ZTE Axon 30 Review – Phablet sized with under-display selfie camera & Snapdragon 870

The ZTE Axon 30 Ultra has been available to buy in the UK direct from ZTE for a little while now. This has no been followed up by a more affordable ZTE Axon 30, which will be available to buy from the 9th of September for just £429. It is quite an interesting phone, and … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G vs SD 888 vs SD 870 vs SD 765G Benchmarks Compared – How does the SD778G compare with new & older chipsets?

The Realme GT Master series has launched with two relatively new chipsets from Qualcomm, and this year, Qualcomm have a LOT of chipset options, which can make things a little confusing. Just a few years ago, you used to be able to define the status of a phone by what chipset it used. The Snapdragon … Read more

Dimensity 1200 vs Snapdragon 870 Performance – Realme GT Neo offers similar performance in Geekbench

The Realme GT Neo is the next phone from Realme, expected to be announced before the end of this month. Current rumours are that it offers a very similar specification to the Realme GT 5G but will swap out the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset with the more affordable MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset. Other minor changes … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 860/855+, SD888 & SD865+ Specification Compared – Qualcomm re-release old chipsets for new affordable phones

Several phones are tipped to feature two new Qualcomm 800 series chipsets. Two of them should be launching very soon.

Qualcomm is effectively reusing old tech to allow companies to launch high-performance phones at a low price. It may seem like a strange decision, effectively diluting their flagship 800 series brand with old tech, but it is likely Qualcomm are doing this due to the increased competition they will face from MediaTek this year.

MediaTek have the Dimensity 1200 and Dimensity 1100 which should be used on phones launching in the UK soon.

So how do these two chipsets compare with each other, and what similarities do they have with their older siblings?

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+/860 Mobile Platform

Looking at the Snapdragon 860 first, Qualcomm has put no effort in and are just re-releasing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ under a new name. Even the product page states Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+/860 Mobile Platform.

So clearly, this is just a marketing gimmick. Last year, Realme launched the Realme X3 SuperZoom using the SD855+ and I thought it was a great idea to reuse older flagships for new affordable offerings.

Obviously, Qualcomm feels like advertising a new phone with a 2-year-old chipset is not as marketable as rebranding it as something new.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 865+

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MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Specifications Compared– Will Qualcomm’s new affordable flagship compete with MediaTek?

I have already looked at how the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 & 1100 improve on the previous generation Dimensity 1000+, and how they compare with the Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100. However, the new Dimensity chipsets may be more comparable to the just-announced Snapdragon 870. In terms of overall performance, it seems unlikely the MediaTek Dimensity … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 vs 865 Plus vs SD888 Specifications Compared – Qualcomm increases a single SD865+ CPU core by 3.2%, passes it off as a new chipset

Today, Qualcomm took the wraps of their latest chipset which sits somewhere in a no man’s of being last years tech and flagship spec.   The Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 snapdragon follows a similar trend we have seen from both Qualcomm and MediaTek in the past couple of years. Take an old chipset, tweak it by … Read more