Home > Smartphone processors comparison > Snapdragon 665 vs Kirin 710 – what's better?

Snapdragon 665 vs Kirin 710

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (with Adreno 610 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 710 (Mali-G51). 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
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Performs 21% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 9-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (11 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 8 score – 171K vs 164K
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Higher GPU frequency (~67%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
171350
164425
CPU 71698 62607
GPU 33657 22111
Memory 42670 36623
UX 32113 31490
Total score 171350 164425

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1350
1189
Image compression 87.65 Mpixels/s 83.95 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.2 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 21.45 words/s 24 words/s
Machine learning 16.65 images/s 17.1 images/s
Camera shooting 10.9 images/s 9.81 images/s
HTML 5 1.8 Mnodes/s 1.74 Mnodes/s
SQLite 468 Krows/s 454.55 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 29 FPS
[Low]
51 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile 28 FPS
[Ultra]
29 FPS
[Low]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Low]
25 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Low]
56 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 57 FPS
[Medium]
52 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
1080 x 2340
Huawei Honor 10 Lite
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 665 and Kirin 710

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 256 KB
L2 cache - 512 KB
Process 11 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count - 5.5 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 610 Mali-G51
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 600 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 96 64
FLOPS 273 Gigaflops 225 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 686 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 40MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 -
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced April 2019 July 2018
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6125 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 official site HiSilicon Kirin 710 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
407 (67.7%)
194 (32.3%)
Total votes: 601

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 710 and Snapdragon 665, or ask any questions