Exynos 8895 vs Snapdragon 835

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 8895 (with Mali-G71 MP20 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Adreno 540). 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 8895
  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Performs 60% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 15%) AnTuTu 9 score – 316K vs 274K
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2450 vs 2300 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
274350
316267
CPU 72772 82844
GPU 100503 104823
Memory 37706 51193
UX 63031 76340
Total score 274350 316267

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1723
Image compression 99.55 Mpixels/s 95.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 14.55 images/s 13.3 images/s
Speech recognition 26.3 words/s 31.5 words/s
Machine learning 20.35 images/s 24.1 images/s
Camera shooting 15.55 images/s 14.5 images/s
HTML 5 1.52 Mnodes/s 1.99 Mnodes/s
SQLite 475.7 Krows/s 534.8 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Exynos M2
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2.45 GHz – Kryo 280 (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 280 (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2450 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 128 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 10 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 3 billion
TDP 5 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G71 MP20 Adreno 540
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 500
GPU frequency 900 MHz 710 MHz
Execution units 20 2
Shading units 320 256
FLOPS 349 Gigaflops 558 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No Hexagon 682
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 28MP, 2x 16MP 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs 192 kHz/24 bit AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - X16 LTE
4G support LTE Cat. 16 LTE Cat. 16
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1000 Mbps Up to 1000 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 2017 November 2016
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E8895 MSM8998
Official page Samsung Exynos 8895 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
52 (20.8%)
198 (79.2%)
Total votes: 250

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895, or ask any questions
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kan 27 May 2021 20:52
the antutu scores and nano scores are still wrong...the Geekbench looked reasonable
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Kan 17 May 2021 22:32
Is ther some mistake in this comparison? 8895 is not possible 40% behind sd 835... Some even said sd 835 is thw worse one...
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Root 17 May 2021 22:39
Yeah, it now we fix it. Thanks for the message.
+3 Reply