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Exynos 2100 vs Snapdragon 888

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 2100 (with Mali-G78 MP14 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~11%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
687537
709484
CPU 198813 193435
GPU 275313 295493
Memory 123685 111279
UX 87930 97756
Total score 687537 709484

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
1127
Multi-Core Score
3666

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 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 2900 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache - 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G78 MP14 Adreno 660
Architecture Vallhall 2 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 760 MHz 840 MHz
Execution units 14 2
Shading units 224 512
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 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 780
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 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS
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 - X60
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 December 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number - SM8350
Official page Samsung Exynos 2100 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100, or ask any questions
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Lanigiro 08 February 2021 08:50
If exynos 2100 comes with mali G78 mc24 like kirin 9000, will snap 888 have any winnings?
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Technolgy fact 09 February 2021 02:38
Kirin has nothing to compete. They just advertise too much but in reality, Kirin cant compete with SD, Apple and Exynos!
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Branch 05 February 2021 22:01
There's finally an in-depth video comparing these two chips in real-world Galaxy S21 Ultra tests. Looks like the Exynos gets pooped on by Snapdragon for another generation. It runs way hotter and therefore performs about as well as an S10 under sustained loads. Furthermore, the camera, video, and gaming experiences are worse with Exynos. On the bright side, they are equal in battery use and the Exynos performs a tiny bit better in multi-core CPU tests and significantly better in a single AI benchmark... so there's that at least? Maybe AMD will save Exynos next generation. Video for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsLJLk3nx8k
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someone 07 March 2021 10:53
LoL! just by reading your message I found the video you are talking about is of mrwhosetheboss.
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Ruca696 27 March 2021 23:57
You must be seeing different videos from everyone else, because what I've seen so far, it's that snapdragon runs way, way hotter than exinos... So hot that it's impossible for 888 to run all the benchmarks without stopping, because the chip gets so hot that the phones simply stops...
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Amir 21 April 2021 01:29
Ruca696, Yeah you're right I am agree with you
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S.Katsuragi 03 February 2021 04:32
Absolutely Snapdragon has better GPU performance as always, even if benchmarks show slightly worse score but, this time 888 seems a little hot in daily useage and base on that it didn't give me a good impression on first glance. So any report about Exynos thermal performance?If 2100 shows better cooling I guess that's more significant instead of little graphics gap.
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Unknown 04 February 2021 21:49
Oh no I just downloaded fortnite on my s21 and my phone was so hot during the download. Same when I played call of duty except it wasn't as hot.
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S.Katsuragi 05 February 2021 13:40
Unknown , All 5nm r failed? (but Exynos 1080 seems play nice without overheating ((. btw thanks for ur report, helpful. I should reconsider for these 2 chips.
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Wews 19 April 2021 04:10
S.Katsuragi, And snapdragon 780g too.
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Knowledgeable 27 January 2021 09:53
Guys before making buying decisions please wait for another week or do , they are not fully tested yet also the exynos 2100 does have a better cpu but a far worse gpu but I am indeed impressed also I am waiting for the amd gpu exynos. Snapdragon is in trouble when that launches. And please guys exynos is just a brand name.... It does not make all exynos processors terrible. Take for example the exynos 2100 vs a Snapdragon 865 , obvious the exynos will win check it out, therefore please don't just say exynos is bad...... Link to that test : https://nanoreview.net/en/soc-compare/samsung-exynos-2100-vs-qualcomm-snapdragon-865
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Wews 28 February 2021 09:27
Coz sd 865 is 7nm and exynos 2100 is 5nm and has more powerful cortex, so definitely exynos 2100 is beter. But if we compare sd 888 and exynos 2100, sd 888 wins. Coz they are both 5nm. So dont compare the weaker and older chipset to a better and new chipset.
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Medeocker Gamer 28 March 2021 21:37
Wews, No SD 865 performs better in terms of realtime gaming and sustained performance than 2100
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MDR 08 April 2021 12:54
Medeocker Gamer, Even Sd 865/+ is performs better than sd 888 in long time gaming.
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Purger 24 January 2021 19:52
Like almost every year I like the Samsung phone the most, but then I don't buy it, as I didn't for many years because I won't allow myself to pay more for many inferior versions of the same product. As long as I see the name Exynos it is instant boycott from me.
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Samsung 22 January 2021 19:18
Exynos is better in cpu performance than snapdragon but snapdragon is a little better in gpu performance.
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King 24 January 2021 10:16
Lol ... Even Snapdragon 865 GPU Adreno 650 is 6 percent better than exynos 2100 GPU ... Adreno 660 in SD 888 is 35 Percent better than 865 Plus GPU and 3 percent better than A14 bionic GPU ...
