Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 860

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and Snapdragon 860 (Adreno 640). 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 870
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 860
  • Announced 1-year and 10-months later
  • Performs 32% better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 29% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 34.13 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 23%) AnTuTu 9 score – 704K vs 571K
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2960 MHz)
  • 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 191949 151132
GPU 246158 205657
Memory 114925 99765
UX 150623 110578
Total score 704092 571661

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 180.7 Mpixels/s 142.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25 images/s 19.9 images/s
Speech recognition 55.6 words/s 45.1 words/s
Machine learning 56.8 images/s 44.8 images/s
Camera shooting 27 images/s 22.6 images/s
HTML 5 3.11 Mnodes/s 1.67 Mnodes/s
SQLite 987.3 Krows/s 774 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 90% 97%
Graphics test 25 FPS 20 FPS
Score 4296 3456


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
58 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
54 FPS
Fortnite 27 FPS
26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
56 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
98 FPS
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
56 FPS
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
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 870 and Snapdragon 860


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 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 2960 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 512 KB -
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W


GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 640
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 675 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 384
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops 1037 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 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 34.13 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 690
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 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
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 X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 20
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


Announced January 2021 April 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC SM8150-AC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 4275


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 860 and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
TropicalYeti 22 December 2022 17:58
Once X3 pro proud user, not anymore. That shit died a few months after the warranty ends. I found three other people with the same exact problem. Many more with their x3 pros keep restarting randomly. It was really cheap for a reason. I Bought F4 after that, hope this doesn't repeat. If not, time to say goodbye to poco/xiaomi and save up to buy iPhone.
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Star hunter 07 February 2023 09:49
There is 6 months extended warranty for poco x3 pro, so u could have replaced ur phone with poco x4 pro 5g for free, and my poco x3 pro is restarting... Time to go to the store.
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Steve Dice 02 April 2022 07:48
So, if everyone is so excited about these snapdragons... The newer they get, the better, and pricier..... So, it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy a few stocks from Qualcomm.... Or am I wrong here? They are as I know, for the last 7 years the standard and most wanted/used processor, for a gadget that everyone has. I lived 5 years in Thailand, you see some people live on the streets,..... Even older women from maybe 50 years up, with nothing to show of any luxury...... But what do they have? All have an iPhone or smartphone!!!!! Probably a copy one, but still they also have a processor. Stupid or Not?..... I see this only expanding year after year...
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Indranil 20 June 2021 10:50
My vivo x60 5G is performing better than Poco x3 Pro. Snapdragon 870 is really beast and sd 860 can't stand beside sd 870
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GG's tho 08 August 2021 04:52
Of course! I'm sure you already know that SD870 is a top tier flagship along SD865 and 888? while the SD 860 is a subcategory of the old but monstrous SD 855/855+. Lol think about it, it's like also comparing the old Apple A12 Bionic to the prowess Apple A13/14.
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Anonymous 05 October 2021 08:25
Of course. Also, your vivo x60 5G is more than double the price you pay for Poco X3 Pro. Currently vivo x60 at 34.9k and poco x3 pro at 15.5k.
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NiceGuyNel 03 May 2021 05:37
Poco released the X3 PRO and F3 in 2021 with these two processors. The 860 is in the same generation as 870, compared with how they released POCO X3 NFC and Poco F2 is totally different! Poco trolled X3 NFC users when they released X3 Pro!
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