Samsung Galaxy S24 series performance overview: Upgrades in every department

The launch event of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series was nothing short of a spectacle. The mind-blowing Galaxy AI features, the incredible hardware capabilities, and the breakthrough technological marvels showcased at this gala took the excitement surrounding these next-gen smartphones to a whole new level. Following the event, it was revealed that the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ will ship with the brand’s in-house Exynos 2400 chipset, with its ultra-powerful nature that’s set to propel smartphone experiences forward in a huge way. We’re going to be giving you a detailed comparison between the Exynos 2400 chip on Galaxy S24 and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip on Galaxy S23 so you can understand the massive performance leap that this year’s Samsung flagships have taken over last year.

Exynos 2400 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Thermal performance

High-end processors must have good thermals considering how intense their operations can be on any given day. Samsung has equipped its Exynos 2400 chip with top-notch thermal performance that helps it distinguish itself from the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in a large way. Firstly, the Exynos 2400 ships with a 10-core processor, whereas the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 carries an octa-core one. The two extra cores give nimble versatility to the CPU, allowing it to allocate resources more efficiently, leading to the generation of less heat.

Its tri-cluster arrangement includes one large, five mid-size, and four small cores that work in tandem to produce superior performance. And the large core is the latest Cortex-X4 from Arm, which provides 15 percent higher performance than its predecessor. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 model ships with an octa-core processor that’s headlined by the last-gen Cortext-X3 core. As mentioned above, the Cortex-X4 is a much better big core and is ideal for those who don’t like to compromise on performance even one bit.

Samsung has also heralded a revolution in thermal management with its use of the Fan-Out Wafer Level Packaging (FOWLP) system. This cutting-edge chip packaging technology reduces thickness while still making more space for IO connectors and allowing electrical signals to move more freely and efficiently. This packaging also has a lower heat resistance, enabling the phones to stay even cooler during long gaming sessions. In fact, FOWLP offers a 23 percent boost in single-core and an 8 percent boost in multi-core heat resistance.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has its own thermal control properties but when it comes to the Galaxy S24, the presence of a 1.5x larger Vapor Chamber on the smartphone means further improvements to the thermal performance of the phone. As is evident, the presence of the Exynos 2400 chip inside the Galaxy S24 allows it to deliver superior performance in terms of thermals, as compared to the last-gen Galaxy S23 that was home to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU.

Exynos 2400 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Graphical capabilities

The GPU onboard the Samsung Exynos 2400 is an Xclipse 940 unit that’s built on the AMD RDNA 3 architecture, whereas the GPU onboard the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is an Adreno GPU built on Qualcomm’s regular architecture. For those unaware, the AMD RDNA 3 architecture was originally built for AMD’s highest-end PC graphics cards and the fact that it has made its way to the Exynos 2400 is a huge deal. This, combined with the fact that the chip even ships with hardware-accelerated ray tracing support will make gaming feel extraordinarily more beautiful on the Galaxy S24, delivering realistic shadows and lighting effects.

Exynos 2400 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 2: Benchmark tests

On the 3D Mark Wildlife Test, the Samsung Galaxy S24 with its Exynos 2300 SoC managed to score a whopping two times that of a device featuring the Exynos 2200 chip. On the trusted AnTuTu benchmark test, the Exynos 2400 model of the Galaxy S24 scored 16,66,145, whereas the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-equipped Galaxy S23 could manage 15,40,202. The same test places the Exynos 2400 at 98 in terms of single and multi-core processor tests, while it places the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 at 87. The Samsung SoC even wins in the CPU, memory and UX tests from AuTuTu.

When it comes to Geekbench, the story isn’t much different. The Exynos 2400 scores around 2,203 on the single-core test, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 scores 2,003, giving the former a healthy 10 percent lead. The difference in capability is more glaringly visible in the multi-core test, where the Samsung SoC grabs a score of 7,021 and the Qualcomm unit gets just 5,310, registering a 32 percent lead for the Samsung processor. This should give you a good idea of the kind of improved capability that the leading-edge Exynos 2400 has brought to Samsung’s new flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S24: Other highlights

What stood out most during the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S24 smartphones were its astounding AI capabilities that are made possible by the cutting-edge NPU onboard the Exynos 2400. Among these features is Circle to Search, which allows users to draw a circle around any screen element, be it an image, video, or text, prompting instant recognition and search initiation without switching apps. And then there are several other AI features like Live Translate for real-time communication in unfamiliar languages and Chat Assist for automatically giving you the tone needed for making your messages sound exactly as you intend them to.

But there are still a some other unique features that no one is talking about. Among them is the NFC Flipsuit Case that can be purchased with the Samsung Galaxy S24 devices. These remarkable cases come with their own NFC cards that automatically change the wallpapers on your handsets when snapped on.

Thanks to incredible design chops from Samsung, the Galaxy S24 series phones have really compact bodies that make them a delight to carry around. The base Galaxy S24 variant will appeal a lot to fans of small smartphones. Despite its 6.2-inch screen, it bears the footprint of small smartphones from the years gone by, giving those who love such devices a chance to own one without any compromise in terms of capabilities. On the other hand, the Galaxy S24+ would appeal to those who like to consume multimedia content on the go with its massive and gorgeous 6.7-inch 1440p display and a whopping 4900mAh battery that provides an impressive power backup.

On the software front, the OneUI 6.1 experience of the Galaxy S24 range is worth praising for the massive upgrade package it brings over its previous versions. Everything from Transcriptions in the Voice Recorder app to the Generative Edit feature in the Gallery app is included in this new software experience.


Coming back to the SoC comparison, it’s awfully clear that the Exynos 2400 chipset onboard the Samsung Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ is a massive improvement over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip on the Galaxy S23. And its arrival in the Indian market marks a comeback for the Exynos chip after two years of being absent from the Galaxy flagship lineup. The Galaxy S24 series needed massively powerful internal hardware to support its plethora of high-end features and it has got just that in the Exynos 2400. Now that you know about the massive upgrades, what are you waiting for? Pre-book the Galaxy S24 series now and get benefits worth Rs. 22,000*.