Huawei Kirin 810 vs Snapdragon 730: quick comparison

The budget segment has been growing with competition for a long time now, which each manufacturer offering something or the other that sets it apart from the herd. Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 730 SoC to up its ante in the budget segment. And now, Huawei is here with the Kirin 810. So, how do the chipsets compare against one another? Let’s find out as we do a quick comparison of Kirin 810 v Snapdragon 730 SoC.

Also read: Huawei Kirin 810 SoC with Mali-G52 GPU announced

Huawei Kirin 810 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730: quick comparison

  Huawei Kirin 810 Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Architecture 7nm 8nm
CPU 2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.27GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.88GHz 8x Qualcomm Kryo 470 @ 2.2GHz
GPU Mali-G52 MP6 Qualcomm Adreno 618
NPU HUAWEI Da Vinci Architecture N/A
Smartphones TBD Galaxy A80, Redmi K20

Huawei Kirin 810 vs Snapdragon 730: Which one is better?

As you can see, the Kirin 810 SoC is based on the newer 7nm architecture, which is actually a first for this price segment. The CPU on the Kirin 810 also operates at slightly higher clock speed. That said, the Snapdragon 730 has a higher cluster for high-speed cores. Which means that while the Snapdragon 730G will be slightly faster overall than the Kirin 810, the Kirin 810 will definitely be more power efficient. What’s more, is that the Kirin 810 also comes with a dedicated NPU based on HUAWEI Da Vinci Architecture. This promises better performance after prolonged use, and the company claims that it should offer better camera performance than the Snapdragon 730 as well.

Also read: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730, and Snapdragon 730G launched

Huawei Kirin 810 vs Snapdragon 730: Availability

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 has been around for a couple of months, and we are already seeing OEMs opt the new SoC. Devices such as the Samsung Galaxy A80, the Redmi K20, and the Realme X, all make use of the Snapdragon 730. More devices are also expected to follow suit. As for the Kirin 810, the upcoming Nova 5 and the Honor 9X are touted to pack in the 7nm SoC. As of now, there is no word as to when these devices will be made available. As always, stay tuned to Mr. Phone to get notified of all the updates in the smartphone world.

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