THE Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra in two editions: one with the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and another with the Exynos 2100. But even though the chips have very close specs, is there any tangible difference between the components? is what the Android Authority sought to answer in a comparison.
The experiment used the two variants of the cell phone with a screen in Full HD resolution and with a variable refresh rate of up to 120 Hz turned on. The results revealed that Samsung’s chip is not that far removed from Qualcomm’s part, found in countries like the United States. In Brazil, the cell phone is sold with the Exynos 2100.
Processors have the same number of cores, but with different arrangements. The Snapdragon 888 has one Cortex-X1 at 2.84GHz, three Cortex-A78 at 2.4GHz and four Cortex-A55 at 1.8GHz. Graphics are represented by the Adreno 660.
The Exynos 2100 consists of a 2.9GHz Cortex-X1, three 2.8GHz Cortex-A78s and four 2.2GHz Cortex-A55s. The graphics chip is the Mali-G78. Like Qualcomm’s processor, the component is made in a 5-nanometer process.
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The first round involved testing Geekbench 5, 3DMark and AnTuTu. At first, which focuses on the CPU, the Exynos 2100 took advantage with only one core (single core) and with multiple cores (multi-core), with 1,109 points and 3,620 points, respectively. The Snapdragon 888 reached 1,098 points and 3,363 points.
In the 3DMark test, which focuses on the graphics chip, the order changed. The edition with Snapdragon came out ahead, with 7,895 points, while the model with Exynos reached 7,761 points. Just like Geekbench 5, the higher the score, the better.
AnTuTu considers the whole cell phone as a whole to determine its results. Again, the Snapdragon model remained at the top, with 701,672 points. The option with the Samsung processor reached 644,316 points.
The second round involved the Speed Test G, an independent site-specific test for measuring smartphone performance. Here, the Android Authority took the average of ten runs to compare them. At this point, as the results are measured in milliseconds (ms), the smaller the better.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 kept ahead. In relation to the CPU and GPU, the processor performed the executions in 36.23 ms and 26.28 ms, respectively. When mixing both components, the time is 18.53 ms.
But the Exynos 2100 was not far behind. By combining them, the result achieved is 21.59 ms. The time recorded by the CPU and GPU is 37.82 ms and 34.43 ms.
There was also a stress test that pushes the CPU and GPU to the limit. The site noted that the Snapdragon model is remarkably faster than the Exynos editing. In addition to demonstrating more consistent power in the process, Qualcomm’s chip takes longer to show a drop in sustained performance.
The Exynos 2100, on the other hand, took advantage of battery life. The model with the chip from Samsung registered 226 minutes against 199 minutes of the edition with the Qualcomm processor.
In the experiment, the site noted that Exynos’ strangulation starts before Snapdragon. That is, even if the performance is reduced in advance, the Samsung chip consumes less energy in this process.
|Benchmark||Exynos 2100||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Geekbench 5 (CPU)||– single core: 1,109 points
– multi-core: 3,620 points
|– single core: 1,098 points
– multi-core: 3,363 points
|3DMark (GPU)||7,761 points||7,895 points|
|AnTuTu (system)||644,316 points||701,672 points|
|Speed Test G (average of 10 runs)||– CPU: 37.82 ms
– GPU: 34.43 ms
– Mixed: 21.59 ms
|– CPU: 36.23 ms
– GPU: 26.28 ms
– Mixed: 18.53 ms
|battery life||226 minutes||199 minutes|
With information: Android Authority