At the beginning of 2021, we saw the first phones land with the then-latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, the Snapdragon 888. Later, Qualcomm launched a “Plus” version of that chipset, with slightly faster speeds. That, of course, begets the question: when comparing the Snapdragon 888 vs 88 Plus, just how much faster is the newer model?
Unsurprisingly, the Snapdragon 888 vs 888 Plus bout ends with the newer model winning. However, it only wins by about 3.3 seconds. That represents a speed increase of less than 5%, which isn’t really too much. In other words, if you have a phone with a Snapdragon 888 you shouldn’t be too concerned with upgrading to an 888 Plus phone.
It will be interesting to see how next year’s flagship — presumably the Snapdragon 898 — will fare in our speed tests. For now, check out the Snapdragon 888 vs 888 Plus battle for yourself in the video above, and click below for more bouts!
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