Snapdragon 810 overheating myth busted? SoC runs cooler than the 801, claims report
We’ve been hearing various Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating reports. If these were only tied to Samsung — remember, Samsung is reportedly ditching Qualcomm because of this purported issue — we’d understand that the South Korean giant is bringing an excuse in order to push its own processors (as Samsung reportedly wants to enter the SoC game).
However, according to a recent report, it looks like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is actually running cooler than its 801 predecessor. The test setup includes a device available on the market running Snapdragon 801 on Full HD display, and a prototype running Snapdragon 810 on a Quad HD display. They’re both being used in the same environment, running the same apps (same game, Asphalt 8, in this particular example, for 30 minutes), and capturing 4K video.
The measurements unveil that under both usage scenarios, the Snapdragon 801 hits its thermal ceiling faster than the Snapdragon 810. This is particularly interesting because of all the “thermal throttling” and “performance drop” reports that have been recently surfacing about the 810 chip itself, and/or smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s fastest SoC.
Of course, until we get our own Snapdragon 810-powered smartphone in our labs, we can (or can not) believe these reports, all reports, but from the charts below, it sure looks like the thermal issue could very well be a non-issue.