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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 vs HiSilicon Kirin 960

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


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

Performance (CPU)

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

Graphics (GPU)

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


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


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


Neural Processor (NPU) Hexagon 682 N/A
Storage UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1,UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 X 1080
Max Camera Resolution 32 2x 16 MP
Video Record 4K @ 30FPS 4K@30FPS
Video Playback 4K @ 60FPS 4K@30FPS
Video Codec Support H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio Codec Support Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


GPU Adreno 540 Mali-G71 MP8

Gaming Performance

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

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Phones with HiSilicon Kirin 960