LG Clarifies That Snapdragon 808 Is More Powerful Than 810
LG G4 is to come with Snapdragon 808. The first thing that comes to mind after looking at the processor model is: “Hmm. LG has taken a step down with that chip.” But this is not the case.
The head of mobile of LG UK Andy Coughlin has said that the processor used in LG G4 is not any less powerful than Snapdragon 810. Coughlin told TechRadar that the company has been working with Qualcomm on Snapdragon 808 before G Flex 2 — LG’s curved screen smartphone which is powered by Snapdragon 810 — came to the market.
“The (new Snapdragon 808) is not a step down – it might look that way to some because of ‘number crunching’ (that the number is smaller and therefore the chip inferior),” he further said. “We can get into cores if you want, but we don’t believe you need lots and lots of cores to actually give great efficiency, it’s about how you use those cores and the efficiency of the chip.”
Yes Mr. Coughlin, the world has learned this lesson from Apple, looking at how they manage to give best performance on just two cores.
The Snapdragon 808 is a hexa-core chip, which apparently looks inferior to the octa-core 810. However, Coughlin disagrees explaining that the 808 used in LG G4 has better navigational capabilities and improved battery life.
It still seems odd that LG is not going for the 810 in its next flagship. The Snapdragon 810 reportedly has issues like overheating so it might be the case LG opted for Snapdragon 808. But we are going to believe Mr. Coughlin.