Exynos 9820 vs Snapdragon 865

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9820 (with Mali G76 MP12 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (Adreno 650). 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Exynos 9820
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Performs 88% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 1-year and 1-month later
  • Shows better (up to 24%) AnTuTu 9 score – 656K vs 530K
  • 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
530471
656094
CPU 136700 185574
GPU 184287 217010
Memory 90007 112445
UX 117097 137783
Total score 530471 656094

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
3479
Image compression 108.8 Mpixels/s 164.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.7 images/s 26.1 images/s
Speech recognition 47.5 words/s 49.6 words/s
Machine learning 46.4 images/s 50 images/s
Camera shooting 19.1 images/s 29.5 images/s
HTML 5 2.04 Mnodes/s 3.25 Mnodes/s
SQLite 612.4 Krows/s 880 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 61 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 30 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Mi 10 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 865

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.7 GHz – Mongoose
2x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2700 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 192 KB 128 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 2 MB 4 MB
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 10.3 billion
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Adreno 650
Architecture Bifrost Adreno 600
GPU frequency 600 MHz 587 MHz
Execution units 12 2
Shading units 192 512
FLOPS 652 Gigaflops 1228 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2750 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 698
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 150FPS 8K at 30FPS, 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 - X55
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 24
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 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced November 2018 December 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9820 SM8250-AB
Official page Samsung Exynos 9820 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
35 (17.1%)
170 (82.9%)
Total votes: 205

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 9820, or ask any questions
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Robert 12 June 2021 09:07
Exynos is cheaper. Phones loads the data at the same speed because the speed is software locked. 865 is for 5G witch is slower now in most places, than 4G phones. Yet again software speed locked so that make the exynos on 4G faster than 865 on 5G. Wifi is the same fastness. Also software locked. So same speed.
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Emre 09 May 2021 01:18
The SD865 is clearly outperforming the Exy9820. But it's obvious that the Exynos is one year older than the SD865. Right now I have to say that I'm happy with my Mi 10T Pro utilizing a SD865. :)
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Are you stupid? 17 February 2021 18:43
Why would anyone vote for Exynos here??
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