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Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 865

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and Snapdragon 865 (Adreno 650). 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 a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~43%)
  • Performs 40% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 1-year later
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 21%) AnTuTu 8 score – 723K vs 600K
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
723846
CPU 193435 182344
GPU 295493 220987
Memory 111279 102933
UX 97756 88593
Total score 723846 600271

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression - 164.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 26.1 images/s
Speech recognition - 49.6 words/s
Machine learning - 50 images/s
Camera shooting - 29.5 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.25 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 880 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 61 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 30 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340
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 865

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 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2840 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 512 KB 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Adreno 650
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 840 MHz 587 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 512
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops 1228 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 44 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 Hexagon 698
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 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS 8K at 30FPS
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 X55
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
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 December 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 SM8250
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 1928

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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XxKingJTuckxX 28 April 2021 23:09
I have the RedMagic 6 Pro and it comes with the SD 888 and I'm impressed with the speed.
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fuckios 24 March 2021 05:27
Op8t with sd865 works perfectly fine I don't see much different on op9 888 and 8t 865
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Joel Raj 15 March 2021 04:58
Going to skip SD888 in a hope for a better future. Don't see a reason to upgrade yet!
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Josh 24 March 2021 03:06
its a preety good chip coming from me a person with a iphone 5c lol that jump isnt massive what i really want to see rn is Amd in samsung phones
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abhay chauhan 05 February 2021 11:47
Asus Rog 5 the legend phone is coming soon 12th board ke baad wahi lunga under 50k
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jay 03 February 2021 19:27
Someone mentioned that the SD888 bottlenecks using emulators like dolphin wii and citra 3ds. can anyone confirm?
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Can confirm it REALLY feels that way 22 March 2021 05:14
On the PPSSPP emulator, there's no performance difference at all between my s20 vs my s21. Same amount of minor lag and frame skipping at the same resolution. It has to do more with the emulator. You can only crank stuff up so high on old software using an old OS
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Anmol Sharma 08 January 2021 11:55
I expect to sd 888 in a smart phone under a affordable price.
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Ian 15 February 2021 20:15
Well... Realme is releasing the "Realme Race'" (or Realme GT) Which is quite affordable It does have SD888
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Nikhil Goyal 02 January 2021 17:23
Indeed a good SOC, incremental performance in GPU over 865 and hope smartphone companies uses its full potential of its Camera Capabilities( Triple 14-bit Spectra etc) and under a good price.
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Alpha 12 January 2021 17:03
Oneplus 9 pro with snapdragon 888 ig
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