Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 845 | Full Comparison

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We have arranged a full comparison of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Vs Snapdragon 845 in which SD 888 is recently launched while on other hand SD 845 is the flagship SoC of the year 2018. Now we have compared these two processors on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.

CPU Performance

Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 845

Gaming Performance

Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 845

Battery Life

Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 845

Tenzys Tech Score

Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 845

Major differences between Snapdragon 888 Vs Snapdragon 845

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

  • SD 888 supports 5G connectivity.
  • Snapdragon 888 has 2 MB larger L3 cache size as compared to Snapdragon 845 (4 MB vs 2 MB).
  • LTE Band: Download speed of SD 888 is 108.3% faster than SD 845 (2.5 Gbps vs 1.2 Gbps).
  • LTE Band: Upload speed of SD 888 is 110% faster than SD 845 (316 Mbps vs 150 Mbps).
  • Snapdragon 888 shows a significantly better (up to 94%) AnTuTu 8 benchmark score as compared to Snapdragon 845 (697K vs 353K).
  • Snapdragon 888 is the latest SOC as announced 3-years later than Snapdragon 845.
  • Snapdragon 888 Performs 2.4 times better in floating-point computations than Snapdragon 845.
  • Snapdragon 888 supports 72% higher memory bandwidth than Snapdragon 845 (44 against 29.8 GB/s).
  • SD 888 has a smaller size transistor than SD 845 (5 nm versus 10 nm).
  • SD 888 has a 1.4% higher CPU clock speed than SD 845 (2840 vs 2800 MHz).

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

  • SD 845 has low TDP than SD 888 (9 W vs 10 W)

Full comparison between Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888Snapdragon 845

Gaming Performance

PUBG Mobile53 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile55 FPS
Fortnite28 FPS
Shadowgun Legends48 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz60 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang56 FPS

Antutu 8

Total Score:

Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 845


GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 845

Multi-core Score

Snapdragon 888

Snapdragon 845

Image compression28.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection20.4 images/s
Speech recognition37.8 words/s
Machine learning35.8 images/s
Camera shooting19.4 images/s
HTML 52.62 Mnodes/s
SQLite686.3 Krows/s


Max On-Device Display4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 HzUp to 4K UHD @ 60 Hz
Max External Display4K @ 60 Hz4K Ultra HD
HDRHDR10+, HDR10,  HLG, Dolby Vision
Color DepthUp to 10-bitUp to 10-bit
Color GamutRec2020Rec2020


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)
4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Base Frequency1800 MHz1500 MHz
2840 MHz2800 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.4-AARMv8.2-A
L1 cache512 KB256 KB
L2 cache1 MB1 MB
L3 cache4 MB2 MB
Process5 nanometers10 nanometers
TDP10 Watt9 Watt
Transistor Count5.3 billion


GPU nameAdreno 660Adreno 630
ArchitectureAdreno 600Adreno 600
GPU frequency840 MHz710 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units512256
Vulkan version1.11.0
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Memory frequency3200 MHz1866 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s29.87 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 780Hexagon 685
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1UFS 2.1
Max display resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS4K at 120FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVDSD 32-бит/384 кГц


ModemX60X20 LTE
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 18
5G supportYesNo
Download speed5G Band- Up to 7.5 Gbps, LTE – Up to 2.5 GbpsUp to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed5G Band- Up to 3 Gbps, LTE- Up to 316 MbpsUp to 150 Mbps


AnnouncedDecember 2020December 2017
Model numberSM8350SDM845
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 888 official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site


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

Review by Tenzys Tech


CPU of Snapdragon 888 is clocked up to 2840 MHz while Snapdragon 845 is clocked up to 2800 MHz while on another hand SD 888 equipped with latest cortex A78 cores as compared to the SD 845 which makes the SD 888 a better option than Snapdragon 845.


GPU of chipset snapdragon 888 is equipped with Adreno 660 while the snapdragon 845 is equipped with Adreno 630. Frankly, Adreno 660 is much better than Adreno 630 as the clock-speed of Adreno 660 is also better i.e. 840 MHz while SD 845 has 710 MHz, so choose wisely.


In SD 888 memory type is LPDDR5 which is energy efficient while SD 845 comprises LPDDR4x which is less energy efficient as compared to LPDDR5. In fact, the memory frequency of SD 888 is 3200 MHz with 4 MB L3 cache while in SD 845 it is 1866 MHz with only 2 MB L3 cache. So in this section also SD 888 would be a good option.

Display and Camera

In-display section, Snapdragon 888 supports display up to 144Hz refresh rate while display resolution in Snapdragon 845 supports only up to 60 Hz.

Snapdragon 888 supports camera resolution up to 8K resolution while Snapdragon 845 supports only up to 4K resolution.

Energy efficiency and battery life

As the facts are seen by the specifications in which SD 888 built on 5nm fabrication technology while on another hand SD 845 built on 10nm technology. This concludes that SD 888 is better than SD 845 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Tenzys Tech

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Display and Camera


Overall Good chipset in Flagship Series.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 845
Display and Camera


Best performer in Flagship Series of 2018 or better performer in 2019.


Q n A

Q1. Which is better Snapdragon 888 or Snapdragon 845?

Ans. Snapdragon 888 is better than Snapdragon 845 as SD 870 CPU clocked up to 2.84 GHz SOC and 5G compatible while Snapdragon 845 clocked up to 2.80 GHz and non-5G SOC. In several segments like connectivity, camera, memory, Snapdragon 888 performs better as compared to Snapdragon 845.

Which is the cheapest phone with Snapdragon 855?

Ans. The cheapest phones with Snapdragon 855 are LG G8X and Redmi K20 with a price of ₹27,999.

Q3. Which is the fastest phone in the world?

Ans. Apple iPhone 12 Pro is the Fastest phone in the world as it is equipped with an Apple A14 Bionic chip which is not only faster than flagship android phones but also faster than some of the low-end laptops.

Q4. Does SD 845 support 5G?

Ans. Well said No, as Snapdragon 845 consists of X20 LTE modem which supports LTE (4G) Band but its successor X55 modem is compatible with 5G which are available in the successors of SD 855 SOCs.

Q5. What is the most powerful android phone in 2021?

Ans. Asus ROG Phone 5 is the most powerful phone in 2021 as it consists of a flagship Snapdragon 888 processor as it is released on 10th March 2021. Even it is faster than ROG Phone 3, the predecessor of ROG Phone 5 which is known to be the most powerful phone of 2020.

Q6. Is SD 845 still good?

Ans. Yes, Sd 845 is still an advanced processor as compared to many processors that exist in the market. It is clocked over 2.8 GHz with an octa-core CPU. It can be considered for value for money as well. Although it can outperform in connectivity and other specs other than the processor as compared to the recently launched SOCs but its processor is still the best competitor for most of the SOCs recently available in the market.

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