Exynos 1080 vs Snapdragon 870 | Complete Comparison with Benchmarks

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We have compared the two flagship SoCs of 2021 that is Samsung’s Exynos 1080 vs Snapdragon 870. These two high-end processors are contrasted on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.

CPU Performance

Exynos 1080

Snapdragon 870

Gaming Performance

Exynos 1080

Snapdragon 870

Battery Life

Exynos 1080

Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech Score

Exynos 1080

Snapdragon 870

Major differences between Exynos 1080 Vs Snapdragon 870

Pros of Samsung Exynos 1080

  • 24.03% higher GPU Frequency of Exynos 1080 than SD 870 (800 vs 645 MHz).
  • Peak Upload speed of Exynos 1080 is 22.33% faster than Snapdragon 870 (3.67 vs 3Gbps).
  • Instruction set is latest hence better.
  • Size of semiconductor of Exynos 1080 is 40% smaller than Snapdragon 870 (5 vs 7nm).
  • TDP of semiconductor of Exynos 1080 is 11.11% lower than Snapdragon 870 (9 vs 10W).

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

  • Game optimization for Snapdragon processors by developers is more often than Exynos processors.
  • Antutu 8 benchmark score of snapdragon 870 is 1.06% higher than Exynos 1080 (644114 vs 640741).
  • CPU Clockspeed of Snapdragon 870 is 10.34% higher than Exynos 1080 (3200 vs 2800 MHz).
  • Peak Download speed of Snapdragon 870 is 2.04% faster than Exynos 1080 (7.5 vs 5.1 Gbps).
  • SD 870 is 30.34% better than Exynos 1080 in floating point computation (1267 vs 972 GFLOPS).
  • Latest Chipset launched 2 months later than Exynos 1080.

Full comparison between Exynos 1080 Vs Snapdragon 870

SoC:Exynos 1080Snapdragon 870

Gaming Performance

GamesFrame Per Second(FPS)Frame Per Second(FPS)
Fortnite Mobile26.4
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)82.2
Garena Free Fire – The Cobra50.3
Call of Duty: Mobile46.3
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)71.4
Minecraft: Pocket Edition103.8
Real Racing 362.9
Sniper 3D95.6
Need for Speed No Limits90.5
Mortal Kombat X65.4
CSR Racing 265.4

Antutu 8

Total Score:

Exynos 1080

Snapdragon 870


Also Check: Exynos 2100 vs Snapdragon 870

GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Exynos 1080

Snapdragon 870

Multi-core Score

Exynos 1080

Snapdragon 870


Max On-Device DisplayWQHD @ 90 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144Hz
Resolution2960 x 14403840 x 2160
Max External Display4K @ 60 Hz
Color DepthUp to 10-bitUp to 10-bit
Color GamutRec2020Rec2020


Architecture1x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
4x1x 3.2 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Base Frequency2000 MHz1800 GHz
2800 MHz3200 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.3-AARMv8.2-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB4 MB
Process5 nanometers7 nanometers
TDP9 Watt10 Watt


GPU nameMali-G78 MP10Adreno 650
ArchitectureVallhall 2Adreno 600
GPU frequency800 MHz645 MHz
Execution units102
Shading units160512
Vulkan version1.11.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency2750 MHz2750 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth44 Gbit/s44 Gbit/s
Max size8 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Neural ProcessorHexagon 698 (15 TOPS)
Storage typeUFS 3.1UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution2960 x 14403840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 32MP1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture4K at 60FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback4K at 60FPS8K at 30FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


ModemExynos Modem 5200X55
4G supportLTE Cat. 18LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speed5G Band- 5.1 Gbps, LTE – 1.2 Gbps5G Band- 7.5 Gbps, LTE – 2.5 Gbps
Upload speed5G Band- 3.67 Gbps, LTE- 200 Mbps5G Band- 3 Gbps, LTE- 316 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GalileoGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


AnnouncedNovember 2020January 2021
ClassMid rangeFlagship
Model numberSM8250-ACSM8250-AC
Official pageSamsung Exynos 1080 official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site


ChargingNAQualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI

Also Check: Snapdragon 870 vs Dimensity 1000 Plus

Review by Tenzys Tech


CPU of Snapdragon 870 is clocked up to 3.2 GHz while Exynos 1080 is clocked upto 2.8 GHz. However, the Exynos 1080 has latest A-78 cores which gives more performance as compared to A-77 core of SD 870 which makes the Exynos 1080 a better option than Snapdragon 870.


GPU of chipset Exynos 1080 is equipped with Mali-G78 MP10 which is clocked up to 800 MHz while on another side Snapdragon 870 is equipped with Adreno 650 which is clocked up to 645 MHz. So for graphically intensive tasks, Exynos 1080 is better.


In the memory section, Exynos 1080 has the maximum memory(RAM) support upto 8 GB while on another hand Snapdragon 870 has 16 GB of maximum Memory support. So, Snapdragon will give you the maximum memory extendibility hence better than Exynos 1080.

Energy Efficiency and Battery Life

As the facts are seen by the specifications in which Exynos 1080 built on 5nm process technology with 9 Watt TDP while on another hand Snapdragon 870 built on 7nm technology with 10 Watt TDP. This concludes that Exynos 1080 is better than Snapdragon 870 as the small size semiconductor indicates the more no. of transistors embedded in SOC (System On Chip) which is not only energy efficient but also significantly enhances the performance of the chipset.

Samsung Exynos 1080

Tenzys Tech

Exynos 1080
Display and Camera
Battery Life


The best flagship performer by Samsung after its successor i.e. Exynos 2100.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 870
Display and Camera
Battery Life


Overall Good chipset in Flagship Series.



Q. Which is better Exynos 1080 or Snapdragon 870?

Ans. Snapdragon 870 is better than Exynos 1080 as CPU of Exynos 1080 clocked up to 2.9 GHz with Latest A-78 cores while Snapdragon 870 clocked up to 3.2 GHz but still it is less performer due to presence of old A-77 cores. In terms of Antutu and Geekbench scores Snapdragon 870 performs much better than exynos 1080. Also, in several segments like display, camera, memory and connectivity, Snapdragon 870 performs better as compared to Exynos 1080.

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