Snapdragon 685 vs Snapdragon 680

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 (with Adreno 610 graphics) and Snapdragon 680 (Adreno 610). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 685
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later
  • 17% higher CPU clock speed (2800 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 280K vs 268K


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 92945 80369
GPU 41184 49250
Memory 64187 63380
UX 82704 76547
Total score 280686 268896

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 3 FPS 2 FPS
Score 641 441


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 59 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile - 60 FPS
Fortnite - 23 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 65 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz - 62 FPS
Genshin Impact - 26 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 54 FPS
Device - Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 685 and Snapdragon 680


Architecture 4x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2800 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 6 nanometers 6 nanometers


GPU name Adreno 610 Adreno 610
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 950 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 243 Gigaflops 243 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17 Gbit/s 17 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 686 Hexagon 686
Storage type UFS 2.2 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X11 X11
4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 13
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 390 Mbps Up to 390 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


Announced March 2023 October 2021
Class Low end Low end
Model number SM6225-AD SM6225
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
607 (68.3%)
282 (31.7%)
Total votes: 889


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 680 and Snapdragon 685, or ask any questions
Renz 01 May 2023 11:17
There's literally no difference between these 2 other than the 685 one is newer than the 680.
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Senn Lens YT 06 April 2023 06:51
The Snapdragon 685 is simply an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 680. If you want the best 4G chipset in 2023, you can opt for the Helio G99, which is slightly better than this, or choose the last high-end chip from 2021, such as the Snapdragon 860, which is the final 4G phone to use a high-end chipset.
+34 Reply
ashes 30 March 2023 10:24
I have absolutely no idea why Qualcomm keeps making this kind of chip. Ancient architecture with frequencies to the sky is still wasted potential. 10% more multicore for 20-30% more power? Hells nah.
+30 Reply
Karanveer 24 April 2023 16:45
This is because mobile companies are instructing them to do so. Mobile companies use the same average level of the processor, but if they choose an older one, customers won't purchase their devices. Therefore, all mobile companies ask processor manufacturers to create nearly identical processors but with a new name.
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Note 11 vs Note 12 4G 27 March 2023 07:14
It is definitely a low end soc. Don’t let the name or antutu fool you. The a73 cores are very old architecture on a modern 6nm node, so it’s a slow and efficient chip. For a midranger look for a 695 and up.
+37 Reply
Murugan 26 March 2023 07:27
Why 685 is low end class?
+74 Reply
Serhii 26 March 2023 14:08
It is not, thank you for a comment.
+22 Reply