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Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870 – Benchmarks & Specifications

snapdragon 860 vs snapdragon 870
Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870


Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870, the ultimate comparison between the flagship chipsets. The Snapdragon 860 is another name for the Snapdragon 855+ that was revealed in 2019 while the Snapdragon 870 is revealed in January this year. Let’s see how the newly launched chipset can compete with the two-year-old chipset and by how much?


Key Differences


  • Snapdragon 870 comes with the latest Cortes A77 cores while the Snapdragon 860 comes with Cortex A76 cores.
  • The SD 870 has higher clock speeds compared to SD860.
  • Adreno 650 GPU on Qualcomm SD 870 is better than Adreno 640 GPU on SD 860.
  • The Snapdragon 870 feature a better NPU/DSP compared to Snapdragon 860.
  • The newly launched SD 870 comes with the support of fast LPDDR5 RAM while SD 860 doesn’t.
  • The SD 860 comes with the support of an old X50 5G modem while the Snapdragon 870 supports X55 5G modem.
  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 comes with the support of a better camera and video recording. The SD 870 is capable of recording 8k videos @30fps while the SD 860 doesn’t.


Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870 – Specifications


ProcessorSnapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870 - Benchmarks & Specifications
Snapdragon 860
Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870 - Benchmarks & Specifications
Snapdragon 870
CPU1x 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)
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)
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 650
MODEMSnapdragon™ X24 LTE modem
Downlink: Up to 2.0 Gbps
Uplink: Up to 318 Mbps

Snapdragon™ X50 5G Modem
mmWave: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers,
2×2 MIMO
Sub-6 GHz: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System
Downlink: Up to 7.5 Gbps
Uplink: Up to 3 Gbps
mmWave: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2×2 MIMO
Sub-6 GHz: 200 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO
Fabrication Process7nm7nm
DSP / NPUHexagon 690 ProcessorHexagon 698 DSP
Memory Controller4×16-bit, LPDDR4x
Support for LPDDR4x memory up to 2133 MHz
4x16bit, LPDDR5 
Support for LP-DDR5 memory up to 2750 MHz
Support for LPDDR4x memory up to 2133 MHz
Wi-FiWi-Fi Standards: 802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac
Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax),
802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.2
Display4K @ 60 Hz
FHD+ @ 120 Hz
4K @ 60 Hz
QHD+ @ 144 Hz
CameraSpectra™ 380 ISP
1 x 48MP @30fps with ZSL
2 x 22MP @30fps with ZSL
up to 192MP single camera
Spectra™ 480 ISP
1x 64MP @30fps with ZSL
2x 25MP @30fps with ZSL
up to 200MP single camera
Videoup to [email protected]up to [email protected], [email protected]
ChargingQuick Charge™ 4+ technologyQuick Charge 4+ technology
Audio384 kHz/32 bit384 kHz/32 bit
NFCsupportedsupported
LocationGNSS, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo,
QZSS, and SBAS
GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC
capable, and SBAS
Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870


Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870 – Benchmarks


Snapdragon 870 powered smartphone is able to grab 1050 in single-cores and 3534 in multi-cores while the Snapdragon 860/855+ grabs a score of 793 in single-cores and 2851 in multi-cores on Geekbench 5. The Snapdragon 870 scores 6,57,521 while the Snapdragon 860/855+ scores 4,90,581 on ANTUTU Benchmark. The scores of Snapdragon 860 are not even closer and justifies the two-year gap between the SD 870 and SD 860.


Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870 – Conclusion


The Snapdragon 870 is a far better processor compared to Snapdragon 860 in every criteria. If the Snapdragon 860 is offered at a cheap price in 2021 it might be a good choice else if it is offered by the company at a similar price range to the Snapdragon 870 it is not a good choice. However, the Poco X3 Pro and Poco F3 with SD 860 and SD 870 both are launched aggressively by the company and are good choices for the price range they are offered.



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Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 870 - Benchmarks & Specifications
Mayank Gupta
Mayank Gupta is a senior reporter for Naxon Tech. He covers most of the smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry reports. In his spare time, he loves to play cricket and watching movies.
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