Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC vs Samsung Exynos 7872: The Battle for Best Mid-Range Chipset

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Following launch of its upcoming flagship class Exynos 9810, Samsung unveiled its new mid-tier Exynos 7872 chip alongside which will be powering the just launched Meizu M6S smartphone. Even though Qualcomm leads in the mobile segment, Samsung’s Exynos 7872 lately give tough competition to its counterpart. The main competitor of this Exynos 7872 is Snapdragon 630, which already powers some of the best mid-range devices on the market.


Though Qualcomm processor comes with higher clock frequency, Samsung Exynos 7872 trumps the Snapdragon 630 with its two powerful Cortex A73 cores. A new AnTuTu benchmark for Exynos 7872 and Meizu M6s and Snapdragon 630 in Nokia 6 (2018) show the performance of the device is on par with each other. The Meizu M6s scores 88133 while the Nokia 6 scores slightly better with 88573.

Other than that, the Snapdragon 630 offers far better camera and video capabilities than the Exynos processor. The SD 630 supports up to a 24MP single camera and 13MP dual cameras along with optical zoom function while Exynos only supports 21.7MP sensors on both front and rear.


In video department, the Qualcomm mid-range chipset does better than the Samsung chip. The Exynos mid-range smartphone can offer Full HD 1080p at 120fps video recording capabilities. The SD 630, on the other hand, comes with support for 4K video recording and playback.

The Exynos 7872 and SD 630 have their own limitations when it comes to display options. These chips will only support screens with a max resolution of 1920×1200, which means there will be no support for the trendy 18:9 Full HD+ screens.


The Snapdragon 630, however, still features a better modem which can reach higher download speeds than its competitor. It also supports Quick Charge 4 which is one of the fastest charging technologies. Overall, the Snapdragon 630 will continue to reign the mid-range smartphone segment, but Exynos 7872 isn’t a bad option either.

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