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Snapdragon 855 vs Snapdragon 801

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (Adreno 640) with the older 4-core Snapdragon 801 (Adreno 330) SoC. 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
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
  • Announced 4 years and 10 months later
  • Performs 6.1x better in floating-point computations
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 28 nm)
  • Supports 129% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Has 4 cores more
  • 14% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2500 MHz)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

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

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 801

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 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 2.5 GHz – Krait
Cores 8 4
Frequency 2840 MHz 2500 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 384 KB 128 KB
L2 cache 768 KB 2 MB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 6.7 billion 1 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 330
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 300
GPU frequency 585 MHz 578 MHz
Number of ALUs 384 128
FLOPS 899 Gigaflops 148 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 No
Storage type UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2560 x 2048
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 24MP 1x 21MP
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
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. 5
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2018 February 2014
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150 MSM8974AC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
3 (60%)
2 (40%)
Total votes: 5

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