Samsung Galaxy S21 Exynos versus Snapdragon: which of the two models is better?
Another year, Samsung did it again: the Galaxy S21 Mount a different processor depending on the market in which they are bought. In regions like the US, Samsung opts for the Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm, while in Europe we find the Exynos 2100.
And every year, too, it’s time to ask yourself the same question: Which of the two processors is better? Now that we’ve thoroughly tested and analyzed the S21 Ultra, the reference model in the S21 series, it is time to see if There really is a better model than another as in previous years.
Exynos 2100 vs Snapdragon 888: more similarities than differences
Samsung presented its new generation of high-end processors under the motto Exynos is backwith reference to the points of criticism collected through the offer in recent years less powerful and efficient Exynos processors than its Qualcomm competitors.
And that’s exactly what Samsung chose for this generation maintain a much more similar architecture to that of the processor of Qualcomm in California. So much so that the technical specifications of both processors can be practically understood.
|Specifications||Samsung Exynos 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Central processor||1x Cortex-X1 at 2.9 GHz
3x Cortex-A78 at 2.8 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 at 2.2 GHz
|1x Cortex-X1 at 2.84 GHz
3x Cortex-A78 at 2.4 GHz
4x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz
|GPU||ARM Mali-G78||Adreno 660|
|R.A.M.||LPDDR5||LPDDR5 / LPDDR4X|
|AI / DSP||Tri-core NPU||Hexagon 780
(Fused scalar, tensor and vector)
5 G under 6 GHz & mmWave
7.35 Gbit / s download
(integrated Exynos 5123)
5 G under 6 GHz & mmWave
7.5 Gbit / s download
Upload with 3 Gbit / s
(integrated Snapdragon X60)
It is noticeable that Samsung chose offer cores that can run at a higher clock frequencyincluding those for energy saving. Especially since the company’s processors have been accused in the past not be that efficient like the Qualcomm models in this regard.
Most noticeable, however, is Samsung’s decision put their own kernels aside, known as Mongooseto make way for arquitectura ARM X1This further reduces the differences between the flagship processor and Qualcomm’s.
Anyway These are just numbers. What about the results?
Through different Performance test performed by the people of Android Authority it was found that, Another year, Galaxy S21 models with Snapdragon processors are faster than the Exynos chip variant.
However, it is very clear that Samsung has made great strides with its latest platform and The differences this year are much smaller than in previous generations.
In fact, the only notable differences relate to the Graphics performance When it comes to heavy use, that’s partly due to the added performance of the Adreno 660 GPU compared to the ARM Mali-G78.
There is no doubt that Company is on the right trackand that those differences in graphics performance could linger forever after the company launched Use GPUs designed with AMD Radeon technology. Something that, according to the brand itself, is about to happen very soon.
So if you are thinking of buying one of the new Galaxy S21s and only have access to the Exynos chip variants, then at least you can count on it Your experience with the device will not be clearly inferior for those with access to models with a Snapdragon 888 processor. It seems obvious, but unfortunately we couldn’t say the same about the models introduced in previous years.