Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 860

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Qualcomm | Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 860 | Sd 870 vs Sd 860

We have arranged a full comparison on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 860 in which both the SoC are recently launched by Qualcomm. Now we have compared these two processors on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.

CPU Performance

Snapdragon 870
83

Snapdragon 860
62

Gaming Performance

Snapdragon 870
91

Snapdragon 860
61

Battery Life

Snapdragon 870
82

Snapdragon 860
82

Tenzys Tech Score

Snapdragon 870
86

Snapdragon 860
67

Major differences between Snapdragon 870 Vs Snapdragon 860

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

  • Snapdragon 870 shows a 37.14% better AnTuTu 9 score than Snapdragon 860 (635K vs 463K).
  • Snapdragon 870 performs 22.17% better in floating-point computations than Snapdragon 860 (1267 vs 1037 GFlops).
  • Snapdragon 870 supports 28.91% higher memory bandwidth than Snapdragon 860 (44 against 34.13 GB/s).
  • Snapdragon 870 has an 8.10% higher CPU clock speed than Snapdragon 860 (3200 vs 2960 MHz).
  • Snapdragon 870 has a better instruction set architecture than Snapdragon 860.

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

  • Snapdragon 860 is the latest SOC as announced 2-months later than the Snapdragon 870.

Full comparison between Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 860

SoC:Snapdragon 870Snapdragon 860

Gaming Performance

GamesFPS(Frames Per Second)FPS(Frames Per Second)
Fortnite Mobile2726
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)8258
Garena Free Fire – The Cobra50
Call of Duty: Mobile5954
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)71
Shadowgun Legends10256
World of Tanks Blitz10798
Minecraft: Pocket Edition103
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang6056
Real Racing 362
Genshin Impact49
Sniper 3D95
Need for Speed No Limits90
Mortal Kombat X65
CSR Racing 265

Antutu 9

Total Score:

Snapdragon 870
644114

Snapdragon 860
463958

CPU179347143028
GPU270188179320
Memory9876169420
UX9581872190

GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Snapdragon 870
1038

Snapdragon 860
744

Multi-Core Score

Snapdragon 870
3569

Snapdragon 860
2616

Image compression180.6 Mpixels/s142.85 Mpixels/s
Face detection25.25 images/s20.3 images/s
Speech recognition54.7 words/s44.55 words/s
Machine learning56.95 images/s46.35 images/s
Camera shooting28 images/s22.85 images/s
HTML 53 Mnodes/s1.65 Mnodes/s
SQLite989.1 Krows/s777.9 Krows/s

3DMark

Snapdragon 870
4258

Snapdragon 860
3455

Stability90%98%
Graphics test25 FPS20 FPS
Score42583455

Display

Max On-Device Display4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 HzFHD+ @ 120 Hz
Max External Display4K @ 60 HzQHD @ 60Hz
HDRHDR10+, HDR10HDR10+
Color DepthUp to 10-bitUp to 10-bit
Color GamutRec2020Rec2020

CPU

Architecture1x 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)
1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Cores88
Base Frequency1800 MHz1800 MHz
Turbo
Frequency
3200 MHz2960 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-AARMv8.1-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB2 MB
Process7 nanometers7 nanometers
TDP10 Watt10 Watt
Transistor Count

Graphics

GPU nameAdreno 650Adreno 640
ArchitectureAdreno 600Adreno 600
GPU frequency675 MHz675 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units512384
FLOPS1,267 Gigaflops1037 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212

Memory

Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Memory frequency2750 MHz2133 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth44 Gbit/s34.13 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 698Hexagon 690
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1EMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS4K at 120FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

ModemX55X24 LTE, X50 5G
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 20
5G supportYesYes
Download speed5G Band- Up to 7.5 Gbps, LTE – Up to 2.5 Gbps5G Band- Up to 5.0 Gbps, LTE – Up to 2.0 Gbps
Upload speed5G Band- Up to 3 Gbps, LTE- Up to 316 Mbps5G Band- Up to 1.2 Gbps, LTE- Up to 316 Mbps
Wi-Fi66
Bluetooth5.25.0
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

AnnouncedJanuary 2021March 2021
ClassFlagshipFlagship
Model numberSM8250-ACSM8250-ACSM8150-AC
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 870 official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site

Additional

ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI

Review by Tenzys Tech

CPU

CPU of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 is clocked up to 3.2 GHz with updated Cortex A77 cores while Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 860 is clocked up to 2.96 GHz with outdated Cortex A76 cores which makes the Snapdragon 870 a better option than Snapdragon 860.

GPU

GPU of chipset Snapdragon 870 is equipped with Adreno 650 which is fabricated on 7nm while the Snapdragon 860 is equipped with Adreno 640 which is fabricated on 10nm. Frankly, according to the technical specifications, Adreno 650 is much better than Adreno 640.

Memory

In Snapdragon 870 memory type is LPDDR5 which is energy efficient and is clocked at 2750 MHz frequency while Snapdragon 860 comprises LPDDR4x which is less energy efficient as compared to LPDDR5 and is clocked at only 2133 MHz frequency. So in this section Snapdragon 870 would be a good option.

Display and Camera

In-display section, Snapdragon 870 supports display up to 144Hz refresh rate in QHD+ resolution while display resolution in Snapdragon 860 supports only up to 120 Hz with only up to FHD+ resolution only.

Snapdragon 870 supports camera resolution up to 8K resolution while Snapdragon 860 supports only up to 4K resolution.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 870
CPU
GPU
Memory
Display and Camera

Summary

Overall Good chipset in Flagship Series.

4.4

Qualcomm Snapdragon 860

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 860
CPU
GPU
Memory
Display and Camera

Summary

Overall good performer but it is basically overclocked version of SD 855+ Chipset.

3.8

Q n A

Q1. Which is better Snapdragon 870 or Snapdragon 860?

Ans. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has a 454354 Antutu score, whereas Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 has a 655403 Antutu score. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 has 8 cores and a frequency of 2960 MHz, whereas Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 has 8 cores and a frequency of 3200 MHz. Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 features Adreno 640 GPU and Adreno 600 architecture, whereas Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 has Adreno 650 GPU and Adreno 600 architecture.

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