Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 778G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and Snapdragon 778G (Adreno 642L). 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 860
  • Higher GPU frequency (~38%)
  • Supports 33% higher memory bandwidth (34.13 against 25.6 GB/s)
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 6%) AnTuTu 9 score – 562K vs 527K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Announced 2-years and 2-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 151132 164198
GPU 205657 157464
Memory 99765 83966
UX 110578 123383
Total score 562027 527850

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 142.1 Mpixels/s 175.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 19.9 images/s 25 images/s
Speech recognition 45.1 words/s 41 words/s
Machine learning 44.8 images/s 36.7 images/s
Camera shooting 22.6 images/s 34.6 images/s
HTML 5 1.67 Mnodes/s 3.03 Mnodes/s
SQLite 774 Krows/s 988.8 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% 98%
Graphics test 20 FPS 14 FPS
Score 3456 2463


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
59 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
42 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
49 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
94 FPS
Genshin Impact - 53 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
60 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme GT Master Edition
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 860 and Snapdragon 778G


Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
3x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.4-A
L2 cache - 2 MB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 6 nanometers
TDP 10 W 5 W


GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 642L
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 490 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 384 384
FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 25.6 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Hexagon 770
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 36MP
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, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G X53
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 5000 Mbps Up to 3700 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 1600 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


Announced April 2019 May 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8150-AC SM7325
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
5123 (48.3%)
5483 (51.7%)
Total votes: 10606


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 778G and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
Nameless 23 March 2023 18:25
Wtf Xiaomi? The Poco X3 PRO has a faster chipset than the Poco x5 PRO. Unbelievable!
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Sleepy 15 March 2023 22:45
The 860 is essentially an overclocked 855, so the 778G beating it by a small margin isn't all that impressive, considering it's basically 3 years old. If the 860 were optimized as frequently as the 778G, it would easily outperform the 778G.
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Anaki the dragon slayer 03 December 2022 09:22
Always use the flagship one hence the snapdragon 8++ series for long-term stability 4 to 5 years, if you use the midrange one trust me after 4 to 5 years you will experience some lag and instability, for now, it (778G) is still new maybe 1 year or less than 1 year, let see after 4 to 5 years. Furthermore, for poco users, there are a lot of custom ROM to be flashed such as pixel experience if you are disliking the MIUI. I mean it is poco dude, there are a lot of users and a lot of developers for new custom ROM.
+23 Reply
Poco 07 December 2022 14:46
Poco phones are dying in 1-2 years anyway.
+44 Reply
Ahmed 04 January 2023 11:19
Lol 😂 778g is much better than 860 in terms of CPU It saves energy more and is much more stable than the 860 on a game like genshin impact. The 778g is much better than the 860 in all respects. Anyway, the poco x3pro dies after a year of use, and there are other problems with it, such as a fake touch, overheating, or a bad pull, and there are problems. many too.
+40 Reply
ARITRA BANERJEE 07 January 2023 12:33
The Snapdragon 860 might be a flagship chipset but it is devastation after usage of 1 year or so. Poco X3 pro dies completely after average use of 15 months. The CPU gets completely damaged including burnouts of the other ICs. The fabrication needs to be perfected if it has to be powdered in a midrange phone like Poco X3 pro.
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stuart atwell 15 January 2023 12:21
ARITRA BANERJEE, this is just nonsense, after two years of using the poco x3 pro, it is still practiced as quickly as at the start. and most other issues like ghost touch and screen lag have been fixed as well. It's not always been a great phone, but your comment is simply not true.
+27 Reply
Aldag 26 January 2023 15:32
ARITRA BANERJEE, I have been using it for 2 years, and it works more stable in every field with its first-day performance and even with updates.
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Bimo 17 March 2023 03:58
ARITRA BANERJEE, What do u mean buddy? I'm still using the Poco X Pro since the first time I bought it after released and still running good till now. Gaming in Ultra Graphics seems fine for me in many title (MLBB, Marvel Superwar, etc.)
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Mixonja 11 October 2022 18:24
So I have had a Poco X3 Pro for about a year and a half and my sister is offering me a brand new a52s for 80dollars, I'm not playing too many games on my poco, sometimes I play pubg with friends, would it matter if I switched.
