Home > Smartphone processors comparison > Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865 Plus – what's better?

Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865 Plus

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 (with Adreno 650 graphics) and 865 Plus (Adreno 650). 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
  • Announced 7-months later
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 695K vs 667K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 189629 194861
GPU 239863 238559
Memory 105344 119661
UX 142979 155514
Total score 667910 695359

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]
74 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
[Ultra]
104 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400
Asus ROG Phone 3
1080 x 2340
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 865 Plus

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 3.1 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 3100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 1 KB 512 KB
L2 cache 1.8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 650
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 670 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 512
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops 1365 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 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s 44 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Hexagon 698
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 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 8K 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 X55
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 2500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 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 July 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AC SM8250-AB
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
1260 (81.4%)
288 (18.6%)
Total votes: 1548

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 865 Plus and Snapdragon 870, or ask any questions
Avatar
Malek#tech 13 October 2021 15:01
Yes exactly . It only beats it with a faster processing frequency of 100MB
0 Reply
Avatar
Mohsin 28 September 2021 20:55
Snapdragon 865 Plus has 670MHz GPU not 645MHz
+6 Reply
Avatar
Serge 29 September 2021 08:04
Ok, thank you for your help.
+1 Reply
Avatar
Cassie 03 September 2021 16:12
Can someone explain the Genshin impact stats, please I don't understand the why the 870 is 7 frames behind the 865 plus
+23 Reply
Avatar
Wews 09 September 2021 15:23
it depends. In minecraft, sd 870 has stable 60fps while sd 865 has 54-60fps. Note: this is just my experience
+3 Reply
Avatar
Gaurav 19 August 2021 07:51
Correction in data SD 870 have 675 mhz GPU I checked in my mi11x
+12 Reply
Avatar
Alex 20 August 2021 09:20
Thank you for info. Specs updated.
0 Reply
Avatar
kid 12 July 2021 17:11
people say 870 is 865+ but with overclock
+26 Reply
Avatar
Wews 28 April 2021 16:20
So which is better in gaming? Sd 870 or 865+? Because sd 865+ has more flops and more overclocked than sd 870
+189 Reply
Avatar
Asep 04 March 2021 12:01
Well... I prefer 865+ than 870 for better GPU
+90 Reply
Avatar
Hobo 19 March 2021 07:52
Well actually 870's GPU is about 17% more powerful compared to 865+'s (27000 vs 23000 points).
+70 Reply
Avatar
RedKingSA 31 March 2021 11:16
Hobo, Why the lower GPU frequency and FLOPS on 870?
+43 Reply
Avatar
Wayne 04 April 2021 04:29
RedKingSA, I imagine this might be a revision of the silicon for efficiency. Which might be where the gains are (apart from any driver improvements not shared with 865). The drop in numbers might be related to this revision, and might be related to somethings like: increasing performance elsewhere, or even decreasing heat dissipation in the design. It's unfortunate these stats weren't increased instead for even better clear performance, but that would push it towards the 888.
+6 Reply
Avatar
Man 12 April 2021 03:18
No all of them have the same gpu
+8 Reply
Avatar
Gaurav 19 August 2021 07:52
Man, SD 870 have better GPU clocked at 675 MHz
+1 Reply
Avatar
Wews 02 September 2021 11:30
RedKingSA, this webpage is not updated a few months ago but they now changed it from 587mhz to 675mhz. And 1228 gigaflops to 1372 gigaflops.
+2 Reply
Avatar
Lanigiro 08 February 2021 08:38
Snap 870 = snap 865++?
+52 Reply
Avatar
Sid 11 February 2021 10:14
Ya bro it's basically it
+29 Reply