So far this year, a considerable number of processors have been launched on the market, and it is always curious to know the differences between them and some of those that have come out in previous years. Samsung launched the Exynos 880 a few months ago and, to see how the processors develop or lag, we decided to compare it with two processors from another big technology company, Qualcomm. Welcome to the new Exynos 880 vs Snapdragon 765G vs SD 730G comparison!
Before talking about their specs, let’s talk a bit about when these processors were released. The Exynos 880 is the most recent, as it was released on May 26 of this year. In second place we have the Snapdragon 730G, which saw the light of the market last year on April 9, 2019 and, finally, being the “oldest” we have the Snapdragon 765G, which was presented on December 6, 2019.
First off let us start with the process technology which determines the power consumption and performance of the SoC. Keep in mind the lower the number the better is the performance as well as battery life efficiency. First, we have the Snapdragon 765G which is based on a 7nm LPP EUV process, not only is the most updated, but it is also one of the most used in the current market. With that being said, both the Exynos 880 and the Snapdragon 730G are based in an 8nm FinFET process, that although it is not as updated as the 7nm, it still presents a great quality.
Winner: Snapdragon 765G
Starting with the CPU section, the Exynos 880 has a dual-cluster design (2 + 6) CPU, which consists of the following:
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 765G has an odd tri-cluster design (1+1+6), which consists of the following:
Lastly, the Snapdragon 730G has a dual-cluster design (2 + 6) CPU, which consists of the following:
Ranking each SoC in CPU performance of this Exynos 880 vs Snapdragon 765G vs SD 730G comparison, the Snapdragon 730G comes in the last place because:
The Exynos 880 and SD 765G are considered tie here because:
Winner: Tie (Exynos 880 and Snapdragon 765G)
Inside of the GPU in Exynos 880, there is an ARM Mali-G76 MP5, which promises “3D graphics with high frame rate in games”, APIs and various optimizations for on-screen graphics. It debuts an image signal processor that supports up to five individual sensors for cameras and can process three sensors.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 765G has upgraded its GPU from Adreno 618 to 620 which has a speed of 625MHz; moreover, it’s overclocked as well compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 (18% better graphics). The 765G’s Adreno 620 GPU has 38% better performance than the Adreno 618 in the 730G. And don’t forget about the gaming optimizations done for this SoC.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 730G works with the Adreno 618, manufactured by Qualcomm itself, which has a speed of 700MHz. That being said, this processor has been overclocked to offer between 15% and 25% more power.
First, the Snapdragon 765G processor has managed to obtain an impressive score of 302,847 points.
On the second place we have the Exynos 880 that scores around 293,236 points on AnTuTu v8.
Last but not least we have the Snapdragon 730G processor that scored a total of 259,109 points.
Relating to this category, inside the Exynos 880 are a built-in NPU and DSP for on-device AI processing and both share a driver and DMA (direct memory access) for faster and more efficient performance.
Now, talking about the Snapdragon 765G, Qualcomm’s fifth-generation AI engine found inside is carried partially intact, featuring the Hexagon 696 DSP with a dedicated Tensor Throttle. The setup has 5.5 TOPS of AI compute, that’s roughly a third of the 15 TOPS that can be seen on the SD865, but not that far from the 7.5 TOPS found inside the SD 855. Basically, this processor has a very decent AI performance.
With that said, the Snapdragon 730G incorporates the Hexagon 688 DSP to move artificial intelligence code, and adds the Vector eXtensions, in addition to the Hexagon Tensor Accelerator. That means that the chip is not only responsible for coordinating the rest of the processor but also has a specific execution unit. And to top it off, we have a neural processing SDK also included.
To rank the AI performance, we will consider the official AI-benchmark rankings:
The connectivity features of the Exynos 880 include an integrated 5G modem that supports download speeds of up to 2.55Gbps and upload speeds of up to 1.28Gbps on NR 5G sub-6GHz networks. The chipset’s dual E-UTRA-NR connectivity combines LTE 5G and 4G networks to deliver a download speed of up to 3.55Gbps and an upload speed of up to 1.38Gbps. It appears to be the same modem used in the Exynos 980. Other features of the Exynos 880 SoC include dual-band Wifi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, WiFi 5 and USB Type-C port.
With that said, in the connectivity department, the Snapdragon 765G supports 5G networking and is the first upper-mid SoC to provide this networking. This processor integrates the X52 modem (internal) which gives 5G download up to 3.7 Gbit/s and upload up to 1.6 Gbit/s. Moreover, it also supports WiFi 6 and Global 5G networking consisting of sub-6GHz in Europe and Asia and mmWave 5G in the US.
Having said that, the Snapdragon 730G by Qualcomm chip includes a range of other features like a fast X15 LTE radio (800 Mbits Cat 15 download, 150 Mbps Cat 13 upload), one of the first Wifi 6 wireless radios (802.11ax) and satellite positioning ( GPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou, Galileo). There’s no 5G support in SD 730G.
Now talking about some other specifications of these three processors, the Exynos 880’s advanced image signal processor supports up to five individual sensors and can process three sensors at once, while allowing a maximum resolution of a single 64 megapixel camera and a 20 megapixel dual camera rating for each camera. As for the video, the Exynos 880 multi-format codec supports 4K video recording and playback at 30fps (frames per second). A chipset that has already entered mass production and will debut with the Y70s.
We also come across the photographic support of the Snapdragon 765G for sensors up to 192 megapixels without zero shutter lag or the 36 megapixels with this feature or dual devices with 22 megapixels per sensor. The video is kept in 4K HDR and can reach 480fps in HD or 720p quality.
That being said, the Snapdragon 730G incorporates new features in the photographic aspect, such as the possibility of mounting sensors up to 192 megapixels, or the assistant for the focus, or the Portrait mode in video, functional even capturing at 60 frames per second. A highly photographic chip that also supports up to three cameras and up to 5x optical zoom.
Finally, to see what is the best option among these processors at the budget level, we have to know the price of the phones they are on. In this category, the Snapdragon 730G cheapest phone is Realme X2 priced around $232.
Coming in second place we have the Snapdragon 765G, which is present in the Redmi K30 that is available in the market with a price of around $279. The offers the best price/performance ratio under mid-end phones.
Finally, and being in third place in this category, we have the Exynos 880 which is priced $256 in Vivo Y51s. It’s old to see a Exynos used inside of a non-Samsung phone.
Winner: Snapdragon 730G (lowest price)
Winner: Snapdragon 765G (best price/performance ratio)
In this Exynos 880 vs Snapdragon 765G vs SD 730G comparison, our pick is the Snapdragon 765G. Why? Because it provides the best CPU, GPU and connectivity performance, the latest process, and the highest AnTuTu score.
I will choose Snapdragon 765G if:
I will choose Exynos 880 if:
I will choose Snapdragon 730G if:
Snapdragon 765G (6 points)| Exynos 880 (2 points) | Snapdragon 730G (0 point)
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