A lot of people think that Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are currently the best smartphones. However, Samsung has decided to not supper one feature which is supported by competitive flagship smartphones, e.g. LG G5 and Xiaomi Mi5.

The newest Samasung‘s flagship smartphones (i.e. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge) released in India have Exynos 8890 SoC instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Currently, only versions available in China and the U.S. are equipped with the newest SoC from Qualcomm. The Snapdragon 820 supports new quick battery charging technology, i.e. Quick Charge 3.0, which is supported by LG G5 and Xiaomi Mi5. However, this feature is not supported by Samsung‘s smartphones, even by China and U.S. versions. Why?

The answer is simple. Exynos 8890 SoC provides charging speed comparable with Quick Charge 2.0. Therefore, Samsung has decided that they will disable Quick Charge 3.0 in their smartphones with Snapdragon 820 on board. I think that this is political decision, because customers could complain about this difference. I know that Snapdragon 820 provides much better performance than Exynos 8890 (you can check the latest AnTuTu benchmark results), but Samsung claims that the performance is practically the same. However, every user can measure the charging time very easily.