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Snapdragon 865 (SDM865) vs Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)


  • Device Type
    Mobile Platform Mobile Platform
  • Model
    SDM865 MSM8998
  • Announced
    December 4, 2019 January 3, 2017
  • Status
    Available Available


  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    1x Cortex-A77 (Kryo 585) @2.84 GHz
    3x Cortex-A77 (Kryo 585) @2.4 GHz
    4x Cortex-A55 (Kryo 385) @1.8 GHz
    4x Kryo 280 clocked @2.45 GHz (Cortex-A73)
    4x Kryo 280 clocked @1.9 GHz (Cortex-A53)
  • Process
    7nm 10nm
  • Architecture
    64-bit 64-bit
  • Core
    Octa-Core Octa-Core
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 650 Adremo 540
  • API Support
    OpenCL 2.0 FP, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12 OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12


  • RAM Type
  • RAM Speed
    1866 MHz
  • Storage Type
    eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1

Camera & Video

  • Rear Camera
    Dual 25MP + 25MP
    Single 64MP, MFNR, ZSL or 200MP
    Dual 16 MP + 16 MP
    or Single 32 MP
  • Front Camera
    Dual 25MP + 25MP
    Single 64MP, MFNR, ZSL or 200MP
    Dual 16 MP + 16 MP
    or Single 32 MP
  • Camera Features
    Qualcomm Spectra 480 ISP, Hardware accelerator for computer vision (CV-ISP), Dual 14-bit CV-ISPs Dual-Core Spectra 180 Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
    Qualcomm Clear Sight
    Hybrid Autofocus
    Optical Zoom
    Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
    HDR Video Recording
  • Video Capture
    4320p 8K, 2160p 4K @120fps, 1080p @60fps, 720p @480fps slo-mo Up to 4K UHD @ 30 FPS
  • Codec Support
    H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9 H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9
  • Video Playback
    4320p 8K 360 VR, 2160p 4K @120fps Up to 4K UHD video playback @60 FPS


  • Supported Display
    2160 x 3840 pixels 4K @60Hz or QHD+ @144Hz 2160 x 3840 pixels, 60FPS
  • Resolution Type
    Ultra HD 4K UHD, ULTRA HD PREMIUM-ready
  • Features
    HDR10+, 10-bit color depth, Rec2020 color gamut TBC

Connectivity Options

  • LTE Modem
    External 5G modem
    Download peak speed up to 7 Gbps
    Downlink 7x20 MHz carrier aggregation (CA)
    Upload peak speed up to 3Gbps
    3x20 MHz carrier aggregation (CA)
    LTE X16 Category 16 2CA
    Peak Speed Up to 1Gbps
  • 5G Modem
    Snapdragon X55 Modem No
  • Bluetooth Version
    5.1 Bluetooth 5
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Wi-Fi Bands
    2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
  • USB Supported
    USB 3.1 USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
  • GNSS
    Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, Dual frequency GNSS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
  • Calling Features
    Dual SIM dual VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD, Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G TBC


  • AI
    Qualcomm Hexagon 695 Processor Hexagon 682 DSP
    All-Ways Aware technology
  • Security
    Qualcomm 3D Sonic Fingerprint
    Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max
    Qualcomm Processor Security
    Qualcomm Content Protection
    Qualcomm Device Lock Authentication
    Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors
    Malware Protection
  • Audio
    TrueWireless, Broadcast Audio, Aqstic audio, aptX audio
    Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec and speaker amplifier
    Qualcomm aptX audio playback
  • Charging
    Quick Charge 4+ Quick Charge 4.0
  • Antutu Scores
    5,68,919 points N/A
  • Geekbench Scores
    Single-Core: 4179
    Multi-Core: 112915