Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs HiSilicon Kirin 810: Battle of Best Budget Chipset

Welcome to chipset battle of Snapdragon 730 vs Kirin 810. In this post, we will find out which one is better.

Huawei announced new processor to its mid-range lineup and the successor of Kirin 710. The new Kirin 810 chipset will power the upper mid-range smartphone from Huawei and Honor. While Qualcomm also introduced Snapdragon 730 SoC a few months back and the question arises that which one is more powerful. Well, Here is the detailed comparison which also includes various benchmark score so you can get a better idea.

Snapdragon 730 vs Kirin 810: Specifications that Matters

ProcessorKirin 810Snapdragon 730
Manufacturing Process7nm8nm
CPU2 x A76 Cores @2.27Ghz
6 x A55 Cores @1.88GHz
Kryo 470
2 x A76 Cores @2.2GHz
6 x A55 Cores @1.8GHz
GPUARM Mali-G52 MP6Adreno 618
CameraIVP + ISPSpectra 350
36MP single / 22MP dual
Up to 192MP without ZSL & MNFR
NPU/ DSPHUAWEI Da Vinci Architecture based on Rubik’s Cube Quantitative Stereo Arithmetic UnitHexagon 688

Snapdragon 730 Pros and Cons:

Snapdragon 730 brings performance and power saving features to the 8nm small chipset. The newly launched chipset also supports 2 times better AI processing compared to it’s predecessor, Thanks to its upgraded DSP.

  • Less Power Consumption
  • Powerful CPU
  • Decent GPU
  • Good Downloading/ Uploading Speed
  • AI Processing

Kirin 810 Pros and Cons:

Kirin 810 brings better performance and also consumes less power as it’s built on the 7nm process. The new Kirin 810 delivers better CPU and GPU performance compared to the competition. It also has a dedicated NPU that should help improve gaming performance and learn your preference over time.

  • Less Power Consumption
  • Powerful CPU
  • Powerful GPU
  • Dedicated NPU

Antutu Benchmark:

  • Snapdragon 730: 206660 (Samsung Galaxy A80)
  • Kirin 810: 237337 (Huawei Nova 5 Pro) 

Geekbench Benchmark:

  • Snapdragon 730: 2461 – 6758 (Samsung Galaxy A80)
  • Kirin 810: 2832 – 7859 (Huawei Nova 5 Pro) 


  • Snapdragon 730: 55 – 89 (1080p Mahattan – 1080p T-Rex)
  • Kirin 810: 38 – 77 (1080p Mahattan – 1080p T-Rex)


HiSilicon Kirin 810 is a really powerful mid-range chipset which isn’t that far from flagship chipsets. It even crushes Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 with a big margin because of the powerful GPU and dedicated NPU unit. The Geekbench and Antutu score confirm it further. That doesn’t mean Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 is a weak chipset, It just falls behind Kirin 810.

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