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Snapdragon 845 vs Kirin 710

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (with Adreno 630 graphics) and HiSilicon Kirin 710 (Mali-G51). 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 845
  • Performs 3.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.2x) AnTuTu 8 score – 362K vs 168K
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • 27% higher CPU clock speed (2800 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (10 versus 12 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 710
  • Higher GPU frequency (~41%)
  • Announced 8-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
362262
168405
CPU 101932 62607
GPU 144105 22111
Memory 56515 36623
UX 57020 31490
Total score 362262 168405

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
513
329
Multi-Core Score
2195
1211
Image compression 128.5 Mpixels/s 83.95 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.4 images/s 11.7 images/s
Speech recognition 37.8 words/s 24 words/s
Machine learning 35.8 images/s 17.1 images/s
Camera shooting 19.4 images/s 9.81 images/s
HTML 5 2.62 Mnodes/s 1.74 Mnodes/s
SQLite 686.3 Krows/s 454.55 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 53 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Medium]
Call of Duty: Mobile 55 FPS
[High]
29 FPS
[Low]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Ultra]
25 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 48 FPS
[High]
56 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
52 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Pocophone F1
1080 x 2246
Huawei Honor 10 Lite
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 845 and Kirin 710

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A73
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2800 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 256 KB 256 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 512 KB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 10 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 3 billion 5.5 billion
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 630 Mali-G51
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 710 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 256 64
FLOPS 727 Gigaflops 225 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 685 No
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2340 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP 1x 40MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 120FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs DSD 32-бит/384 кГц AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X20 LTE -
4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2017 July 2018
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SDM845 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site HiSilicon Kirin 710 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
29 (78.4%)
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Total votes: 37

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