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Exynos 7880 vs Snapdragon 820

We compared the 8-core Samsung Exynos 7880 (Mali-T830 MP3) with the older 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (Adreno 530) SoC. 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 7880
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~52%)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • Performs 7x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Supports 81% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 16.5 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 58%) AnTuTu 8 score – 166K vs 104K
  • 13% higher CPU clock speed (2150 vs 1900 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
104839
166085
CPU 39513 63233
GPU 18567 56800
Memory 25235 26215
UX 21853 23240
Total score 104839 166085

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
316
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 66.05 Mpixels/s 48 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.32 images/s 8.36 images/s
Speech recognition 19 words/s 19.45 words/s
Machine learning 12.9 images/s 17 images/s
Camera shooting 5.36 images/s 10.75 images/s
HTML 5 1.22 Mnodes/s 0.68 Mnodes/s
SQLite 331.2 Krows/s 231.4 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7880 and Snapdragon 820

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A53 2x 2.15 GHz – Kryo
2x 1.593 GHz – Kryo
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1900 MHz 2150 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 4 W 11 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-T830 MP3 Adreno 530
Architecture Midgard Adreno 500
GPU frequency 950 MHz 624 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 16 256
FLOPS 71 Gigaflops 498 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 1.2 2.0
DirectX version 11 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1033 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 16.5 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Hexagon 680
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP 1x 28MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X12
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 100 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced January 2017 November 2015
Class Low end Flagship
Model number - MSM8996
Official page Samsung Exynos 7880 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
2 (33.3%)
4 (66.7%)
Total votes: 6

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