Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (with Adreno 730 graphics) and Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 (Adreno 725). 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 8 Gen 1
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 25.6 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~41%)
  • Performs 41% better in floating-point computations
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2
  • Announced 1-year and 4-months later


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 220258 249409
GPU 414217 354940
Memory 165835 176027
UX 165209 165113
Total score 972792 947179

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 192.4 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 36 images/s -
Speech recognition 81.2 words/s -
Machine learning 83.7 images/s -
Camera shooting 38.7 images/s -
HTML 5 4.24 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 1140 Krows/s -


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 60% 98%
Graphics test 52 FPS 45 FPS
Score 8800 7637


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
Fortnite 42 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
Genshin Impact 40 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
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 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2


Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
1x 2.91 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.49 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3000 MHz 2910 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv9-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 6 MB -
Process 4 nanometers 4 nanometers
TDP 5.3 W -


GPU name Adreno 730 Adreno 725
Architecture Adreno 700 Adreno 700
GPU frequency 818 MHz 580 MHz
Execution units 3 -
Shading units 768 -
FLOPS 2513 Gigaflops 1781 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 25.6 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon Yes
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP 1x 200MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem Snapdragon X65 X62
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 10000 Mbps Up to 4400 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 3670 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.3 5.3
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


Announced December 2021 March 2023
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8450 SM7475-AB
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 official site

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Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or ask any questions
Jame 09 May 2023 06:36
For general use, it's worth using the Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 2 because it preserves the battery better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. But if it's for gaming, we recommend the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 because it can process better GPUs.
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KAI 06 May 2023 06:27
I had a Moto Edge Plus 2022 with Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and a Redmi 12 Turbo. In general, both phones performed similarly for daily tasks and video viewing. However, for flagship features like HDMI display and 960+ fps slow-motion, only the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 was supported. Additionally, when given the same cooling conditions, the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 ran Genshin Impact at around 52-59 fps on max settings, while the Snapdragon 7 Gen2 ran at about 38-54 fps on max settings. The main factor that matters for intensive graphic games is the GPU. After reaching a certain CPU performance threshold, the CPU processing for games doesn't make much of a difference, and it ultimately comes down to GPU power.
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Suryadeep Chattopadhyay 28 May 2023 17:52
For budget-conscious gamers, particularly in India, there's no processor that can rival the price-to-performance ratio of the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2. When it comes to actual gameplay, who really plays games at maximum graphics quality? What truly matters is the Frames Per Second (FPS). In my case, I'm using the POCO F5. PUBG Mobile has 90 FPS already unlocked in the smooth graphics settings on this device, and it consistently delivers 60 FPS in Ultra HD Graphics. As PUBG is an Unreal Engine game, this performance really demonstrates the capabilities of the Adreno 725. And honestly, we don't need anything more than that - anything beyond would be essentially superfluous, and we don't have extra money to burn. Secondly, the chip you compared - the 8 Gen 1 - falls short in terms of optimization and throttling because it's manufactured by Samsung. Therefore, the 7+ Gen 2 will always outperform it in both the price-to-performance ratio and, crucially, in efficiency and throttling, thanks to TSMC manufacturing. The 7+ Gen 2 is also comparable to the 8+ Gen 1 in terms of architecture and CPU performance. In fact, it's even comparable to the 8 Gen 2 in CPU performance. So, by spending significantly more money, you're essentially only getting upgraded GPUs: Adreno 725 vs. Adreno 730 vs. Adreno 740. But the truth is, not everyone has deep pockets to spare, so for most people, the Adreno 725 is more than sufficient for their needs. Currently, it's the unrivaled king in terms of price-to-performance ratio.
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Snapdragon 28 April 2023 10:39
Please complete the Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games.
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Arun 27 April 2023 08:15
I think 8 gen 1 will come on top, owing to the fact that it has a much superior SoC modem, x65 vs x62 in 7 gen 2 which would ultimately matter in day-to-day usage of 5g phones and utilization of 5g speeds.
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Elsid 09 April 2023 20:55
The single core and the multi-core is more powerful than 8 gen 1
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Tech Reviews 31 March 2023 14:22
The Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 dominates here, even though in previous benchmarks, the Adreno 725 GPU had a performance gap compared to the Adreno 730 of the 8 Gen 1. However, when it comes to consistency, the 7+ Gen 2 takes a massive lead. In the Genshin Impact test, the 7+ Gen 2 maintains an average of 51 FPS consistently, while the 8 Gen 1 drops from 59 FPS all the way down to 30 FPS. It's incredible how quickly technology changes.
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Billy 28 March 2023 14:42
7+Gen2 has a huge improvement over 7Gen1, with advanced power efficiency and the same architecture as 8Gen1, you could think of it as 8-Gen1.
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