Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Dimensity 1000 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (with Adreno 640 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus (Mali-G77 MC9). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

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 855 Plus
  • Has 1.49 MB larger L3 cache size than the Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • 14% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2600 MHz)
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 29.87 GB/s)
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Higher GPU frequency (~26%)
  • Announced 10-months later
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 9 score – 600K vs 555K
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 146250 157035
GPU 211063 217459
Memory 82883 92120
UX 112185 132571
Total score 555420 600458

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 140.9 Mpixels/s 166.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 23 images/s 28.2 images/s
Speech recognition 39.1 words/s 45.2 words/s
Machine learning 43.6 images/s 46.9 images/s
Camera shooting 24.1 images/s 27.8 images/s
HTML 5 2.98 Mnodes/s 3.53 Mnodes/s
SQLite 745.4 Krows/s 883.8 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% 98%
Graphics test 14 FPS 22 FPS
Score 2364 3753

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 39 FPS
[Ultra]
45 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
55 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 29 FPS
[Medium]
28 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 39 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 58 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme X3 Superzoom
1080 x 2400
iQOO Z1
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 855 Plus and Dimensity 1000 Plus

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 2 MB 0.512 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 6.7 billion -
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 675 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 9
Shading units 384 144
FLOPS 1036 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 29.87 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 MediaTek APU 3.0
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G -
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced July 2019 May 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC MT6889Z/CZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus official site MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1000 Plus and Snapdragon 855 Plus, or ask any questions
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Tamal dey 13 January 2022 11:14
I had Real me X3 and believe me it is a beast in 60 fps. And it can handle 90 Fps But still not getting the update of 90 FPS which is not good. As I am thinking to switch custom ROM to enable 90 Fps.
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Santosh 26 January 2021 11:08
855 plus is best processor old is gold
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