Exynos 1080 vs Snapdragon 870

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 1080 (with Mali-G78 MP10 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (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 (~19%)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • 14% higher CPU clock speed (3200 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
698050
CPU 181167 189629
GPU 256274 239863
Memory 125393 105344
UX 141818 142979
Total score 698050 677815

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
3379
Image compression 153.1 Mpixels/s 180.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 30 images/s 25.25 images/s
Speech recognition 53.1 words/s 54.7 words/s
Machine learning 53.7 images/s 56.95 images/s
Camera shooting 25.9 images/s 28 images/s
HTML 5 3.53 Mnodes/s 3 Mnodes/s
SQLite 875.8 Krows/s 989.1 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 88 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 27 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 102 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 107 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 49 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
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 870

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 3.2 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 3200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache - 1 KB
L2 cache - 1.8 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 675 MHz
Execution units 10 2
Shading units 160 512
FLOPS - 1372 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, 4K at 60FPS
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 January 2021
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number S5E9815 SM8250-AC
Official page Samsung Exynos 1080 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 870 and Exynos 1080, or ask any questions
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Wews 25 March 2021 09:35
Why sd 870 ia higher than exynos 1080 even if exynos uses cortex a78 while sd uses cortex a77?
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Wews 26 March 2021 11:51
I mean why sd 870 is higher than exynos 1080
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Ggk 27 March 2021 13:47
Wews, Look at the clock speed...not only that, Snapdragon 870 has custom cpu named kryo made by qualcomm...thats why it's slightly fast.. at graphic processing unit, adreno surely powerful than mali...always
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Wews 05 May 2021 04:01
Ggk, thanks for your info bro
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