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.
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- 1 Major differences between Dimensity 1200 Vs Snapdragon 870
- 2 Full comparison between Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870
- 3 Gaming Performance
- 4 Antutu 9
- 5 GeekBench 5
- 6 Display
- 7 CPU
- 8 Graphics
- 9 Memory
- 10 Multimedia (ISP)
- 11 Connectivity
- 12 Info
- 13 Additional
- 14 Review by Tenzys Tech
- 15 Q n A
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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 1200||Snapdragon 870|
|Games||FPS(Frames Per Second)||FPS(Frames Per Second)|
|PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)||71.4||82.2|
|Garena Free Fire – The Cobra||98.5||50.3|
|Call of Duty: Mobile||55.5||46.3|
|Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)||61.6||71.4|
|Minecraft: Pocket Edition||89.5||103.8|
|Real Racing 3||197||62.9|
|Need for Speed No Limits||157.6||90.5|
|Mortal Kombat X||157.6||65.4|
|CSR Racing 2||137.9||65.4|
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|Image compression||171.75 Mpixels/s||180.6 Mpixels/s|
|Face detection||32.25 images/s||25.25 images/s|
|Speech recognition||51.5 words/s||54.7 words/s|
|Machine learning||51.65 images/s||56.95 images/s|
|Camera shooting||27.35 images/s||28 images/s|
|HTML 5||3.76 Mnodes/s||3 Mnodes/s|
|SQLite||931.9 Krows/s||989.1 Krows/s|
|Max On-Device Display||Full HD+ @ 168 Hz||QHD+ @ 60 Hz , FHD+ @ 144 Hz|
|Max On-Display Resolution||2520 x 1080||3840 x 2160|
|Max External Display||4K @ 60 Hz||4K @ 60 Hz|
|HDR||HDR10+, HDR10||HDR10+, HDR10|
|Color Depth||Up to 10-bit||Up to 10-bit|
|Architecture||1x 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 Frequency||2000 MHz||1800 MHz|
|3000 MHz||3200 MHz|
|L1 cache||32 KB||512 KB|
|L2 cache||320 KB||1 MB|
|L3 cache||8 MB||4 MB|
|Process||6 nanometers||7 nanometers|
|TDP||10 Watt||10 Watt|
|GPU name||Mali-G77 MC9||Adreno 650|
|GPU frequency||850 MHz||675 MHz|
|Memory frequency||4266 MHz||2750 MHz|
|Bus||4x 16 Bit||4x 16 Bit|
|Max bandwidth||29 Gbit/s||44 Gbit/s|
|Max size||16 GB||16 GB|
|Neural processor (NPU)||Yes||Hexagon 698|
|Storage type||UFS 3.1||UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1|
|Max display resolution||2520 x 1080||3840 x 2160|
|Max camera resolution||1x 200MP, 2x 32MP||1x 200MP, 2x 25MP|
|Video capture||4K at 30FPS||8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS|
|Video playback||4K at 30FPS||8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS|
|Video codecs||H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9||H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9|
|Audio codecs||AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV|
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|4G support||LTE Cat. 19||LTE Cat. 24|
|Peak Download speed||4.7 Gbps||7.5 Gbps|
|Peak Upload speed||2.5 Gbps||3 Gbps|
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS|
|Announced||January 2021||January 2021|
|Official page||MediaTek Dimensity 1200 official site||Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 official site|
|Charging||NA||Qualcomm 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
Overall a good chipset in a flagship series.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
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.