Two of the shiniest new silicone on the smartphone segment happen to have the same number sequence. We speak about the Snapdragon 710 and the Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipsets. Both are fairly new and both cater to mid-range grade of phones. So, it’s natural to wonder how they stack up against each other. We are about to find out just that as Huawei’s first ever device with the Kirin 710 -the Nova 3i has been put through its paces on popular benchmarking platform, Geekbench.
Although we do can guess beforehand that the Snapdragon 710 will edge out the Kirin 710 due to it being a better 10nm chipset while the Kirin 710 is a 12nm system-on-chip. Delving more deeply, the Kirin 710 has an octa-core formation from which four are Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 710 chip has 2 Kryo 360 Gold cores clocked at 2.2GHz and six Kryo 360 silver cores clocked at 1.7GHz.
For this particular test, the Nova 3i was pitted against the Mi 8 SE and results weren’t very surprising. The Mi 8 SE managed to outpace the Nova 3i on both single-core and multi-core tests. Particularly, the SD 710 looks better in single core tests while the advantage is cut in mutli core. However, if you compare the Kirin 710 to its own older generation, the Kirin 659, you see the big change. In this case, the Kirin 659 chip – holder is the P20 Lite that lagged behind all competitors and ended at the surface of the chart.