Exynos 1480 vs Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 – Galaxy A55 vs Galaxy M55 Chipsets

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So the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy A55 and the upcoming Galaxy M55 has raised some questions. These are regarding the processors that Samsung uses in these smartphones. Galaxy A55 will use the Exynos 1480 while the Galaxy M55 will use the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Both are mid-segment processors and good enough for daily tasks. In this blog let us compare both of these processors with data from the nanoreview.


Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 1480 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1


Architecture4x 2.75 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A710
3x 2.36 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Frequency2750 MHz2400 MHz
Instruction set
L2 cache3 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Process4 nanometers4 nanometers


GPU nameSamsung Xclipse 530Adreno 644
ArchitectureSamsung XclipseAdreno 600
GPU frequency1300 MHz660 MHz
Execution units2
Shading units384
Total shaders768
FLOPS608 Gigaflops1013.8 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.31.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency3200 MHz3200 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s25.6 Gbit/s
Max size12 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)YesYes
Storage typeUFS 3.1UFS 3.1
Max display resolution2960 x 14403360 x 1600
Max camera resolution1x 200MP1x 200MP
Video capture4K at 30FPS4K at 30FPS
Video playback4K at 30FPS4K at 30FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


ModemSnapdragon X62
4G supportLTE Cat. 18LTE Cat. 18
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 4400 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 1600 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, GalileoGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Processor Information

AnnouncedMarch 2024May 2022
ClassMid-rangeMid range
Model numberSM7450-AB
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 official site


Exynos 1480Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
AnTuTu 10726734674024
GeekBench 6Single Core1170
Single Core -971
Multi-Core – 2767
Compute Score (GPU)41242548
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Final Thoughts

From the above specifications and benchmarks, it is clear that Samsung’s Exynos 1480 is much better than the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Moreover, the Exynos 1480 is much newer and made with the latest technologies. In all fairness, the real competition for it is the newer Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 which is the latest release. But since our main topic is the Galaxy A55 vs Galaxy M55, then for sure Galaxy A55 emerges as the winner here. One thing to note is the price point at which the Galaxy M55 will be released it can be a better value for money.

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