Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 778G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (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.

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 870
  • Supports 72% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 25.6 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~38%)
  • 33% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 31%) AnTuTu 9 score – 688K vs 524K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
688474
CPU 194048 159590
GPU 241854 156380
Memory 110520 88425
UX 148242 123709
Total score 688474 524719

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 180.6 Mpixels/s 175.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25.25 images/s 25 images/s
Speech recognition 54.7 words/s 41 words/s
Machine learning 56.95 images/s 36.7 images/s
Camera shooting 28 images/s 34.6 images/s
HTML 5 3 Mnodes/s 3.03 Mnodes/s
SQLite 989.1 Krows/s 988.8 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 24 FPS 14 FPS
Score 4166 2466

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
42 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
49 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
94 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
53 FPS
[High]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme GT Master Edition
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 778G

CPU

Architecture 1x 3.2 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 3200 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache 1 KB -
L2 cache 1.8 MB 2 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 6 nanometers
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 642L
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 490 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 384
FLOPS 1372 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 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 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

Connectivity

Modem X55 X53
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 210 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced January 2021 May 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8250-AC SM7325
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 778G and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
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Abc 04 January 2022 01:43
Both are very popular
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Khan 28 November 2021 12:43
These differences are not so big it is like not to exist.
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Error 13 October 2021 18:35
A battle between two stable processor. Those who want a gaming processor choose 870 or if you want a phone for daily life go for 778g. Both are best. Till the company give ufs 3.1 and lpddr5 ram.
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Katon 09 February 2022 20:01
Should I go for A52s. Which has ufs 2.1 and lpddr4X? Would that make any difference in real life Daily usage
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Rasputian666 31 March 2022 22:45
Katon, Unless you are a videographer i.e. take a lot of videos and transfer a lot of files to,& fro, UFS 2.1 and LPDDR4X should suffice.
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Sam Louis 27 August 2021 18:41
Probably on par with Snapdragon 888 as a tough substitute I am talking about Snapdragon 870 processor
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Crazy boi 18 August 2021 04:18
After Snapdragon 888 Snapdragon 870 is the best processor
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Un crazy 12 October 2021 00:31
Unless you're gaming you don't notice the difference. You have half the battery consumption with the 778G. That wins it for me.
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Soroush 08 December 2021 09:26
Un crazy, TDP doesn't mean anything both of them are configured with 5-6w maximum power draw so you have pretty much similar battery life for example I have Poco f3 with sd870 and my mom has a52s 5g with sd778g and both have 4500mah battery and my phone holds more charge 🤷
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Richie 10 January 2022 06:39
Un crazy, 778G half the power of 870 also.
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Del 27 January 2022 01:20
Richie, I'm surprised people are actually paying $450 in an era where Xiaomi phones exist. They keep saying Samsung has guaranteed 4 years of updates and security but you can't patch crappy hardware. Hardware is absolute.
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rikkstar 24 February 2022 03:41
Del, image saying this when iPhones pixels and Samsungs are the top smartphones.
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omgz 26 March 2022 13:41
Un crazy, Isnt it like the vast majority of battery power is consumed by screen?
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exiro 14 April 2022 07:03
Del, hardware is never absolute. an example would be if u take android and somehow put it on, let's say, the A14 chip of Apple. it will never run as smoothly as iOS. almost half of the power comes from the right interaction between software and hardware. it's like trying to play on RTX 3090 120fps without the right drivers. I've used both Poco f3 and galaxy a52s, and believe me Samsung does a way better job in optimizing its system. I'm not saying it's the only system, but it's never only hardware. even antutu results differ from phone to phone with the same hardware. u can install a custom ROM, for example, on ur poco f3, and it will 100% score less than the stock ROM (I've tested almost with all custom ROMs available for F3). and 4 years of an update really matters, as only this will allow you in the future to have latest features that Google implements.
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Xavier 18 April 2022 08:19
Del, You're lucky I guess. Only someone who never faced any quality and software issues with Xiaomi would make such comments. I used to be a Xiaomi user for almost 4 years, thanks to its better hardware compared to other competitors in the same price range. But with my Mi 11 Lite, a bunch of issues happened. Black crush, slow pixel responding, blue-tinted, a bunch of bugs, and bad optimization, even my Oppo Reno5 F with less impressive specs is smoother than it. My advice, is never to focus solely on hardware, because without proper software optimization and support it's just useless as the user experience will most likely be bad.
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