Snapdragon 845 left in the dust by Exynos 9810, but Apple A11 is still No. 1

- Adrian Ungureanu

Samsung is becoming an increasingly exciting competitor for Qualcomm in terms of processors for mobile devices, and the Exynos platform scores for two years now, better than the best Snapdragon processors.

We’ve seen earlier that the Galaxy S9, powered by Samsung’s Exynos 9810, appeared in the Geekbench database. The results are very good. In fact, in the benchmark database, the Exynos 9180 is second only to the Apple A11.

At the single-core test it scored 3,648 points, while on the multi-core test it scored 8,894 points. Considerably better results that Qualcomm’s CPU. Snapdragon 845 on board of a Galaxy S9+, scored only 2,378 points in the single-core and 8,132 points in the multi-core test. In fact, the Snapdragon 845 is only the fourth most powerful processor tested at Geekbench, because it failed to get better results than the Apple A10, a processor launched in 2016.

The best results on Geekbench belong to an Apple A11 processor, featured on an iPhone X. On the single core test it scored 4,225 points, and on the multi core test it got 10,281 points. Significanlty better results than Exynos 9810.

But while Samsung’s processors are performing better than Qualcomm’s, we wonder why they do not rely more on their own hardware platform? Actually we know the answer, but it’s about boring business stuff.