Snapdragon 8150 AI benchmark crushes the competition, Helio P80 a close second

Peter, 20 November 2018

Aside from CPU and GPU benchmarks, modern chipsets need to worry about AI performance too. The upcoming Snapdragon 8150 from Qualcomm may claim the top spot, at least in Android-land.

A test of the dev platform (i.e. a prototype board) shows close to double the performance of the current Snapdragon 845. Which, according to the benchmark, is an even match to Huawei’s latest Kirin 980.

Speaking of the latest Kirin, Huawei was touting a 2x improvement in AI performance over the 970, but as far as this benchmark is concerned, it’s more like a 15% bump. The Kirin 980 score is just under that of the Snapdragon 845.

Model CPU RAM Year Android AI-Score
Qualcomm 8150 Dev Platform Snapdragon 8150 6GB 2018 9.0 22082
Mediatek P80 Dev Platform Mediatek Helio P80 6GB 2018 9.0 19453
OnePlus 6 Snapdragon 845 8GB 2018 9.0 12274
Huawei Mate 20 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 980 (NPU) 6GB 2018 9.0 12026
Huawei P20 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 970 (NPU) 6GB 2018 9.0 8921
Google Pixel 3 XL Snapdragon 845 4GB 2018 9.0 6895
Mediatek P60 Dev Platform Mediatek Helio P60 6GB 2018 8.1 5767

Note: See the full table at

There’s a catch – the Snapdragon 845 score from the OnePlus 6 is spectacular, the one from the Pixel 3 is merely “meh”. Both have the same chipset, except the Google phone has a dedicated core that handles the image processing magic. So, these scores are somewhat questionable.

Still, we were surprised to see which chipset won second place – MediaTek’s Helio P80. It scores much higher than the S845, nearly as high as the Snapdragon 8150. This will be a massive jump from the current Helio P60/P70 (a +200% boost!).

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Reader comments

  • vkihba
  • 28 Nov 2018
  • gNZ

It's used in Camera Module and in Heavy multitasking such as playing games using separate neural core, AI enhances the overall performance of the processing unit thereby giving lag-free experience.

I live in Norway, manufacturer warranty isn't really all that interesting, we have a 5 year "warranty" for electronic devices sold in Norway. So as long as one buys it here, one has support for five years.

  • Edge
  • 26 Nov 2018
  • inS

AI processing sound good, but what real-world phone apps actually use it in any demanding sense?

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