Snapdragon 845 vs Dimensity 900

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (with Adreno 630 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 900 (Mali-G68 MC4). 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 845
  • 17% higher CPU clock speed (2800 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Performs 17% better in floating-point computations
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 900
  • Announced 3-years and 6-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 10 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
  • Shows better (up to 20%) AnTuTu 9 score – 477K vs 398K


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 102331 126517
GPU 154456 127682
Memory 57724 101491
UX 87647 123457
Total score 398557 477003

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 124.7 Mpixels/s 123.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 20.5 images/s
Speech recognition 33.6 words/s 38.3 words/s
Machine learning 35.3 images/s 33.1 images/s
Camera shooting 19.8 images/s 19.6 images/s
HTML 5 2.62 Mnodes/s 2.51 Mnodes/s
SQLite 667.1 Krows/s 632.6 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 81% 99%
Graphics test 8 FPS 13 FPS
Score 1438 2198


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 53 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 55 FPS
Fortnite 28 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 48 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
Device Xiaomi Pocophone F1
1080 x 2246
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 845 and Dimensity 900


Architecture 4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A78
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2800 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 256 KB -
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 10 nanometers 6 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 10 billion
TDP 9 W 4 W


GPU name Adreno 630 Mali-G68 MC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 710 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 256 48
FLOPS 727 Gigaflops 621 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP 1x 108MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X20 -
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 2770 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 1250 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


Announced December 2017 May 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SDM845 MT6877
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site MediaTek Dimensity 900 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
265 (31.5%)
577 (68.5%)
Total votes: 842


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 900 and Snapdragon 845, or ask any questions
Cylux 24 April 2022 02:25
Would Dimensity 900 be able to run Diablo Immortals Android? Spec requirements:
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Azad 22 July 2022 05:36
Yes it can my weak phone with g70 runs it and d900 is way better than g70
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Thomas 04 August 2022 04:41
Exynos 9611 or Snapdragon 660 chip is the minimum requirement... relax D900 is more than enough
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Jennifer 31 January 2022 16:56
These are the two chips available in the Ayn Odin Android device. Really interesting to see the Dimensity come out on top so often since that's the chip in the cheaper version!
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Frank 31 March 2022 22:43
I search this for the same reason. For me, I think having the Lite version with the Ram and storage updated is quite similar to the pro version, including that you could have the cold gray color without buying the super pack option. Crossing my fingers that the Lite version supports the PS2 emulation.
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Maske 14 September 2022 15:42
Frank, SD845 is better for AetherSX2. It has three intensive threads and you need "three big cores". Plus better drivers.
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Wotan 26 October 2022 06:55
Maske, Sorry, that is just wrong. SD845 has a75 cores, while the d900 has two a78 as big cores, which are a lot faster. There's plenty of material on YT showing the Odin Lite being at least the emulation monster as the Pro, and with PS2 emulation the Lite is even better in the majority of games. Still, there are three smart reasons to go for the pro (at least for the moment), and that is if you want to put Windows on your handheld, or if your main interest is the emulation of 3DS and Switch. Both of these emulators are not (yet) very well optimized for d900, so they do run a lot better on the Pro model. Also, the Pro can run Windows, but the Lite can not. I for my part don't care much for Windows on Arm and for said two consoles, but a lot for GC, DC, PSP, PS1, and PS2, and all of these run silky smooth on the Lite and allow HD resolutions with most of the games. Another department where Lite is superior is connectivity. I mean, you can even use the device as a full-blown smartphone, if you wish to.
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