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Exynos 7870 vs Snapdragon 625

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 7870 (with Mali-T830 MP1 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506). 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 7870
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 7.46 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~8%)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Performs 5.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • 25% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1600 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 23%) AnTuTu 8 score – 101K vs 82K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
82820
101590
CPU 36387 39666
GPU 7985 11126
Memory 22841 27970
UX 17087 20189
Total score 82820 101590

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1019
Image compression 20.9 Mpixels/s 75.05 Mpixels/s
Face detection 4.16 images/s 9.85 images/s
Speech recognition 12.3 words/s 18.85 words/s
Machine learning 5.76 images/s 12.55 images/s
Camera shooting 2.79 images/s 6.1 images/s
HTML 5 0.45 Mnodes/s 1.4 Mnodes/s
SQLite 130.2 Krows/s 366.8 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7870 and Snapdragon 625

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53 8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 3 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-T830 MP1 Adreno 506
Architecture Midgard Adreno 500
GPU frequency 700 MHz 650 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 16 96
FLOPS 23 Gigaflops 124 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 11 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 933 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 7.46 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Hexagon 546
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP 1x 24MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X9
4G support LTE Cat. 6 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 50 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced February 2016 February 2016
Class Low end Mid range
Model number - MSM8953
Official page Samsung Exynos 7870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site

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