The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and the HiSilicon Kirin 9000 (Mali-G78 MP24) are the two 8-core CPUs that we compared. Here you may find technical specifications, thorough evaluations in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench, and the advantages and disadvantages of each chip.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is better than Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 9000 by 3.35%. It has 8 cores at 2.84 GHz and an Adreno 660 GPU versus 8 cores at 3.13 GHz with Mali-G78 MP. In the Antutu Benchmark test, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 results were faster than Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 9000 by 22.25%, scoring 845388 points vs 691535 marks.

Kirin 9000 vs Snapdragon 888

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 44 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 9000

  • Performs 44% better in floating-point computations
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (3130 vs 2840 MHz)

Kirin 9000 vs Snapdragon 888 Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios.

Snapdragon 888Kirin 9000
Total score896205910381

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance.

NameSnapdragon 888Kirin 9000


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance.

Graphics test31 FPS36 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile83 FPS
81 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile60 FPS
44 FPS
Fortnite26 FPS
29 FPS
Shadowgun Legends89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz112 FPS
51 FPS
Genshin Impact58 FPS
58 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang60 FPS
60 FPS
DeviceAsus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
Huawei Mate 40 Pro
1344 x 3140


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 888 and Kirin 9000


Architecture1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
1x 3.13 GHz – Cortex-A77
3x 2.54 GHz – Cortex-A77
4x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A55
Frequency2840 MHz3130 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.4-AARMv8.2-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Process5 nanometers5 nanometers
Transistor count10.3 billion15.3 billion


GPU nameAdreno 660Mali-G78 MP24
ArchitectureAdreno 600Valhall 2nd gen
GPU frequency792 MHz759 MHz
Execution units224
Shading units51264
Total shaders10241536
FLOPS1622 Gigaflops2331.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.3
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency3200 MHz2750 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s44 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB16 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 780AI accelerator
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1UFS 3.1
Max display resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS4K at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


ModemX60Balong 5000
4G supportLTE Cat. 22LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 7500 MbpsUp to 4600 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3000 MbpsUp to 2500 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC


AnnouncedDecember 2020October 2020
Model numberSM8350
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 888 official siteHiSilicon Kirin 9000 official site

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