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Kaldr 02 September 2022 23:59
I would like to give my personal experience regarding both SoCs as I have used both of them and there are too many misunderstandings in the comments. CPU: The peak performance is similar on both but 777G sustains the performance much better as well as runs cooler. GPU: More powerful on the 860 Gaming performance- Genshin Impact: Even at the highest possible graphics, the FPS is limited by the CPU and in my personal experience as the 778G sustains the CPU performance much better the overall gameplay was much smoother on 778G as compared to 860 Mobile Legends: Both SoCs are powerful enough, no worries about performance but I would recommend the 778G as it is much more efficient and cooler. Conclusion: For gaming, when the GPU is powerful enough, CPU performance becomes very important to utilize the GPU efficiently and for the overall stability of the game.
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Arar 21 June 2022 14:03
Why you are writing that 778 has 1 core 2.4 and 3 core 2.2. All websites saying 4 core 2.4 Witch one correct?
+41 Reply
Sergey 21 June 2022 17:54
This is what it says on Wikipedia, I recommend reading the detailed information.
+11 Reply
Nero 06 June 2022 21:16
They have different pros and cons: 1. Snapdragon 860 is good for gaming thanks to Adreno 640 compared to the Adreno 642L on Snapdragon 778g due to a higher clock speeds (675 MHz vs 490 MHz) sp the benchmark obviously shows that it has more scores in GPU, CPU isn't that bad compared to the latest CPU from the 778G thanks for the 2.96GHz Prime CPU clock speed. The Snapdragon 860 is a rebranded Snapdragon 855/855+ chipset from 2019 flagship devices. 2. Snapdragon 778G is good for daily drivers having a more efficient and powerful CPU(2.96GHz on Snapdragon 860 vs 2.4GHz on Snapdragon 778G, but CPU frequency isn't everything), newer RAM LPDDR5,5G Connectivity, slightly better node 6nm, and Hexagon 770 ISP. Snapdragon 778G is Also good for gaming thanks to its Adreno 642L the same as Adreno 640 on Snapdragon 860 but with a lower GPU frequency and the same shading units. PS: we have different kinds of needs like cameras, daily drives, gaming and etc. So don't compare too much just buy the one that suits you and your penny.
+89 Reply
Bawal 03 May 2022 00:08
Snapdragon 860 in MiPad 5 just smashed 778 in all categories.
+92 Reply
Jamsheshable 06 February 2023 18:50
Yes, I am a Xiaomi pad 5 user, the sd 860 Really optimize and stable on Xiaomi Pad 5 and has great performance, code in Very high gfx, and Genshin's Highest gfx are stable, when we talk about heat issues its normal to pad 5 maintaining 31°c to 41°c while gaming not like the Poco x3 pro you can fry an egg for your breakfast.
+4 Reply
Hydra 27 April 2022 08:56
These are just numbers, the most important thing is how brands use its worth, 860 is a great chipset but poco x3 pro is just garbage.
+92 Reply
Gie 28 April 2022 20:23
How is the Poco x3pro garbage?
+84 Reply
Adrián 02 May 2022 05:21
Gie, It is not optimized that chipset to the poco, the Xiaomi company it does not do a good job with the software, a Poco x3 pro has not a good performance as a Samsung a52s.
+22 Reply
Zack 09 May 2022 03:28
That's basically why I shift from Xiaomi to Samsung. Yes, one might say that Samsung is more expensive and not worth it with the specs than Xiaomi, but other than hardware, my personal experience is that Samsung outperforms Xiaomi in many ways, especially software. Good hardware alone does nothing if a company couldn't optimize it to provide the best user experience.
+20 Reply
Zhun 02 November 2022 23:50
Zack, Just flash custom rom on poco x3 pro and it will be powerfull
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Crysty 16 April 2022 08:21
They are not very different. Snapdragon 860 much better gpu Snapdragon 778 much better cpu If you are a person who plays games like pubg every day buy 860 If you watch very much youtube, tiktok or something like this or you play games like standoff, free fire, fortnite buy an 778
+62 Reply
Anup 02 April 2022 09:30
SD860 is better in every aspect, but... We can see that only a single smartphone uses this chipset (which is Poco X3 Pro). Recently, many of the X3 Pros are getting dead to poor motherboard and PMIC. So it is better to ignore this smartphone.
