Snapdragon 732G vs Kirin 970

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G (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 732G
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Announced 3-years later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
  • Performs 25% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 9 score – 346K vs 320K
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Has 1 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 732G
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
346737
320821
CPU 102378 76021
GPU 92733 96440
Memory 53226 66735
UX 98748 82554
Total score 346737 320821

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
559
385
Multi-Core Score
1773
1363
Image compression 108.4 Mpixels/s 90.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.8 images/s 11.4 images/s
Speech recognition 26.7 words/s 24.4 words/s
Machine learning 25.8 images/s 21.3 images/s
Camera shooting 15.6 images/s 11.2 images/s
HTML 5 1.58 Mnodes/s 1.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 549.4 Krows/s 415.6 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
1116
1073
Stability 99% 78%
Graphics test 6 FPS 6 FPS
Score 1116 1073

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 46 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 36 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 38 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 63 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 61 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
1080 x 2400
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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 732G and Kirin 970

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 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 2300 MHz 2360 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 512 KB
L3 cache 1 MB 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 810 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 12
Shading units 128 192
FLOPS 435 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 14.9 Gbit/s 29.8 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 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 5.1 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced August 2020 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7150-AC Hi3670
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G official site HiSilicon Kirin 970 official site

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