Exynos 1080 vs Snapdragon 888

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 1080 (with Mali-G78 MP10 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (Adreno 660). 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)
  • Shows better (up to 14%) AnTuTu 9 score – 801K vs 701K
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
701336
801911
CPU 181167 212479
GPU 256274 304840
Memory 125393 137606
UX 141818 147850
Total score 701336 801911

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1126
Multi-Core Score
3673
Image compression 153.1 Mpixels/s 176.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 30 images/s 27.4 images/s
Speech recognition 53.1 words/s 68.35 words/s
Machine learning 53.7 images/s 66.45 images/s
Camera shooting 25.9 images/s 36.4 images/s
HTML 5 3.53 Mnodes/s 3.91 Mnodes/s
SQLite 875.8 Krows/s 1060 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability - 92%
Graphics test - 31 FPS
Score - 5304

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 83 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 26 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 89 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 112 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Asus Zenfone 8
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 888

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2800 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G78 MP10 Adreno 660
Architecture Valhall 2 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 800 MHz 840 MHz
Execution units 10 2
Shading units 160 512
FLOPS - 1720 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 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Neural Processor Hexagon 780
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 120FPS
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 - X60
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 22
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 December 2020
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number S5E9815 SM8350
Official page Samsung Exynos 1080 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
359 (37.9%)
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Total votes: 947

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 1080, or ask any questions
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Farooq Ahmed 24 May 2021 20:24
Lol all 5nm chips are overheating and failing.exynos 1080 is the only survivor
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Hasnain 24 February 2021 04:58
How come Exynos come in mid range . It's clearly a flagship Even antutu benchmark score is 649117 which is more than a 14 bionic
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Cuscerlopbay 22 December 2021 08:15
It makes sense to listen to you
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Nishant 31 December 2020 09:08
Hi bro big fan of your tech website
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María Godoy 04 December 2020 16:55
Samsung exynos power
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Idk how to use this website 15 December 2020 15:32
For once this is a true statement
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zen Ti° 03 December 2020 12:58
Same score cpu? I think this is a wrong test, where the Snapdragon 888 uses a core CPU x1 which is said to be 30% better than the A78 Cortex
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Root 03 December 2020 14:58
It was old score from early leaks, thanks for pointing out.
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Sponge 28 November 2020 22:58
How does the 1080 manage to be called a “Mid-Range” CPU, it’s significantly ahead of the Exynos 980 in term of performance and specification and even the 980 wasn’t seen in phone that were very cheap, not to mention many 5G phones from other companies using Snapdragon or Dimensity SoCs with more performance were cheap with 5G added, Samsung won’t be using this CPU in anything cheaper than £600.
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Ethan does Tech 18 December 2020 17:49
Maybe their gonna put it on a high end midrange device
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