Freshly announced, the Samsung Galaxy S10 + has already gone through the benchmark test comparing the US version, powered by the Snapdragon 855, and the European version with the Exynos 9820. Once is not customary, Qualcomm largely defeats the home chip, but is it really a worry?
Samsung has been producing its own SoC for some time now under the Exynos brand. However, these are not integrated into all its devices.
The biggest difference is seen for several years on the high end. The Galaxy S benefit from the latest Snapdragon SoC in the United States, and Exynos in Europe. The common observation is that the Snapdragon version is always the most powerful: the Galaxy S10 + does not seem to deviate from the rule.
Samsung Galaxy S10 + under Snapdragon 855 against Exynos 9820
The Anandtech site has indeed been able to use both versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 + and subject them to benchmarks PCMark 2.0 and Speedomoter 2.0. According to their observations, the rule still applies this year: the Exynos 9820 remains less "efficient" than the Snapdragon 855.
Specifically, it reaches the same level, and exceeds on some tests, the Snapdragon 845, but does not yet achieve the performance of Snapdragon 855 or even Kirin 980, both based on the latest ARM Cortex-A76. Nevertheless, Anandtech notes a significant improvement in the performance of the last Samsung SoC compared to the previous generation, namely the Exynos 9810 integrated Galaxy S9 and Note 9.
For information, this comparison was made under Android 9.0 Pie and the latest firmware used by the Korean manufacturer for his presentations. Optimizations made before the release of smartphones could somewhat change the situation, without turning the tide.
A not so important difference
Recall, however, that the gross tests performed by the benchmarks do not necessarily equate to a difference on the experience offered by smartphones. The important thing is fluidity in use, and on this point the Galaxy S9 managed to run Fortnite more fluidly than the last Kirin 980 in our own tests.
What's more, there is an advantage to owning a Samsung smartphone using a Samsung chip: tracking. As the Galaxy S6 shows, the fact that the Korean manufacturer masters its platform end-to-end allows it to offer a longer life in the long run. We do not worry too much about the performance of the European Galaxy S10.
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