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
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
Samsung Galaxy S10+

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.



2. legar123

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Exynos is always behind Snapdragon. I won't be surprise if it's still the case.

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Untrue. Up until the Snap 82x series which Samsung helped to fabricate, the Exynos was more times than not, the more beneficial chip.

9. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 593; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

At least AngelicusMaximus knows the truth and wow at the video encoding "4K HDR at 150fps 8K HDR at 30fps" Come on Samsung release Exynos for everyone.

13. legar123

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Are you smoking weed? Snapdragon beaten every Exynos processor since 810.

20. Vyshak75

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

You mean that overheating thing?

22. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Exynos has always somehow been smoother though. Id still take a bit less on the benchmarks and a smoother experience. SD always lags somehow no matter what the hardware is.

3. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Android is always behind in A12

4. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Why are you comparing an OS to an SOC?

6. CableTelcontar

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Well he has to make it clear that there is no rhyme or reason to his distaste. Fanboys gotta fanboy.

8. Deadeye

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

because he´s vitamin D-deficient circus clown.

16. morgeus09

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 19, 2018

Fot cpu yes, for gpu look xs slingshot extreme score and see the difference between snapdragon 855+

19. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Petty sure your iPhone xs max A12 did not get even 340k antutu. Ahahaha

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It gets 350k Antutu, hahahaha....clown! Antutu doesn't mean trash kid. All that matters is the fps in games, media exporting times, app opening times, and how much heat the chips generate. Not any antutu or geekbench scores. Go watch cartoons kid.

21. wickedwilly

Posts: 723; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

That is not what Antutu scores or real-life speed tests have shown!

5. torr310

Posts: 1674; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I prefer Snapdragon this time.

10. perry1234

Posts: 648; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Kinda paradoxical, the article tells how revolutionary Exynos 9825 is supposed to be, followed by benchmark scores that, though very good, are not leaps and bounds ahead of competition. Either Samsung has held back (which is a mistake, cause Qualcomm never does the same for Samsung) or this 7nm EUV process in its current state is not all that revolutionary, just evolutionary.

11. yalokiy

Posts: 1049; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

It might throttle less and be more energy efficient though. Anandtech tests will show.

12. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Yes, I still remember when Samsung used to held back its Exynos SOC to be more on par with Qualcomm.

15. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

To be efficient like QC

14. w1000i

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Power efficient is what matters, and the new Samsung chip seems will do like snapdragon or even better. But nothing will like kirin in Huawei phone.

18. Pcworld1976

Posts: 172; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Exynos os for losers

23. tokuzumi

Posts: 1927; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Benchmarks are the most important performance metric for a SoC and the scores are meaningful.

27. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Clearly ASUS is fastest platform chipset for mobile is the A12X and not SnapDragon. Period! A tablet is a mobile product.

29. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Emulators like Dolphin are optimized for Adreno GPU, so performance on those devices are Superior to Mali GPU. Maybe that will change when Samsung finally ditches Mali for Radeon in 2021.

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