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.
Tenzys Tech Score
- 1 Major differences between Exynos 1080 Vs Snapdragon 870
- 2 Full comparison between Exynos 1080 Vs Snapdragon 870
- 3 Gaming Performance
- 4 Antutu 8
- 5 GeekBench 5
- 6 Display
- 7 CPU
- 8 Graphics
- 9 Memory
- 10 Multimedia (ISP)
- 11 Connectivity
- 12 Info
- 13 Additional
- 14 Review by Tenzys Tech
- 15 FAQ
- 16 What new Samsung Exynos 1280 chipset has to offer
- 17 New MacBooks may be released with M2 processor later this year
- 18 Dimensity 8100, 8000 and 1300 announced by MediaTek and debut with smartphones in March
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 1080||Snapdragon 870|
|Games||Frame Per Second(FPS)||Frame Per Second(FPS)|
|PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)||–||82.2|
|Garena Free Fire – The Cobra||–||50.3|
|Call of Duty: Mobile||–||46.3|
|Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)||–||71.4|
|Minecraft: Pocket Edition||–||103.8|
|Real Racing 3||–||62.9|
|Need for Speed No Limits||–||90.5|
|Mortal Kombat X||–||65.4|
|CSR Racing 2||–||65.4|
Also Check: Exynos 2100 vs Snapdragon 870
|Max On-Device Display||WQHD @ 90 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz||4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144Hz|
|Resolution||2960 x 1440||3840 x 2160|
|Max External Display||–||4K @ 60 Hz|
|Color Depth||Up to 10-bit||Up to 10-bit|
|Architecture||1x 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 Frequency||2000 MHz||1800 GHz|
|2800 MHz||3200 MHz|
|L1 cache||–||512 KB|
|L2 cache||1 MB|
|L3 cache||4 MB||4 MB|
|Process||5 nanometers||7 nanometers|
|TDP||9 Watt||10 Watt|
|GPU name||Mali-G78 MP10||Adreno 650|
|Architecture||Vallhall 2||Adreno 600|
|GPU frequency||800 MHz||645 MHz|
|FLOPS||972 GFLOPS||1267 GFLOPS|
|Memory frequency||2750 MHz||2750 MHz|
|Bus||4x 16 Bit||4x 16 Bit|
|Max bandwidth||44 Gbit/s||44 Gbit/s|
|Max size||8 GB||16 GB|
|Neural processor (NPU)||Neural Processor||Hexagon 698 (15 TOPS)|
|Storage type||UFS 3.1||UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1|
|Max display resolution||2960 x 1440||3840 x 2160|
|Max camera resolution||1x 200MP, 2x 32MP||1x 200MP, 2x 25MP|
|Video capture||4K at 60FPS||8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS|
|Video playback||4K at 60FPS||8K at 30FPS|
|Video codecs||H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9||H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9|
|Audio codecs||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV|
|Modem||Exynos Modem 5200||X55|
|4G support||LTE Cat. 18||LTE Cat. 24|
|Download speed||5G Band- 5.1 Gbps, LTE – 1.2 Gbps||5G Band- 7.5 Gbps, LTE – 2.5 Gbps|
|Upload speed||5G Band- 3.67 Gbps, LTE- 200 Mbps||5G Band- 3 Gbps, LTE- 316 Mbps|
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC|
|Announced||November 2020||January 2021|
|Official page||Samsung Exynos 1080 official site||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site|
|Charging||NA||Qualcomm 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
The best flagship performer by Samsung after its successor i.e. Exynos 2100.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
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.