Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 (with Adreno 730 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/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 8 Plus Gen 1
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (3200 vs 3000 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~10%)
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1071K vs 1028K
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 245800 249768
GPU 471042 448381
Memory 182183 172528
UX 182969 166045
Total score 1071892 1028338

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 212.4 Mpixels/s 192.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 31.3 images/s 36 images/s
Speech recognition 83.5 words/s 81.2 words/s
Machine learning 85 images/s 83.7 images/s
Camera shooting 43 images/s 38.7 images/s
HTML 5 4.58 Mnodes/s 4.24 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1260 Krows/s 1140 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 61% 57%
Graphics test 58 FPS 53 FPS
Score 9706 8920


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 89 FPS
88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
60 FPS
Fortnite 47 FPS
42 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 114 FPS
89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 120 FPS
114 FPS
Genshin Impact 56 FPS
40 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 58 FPS
Device ZTE Nubia Red Magic 7S Pro
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 8 Plus Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1


Architecture 1x 3.2 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.75 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A510
1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8 8
Frequency 3200 MHz 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv9-A
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
Process 4 nanometers 4 nanometers


GPU name Adreno 730 Adreno 730
Architecture Adreno 700 Adreno 700
GPU frequency 900 MHz 818 MHz
Execution units - 3
Shading units - 768
FLOPS - 2236 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


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 Hexagon
Storage type UFS 3.1 UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP 1x 200MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 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 Snapdragon X65 Snapdragon X65
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
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 5.3 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC


Announced May 2022 December 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number - SM8450
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, or ask any questions
Dave 04 March 2023 09:43
Hey guys, Does the 8 gen 1 or 888 really that bad? I've checked the CPU stress test and it's a disaster really. On the other hand I'm interested in either Xperia 5 III or 5 IV and wondering if they've been able to optimize it after that long time. Cheers!
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Exynos Momento 11 February 2023 14:45
The fact that Qualcomm went to Samsung after the whole "Exynos processors are unbelievably horrible" fiasco, and that too for the first one of their next generation of processors is just mind-blowing.
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Sn8+ 17 September 2022 04:54
Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 runs World of Tanks game at 120 fps. Great.
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Sn8+ 21 August 2022 09:42
How is the graphic performance of Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 in 3D mark?
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Theo 23 July 2022 12:41
different, 8 gen 1 can only do a max performance for a limited time due to heating then it throttles to below SD 870 scores ( no stability ) and also power consumption is much higher than 8 plus gen 1. 8plus gen 1 = low power consumption/less heat/less throttling/high sustained performance/better battery. 8 gen 1= high power consumption/high heat/low sustained performance/high throttling/less battery. 8plus gen 1 is the true successor of 870/865/865+
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geund 19 July 2022 05:29
Very small difference, for those hater boys of Samsung who think that an SoC made by another company will make a miraculous difference
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lol 02 August 2022 08:26
It actually, literally does... At least enough to not bother with 8 gen 1, when there are 8 plus gen 1 devices out there.
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geust 25 June 2022 00:09
SD 8 plus gen 1 is built by TSMC's 4nm process and SD 8 gen 1 is built on Samsung's 4nm process. Samsung really sucks at making chips.
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Nope 13 August 2022 03:29
The fact they're behind TSMC doesn't mean they are trash, there's much worse out there.
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Muzammil 09 September 2022 18:52
But Why Samsung sucks, why the hell this big company cannot make Good processors?
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hey 03 December 2022 00:58
Muzammil, My guess is Samsung has too much to worry about. Look at how many phones it has to produce every year! Then they do other stuff like a washing machine (though that's in another department). Samsung just really doesn't have much time on chips, which now made the Exynos disaster. Snapdragon is a little bit better since they spent time on optimizing, but as long as the hardware suck, it can get no better. TSMC has been working on these chips for years, like Samsung. But unlike them, TSMC ONLY makes chips, which was another story. So yeah, what do you think?
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Uko 15 December 2022 06:50
hey, Unrealistic reasoning. Samsung is a group, I didn't double check but I highly doubt the same company or department manages both chips and washing machines. And definitely not the same people.
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Jake 15 December 2022 22:57
hey, Samsung has different departments, their sole focus isn't making washing machines and other stuff as you put it. They have a colossal team for making chips, the fact that isn't their purpose doesn't mean they automatically are worse.
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