Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Snapdragon 860 | Full Comparison

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 860 is recently launched and today we have arranged a comparison between Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Snapdragon 860 and both the chipsets are equipped with 5G capabilities. Now we have compared these two processors on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications along with a brief review

CPU Performance

Snapdragon 865
78

Snapdragon 860
62

Gaming Performance

Snapdragon 865 Plus
82

Snapdragon 860
61

Battery Life

Snapdragon 865 Plus
82

Snapdragon 860
82

Tenzys Tech Score

Snapdragon 865 Plus
81

Snapdragon 860
67

Major differences between Snapdragon 865 Plus Vs Snapdragon 860

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

  • Clockspeed of SD 865 Plus is 4.72% higher than SD 860 (3100 vs 2960 MHz).
  • Higher Antutu 8 benchmark of SD 865 Plus by 32.90% (616166 vs 463598).
  • 5G Band: Download speed of SD 865 Plus is 50% faster than SD 860 (7.5 Gbps vs 5.0 Gbps). LTE Band: Download speed of SD 865+ is 25% faster than SD 860 (2.5 Gbps vs 2.0 Gbps).
  • 5G Band: Upload speed of SD 865 Plus is 87.5% faster than SD 860 (3 Gbps vs 1.6 Gbps). LTE Band: Upload speed of SD 865 Plus is 50.47% faster than SD 860 (316 Mbps vs 210 Mbps).
  • SD 865 Plus has 28.92% faster memory than SD 860 (2750 vs 2133).
  • Latest hence better Instruction set.

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 860

  • Latest Chipset as SD 860 Announced 9 months later.

Full comparison between Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Snapdragon 860

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 PlusQualcomm Snapdragon 860

Antutu 8

Total Score:

Snapdragon 865 Plus
616166

Snapdragon 860
463958

CPU175228143028
GPU237403179320
Memory10014569420
UX10339072190

GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Snapdragon 865 Plus
923

Snapdragon 860
744

Multi-core Score

Snapdragon 865 Plus
3330

Snapdragon 860
2616

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 3.1 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 Frequency1.8 GHz1.8 GHz
Turbo
Frequency
3100 MHz2960 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-AARMv8.1-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Process7 nanometers7 nanometers
TDP10 Watt

Graphics

GPU nameAdreno 650Adreno 640
ArchitectureAdreno 600Adreno 600
GPU frequency645 MHz700 MHz
Execution units2
Shading units512
FLOPS1,365 GFLOPS
Vulkan version1.11.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212

Memory

Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Memory frequency2750 MHz2160 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth44 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 698Hexagon 690
Storage typeEMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1, UFS 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 60FPS4K 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

AnnouncedJuly 2020March 2021
ClassFlagshipFlagship
Model numberSM8250
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site

Additional

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

Review by Tenzys Tech

CPU

CPU of snapdragon 865 Plus is clocked up to 3.1 GHz while snapdragon 860 is clocked up to 2.96 GHz which makes the SD 865 Plus a better option than SD 860.

GPU

GPU of chipset snapdragon 865 Plus is equipped with Adreno 650 with 645 MHz while the snapdragon 860 is equipped with Adreno 640 with 700 MHz. But still, Adreno 650 is slightly better than Adreno 640.

Memory

The maximum frequency of main memory (RAM) of SD 865 Plus is 2750 MHz while SD 860 has a maximum frequency of 2133 MHz. In fact, in SD 865 Plus, the memory type is LPDDR5 which is energy efficient while SD 860 comprises LPDDR4x which is less energy efficient as compared to LPDDR5.

Connectivity

In SD 865 Plus there is an X55 modem while on another hand in SD 860 there is a dedicated modem in which it offers two options in which either it can be fitted with X24 LTE (4G Modem) or with X50 5G modem. But even with the X50 Modem in SD 860, it can’t compete with the integrated X55 modem of SD 865 Plus.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Snapdragon 860
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Summary

The overall 2nd good chipset in flagship series of Snapdragon.

4.6