Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 855

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 graphics) and Snapdragon 855 (Adreno 640). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~15%)
  • Performs 15% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 10%) AnTuTu 9 score – 571K vs 520K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
571199
CPU 144978 140558
GPU 206674 183147
Memory 95042 87772
UX 119816 105950
Total score 571199 520985

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 143.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.3 images/s 23.7 images/s
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s 44.8 words/s
Machine learning 46.35 images/s 45.65 images/s
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s 2.93 Mnodes/s
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s 783.05 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% 93%
Graphics test 20 FPS 18 FPS
Score 3456 3054

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
1080 x 2340
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 855

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 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache - 384 KB
L2 cache - 768 KB
L3 cache 2 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.7 billion
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 640
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 585 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 384 384
FLOPS 1037 Gigaflops 899 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 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Hexagon 690
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
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 X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 20
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced April 2019 December 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC SM8150
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 855 and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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Muhammad 07 December 2021 11:50
The SD860 is practically a slightly overclocked SD855.
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Anandhu 25 July 2021 06:12
The Snapdragon 860 and 855+ has 15% faster GPU compared to Snapdragon 855 Compared to Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 860 has only 10% slower gpu
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Anandhu 25 July 2021 06:10
Bro the Snapdragon 860 is 15% faster GPU than Snapdragon 855
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guest_482 24 July 2021 23:29
Why only Xiaomi poco x3 pro is built with SD 860?
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Barry 28 January 2022 10:04
Yes. I wander what are they up to
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Karim 11 June 2021 11:19
Poco x 3 pro have a processor 855+ in reality
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Basu 03 July 2021 11:25
It has SD860,not the SD855+
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Hoomi 23 July 2021 14:36
Basu, 855+ is for rog phone 2 and 860 is for poco x3 pro so 855+ and 860 is 2 different processor
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Raros 11 April 2021 19:03
At least the 855/860 has the 5G external modem as an option for manufacturers, Qualcomm required the 865 to come with the internal modem.
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cd9 03 May 2021 17:40
865 doesn't have any (5g or 4g) modem, it's always external... At least 855 has the bare minimum (the 4g modem) integrated, which allows for lower manufacturing cost.
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vinod 29 March 2021 08:15
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 suport 5g
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ABCD 06 April 2021 16:18
855 supports 5G too with X50 5G modem which is not inbuilt the soc...same with 860
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Kocheng 28 March 2021 19:46
Snapdragon 860 have no 5G modem hardware.
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marco 12 April 2021 14:08
only xiaomi poco x3 pro is built with snapdragon 860 . xiaomi poco x3 pro don't have modem 5g
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