Exynos 7904 vs Snapdragon 429

We compared the 8-core Samsung Exynos 7904 (Mali-G71 MP2) with the older 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (Adreno 504) 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 7904
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Higher GPU frequency (~71%)
  • Performs 34% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 29%) AnTuTu 9 score – 120K vs 93K
  • Announced 8-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 429
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 14 nm)
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
120311
CPU 44414 36510
GPU 10448 5369
Memory 19085 30988
UX 46657 21174
Total score 120311 93321

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1006
Image compression 58.3 Mpixels/s 35.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.23 images/s 4.8 images/s
Speech recognition 19.65 words/s 11.5 words/s
Machine learning 13.6 images/s 8.12 images/s
Camera shooting 6.64 images/s 2.52 images/s
HTML 5 1.18 Mnodes/s 0.66 Mnodes/s
SQLite 311.15 Krows/s 183.2 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% -
Graphics test 2 FPS -
Score 407 -

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7904 and Snapdragon 429

CPU

Architecture 2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A73
6x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion -
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G71 MP2 Adreno 504
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 500
GPU frequency 770 MHz 450 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 32 96
FLOPS 65 Gigaflops 48.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency - 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 6.4 Gbit/s
Max size 6 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Hexagon 536
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2400 x 1080 1600 x 900
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP8
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X6
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 5
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 75 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced February 2019 June 2018
Class Mid range Low end
Model number S5E7904 SDM429
Official page Samsung Exynos 7904 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 official site

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