810 variant of the Xiaomi Mi Note, aka Mi Note Pro, will soon be available. This is according to Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun himself who shared the good news on his Weibo account. The Chinese executive said that the top model version of the Xiaomi Mi Note will be ready for pre-order starting May 6 in China, all ready to compete in the high-end smartphone category.

Samsung Galaxy S6 a bigger loss for Qualcomm than expected

It was in January this year when Qualcomm divulged that a major manufacturer had backed out of using their new Snapdragon 810 processors/chipsets, something that would negatively impact their bottom line for the quarter, if not the year. They did not name the company, but Samsung had made an announcement that they would be using their own Exynos processors for this year’s flagship, the Galaxy S6. It’s not that difficult to put two and two together.

Samsung unveils Exynos 7 Octa, industry-first 14nm FinFET processor

For a number of years, Samsung has been relying on its 20nm chip production process, giving them the current batch of high-performance Exynos processors they are using today. But with industry competitor Qualcomm still gaining the upper hand in terms of performance and name recall, Samsung is pushing forward with a new 14nm (read: smaller, less power consumption) SoC made through its patented FinFET process – the Exynos 7 Octa processor.
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