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Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 730

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9611 (with Mali-G72 MP3 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (Adreno 618). 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
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 9611
  • Higher GPU frequency (~70%)
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2200 MHz)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Shows significantly better (up to 55%) AnTuTu 9 score – 318K vs 205K
  • Performs 49% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 10 nm)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 58081 101953
GPU 41393 75580
Memory 42291 54411
UX 61318 86196
Total score 205181 318676

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 74.7 Mpixels/s 93.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 25 words/s 27 words/s
Machine learning 17.7 images/s 24.7 images/s
Camera shooting 8.82 images/s 14 images/s
HTML 5 1.24 Mnodes/s 1.17 Mnodes/s
SQLite 434 Krows/s 478.1 Krows/s


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 31 FPS
59 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
36 FPS
Fortnite - 27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 35 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 43 FPS
59 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 38 FPS
30 FPS
Device Samsung Galaxy A51
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Mi9T
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9611 and Snapdragon 730


Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 10 nanometers 8 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion -
TDP 8 W 5 W


GPU name Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 618
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 850 MHz 500 MHz
Execution units 3 2
Shading units 48 128
FLOPS 259 Gigaflops 386 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Qualcomm Hexagon 688 DSP
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem - X15
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 15
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS


Announced September 2019 April 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number S5E9611 SM7150-AA
Official page Samsung Exynos 9611 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
452 (29.3%)
1091 (70.7%)
Total votes: 1543


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 730 and Exynos 9611, or ask any questions
Ggigas 09 October 2020 12:46
Exynos 9 series is faster, more modern in key hard-wear elements/clock speed, memory, cached memory, graphics and so on. Qualcomm 7 series using arm elements renamed to kryo, gold, silver, cooper, but connectivity of the Snapdragon /radio/ is always ahead of its time...
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cyberbug 07 February 2021 02:47
Snapdragon 730 is faster and consumes less energy (8nm vs 9nm) -> 5 watt vs 8 watt - Faster(ipc) & newer arm cores A67/A55 (vs A72/A53 Samsung) - Faster gpu 128shaders/386Gflops (vs 48shaders/259Gflops Samsung) - Better connectivity Cat15/GPS6/Wifi6 (vs Cat12/GPS4/wifi5 Samsung) Of course the 730 is more expensive but it also came out more then 6 moths later. Ggigas is wrong about almost earthing. Except for the memory speed & Connectivity faster memory on Exynos, better Conn on Samsung - Sure the A72 runs at 2.3ghz vs A76 2.2 (but the ipc more then compensates for it) look at geekbench - Sure the Mali runs at 850mhz vs 500mhz for the adreno (but 128 shaders vs 48 more than compensates for it) This together with the 8nm process results in the 730 being a faster and more energy efficient Soc. One thing this site ironically has wrong: the Samsung M51 actually has a Snapdragon 730 not a Exynos 9611 I know this since i have this exact phone (and wanted to compare to the much cheaper M21 and M31/M31s that do contain a Exynos 9611)
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