Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 780G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and Snapdragon 780G (Adreno 642). 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 159% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 17 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~38%)
  • 33% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 27%) AnTuTu 9 score – 678K vs 534K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
678299
CPU 189629 161152
GPU 239863 162000
Memory 105344 88725
UX 142979 119299
Total score 678299 534603

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 -
Face detection 25.25 images/s -
Speech recognition 54.7 words/s -
Machine learning 56.95 images/s -
Camera shooting 28 images/s -
HTML 5 3 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 989.1 Krows/s -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
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Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
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Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
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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 780G

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 -
L1 cache 1 KB -
L2 cache 1.8 MB 2 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 642
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 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 17 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 770
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 192MP, 2x 20MP
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 March 2021
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8250-AC SM7350-AB
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 780G and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
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F3 - user 15 October 2021 08:06
I had been looking for mi11 lite 5g (not available in my region, they just released NE version 128gb here). Primary advantage of mi 11 lite 5g is that it offers the most powerful package in the most compact form-factor. At 6.7mm thin and 159g you don't even feel the weight of the phone. It's sufficient for everything you need to do. Having used the Poco f3 I don't think I would be able to downgrade the additional power it delivers for everything including gaming and 120hz screen. It's like buying last gen flagship at half the price in brand new packaging. Which again is an overkill for a daily driver but supplements the gaming performance that you might miss on the mi 11 lite 5g. Moreover the camera performance exceeds expectation on the Poco f3. So considering the price f3 ticks all the boxes except the light weight, thin body offered by Mi 11 lite 5g. Both are great packages for what they offer. IMO there have never been such complete phones at a budget price point before these two.
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Alex 17 April 2021 11:41
I bet that most of the people comparing these two processors are comparing between the Mi 11 lite 5g and the Poco f3 (Redmi K40). If you're looking for a phone with good camera and performance for everyday life, then go for the former. If you're someone who prefers performance even if it means sacrificing camera quality, then go for the later.
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Kenn Honson 02 April 2021 20:27
This is basically comparing the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G and the (Xiaomi) Poco F3. I'd say for the average user, the 780G is better, due to the incredible battery life, but for other people (like me), the 870 just offers awesome performance while maintaining good battery life.
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Peyman 15 May 2021 05:40
adding one advantage you missed, being thin and light weight: Mi11 lite 5G: 6.8mm + 159g vs Poco f3: 7.8mm + 196g
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