As those who follow the tech scene closely should probably be aware of by now, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is launched in two chipset variants, with one powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset and the other by Samsung’s very own Exynos chipset. This depends on which market the handset has been launched in.
Now technically both phones should perform roughly the same as we’re sure that’s the experience that Samsung is striving for, but the question is do they? That’s what the folks at PhoneBuff decided to find out in a speed test that compares both the Snapdragon 835 and Exynos variant next to each other in a speed test.
As PhoneBuff points out, there are some differences in the hardware and core configuration, and in the test it was discovered that the Exynos version is ever so slightly faster than the Qualcomm variant. However the differences are almost negligible with just a few seconds, so in the real world you shouldn’t really be able to feel it unless you were to compare them side-by-side, and to Samsung’s credit, they have done a good job at trying to keep the experience as close together as possible.
That being said since the chipsets vary by market, it’s not as if you could choose either variant anyway, but know that even if you could, it probably wouldn’t have made that big of a difference.