Exynos 1280 vs Snapdragon 778G

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 1280 (with Mali-G68 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (Adreno 642L). 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 1280
  • Higher GPU frequency (~2x)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 6 nm)
  • Announced 10-months later
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Shows better (up to 22%) AnTuTu 9 score – 531K vs 433K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
433898
531195
CPU 122472 159590
GPU 121866 156380
Memory 75491 88425
UX 113308 123709
Total score 433898 531195

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2826
Image compression - 175.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 25 images/s
Speech recognition - 41 words/s
Machine learning - 36.7 images/s
Camera shooting - 34.6 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.03 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 988.8 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 13 FPS 14 FPS
Score 2288 2466

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 59 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 42 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 49 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 94 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 53 FPS
[High]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Oppo Realme GT Master Edition
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 1280 and Snapdragon 778G

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A78
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
3x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2400 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set - ARMv8.4-A
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 5 nanometers 6 nanometers
TDP - 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G68 Adreno 642L
Architecture Valhall 2 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 1000 MHz 490 MHz
Execution units 4 2
Shading units 48 384
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 25.6 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 770
Storage type UFS 2.2 UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 2960 x 1440 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP 1x 192MP, 2x 36MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K 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 - X53
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 200 Mbps Up to 210 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced March 2022 May 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number S5E8825 SM7325
Official page Samsung Exynos 1280 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 778G and Exynos 1280, or ask any questions
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User 24 June 2022 10:01
I bought an A53 because of guaranteed updates, but A52s is a better phone. Would've bought A73, but it is not available in my country. I don't notice a performance loss against the old SD865 though, as I don't play games on my phone at all.
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INS 25 April 2022 15:12
Noone didnt noticed that exynos 1280 has 4 busses and snapdragon 778g has 2 bus
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OPO 17 April 2022 13:34
The Exynos 1280 is good for lower-end phones, it should be sufficient for most users.
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Shez 11 April 2022 22:05
The battery life numbers are wrong you should update those. The Snapdragon 778G is more battery efficient despite being 6nm, compared to the Exynos 1280s 5nm chipset.
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Chad 24 March 2022 04:35
I want to point out the fact that the Exynos can record 4k 60, unlike the 778g.
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Lie-detector. 25 March 2022 16:11
That's based on assumption, where is the proof? Where is the product specifications page of Exynos 1280?
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Baapu 28 March 2022 14:58
Lie-detector., Even Exynos 9611 can do 4K@120FPS. I doubt Samsung will remove that from 1280.
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Tech master 11 April 2022 18:34
Baapu, Exynos 9611 can only record at UHD@30 fps. But Exynos 1280 is better than this and can record at 4k@60 fps.
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lol 17 April 2022 06:11
778g does support 4k 60fps HDR
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Lie-detector. 20 April 2022 19:44
The website of this Exynos 1280 is live and it says maximum 4k@30fps, lol
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Stefan 23 March 2022 12:45
Bruh, they released a phone for €449 worse than a Samsung a52s which costs around €280, they should really give the a53s an sd 870 cuz if apple can put an a15 bionic in their €419 phone, Samsung can put at least an 870...
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b1283822 28 March 2022 05:55
What they should have done is to use the G77MP9 like the Dimensity 1200 rather than using the weak G68MP4.
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Baapu 28 March 2022 15:00
You sure can get SD870 from Samsung at €399 just like Apple, in a Galaxy J7 2017 body! Congrats 🎉
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juicy 08 April 2022 08:57
A52s for real $280?
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Www 20 March 2022 17:02
Exynos 1280 has better AI
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Lagginos 21 March 2022 16:02
😂 The confidence shown by you isn't shown by Samsung cause the product of Exynos 1280 isn't up yet as writing this comment and neither the word Exynos is present in A53, A33 advertisement...
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Agu 23 March 2022 11:14
Lagginos, 😄 true bro, it's like Samsung is ashamed to advertise the processor of A53 coz i see no mention of the "Lagginos" 1280 in their promotional materials
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Agu 23 March 2022 11:17
AI has got to be the least of my concerns when considering mobile SoCs.
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Messier83 30 March 2022 23:32
Let me give you Some issues with the Exynos1280 AI performance... The Exynos 1280 has 8Tops while the Snapdragon 778G has 12.5 Tops. Snapdragon778G is still far ahead compared to Exynos1280. Architecture and Gpu wise of Exynos1280 is identical to that Mediatek Dimensity900 series but at a cheaper price and 6nm TSMC
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Boombastic 20 March 2022 01:53
778G supports variable-rate shading(VRS), which can improve gameplay FPS and reduce battery consumption at the same time(if supported by the game) crazy good.
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IcyJay30 18 March 2022 20:29
Mali g68 GPU is good for general use but bad for gaming because of low shading units.
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Hazwan 18 March 2022 15:38
Snapdragon always wins, Exynos always lose.
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Solun 22 March 2022 22:44
That actually isn't true, all the way up to the Galaxy S6 Exynos was always the better performing option, the only difference was that Americans are not used to crying on the web about it because they have lives.
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Anas 18 May 2022 10:59
Solun, Stop living in the past, No one can beat Snapdragon at the moment, and stop hoping for AMD to rescue Exynos, because they will not be better than Qualcomm.
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Taiwan TSMC No.1 18 March 2022 03:16
S778G CPU [1+3+4] is great.
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User 17 March 2022 22:25
Exynos 1280 is better in some parts such as lithography and GPU, but I prefer the Snapdragon 778G for longer life and more stability.
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Name 19 March 2022 01:25
You said it very clearly and completely. Time proved that Exynos like MediaTek has more performance decline than Snapdragon in long run. It's also not unreasonable that Samsung put 778G on A73, and 1280 on A53 and A33.
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Anonymous 21 March 2022 16:19
The lithography (nm size) also differs from TSMC and Samsung. 6nm TSMC will likely perform better than Samsung's 5nm.
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JAC 27 March 2022 00:25
Are you thinking Exynos 1280 better than sd 778G? I think you don't have enough information about Ex and SD.
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User 27 March 2022 23:45
JAC, Dear JAC, I mean although 1280 is just better in some parts, 778g win by far.
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TeraBaapHuBC 28 March 2022 15:02
Name, Mediatek has improved a lot. Stop living under a rock bruh.
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TeraBaapHuBC 28 March 2022 15:03
Anonymous, For the same process node, i.e. 6nm Samsung vs 6nm TSMC, TSMC is better no doubt but for 6nm TSMC vs 5nm Samsung, I expect Samsung's to be on-par with TSMC if not better.
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