In the world of smartphones, three main chipset manufacturers provide the processor necessary to all the devices we see out there in the market, named as Qualcomm, MediaTek and Hisilicon. Here we are going to see a comparison among three processors, one belonging each one of the above-mentioned manufacturers. These are Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, MediaTek Helio G90T and Hisilicon Kirin 810. All these are very powerful processors and fall just below the flagship tier. Let’s take an in-depth look and their differences.
Snapdragon 712 vs Helio G90T vs Kirin 810 Comparison
|Specs||Snapdragon 712||Helio G90T||Kirin 810|
|Model||SDM712||MTK G90T||Kirin 810|
|CPU||Octa-core: 2×2.3GHz Kryo 360 Gold (A75) + 6×1.7GHz Kryo 360 (A55) Silver||Octa-core: 2× 2.05GHz Cortex-A76 + 6× 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 2.0GHz)||Octa-core: 2×2.27GHz Cortex-A76 + 6×1.88GHz Cortex-A55|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4||Mali-G52 MP6|
|Max Memory Frequency||1866 MHz||2133 MHz||1866 MHz|
|Max Memory Size||8GB||10GB||8GB|
|Storage Type||UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1|
|Display||QHD+ (3360×1440 pixels); HDR10||Full HD+ (2520×1080 pixels)||QHD+ (3360×1440 pixels); HDR10|
|Camera (dual lens)||16MP+16MP @30fps||24MP+16MP @30fps||40MP+24MP|
|Camera (single lens)||32MP @30fps||64MP @22.5fps||48MP|
|Charging||Quick Charge 4+||Fast Charging||Super Charge|
The Snapdragon 712 is based on a two-level custom Kryo 360 built on ARM Cortex A75 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz. Then we have the Kirin 810 with two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.27 GHz and six Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.8Ghz. Finally, for the Helio G90T, we see two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.05 GHz and six other Cortex A55 cores clocked at 2.00 GHz.
In terms of built, the Snapdragon is processed on 10nm, the Mediatek is processed on 12nm and the Kirin, best among the bunch in this category, is processed on 7nm. This means that the Kirin is the most power-efficient among the bunch, followed by the Snapdragon at second and MediaTek at last.
In terms of support, all three of them support UFS 3.1 storage along with support for LPDDR4X RAM.
With the popularity of mobile gaming on top at the moment, the manufacturers needed to ensure a smooth graphics performance and they did so with each of them.
The Helio G90T comes with Mali G76 3EEMC4 GPU, which is considered one of the best ones for those top tier games. It is built on the 10nm process, and power-efficient in compared to the other two in this comparison.
The Kirin 810 has the Mali G52 MP6 GPU onboard, which clocks at 850 Mhz at max. But Kirin’s additional features to enhance the graphics performance more than makes up for the lower clock rate.
Lastly, on the Snapdragon 712, we see the Adreno 616, which is built on a 14nm making it less power efficient and in real usage is also a lot less capable as compared to the other two mentioned above.
So in terms of gaming, the Helio G90T and the Kirin 810 go hand in hand. However, the one standing, at last, is the Snapdragon 712 here.
In this department, the best among the bunch is the Helio G90T, which supports a single 64MP camera at 22.5fps, 48MP camera at 30fps and even dual 24MP + 16MP camera at 30fps. It does so by using a triple ISP.
The Snapdragon 712 can support a single 48MP camera at 30fps, which can be boosted up to 192MP by making a few adjustments in the software side of the processor. There are a few downsides to this though.
Now lastly, we have the Kirin 810, which supports up to a single 48MP camera and dual 40MP + 16MP camera. In terms of video, all of these can shoot up to 4K, but the Helio G90T has the extra advantage of recording 720p slo-mo videos at 120 fps.
It is hard to pick a winner here as each processor does an equally fine job.
In terms of the display though, we have the Snapdragon 712 and Kirin 810, providing support up to QHD+ resolution at 3360 x 1440 pixels along with support for HDR10. But the G90T is limited to an FHD+ resolution at 2520 x 1080 pixels with no support for HDR10.
On Geekbench benchmark, the Kirin 810 SoC scores 2746 points in terms of single-core processing and 7700 points in terms of multi-core processing. Whereas the Snapdragon 712 SoC scores 1904 points for single-core processing and 6026 for multi-core processing. Finally, the Helio G90T SoC scores 2410 points in terms of single-core processing and 7193 points in terms of multi-core processing. Kirin 810 is the clear winner here.
Moving on to Antutu benchmark, the Kirin 810 SoC scores 2,19,504 points, just a little below Helio G90T SoC at 2,22,282 points. The Snapdragon 712 SoC scores the lowest of the bunch with 1,79,904 points.
Which one is the Best Processor?
All three are capable processor but in testing, we have found that the Helio G90T and kirin 810 has a slight edge over the Snapdragon 712. However, the optimizations on the 712 make it more stable than the other two, which makes the main difference in real-life usage on a phone. On paper, though Kirin 810 seems like the best, followed closely by the G90T at second and Snapdragon 712 at third.
Phones Powered by Snapdragon 712, Helio G90T & Kirin 810
|Snapdragon 712||Realme 5 Pro, Vivo Z5, Vivo Z1 Pro|
|Helio G90T||Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|Kirin 810||Honor 9X, Honor 9X Pro, Huawei Nova 5|