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Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Snapdragon 835

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (with Adreno 640 graphics) and Snapdragon 835 (Adreno 540). 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
  • Announced 2 years and 8 months later
  • Shows significantly better (up to 72%) AnTuTu 8 score – 488K vs 283K
  • Performs 59% better in floating-point computations
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • 21% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2450 MHz)
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 29.8 GB/s)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
488388

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 855 Plus and Snapdragon 835

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 2.45 GHz – Kryo 280 (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 280 (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2450 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 512 KB 128 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count 6.7 billion 3 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 540
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 627 MHz 710 MHz
Number of ALUs 384 256
FLOPS 899 Gigaflops 567 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 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Hexagon 680
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 24MP 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G X16 LTE
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 16
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced July 2019 November 2016
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC MSM8998
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 official site

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