Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs Snapdragon 855+ vs S10's 9820 specs and benchmarks

Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs Snapdragon 855+ vs S10's 9820 specs and benchmarks
Samsung just detailed the last piece in the Note 10 and 10+ chipset puzzle - its next-gen Exynos 9825 processor. Samsung already has the Exynos 9820 in the Galaxy S10 family but it is an odd 8nm bird that is slightly inferior to the Snapdragon 855 in the US versions of the phone that are made with the first-gen 7nm process.

The opposite used to be a familiar refrain for years - the US gets a Snapdragon-equipped Galaxy S line flagship, because... Qualcomm patents, but also Verizon and Sprint's legacy CDMA voice networks. The rest of the world, however, usually basked in the battery life efficiency coming with Samsung's homebrew Exynos line of processors, and often the added benefit of a better audio processor.

This year, however, is different. Samsung didn't have enough yield from its revolutionary 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 are getting turned once again. 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. 



This is why we are pitting the Note 10 and Galaxy S10 system chips against their rivals from the second half of 2019, knowing full well that these are the processors which will be tiding us over at least until the spring.

Galaxy Note 10's Exynos 9825 vs 9820 vs Snapdragon 855+ benchmarks


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


The advanced 7nm EUV process of Samsung is finally ready for cost-effective mass production, and we can't wait for the first official benchmarks to trickle down the pipe. You can preview the boost to expect with Snapdragon 855+ and 9825 below, derived directly from the Geekbench database - the 855+ is on the ROG Phone 2 gaming handset, and the 9825 is on a pre-production Note 10, and both chipsets are killing it.

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14 Comments

2. legar123

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

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

7. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 670; 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: 554; 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: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

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

3. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Android is always behind in A12

4. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Why are you comparing an OS to an SOC?

6. CableTelcontar

Posts: 91; 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: 31; Member since: Jul 26, 2019

because he´s vitamin D-deficient circus clown.

5. torr310

Posts: 1645; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I prefer Snapdragon this time.

10. perry1234

Posts: 643; 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: 950; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

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

12. Be_Mine

Posts: 242; 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: 242; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

To be efficient like QC

14. w1000i

Posts: 242; 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.

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