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Snapdragon 720G vs Kirin 810

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 810 (Mali-G52 MP6). 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 720G
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Announced 7-months later
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2200 MHz)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 810
  • Performs 27% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 16%) AnTuTu 8 score – 322K vs 278K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~9%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Kirin 810 +16%
322439
CPU 99886 103259
GPU 71529 85059
Memory 50549 69725
UX 52632 58333
Total score 278828 322439

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Kirin 810 +18%
2021
Image compression 108.75 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 15.55 images/s -
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s -
Machine learning 25.5 images/s -
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s -
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
30 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
29 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 43 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Huawei Honor 9X
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 720G and Kirin 810

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache - 256 KB
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.9 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-G52 MP6
Architecture Adreno 600 Rogue
GPU frequency 750 MHz 820 MHz
Execution units 2 6
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS 435 Gigaflops 551 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs 384 kHz/32 bit AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced January 2020 June 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
532 (34.2%)
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Total votes: 1554

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Kirin 810 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Arindam 28 December 2020 08:46
Hi I think kirin better processor
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GVC 02 December 2020 11:57
810 was truly a 'Legend' of its time in my country there is a phone for just $200 with 810...... and it beats all other phones in the price point only problem is trade ban for huawei, if only they can somehow overcome it, they are the only ones who can bring down apple and snapdragon chips
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