There have been questions raised recently about the upcoming Snapdragon 810 chipset.
There was worry enough to cause Samsung to allegedly drop it from the upcoming Galaxy S6 and LG dismissed it as a non-issue.
So it turns out that someone else harboured these concerns and decided to ran some tests on both the new Snapdragon 810 and 801 to see how the new chipset would compare to what is familiar to all of us.
The tests compared the skin temperatures (the temperature of the surface of the device) in a 25º Celsius room temperature environment.
So, two tests were run, on with Asphalt 8 being played in order to check for gaming performance and another where 4K videos were recorded on the devices.
As you can see by the image above here is a visible difference between the temperatures reached by the 801 Snapdragon and the 810 new version. The new version reached around 40ºC while the older version reached 45ºC.
Now this is where you can see a significant difference between the old and the new. The new 810 reached 35ºC while the older version 801 reached 43ºC. This is a significant difference that definitely can be felt by the user while holding the device.
These tests show that the new generation of the chip is indeed cooler than the older versions but we need to consider that in other situations regarding device design an ambient temperature these results may change…