Samsung Galaxy S22: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model tends to last longer in battery life tests than Exynos 2200 equivalent
DxOMark has published battery test results for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 version of the Galaxy S22, one of three flagship smartphones that Samsung has released this year. For context, Samsung sells the Galaxy S22 with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in most markets and the Exynos 2200 in others, including Europe. While the website has already established differences in camera quality between the two chipsets, it turns out that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has a battery advantage in some scenarios.
It is worth stressing that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 does not fare particularly well when it comes to battery life, either. In DxOMark's view, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered model ranks 60th in its battery leaderboard, putting it behind the likes of the iPhone 12 mini and the Pixel 5. However, it comfortably outscores its Exynos 2200-powered sibling, which resides in 64th place.
As the screenshots below show, DxOMark's tests determined that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 model lasts 10 hours longer than its Exynos 2200 equivalent during phone calls. In comparison, the gap narrows to 2 hours when streaming music, but the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 version of the Galaxy S22 falls about 41 hours short of the iPhone 13 mini in this regard. Incidentally, both versions of the Galaxy S22 last about as long as each other using the camera or GPS continuously.
Conversely, the Exynos 2200 model achieves superior runtimes under heavy GPU load, a trend that continues to streaming videos. Overall, neither version of the Galaxy S22 performs well in battery life tests, which is also true of the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 FE that we reviewed with Exynos chipsets.