Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730). 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 8 Gen 1
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 888
  • Performs 55% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 29%) AnTuTu 10 score – 1129K vs 878K
  • Announced 1-year later
  • 6% higher CPU clock speed (3000 vs 2840 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 231234 299406
GPU 279359 406698
Memory 167162 203463
UX 200205 217393
Total score 878183 1129205

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Asset compression - 154.9 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser - 112.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer - 147.2 Mpixels/sec
Image detection - 94 images/sec
HDR - 122 Mpixels/sec
Background blur - 13.8 images/sec
Photo processing - 36.3 images/sec
Ray tracing - 4.39 Mpixels/sec
Compute Score (GPU)


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 91% 70%
Graphics test 30 FPS 37 FPS
Score 5036 6289


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
60 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
42 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
114 FPS
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
40 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
Device Asus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
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 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1


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-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv9-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
Process 5 nanometers 4 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion -
TDP 8 W 5.3 W
Manufacturing Samsung Samsung


GPU name Adreno 660 Adreno 730
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 700
GPU frequency 792 MHz 818 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 768
Total shaders 1024 1536
FLOPS 1622 Gigaflops 2512.8 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12.1 12.1


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 24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 Hexagon
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 1x 200MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 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 X60 Snapdragon X65
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 7500 Mbps Up to 10000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 3670 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.3
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


Announced December 2020 December 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 SM8450
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
2116 (22.5%)
7289 (77.5%)
Total votes: 9405


