Snapdragon 888 vs Google Tensor

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and Google Tensor (Mali-G78 MP20). 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 888
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 9 score – 809K vs 750K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Google Tensor
  • Performs 26% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 11-months later
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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 211249 196221
GPU 304417 297786
Memory 139986 107096
UX 152836 143527
Total score 809833 750758

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 177.1 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 26.5 images/s -
Speech recognition 67.7 words/s -
Machine learning 59.9 images/s -
Camera shooting 37.5 images/s -
HTML 5 3.96 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 1060 Krows/s -


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 91% 55%
Graphics test 30 FPS 37 FPS
Score 5107 6275


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
Device Asus Zenfone 8
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 888 and Google Tensor


Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-X1
2x 2.25 GHz – Cortex A76
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W


GPU name Adreno 660 Mali-G78 MP20
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 840 MHz 848 MHz
Execution units 2 20
Shading units 512 320
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops 2171 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 51.2 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 Tensor Processing Unit
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X60 -
4G support LTE Cat. 22 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 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


Announced December 2020 October 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 S5E9845
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site Google Tensor official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
2094 (40.3%)
3098 (59.7%)
Total votes: 5192


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Google Tensor and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
Anon 17 March 2023 09:17
OnePlus 9 Pro or Pixel 6 Pro? I'm not a gamer, but I want to future-proof for stability and reliability of the OS.
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LAX 17 February 2023 20:58
Sd888 is better with a good CPU set-up well optimized for huge processes like games it's actually a beast as compared to the Google sensor. Tensor is good but needs more time to catch up with the king of chipsets SNAPDRAGON.
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Hubert 12 March 2022 11:46
The Snapdragon 888 has no AV1 Codec.
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Sergey 12 March 2022 12:31
Sorry for that, we fixed the error.
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guest_3242 10 March 2022 23:58
Tensor Is Actually much stable and slightly better in gpu performance than sd 888 idk why overall scores of tensor in gpu performance are less . In reao life performance tensor is a beast 🌝
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Daviddoff 05 February 2022 14:12
Isn't the tensor supposed to have learning capabilities that the 888 doesn't have or is that just made up? I thought the tensor is supposed to learn your habits and mold to each user in time?
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abuushuweyna45 04 November 2021 07:10
In between the 6 series & 8 flagship series processor here the 7 series comes to play the balanced role in smartphones, also 700 Series processors comes with high tech performance & 30 % extra battery efficiency with twice AI performance will see in devices, Overall again a masterstroke against different processors like gooo tensor 🙏🙏
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HHM 28 October 2021 09:19
Battery life in Tensor is not good, but for the 1st gen, let's say it's not bad. Maybe, in the future, Google will optimise Tensor so it will be able to compete with Apple A processors.
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Josh 24 October 2021 17:35
I don't mind the slightly lower CPU scores, as long as it it throttles less and it's so much battery efficient, I'll pick the Tensor
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Wews 06 November 2021 14:17
Google tensor has inefficient setup. 2 fire breathing cores, 2 outdated inefficient middle cores and 20 mali cores at high clock speed
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Never gonna give you up 24 October 2021 12:42
Well the CPU performance is behind but it doesn't matter cuz they optimized it well.
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Never gonna let you down 09 December 2021 18:07
Yes, hope Google can really make pixel experience extraordinary by system updates.
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anonymous 22 October 2021 02:56
battery life scored 100 wow
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That Man 23 October 2021 12:48
But no one really knows, do they?
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Dcacxyz 23 October 2021 17:43
Vs 95% doesn't makes much difference
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