Exynos 9825 vs Exynos 9820

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 9825 (with Mali G76 MP12 graphics) and Exynos 9820 (Mali G76 MP12). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~26%)
  • Announced 9-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Supports 7% higher memory bandwidth (33.4 against 31.1 GB/s)
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
515554
520657
CPU 132089 132784
GPU 203008 187714
Memory 88103 82188
UX 88058 116336
Total score 515554 520657

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
836
Multi-Core Score
2412
Image compression - 108.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 20.7 images/s
Speech recognition - 46.8 words/s
Machine learning - 47.9 images/s
Camera shooting - 17.2 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.95 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 608.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
3365
Stability 98% 82%
Graphics test 20 FPS 19 FPS
Score 3365 3218

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9825 and Exynos 9820

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – M4
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.7 GHz – Mongoose
2x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2730 MHz 2700 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 192 KB 192 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 8 nanometers
Transistor count 8.5 billion -
TDP 9 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Mali G76 MP12
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 754 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 12 12
Shading units 192 192
FLOPS 652 Gigaflops 652 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
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 33.4 Gbit/s 31.1 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 3840 x 2400
Max camera resolution 1x 22MP, 2x 16MP 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 150FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 150FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem - Exynos 5100
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, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS

Info

Announced August 2019 November 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9825 S5E9820
Official page Samsung Exynos 9825 official site Samsung Exynos 9820 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
409 (76.3%)
127 (23.7%)
Total votes: 536

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Exynos 9820 and Exynos 9825, or ask any questions
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Adam 24 December 2021 14:04
Wait, how come Exynos 9825 which is an upgraded version of 9820 has less score than 9820? Isn't 9825 supposedly to be upgraded from unstable 9820?
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luiz 07 October 2021 21:40
How can the 9820 have so many more flops if the two have pretty much the same setup?
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Root 07 October 2021 22:41
Thanks! It was a typo, now we have fixed it.
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Joe 06 December 2021 06:24
Root, GPU clock speed is wrong for the 9820, its 702MHz
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Sergey 06 December 2021 10:16
Joe, Look at the wiki, it says 600 MHz gpu clock
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