Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has debuted with a significant performance boost over its predecessor, but it seems to have outperformed even the flagship chips.
According to benchmark tests conducted by members of the Android Authority, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 managed to outperform other high-end chips, such as Tensor G2, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, and Exynos 2200 in multi-core tests.
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 was tested against various smartphones such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra (both Snapdragon and Exynos variants), Galaxy S23 Ultra, OnePlus 11, Pixel 7 Pro, Asus ROG Phone 6, and Nothing Phone (1). The tests revealed that the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 beat its competitors in both single-core and multi-core tests, except for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, which performed comparably to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Regarding GPU performance, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 was not as impressive as its CPU performance but still beat the Exynos 2200, Tensor G2, and Snapdragon 778G Plus.
One of the most intriguing findings came from the 3DMark Wild Life stress test, where the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 showed something unique, maintaining a consistent performance throughout the test. In comparison, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 started to decline from 14,000, dropped to 9,000, and then stabilized. The Asus ROG Phone 6 also started dropping from 10,000, dropped to 5,000, and kept declining. The Galaxy S22 Ultra also dropped from 10,000 and maintained its performance at 5,000. However, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 remained above 7,000 at the test’s beginning and end.
While the ability to maintain stable performance is impressive, the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 is expected to perform well in power consumption, making it an excellent option for many mid-range smartphones. However, for most users, it may be over-specified.
In conclusion, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 has impressive performance in benchmark tests, outperforming even the flagship chips. This chip’s excellent performance and power efficiency make it a desirable choice for many mid-range smartphones. With the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2, Qualcomm has set a new standard for mobile processors.