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Lol 12 February 2023 06:19
Yeah, mine got dead 2 months ago, poco extended its warranty for 6 months and gave me a free repair for it.
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Let's end this argument 20 March 2022 13:13
This website needs some Modified info and Edits some of it. For those who say 860 is faster is wrong. Let me example it From Start First: 860 is just an Upgrade Version of 855plus why??? Because it just uses a76 the only Difference is that 860 can handle 16ram and Added More Camera Features. Second: 778 is using a78 Better cortex Better performance also supports lpddr5 and 860 is using Lpddr4x obviously 778g is the winner here. Third: 778 has better set architecture armv8.4-A and 860 using armv8.1-A obviously 778 big winner in here. Conclusion: 778 bigger winner better Cortex cores will end this debate, not the Ram and its impossible For a Lower number Model of Cortex to beat a Higher Number Model of Cortex Core. *Ranking of Cortex without custom Cortex on the List X2 > X1 X1 > a78(a77) A78 = a77 A78 > a76 My only concern right now is modification Info on this Website. Most summary comparison Geekbench Doesn't Lie even you extract Information of Why 778g faster. Trust Geekbench, not antutu. But you can make your own study on specs sheets God bless all and Believe Jesus' Gospel in order to Go to Heaven after we Die here.
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Lmao 04 April 2022 16:34
You don't know what you are talking about they are clocked differently and it's very clear that the Snapdragon 860 is still better than SD778 lol go study first before you talk.. you watch too much yt kid
+33 Reply
Dh 10 April 2022 20:52
Bro but GPU scores are also important. SD860 is better in gaming performance than SD778g. It is more optimized due to Adreno 640 GPU (as flagship). I think both the processor lies in the same place
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Vahid 18 April 2022 21:27
You are wrong because sd 860 has a higher clock speed and is developed for flagships (kryo 485 is boosted cortex A76) but SD 778 uses midrange A78 cores (against Sd 888 kryo 680 gold cores!).
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RevTiva 28 April 2022 03:11
Actually, even in AnTuTu you can see CPU & UX score of 860 is clearly lower than 778G. Meanwhile, the score of GPU & memory for 860 is much higher, therefore, 860 gains a much higher total score than 778G.
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Rossi 03 June 2022 17:44
As a Christian like me who is in technology, I agree with your analogy
+4 Reply
Johnny VN 08 June 2022 05:27
are you forgot Kryo flagship one? some A76 with flagship Kryo are better than A78 normal or midrange.
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Unknown 23 February 2022 14:59
I am the owner of 778G snapdragon, and my cousin uses Poco X3 pro(860 snapdragon). We hardly can see any disparity in the performance of these chips. They are absolutely similar, especially, it can be seen in PUBG mobile and, each of them gives smooth FPS mostly between 58 to 60 fps(in ultra graphics). However, Poco 3x pro usually raises its temperature it is sensible while gaming. And regarding the 778G(Xiaomi 11 lite 5G NE) snapdragon it is usually cool.
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Unknown 21 March 2022 10:54
I very much doubt this statement. The "We hardly can see any disparity in the performance of these chips" is a very vague gauge in measuring performance. If you really want to measure it, while not 100% accurate, using Antutu as a benchmark is still more reliable compared to the "we hardly see" type of measuring. Hence why if you look at the Antutu benchmark it's clearly the Poco X3 Pro excels in performance. #64 Poco X3 Pro = 595 834 #86 Galaxy A52s 5G = 503 330
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Not really 06 May 2022 14:11
Unknown, Do you know about throttling? 860 has big problems with it just after 20 mins of gaming. Youtube will help.
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Zack 09 May 2022 03:33
Unknown, The Antutu benchmark results can be considered as the peak performance of an SoC, it might not be the same after prolonged heavy use so my advice is to take it as a reference instead of a precise measurement.
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Name 04 February 2022 16:56
It's a 3-year-old flagship chip vs a current-gen mid-range chip (at least until the 2022 mid-range chips come out), What'd you people expect? Just get the phone that meets your demands on the other aspects, battery, design, build, cameras, etc., because at the end of the day neither the average user nor the people in these comments with a benchmark fetish would tell a 5fps difference lmao
+35 Reply
Ujjwal 18 December 2021 20:27
Bro GPU is as important as CPU is in games so 860 is much better in GPU and so is overall
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rm_c 04 March 2022 10:28
thats true but with long time use the temperature will increase and cause the decreased performance, besides that the 778 doesn't have a high enough performance like the 860 but it's more stable
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Amirhdhd 07 December 2021 11:34
They are not much different in testing, you will notice that they are not different
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Johnny VN 01 February 2022 07:41
OMG! they are different in terms of performance gaming. 860 are much better. 860 are class flagship. It is an improved version of 855. higher clock speeds are good on gaming too. so it really better pretty much.
