Snapdragon 710 Vs 730

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Vs 730 Specifications Comparison

Are you wondering how the Snapdragon 710 Vs 730 differs from each other? This article is all about the difference between the two new SOCs from the mobile market leader Qualcomm.

To bridge the gap between the Snapdragon 600 series and 800 series processors, Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 700 series. This series processor will be more powerful and power efficient than the 600 series but a bit lesser than 800 series processor.

The 700 series processor is aimed to target the mid-range devices. The first two processors that will be launched are the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 730. So in this post, we are going to compare the specifications of 710 Vs 730.

Snapdragon 710 Vs 730

The Snapdragon 710 is just a rebranded version of the Snapdragon 670. So we can say that there is no such thing as Snapdragon 670 as of now. The Snapdragon 710 is expected to bring a significant level of performance increment.

Snapdragon 710 will be built using the Samsung designed 10 nm Low Power Early (LPE) node. This SoC will support 2 x 2 MU-MIMO dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. Breaking down the cores, the Snapdragon 710 consists of 2 big cores and 6 little cores to have a right blend of performance and power consumption. The 2 Kryo 3xx cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and 6 x Kryo 3xx cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. The Snapdragon 710 will be coupled with Adreno 615 GPU that can be clocked as high as 750 MHz.

On the other hand, the Snapdragon 730 will be built using Samsung’s 8 nm LPP. Samsung had already told last year that its 8 nm LPP was ready for production. The 8 nm LPP uses 10% less power than the 10 nm LPP. Moreover, the former one has 10% less surface area. Connectivity features are the same on both Snapdragon 710 and SD 730, but the later one will feature Bluetooth 5.1 instead of Bluetooth 5.0.

But the main difference between the two SoC lies in the CPU configuration. The Snapdragon 730 has 2 x kryo 4xx cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and 6 x kryo 4xx cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Both SoC will share the same GPU Adreno 615.

Moving ahead, the Snapdragon 710 will support 60+ fps UI for QHD displays and will also be HDR10 compliant. It has a Spectra of 250 ISP to support up to 32 MP camera with three concurrent sensors. This SoC will work with UFS 2.1, eMMC storage types and USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 ports. There won’t be any NPU unit so all the machine learning tasks will be performed by the GPU and Hexagon digital processor Vector eXtensions (HVX).

The Snapdragon 730 has the same support for displays like SD 710. The Snapdragon 730 feature spectra 350 which supports up to 32 MP camera with three concurrent sensors along with FS2 sensor support. Both SD 730 and SD 710  have the same video encoding support and storage type supports. But they do differ in the AI features. The Snapdragon 730 has a dedicated  NPU to handle machine learning tasks.

Here is a quick comparison chart: Snapdragon 710 Vs 730

Snapdragon 710 Vs SD 730

FeaturesSnapdragon 710Snapdragon 730
Process10 nm process10 nm
WiFiIntegrated 2 x 2 (MIMO) dual-band WiFi

802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

2.4 GHz, 5 GHz – Dual-Band Support

Peak speed: 867 Mbps

Channel Utilization: 20/40/80/160 MHz

MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (Dual-stream)

Peak QAM: 256 QAM

Wi-Fi Features: MU-MIMO, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS),

LTE & Wi-Fi antenna sharing, Integrated baseband

802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac Wave 2,

802.11a/b/g, & 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz

MIMO Configuration: 2×2 (2-stream)

2.4 GHz, 5 GHz – Dual-Band Support

Peak QAM: 256 QAM

Wi-Fi Features: Dual-band simultaneous (DBS)

BluetoothBluetooth 5.0

2 Gbps (Theoretical Peak)

 Bluetooth 5.0
CPU2 Kryo 3xx cores at 2.2 GHz + 6 x Kryo 3xx cores at 1.7 GHz

Qualcomm® Kryo 360 CPU, Octa-core CPU

64-bit CPU Architecture

2 x kryo 360 cores at 2.2 GHz + 6 x kryo 4xx cores at 1.8 GHz.
GPUQualcomm® Adreno 616 GPU Adreno 616 at up to 750 MHz
Memory2 x 16 1866 MHz LPDDR4x2 x 16 1866 MHz LPDDR4x
Display3360×1440 10-bit  + 4k @ 60 FPS 10-bit DP

