Samsung Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 720G: Which One is Better?

Most of the smartphones in the price range of Rs 15,000 – Rs 25000 are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G or Exynos 9611 SoC. Both of these chipsets are very good, but there are some big difference between both of them. So in this article, we are going to compare Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 720G to see which one offers better value. So, let’s get started.

Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 720G

SpecsExynos 9611Snapdragon 720G
Launch DateSeptember 19, 2019January 20, 2020
Process10nm8nm
CPU4xCortex-A73@2.3GHz
4xCortex-A53@1.7GHz
Kryo 465
2xCortex-A76@2.3GHz
6xCortex-A55@1.8GHz
GPUMali G72 MP3Adreno 618
AI_Hexagon 692
DisplayFHD+ Display, 2520×1080@60HzFHD+ Display, 2520×1080@90Hz/120Hz
CameraDual 16MP, Single 32MP, 64MPSpectra 350L
Dual 16MP, Single 32MP, 48MP, 192MP
RAM/Storageup to 8GB LPDDR4X, eMMc5.1, UFS2.1up to 8GB LPDDR4X, eMMc5.1, UFS2.1
ConnectivityDual Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB3.1Fast Connect 6200
Wi-Fi-6, Bluetooth 5.1, NavIC, GNSS, USB3.1
ModemLTE Cat 12 – 600Mbps
LTE Cat 13 – 150Mbps
Snapdragon X15
LTE Cat 15 – 800Mbps
LTE Cat 13 – 150Mbps
Antutu Scores1,80,0002,78,000
Geekbench scores305 (single core)
1177 (multi core)
571 (single core)
1676 (multi core)

Manufacturing Process and CPU

The Qualcomm SoC is ahead here because it is built on an 8nm process, while the Exynos 9611 is manufactured on 10nm process. This makes the Snapdragon 720G more power efficient than the Exynos one.

In the CPU department, the Snapdragon 720G again beats the Exynos 9611, as it comes with two Cortex-A76 performance cores clocked @2.3 GHz and six Cortex-A55 efficiency cores clocked @1.8 GHz. On the other hand, Samsung Exynos 9611 comes with four Cortex-A73 performance cores clocked @2.3 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked @1.7 GHz.

Winner: Snapdragon 720G

GPU (Graphics Processing Unit)

The Snapdragon 720G comes with Adreno 618 GPU, which can easily handle any heavy game or application. It comes with Elite Gaming features such as better Contrast, HDR Gaming, and Color accuracy.

As for Exynos 9611, it comes with an older Mali G72 MP3 GPU. It just struggles to maintain a decent performance. It is an outdated GPU, just like the CPU. If you are a gamer, then it is recommended to stay away from a phone that packs Exynos 9611 SoC.

Winner: Snapdragon 720G

Also Read: Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 720G

Snapdragon 720G vs Exynos 9611: Benchmark Scores

On Geekbench, the Snapdragon 720G scores a single-core score of 571 and a multi-core score of 1676. The Exynos 9611, on the other hand, scores a single-core score of 305 points and a multi-core score of 1177 points. So, again, Snapdragon 720G is the clear winner here.

Winner: Snapdragon 720G

Display & Memory

The Snapdragon 720G supports FHD+ resolution displays with 60Hz or 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate. The Exynos 9611 supports FHD+ resolution displays only with 60Hz refresh rate. Both of the chipsets supports up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.1. In department, the Qualcomm’s 720G has an edge.

Winner: Snapdragon 720G

AI (Artificial Intelligence)

As for AI department, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is equipped with Qualcomm’s 5th Gen AI engine, with Hexagon 692 DSP, Hexagon Tensor Accelerators, Vector Extensions, and Accelerators.

In comparison, the Exynos 9611 comes with a digital signal processor and a neural network engine. As expected from an older chipset, the 9611 just can’t come close to the number TOPs the Snapdragon 720G can perform.

Winner: Snapdragon 720G

Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 720G: Connectivity

Both the chipsets are not 5G compatible. Both of them support 4G LTE. The LTE modem in the Exynos 9611 supports a download speed of 600 Mbps and an upload speed of 150 Mbps. Its connectivity options include support for Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Radio.

The Snapdragon 720G comes with Snapdragon X15 LTE modem which supports a download speed of up to 800 Mbps and upload speed of up to 150 Mbps. Connectivity features of Snapdragon 720G include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, Dual Band GPS and ISRO’s NavIC navigation system, USB Type-C, NFC.

Winner: Snapdragon 720G

Exynos 9611 vs Snapdragon 720G: Price comparison

Exynos 9611 PhonesPriceSnapdragon 720G PhonesPrice
Samsung Galaxy A51Rs 24,999Samsung Galaxy A52Rs 23,499
Samsung Galaxy A50sRs 18,599Samsung Galaxy A72Rs 34,999
Samsung Galaxy M31sRs 17,032Vivo V20Rs 23,090
Samsung Galaxy M31Rs 16,999Realme 8 ProRs 17,999
Galaxy M31 Prime EditionRs 17,480Realme 7 ProRs 15,099
Samsung Galaxy M30sRs 15,027Redmi Note 9 ProRs 14,499
Samsung Galaxy F41Rs 14,499Redmi Note 9 Pro MaxRs 17,499
Samsung Galaxy M21Rs 14,190POCO M2 ProRs 13,999

Conclusion: Which One is Better?

The price of Exynos 9611 and Snapdragon 720G smartphones is almost same, but the performance difference between both of these chipsets is too big. Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G has a better GPU, CPU, ISP, display supports, AI engine, connectivity support and so on. So the Snapdragon 720G is a much better SoC than Samsung’s Exynos 9611.

Final winner: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which is better, Exynos 9611 or Snapdragon 720G?

Snapdragon 720G is way better than Exynos 9611.

Is Exynos 9611 a bad processor?

No, Exynos 9611 is not a bad processor, it is just outdated. In comparison, the Snapdragon 720G is more powerful than Snapdragon 720G.

Is Exynos 9611 good for gaming?

You can play games smoothly at decent settings. But at high settings, the phone can start lagging.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments 🙂

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