Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700 series of application processors for mobile phones bridge the gap between the mid-600-tier and the high-end 800-tier chipsets. The Snapdragon 710 was the first mobile platform belonging to the new series and it indeed ushered in unprecedented performance advantages for mid-range phones. (हिंदी में पढ़े)
The octa-core chip uses the same Kryo 360 cores as in Snapdragon 845 and is manufactured on a 10nm process. It also benefits from the DynamIQ architecture and a system cache (that was added in the Snapdragon 845 for the first time).
Interestingly, the chipset has gained even more traction after it has aged. That’s because manufacturers can now source it at a much cheaper price and use the 700-series branding for rather affordable phones.
What’s special about Snapdragon 710 mobile platform?
The Octa-core chipset uses the same cores as in Snapdragon 845. But the configuration is 2+6 instead of 4+4. It is also formed on the same 10nm fabrication process as Snapdragon 845.
- There are 2 Cortex-A75 based performance Kryo 360 cores and 6 power Kryo 350 cores (Cortex-A55 based).
- This is the first mid-range chip with Series 600 GPU (Adreno 616)
- The Snapdragon 710 brings in a major improvement in gaming and power efficiency. In other words, battery consumption will be significantly lesser with intensive tasks like gaming.
- It will also pass on up to 25 percent performance gain over Snapdragon 660 that it succeeds.
- The chipset supports 4K HDR playback, and up to 800Mbps download speeds
- It has the same X20 LTE Modem as Snapdragon 845.
Best phones with Snapdragon 710 Processor
1. Moto Razr 2020
The Moto Razr 2020 is the most expensive Snapdragon 710 phone around, and that’s primarily because of its flexible or foldable OLED display. This reincarnation of the legendary Moto Razr of yore has a unique hinge and somehow seems to avoid the crease that blemishes other foldable phones.
However, the specifications backing this deluxe design are rather underwhelming. The phone gets a 2500mAh battery to power two screens, runs Android 9, and features a fingerprint sensor on the bottom chin.
2. Realme X
Realme X with a pop-up front camera is driven by Snapdragon 710 SoC and other game-centric features like cooling gel-tech and an elaborate gaming mode. This is the brand’s first fullscreen display phone and comes in attractive and distinct color options.
The rear camera setup is equipped with 48 MP + 5 MP Duo. The Realme X (review) ships with 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage, which is further expandable via microSD card. Realme X runs on a 3,765mAh battery that supports 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging.
3. Oppo Reno
Oppo Reno standard edition is engined by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. It ships with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone draws from a 3765mAh battery and enjoys support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging. The internals include a heat-conducting gel and a graphite sheet to effectively dissipate heat.
It has a 2340 × 1080 Full HD+ display with a 19:5:9 aspect ratio. Oppo swaps an in-display fingerprint scanner instead of the capacitive option. Its 16MP front camera is housed within a side-lifting module. The rear camera comprises of a 48MP rear camera coupled with a 5MP secondary camera.
4. Lenovo K10 Note
Lenovo K10 Note (review) is a rather compact and light smartphone that features a 6.39-inch HDR 10 compliant IPS LCD with a water-drop notch, triple rear cameras, and a 4050mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
The K10 Note was first introduced in China as Lenovo Z6 Lite and is among the new crop of Snapdragon 710 phones. In India, the K10 Note sells in two configurations – 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 8GB RAM with 128GB storage
5. Realme 3 Pro
More recently launched Redmi 3 Pro (review) is also driven by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset which aims to challenge Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro (review) in the budget segment. Realme claims that thanks to Andreno 616 GPU it can offer better gaming performance than its competitors.
As for the cameras, it features a 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear camera setup with f/1.7 aperture and a 25-megapixel selfie camera. Realme has also managed to pack a 4045mAh battery with the ultra-fast VOOC 3.0 charging.
6. OPPO K3
The Oppo K3 is almost similar to the Realme X in terms of hardware and software. The base variant offers 6GB RAM and 64GB storage for the same price as the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage option for Realme X. Also, the 48MP snapper has been replaced by a 16MP shooter.
In India, this Snapdragon 710 powered smartphone retails exclusively on Amazon. Key highlights include full-view AMOLED display, pop-up camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, and VOOC fast charging.
7. Xiaomi Mi CC9
In India, Xiaomi trolled Realme for the use of year-old-chipset Snapdragon 710, but the company went ahead and employed the same chip in Mi CC9 that was introduced in China.
The lower variant of Mi CC9, dubbed as Mi CC9e, is powered by Snapdragon 665 and retails in India as the Mi A3. The Mi CC9 comes with a 6.39-inch screen, 48MP primary rear camera, 32MP selfie camera, and a 4030mAh battery.
8. Nokia 8.1
HMD Global’s Nokia 8.1 is also powered by Snapdragon 710 SoC. With the arrival of Nokia 8.1 HMD Global hopes to further strengthens its grip in the mid-range segment.
Talking about the phone, it flaunts a 6.18-inch full-HD+ display with an 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 86.5 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a 2.5D curved glass. It comes with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.
9. OPPO R17 Pro
OPPO R17 Pro is a Snapdragon 710 phone that lodges a triple rear camera setup, hinting towards the recent future of rear camera arrangement.
The handset has a ‘waterdrop’ notch display, dual batteries that give an effective capacity of 3,700mAh battery, Super VOOC charging support, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
10. Vivo Nex A
Vivo’s awesome concept phone, Apex, is now accessible to masses in two variants – Nex S and Nex A. The Nex A is a Snapdragon 710 powered variant that comes with a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen and retractable selfie camera.
The Vivo Nex A flaunts a screen-to-body ratio greater than 91.24-percent but, unlike the Nex S, is missing the under-display fingerprint sensor.
Also Read: Best Snapdragon 636 Phones You Can Buy
Bonus: Snapdragon 712 Phones
Phones with Snapdragon 712, a chipset that is one generation ahead of Snapdragon 710, are available in the same budget. There isn’t a wide performance gap between the two chips and you may very well consider Snapdragon 712 phones in the same league.
10 Best Snapdragon 710 Phones To Buy In 2020
These are some of the best Snapdragon 710 phones that we know of. By now we have had ample experience with the chipset, and we can confidently say that this is a good chip for people interested in high-end games like PUBG and Fortnite, who are restricted by a sub 20K budget.
Though the Snapdragon 710 is still quite popular, Qualcomm has also introduced its successor, the Snapdragon 712, that has slightly higher clocked GPU and CPU cores and Snapdragon 730, that’s available in phones that cost more than 20K. We will update the article with new Snapdragon 710 phones as they show up.
Best Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Phone list in 2020
|Moto Razer||Rs. 1,40,000*||80/100|
|Realme X||Rs. 16,999||86/100|
|Oppo Reno||Rs. 32,999||83/100|
|Realme 3 Pro||Rs. 12,999||85/100|
|Oppo K3||Rs. 16,999||85/100|
|Xiaomi Mi CC9||Rs. 17,000*||80/100|
|Lenovo K10 Note||Rs. 15,000*||80/100|
|Nokia 8.1||Rs. 19,390||78/100|
|Oppo R17 Pro||Rs. 29,990||73/100|
|Vivo Nex A||Rs. 20,999*||73/100|