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/Vulkan
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 27%) AnTuTu 10 score – 807K vs 636K
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2960 MHz)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 222414 180108
GPU 244383 155187
Memory 143104 134861
UX 194290 160808
Total score 807214 636702

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Asset compression 148.4 MB/sec 115.2 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser 85.5 pages/sec 67.6 pages/sec
PDF Renderer 113.5 Mpixels/sec 89.4 Mpixels/sec
Image detection 72.7 images/sec 53.8 images/sec
HDR 102.4 Mpixels/sec 79.4 Mpixels/sec
Background blur 10.8 images/sec 7.65 images/sec
Photo processing 28.3 images/sec 26.4 images/sec
Ray tracing 4.18 Mpixels/sec 3.58 Mpixels/sec
Compute Score (GPU)


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 92% 97%
Graphics test 25 FPS 20 FPS
Score 4279 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 ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion 6.7 billion
TDP 6 W 6 W
Manufacturing TSMC Samsung


GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 640
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 670 MHz 675 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 384
Total shaders 1024 768
FLOPS 1372.1 Gigaflops 1036.8 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12.1 12.1


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. 22 LTE Cat. 20
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 7500 Mbps Up to 5000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 1240 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

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 4703


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 860 and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
Musashi 25 March 2023 08:11
I JUST want the specs of the poco x3 pro with a better processor like the span 875+ or something and better tech or newer but not the best of the best give me my sd micro back!!!! for 400$ bleeh Xaomi get off your high horse.
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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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