Samsung in the recently released flagship Galaxy S23 series models, in addition to the existing power-saving mode (reduce screen brightness, CPU speed limit to 70%), also the performance mode subdivided into Standard and Light two modes.
According to the description on the page, Standard mode is “a balance of processing speed, battery life and heat dissipation to provide recommended output”. The Light mode “prioritizes battery life and heat dissipation over processing speed”.
In Golden Reviewer’s tests, the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s Cortex-X3 core dropped from a clock speed of 3.36 GHz to 2.84 GHz when switching from Standard to Light.
The performance of the Prime core also decreases, from 60.86 points in SPECint06 Big Core to 55.12. Power consumption drops from 4.90 W to 2.97 W.
The above figures show that Samsung’s Light mode is 90% of Standard performance, significantly improving the Galaxy S23’s battery life.
The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s performance score in Light mode drops by 15 percent.
Standard mode single-core score of 1604, a multi-core score of 5311
Light mode single-core score of 1377 points, multi-core score of 4896 points
From the score, the Samsung Galaxy S23 series will have 10-15% less performance when the Light mode is turned on, thus improving efficiency and extending battery life. Even in Light mode, the Galaxy S23 series still outperforms Android phones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.