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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 vs 821 vs 823 – Which is better?

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 616 617 Speed Benchmark

Which is the fastest chip between Snapdragon 820, 821 and 823?

After taking a look at MediaTek’s Helio X10 and its upcoming new chips, in the form of Helio X20 and X30. It’s Qualcomm’s time to take the stage as we take a quick peek at its current top-dog, the Snapdragon 820, as well as two upcoming Qualcomm chips, namely, the Snapdragon 821 and 823. Let’s take a look at what we found out.

If you have any questions regarding the comparison, simply just hit us up through the comment section below. We’d love to hear from you guys.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 pros

  • Modern specs
  • Has the lowest clocked speed
  • One of the best for smartphones today
  • Is likely to have the oldest Bluetooth version amongst the three
  • Antutu benchmark at 130K-136K

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 pros

  • Faster clock speed
  • Lacks any diverse upgrades from the previous version
  • Simply just considered as an overclocked version of the Snapdragon 820 chip
  • Antutu benchmark should be at 130K-138K

Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 pros

  • Could potentially have the fastest clocked speed amongst the three
  • Could also carry a new Adreno graphics
  • Will have a bigger maximum camera capacity
  • A more updated version of Bluetooth
  • Benchmark should land at 135K-145K

What’s the difference?

From first glance, it seems that both the new Snapdragon chips don’t exactly pack any difference on the current Snapdragon 820, however, by looking a bit closer, you can determine that they do differ in clocked speed, with the Snapdragon 820 trailing behind a bit from its upcoming successors.

Smartphones with Snapdragon 820 chips

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 vs 821 vs 823 side-by-side comparison

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip specs and features

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip specs and features

Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 chip specs and features

CPU:  2.2 GHz quad-core

2.3 GHz quad core

2.5/2.7GHz quad-core

GPU: Adreno 530 graphics

Adreno 530 graphics

Adreno 530 or Adreno 519 graphics

Camera: 25MP main camera max capacity

25MP main camera max capacity

25MP/30MP main camera max capacity

Video capacity: 4K UHD max video capability

 4K UHD max video capability

 4K UHD max video capability
Display resolution: From 1080p to 4K UHD display

 From 1080p to 4K UHD display

 From 1080p to 4K UHD display

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1

Bluetooth 4.1

Bluetooth 4.2
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