Exynos 1080 vs Snapdragon 865 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 1080 (with Mali-G78 MP10 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus (Adreno 650). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Samsung Exynos 1080
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~24%)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (3100 vs 2800 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
703645
723087
CPU 181167 192608
GPU 256274 243249
Memory 125393 133307
UX 141818 155856
Total score 703645 723087

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 153.1 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 30 images/s -
Speech recognition 53.1 words/s -
Machine learning 53.7 images/s -
Camera shooting 25.9 images/s -
HTML 5 3.53 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 875.8 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability - 82%
Graphics test - 25 FPS
Score - 4175

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 74 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 28 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 104 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 56 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[High]
Device - Asus ROG Phone 3
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 1080 and Snapdragon 865 Plus

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 3.1 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2800 MHz 3100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G78 MP10 Adreno 650
Architecture Valhall 2 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 800 MHz 645 MHz
Execution units 10 2
Shading units 160 512
FLOPS - 1365 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 44 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Neural Processor Hexagon 698
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 2960 x 1440 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X55
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 2500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 200 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced November 2020 July 2020
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number S5E9815 SM8250-AB
Official page Samsung Exynos 1080 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus official site

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