Exynos 9810 vs Snapdragon 855

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9810 (with Mali-G72MP18 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (Adreno 640). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Samsung Exynos 9810
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 855
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • Performs 37% better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 27% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 26.82 GB/s)
  • Announced 11-months later
  • Shows better (up to 21%) AnTuTu 9 score – 505K vs 419K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
419001
505893
CPU 111745 142947
GPU 140381 185174
Memory 72698 71321
UX 90338 105899
Total score 419001 505893

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2636
Image compression 115.35 Mpixels/s 143.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection 23.8 images/s 23.7 images/s
Speech recognition 46.95 words/s 44.8 words/s
Machine learning 48.25 images/s 45.65 images/s
Camera shooting 17.45 images/s 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 2.02 Mnodes/s 2.93 Mnodes/s
SQLite 633.2 Krows/s 783.05 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 56 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 28 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 57 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 855

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.9 GHz – Exynos M3
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2900 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache - 384 KB
L2 cache - 768 KB
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 10 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 5.3 billion 6.7 billion
TDP 5 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G72MP18 Adreno 640
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 572 MHz 585 MHz
Execution units 18 2
Shading units 288 384
FLOPS 658 Gigaflops 899 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 26.82 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 6 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 690
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Shannon 360 LTE X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 19 LTE Cat. 20
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 200 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced January 2018 December 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9810 SM8150
Official page Samsung Exynos 9810 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site

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