Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus (Mali-G77 MC9). 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 865
  • Has 3.49 MB larger L3 cache size than the Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2600 MHz)
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 29.87 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 14%) AnTuTu 9 score – 656K vs 577K
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
  • Higher GPU frequency (~45%)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 185574 154856
GPU 217010 212559
Memory 112445 89293
UX 137783 116031
Total score 656094 577507

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 176.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.1 images/s 28.2 images/s
Speech recognition 49.6 words/s 45.6 words/s
Machine learning 50 images/s 46.9 images/s
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s 28.9 images/s
HTML 5 3.25 Mnodes/s 3.53 Mnodes/s
SQLite 880 Krows/s 857.5 Krows/s


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
45 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
55 FPS
Fortnite 30 FPS
28 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 58 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
56 FPS
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
59 FPS
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340
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 865 and Dimensity 1000 Plus


Architecture 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)
4x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB 0.512 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion -
TDP 10 W 10 W


GPU name Adreno 650 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 587 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 9
Shading units 512 144
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 29.87 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 80MP, 2x 32MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 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, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X55 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


Announced December 2019 May 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AB MT6889Z/CZA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
1951 (61.9%)
1202 (38.1%)
Total votes: 3153


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1000 Plus and Snapdragon 865, or ask any questions
Yusuf 13 February 2021 15:43
Your comparison is good but it can be best if you mentioned the price of both chipset. Price is most important factor as specification to compare both chipset.
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rebant 24 February 2021 17:27
realme x7 pro has 1000+ which is priced around 30000 INR. But,IQOO 3 has Snapdragon 865 with price same as it(30000 INR) only disadvantage of IQOO 3 is that it has display of only 60HZ while x7 has 120hz display. But it does not matter in gaming because in PUBG it can give only 60fps(x7 pro) with some frame drops but in IQOO 3 it does not frame drop and smooth 60fps(in all types of graphics even in HDR) are maintained. if you want a good display pay 4000INR more to get Mi 10T with 144hz.
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Ohyeah69 04 October 2021 07:55
rebant, I have X7 pro no frame drop issue maintain 58 to 59 smooth extreme but heating issue only in your room not have fan and ac.
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dk345 25 January 2021 06:00
how is oppo reno 5 pro 5g
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bdfs 01 November 2020 10:16
Qualcomm the new apple company. Snapdragon 865 too overpriced
+54 Reply
Ezra 02 September 2020 18:55
Confused on what to get Poco F2 pro or K30 Ultra. Im really in to FPS game(CODM)
+108 Reply
David Lisenson 02 September 2020 19:24
Poco F2 Pro (SD 865) would be better for gaming :)
+52 Reply
JMK 06 November 2020 09:33
COD mobile has Reduced the fps of every phone except sonny Xperia for some reasons i don't know... Even for Iphone too
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asdf 14 August 2020 21:22
Why did the Dimensity 1000+'s scores get worse from 88 to 83? Is it because the K30 Ultra got released?
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Ceza 15 August 2020 23:28
Why is there a huge difference in download speed? Is there an expression in the term wrong, or is what is meant to be said is the maximum download speed in Dimensity 1000 Plus, while the performance is better for Snapdragon.
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