Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ vs Exynos 9825: Detailed Comparison, Benchmark, and More…

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 855+ a few weeks back for the gaming-centric smartphone and following that Samsung just announced Exynos 9825 (a slightly upgraded version of Exynos 9820) which powers Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series in selected markets. So here’s the detailed comparison on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ vs Exynos 9825 with benchmarks.

Exynos 9825 powers the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series while the Snapdragon 855+ powers many Android devices including Asus ROG Phone 2, Nubia Z20, and more…

First, we will directly compare the specifications of Exynos 9825 with Snapdragon 855+ based on the spec sheet and then we will look at the benchmark result of Geekbench and Antutu to see how it performs in real-time.

Snapdragon 855+ vs Exynos 9825: Comparison

SpecificationsExynos 9825Snapdragon 855+
Manufacturing Process7nm EUV 7nm TSMC
CPU2x M4 @ 2.73 GHz
2x Cortex A75 @ 2.4 GHz
4x Cortex A55 @ 1.95 GHz
Kryo 485
1 x A76 @2.96GHz
3 x A76 @2.42GHz
4 x A55 @1.80GHz
GPUMali G76MP12 @ ? MHzAdreno 640
ModemShannon 5000 Integrated LTE
DL = 2000 Mbps
UL = 316 Mbps
Support X50 5G Modem
DL = 2000 Mbps
UL = 316 Mbps
ISPRear: 22MP
Front: 22MP
Dual: 16MP+16MP
Spectra 380
Rear: 48MP, Up to 192MP
Dual: 22MP + 22MP
Video8K30 & 4K150 encode & decode
H.265/HEVC, H.264, VP9
Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS, Up to 1080p video capture @120 FPS

Snapdragon 855+ Pros and Cons

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ is the minor improvement over its predecessor Snapdragon 855. As the company says, Snapdragon 855+ has higher clocked CPU cores and GPU is clocked higher which gives 15% performance boost. Regardless of that, We don’t see any difference in Snapdragon 855+ compared to Snapdragon 855.

  • Higher clocked CPU
  • Better Multi-core performance
  • More than 100MP Camera support
  • Better overall performance

Exynos 9825 Pros and Cons

Exynos 9825 SoC is a minor upgrade over its predecessor Exynos 9820. The major improvement is – It’s built on the 7nm EVU process which gives it an extra boost in performance and also helps to save some battery life. The CPU and GPU’s are clocked higher to get an extra performance boost.

  • Powerful CPU
  • Higher Single-Core performance
  • 8K Video support
  • Manufactured on EUV Process

Antutu Score: Snapdragon 855+ vs Exynos 9825

  • Snapdragon 855+: 390000 (Asus ROG Phone 2) 
  • Exynos 9825: 340325 (Samsung Galaxy Note 10) 

Geekbench Score: Snapdragon 855+ vs Exynos 9825

  • Snapdragon 855+: 3615 — 11103 (Asus ROG Phone 2) 
  • Exynos 9825: 4558 — 10566 (Samsung Galaxy Note 10) 


On paper, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ has an advantage in terms of CPU as it is clocked higher and is utilizing the Cortex A76 cores. Both the SoC is using the different modem but giving the same download and upload speed.

Talking of Benchmarks, Snapdragon 855+ gets the big lead on Antutu benchmark. Snapdragon 855+ scores more than 50,000 compared to Exynos 9825 that proves that how better is Snapdragon 855+. On Geekbench, Exynos 9825 has the huge lead when it comes to the single-core performance but Snapdragon 855+ gets the lead again with Multi-core performance.

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