Snapdragon 865's first Geekbench results match Qualcomm's promises

Peter, 05 December 2019

By Qualcomm’s numbers, the Snapdragon 865 chipset will have a 25% faster CPU, 20% faster GPU than its predecessor, the 855 (note: not the plus upgrade). Early benchmark results have appeared in the Geekbench v4 database. There are some scores from version 5 of the benchmark, but they don’t seem reliable.

It looks like Qualcomm has delivered on its promises – the multi-core and single-core numbers have seen a 22-23% increase over the Snapdragon 855 results. The 855+ chip has essentially the same CPU performance as the 855 and a faster GPU, but Geekbench doesn't test graphics performance.

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
    13870
  • Snapdragon 865
    13344
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Perf mode)
    11936
  • Apple iPhone XS Max
    11432
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
    11246
  • Sony Xperia 5
    10941
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
    10403

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better

  • Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
    5476
  • Apple iPhone XS Max
    4777
  • Samsung Galaxy Note10+
    4541
  • Snapdragon 865
    4303
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Perf mode)
    3864
  • OnePlus 7T Pro
    3502
  • Sony Xperia 5
    3493

We’ll have to wait and see how the new Exynos flagship will perform, but the Snapdragon 865 has a good chance of being the fastest Android chipset of early 2020. Keep in mind that the MediaTek Dimensity is also in the mix and its AnTuTu score shows great promise. Huawei will likely use the Kirin 990 5G for its early 2019 flagship, the P40.

Since Samsung killed its custom CPU core division – and Huawei always stuck with ARMs designs – we’ll probably see Android flagships perform about the same, regardless of which brand chipset they use. This also means that Apple’s performance will remain out of reach for the foreseeable future.

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  • SoftwareEngineer

I worked for a telecom company that ran helpdesk for over 100 companies including Merck, JnJ and various others. The VP of the telephony services used Android and so did most of the techs in IT. So I think Android is excepted by technical mana...

Single core performance is a downgrade, and multi core is... come on it didn't beat last year's iPhone :/

  • AnonF-85937

Anyone can buy a 256 GB or 512 GB iPhone if they want, they are there. Company executives would not be using iPhones as their main phones if Android was good enough.

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