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Snapdragon 730 vs Helio X30

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (Adreno 618) with the older 10-core MediaTek Helio X30 (PowerVR GT7400 Plus) 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 the smaller size of the transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12
Pros of MediaTek Helio X30
  • Supports 87% higher memory bandwidth (27.81 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Has 2 cores more
  • 18% higher CPU clock speed (2600 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~14%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
547
292
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1789
1352
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
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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
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 3 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 PowerVR GT7400 Plus
Architecture Adreno 600 Midgard
GPU frequency 700 MHz 800 MHz
Cores - 4
Number of ALUs 128 128
FLOPS 385 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 14.9 Gbit/s 27.81 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 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 3840 x 2160
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 384 kHz/32 bit 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

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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