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Samsung 24 January 2021 13:00
King, No. snapdragon 888 's gpu is a little better then exynos 2100. but exynos 2100 's cpu performance is better then sd 888.
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Fadi 08 February 2021 14:43
Samsung, No bro check again, SD888 you is far better than E2100 gpu plus E2100 gets hot faster so it performance decrease alot, E2100 Is little better than SD888, the cpu gap is very small compared to the gpu gap between both chips, so yeah snapdragon wins this year, hard luck for exynos.
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Hiiii 24 February 2021 08:07
Fadi, A14 is stronger than both of them. And talking about exynos they want just profit and they don't care how their products works. SD888 is better than e2100 and better quality is on A,SD and Kirin. I for samsung quality will say its like MT dimensity series
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Apple slayer 22 January 2021 17:16
Exynos is still worse on gpu but cpu it is better than snapdragon so i am really looking for amd gpu with exynos
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Wews 28 February 2021 09:31
So, snapdragon is more independent than exynos right? Exynos will depend on amd gpu but qualcom depend on THEIR gpu
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GEEK 21 January 2021 17:03
Well, talking about the fact am not a fanboy but..!! I've used a lot of sdm variant phones and exynos too, fairly both chips are good, but i've seen that sdm can clearly beat exynos in terms of perfomance and optimizations specially so, sdm has the uper hand in custom roms and furthur supports. As heating issue is a headache both sdm and exynos have the issue (exynos is a bit more worse in terms of thermal throttling). Guys sdm is a clear winner but personally i don't prefer these, i like (mtk's new gen and kirin is great no throttling btw) mtk offer less price and great performance (AMD vs INTEL) :) so i'll go with amd and mtk rather then sdm or exynos.
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Snow 19 January 2021 03:23
Real life test comparison is the best way to find out who's the best
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Gamer 17 January 2021 12:21
For gaming SD 888 is best And for camera samsung 2100 is best no doubt 😀😋
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Fadi 08 February 2021 14:47
It's true SD888 wins for gaming but for camera both chips are nearly equal, SD888 somehow gives more details when zooming in but E2100 has a bit more texture and sometimes the opposite happens so both are equal when it comes to the camera.
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Snapdragon 16 January 2021 17:46
Now i have a identity. But the battle isn't over because i have my big bro Snapdragon 888+
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Samsung fan boy 21 January 2021 21:58
don't worry Samsung is ready for anything
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SHOAIB 22 January 2021 20:22
Samsung fan boy, Yeah your right man. I know samsung Exynos is make better than snapdragon in future
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User 23 January 2021 15:51
Apparently according to ice universe (a reliable leaker) samsung is set to launch a newer version of exynos 2100 later in the year possibly with amd gpu, soo... Qualcomm could be screwed
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Wews 15 February 2021 07:01
User, Samsung always relies on amd so samsung is weaker when amd doesnt help them but qualcom is independent
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samshit 24 February 2021 08:11
Samsung fan boy, I waiting when exynos beat apple bionic :D Normal people knows: if exynos make something with amd its will be not 75proc profit for them, but they will make more overprice and then they will take 115proc profit and they will don't beat apple
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Branch 15 January 2021 20:21
Seems like the Exynos is a tiny bit better in CPU but Snapdragon has a bigger gap with its GPU advantage. Either way, they're so closely matched that nobody using them will be able to tell the difference. The only thing that will matter between them now is battery life, and as far as I can tell there's no real-world tests yet - just speculation.
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lol 16 January 2021 06:01
I'm more concerned about ISP differences
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WGACA 16 January 2021 22:38
lol, Exynos has 4 channel ISP, SD 3, so theoretically the Exynos should produce better photos
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Ranveer Ajay 15 January 2021 16:27
Exynos 2100 is better than sd888 in cpu performance due to over clock speed in lower performance cores...
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GEEK 21 January 2021 17:09
nope don't see the clock speed of cpu whether it is high or not, do you remember the amd fx-8xx the octacore series a huge clock speed like 4.xghz and a huge L2, L3 cache (buldozer chips) actually core i7 quadcore with hyperthreading chip kicked them out by outperfoming them and even i5 a true quad core was way better.
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anonymous 15 January 2021 14:20
this website gives wrong results always
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Root 15 January 2021 14:25
You are not objective. If you find any mistake or wrong result - tell us, we will correct them as soon as possible.
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Erske 17 January 2021 01:35
Root, I want to see dates and times of when these comparisons are updated. I visited this webpage just a few days ago and I am quite certain that some numbers have been changed since then.
