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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 vs HiSilicon Kirin 950

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


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

Performance (CPU)

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

Graphics (GPU)

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


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


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


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


GPU Adreno 530 Mali-T860 MP4

Gaming Performance

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

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Phones with HiSilicon Kirin 950