After a few years living in the shadow of their Snapdragon counterparts, Samsung’s Exynos chipset finally looks like it will compete with Qualcomm’s latest platform processor in the same gaming console. A few days ago, there were reports that the Snapdragon 888 could boast better battery life as its cores are less worn compared to the Exynos 2100, but a new video on YouTube now identifies the Exynos 2100 as a champion in the battery department.
Some may ridicule the idea of relying on YouTube video to determine if a device works better than another device in a particular department. However, this four-and-a-half-minute video produced by PBKReviews puts two Galaxy S21 Ultra devices, one with Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100, to the test with a series of performance-oriented tests.
To rate the playground, the reviewer charged both devices to 100 percent, and then set both screens set to 100 percent brightness, with a variable light off and a white background to see how much the battery would cost. 10 minutes after check-in, the Snapdragon device was 31.7 degrees while the Exynos device was 32.2 degrees – both devices were 97 percent.
Then they use the “generic battery drain app” to load CPUs on heavy loads to see how the battery is draining. Eight minutes later, Spapdragon began to blur the screen as it was heated to 46.3 degrees while Exynos began to fade later by 44.9 degrees. The video also started using a battery extraction system, after eight minutes and 17 seconds, Spapdragon was 87% 49.8 degrees, while the Exynos 2100 was 89% 46.6 degrees.
While this 2 percent difference may sound small to most, it would definitely grow if the test went on for a long time. Also, Samsung’s Exynos, which is apparently a subset after years of severely disappointing Exynos 990 chipset, has apparently made significant progress in their chipset department. It remains to be seen whether Samsung will widen the gap with its upcoming chipsets and AMD GPUs – we find out later this year.