Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs ROG II's 855+ specs and benchmark comparison

Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs ROG II's 855+ specs and benchmark comparison
Samsung already detailed its next-gen Exynos 9825 processor that is a step above the Exynos 9820 in the Galaxy S10 family, and we benchmarked it on the Note 10+. The 9820 is an odd 8nm bird that is slightly inferior to the Snapdragon 855 in the US versions of the S10 which is made with the first-gen 7nm process.

This year, Samsung didn't have enough spring yield from its second-gen 7nm process made with the superior Extreme Ultra Violet (EUV) lithography to satisfy the Galaxy S10 demand, so it went with the middle ground 8nm Exynos 9820 abroad that is still made with the old fine metal mask process. This showed, both in benchmarks and in real world performance, especially when it comes to battery life, graphics and camera performance. 

With the Note 10, however, the tables turned. The Exynos 9825 is the first mass-produced mobile chipset that is made with the new second-gen 7nm method, and it already scored impressive benchmarks. Apple's A13 is expected to land TSMC's 7nm EUV node in the fall, and the real fun will start, but for now, the Exynos 9825 should be wiping the floor with every other Android out there. Is it though? Qualcomm announced an upgraded Snapdragon 855+ just in time for the Asus ROG II gaming phone to land it.

This is why we are pitting the Note 10 and Galaxy S10 system chips against their new Snapdragon 855+ rival in the ROG II, knowing full well that these are the processors which will be tiding us over at least until the spring.

Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs S10's 9820 vs ROG II's Snapdragon 855+ specs


We are comparing the currently known Snapdragon 855+ and 9825 specs and features below for your viewing pleasure. For reference, we included the current Snapdragon 855 that is in most 2019 Android flagships already.



ROG II's Snapdragon 855+ vs Note 10's Exynos 9825 benchmarks


It gets better - we now have the first official benchmarks in our database for all most powerful Android device chipsets at the moment, and the respective phones to go with them. You can preview the boost to expect with Snapdragon 855+ and 9825 below. The 855+ is on our ROG Phone II gaming handset, and the 9825 is on a Note 10+.

Here we have to disclaim that we ran the ROG Phone II in its "X" beast mode on, and the handset stayed well-tempered cool while running the tests - a tribute to the hybrid cooling system that Asus uses inside the new ROG phone. In short, with the gaming "X" mode switch turned on from the status bar, the ROG Phone II wiped the AnTuTu benchmark floor with everything out there save for the iPad Pro chipset. With the X mode off, it scored as respectable as any high-end Android out there, and that's about it.

AnTuTu is a multi-layered, comprehensive mobile benchmark app that assesses various aspects of a device, including CPU, GPU, RAM, I/O, and UX performance. A higher score means an overall faster device.

Higher is better
Asus ROG Phone II
401844
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
344544
Samsung Galaxy S10+
331252

Asus ROG Phone II 60Hz vs 120Hz display refresh graphics benchmark


The tests were run with a 60Hz refresh rate and then we redid the GPU one with 120Hz on, and it did take a toll on the performance but not nearly as pronounced as we though it would be. As you can see, even in beast mode, the processor doesn't budge above the 2.2GHz clock frequency which is a far cry from the peak nearly 3GHz that the 855+ is capable of, and still tops the best 3DMark Android scores. The ROG Phone II is a true beast indeed, if you are into gaming heavy titles on a phone display, albeit of the largish variety.



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