Snapdragon 888 Plus vs Snapdragon 888

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus (with Adreno 660 graphics) and Snapdragon 888 (Adreno 660). 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 Plus
  • Announced 7-months later
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2995 vs 2840 MHz)
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 201529 211249
GPU 313795 304417
Memory 141822 139986
UX 168090 152836
Total score 821224 806698

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
Face detection - 26.5 images/s
Speech recognition - 67.7 words/s
Machine learning - 59.9 images/s
Camera shooting - 37.5 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.96 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 1060 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 91%
Graphics test 32 FPS 30 FPS
Score 5437 5119

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 83 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 26 FPS
[Ultra]
Shadowgun Legends - 89 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz - 112 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 58 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Asus Zenfone 8
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 Plus and Snapdragon 888

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.995 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 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2995 MHz 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB 4 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count 10 billion -
TDP 10 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Adreno 660
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 840 MHz 840 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 512
FLOPS - 1720 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 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 780
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 120FPS
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 X60
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 22
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 2500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps 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, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced June 2021 December 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350-AC SM8350
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 888 Plus, or ask any questions
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RevTiva 01 December 2022 13:03
888+ could be Qualcomm's answer to the challenge from Mediatek with their Dimensity 8100, imo.
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Novice 31 October 2022 18:30
Is 888 Plus the 888G? Trying to get the tech's opinion of the S21. The closest has ever been to a flagship since Axon 10 Pro. The heating issue is concerning.
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Master 12 April 2022 18:40
Almost all Plus(+) variants of Snapdragon Flagship 8 series chipsets couldn’t succeed properly. It’s very disappointing for us. Only 855+ was very successful.
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Someone 09 February 2022 08:53
888 can be better depending on which smartphone it in And since these 2 chip is almost the same, I would buy a smartphone have 888 since it is cheaper.
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888 26 November 2021 05:19
888is better than the 888+ Legion beat all the speed tests compared with the rog.
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Karan 26 February 2022 13:50
Performance depends on cooling too
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Error 27 August 2021 16:20
Firstly Snapdragon 888 is not a stable processor and they make an upgrade of 888 so that they can beat a14 chip. Instead of making best chip they should optimise it. Snapdragon 870 and dimensity 1200 are better than 888 and 888+ because they are well optimized.
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R. K. Verma 21 August 2021 18:31
Snapdragon 888 gives balance performance And Snapdragon 898 is next generation flagship is coming
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D k 03 September 2021 05:10
Bro M1 chip is here It easily beat sd 898
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Wews 14 September 2021 02:58
D k, But those are only for tablets/laptops
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ampro 01 October 2021 04:33
D k, I mean m1 is a laptop thin chip lol and snapdragon is a an android chip so how can u possibly compare a thread ripper and a pentium.
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Alv 30 July 2022 04:18
ampro, A amd ryzen threadtipple 5995 wx beat everything
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Harry 12 August 2021 11:27
Well .. for me things will depend on the heating difference between 888 and 888+
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Unknown 06 September 2021 14:42
The all new Snapdragon 888 Plus which is already used in Mi Mix 4, heats a lot. It gets way hotter than Snapdragon 888.
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nothing 14 July 2021 21:45
So, the 888+ only gives slightly better geekbench scores and a 155MHz boost in prime clock speeds. Apart from that, the 888 and 888+ are the same.
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Frien the fun jembhut 08 July 2021 09:30
Nothing has changed in terms of gpu? Only the prime core clock is upgraded? So 888 is still the better choice instead of 888+
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UK1 27 September 2021 07:25
well in + versions of snapdragon chips the GPU is usually the same only cpu performance is increased
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