Samsung Galaxy S7 And Galaxy S7 Edge Review: Hot Android Hardware

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Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Graphics Performance

Next we'll test with GFXBench, which has been one of our standard mobile graphics performance benchmarks for quite a while now. In order to ensure V-sync and resolution isn’t a limiting factor, we will compare Offscreen test results here.

We also ran with Futuremark's 3DMark benchmark, which has been a staple 3D graphics benchmark here across all mobile and desktop platforms for many years. In this case we're running 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, which is targeted for mobile devices and also runs at 720p in offscreen mode, so as to take display resolution out of the equation. We also tossed Basemark X into the mix, which is another cross-platform graphics benchmark.

GFXBench And 3DMark Ice Storm Benchmarks
Android Gaming And Graphics Benchmarks

Galaxy S7 GFX TRex

Galaxy S7 GFX Manhattan

In GFXBenchmark, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Snapdragon 820 lay the competitive field to waste and best the iPhone 6S Plus by a comfortable margin of 12 - 18 percent.

Galaxy S7 3DMark IceStorm Total

Galaxy S7 3DMark IceStorm FPS

3DMark IceStorm, on the other hand, paints a somewhat different picture with a much tighter field of results and scores. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge still take the top slots here (yellow bar for total IceStorm score) but the iPhone 6S is nipping at their heels and Samsung's previous generation Galaxy S6 Edge+ with its octal-core Exynos chip, isn't too far behind. Notice too, in the FPS detail that the iPhone 6S Plus actually leads.

Galaxy S7 BasemarkX Scores

With Basemark X we unfortunately don't have a iPhone 6S to compare to since the app is no longer available for some reason on the App Store. We do have a Snapdragon 810-powered Microsoft Lumia 950XL Windows 10 score for you here though. The nice thing about this test is that it uses a real-world game engine and a popular one at that, Unity, which is a very popular choice among game developers both mobile and otherwise. Here we see Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge edge-out their previous generation Galaxy S6 Edge+, with its octal-core Samsung Exynos processor, by about 8 - 9 percent--a modest gain but a gain nonetheless.

Finally, we'll look at battery life performance and then button things up for you...

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