Quad HD+, HDR10+

Up to 3360×1440 pixels

Quad HD+, and HDR10

CameraSpectra 250, up to 32 MP, 3x concurrent sensors

Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 16 MP

Single-Camera –  MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP

Single-Camera – MFNR: Up to 48 MP

Single-Camera – Up to 192 MP

Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ 250 image signal processor, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP), 14-bit

Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 16 MP

Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP

Single Camera, MFNR: Up to 48 MP

Single Camera: Up to 192 MP

Camera Features: Zero Shutter Lag, Hybrid Autofocus, Ultra HD 4K video capture at 30fps, High-quality video capture with Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering, Accelerated Electronic Image Stabilization

Video4K60 HEVC, 4K30 10-bit H.265 (HEVC)/H.264/VP8/VP9

1080o @ 120 FPS

Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture

Up to 10-bits per color video capture

 4K60 HEVC, 4K30 10-bit H.264/VP8, H.265 (HEVC)/H.264/VP8/VP9

1080o @ 120 FPS

Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture

Up to 10-bits per color video capture

StorageUFS 2.1, SD 3.0, eMMC 5.1UFS 2.1, SD 3.0, eMMC
PeripheralsUSB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C  and USB 2.0USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C  and USB 2.0
Machine Learning GPU/HVX

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno 616 GPU

AIE DSP: Qualcomm® Hexagon 685 Vector Processor

 NPU 120 + GPU/HVX

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 616 GPU

AIE DSP: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 Vector Processor

LTELTE Category 15 (downlink)

LTE Category 13 (uplink)

3×20 MHz carrier aggregation

Up to 4×4 MIMO on two carriers

LTE Peak Download Speed: 800 Mbps

LTE Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Up to 256-QAM

LTE Category 15 (downlink)

LTE Category 13 (uplink)

3×20 MHz carrier aggregation

Up to 4×4 MIMO on two carriers

LTE Peak Download Speed: 800 Mbps

LTE Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Up to 256-QAM

GPS & Location ServicesGPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou, GalileoGPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou, Galileo

Both the chipsets are likely to be unveiled by the end of this year. We are not likely to see any smartphone powered by Snapdragon 710 and 730 SoC by the end of this year. It is rumored that Xiaomi is working on two handsets with the codename ‘Comet’ and ‘Sirius’ to feature Snapdragon 710. This time we might see a notched display on a Xiaomi device.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the mid-range version of the Xiaomi Mi 8. It features a 5.88 inches Super AMOLED display. The notch on top of the screen is relatively wide as compared to other phones to accommodate sensors, camera, and speaker. The phone looks beautiful and has a bar type design. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) and supports HDR10 display which is a technology to provide the 4K TV experience on your phone screen. It is among the first phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 710 processor with Adreno 616 GPU.

Mi 8 SE will come in two variants including 4/6 GB RAM with 64 GB internal. There is no card slot to expand the storage on the phone further. Also, there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack, but you will get a Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter. Mi 8 SE has Bluetooth 5.0 but no NFC which is kind of obsolete these days. It packs a dual 12 MP + 5 MP cameras on the rear panel and a 20 MP selfie centric camera on the front. It will be powered by a 3120 mAh battery with fast charging support.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specifications
Display5.88 inches Super AMOLED
1080 x 2244 pixels resolution
423 PPI density
18.7:9 aspect ratio
81.3% screen to body ratio
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUAdreno 616
RAM 4/6 GB
Storage64 GB, no card slot
Rear CameraDual: 12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4µm) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm, no AF, depth sensor)
Dual pixel PDAF, gyro-EIS
Front Camera20 MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm)
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
SensorsFingerprint, gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer
OthersBluetooth 5.0
Type-C charging port
no 3.5 mm headphone jack
HDR10 display
Weight164 grams
Battery 3120 mAh
Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)

