Qualcomm Snapdragon 730/G vs Snapdragon 845: Mid-Range Chipset vs Last Gen Flagship Chipset

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Welcome to chipset battle of Snapdragon 730 vs Snapdragon 845. In this post, we will find out which one is better.

Qualcomm recently announced three new mid-range chipset dubbed Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G. The Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G is ideal in terms of specifications only advantage being 730G is well optimized for gaming.

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The performance of mid-range chipset is getting improved as the company started using the same architecture (two cores) as the flagship processor. Keeping that aside, let’s find out how latest mid-range chipset Snapdragon 730 performs to the last generation flagship chipset Snapdragon 845.

Snapdragon 730 vs Snapdragon 845: Specifications

SoC Snapdragon 730Snapdragon 845
Manufacturing Process 8nm 10nm
CPUKryo 470
2 x A76 Cores @2.2GHz
6 x A55 Cores @1.8GHz
Kryo 385
2 x A75 Cores @2.8GHz
4 x A55 Cores @1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 618 Adreno 630
DSPHexagon 688Hexagon 685
CameraSpectra 350
36MP single / 22MP dual
Up to 192MP without ZSL & MNFR
Spctra 280
16MP Single/ 16MP Dual/
Up to 192MP without ZSL & MNFR
VideoUp to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
Up to 1080p video capture @120 FPS
Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 60FPS
Up to 720p video capture @480 FPS
Memory1866MHz
LPDDR4X
1866MHz
LPDDR4x, Dual-Channel
ModemSnapdragon X15 LTE
DL = 800Mbps
UL = 150Mbps
Snapdragon X20 LTE
DL = 1.2Gbps
UL = 150Mbps
Encode/
Decode
H.264 & H.265
10-bit HDR pipelines
H.265 (HEVC), Support for HDR10, HLG, and H.265 (HEVC) video captures

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, Thanks to its upgraded DSP.

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

Snapdragon 845 Pros and Cons

Snapdragon 845 is a flagship processor which was launched last year. The chipset is made on the 10nm process and delivers decent performance. It has better Modem, Powerful CPU, GPU that delivers great performance on any smartphone.

  • Powerful GPU
  • Powerful CPU
  • Decent Modem, High Downloading Speed
  • Slow-Mo support up to 480fps @720p
  • Decent AI Performance

Antutu Benchmark:

  • Snapdragon 730: 206660 (Samsung Galaxy A80)
  • Snapdragon 845: 294008 (OnePlus 6T)

Geekbench Benchmark:

  • Snapdragon 730: 2461 – 6758 (Samsung Galaxy A80)
  • Snapdragon 845: 2423 – 9024 (OnePlus 6T)

Summary:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730/G is very powerful chipset and comes quite close to the Snapdragon 845 in some aspects. However, Snapdragon 845 is a flagship chipset and the performance is far better than SD730. The geekbench and Antutu result shows the big gap in both SoC performance. Interestingly, Snapdragon 730 gets higher score in Geekbench Single-Core but the difference is huge in multi-core score.

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