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HiSilicon Kirin 950 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

HiSilicon Kirin 950 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - which chip or processor is better? should you buy mobile phones having HiSilicon Kirin 950 or should go for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820? Here you will find detailed information about technical specs and benchmarks tests for each chipset.


Brand HiSilicon Qualcomm
Platform Smartphones Smartphones
Release Date Nov 2015 Nov 2015

Performance (CPU)

Cores 8 4
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Frequency (Clock Speed) 2300 MHz 2150 MHz
Instruction Set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A

Graphics (GPU)

GPU Name Mali-T860 MP4 Adreno 530
Frequency (Clock Speed) 900 MHz 1866 MHz
Execution Units 4 2
Shading Units 64 256
Vulkan Version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL Version 1.2 2.0
DirectX Version 11.2 12


Frequency N/A 624 MHz
Bus 2x32 Bit 4x16 Bit
Max Memory Capacity 4 GB 8 GB


Modem N/A Snapdragon X12 LTE
5G Support No No
4G Support Yes Yes
Download Speed 300 Mbps 600 Mbps
Upload Speed 50 Mbps 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi Version 5 5
Bluetooth Version 4.2 4.1
GPS Yes Yes


Neural Processor (NPU) N/A Hexagon 680
Storage eMMC 5.1,UFS 2.0 eMMC 5.1,UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 2560 X 1600 3840 x 2160
Max Camera Resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 16MP 28
Video Record 4K@30FPS 4K @ 30FPS
Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS
Video Codec Support H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio Codec Support AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


GPU Mali-T860 MP4 Adreno 530

Gaming Performance

Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS

Phones with HiSilicon Kirin 950

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820