Exynos 9820 vs Snapdragon 730

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9820 (with Mali G76 MP12 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (Adreno 618). 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 9820
  • Supports 124% higher memory bandwidth (31.1 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Performs 69% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 66%) AnTuTu 9 score – 530K vs 320K
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2700 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
530471
CPU 136700 101953
GPU 184287 75580
Memory 90007 54411
UX 117097 86196
Total score 530471 320299

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2311
Image compression 108.8 Mpixels/s 93.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.7 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 47.5 words/s 27 words/s
Machine learning 46.4 images/s 24.7 images/s
Camera shooting 19.1 images/s 14 images/s
HTML 5 2.04 Mnodes/s 1.17 Mnodes/s
SQLite 612.4 Krows/s 478.1 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 59 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 36 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 27 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 35 FPS
[Medium]
World of Tanks Blitz - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 30 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Mi9T
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 9820 and Snapdragon 730

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.7 GHz – Mongoose
2x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2700 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 192 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 8 nanometers
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Adreno 618
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 600 MHz 500 MHz
Execution units 12 2
Shading units 192 128
FLOPS 652 Gigaflops 386 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 31.1 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Qualcomm Hexagon 688
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 150FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
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 - X15
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 15
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced November 2018 April 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number S5E9820 SM7150-AA
Official page Samsung Exynos 9820 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 official site

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