Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Complete review with benchmarks


In today’s article, I am going to review Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. I’m going to review its AnTuTu 9, CPU, Graphics, Memory, Multimedia, Connectivity, and gaming experience.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:

Over the last few years, Qualcomm Snapdragon is leading in the mobile chip market, but in 2022 the company has gone so far with record-breaking new chipsets. We’ve seen some amazing chipsets like Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 that top the antutu 9 benchmarks, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 that was launched in OnePlus 9 Pro, and many more smartphones. Now we have the full specs and full complete details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, let’s start off with the benchmarks.

AnTuTu 9:

CPU 181605
GPU 217457
Memory 109220
UX 141147
Total score 651862

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 shows the best Antutu 9 scores. We can see a big jump in GPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 217457, which is a bit slower than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 181605 which is a bit slower than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. The memory scores also show a significant boost. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 memory is faster than Snapdragon 855, and Snapdragon 855 Plus. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 141147, which is faster than S Snapdragon 855, and Snapdragon 855 Plus. Total scores are above 651862. It will depend on which smartphone manufacturers use this chipset with which type of ram. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is considerably gaining a performance boost and beating every processor in the flagship category

Geekbench 5:

Single-Core Score 936
Multi-Core Score 3467

The single core scores show the best performance in this smartphone mid-range category lineup. The single cores scores are 811. And the multi-core scores are 2967 which is also good at this point.


Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8
Frequency 2840 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB
L2 cache 1 MB
L3 cache 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion
TDP 10 W

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 launched with the Big 1 core of Cortex-A77 at 2.84GHz and three big cores of Cortex-A77 which is ultra-high performance cores that are clocked on 2.42 GHz. The other 4 cores is based on Cortex-A55 which is a power-efficiency core. The Cortex-A77 also has the best speeds and good set instruction architecture. There are total of 8 cores with a boost clock of 2.95 GHz. Snapdragon 865 has the latest set of instruction architecture. It is considerably fast and strong enough to beat some of the latest and most powerful Chipsets. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is fabricated on 7Nm. This means Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 will be power efficient and will consume less battery and will produce less heat.


GPU name Adreno 650
Architecture Adreno 600
GPU frequency 587 MHz
Execution units 2
Shading units 512
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0
DirectX version 12

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 has a new architecture-based GPU. Adreno 600 is the new architecture that they are using in the Snapdragon 865. The GPU is also manufactured using the 7Nm technology. Which means it will also be power efficient. The name of the GPU is Adreno 650. This is the fastest GPU in this lineup. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is fast enough to handle games like FREEFIRE, PUBG MOBILE. The GPU score is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which means there will be a smooth gaming experience on this chipset. The GPU is clocked on 587MHz. The shading units are also 512 which will help in rendering the graphics in gaming. There is also DirectX support 12 which means this processor will support the latest games without any bugs and delays. This processor has one of the fastest GPU because it’s clocked on 587MHz with shading units of 512.


Memory type LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 uses the new LPDDR5 ram with a memory frequency of 2750MHz and uses a bus of 4×16. The ram may be changed according to the smartphone. The memory frequency is also going to be changed according to the smartphones. The max memory bandwidth is 34.1Gbit/s which is also faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which was used in Oneplus 7 pro.


Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 uses the hexagon 698 which is fast with AI calculations. Snapdragon 865 uses UFS 3.0 and UFS 3.1 which is fast. This gives you fast reading and writing speeds.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 has the maximum display support of QuadHD+ and can support the 120Hz refresh rate with the super Amoled. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is going to be very aggressive when it comes to a camera support. It supports cameras up to 192MP. The video capture is kept on 4K 120Fps and the video playback is also 4K at 120FPS. There is also 8k 30FPS support on this Snapdragon 865. It is great to see there is 8k support on a 2021 flagship processor.


Modem X55
5G support Yes
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 has 5G support. The Snapdragon 865 also comes with wi-fi 6 and the Bluetooth version of 5.2. This will give you better signals and better speeds. Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 uses the X55 5G modem. Which is not fast as the X65 but it gives you good speeds.


Phones with Snapdragon 865 AnTuTu v9
1. Xiaomi Redmi K30S 750903
2. Oppo Find X3 Neo 722039
3. Oppo Ace 2 716038
4. Xiaomi Black Shark 3S 706366
5. Oppo Find X2 Pro 697173
6. Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro 680757
7. ZTE nubia Red Magic 5G 677976
8. OnePlus 8 Pro 672183
9. Oppo Realme X50 Pro 669287
10. Oppo Reno 5 Pro Plus 5G 662273

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is launched in these 10 smartphones. As you can see these10 smartphone scores different.  Xiaomi Redmi K30S is at the top. Which is a considerably great phone with this chipset.

Gaming Experience:

PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
Fortnite 30 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
1080 x 2340

Gaming experience on this chipset is going to be a little faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This chipset is combined with the 1 Big A77 core and three Cortex-A710 which boost the performance. With 1 big Cortex A77 core, there is also going to be a few issues with heating. The frequency of this chipset is 2.42GHz, which is good for long-term gaming. This chipset also supports the LPDDR5 ram. This means there will be no issues of using this chipset in a long-term gaming session. This chipset also supports a 120Hz refresh rate. This will help in smooth performance with low latency. This chipset is can support PUBG MOBILE at 90FPS, this is because of the scores of the GPU.

So, this was my full review of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 if you want to check out more articles like this then check the reviews in the menu. Also, do check out my youtube channel. Thanks.

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