Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Complete review with benchmarks


In today’s article, I am going to review Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. I’m going to review its AnTuTu 9, CPU, Graphics, Memory, Multimedia, Connectivity, and gaming experience.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 870:

Over the last few years, Qualcomm Snapdragon is leading in the mobiles chip market, but in 2022 the company has gone so far with the 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 Vivo X70 Pro Plus, and many more smartphones. Now we have the full specs and full complete details of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, let’s start off with the benchmarks.

AnTuTu 9:

CPU 192713
GPU 240595
Memory 112810
UX 146425
Total score 697799

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 shows the best Antutu 9 scores. We can see the big jump in GPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 240595, which is a bit faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 192713 which is a bit faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The memory scores also show a significant boost. Snapdragon 870 memory is faster than Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865 Plus. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 146425, which is faster than Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 865 Plus. Total scores are above 697799. It will depend on which smartphones manufacturers use this chipset with which type of ram. Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is considerably gaining performance boost and beating some of the latest processors in the flagship category.

Geekbench 5:

Single-Core Score 1006
Multi-Core Score 3411

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 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)
Cores 8
Frequency 3200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 1 KB
L2 cache 1.8 MB
L3 cache 4 MB
Process 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 lunched with the Big 1 core of Cortex-A77 at 3.2GHz and three big cores of Cortex-A77 which are ultra-high performance cores that are clocked on 2.42 GHz. The other 4 cores is based on Cortex-A55 which is power efficiency cores. The Cortex-A77 also has the best speeds and good set instruction architecture. There are a total of 8 cores with a boost clock of 2.95 GHz. Snapdragon 870 has the latest set instruction architecture. It is considerably fast and strong enough to beat some of the latest and most powerful Chipsets. Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is fabricated on 7Nm. This means Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 will be power efficient and will consume less battery and will produce less heat.


GPU name Adreno 650
Architecture Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz
Execution units 2
Shading units 512
FLOPS 1372 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0
DirectX version 12

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 has a new architecture-based GPU. Adreno 600 is the new architecture that they are using in the Snapdragon 870. The GPU is also manufactured using the 6Nm 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 870 is fast enough to handle games like FREE FIRE, PUBG MOBILE. The GPU score is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 which means there will be a smooth gaming experience on this chipset. The GPU is clocked on 675MHz. The shading units are also 512 which will help in rendering the graphics in gaming. There is also DirectX support of 12 which means this processor will support the latest games without any bugs and delays.


Memory type LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2750 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB

Snapdragon 870 uses the new LPDDR5 ram with the memory frequency of 2750MHz and uses the bus of 4×16. The ram may be changed according to the smartphones. The memory frequency is also going to be changed according to smartphones. The max memory bandwidth is 44Gbit/s which is also faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which was used in Oneplus 8 pro. The maximum ram support on this chipset is 16GB.


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 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 uses the hexagon 698 which is fast with AI calculations. Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 uses the UFS 3.0 and UFS 3.1 which is fast. This gives you fast read and writing speeds.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 has the maximum display support of QuadHD+ and can support the 120Hz refresh rate with the super Amoled. Snapdragon 870 is going to be very aggressive when it comes to camera support. It supports a camera of up to 200MP. The video capture is kept on 4K at 60 and the video playback is also 4K at 60. There is also 8K at 30FPS support on this Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. It is great to see there is 8K at 30FPS support on a 2021 flagship processor.


modem X55
5G support Yes
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 has 5G support. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 also comes with the wi-fi 6 and the Bluetooth version of 5.2. This will give you better signals and better speeds. Snapdragon 870 uses the X55 5G modem. Which is not fast as the X65 but it gives you good speeds.


Phones with Snapdragon 870 AnTuTu v9
1. Xiaomi Mi 10S 776801
2. Vivo X60 Pro 718875
3. Oppo Realme GT Neo 2 715319
4. Xiaomi Redmi K40 711013
5. Oppo Realme GT Explorer Master 706580
6. Oppo Find X3 702870
7. Vivo iQOO Neo 5 702256
8. Xiaomi Black Shark 4 701561
9. Motorola Edge 20 Pro 693419
10. Oppo Reno 6 Pro Plus 5G 690616

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is launched in these 10 smartphones. As you can see these10 smartphone scores different.  Xiaomi Mi 10S is at the top. Which is a considerably great phone with this chipset.

Gaming Experience:

PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 59 FPS
Fortnite 27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 102 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 107 FPS
Genshin Impact 49 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
Device Xiaomi Black Shark 4
1080 x 2400

The gaming experience on this chipset is going to be a little faster than the Snapdragon 870. 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 are also going to be a few issues of 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 with using this chipset on 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 870 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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