Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 780G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and Snapdragon 780G (Adreno 642). 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 860
  • Supports 101% higher memory bandwidth (34.13 against 17 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~38%)
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 6%) AnTuTu 9 score – 560K vs 528K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Announced 1-year later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
560964
CPU 144978 161152
GPU 206674 162000
Memory 95042 88725
UX 119816 119299
Total score 560964 528066

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 142.85 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 20.3 images/s -
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s -
Machine learning 46.35 images/s -
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s -
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% 79%
Graphics test 20 FPS 18 FPS
Score 3455 3123

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
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Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 860 and Snapdragon 780G

CPU

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 -
L2 cache - 2 MB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 642
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

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 17 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Hexagon 770
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 20MP
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

Connectivity

Modem X24 LTE, X50 5G X53
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 210 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced April 2019 March 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8150-AC SM7350-AB
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 780G and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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Samuel 22 May 2022 16:32
Snapdragon 860 is the best flagship gaming phone first in the world use poaco x3 pro
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Master 28 October 2021 08:20
Me again. Nanoreview, it’s quite disappointing that now a days you are only making result by demonstrating the antutu benchmark scores. According to your result sd 860 is far better in term of gaming as you scored it much better than 780g. But, in terms of cpu sd 780g is really much better than 860. In CPU throttling test sd 780g shows far better result. I am saying it as I have tested them practically. In terms of cpu sd 780g is clear winner. A-78 cores will provide more stabilised performance than A-76. In terms of cpu, scoring sd 860 more than 780g is totally unfair. I have tested them on my mi 11 lite 5g and poco x3 pro. The CPU of 780g is better in both real life and benchmark tests. 1. Antutu- Cpu- 780g---->160000-170000 860------>140000-150000 2. Geekbench 5- Single core- 780g----->800-810 860------->750-780 Multicore- 780g----->2850 860------->2700 3.Cpu throttling- Sd 780g(up to 95%) Sd 860(up to 85%) Secondly, in terms of gpu- adreno 640 and 642 are almost same. Adreno 642 is slightly better. But adreno 640 is clocked 675mhz in 860 when adreno 642 is clocked 490 mhz in 780g. So, the gaming performance is certainly better in 860 but not so much. (I am saying it from my practical tests). Not much difference as you demonstrated(63>53) The cpu score should be- Sd 780g------>65 Sd 860-------->62 The gpu score should be- Sd 780g------->53 Sd 860--------->58 That's my final verdict. I hope you will consider it.
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Bruh 27 October 2021 12:37
Bruh Why is Nano review changing the actual scores ? WTH? I saw the same thing done with dimensity 1200 and sd 778g U guys must have been gettin some hefty money for fake scores keep it up 🙂
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Root 27 October 2021 12:52
The scores are relative (0-100). When a new SoC released we recalculate our relative score to much 0-100 grade. In other words, if SD 865 has had 100 point of performance and then SD 888 comes in, we have to recompile scores for all SoC in order to provide correct results. So before claiming us for "fake scores" and "hefty money" you'd better just usk. Especially if you don't fully understand how things works.
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Amir 18 October 2021 22:36
Let me be clear. Mid-range chips can not be compared with flagship processors. 1: SD860 can support 5G connectivity if its paired with a 5G modem. 2: SD860 has flagship ADRENO 640 but ADRENO 642 is slightly leaked version of the ADRENO 620. 3: SD860 has 4 performance Cores which compared to SD780G its lowered to 2. 4: SD860 is more optimized in most of the games even in PUBG mobile because of better GPU. 5: SD860 Is overall better in video playback which supports up to 8K resolution with 30 FPS. 6: and it has better picture capturing quality than SD780G. So if the performance matter most to you then choose SD860 they are so different. But is new processor matters most along with battery efficiency then go with SD780G as it comes with 5nm.
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Ace 30 September 2021 22:13
Nanoreview,Sd 860's gaming score should be lower(around 54-55) as per your statistics
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Tech Geek 19 September 2021 20:37
SD 780G has 2 high performance cores....even though their better but SD 860 has 4...The gaming performance will be slightly better in SD 860
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Gaurav 10 March 2022 11:09
Sd 780g is using kryo 670 prime cores which are superior to old 470.
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Bruhmemefy 10 September 2021 13:57
I will be waiting for the Snapdragon 420.
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Mr Rogers 26 August 2021 22:40
one thing makes me wonder, why snap 780g doesn't support 4k 60fps, WHY
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rohit 21 July 2021 18:03
I think we should wait for 1 more year then 888 would be killed by mid ranger 795G 😂😂
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Mickey chan 26 May 2021 07:18
But GPU SD780G slightly lower than SD860 and i think SD860 better in gaming performance
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ARŪ_X 14 July 2021 20:50
Nah it won't be rather same performance in gpu with 860
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Solo 08 August 2021 09:03
ARŪ_X, 860 is better but 5G not available perfectly.
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Gorujo 22 August 2021 09:17
Solo, Still the experience is going to be more or less the same Gaming/GPU wise. Unfortunately while the 860 has 5G Support, there's no phone that has the 5G Modems so the 780G is pretty much a no brainer in terms of that
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Pablo 15 May 2022 17:37
No, SD860 is made for gaming but it consumes too much power that's why Poco X3 Pro has a heating issue.
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cpuking 21 May 2021 07:38
I thiink SD900 is gonna eat those for breakfast.
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idk 12 May 2021 06:46
780 is just the 5g version of 860, although the 860 is flagship and 780 is midrange, the name does not matter, the performance does.
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omgz 13 May 2021 03:07
isnt 780g more power saving?
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Igloo Fire 20 May 2021 21:21
No. 780g is a completely different chip than the 860. The 860 is an over licked 855+. 780g is a new chip. It has slightly better performance than the 860 and is 5G . 5G chips are not the same as 4G chips. The 860 uses the older A76 CPU cores (Kryo 845). Whereas the Snapdragon 780g uses the newer A78 CPU cores (Kryo 670). The Snapdragon 860 has Adreno 460 GPU cores and the Snapdragon 780g has the newer Adreno 462 GPU cores. The 860 is 7nm whereas the 780g is 5nm so will be more power efficient. There are lots more differences that you can see if you read the specifications above.
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Igloo Fire 20 May 2021 22:38
Sorry I made a mistake with the GPU numbers. The Snapdragon 860 has Kryo 640 GPU cores and the Snapdragon 780g has Kryo 642 GPU cores.
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Igloo fire 21 May 2021 09:55
Igloo Fire, 860-Adreno 640 780g-Adreno 642
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Solo 08 August 2021 09:03
Yes you are right.
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idk 12 May 2021 06:46
780 is just the 5g version of 860, although the 860 is flagship and 780 is midrange, the name does not matter, the performance does.
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Somebody 02 April 2021 09:14
780g is good for mid range gaming gaming phones (even better than 860) . And 860 is a more balanced and improvised one .
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sammy fanboy 03 April 2021 07:21
no bro snapdragon 690 better
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Eeee 04 April 2021 09:07
sammy fanboy, No it isn't bruh. 690 is close to 730g
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Solo 08 August 2021 09:05
sammy fanboy, SD 690 is Old and not better than 780G and 860 😆
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Nemesis 08 December 2021 00:55
Eeee, Do you get sarcasm?
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