Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 778G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and Snapdragon 778G (Adreno 642L). 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
  • Supports 33% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 25.6 GB/s)
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)
  • Shows better (up to 24%) AnTuTu 9 score – 653K vs 527K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Announced 1-year and 6-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 185438 164198
GPU 217870 157464
Memory 117733 83966
UX 136946 123383
Total score 653189 527850

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 173.2 Mpixels/s 175.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25.2 images/s 25 images/s
Speech recognition 52.6 words/s 41 words/s
Machine learning 55.8 images/s 36.7 images/s
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s 34.6 images/s
HTML 5 2.95 Mnodes/s 3.03 Mnodes/s
SQLite 997.7 Krows/s 988.8 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 91% 98%
Graphics test 23 FPS 14 FPS
Score 3872 2463


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
59 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
42 FPS
Fortnite 30 FPS
27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 49 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
94 FPS
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
53 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
60 FPS
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340
Oppo Realme GT Master Edition
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 Snapdragon 778G


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)
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 2840 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 6 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion -
TDP 10 W 5 W


GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 642L
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 587 MHz 490 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 384
FLOPS 1228 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 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 25.6 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 770
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 192MP, 2x 36MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 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


Modem X55 X53
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 7500 Mbps Up to 3700 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


Announced December 2019 May 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8250-AB SM7325
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G official site

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Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 778G and Snapdragon 865, or ask any questions
Anonymous 02 November 2022 16:05
I can't believe I turned down an S20 FE 5G for an A52s. The things I do for a headphone jack...
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adhaw 25 November 2022 02:42
Should have gone with the LG V60 ThinQ 5G. The same year as an S20, it's a great flagship and has an absolutely amazing headphone jack. Also, it's cheaper than the A52.
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Ahmed 04 January 2023 11:21
No problem, the 778 is considered the same speed as the 778, and the a52s has a better battery, and it will get Android 14.
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kempfire 22 September 2022 08:09
SD 865 is way better than 778G. it could be a future-proof purchase, even after one later of its launch. I am using Samsung s7+ tablet having SD 865 in it.
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int2k 04 November 2022 07:27
True, except my s20 doesn't have a headphone jack. But that's no worry because I have no life anyway.
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drf 25 November 2022 02:35
int2k, Get an old V60. It still holds up really well, can be found for under 300 and the sound from the headphone jack is simply amazing.
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Myat Thu 18 July 2022 16:57
I use 2 phones and the difference is massive. Snapdragon 778G is pretty power-efficient and quite capable while Snapdragon 865 is much more powerful. But I do prefer Snapdragon 778G as it is way cooler and performs better in battery life. And my Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is insane but it runs hot up to 35 percent of the time. So, I would like to say that if u are not a hardcore gamer, just go for Snapdragon 778G because it's really great for an average user.
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Vips 14 July 2022 18:04
Sd 778g best processor, 6nm, more battery life, no heating issue.
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》TON618《 08 July 2022 20:31
Dear friends, 778G is of course a good processor, even 778G is more performant than Snap 855. But it doesn't compare to the 865.
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Trust Me 08 July 2022 05:39
865 in Genshin and emulators (AetherSX2 and Citra) is more stable than 778g
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Stranger 06 June 2022 06:37
If you see 778g having better cpu architecture
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Pizza Delivery Guy 19 June 2022 03:33
Doesn't always mean its faster, sometimes just has better tdp compared to the predecessor chip just like intel's lineup
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Gunsaa 04 July 2022 08:09
Pizza Delivery Guy, He's not wrong, it's more efficient
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S20 FE 5G user 05 February 2023 15:42
Gunsaa, Yeah, but 778g is less powerful than 865, and software matters too in terms of battery life, and mostly flagship software updates come with very good performance than any other mid-range phone software updates.
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