2018 is another exciting year in the smartphone market and if you are on Android team, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus would still be the best choices. However, notice that not all Galaxy S9 phones have the same internal hardware.
In this case, you will have either the Samsung Exynos 9810 or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The two chips have very similar performance, connectivity, and multimedia features. Check out this post if you want to know the processor of different Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus model numbers.
Let’s check out the comparison below to see the differences between them.
|Snapdragon 845||Exynos 9810|
|CPU||8 x Kryo 385 @2.8GHz||4 x M3(Cortex-A75) @2.9GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 @1.9GHz|
|AI co-processor||Hexagon 685 DSP||VPU|
|Modem||Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem:
||Custom Cat.18 LTE modem:
|Battery Charging||Quick Charge 4+ (USB PD Compatible)||Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge, Fast Wireless Charging (Qi & PMA)|
|Wi-Fi||Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n with MU-MIMO||Dual-Band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n with MU-MIMO|
|Camera||32MP Single, 16MP Dual||24MP Single, 16MP+16MP Dual|
|Video Recording and Encoding||4K (3840×2160) @60fps, 10bit HDR, Rec 2020 color gamut, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9||MFC, 4K (3840×2160) @120fps, 10-bit HEVC (H.265), H.264, VP9|
|Manufacturing||2nd-gen 10nm LPP FinFET||2nd-gen 10nm LPP FinFET|
Here are some performance benchmark tests of the Samsung Galaxy S9 SM-G960F with Exynos 9810 and SM-G960U with Snapdragon 845.
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What about the ideal to active latenc time and multitasking? As per my experience Exynos will have tough time competing with sd845! Exynos are like python and snapdragon are like cobra.. swiftness matters.
Alan Jameson says
Very well said.
Does anyone know how they compare in dual SIM mode? I have the Euynos Note 8, and dual SIM works much better than either previous generations E or SD.
Just trying to figure out how the X20 LTE modem and custom Cat 18 modem compare as currently on my second SIM I only have 3G which gives me problems in voice quality.
Be nice to see a dual SIM phone that has true dual LTE capabilities.
Snapdragon 845 have true duel LTE capabilities
Adreno outperforms Mali
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rufus ojomafuvwerufus says
It is only on paper that exynos and snapdragon performance are close.Every day usage shows that snapdragon is 1 million times better than rubbish exynos.I have decided not to buy samsung phones because of this crap exynos even though i am samsung fan