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No name 19 October 2021 05:00
A midrange chip 778G is weaker than the old flagship 860/855+. Especially gaming but a newer chip is more efficient, load faster light apps with 6nm process, also phone is always optimize when its new released. Overall a flagship still a flagship. Thats based on my experiences.
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Anup 02 April 2022 09:22
Your statement is the most appropriate statement here.
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Tech lover 28 September 2021 09:11
778G 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪
+205 Reply
Gun 27 September 2021 12:47
Go for 860 it will perform more stable in real life.
+145 Reply
yogesh 18 December 2021 16:30
no 778g is 99.94% stable
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Kashif 25 January 2022 18:04
I'm using GT master before I used 860 and guess what 778G is more stable and optimized.
+43 Reply
Wews 01 March 2022 03:09
Kashif, Does rooting the gt master unlocks 120fps gaming?🥺
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bababooey 20 March 2022 18:21
Wews, You don't need root. Use the SetEdit app to change one value in order to force 120fps gaming. Google set edit app 120fps no root.
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Moz 07 September 2021 08:24
778 is good midrange processor but 860 old flagship and is better in most of the things except support of new features like usf3.1 storage and some other. Now it totally depends on company wether they use those high-end features or not on paper 778 looks good but don't judge a processor by what could make it better but check what it has . Gpu wise there is no competition 860 is miles better .642L is a midrange GPU , slightly updated 620. Whereas 640 is flagship GPU. Is it 30-40% better than 642L
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Gaurav 28 September 2021 10:39
It is not just updated 620 lol It is completely new gpu
+36 Reply
BGso 16 January 2022 16:51
642l is not updated 620, its a new GPU and its much much faster
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BJK 09 April 2022 08:40
BGso, Faster? With lower benchmark? Lol
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Rehman 26 August 2021 21:00
For now in only gaming 860 is better but i think later they will optimize 778g more better. As it comes with ddr5 ram and adreno 642L as compared to 640 ddr4 ram
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Moz 07 September 2021 08:17
Adreno 6420L is slightly upgraded 620. Whereas 640 is flagship gpu. Sd 860is same as 855+ which is 2y old processor so it will not have some of the new features but is still more powerful than 778. Request u to see sd 778 as upgrade from 765 not competitor of sd 860
+34 Reply
Karl 21 August 2021 02:09
778 or even 780 still a midrange chip, 860 better for gaming all settings max out. Performance is quite decent
+56 Reply
Samet Krtlc 18 August 2021 17:34
Gaming Performance???
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Ricardo 19 August 2021 10:19
I think 778G will be better. As 778g has better ram (LPDDR5) 778g has better cpu(geek bench and it uses better cortex) 778g has better GPU (642L should be better than 640 ) Also 778 g is in 6nm
+87 Reply
Akash 27 August 2021 20:09
Ricardo, I think 778g beats 860 in all aspects
+38 Reply
Moz 07 September 2021 08:20
Ricardo, 642L is a midrange GPU , slightly updated 620. Whereas 640 is flagship GPU. Is it 30-40% better than 642L
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Lazar 21 September 2021 21:17
Moz, Well we can see that they have same type and number of execution units and shading units that means they are same but 642L is downclocked for around 30% but has ddr5 memory. Difference is maximum 30%, it's more power efficient and newer cpu so i go for 778 altho i have 855 and i know how bad/good old SOC can be.
+12 Reply
Lol 19 October 2021 12:10
Ricardo, Noob 642L is slightly upgrade version of adreno 620 and 640 is a flagship gpu no comparison 8 series chipset always recommend for gaming
+21 Reply
Gaurav 02 December 2021 08:48
Lol, Noob Adreno 642L is a completely different GPU.
+15 Reply
Dragon 06 January 2022 06:01
Gaurav, They are almost the same only slightly upgraded.
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