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.


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
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 34.1 GB/s)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 6 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 19%) AnTuTu 9 score – 808K vs 678K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1200
  • 6% higher CPU clock speed (3000 vs 2840 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 209049 171453
GPU 319476 236472
Memory 128564 120484
UX 147839 145025
Total score 808164 678934

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 175.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.5 images/s 31.8 images/s
Speech recognition 67.7 words/s 40 words/s
Machine learning 59.9 images/s 52.1 images/s
Camera shooting 37.5 images/s 27.2 images/s
HTML 5 3.96 Mnodes/s 3.88 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 945.7 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 91% 90%
Graphics test 30 FPS 25 FPS
Score 5139 4224


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
68 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
60 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
28 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
71 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
88 FPS
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
51 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
60 FPS
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.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 888 and Dimensity 1200


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


GPU name Adreno 660 Mali-G77 MC9
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 840 MHz 886 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 type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 4266 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 34.1 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


Modem X60 -
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 19
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1600 Mbps
Upload speed 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, NAVIC


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

So, which SoC would you choose?
8924 (68.9%)
4033 (31.1%)
Total votes: 12957


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 1200 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
MediaTek 03 February 2022 09:12
Вроде бы 888 быстрее. Но ключевое слово вроде. По факту 888 сбрасывает производительность до уровня 1200 и ведро... Не понимаю в чём такой конч-дроч с 888. Прям поклонение ему
+30 Reply
Alex 08 January 2022 04:45
I heard SD 888 on Xiaomi 11T Pro has no overheating issue at all?
+537 Reply
Rafael Salazar 29 August 2022 21:31
That's not true. It does overheat and it performs worse than the SD870.
+21 Reply
Scronx 20 October 2021 19:23
I am using a dimensity 1200 xiaomi device. For me its working fine. All the games have the highest settings unlocked. Pubg 90 fps works well and the stable fps are between 86-90. While 888 heats and drops fps. Sd 870 gives better fps than the 888 and 888+ cuz of lower clock speed. Snapdragon drastically increased clocks to match with apple bionic but it resulted in heating. My friend bought a 888 oneplus 9 pro and his mobile was over heating. Buy the processor which suits best for ur wallet, both of them are good
+221 Reply
Ronel 15 October 2021 05:05
I don't like snapdragon 888 because overheating issue can not be avoided.
+123 Reply
Newb 10 April 2022 10:57
That means that the phone's cooling is bad, not the chip.
+33 Reply
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.
+58 Reply
Mangesh 21 February 2022 15:06
I am also using nord2 for 4 months and no issues at all
+14 Reply
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
+78 Reply
roasted 15 September 2021 03:58
relax the sd 888 scores 800k+ now , it's just the old version of antutu benchmark
+34 Reply
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?
+53 Reply
Swapnil Tyagi 28 November 2021 14:15
roasted, Check Vivo x70 pro, they collaborated with MediaTek to optimize the chip and managed to push it to 700k.
+11 Reply
Chuu 23 December 2021 13:47
roasted, Try to check xiaomi 11t antutu now, its over 700k
+22 Reply
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.
+31 Reply
Newb 10 April 2022 10:59
Now the realme gt with a snapdragon 888 is chilling at 295 USD.
+7 Reply
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
+30 Reply
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...
+189 Reply
Wews 07 August 2021 08:40
yeah thanks men patience is the key
+13 Reply
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.
+126 Reply
Guest #1359 16 June 2021 17:41
Exynos is better than MediaTek any day bruh. So, maybe hate Dimensity, huh
+70 Reply
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. 😎
+27 Reply
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
+69 Reply
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
+14 Reply
Unknow 29 October 2021 16:44
Hehe, Cheap is Cheap, best is best" Dimensity 1200 > Snapdragon Apple. So please hate Snapdragon Apple too.
+9 Reply
I know da way 11 November 2021 11:25
Unknow, 🥇Snapdragon 🥈Kirin (from Huawei) 🥉Apple Bionic Chipset Mediatek Dimesity Samsung Exynos This is my personal opinion. Don't talk about it...
+18 Reply
Karl 28 January 2022 03:37
Hehe, But now Apple A15 Bionic is the most optimized soc lmao snapdragon fell off lately
+8 Reply
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.
+126 Reply
Genius 01 June 2021 09:50
Now we get sd888under 30k!! In iqoo 7legend
+84 Reply
Nithin gowda 19 May 2022 16:27
Iqoo 9 is only 36k with bank offers and Amazon coupons and it has sd 888+ best choice
0 Reply
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
+218 Reply
Indra 05 April 2021 20:19
Yeah that's true bro
+36 Reply
Alehaleh 23 April 2021 15:07
but the stability of the fps on game still 888
+56 Reply
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
+48 Reply
Nikhil 12 June 2021 09:49
Bro/Sis,(Hell of unisex name) SD888 is present in 40k phones, mi 11x pro is there
+22 Reply
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😂
+62 Reply
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.
+46 Reply
lmao 15 January 2022 17:05
Nehemiah, wait for Motorola edge s30. 23k, 144hz, sd888+, stock android.
+3 Reply