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
Don 30 August 2023 17:44
SD chip set is more better than media tek. MD flagship processor support only 30 fps and sd flagship supports 120fps for video play back and recording.
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Viet Truong 27 July 2023 07:04
Regarding the S888, I've tried several models that utilize this chip, including the Mi11, 12 Pro, K50 Gaming, GT2 Pro, and Mi 11T Pro. All of them experienced heating issues, even with normal use like web browsing and Facebook. The Oppo Find X5, however, is the exception. I'm not sure how Oppo optimized the S888 within the Find X5, but the battery life can last up to 9 hours SOT with normal use (not including gaming).
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Emre 28 February 2023 19:24
SD 888 in Oppo Find X5 is perfectly optimized and gives me a very long battery life + great performance! I really like it. There's no need to go for a faster, rather inefficient SoC such as the SD 8 Gen1. I have used the SD 8 Gen1 in a Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro and it was the worst experience I've ever had with a smartphone.
+86 Reply
Daine Quitco 06 July 2023 16:42
When you saw that the TDP of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is only 5.3 Watts compared to the TDP of Snapdragon 888, which is 8 Watts.
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Emre 14 July 2023 18:01
Daine Quitco, That's probably related to throttling. This chip is even worse than the SD 888, which is also hot. I'm gonna deal with it tho as long as the device doesn't die on me.
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Viet Truong. 26 July 2023 10:39
Totally agree, S888 in Find X5 is the best one optimized. It's as cool as the S865 in others. I have been used Mi11, K50 Gaming, Mi 12 pro, Mi10s, Find X6, Find X5.
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Sara 04 December 2022 09:19
Snapdragon 888+ is 5 nm but Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is 4 nm. You provided the wrong information.
+117 Reply
Haha 19 January 2023 16:40
No🤦 4nm is better than 5nm it's correct.
+48 Reply
Expert 05 May 2023 05:12
Haha, Actually not 4. Like marketing. 4 like 5 nm. Because 4 and 3 nm it's 5 nm.
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²tired 01 June 2022 14:21
People boasting apple or android better like they invented it. Dood fking chill, options are there let them have what they want.
+56 Reply
disMobetta 21 June 2022 21:33
Apple can't boast about greatness any longer. Everyone has the same tech now. Just diff variations and the further we go the fine differences will settle out easily. Soon everyone will have processors that use +/- nothing to run them. Shove that into your macintosh
+27 Reply
Mat 15 August 2022 23:51
disMobetta, Sadly that's not really true. The M1 and M2 Apple processors are significantly better than anything with the ARM architecture you can get from any other manufacturer.
+11 Reply
justaFool 03 February 2023 00:44
Mat, I agree man! Desktop/laptop CPUs blow cellphone CPUs out of the water. People have got to be fools to use anything other than a desktop.
+3 Reply
yourafool 08 May 2023 12:19
justaFool, Snapdragon 860 is equipped with a GTX 1050. 8 Gen 2 should be around 2070 or something so you don't know what you're talking about. And how the hell can anyone carry a desktop everywhere they go 🤣
+5 Reply
Scamsung 08 May 2022 19:07
888 had poor battery life/consumption and the sd 8 gen 1 managed to be even worse... android is a joke LMFAO.
+221 Reply
Piticli 16 August 2022 07:04
The chip was made by Samsung that'd why lol The plus version is so much better.
+53 Reply
Joe 15 February 2022 14:38
Better security for the new modem on the snapdragon gen 1
+29 Reply
Dallen 18 December 2021 03:19
This could be the first processor to hit 1 million because OnePlus has highly optimized oxygen os and the OnePlus 10 pro should launch in January and the 8 gen 1 is confirmed.
+23 Reply
Wews 22 December 2021 06:37
Pretty sure Dimensity 9000 was the first to hit 1m.
+37 Reply
Rudra 24 March 2022 18:01
Wews, 1 million has been already achieved by sd gen 1. e.g - Iqoo 9 pro, Xiaomi 12,ect
+3 Reply
Himanshu 19 January 2023 14:21
Wews, No, MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is a 4nm manufactured processor.
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Ivy 12 December 2021 09:34
Can't wait to see the big battle between Dimensity 9000 vs SD 8 Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic. XD. The big boys.
+26 Reply
Pup 18 December 2021 02:35
A15 is better but 9000 will be the best chipset of this year. 8 gen 1 seems to have GPU upgrade only.
+39 Reply
lou 27 December 2021 16:49
Pup, True that. Mediatek has improved so much. It's always nice seeing heavy competition.
+11 Reply
Anynms 08 January 2022 16:46
The android processors don't even come close to Apple processors. LOL
+45 Reply
Chuckles 09 January 2022 23:40
Anynms, This isn't 2016 anymore the apple is not the faster phone... apple geek bench did not beat that score liar
+24 Reply
Droid 18 January 2022 09:52
Anynms, You can't compare the two. Apple's processors only process a fixed number of commands and tasks since the iOS isn't versatile and the software is light. While Android chips deal with more random and spontaneous stuff. Use the apple chipset and run Linux Android on it and then compare. iPhone is only fast because of the software and the software is fast because they don't allow users to change anything. Compare only when the platforms are the same.
+93 Reply
Amo 16 March 2022 11:52
Droid, Gaming and graphical performance are comparable and apple wins in that. The fixed amount of commands are OS-related and they are nothing to make the benchmark scores higher. Android fanboys say anything these days to make apple performance seem less but the thing is Android chips still suck. Both in performance and efficiency. They are also hotter. Snapdragon is a real dragon inside when it throws fire at your hand while doing medium to heavy tasks ;D and Exynos can't even reach the last year's snapdragon. Apple has better chips. admit it... or don't. Does not make any difference.
+19 Reply
Shahid 26 March 2022 20:23
Pup, Bro what about the A bionic 😁😁😁 Apple will launch a more powerful chipset when 9000 will be going to launch.😎😎😎
+8 Reply
iMmature 29 March 2022 03:01
Anynms, I guess my name suits you perfectly. Everything has its pros and cons and comes at a price. Not everyone wants to pay the top bill for something. Just be happy with what you have and be civil instead.
+15 Reply
Unlocked Brush 02 May 2022 04:29
Amo, Bruh sd 8 gen 1 is faster for the case where it was placed in ipone just as optimized as a15 it wud have been faster now don't say "OPTIMIZATION DOESNT MATTER IN BENCHMARK" what I say is androids aren't as optimized as iphone cuz there are a large variety of android with the different chipset to be taken care of apple has jus a15 in the latest release so they jus have 1 to optimize.
+4 Reply
Shonen 07 May 2022 22:03
Anynms, In terms of CPU performance, MediaTek's dimensity 9000 has a higher multi-core performance than apple's a14 bionic and is even close to the a15 bionic. On the other hand, the GPU performance isn't far off and so is the sd8 gen 1's so don't talk about what you don't know. Not to mention that Apple has vertical integration of their hardware and software which makes it possible to write faster application code that supports only their platform while android is using legacy hardware and software to support a variety of devices which brings about slower performance.
+6 Reply
Lan 27 June 2022 23:47
Amo, Here's the sample of optimization... If android use 1.8ghz while playing Genshin impact. Ios uses 2.8ghs in the same scenario... Android likely will have Framedrops on Hard Battles until the Clock speed of the android device slowly went up. While Ios maintains its clock speed higher than the amount needed., Which makes the game smoother. If you know android Well more than a Lot of Normal users. Then you can control Your Cpu and Gpu performance using root. Android chipsets are more powerful! But The System itself takes it as Less powerful for the reason of preserving the battery and Minimizing heat... iPhone CPU is much Faster. But android has a faster GPU... Which is Un-optimized.
+7 Reply
leathan 30 July 2022 21:29
Lan, Why are people comparing iOS and android chipsets? Especially when it comes to flagships you do not even gain access to root on iPhones as easily, in fact, orders of magnitude harder... This is ultimately the reason why iOS is not versatile you literally cannot change the settings and forcing root is again orders of magnitude harder. Your iphone is in jail, not sure why you forgot that.
+16 Reply