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Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Kirin 9000E

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus (with Adreno 650 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 9000E (Mali-G78 MP22). 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
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
  • Performs 57% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 194861 -
GPU 238559 -
Memory 119661 -
UX 155514 -
Total score 704964 -

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 74 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
Fortnite 28 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 104 FPS
Genshin Impact 56 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
Device Asus ROG Phone 3
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 Plus and Kirin 9000E


Architecture 1x 3.1 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
1x 3.13 GHz – Cortex-A77
3x 2.54 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3100 MHz 3130 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 15.3 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W


GPU name Adreno 650 Mali-G78 MP22
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall 2
GPU frequency 670 MHz 760 MHz
Execution units 2 22
Shading units 512 352
FLOPS 1365 Gigaflops 2137 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 44 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 AI accelerator
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X55 Balong 5000
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC


Announced July 2020 October 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AB -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus official site HiSilicon Kirin 9000E official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
15 (45.5%)
18 (54.5%)
Total votes: 33


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 9000E and Snapdragon 865 Plus, or ask any questions
Some TECH Guy 04 March 2021 17:04
You forgot new huawei and honor devices dont have google services, so basically for the average user they wont buy that device, only a few of them if they care more about the processor
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