Exynos 990 vs Snapdragon 855 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Samsung Exynos 990 (with Mali-G77 MP11 graphics) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (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 990
  • Supports 29% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 34.1 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~19%)
  • Performs 15% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 10%) AnTuTu 9 score – 596K vs 542K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Exynos
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2730 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Exynos 990 +10%
596966
CPU 159236 145111
GPU 234975 196241
Memory 111280 78336
UX 94560 123495
Total score 596966 542508

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 148.8 Mpixels/s 133.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 22.55 images/s
Speech recognition 50.7 words/s 40.85 words/s
Machine learning 55.4 images/s 43.9 images/s
Camera shooting 27.5 images/s 23.1 images/s
HTML 5 1.61 Mnodes/s 2.95 Mnodes/s
SQLite 813.1 Krows/s 743.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 49% 97%
Graphics test 22 FPS 14 FPS
Score 3811 2364

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 39 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 29 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 53 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 39 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Realme X3 Superzoom
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 855 Plus

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – Exynos M5
2x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A76
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
1x 2.96 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 2960 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 192 KB 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.7 billion
TDP 9 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MP11 Adreno 640
Architecture Valhall Adreno 600
GPU frequency 800 MHz 675 MHz
Execution units 11 2
Shading units 176 384
FLOPS 1196 Gigaflops 1036 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 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 108MP, 2x 25MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem Exynos 5123 X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 20
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced October 2019 July 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9830 SM8150-AC
Official page Samsung Exynos 990 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 855 Plus and Exynos 990, or ask any questions
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Some TECH Guy 04 March 2021 16:58
Remember that exynos 990 devices are around +700 usd meanwhile sd 855+ is getting more cheaper with the time like around 300-500 (oneplus 7t, lg v50 (or g8 thinq), redmi k20 pro, etc)
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Mejbah uddin 17 May 2021 14:17
Galaxy s20 FE is cheapest from galaxy
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