Unlike their predecessors (which only ship with the Exynos 7420 chipset), the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are available in two variants. There is the Snapdragon 820 model, and the Exynos 8890 variant. For us Malaysians, we are receiving the latter model, which is a good thing: it appears to be faster than the Snapdragon 820 variant.
The videos below show that the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S7 duo loads applications and games faster than the Snapdragon 820 counterpart. In certain cases, by a huge margin as well, especially in games. This disparity in performance is pretty odd, considering how much more powerful the Snapdragon 820 processor is in AnTuTu’s ranking.
While this shows that the Exynos Galaxy S7 is faster than the Snapdragon 820 model, only the processing power is really tested in these videos; there doesn’t seem to be any emphasis given on the GPU side of things, which the Snapdragon 820 is much more capable at. Of course, the disparity in performance could also be a matter of optimisation on Samsung’s part.
Regardless, we can be sure that both variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are very capable devices. If you’re particular about getting the more powerful variant of the two, the Exynos model certainly seems to be the better choice.