Samsung Exynos 2100 vs Snapdragon 870 | Benchmarks and Full Specs

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We have compared the two flagship SoCs of 2021 that is Samsung’s Exynos 2100 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 2100

Snapdragon 870

Gaming Performance

Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 870

Battery Life

Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech Score

Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 870

Major differences between Exynos 2100 Vs Snapdragon 870

Pros of Samsung Exynos 2100

  • Downloading bandwidth of Exynos 2100 is 16.36% higher than Snapdragon 870 (51.2 vs 44 Gb/s).
  • 17.82% higher GPU Frequency of Exynos 2100 than SD 870 (760 vs 645 MHz).
  • Peak Upload speed of Exynos 2100 is 22.33% faster than Snapdragon 870 (3.67 vs 3 Gbps).
  • Antutu 8 benchmark score of Exynos 2100 is 1.06% higher than SD 870 (685741 vs 644114).
  • Exynos 2100 has 16.36% faster memory than Snapdragon 870 (3200 vs 2750 MHz).
  • Instruction set is latest hence better.

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

  • Game optimization for Snapdragon processors by developers is more often than Exynos processors.
  • CPU Clockspeed of Snapdragon 870 is 10.34% Exynos 2100 higher than (3200 vs 2900 MHz).
  • Peak Download speed of Snapdragon 870 is 2.04% faster than Exynos 2100 (7.5 vs 7.35 Gbps).
  • Latest Chipset launched 1 month later than Exynos 2100.

Full comparison between Exynos 2100 Vs Snapdragon 870

SoC:Exynos 2100Snapdragon 870

Gaming Performance

GamesFrame Per Second(FPS)Frame Per Second(FPS)
Fortnite Mobile25.326.4
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)78.782.2
Garena Free Fire – The Cobra47.450.3
Call of Duty: Mobile43.646.3
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)67.771.4
Minecraft: Pocket Edition98.6103.8
Real Racing 38362.9
Sniper 3D90.195.6
Need for Speed No Limits75.890.5
Mortal Kombat X54.565.4
CSR Racing 266.465.4

Antutu 8

Total Score:

Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 870


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GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 870

Multi-core Score

Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 870


Max On-Device Display4K @ 120 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz
Resolution4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Max External Display8K @ 60 Hz4K @ 60 Hz
Color DepthUp to 10-bitUp to 10-bit
Color GamutRec2020Rec2020


Architecture1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 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 Frequency2.2 GHz1.8 GHz
2900 MHz3200 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.4-AARMv8.2-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Process5 nanometers7 nanometers
TDP9 Watt10 Watt


GPU nameMali-G78 MP14Adreno 650
ArchitectureVallhall 2Adreno 600
GPU frequency760 MHz645 MHz
Execution units142
Shading units224512
Vulkan version1.11.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency3200 MHz2750 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s44 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)AI Engine with Triple-core NPU and DSP (26 TOPS)Hexagon 698 (15 TOPS)
Storage typeUFS 3.1UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution4096 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 32MP1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 60FPS8K at 30FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, AV1, VP9H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


ModemExynos Modem 5200X55
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speed5G Band- 7.35 Gbps, LTE – 3 Gbps5G Band- 7.5 Gbps, LTE – 2.5 Gbps
Upload speed5G Band- 3.67 Gbps, LTE- 422 Mbps5G Band- 3 Gbps, LTE- 316 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


AnnouncedDecember 2020January 2021
Model numberSM8250-ACSM8250-AC
Official pageSamsung Exynos 2100 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 2100 is clocked upto 2.9 GHz. However, the Exynos 2100 has latest A-78 cores which gives more performance as compared to A-77 core of SD 870 which makes the Exynos 2100 a better option than Snapdragon 870.


GPU of chipset Exynos 2100 is equipped with Mali-G78 MP14 which is clocked up to 760 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 2100 is better.


The memory frequency of Exynos 2100 is 3200 MHz with a memory bandwidth of 51.2 Gbit/s while in Snapdragon 870, the frequency is 2750 MHz with only memory bandwidth of 44 Gbit/s. So in this section Exynos 2100 would be a good option.

Energy Efficiency and Battery Life

As the facts are seen by the specifications in which Exynos 2100 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 2100 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 2100

Tenzys Tech

Exynos 2100
Display and Camera
Battery Life


The best flagship performer by Samsung among all the other Exynos chips.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 870
Display and Camera
Battery Life


Overall Good chipset in Flagship Series.



Q. Which is better Exynos 2100 or Snapdragon 870?

Ans. Exynos 2100 is better than Snapdragon 870 as CPU of Exynos 2100 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. Exynos 2100 is built on 5 nm process technology with less TDP while SD 870 built on 7nm process technology. In several segments like display, camera, memory and connectivity, Exynos 2100 performs better as compared to Snapdragon 870.

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