We all know the eternal rivalry of Exynos and Snapdragon. Although there are no extreme differences, especially the performance of flagship phones is very important. The in-house chipset used in Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series, the Exynos 990, was a disappointing chipset as it couldn’t compete with the Snapdragon 865. The Exynos 2100 was released with a substantial improvement and bug fix over the Exynos 990, the Snapdragon 888 has improved power efficiency over the previous model. However, the chipset does not seem to match the capabilities of the Snapdragon 888.



The results of these two chipsets, which were compared in every sense, were announced in AnandTech. Testing was conducted using two variants of the Galaxy S21 Ultra running the Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888. The team conducted several tests showing that Samsung’s 5nm (5LPE) manufacturing process on both devices brought some improvements to the Exynos 2100 in terms of power efficiency compared to previous models. However, we have to regret that Samsung could not catch up with Qualcomm again.

It shows that the 2100 has up to 18-35% higher power consumption compared to the Snapdragon 888. Battery life will take the burden of this high power consumption. Both PCMark Work 2.0 and web browsing battery life testing confirmed that the Galaxy S21 Ultra Snapdragon 888 version lasts longer on a single charge compared to the Exynos 2100 version of the same flagship phone. Therefore, we send Samsung farewell by patting his back and consoling him.


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