Exynos 2100 vs Snapdragon 870

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 2100 (with Mali-G78 MP14 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 2100
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 9 score – 734K vs 678K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2900 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
734592
CPU 189103 189629
GPU 274155 239863
Memory 137436 105344
UX 131951 142979
Total score 734592 678299

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1083
Multi-Core Score
3604
Image compression 170.5 Mpixels/s 180.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.7 images/s 25.25 images/s
Speech recognition 64.15 words/s 54.7 words/s
Machine learning 51.35 images/s 56.95 images/s
Camera shooting 33.9 images/s 28 images/s
HTML 5 3.21 Mnodes/s 3 Mnodes/s
SQLite 970.15 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 2100 and Snapdragon 870

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 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 2900 MHz 3200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache - 1 KB
L2 cache - 1.8 MB
L3 cache - 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G78 MP14 Adreno 650
Architecture Vallhall 2 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 760 MHz 675 MHz
Execution units 14 2
Shading units 224 512
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 3200 MHz 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 44 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 698
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, 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. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 2500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2020 January 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9840 SM8250-AC
Official page Samsung Exynos 2100 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
720 (49.9%)
722 (50.1%)
Total votes: 1442

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 870 and Exynos 2100, or ask any questions
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Moh 01 November 2021 09:49
Well i completely disagree and since u used the word trash ur whole comment turned to a hate comment cuz u obviously didn't try the phone. i do own it and own a 870Sd phone and we play mlbb together for ours tey the sd870 never defeated me i always load faster and kept it smoother and cooler and i always end up with the most battery life so idk what to make of ur comment. it's just a hateful assumption.
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Agung 09 August 2021 15:34
In my experience, peak performance of exynos 2100 will win, but in sustainable performance sd 870 win with >98% stability, this is very good for long term gaming (my game G.I. i can play smother in sd 870 more than exynos 2100).
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Roy 08 September 2021 07:34
Agreed. Exynos is trash for long term gaming. The fps starts dropping and the temperature goes above the roof.
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