Qualcomm is known for its chipsets every year setting a new performance standard for flagship devices. Each top SoC from the Snapdragon series is immediately compared with competing systems from Samsung, Apple, Mediateka or Huawei. Despite this, people who have the latest flagship, rarely decide to change their device after one year of use. The jump in the performance of mobile processors is usually negligible. However, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 changes it, because the first tests appeared, which show a performance jump of 40%.
Research shows that the average smartphone owner exchanges his device on average every two years. This period is not only due to the manufacturer’s limited warranty. The truth is that the flagships shown for several years are hardly different from their predecessors. Only the replacement of the equipment with a new model by two generations gives a noticeable increase in computing power. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is a very successful SoC, which has been used not only in smartphones, but also in always-connected PCs. Everything points to the fact that this year’s flagship with Snapdragon 845 will be the proverbial speed demons.
Snapdragon 845 has been tested with the Qualcomm Reference Design
Qualcomm Reference Design is nothing more than a fully functional smartphone equipped with a commercial version of the company’s latest SoC and development software. This time, Qualcomm decided to present his new chipset on a smartphone with a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440p and 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The new Snapdragon 845 is equipped with faster cores, a more efficient graphics chip, a better processor for image processing and, of course, a faster LTE modem.
How does this all translate into performance? In most tests, you can see the CPU acceleration by 25% — 30% (in some it is even 44%). In contrast, the graphics card in some benchmarks turned out to be more efficient than the Apple system with the iPhone X.