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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 the smaller size of the transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
  • Performs 22% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 22%) AnTuTu 8 score – 278K vs 228K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~11%)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Supports 95% higher memory bandwidth (29 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2360 vs 2200 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
540
383
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1692
1351
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
278837
228548

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
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 5.5 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali G72 MP12
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 825 MHz 746 MHz
Cores - 12
Number of ALUs 128 -
FLOPS 422 Gigaflops 347 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1833 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 29 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 688 Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 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 60FPS 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 HiSilicon Kirin 970 official site

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Total votes: 40

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