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Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 730

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (with Adreno 540 graphics) and Snapdragon 730 (Adreno 618). 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 835
  • Supports 114% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~42%)
  • Performs 45% better in floating-point computations
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2450 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 11%) AnTuTu 8 score – 275K vs 248K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • Announced 2-years and 5-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 10 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
275947
CPU 81260 94487
GPU 109179 64985
Memory 49789 49437
UX 38165 40297
Total score 275947 248409

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 95.3 Mpixels/s 93.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.3 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 31.5 words/s 27 words/s
Machine learning 24.1 images/s 24.7 images/s
Camera shooting 14.5 images/s 14 images/s
HTML 5 1.99 Mnodes/s 1.17 Mnodes/s
SQLite 534.8 Krows/s 478.1 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 59 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 36 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 27 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 35 FPS
[Medium]
World of Tanks Blitz - 59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 30 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Mi9T
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 730

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.45 GHz – Kryo 280 (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 280 (Cortex-A53)
2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2450 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 10 nanometers 8 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion -
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 540 Adreno 618
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 710 MHz 500 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 256 128
FLOPS 558 Gigaflops 386 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 682 Qualcomm Hexagon 688 DSP
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X16 LTE X15
4G support LTE Cat. 16 LTE Cat. 15
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1000 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced November 2016 April 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number MSM8998 SM7150-AA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
289 (67.5%)
139 (32.5%)
Total votes: 428

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 835, or ask any questions
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Rick 03 November 2020 08:29
Snapdragon 730 is faster and stronger
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morty 18 March 2021 03:52
Gee rick, literally nothing on the page comparison agrees with you. Sheesh, I mean it really doesn't seem like thats true. I mean gosh rick, i've got a pixel 4a in one hand, and a galaxy s8 active in the other and the s8 just seems, i don't know rick, faster.
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Rooted 18 March 2021 15:44
morty, Correct, the only real benefit to the 730 is WiFi 6 and better battery life. Honestly the better battery life is to be expected since it's a less powerful SoC. That said how do you like the 4a? I'm currently using a 2 XL and need to upgrade as there is something wrong with my microphone, I have to talk on speaker or through bluetooth for the other person to hear me.
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