Dimensity 7200 vs. Exynos 1380

Dimensity 7200 vs Exynos 1380

With Samsung’s return to the midrange segment, it will be interesting to see how well they will perform against the competition. To examine this, we are going to be putting up one of Samsung’s midrange offerings against one of MediaTek’s. This is the Dimensity 7200 vs. Exynos 1380.

The Dimensity 7200 is a relatively new SoC from MediaTek. It was announced in February 2023 and it is billed as a midrange SoC. The Dimensity 7200 has not been widely adopted by many smartphone makers. However, it can be found on phones like the Vivo V27, Vivo iQOO Z7 Pro, Vivo S17e, Vivo T2 Pro 5G, and the Redmi Note 13 Pro+.

The Exynos 1380 is also an upper midrange SoC from Samsung. It is meant exclusively for Samsung Galaxy A series devices. It was announced in the same month as the Dimensity 7200 and has made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, F54, and M54.

With that being said, let us dive into this comparison and see which SoC is the better one.

Dimensity 7200 vs. Exynos 1380 Specifications

The following are the specs of the Dimensity 7200 and the Exynos 1380 side by side. Take a good look and refer to is as we go along further into this comparison.

Dimensity 7200

Exynos 1380

Class Upper Midrange Upper Midrange
Model Number MT6886 S5E8835
 

Big Cores

2x Cortex-A715 (2.8GHz) 4x Cortex A78 (2.4GHz)
Small Cores 6x Cortex-A510 (2.0GHz) 4x Cortex A55 (2.0GHz)
Clock Speed 2.8GHz 2.4GHz
Instruction Set ARMv9.2 ARMv8
L1 Cache 512KB
L2 Cache 1MB
L3 Cache 4MB
Process Node 4nm TSMC 5nm Samsung EUV
TDP 5W 5W
GPU Name ARM Mali G610 MP4 ARM Mali G68 MP5
GPU Max Frequency 1130MHz 950MHz
Execution Units 4 5
RAM LPDDR5 LPDDR5
RAM Speed 3200MHz 3200MHz
Max RAM Bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max RAM Size 16 GB 8GB
Storage UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max Display Resolution 2520 x 1080 FHD+
Max Refresh Rate 120Hz 144Hz
HDR Yes
Video Capture 4K at 30FPS 4K @30fps
Video Playback 4K at 30FPS 4K @30fps
Video Codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8
Audio Codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV
4G Support Yes, Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 18
5G Support Yes, Up to 4700 Mbps 5G NR Sub-6GHz 3.79Gbps (DL) / 1.28 Gbps (UL)5G NR mmWave 3.67Gbps (DL) / 0.92 Gbps (UL)
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.3 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GNSS, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
NFC Yes
Max Camera Lens 200MP 200MP

Performance: Dimensity 7200 vs. Exynos 1380

For CPU performance, the Dimensity 7200 flexes its muscles with 2 Cortex A715 (2.8GHz) CPUs for demanding tasks and 6 Cortex A510 (2.0GHz) CPUs for lighter workloads. For the Exynos 1380, there are 4 Cortex A78 (2.4GHz) for heavy CPU tasks and 4 Cortex A55 CPU cores for battery efficiency.

With these specs like this, it is clear that the Dimensity 7200 has the better performance. Its A715 CPU cores are faster and more powerful than the A78 cores in the Exynos 1380, although you should note that the gap between them isn’t all that wide.

Benchmarks

To confirm if our analysis is correct, let’s look at Benchmarks. Benchmarks are tests that examine SoCs using tests that mimic real-life performance. They help to give us a general idea of how well an SoC should behave. The Dimensity 7200 scores are on the left and those of the Exynos 1380 are on the right.

AnTuTu

CPU 243,264 155,921
GPU 178,796 148,262
Memory 130,142 85,150
UX 160,908 126,072
Total Score 713,398 517,295

GeekBench

Single-Core 1196 784
Multi-Core 2651 2623

Gaming: Dimensity 7200 vs. Exynos 1380

For graphics and gaming, the Dimensity 7200 wins because it has the superior GPU. The Mali G610 MP4 on the Dimensity 7200 outshines the Mali G68 MP5 on the Exynos 1380. This category is a clear win for the Dimensity 7200.

RAM and Storage

Both SoCs are tied in this department. This is because they both use the same LPDDR5 (3200MHz) RAM and support up to UFS 3.1 storage.

Cameras and Video

This story repeats itself for camera and video. Both SoCs support cameras with resolutions of up to 200MP and can handle recording/playback of 4K videos at 60fps. Image processing output is also quite similar, but the Exynos places a bit more emphasis on image/video processing, while the Dimensity focuses more on raw performance.

Connectivity

For network connectivity, both SoCs cover the full range from 2G to 5G networks, include Bluetooth 5.3, and support WiFi 6. However, the Dimensity 7200 takes the lead in upload and download speeds with 4G and 5G.

Battery

When it comes to battery consumption and heat generation, the Dimensity 7200 is more gentle on the battery and produces less heat. This advantage stems from its more efficient 4nm TSMC process. The Exynos 1380 trails slightly behind with its 5nm Samsung process.

Conclusion

In this comparison, the Dimensity 7200 offers the better performance, gaming, connectivity, and battery efficiency. The Exynos 1380 may have a slight edge in camera support, but it might not be enough to sway many users. To establish a stronger foothold in the midrange market, Samsung needs to bring more to the table.


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