Snapdragon 730G vs Kirin 950

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 950 (Mali-T880 MP4). 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 730G
  • Performs 3.5x better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 3-years and 6-months later
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.4x) AnTuTu 9 score – 326K vs 134K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 16 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • Supports 72% higher memory bandwidth (25.6 against 14.91 GB/s)
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~9%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
326781
134233
CPU 99567 51279
GPU 86669 16063
Memory 53042 28644
UX 90782 39561
Total score 326781 134233

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
536
339
Multi-Core Score
1705
1276
Image compression 106.9 Mpixels/s 72.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.5 images/s 10.6 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 20.75 words/s
Machine learning 25 images/s 16.35 images/s
Camera shooting 15.4 images/s 9.14 images/s
HTML 5 2.03 Mnodes/s 1.5 Mnodes/s
SQLite 547.4 Krows/s 364 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% -
Graphics test 4 FPS -
Score 746 -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 47 FPS
[High]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
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World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
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 730G and Kirin 950

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Process 8 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count - 2 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-T880 MP4
Architecture Adreno 600 Midgard
GPU frequency 825 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 422 Gigaflops 122 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11.2

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz -
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.91 Gbit/s 25.6 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 688 No
Storage type UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2560 x 1600
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 21MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 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
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced April 2019 November 2015
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7150-AB Hi3650
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site -

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