Snapdragon 730 vs Snapdragon 712

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (with Adreno 618 graphics) and Snapdragon 712 (Adreno 616). 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
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
  • Performs 25% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 11%) AnTuTu 9 score – 316K vs 285K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
  • Higher GPU frequency (~10%)
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 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
316909
CPU 101953 52113
GPU 75580 78983
Memory 54411 75243
UX 86196 81650
Total score 316909 285955

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 93.9 Mpixels/s 92.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 14.4 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 26.1 words/s
Machine learning 24.7 images/s 22.2 images/s
Camera shooting 14 images/s 13.1 images/s
HTML 5 1.17 Mnodes/s 1.76 Mnodes/s
SQLite 478.1 Krows/s 478.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% 97%
Graphics test 3 FPS 3 FPS
Score 651 652

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[Medium]
52 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile 36 FPS
[Ultra]
38 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
29 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends 35 FPS
[Medium]
47 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 59 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[Ultra]
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 Snapdragon 712

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L3 cache - 1 MB
Process 8 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 3 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Adreno 616
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 500 MHz 550 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 386 Gigaflops 310 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

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

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 688 Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

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

Info

Announced April 2019 February 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7150-AA SDM712
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 official site

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