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Exynos 7885 vs Snapdragon 636

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 7885 (with Mali-G71 MP2 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (Adreno 509). 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 7885
  • Higher GPU frequency (~81%)
  • 22% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 1800 MHz)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
  • Performs 6.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 8 score – 143K vs 137K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
137767
143946
CPU 55018 62945
GPU 25265 24483
Memory 30641 30326
UX 35906 27466
Total score 137767 143946

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1127
Image compression 60.6 Mpixels/s 75.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.46 images/s 10.7 images/s
Speech recognition 20.8 words/s 20.45 words/s
Machine learning 14.4 images/s 15.45 images/s
Camera shooting 7.03 images/s 9.79 images/s
HTML 5 1.18 Mnodes/s 1.51 Mnodes/s
SQLite 312.2 Krows/s 410.2 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7885 and Snapdragon 636

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
6x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.6 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 64 KB -
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 8 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G71 MP2 Adreno 509
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 500
GPU frequency 1300 MHz 720 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 32 128
FLOPS 29 Gigaflops 184 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
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 2220 x 1080 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 16MP 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
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 600 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced February 2018 October 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number - SDM636
Official page Samsung Exynos 7885 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
12 (37.5%)
20 (62.5%)
Total votes: 32

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