Snapdragon 855 vs 865 full comparisons with benchmarks

Snapdragon 865 was the flagship processor of Qualcomm before the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Some of the great smartphones of late 2019 and early 2020 were powered by Snapdragon 855, such as Samsung Galaxy S10 lite, Redmi K20 Pro, and OnePlus 7 Pro. How well Snapdragon 855 performs in current time against Snapdragon 865. Let’s find out by doing a full comparison of them, which also includes AnTuTu and Geekbench 5 benchmarks.

Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 855 Specifications

Snapdragon 865Snapdragon 855
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)
1x 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
Clock speed2.84GHz2.84GHz
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 640
Memory Speed2.75GHz2.13GHz
AI(NPU)Hexagon 698Hexagon 690
StorageUFS 3.1UFS 3.0
ModemX55X24 LTE, X50 5G
ReleaseDecember, 2019December, 2018


They both are 7nm octa-core processors and they both main core running at 2.84GHz. However, Snapdragon 865 uses Kryo 585 prime Cortex-A77 and Snapdragon 855 has Kryo 485 gold Cortex-A76. Despite having same clock speed on all 8-cores, Snapdragon 865 has 25% better performance and 25% more power efficiency because of the Cortex- A77 cores.


Snapdragon 865 is using Adreno 650 while Snapdragon 855 is using Adreno 640. Both the graphics card have support for Elite gaming feature. Adreno 650 is considered 25% more powerful and 35% more power efficient compared to Adreno 640.

In pubg mobile, Adreno 640 will give you about 46 fps on high settings while Adreno 650 will give you about 52 fps.


Snapdragon 855 supports LPDDR4X at 2.1 GHz along with UFS 3.0 storage. Snapdragon 865 has better, LPDDR5 memory at faster, 2.75GHz and it supports latest UFS 3.1 storage.


Snapdragon 855 has Spectra 380 image signal processor which supports upto 198-megapixel resolution on single camera and up to 22megapixel on dual camera.

Snapdragon 865 is equipped with Spectra 480. It supports up to 200 megapixel on single camera and 25 megapixel on dual camera. It also supports HDR10+ for video recording. As well as it can shoot slow motion video at higher frame rate of 960fps compared to 480fps on the other one.


In terms of display, both are quite similar. They supports 4k resolution at 60Hz with HDR10+. Snapdragon 865 also supports QHD+ at 144Hz.


Snapdragon 865′ s 5th Gen AI engine, Hexagon 698 NPU(Neural Processing Unit) has 15TOPs processing power. It’s 2x faster than Snapdragon 855’s 4th gen AI engine, Hexagon 690.


Both are 5g connectivity ready chipset. However, Snapdragon 855 has X50(5G) and LTE Cat. 20(4G) modem. It supports bluetooth 5.0. Snapdragon 865 comes with X55(5G) and LTE Cat. 24(4G) modem. It has currently widely popular, bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.


Now the numbers that you have been waiting for. Let’s go take a look at different benchmarks one by one.


  • Snapdragon 855: 4,21,757
  • Snapdragon 865: 5,79,453(38% better)

Geekbench 5


  • Snapdragon 855: 732
  • Snapdragon 865: 919(24% better)


  • Snapdragon 855: 2579
  • Snapdragon 865: 3418(33% better)

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