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Snapdragon 730 vs Kirin 710

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (with Adreno 618 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 730
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Performs 72% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 54%) AnTuTu 8 score – 256K vs 166K
  • Announced 9-months later
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Higher GPU frequency (~2x)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
256589
166679
CPU 94487 62607
GPU 64985 22111
Memory 49437 36623
UX 40297 31490
Total score 256589 166679

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
543
329
Multi-Core Score
1779
1212
Image compression 93.9 Mpixels/s 83.95 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 24 words/s
Machine learning 24.7 images/s 17.1 images/s
Camera shooting 14 images/s 9.81 images/s
HTML 5 1.17 Mnodes/s 1.74 Mnodes/s
SQLite 478.1 Krows/s 454.55 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[Medium]
51 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile 36 FPS
[Ultra]
29 FPS
[Low]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
25 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 35 FPS
[Medium]
56 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 59 FPS
[Ultra]
52 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Mi9T
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 730 and Kirin 710

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
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 8 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count - 5.5 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-G51
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 500 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 386 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 13.91 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 688 DSP No
Storage type UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 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 AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV 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 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 SM7150-AA -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 official site HiSilicon Kirin 710 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
33 (71.7%)
13 (28.3%)
Total votes: 46

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