Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Benchmarked vs  Snapdragon 888+

Team MSP

The Moto Edge X30, the world's first commercially available smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 platform, runs hot! We put the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to the test on the Moto X30, doing synthetic benchmarks and stress tests as well as some real-world use.

In Antutu, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 almost reaches 1 million points, although its average score is just 12% higher than the Snapdragon 888+. On the 8 Gen 1, the GPU makes a greater impact than the CPU, according to the breakdown of the total score.

After three iterations of the Geekbench 5 CPU test, the average single-core and multi-core results were nearly identical. There's clearly something wrong, and this test isn't optimised for the Armv9 architecture yet, as the chipset information it displays is for the Armv8 architecture.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 thrives in the 3DMark Wildlife Stress Test, which provides us a decent understanding of its graphics capabilities and thermal capacity. It outperforms the Snapdragon 888+ by 41%, but more significantly, it retains a decent 70 percent stability after 20 runs. Unfortunately, the phone was exposed to temperatures in excess of 50 degrees.

The Moto X30's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor easily handles whatever game you throw at it, whether it's BGMI, COD Mobile, or Genshin Impact. The game runs like butter, with no janks, jerks, or even frame rate drops. However, after 30 minutes of gaming, the surface temperature was frequently 41-45 degrees, which was acceptable.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 makes a poor first impression on the Moto X30. We observe substantial increases in GPU performance, which translates brilliantly to high octane gaming. The CPU performance isn't much to brag about; there's really no programme or game that truly challenges the CPU for long.