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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970 - which chip or processor is better? should you buy mobile phones having Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or should go for the HiSilicon Kirin 970? 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 Sep 2017

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
L3 Cache N/A 2 MB

Graphics (GPU)

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


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


Modem X16 LTE N/A
5G Support No No
4G Support Yes Yes
Download Speed 1 Gbps 1200 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 UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 X 2160
Max Camera Resolution 32 1x 48MP, 2x 20MP
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, VC-1
Audio Codec Support Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic 32 bit@384 kHz, HD-audio


GPU Adreno 540 Mali-G72 MP12

Gaming Performance

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

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Phones with HiSilicon Kirin 970