Snapdragon 855 vs Exynos 9820 vs A12 benchmarks show Galaxy S10 may breathe down the iPhone XS neck

Popular cross-platform phone benchmark AnTuTu has compiled a chart of its most interesting database entries, namely of the upcoming Galaxy S10 fam with either a Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 chipsets. 

Qualcomm just announced the Snapdragon 855, and for a good measure AnTuTu has thrown in Android's first 7nm SoC - Huawei's Kirin 980 - as well as this year's flagship king the Snapdragon 845.

As you can see in the chart, Snapdragon 855 leads the pack with the whopping 343,051 points, which is just a tad shy of the record-holder on the iOS side, iPhone XS, and its A12 processor that scored 352,405 points. Qualcomm's newest processor decimates the current Android darlings, including the other 7nm chip in the mix, Kirin 980.

The folks over at AnTuTu also warn that the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9820 versions of the S10+ in the database weren't running the latest drivers. Qualcomm's 855 development platform, for instance, managed to score 360,000+ points, they say, which is apparently a mobile device record.

Samsung's own Exynos 9820 is holding well, though, despite that it is made on the 8nm node, by scoring the second highest result. All in all, whichever processor your Galaxy S10 or S10+ uses, they will be beasts to reckon with judging from all leaked benchmarks so far.



1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1849; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

These benchmarks are only for numbers junkies who get off on the highest or lowest score which ever is best... It really doesn't translate to real world usage as each mobile platform is built to cater to different people... Comparing Notes to Max's doesn't proves anything when these two users are looking for different experiences on their respective devices and both are going to open and close apps fairly swiftly, but one will do more heavy lifting out multi-tasking the other while the other may run apps slightly better but who really cares nowadays?? I have both and really don't see a performance difference anymore. What I would love to see is that Axx set up in a note and a benchmark run then... That may be interesting...

2. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Why are we still using antutu to compare iOS and Android? The iOS version uses an outdated OpenGL version because Apple began depreciating it when they started using Metal. Not to mention it’s not really a good benchmark anyway.

3. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Because it's one of few which puts the iPhone where they want it. Once the iPhone isn't on top, they won't even do benchmarks anymore. It was just like how Apple fans were when the iPhone had the best specs. They talked about how the cameras and displays were so much better and how Android needs to catchup. Now that Android has surpassed them by the proverbial mile, they dont tall about the things where the iPhone is now behind. Now they tall about speed. Yea speed in a device that doesn't do anything. Like it's some kind of racecar.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

So you're saying the Note 9/Mate 20 Pro have miles better camera than the Xs?? Genius!

9. trnz007

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 12, 2014


14. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015


12. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yea I am. One of the main reason is due to Pro settings. But out the box, the Note 9's camera is better calibrated to the way you all claimed you preferred pictures, which is more natural vs saturated. The Note also takes better low light shots. Even as far back as the S6, takes better low light shots. And having the settings right in the camera app, like on every operating system, except iOS; is a shame. IOS is the most advanced backward operating system ever to be made. It's as bad as Windows 3.x, where all the settings were in the Control Panel. And I did say proverbial mile. Where in tech time, the iPhone camera is still 2 years behind Samsung. APPLEs present iPhone cameras has a 1.8 aperture. The S6 was 1.9, the S7 was 1.7 and the Note 9 is 1.5. That puts Apple 2 years behind, which in tech time is a long time.

4. trqster

Posts: 177; Member since: May 17, 2013

Truth is that current SoC's on both Apple & Android worlds already provide more than enough horsepower fo 99% of the users out there so the spec race is just useless... That being said there is still plenty of ground to evolve in the photography and battery life areas and that makes me excited!

7. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

True that. Even the Sd 845 is great for 95% of everyday tasks, including heavy gaming.

10. Kaostheory

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Exactly, faster processing will lead to better cameras. Why do you think Apple stays with the lowest mp camera? Not because it's better, but because you can process faster. Also the reason Sony phones struggle, they have to process double the mp with the same speed. Nokias 41mp camera was great at the time but took forever to process an image.

5. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

It would be more interesting to compare performance/energy-consumption for all, so we can see how the 7-8nm helps.

8. alaw.14

Posts: 427; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Yes, they are going to perform really well, but I can't believe that benchmarks for some is the deciding factor for buying the phone.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2389; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Apple uses next-gen SoC architecture 6 months before the closest Android competitor. So it makes sense that the 855 and A12 would benchmark similarly. They’re the same generational hardware released on different time tables.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31615; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's about more than benchmarks. Put in the features to get the most out that Samsung does.

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