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  1. BandOfBrothers

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    From every review that I have read, in day to day use you will not see any difference. The highly technical reviews indicate slight differences in their operating speed, battery consumption and temperature. The greater difference the typical user might see could lie with the 2 different camera sensors with the Sony version having an edge over the Samsung.Just one ignorant fools opinion.
     
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    In the benchies i've seen the Exynos 8890 is faster than the Snapdragon 820 in multicore situations and slightly slower in single core operations. So you could argue that US users are getting a raw deal (if you're a gamer) depends on what you are doing with the phone. The difference is negligible either way to the human eye and you only see these differences noted in benchmarks.
     
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    I'm not a gamer so would be using it heavily for Internet use ~ oh and the odd call and text too. ;)

    The informative parts about temperature and speed caught my eye.
     
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    Yep i don't care either way to be honest, all i know is it's massively faster than my old S5 and quite a bit quicker than the S6 edge that i had for a short time.
     
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    I think that the differences between those S7 processors is completely dependent on your specific use of your phone. Everybody has different needs and expectations so if you're a more demanding mobile device type you'll see an advantage (and really, it's a human trait to fool ourselves into perceiving some things are just 'better'), but for most consumers it's mostly irrelevant. As far as day to day usage one doesn't have significance over the other, you'd have to have both at the same time to do a side by side comparison.
     
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    That sounds like good sense to me

    As I'm potentially coming from using an iPhone 6 Plus I would like to see the S7 Edge out perform it.

    Must say that even though I'm a new member here on Day 1 the forum is easy to use and navigate with really good advice in my thread and indeed in others I've been reading up on too.
     
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    I'd suggest not comparing iPhone and Android phone hardware numbers too closely. Each has a different development background. Apple has really tight control over the components that are used for its phones, along with how they're manufactured. Also, iOS itself is customized and optimized to run specifically on Apple's hardware. Android on the other hand is a more universal environment. The Android operating system is developed to run on a much, much wider range of hardware, phones with different specifications, different build qualities, and for different market segments. So an iPhone can have slightly lower spec numbers in a direct, one-to-one comparison to a specific Android phone but it's just not a realistic comparison. An iPhone functionally runs more efficiently but it's a relatively closed environment, an advantage for Android phones being it exists in a much more expansive, open ecosystem.
     
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    Interesting piece via the Forbes link. Thank you. :)

    Seems for my user requirements the difference between them wouldn't indeed be noticeable.

    As I mentioned I'm not a gamer. The casual use of a game to pass some time is as far as I get.

    The difference in quick charge isn't a deal breaker either.
     
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    "The major new feature with 3.0 is INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage), which allows for a fined tuned power output and a more optimized charging cycle. Firstly, different batteries require different charging voltages. Version 2.0 supported four modes at varying power levels, 5 volts/2amps, 9V/2A, 12V/1.67A, and a 20 volt option. Quick Charge 3.0’s INOV communicates with the device to request any voltage between 3.2V and 20V at 200mV increments, allowing for a wider selection of voltages."

    Selecting the correct voltage would help increase battery life. Something I would want in a phone that I can't replace the battery. If the battery gets too hot, QC 3.0 would sense that and lower the voltage in order to save the battery. QC 2.0 won't lower the voltage thus reducing the life of the battery.
     
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    Give articles like that Forbes one some careful critical thought. While it does have a lot of benchmark data, the summations are primarily centered on just hardware. The issue being that any flagship model is going to have pretty impressive specs anyway, a much more important matter is day to day usage by average users. I think this Arstechnica review is more comprehensive in that it covers a wider scope:
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/03/samsung-galaxy-s7-and-s7-edge-review-the-galaxy-s6-2-0/

    (Really I just rag on Forbes in general. Under a deceptive pretense of ad-blockers, their site blocks access to those who have ad-blocking enabled. For my own reasons I don't have any ad-blockers in my browsers but I do have filtering in place to monitor third-party, tracking cookies. Forbes won't let me view their site unless I disable those filters -- both NoScript and PrivacyBadger need to be disabled or deprecated. So for anyone who cares, Forbes does install tracking cookies into your browser while lying about their intentions.)
     
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    Duly noted about Forbes and did notice it wouldn't load with my content blocker on my iPad.

    The link was very informative so thank you for that.
     
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    I've stopped visiting any articles from Forbes for that reason. They used to force you to move your mouse to the upper right to get past that first page but as you have said, they just block you now if you're using an ad-blocker.

    Also, I personally think too much of a think is made about the different processors in the phones. Every time Samsung does this, it always ends up being a competition of one vs the other with all these benchmarks and for the vast majority of people I am willing to bet that they would never be able to tell any discernible difference.
     
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    When I'm looking to invest in something especially if it's costing over £600 I like to do some homework to make an informed decision.

    This is where forums like these and YouTube , reviews and hand on come into play.

    I agree that specs can be interpreted differently and for the most part a person does not become too concerned unless searching for a resolution to an issue.
     
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    I don't think the SD820 is faster the Exynos 8890 in fact, I think it's the other way around. Screenshot_20160328-192942.png Screenshot_20160328-193220.png
    Sorry about the 2 screenshots but Antutu wouldn't allow me to see all my results simultaneously.
    Obviously, mine is the one on the left with the Exynos and the one on the right has the Snap Dragon. CPU-wise, I believe mine to be superior but the difference in real time usage is absolutely negligible. The big difference, at least in my experience, is on the 3D, meaning that the Adreno 530 GPU performs noticeably better than the Mali T880-MP12.
    I'd like to learn about other users' experience on the matter.
    Thanks.
     

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