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Root 17 January 2021 09:34
Erske, Yes, we update info when we have new one. Also the site is still in beta and we will add edit time later.
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Meraj 21 January 2021 09:42
Root, yes you're wrong, how can (dimensity1200) with core frequency3GHrz be worse than ( snapdragon ) with core frequency 2/84 GHrz in test ( single core)?
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Knowledgeable 27 January 2021 09:47
Meraj, It is not all about core frequency, the instructions per clock is lower on the dimensity 1200 cuz it uses cores made for 7 nm but fabricated in 5nm. While sd 888 and exynos 2100 uses true 5nm cores
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User 15 January 2021 14:09
I still don't think the exynos 2100 has been properly tested yet. These are basically the same chipset with different gpu's and it seems like snapdragon 888 heats up more than exynos 2100 so it doesnt make much sense that battery is supposedly better in the snapdragon 888
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SSR 17 January 2021 08:26
That is what I have heard. But I don't know if those results were thorough or tested with single iteration or multiple. Also, another thing is if the background apps were cleared and both phones were in ideal situation or not. Ambient temperature was constant though. There are lot of questions. Let's see. But, the good thing is that Exynos 2100 is now almost identical to the SD counterpart. Therefore, people should not feel bad.
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Korean 15 January 2021 12:35
EXYNOS IS BACK!!!!!!
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Stranger 14 January 2021 16:07
I think the Snapdragon will be better because of the thermal performance and the gpu
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Hung 15 January 2021 07:43
Nope. Snapdragon 888 is supposed to be S810 Remastered
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Ajay 13 January 2021 11:34
Cpu is better in exynos but in terms of gpu and thermal management sd is better and optimizations are far better in sd than exynos
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Rahat 13 January 2021 07:01
Update according to the information . As I think exynos 2100 will beat 888.
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Brar 09 January 2021 03:53
Exynos 2100 is better than 2100
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Rashid 08 January 2021 12:03
We have to wait for the final benchmarks. I think exynos will beat snapdragon, the exynos team is very confident
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Mate 02 January 2021 23:54
Have the FINAL benchmark and real-life usage test results for the exynos 2100 been released? If not, we should wait for these to come out befpre we compare them. And how tf do you know the battery life and gaming performance of this chipset?
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Google 31 December 2020 15:44
Exynos 2100 is far better than Snapdragon 888 5G
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random dude 03 January 2021 02:57
in which way is it better
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Anonymous 20 January 2021 19:31
random dude, It hasn't been tested well.. It will beat SD888 after the test has been done properly
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Samsung 29 December 2020 07:19
Exynos 2100 is better
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Anonymous 26 January 2021 16:37
True it's performance is better but not the best
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kevin 28 December 2020 15:42
your comparison does not make any sense - with higher clock speed but same score
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Root 28 December 2020 17:01
Hi. Higher clock speed doesn't always mean better performance.
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Guest User 03 January 2021 08:24
Root, Their architecture is the same but higher Exynos clock should be better Exynos cpu than Snapdragon.
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guest 14 January 2021 16:47
Guest User, depends on the IPC (instructions per clock cyle) a 2003 3 GHz CPU isnt better than a 2,9GHz 2020 CPU just because the clock speed is higher.
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guest_946 27 December 2020 06:24
the Samsung has always beaten by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips although we should wait until 2021 Jan we can see me 11 beating S 21 S21 plus, S 21 and S 21 plus cost like acid in their brain we should wait.
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Guest User #433 05 January 2021 22:07
Exynos hasn't actually beaten snapdragon since s8 (although exynos 8895 performed the same in real-life as the snapdragon 835) exynos 9810 and 9820 performed slightly worse than the snapdragon variants but the exynos 990 performed worse in relation the snapdragon 865 and 865+ than previous generations although I have seen people say the exynos performed essentially on par with the snapdragon
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Walis 17 January 2021 13:18
Guest User #433, I owned the s8 on exynos, it was horrible, I would need to run my phone under the tap after a game of pubg , at smooth high settings which is pretty basic , it didn't even support smooth extreme which is like a minimum requirement to play the game. The Snapdragon variant of the s8 was so much better , I have tested it against one of my American friends . His phone still runs perfectly fine, he has no issues with pubg compared to me . Exynos has always been worse since the s8 was released , I really hope Samsung got the performance as good as the Snapdragon in terms of GPU and and efficiency because those are where it's always lacked .
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Hihssjsh 26 December 2020 14:11
We need to wait to the final benchmarks
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