Snapdragon : attention à ce petit plus qui change la donne sur les smartphones

Snapdragon : attention à ce petit plus qui change la donne sur les smartphones

Usually, the Plus version of Snapdragon chips just improves performance and that’s it. The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 breaks this habit and proves to be a much better option than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

When we advise you on technology purchases, we always try to highlight the lines of demarcation that exist between one product and another. LCD or Oled screen for a smartphone or a television, fast or slow charging, gyro or torque sensor for an electric bicycle, etc.

This article follows this goal by insisting on a very specific point: if you have to choose between a phone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, always choose the 8+ Gen 1. We explain why.

It’s hot, it’s burning

Earlier in the year, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 quickly established itself as a power monster, unabashedly gobbling up its competitors in synthetic benchmarks. But there was a problem that all the tests revealed: the heating was, at best, quite annoying, at worst, unacceptable.

Unfortunately, some smartphones we tested paid the price. We also tend to be even more picky about chips from the high-end segment, since these are devices designed to be used for a long time, given the investment they entail.

However, a hot chip inevitably leads to a hot battery. And batteries don’t like it at all. It is the security of ending up with a device whose autonomy is greatly reduced after one or two years. In addition, the heat that the chip releases brings another even more pressing problem: in the event of a heat wave, for example, or if you use your phone to play games, it may simply become unusable. In products of 800 euros or more, this is a stain.

A little more and everything changes

Fortunately, a suitor arrives to get us out of this thorny situation. The name of it: the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (the difference is subtle). Over the last few weeks we have started to accumulate tests of phones that are equipped with it. And the difference is remarkable to say the least.

OnePlus 10T (24)

We already easily notice that the Plus chip tends to show lower scores than the basic one. Judge instead with OnePlus 10 Pro, with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and its counterpart, OnePlus 10T with 8+ Gen 1.

Model OnePlus 10 Pro OnePlus 10T
AnTuTu 9 811491 754073
CPU AnTuTu 150160 126624
GPU AnTuTu 414403 416631
AnTuTu MEM 117469 100661
AnTuTu UX 129459 110157
PC 3.0 Brand 11425 10443
3DMark wildlife 9659 N/A
3DMark Wild Life Average Frame Rate 57.80FPS N/A
3DMark Wildlife Extreme N/A 2696
3DMark Wild Life Extreme Average Frame Rate N/A 16FPS
GFXBench Aztec Vulkan/Metal high (onscreen/offscreen) 59 / 47FPS 60 / 47FPS
GFXBench Car Chase (on screen/off screen) 60 / 96FPS 60 / 97FPS
GFXBench Manhattan 3.0 (on screen/off screen) 60 / 229FPS 60 / 218FPS
Sequential Read/Write 1531/1207MB/s 1637/1108MB/s
Random Read/Write 66244/67250 IOPS 23462/67117 IOPS

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