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HiSilicon Kirin 970 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

HiSilicon Kirin 970 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 - which chip or processor is better? should you buy mobile phones having HiSilicon Kirin 970 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 Sep 2017 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
L3 Cache 2 MB N/A

Graphics (GPU)

GPU Name Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 540
Frequency (Clock Speed) 850 MHz 710 MHz
Execution Units 12 2
Shading Units 192 256
Vulkan Version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL Version 2.0 2.0
DirectX Version 12 12


Frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x16 Bit 2x32 Bit
Max Memory Capacity 8 GB 8 GB


Modem N/A X16 LTE
5G Support No No
4G Support Yes Yes
Download Speed 1200 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 UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 3840 X 2160 3840 x 2160
Max Camera Resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP 32
Video Record 4K@30FPS 4K @ 30FPS
Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS
Video Codec Support H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, VC-1 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio Codec Support 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic


GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 540

Gaming Performance

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

Phones with HiSilicon Kirin 970

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835