Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 860

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and Snapdragon 860 (Adreno 640). 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
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 860
  • Performs 66% better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 34.13 GB/s)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 42%) AnTuTu 9 score – 807K vs 569K
  • Announced 1-year and 8-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~24%)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
807930
CPU 212479 144978
GPU 304840 206674
Memory 137606 95042
UX 147850 119816
Total score 807930 569908

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 142.85 Mpixels/s
Face detection 27.4 images/s 20.3 images/s
Speech recognition 68.35 words/s 44.55 words/s
Machine learning 66.45 images/s 46.35 images/s
Camera shooting 36.4 images/s 22.85 images/s
HTML 5 3.91 Mnodes/s 1.65 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 777.9 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 92% 98%
Graphics test 31 FPS 20 FPS
Score 5304 3455

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
58 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
54 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
98 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
56 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Asus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
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 Snapdragon 860

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 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2960 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB 2 MB
Process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Adreno 640
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 840 MHz 675 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 384
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops 1037 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 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 34.13 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 Hexagon 690
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 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 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

Connectivity

Modem X60 X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 20
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 2000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced December 2020 April 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 SM8150-AC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 860 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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Qun 24 December 2021 05:59
The key is their value for money. The phone with 888 is over $1000, but that with 860 is under $300!
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Nic 10 January 2022 13:19
Is it? Poco X3 Pro with 860 and Motorola G200 5G (888 plus) is less than $200. They have almost the same specs, only that X3 PRO has 256 GB, and G200 only 128 GB. Of course, G200 has a better Bluetooth module and a better, larger, screen (which is an expensive part). I am not saying that SD 860 is a bad choice, it is amazing and will suit most people that only need a responsive phone, just saying that the difference is not that large as you say it is.
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Matthew 02 October 2021 13:24
I have Poco x3 pro, 38-42 fps in Genshin Impact on ultra grph with turned TAA
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guest_7946 26 April 2021 05:11
Good details between two Snapdragon chipset . Thanks
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Abhey pratap singh 26 March 2021 12:43
My question is not about any chipset My question is Which smartphone is capable to run GTA V in full settings
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Iii 04 April 2021 08:46
I run need for speed at 4k in 888 and it lock at 40 fps with no cooler with 2 funcoler pro it 50-55 fps
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Volartz 30 April 2021 15:42
Phone with Snapdragon 999+ 60 FPS max graphic
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