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Snapdragon 801 vs Kirin 930

We compared the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (Adreno 330) with the newer 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 930 (Mali-T628 MP4) SoC. 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
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Performs 92% better in floating-point computations
  • 25% higher CPU clock speed (2500 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Supports 16% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 12.8 GB/s)
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 930
  • Announced 1 year and 1 month later
  • Has 4 cores more

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 4 (Single-Core)
1026
692
Geekbench 4 (Multi-Core)
2699
2452
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
69742
58639

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 801 and Kirin 930

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.5 GHz – Krait 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.5 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 4 8
Frequency 2500 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 28 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 1 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 330 Mali-T628 MP4
Architecture Adreno 300 Midgard
GPU frequency 578 MHz 600 MHz
Cores - 4
Number of ALUs 128 -
FLOPS 148 Gigaflops 77 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 1.2
DirectX version 11 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 12.8 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.0 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0
Max display resolution 2560 x 2048 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 5 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 50 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced February 2014 April 2015
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number MSM8974AC -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 official site -

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