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Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Snapdragon 865

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus (with Adreno 650 graphics) and Snapdragon 865 (Adreno 650). 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 865 Plus
  • Announced 7-months later
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (3100 vs 2840 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~10%)
  • Shows better (up to 6%) AnTuTu 8 score – 615K vs 578K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 17849 182344
GPU 236287 220987
Memory 98253 102933
UX 99657 88593
Total score 615169 578195

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression - 164.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 26.1 images/s
Speech recognition - 49.6 words/s
Machine learning - 50 images/s
Camera shooting - 29.5 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.25 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 868.2 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 74 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
61 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 104 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 56 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[High]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Asus ROG Phone 3
1080 x 2340
Xiaomi Mi 10 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 865 Plus and Snapdragon 865

CPU

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 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3100 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 650
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 645 MHz 587 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 512
FLOPS 1365 Gigaflops 1228 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

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 Hexagon 698
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 8K 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 X55 X55
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced July 2020 December 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AB SM8250
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
644 (60.1%)
428 (39.9%)
Total votes: 1072

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 865 Plus, or ask any questions
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Muhammad Talha 09 December 2020 11:02
Geekbench 5 single and multi-core score SD 865 is higher than SD 865 Plus
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Michael 26 October 2020 17:39
Is it really worth the difference?
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Wild Rift: Kith 22 November 2020 15:11
Gaming yes. Daily driver no.
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Neel 29 September 2020 01:23
Other sites rate 865 higher than 865+ (Notebookcheck) ... weird
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Root 29 September 2020 10:09
It mostly depends on a phone. Technically 865+ has higher CPU and GPU clocks, so in equal condition 865 Plus probably will be a bit faster.
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Kb87 08 November 2020 21:44
Root, The mi 10 pro scores higher than note 20 ultra, shows there's not much benefit of the 865+ if cooling isn't sorted
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kevin 03 September 2020 16:29
on mi 10 ultra with snapdragon 865 get 640k antutu v8 why, snapdragon 865 get 590k in youe website?
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Root 03 September 2020 16:56
We show average score from many phones. AnTuTu test also measure RAM and UI speed, that is differ quite significant from device to device.
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