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Snapdragon 888 vs Dimensity 1200

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 1200 (Mali-G77 MC9). 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 888
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 6 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 20%) AnTuTu 9 score – 793K vs 661K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1200
  • 6% higher CPU clock speed (3000 vs 2840 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
793200
CPU 212299 170589
GPU 302110 233643
Memory 135341 118786
UX 150913 145445
Total score 793200 661237

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 176.7 Mpixels/s 171.75 Mpixels/s
Face detection 27.4 images/s 32.25 images/s
Speech recognition 68.35 words/s 51.5 words/s
Machine learning 66.45 images/s 51.65 images/s
Camera shooting 36.4 images/s 27.35 images/s
HTML 5 3.91 Mnodes/s 3.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 931.9 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
68 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
71 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
88 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Asus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme GT Neo
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 888 and Dimensity 1200

CPU

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)
1x 3 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 5 nanometers 6 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 840 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 9
Shading units 512 144
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 4266 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s -
Max size 24 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP
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 AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X60 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 19
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2020 January 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 MT6893
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site MediaTek Dimensity 1200 official site

Cast your vote

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Total votes: 7227

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1200 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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Ronel 15 October 2021 05:05
I don't like snapdragon 888 because overheating issue can not be avoided.
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Ashley 13 October 2021 02:04
I've just got the OnePlus Nord 2 5g which has the Dimensity 1200 and I'd have this over the Snapdragon 888 just because of the price hike. It's extremely good for the price compared to say a Samsung which will have the Snapdragon but be more than double the price but nowhere near double the performance. Unless you like wasting money and getting ripped off then go for it but I'm happy and will stick to OnePlus.
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Elielson Cunha 05 September 2021 20:04
These benkmark data are incorrect, I have a smartphone with Dimensity 1200 and it makes 700k+ on average, now the issue in fps, Qualcomm comes out ahead, at least for now due to the developers, but this is a matter of time, we already have emulators running stably on devices with Dimensity
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roasted 15 September 2021 03:58
relax the sd 888 scores 800k+ now , it's just the old version of antutu benchmark
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roasted 15 September 2021 04:02
Also there is no such dimensity 1200 gets 700k. because realme gt neo only goes for 670k on average. what device are u using tho?
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Pnic 30 August 2021 23:10
I think 1200 is good and will satisfy your gaming needs but not for competitive on fps apart from that , I am getting realme x7 max (340 usd Inc tax) it is just deal I can't avoid.
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Nype 04 August 2021 11:14
Transistor sizes 6/5 = 1.2, if you calculate test result same, you can see only reason is transistor size
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Kunal Ramteke 06 June 2021 06:39
If you want performance smartphone and your budget is getting high I recommend you wait for some more time and you will get your device and it will be best for upcoming years without any issues so it's worth having some patience...
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Wews 07 August 2021 08:40
yeah thanks men patience is the key
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Arjun 24 May 2021 10:02
Cheap is cheap, best is best.. There is no cheap and best. SD any day. Hate exynos Any day.
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Guest #1359 16 June 2021 17:41
Exynos is better than MediaTek any day bruh. So, maybe hate Dimensity, huh
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MedExyDragon 28 July 2021 07:52
Guest #1359, Even if you hate both or any of them, the company doesn't care. Keep your hate and save it and use it somewhere else useful. 😎
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Andrew 29 July 2021 02:20
Lmao I see a lot of people hate MediaTek despite being (currently) possessing the highest market share. Some MediaTek processor have good value for its price. Also using you logic "Cheap is cheap, best is best" Apple A14 bionic > Snapdragon So please hate Snapdragon too XD
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Hehe 14 September 2021 04:45
Andrew, Also using the logic again "Cheap is cheap, best is best" Snapdragon 898 > Apple A14 bionic So please hate apple too Lmaooo
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Pradeep mohan 13 April 2021 05:55
If you want the best then its snapdragon 888, if you can't afford it. Snapdragon 888 is still the best but its not for you.
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Genius 01 June 2021 09:50
Now we get sd888under 30k!! In iqoo 7legend
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Moni Chandra Rai 20 March 2021 03:50
Mediated dimensity is better than SD 888 why Dimensity low price under 30k but 88 SD is more than 55k
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Indra 05 April 2021 20:19
Yeah that's true bro
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Alehaleh 23 April 2021 15:07
but the stability of the fps on game still 888
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Nehemiah 28 April 2021 09:32
Bro Wait For Realme Race is coming to lauch soon with SD 888 AT 35K Best phone under 35000 that's best choice
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Nikhil 12 June 2021 09:49
Bro/Sis,(Hell of unisex name) SD888 is present in 40k phones, mi 11x pro is there
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Raja 22 June 2021 11:54
According to you sd 435 is better chip then dimensity 1200 cause it's way more cheaper than dimensity😂
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Hashirama 08 August 2021 08:21
Raja, This is stupid Dimensity 1200 and SD 888 are same range processors don't compare it with dumb processor like SD 450.
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