Snapdragon 888 vs Google Tensor | SD 888 vs Tensor: Complete Comparison

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We have arranged a complete comparison of Snapdragon 888 vs Google Tensor where Qualcomm and Google launched these SoCs, respectively. We have compared these two 8 core processors based on their pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.

CPU Performance

Snapdragon 888
88

Google Tensor
75

Gaming Performance

Snapdragon 888
93

Google Tensor
84

Battery Life

Snapdragon 888
94

Google Tensor
92

Tenzys Tech Score

Snapdragon 888
93

Google Tensor
83

Major differences between Snapdragon 888 Vs Google Tensor

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

  • By Developers, Games are more often optimized for snapdragon than Google.
  • Download speed of Snapdragon 888 is ~108% higher than Google Tensor(2500 Mbps vs 1200 Mbps).
  • Upload speed of Snapdragon 888 is 58% higher than Google Tensor(316 Mbps vs 200 Mbps).
  • Snapdragon 888 has a 1.42% higher CPU clock speed than Google Tensor (2840 vs 2800 MHz).
  • Snapdragon 888 has 18.38% higher Antutu 9 score than Google Tensor (800k vs 676k).

Pros of Qualcomm Google Tensor

  • Google Tensor is announced 11-months later than Snapdragon 888, hence better.

Full comparison between Snapdragon 888 vs Google Tensor

SoC:Snapdragon 888Google Tensor

Antutu 9

Total Score:

Snapdragon 888
800663

Google Tensor
676315

CPU212299167563
GPU302110278665
Memory13534191371
UX150913138716

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GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Snapdragon 888
1127

Google Tensor
1066

Multi-Core Score

Snapdragon 888
3747

Google Tensor
2855

Image compression176.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection27.4 images/s
Speech recognition68.35 words/s
Machine learning66.45 images/s
Camera shooting36.4 images/s
HTML 53.91 Mnodes/s
SQLite1060 Krows/s

Display

Max On-Device Display4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz4K, QHD+
Max On-Display Resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
HDRHDR10+, HDR10,  HLG, Dolby VisionHDR10+, HDR10
Color DepthUp to 10-bitUp to 10-bit
Color GamutRec2020Rec2020

CPU

Architecture1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)

4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-X1
2x 2.25 GHz – Cortex A76
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex A55
Cores88
Base Frequency1800 MHz1800 MHz
Turbo
Frequency
2840 MHz2800 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.4-AARMv8.4-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB4
Process5 nanometers5 nanometers
TDP10 Watt10 Watt
Transistor Count

Graphics

GPU nameAdreno 660Mali-G78 MP20
ArchitectureAdreno 600Valhall
GPU frequency840 MHz848 MHz
Execution units220
Shading units512320
FLOPS1,720 GFLOPS
Vulkan version1.11.1
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212

Memory

Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency3200 MHz3200 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 780Tensor Processing Unit
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1UFS 3.1
Max display resolution3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

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Connectivity

ModemX60
4G supportLTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 2500 MbpsUp to 1200 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 316 MbpsUp to 200 Mbps
Wi-Fi66
Bluetooth5.25.2
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

AnnouncedDecember 2020October 2021
ClassFlagshipFlagship
Model numberSM8350
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 888 official siteGoogle Tensor official site

Additional

ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI(0-100% in less than 15 minutes)

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Review by Tenzys Tech

CPU

The CPU of Snapdragon 888 is clocked up to 2.84 GHz while Google Tensor is clocked up to 2.8 GHz, SD 888 also have the latest cortex A78 cores of 2.42 GHz while Google Tensor has cortex A76 cores of frequency 2.25 GHz only. Due to this Snapdragon 888 has a better performance gain hence, a better option than Google Tensor.

GPU

GPU of chipset snapdragon 888 is equipped with Adreno 660 while the Google Tensor is equipped with ARM Mali G78 MP20. Frankly, Adreno 660 is slightly better than ARM Mali G78 MP20 other than the clock speed, so choose wisely. Also Read: Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 888 Plus

Memory

In-memory section, Snapdragon 888 supports the extension of RAM up to 24 GB while Google Tensor supports the extension of RAM up to 12 GB only. Hence, SD 888 is a better choice in this section.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Tenzys Tech

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
CPU
GPU
Memory
Energy efficiency and battery life

Summary

Overall a high-end chipset in a flagship series.

4.9

Google Tensor

Tenzys Tech

Google Tensor
CPU
GPU
Memory
Energy efficiency and battery life

Summary

Fist processor by Google.

4.5

Q n A

Which is better Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or Google Tensor?

Based on technical Specifications, Snapdragon 888 is a better SoC than Google Tensor in terms of CPU where SD 888 has the latest Cortex A78 vs Cortex A76 core in Tensor and has a higher Antutu 9 score than Google Tensor SoC. Apart from that Snapdragon 888 also has a better GPU (Adreno 660 vs Mali G78 MP20) and in other factors like Geekbench5, downloading and uploading speed, etc. SD 888 has better configurations.

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