Snapdragon 730 vs Helio X30

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (Adreno 618) with the older 10-core MediaTek Helio X30 (PowerVR 7XTP-MT4) 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 730
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Performs 88% better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 2-years and 2-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
Pros of MediaTek Helio X30
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (27.81 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~70%)
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (2600 vs 2200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 101953 -
GPU 75580 -
Memory 54411 -
UX 86196 -
Total score 316909 -

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
538
288
Multi-Core Score
1768
1339
Image compression 93.9 Mpixels/s 77.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 11.45 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 25.5 words/s
Machine learning 24.7 images/s 17.1 images/s
Camera shooting 14 images/s 8.66 images/s
HTML 5 1.17 Mnodes/s 1.48 Mnodes/s
SQLite 478.1 Krows/s 395.65 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% -
Graphics test 3 FPS -
Score 651 -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[Medium]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 36 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
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Shadowgun Legends 35 FPS
[Medium]
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World of Tanks Blitz 59 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Mi9T
1080 x 2340
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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 Helio X30

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A35
Cores 8 10
Frequency 2200 MHz 2600 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 64 KB
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 8 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 3 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 PowerVR 7XTP-MT4
Architecture Adreno 600 Midgard
GPU frequency 500 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 386 Gigaflops 205 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11.2

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 27.81 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 688 No
Storage type UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 28MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AMR-NB, ADPCM, AMR-WB, OGG, WAV, MP3, MP2, AAC, AMR-NB, LAC, APE, AAC-plus v1, AAC-plus v2, WMA, ADPCM

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 10
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 450 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced April 2019 February 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7150-AA MT6799
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 official site MediaTek Helio X30 official site

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