Existing tests allow us to compare the performance of mobile processors Exynos 8895 vs Snapdragon 835 vs Kirin 960. At the moment they are the most powerful solutions for smartphones based on Android.

Last year, the Exynos 8890 chipset and Snapdragon 835 showed a quality computing speed increase compared to its predecessors. This was made possible by the transition Samsung and Qualcomm in the custom kernel of its own design.

However, this year, most likely, we will be faced with a situation where the current generation of mobile processors will be only slightly more productive than the previous one.


About the new Exynos 8895, we know mainly from several leaks. This chipset used for the production of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 along with the Snapdragon 835.

According to insider information, the Exynos 8895 will be available in two versions: 8895M and 8895V. They will vary the frequency of high-performance processor clusters of four cores M2 and the number of GPU Mali-G71 blocks.

Process technology – 10 nm, and supported memory LPDDR4x drives UFS 2.1, 4G LTE Cat Network. 16 (download speeds up to one gigabit per second).


According to the Chinese social networks, the prototype Samsung Galaxy S8 based Exynos 8895 is gaining in popular benchmark GeekBench 2301 points in single-core mode and 7019 – in a multi-core.

For comparison, last year’s Galaxy S7-based Exynos 8890 was in the same program in 1873 and 5946 points respectively (regional modification SM-G930W8 for Canada). That is, productivity growth is certainly there. But it can not be called a breakthrough, even at a stretch.


The most powerful solution available on the market a wide range of manufacturers. Generally speaking, the first print run of just “standing” bought for my Samsung Galaxy S8, but this spring based on the Snapdragon 835 should exit Xiaomi Mi6, LG G6 (for there are doubts about him), HTC and 11 other flagship smartphones.

According to the official specifications published on the website Qualcomm, the chipset offers the incredible power of the new eight processor cores Kryo 280 at speeds up to 2.45 GHz, GPU Adreno 540, LTE Cat support. 16 and many other “buns”.

As for the performance in the tests, the results so far are not encouraging, to say the least, exorbitant rates. In GeekBench Snapdragon 835 while gaining points in single-core 1844-2004 and 5426-6233 in place of a multi-core.

At the same time, OnePlus 3T at last year’s Snapdragon 821 received in the single-core test 2378 points. While in multi-core – 5465. It is clear that as long as smart phones based on Snapdragon 835 exist mainly in the prototype stage, and the software for them – in a state of beta testing.

Nevertheless, the new processor originally expected something a little more prominent.


This chipset introduced literally “under the curtain” in 2016. Also, its performance characteristics allow us to speak of it as a mobile processor is already a new generation. For more information about its parameters, see the corresponding article.

Here we only note that at the moment Kirin 960 – the only one who has found application in the smartphone series (Huawei Mate 9). And its performance has been tested by a variety of methods.

In contrast, Samsung and Qualcomm, HiSilicon (a subsidiary of Huawei) did not resort to the development of custom kernels and ready licensed from ARM. Kirin 960 includes four powerful core Cortex-A73 (frequency up to 2.4 GHz) and four energy-efficient Cortex-A53 (frequency up to 1.8 GHz). For 3D-graphics meets Mali-G71 MP8.

However, this configuration allows Huawei Mate 9 based on Kirin 960 recruit in GeekBench 1929 points. And it in single-core mode and 5976 – in a multi-core. Very, very good result.


While a new generation of the high-end mobile processor from Samsung, Qualcomm and Huawei is not much something superior to its predecessors. In past years, the increase rate was usually much more significant.

And so far, none of the vendors did provide solutions, “stone” for Android-smartphone. It was able to single-core computing to beat Apple’s mobile processors. Although it would seem, all behind a huge experience in development.

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