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Exynos 9825 vs Snapdragon 855

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9825 (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 9825
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 855
  • Announced 8-months later
  • Shows better (up to 7%) AnTuTu 8 score – 448K vs 420K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • Supports 10% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 31.1 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
448897
CPU 132299 142660
GPU 173903 172185
Memory 84417 56295
UX 65501 53180
Total score 448897 420751

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
2599
Image compression - 143.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 23.7 images/s
Speech recognition - 44.8 words/s
Machine learning - 45.65 images/s
Camera shooting - 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 - 2.93 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 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 9825 and Snapdragon 855

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – M4
2x 2.4 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 2730 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 512 KB 384 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 768 KB
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 8.5 billion 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 943 Gigaflops 899 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 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 60FPS 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 Yes 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 August 2019 December 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number - SM8150
Official page Samsung Exynos 9825 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
1568 (72.1%)
608 (27.9%)
Total votes: 2176

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9825, or ask any questions
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Chng 26 March 2021 00:34
9825 throttles a lot and is way worse than 855 in games.
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Ali 01 December 2020 21:47
i believe that Exynos 9825 is better then 855 💁🏻‍♂️ experience of 2years almost
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L.J.S 15 December 2020 07:29
I agree with your opinion
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Ali 19 January 2021 17:56
But 855 is cheapest so better
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Rutget Clausell 04 February 2021 13:20
Ali, Because exynos 9825 is very restricted when it comes to jts distribution across phones
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Adi 15 February 2021 14:16
Ali, Bro check the new galaxy f62 samsung is giving exynos 9825 for ver low price
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Dzm 16 February 2021 09:03
Ali, New galaxy f62 24K inr better phone than other sd855 phones
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Maan 06 April 2021 03:42
Dzm, Lol are you serious sd 855>exynos 9825.
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