Exynos 9820 vs Snapdragon 855

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9820 (with Mali G76 MP12 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 9820
  • Better instruction set architecture
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 524K vs 503K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Performs 38% better in floating-point computations
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2700 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Supports 10% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 31.1 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
524809
CPU 136700 142947
GPU 184287 185174
Memory 90007 71321
UX 117097 105899
Total score 524809 503723

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2611
Image compression 108.8 Mpixels/s 143.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.7 images/s 23.7 images/s
Speech recognition 47.5 words/s 44.8 words/s
Machine learning 46.4 images/s 45.65 images/s
Camera shooting 19.1 images/s 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 2.04 Mnodes/s 2.93 Mnodes/s
SQLite 612.4 Krows/s 783.05 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3138
Stability 82% 96%
Graphics test 18 FPS 12 FPS
Score 3138 2108

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 9820 and Snapdragon 855

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.7 GHz – Mongoose
2x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A75
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 2700 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 192 KB 384 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 768 KB
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.7 billion
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Adreno 640
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 600 MHz 585 MHz
Execution units 12 2
Shading units 192 384
FLOPS 652 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 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 31.1 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Hexagon 690
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 150FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 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 - X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 20
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced November 2018 December 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9820 SM8150
Official page Samsung Exynos 9820 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820, or ask any questions
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Mauro 22 October 2020 09:14
Hi! I am from Argentina, I have a Samsung a70 with Snapdragon 675 and in mother's day I bought a Samsung s10 plus ceramic black for 385 dolars. It is much better than a70? Because I didn't unboxed it, now the price of the cell Phone is 520 dolars. If I sell it I Will gain 135 dolars. Maybe I could buy A71 that have a Snapdragon 730. What do you think? Another question, which advantage brings the ceramic instead of glass or plastic? Thank you very much!
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Fyzhkar 02 November 2020 02:31
Hi brother. The Exynos 9820 inside your S10+ is a lot more powerful than the 675 & 730, so you need to choose between performance vs. money. If you sell the S10+ you'll get more money but less performance with the A70 & A71, if you keep the S10+ you'll get more performance but you don't gain any money, for me personally I would keep the S10+ unless you really need the money/really want to buy the A71 & keep some money with you. And ceramic usually is stronger than glass, so i'm sure it's more durable than glass.
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