Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 – an 4-core chipset that was announced on August 16, 2016, and is manufactured using a 14-nanometer process technology. It has 2 cores Kryo at 2342 MHz and 2 cores Kryo at 1600 MHz.

CPU Performance
Gaming Performance
Battery life
NanoReview Score


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
CPU 67962
GPU 61224
Memory 43896
UX 59644
Total score 231832

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 51.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 7.96 images/s
Speech recognition 15.4 words/s
Machine learning 14 images/s
Camera shooting 10.7 images/s
HTML 5 0.71 Mnodes/s
SQLite 239.7 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Graphics test 5 FPS
Score 887


Click on the device name to view detailed information
Phones with Snapdragon 821AnTuTu v9
1. OnePlus 3T273314
2. Xiaomi Mi Mix196856
3. LG G6150935


Detailed specifications of the Snapdragon 821 SoC with Adreno 530 graphics


Architecture 2x 2.342 GHz – Kryo
2x 1.6 GHz – Kryo
Cores 4
Frequency 2342 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A
L1 cache 64 KB
L2 cache 3 MB
Process 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion
TDP 11 W


GPU name Adreno 530
Architecture Adreno 500
GPU frequency 653 MHz
Execution units 2
Shading units 256
FLOPS 519 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0
DirectX version 11.2


Memory type LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s
Max size 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 28MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X12
4G support LTE Cat. 12
5G support No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced August 2016
Class Flagship
Model number MSM8996 Pro
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 official site

Comparison with competitors