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Best Exynos Powered Smartphones of 2015



Best Exynos Powered Smartphones of 2015

Many of tech community is familiar with that Samsung just not manufacturer their mobiles but rather also provides products like display, camera modules to other mobile brands out there. But the company also produces the most important part of a Smartphone, the chipset. Samsung has been making its in-house processors since the launch of its first Galaxy S smartphone in the 2010 year. The Exynos processors have been growing its market ever since, powering devices from other brands like Lenovo and Meizu for instance. It has grown into something bigger & better, as it now powers the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The company decided to use its much powerful & efficient Exynos 7420 chipset over the controversial Snapdragon 810. We have listed best device that are being powered by the Samsung’s Exynos processor.

Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6

Even before launching their flagship in March this year, it has been known that new Exynos chipset would be powering the device. But at this point, looking at the benchmark results, it is clear that this new 7420 silicon beast can go through any benchmark like a hot knife going through butter. The reason being first 14nm FinFET chipset, it is a most advanced chipset ever built when talking about the power & efficiency at a time. Inside is the octa-core 64-bit powered CPU that is swear by the ARMv8 instruction set. The chipset flaunts four Cortex-A57 cores that can clock up to 2.1 GHz and another four Cortex-A53 that can boast clocking up to 1.5 GHz. So, with this beastly combination you get powerful processing speed at your fingertips.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 / Note Edge

Galaxy Note 4 vs Note Edge Comparison

Marked as the phablet king, the Note 4/ Note Edge was announced last year in two different variants, one with Snapdragon 805 and another with Exynos 5433 chipset. This Octa-core chipset was based on ARMv8 architecture, which uses four Cortex A53 cores and four Cortex A57 cores. While the Snapdragon 805 variant only has a 32-bit chip, the Exynos 5433 is an Octa-core processor supports both, 32 and 64-bit. This chipset supports hardware features on Note 4, like 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 3GB of RAM, 16MP rear camera with OIS and 3220 mAh battery, while Note Edge packs 5.6-inch screen and a little lower 3000mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Last year’s flagship from Samsung, which was first announced in February and rolled out around the world later in March. It also came with two different chipset, mostly rolled out region wise. The first being Snapdragon 801 while the second was the Exynos 5422. It consisted four 1.9 GHz Cortex A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 cores, combining to be the powerhouse of CPU. The S5 was company’s first water-resistant smartphone, and it featured 5.1-inch display, as well as 16MP rear camera. But do remember that the Exynos variant of this device doesn’t support LTE connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Back

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

This smartphone-camera hybrid device from Samsung is a hit among smartphone photography enthusiasts, as it provides the utility of smartphone and media capture like DSLR. The K Zoom packs an Exynos5 Hexa 5260 processor, adding four 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 cores and two 1.7 GHz Cortex A15 cores. The 5260 implements the ideal big.LITTLE, which has a memory bandwidth of 12.8 GB/s implying that a 64-bit LPDDR3-1600 interface was used on it. The camera capabilities include a massive 20.7MP rear camera with 10x optical zoom and xenon flash.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Galaxy Alpha - Toolbox

The Galaxy Alpha was the first smartphone from Samsung that sports a full metallic body. While at the time of its launch, it was the thinnest smartphone from the Korean giant at 6.7mm. There are two variants of the device: one that uses Quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset while the second one incorporates an Octa-core Exynos 5430 chipset. Both variants come with a 4.7-inch display, a 12MP rear camera, 32GB non-expandable storage and a small 1860mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy A7

Samsung Galaxy A7

This is now the thinnest smartphones from Samsung at 6.7mm, which was launched last year in September with other A series of smartphones. While other devices pack only Snapdragon processor, this one come in two variants, the second one being the Exynos processor, the 5430 to be exact. The 5.5-inch sized device isn’t exactly available everywhere, but sport a beautiful metal body that is very rare to be found on a Samsung device.

There are many devices out there in the market that packs Samsung’s Exynos processor, but we haven’t included them in the list. The reason being we wanted this list to be relevant to this year. And if any devices worthy of this list shall launch later this year, then you would be seeing an updated list. Watch out this space.


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