Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 870

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and Snapdragon 870 (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/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 888
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~18%)
  • Performs 18% better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 10 score – 873K vs 807K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
  • 13% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 2840 MHz)
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
873545
CPU 226598 222414
GPU 267817 244383
Memory 168662 143104
UX 208948 194290
Total score 873545 807214

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Asset compression - 148.4 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser - 85.5 pages/sec
PDF Renderer - 113.5 Mpixels/sec
Image detection - 72.7 images/sec
HDR - 102.4 Mpixels/sec
Background blur - 10.8 images/sec
Photo processing - 28.3 images/sec
Ray tracing - 4.18 Mpixels/sec
Compute Score (GPU)
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3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 91% 92%
Graphics test 30 FPS 25 FPS
Score 5037 4279

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
88 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
27 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
102 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
107 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
49 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Asus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Black Shark 4
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 870

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 3.2 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 3200 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
Transistor count 10.3 billion 10.3 billion
TDP 8 W 6 W
Manufacturing Samsung TSMC

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Adreno 650
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 792 MHz 670 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 512
Total shaders 1024 1024
FLOPS 1622 Gigaflops 1372.1 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12.1 12.1

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, 4K at 60FPS
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. 22 LTE Cat. 22
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 7500 Mbps Up to 7500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 3000 Mbps Up to 3000 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2020 January 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 SM8250-AC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
223 (50.6%)
218 (49.4%)
Total votes: 441

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 870 and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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Dinal 05 February 2023 19:30
SD 870 is better than sd888 and SD 8 gen 1 because is optimized for the devices, I'm a Xiaomi 12x happy user, best buy 2023.
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eden 30 March 2023 12:56
im the exact same, came from an s21 plus to a 12x and im happy with it
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Wow 07 January 2023 16:51
Guys TBH sd870 is a good SOC. Am playing world of Warcraft (beta) for 4-5 hours and running smoothly.
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I Love Xiaomi Phone 17 December 2021 17:19
Bro I have mi 11t pro snapdragon 888 5nm no heating I play free fire 6-7 hrs, not any problem in snapdragon 888 5nm No heating problem in snapdragon 888 5nm Snapdragon 888 5nm is very good Snapdragon 870 7nm is not good
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guest user 2291 18 December 2021 12:43
U still playing free fire😂😂😂 in this phone, change ur taste bro play pubg or cod
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Chikni Chameli 11 January 2022 06:23
guest user 2291, How about you stop shaming people for what they like, eh? You play pubg, cod, lauda, lassan, good for you, but don't shit on others just to feel good about yourself. And, mobile games aren't "real games" anyways.
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Better than free fire.. 13 January 2022 06:54
Playing free fire on mi 11t 😂😂😂😂 Use a low-budget phone for your free fire game. Such as note 5 of mi it also runs you your shit hole game free fire. Play cod mobile in such a beautiful phone 11t. Is op phone for gaming. Play cod mobile, not free fire. A
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IDK 16 January 2022 14:58
guest user 2291, You still playing pubg and in this phone, change ur taste bro play genshin impact.
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harsh 21 January 2022 10:06
bro try to play some heavy game and u will see a difference
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Karl 28 January 2022 03:31
Yo my guy ignore all these people and keep playing what you like, remember no one can change what you like because your life is your choice Have a nice day 👍
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El_Machete 08 February 2022 19:33
brother, it's not to make fun of you playing free fire because for tastes the colors but you can't boast like that because free fire is not a game that gets 100% out of 888, obviously, you're going to play 6-7 hours and even much more and without warm up because that game is not demanding at all, so much so that even with an old htc 820 from 2014 you can play without problems. Already with games with Pubg Mobile, Call of Duty Mobile, and New State Mobile there you will see that you do not play more than 4 hours without overheating. and do not say that the 888 is much better than the 870 because it is not.
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Azreal 04 March 2022 18:46
Chikni Chameli, Mobile Games are still real games. All games are is a form of interactive media. Mobile games very much fit that description. Now whether you want to say if mobile games are actually any good or not? That's an entirely different story.
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Bitch 24 March 2022 10:23
Instead of Playing a Shithole Game Like Free Fire, Try games Such As Pubg: New State, COD, Genshin Impact, Asphalt 9, ARK: Survival What a Noob Kid Still Playing Free Fire In 2022🤣🤣🤣
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erik 02 April 2022 02:30
I don't think there is a bad Snapdragon processor. If you want a bad processor.... buy the new Galaxy phone in Europe. Exynos sucks. Big time. That is overheated chips(throttles down), drain battery, and has not the performance of a snapdragon. I won't be buying a Samsung any time soon. Good luck, Samsung. I will buy a much cheaper snapdragon phone from a Chinese brand.
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Some critic 21 April 2022 13:29
Chikni Chameli, I know some friends from India, they call it the "chappari game" 💀😂. I got later explained what it means and tbh I think it deserves it, game has no its own unique substance, just a low iq mob/fan service, they literally put the models from film industry. (Out of all things, improving jack animations, better realistic, or higher quality well thought map and terrain, better gameplay/shooter mechanics they opted to do this)😶🥲 I Am so done 💀😭 They have done this to lure players from other countries too.📸📸 The fact that it's the truth, shows this game thrives on mob mentality and service. If the players have demanded better quality maybe the Dev's could also put out a better product/game for everyone. Ig that's not changing soon tho.
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Pkt 27 April 2022 13:24
Free fire is not a heavy game
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M Aeeneh 25 March 2021 20:45
I saw a lot of videos of first sd 888 phone xiaomi Mi 11 and overheating is a huge problem on 3dmark test and the phone can't finish the test and faild. I don't understand why Qualcomm release this Cpu with this problem. I hope it gets right in future.
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Wews 15 April 2021 15:29
The sd 888 has a little heating problem. It overheats bc xiaomi has poor cooling system. Asus rog 5 heats but a little. The sd 888 will overheat if the software of the phone is prone to overheating. Not all processors overheat.
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Wews 07 August 2021 08:51
Wews, i mean if the software continues to push its limits of the chipset it will eventually overheat
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Wews 08 September 2021 04:52
Wews, Yeah yeah. Im just not good at english😅
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