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Snapdragon 730G vs Kirin 970

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 970 (Mali G72 MP12). 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
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Announced 1-year and 8-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
  • Performs 22% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 20%) AnTuTu 8 score – 275K vs 230K
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Supports 108% higher memory bandwidth (29 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~30%)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
275897
230788
CPU 97740 66289
GPU 71107 73245
Memory 56066 50039
UX 56462 41387
Total score 275897 230788

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
534
383
Multi-Core Score
1692
1355
Image compression 106.9 Mpixels/s 90.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.5 images/s 11.4 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 24.4 words/s
Machine learning 25 images/s 21.3 images/s
Camera shooting 15.4 images/s 11.2 images/s
HTML 5 2.03 Mnodes/s 1.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 547.4 Krows/s 415.6 Krows/s

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]
-
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 970

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.36 GHz – Cortex A73
4x 1.84 GHz – Cortex A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 512 KB
L2 cache - 2 MB
Process 8 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 5.5 billion
TDP 5 W 9 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali G72 MP12
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 575 MHz 746 MHz
Execution units 2 12
Shading units 128 192
FLOPS 422 Gigaflops 347 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 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 29 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 688 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced April 2019 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7150-AB -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site -

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Total votes: 81

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