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HiSilicon Kirin 960 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

HiSilicon Kirin 960 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 - which chip or processor is better? should you buy mobile phones having HiSilicon Kirin 960 or should go for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835? Here you will find detailed information about technical specs and benchmarks tests for each chipset.


Brand HiSilicon Qualcomm
Platform Smartphones Smartphones
Release Date Oct 2016 Nov 2016

Performance (CPU)

Cores 8 8
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Frequency (Clock Speed) 2360 MHz 2450 MHz
Instruction Set ARMv8-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 Cache N/A 128 KB
L2 Cache N/A 2 MB

Graphics (GPU)

GPU Name Mali-G71 MP8 Adreno 540
Frequency (Clock Speed) 1037 MHz 710 MHz
Execution Units 8 2
Shading Units 128 256
Vulkan Version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL Version 1.2 2.0
DirectX Version 11.3 12


Frequency 1600 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x32 Bit 2x32 Bit
Max Memory Capacity 4 GB 8 GB


Modem N/A X16 LTE
5G Support No No
4G Support Yes Yes
Download Speed 600 Mbps 1 Gbps
Upload Speed 150 Mbps 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi Version 5 5
Bluetooth Version 4.2 5.0
GPS Yes Yes


Neural Processor (NPU) N/A Hexagon 682
Storage eMMC 5.1,UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 2520 X 1080 3840 x 2160
Max Camera Resolution 2x 16 MP 32
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, VP9
Audio Codec Support AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic


GPU Mali-G71 MP8 Adreno 540

Gaming Performance

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

Phones with HiSilicon Kirin 960

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835