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Exynos 7904 vs Exynos 7870

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 7904 (with Mali-G71 MP2 graphics) and Exynos 7870 (Mali-T830 MP1). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


General comparison of performance, power consumption and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
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
  • Performs 2.8x better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 3 years later
  • 13% higher CPU clock speed (1800 vs 1600 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~10%)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 7904 and Exynos 7870


Architecture 2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A73
6x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
8x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 1600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion


GPU name Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T830 MP1
Architecture Bifrost Midgard
GPU frequency 770 MHz 700 MHz
Cores 2 1
FLOPS 65 Gigaflops 23 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency - 933 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 6 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2400 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p 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


4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced February 2019 February 2016
Class Mid range Low end
Official page Samsung Exynos 7904 official site Samsung Exynos 7870 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
5 (71.4%)
2 (28.6%)
Total votes: 7


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