Exynos-9810 vs Snapdragon-845e

Comparison: Samsung Exynos 9810 versus Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Samsung S9 and S9+ have been among company’s more popular smartphones across the Globe. Samsung brings two variants of S9+ to the market – a variant built around Exynos 9810, and the other powered by Snapdragon 845. But which of the two scores better than the other? Let us find out.

The Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 are both built on Samsung’s second-generation 10nm FinFET LPP process. They also feature octa-core CPUs, Gigabit LTE modems, dual-ISPs, Bluetooth 5.0 and support for 4K screens. Aside from improved efficiency for AR and VR applications, the new chips also promise enhanced machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Samsung came up with the Exynos 9810 processor some time back. This flagship mobile Soc was the first authentic Exynos 9 series chipset brought by the company. Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ became the first phones to be based upon this processor.

Benchmark Tests

The benchmarks are broad level indicators of how either of the processor would perform at an overall level. The real-world performance may however differ across devices.

Antutu Benchmark:

Snapdragon 845:

·         CPU – 87,372     

·         GPU – 106,902

·         UX – 58,548

·         Memory – 9,149

·         Overall – 261,971

Exynos 9810:

·         CPU – 81,828

·         GPU – 94,962

·         UX – 50,590

·         Memory – 8,426

·         Overall – 235,806

GeekBench Score:

On Geekbench’s multi-core benchmark test, the Samsung Exynos 9810 based phone scores slightly better with a score of 8631, as compared to Snapdragon 845 based phone’s score of 8391.

On Geekbench’s single core benchmark test, again the Exynos 9810 based phone comes out trumps with a score of 3553 as compared to Snapdragon 845 based phone’s 2049.

The verdict…

In terms of performance, there is not much to choose between Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845. So, just on the basis of specifications, it is not easy to rate one chip over the other. At an overall level, the benchmark scores show that both are almost at par except for marginal differences.

Besides, performance experienced by the end-user on a device is not just based upon the processor, and other factor too weigh in. It has been observed, that Samsung optimizes the Exynos based phones better than the Snapdragon based ones. So, it is expected that phones based upon Snapdragon should be equally efficient as compared to the Exynos based phones.

And both can be trusted to be perfectly suitable for reasonable mid-range segment smartphones.