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Snapdragon 650 vs Kirin 650

We compared the 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (Adreno 510) with the newer 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 650 (Mali-T830 MP2) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Performs 3.8x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 11.1
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 650
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (16 versus 28 nm)
  • Announced 11 months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~50%)
  • Has 2 cores more
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
88064
59852
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
274
168
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 650 and Kirin 650

CPU

Architecture 2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 6 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 16 KB -
L2 cache 256 KB -
Process 28 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 4 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 510 Mali-T830 MP2
Architecture Adreno 500 Midgard
GPU frequency 600 MHz 900 MHz
Cores - 2
Number of ALUs 128 -
FLOPS 153 Gigaflops 40 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 11.1 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 933 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s -
Max size 4 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon V56 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP 1x 21MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 1080p at 30FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, VP8 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X8 -
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 4.1 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS

Info

Announced February 2015 January 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MSM8956 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 official site -

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 4

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