Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870: tests and benchmarks

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Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870 | Dimensity 1200 vs Sd 870

We have arranged a full comparison of Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870 where these SoCs are launched by Mediatek and Qualcomm respectively. Now we have compared these two 8 core processors on the basis of their pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.

CPU Performance

Dimensity 1200

Snapdragon 870

Gaming Performance

Dimensity 1200

Snapdragon 870

Battery Life

Dimensity 1200

Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech Score

Dimensity 1200

Snapdragon 870

Major differences between Dimensity 1200 Vs Snapdragon 870

Pros of Mediatek Dimensity 1200

  • GPU frequency of Dimensity 1200 is 25.92% higher as compared to Snapdragon 870 (850 vs 675 MHz).
  • Memory frequency of Dimensity 1200 is 55.12% higher than Snapdragon 870 (4266 vs 2750 MHz).
  • Dimensity 1200 has a 14.28% smaller size transistor (6 nm versus 7 nm).

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

  • Snapdragon 870 shows 1.39% better AnTuTu 9 score (677815 vs 668463).
  • Snapdragon 870 has a 6.66% higher CPU clock speed than Dimensity 1200 (3200 vs 3000 MHz).
  • Peak Download Speed of Snapdragon 870 is 59.57% higher than Dimensity 1200 (7.5 vs 4.7 Gbps).
  • Peak Upload Speed of Snapdragon 870 is 20% higher than Dimensity 1200 (3 vs 2.5 Gbps).
  • Optimization for gaming by developers is more often for snapdragon processors as compared to dimensity processors.

Full comparison between Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870

SoC:Dimensity 1200Snapdragon 870

Gaming Performance

GamesFPS(Frames Per Second)FPS(Frames Per Second)
Fortnite Mobile28.826.4
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)71.482.2
Garena Free Fire – The Cobra98.550.3
Call of Duty: Mobile55.546.3
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)61.671.4
Minecraft: Pocket Edition89.5103.8
Real Racing 319762.9
Sniper 3D216.795.6
Need for Speed No Limits157.690.5
Mortal Kombat X157.665.4
CSR Racing 2137.965.4

Antutu 9

Total Score:

Dimensity 1200

Snapdragon 870


Also Checkout: Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 780G

GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Dimensity 1200

Snapdragon 870

Multi-Core Score

Dimensity 1200

Snapdragon 870

Image compression171.75 Mpixels/s180.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection32.25 images/s25.25 images/s
Speech recognition51.5 words/s54.7 words/s
Machine learning51.65 images/s56.95 images/s
Camera shooting27.35 images/s28 images/s
HTML 53.76 Mnodes/s3 Mnodes/s
SQLite931.9 Krows/s989.1 Krows/s


Max On-Device DisplayFull HD+ @ 168 HzQHD+ @ 60 Hz , FHD+ @ 144 Hz
Max On-Display Resolution2520 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max External Display4K @ 60 Hz4K @ 60 Hz
Color DepthUp to 10-bitUp to 10-bit
Color GamutRec2020Rec2020


Architecture1x 3 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – 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)
Base Frequency2000 MHz1800 MHz
3000 MHz3200 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache32 KB512 KB
L2 cache320 KB1 MB
L3 cache8 MB4 MB
Process6 nanometers7 nanometers
TDP10 Watt10 Watt
Transistor Count


GPU nameMali-G77 MC9Adreno 650
ArchitectureValhallAdreno 600
GPU frequency850 MHz675 MHz
Execution units92
Shading units144512
FLOPS1372 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212


Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR5
Memory frequency4266 MHz2750 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth29 Gbit/s44 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)YesHexagon 698
Storage typeUFS 3.1UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution2520 x 10803840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 32MP1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture4K at 30FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video playback4K at 30FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, AV1, VP9H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecsAIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Also Read: Snapdragon 730G vs Snapdragon 720G


4G supportLTE Cat. 19LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Peak Download speed4.7 Gbps7.5 Gbps
Peak Upload speed2.5 Gbps3 Gbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS


AnnouncedJanuary 2021 January 2021
ClassFlagship Flagship
Model numberMT6893SM8250-AC
Official pageMediaTek Dimensity 1200 official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site


ChargingNAQualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI

Review by Tenzys Tech


CPU of Dimensity 1200 is clocked up to 3.0 GHz while Snapdragon 870 is clocked up to 3.2 GHz which makes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 a better chipset.


MediaTek Dimensity 1200 is equipped with Mali-G77 MC9 GPU while the Snapdragon 870 is equipped with Adreno 650. Frankly, Mali-G77 MC9 is a much better GPU than Adreno 650. Also, the frequency of the GPU of Dimensity 1200 is 850 MHz while the frequency of the GPU of Snapdragon 870 is 675 GHz which means Dimensity 1200 is better in this segment. Also Read: Snapdragon 780G vs Snapdragon 768G


The memory frequency of Dimensity 1200 is 4266 MHz while in Snapdragon 870 it is 2750 MHz. But the memory type of Dimensity 1200 is LPDDR4x while the memory type is LPDDR5 which means memory speed is better in Dimensity 1200 while the energy efficiency of memory is better in Snapdragon 870.


In-display section, Dimensity 1200 supports display up to 2520 x 1080 resolution with 168Hz refresh rate while display resolution in Snapdragon 870 supports up to 3200 x 1800 with 144 Hz refresh rate only. So there is a tough competition between the screen comparison between Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870. So, it’s up to you that which one you can prefer. Let us know in the comment box which one you can prefer.

Energy efficiency and battery life

As the facts are seen by the technical specifications of both the SoCs, the Snapdragon 870 is built on 7nm process technology while on other hand Dimensity 1200 is built on 6nm technology. This concludes that Dimensity 1200 is better than Snapdragon 870 as the small size semiconductor indicates the more no. of transistors embedded in SOC (System On Chip) which is not only energy efficient but also significantly enhances the performance of the chipset.

MediaTek Dimensity 1200

Tenzys Tech

MediaTek Dimensity 1200
Display and Camera
Energy efficiency and battery life


Overall a good chipset in a flagship series.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 870
Display and Camera
Energy efficiency and battery life


Good performer in Flagship Series of smartphones.


Q n A

Which is better MediaTek Dimensity 1200 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 870?

Snapdragon 870 is better than Dimensity 1200 as in most of the segments like connectivity, memory, CPU (3.2 GHz vs 3.0 GHz), performs better as compared to Dimensity 1200.

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