Exynos 1280 vs Snapdragon 778G: Has Samsung gotten it right?

Before you make that decision to buy the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G or the Galaxy A73 5G smartphone, check out this comparison.

exynos 1280 vs snapdragon 778g 5g
illustration by zesushv

For years, Samsung has been playing catch with the likes of Snapdragon and Mediatek when it comes to the mobile chipset market. The Exynos chipset lineup is Samsung's answer to an in-house-made chipset.

Though some smartphone makers like Meizu have at one time or the other used an Exynos chipset in their smartphones, the Exynos lineup is mainly found in a Samsung devices.

Exynos has not seen too many good days, as a lot of Samsung fans have expressed dissatisfaction when a Samsung device with an Exynos chipset is compared to that of Snapdragon or Mediatek.

Today, we pitched the Exynos 1280 against the Snapdragon 778G to see if there is hope for the Exynos chip lineup albeit in the midrange chip segment.

a53 x a73
Credit: Gsmarena, Aliexpress.

Interestingly, though diverse in specs, the Samsung A53 5G and the A73 5G are powered by the Exynos 1280 and Snapdragon 778G respectively. Before you make the decision to buy the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G or the Galaxy A73 5G smartphone, check out this comparison.

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Highlights of the Exynos 1280.

  • 5G support.
  • 5nm process node
  • WiFi 5
  • Bluetooth 5.2

Main features of the Snapdragon 778G

  • 5G support.
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • WiFi 6E, 6.
  • 6nm process node

The above information is the noticeable edge from the chipsets and why or not should a potential user pick a device powered by these chipsets.

To give a more detailed comparison, we have drawn below a table of similarities and differences between the Exynos 1280 vs SD 778G.

Exynos 1280 SD 778G
Process Node
Exynos 1280
5nm
SD 778G
6nm
CPU cores.
Exynos 1280
8
SD 778G
8
CPU type.
Exynos 1280
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A78
SD 778G
1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
3x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
CPU Clock Speed
Exynos 1280
2.4GHZ
SD 778G
2.4GHZ
GPU type.
Exynos 1280
Mali-G68
SD 778G
Adreno™ 642L
WiFi
Exynos 1280
5
SD 778G
6E, 6.
Bluetooth
Exynos 1280
5.2
SD 778G
5.2
Network
Exynos 1280
5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
SD 778G
5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
UFS
Exynos 1280
2.2
SD 778G
2.1, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1
RAM type [DDR]
Exynos 1280
LPDDR4X
SD 778G
LPDDR5
Max Camera Megal Pixel
Exynos 1280
108mp
SD 778G
192mp
Location satellite support
Exynos 1280
Quad-constellation multi-signal for L1 and L5 GNSS
SD 778G
Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC enabled GPS, QZSS
Antutu Benchmark v9
Exynos 1280
Samsung A53
SD 778G
Samsung A73
Geekbench 5 single core.
Exynos 1280
734
SD 778G
637
Geekbench 5 multi core.
Exynos 1280
1879
SD 778G
2907

Conclusion.

From the table above, you can see clearly that the hardware configuration gap between the Exynos 1280 and the Snapdragon 778G are miles apart. Other than the smaller 5nm node process of the Exynos 1280 over the 6nm Snapdragon 778G and on the Geekbench 5 Single-core test, the SD 778G dominates in every area of this comparison.

The Samsung Exynos 1280 is not a bad chip, but if you are pressed between the Samsung A53 5G and The Samsung A73 5G, the obvious choice in terms of chipset configuration is the A73 5G.

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