Vivo Nex A

Vivo Nex A is a new concept phone that looks amazing and features a 6.59 inches full HD Super AMOLED display. Vivo Nex A has a screen to body ratio of 86%, but there is no notch to increase the screen ratio. Vivo has come up with a new design where the front camera pops out from the top whenever required and goes back after taking the photo. Due to this feature, there is more room for the screen on the top, and you get a large display in a relatively compact form factor.

It will on Android 8.1 (oreo) and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 processor. It will have 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There won’t be any card slot to expand the storage further. On the rear side, it has the dual rear configuration, 12 MP primary camera with 4-axis OIS and 5 MP depth-sensing camera. For selfies, there is an 8 MP pop-up camera that comes out from the top. Also, there is a fingerprint scanner on the rear side, Bluetooth 5.0 for faster data transfer with more coverage area and a 4000 mAh battery. Despite havings such a large display and battery, it weighs 199 grams which are fantastic.

Vivo Nex A Specifications
Display6.59  inches Super AMOLED
1080 x 2316 pixels resolution
388  PPI density
86.0% screen to body ratio
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 710
Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUAdreno 616
RAM6 GB
Storage128 GB, no card slot
Rear CameraDual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS)
+ 5 MP (f/2.4, no AF, depth sensor)
Front CameraPop-up 8 MP (f/2.0)
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo); Funtouch OS 4
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, fingerprint, compass,  gyro
OthersBluetooth 5.0
Weight199 grams
Battery4000 mAh
(Fast battery charging 22W)

Xiaomi Mi Max 3

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 is all set to be launched anytime soon. There are a lot of leaks and reports through which we have already got to know pretty much about the phone. It will have a giant 6.9 inches full HD  display with 18:9 aspect ratio. There will be no notch, and it will weigh around 220 grams. For such a big screen there will be a 5500 mAh battery.  It might have a Type-C port for fast charging and data transfer. There will be three variants of the phone, having 3 GB, 4 GB, 6 GB RAM coupled with 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB internal storage.

According to some reports, the 3GB and 4 GB model will be powered by Snapdragon 636 1.8 GHz processor, and Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor might power the top model.  As far as the camera is concerned, it will have a dual rear camera configuration with 12 MP + 5 MP cameras. But in the Pro variant, you might see a 20 MP + 8 MP dual rear camera and a 16 MP front-facing camera. As per the leaks, the design of the Mi Max 3 looks like Redmi Note 5 Pro. The rear camera setup is on the top left corner just like the iPhone and fingerprint scanner is mounted on the upper center of the phone.

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Specifications
Display6.9 inches full HD IPS LCD
18:9 aspect ratio
>80% screen to body ratio
CPUBase Models: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 1.8 GHz
Top Model: Snapdragon 710 2.2 GHz
GPUAdreno 509
Adreno 616
RAM3/4/6 GB
Storage32/64/128 GB
Rear CameraDual: 12 MP + 5 MP
6 GB RAM Model- Dual: 20 MP +  MP
Front Camera5 MP / 16 MP
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
SensorsFingerprint, gyro, proximity, compass, accelerometer
OthersBluetooth 5.0
Type-C charging port
Weight>220 grams
Battery5500 mAh

Nokia Phoenix

Nokia is reportedly working on a smartphone named ‘Phoenix.’ It will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 and expected to be launched at the end of 2018. This smartphone will bring the flagship capabilities to the mid-end devices. This smartphone is more likely to have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The camera might have the Carl Zeiss lens.

Google Pixel 3 (Mid-Range)

Google is reportedly working on a mid-range Pixel that will come by the end of this year or maybe in January next year. A Snapdragon 710 processor will also power it. It will run on Android 9 (P). As of now, we know only that much, but we will update you once something comes up.

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