Ever since Qualcomm introduced Cortex-A76 based custom cores in its mid-tier Snapdragon 675, we were expecting a solid upgrade to the more premium 700-series. That’s because the new Kyro 460 cores, the Snapdragon 675 was almost at par with the higher tier Snapdragon 710. The recently launched Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G once again restores the natural order and relevance of Qualcomm’s nomenclature.

So, which one is better? How much more powerful is Snapdragon 730 as compared to Snapdragon 730 or Snapdragon 710? To answer all such questions, let’s stack these popular Snapdragon 700-series chipsets against each other.

Snapdragon 730G vs Snapdragon 730 vs Snapdragon 710: Specs comparison

Mobile platform Snapdragon 730G Snapdragon 730 Snapdragon 710
Core configuration 2.2 GHz Kryo 470 (Cortex- A76 based) x 2

1.8GHz Kryo 470 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6

2.2 GHz Kryo 470 (Cortex- A76 based) x 2

1.8GHz Kryo 470 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6

2.2 GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex- A75 based) x 2

1.7GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6

Process 8nm LPP 8nm LPP 10nm LPP
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618 Adreno 616
Display support (on device) Quad HD+, HDR10, 3360×1440 FHD+ (18:9), 2520×1080 Quad HD+, HDR10, 3360×1440
Memory support 2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

Up to 1866 MHz, 8 GB RAM

1MB system cache

2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

Up to 1866 MHz, 8 GB RAM

1MB system cache

2x 16-bit LPDDR4X

14.9GB/s

Up to 1866 MHz, 8 GB RAM

Modem Snapdragon X15 LTE Download speed: Up to 800Mbps

Upload: Up to 150Mbps

Snapdragon X15 LTE Download speed: Up to 800Mbps

Upload: Up to 150Mbps

Snapdragon X15 LTE Download speed: Up to 800Mbps

Upload: Up to 150Mbps

Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 Ready, Bluetooth 5.0

Dual SIM Dual VoLTE

Wi-Fi 6 Ready, Bluetooth 5.0

Dual SIM Dual VoLTE

Bluetooth 5.0

Dual SIM Dual VoLTE

DSP Hexagon 688 Hexagon 688 Hexagon 685
ISP/Camera Spectra 350 ISP

22MP dual with  MFNR, ZSL

Single camera: 36MP with MFNF, ZSL,30fps

Single camera: 48MP with MFNR

Single camera: 192MP

Spectra 350 ISP

22MP dual with  MFNR, ZSL

Single camera: 36MP with MFNF, ZSL,30fps

Single camera: 48MP with MFNR

Single camera: 192MP

Spectra 250 ISP

16MP dual with  MFNR, ZSL

Single camera: 25MP with MFNF, ZSL,30fps

Single camera: 48MP with MFNR

Single camera: 192MP

Encode/Decode 2160p30, 1080p120

H.264 & H.265

10-bit Display pipeline for HDR Capture

2160p30, 1080p120

H.264 & H.265

10-bit Display pipeline for HDR Capture

2160p30, 1080p120

H.264 & H.265

10-bit Display pipeline for HDR Capture

Quick Charge QuickCharge 4+ QuickCharge 4+ QuickCharge 4+

Also Read: Best Snapdragon 710 Phones You Can Buy

Snapdragon 730G VS Snapdragon 730

Before we proceed into elaborating how much of an improvement Snapdragon 730 and 730G are over last generation Snapdragon 710, let’s elaborate how the Snapdragon 730G is different from Snapdragon 730.

As you can notice almost all the specs are similar on the two variants, but the 730G integrates Qualcomm’s ‘Snapdragon Elite Gaming‘ that debuted with the high-end Snapdragon 855.

As Qualcomm defines it, “Snapdragon Elite Gaming is a jam-packed arsenal of hardware and software features, and optimizations focused on gaming. Devices with chipsets that have Snapdragon Elite Gaming support cinema-quality graphics, powerful audio, smooth play, and near-instant responses”

The suite includes features like Vulkan 1.1 Graphics driver for enhanced game graphics, True HDR display, Game Wireless Audio Qualcomm aptX Adaptive for immersive audio, game fast loader, Jank reducer, latency manager that auto adjust device setting to improve gaming experience, anti-cheat extensions to prohibit your hacker friends from taking unfair advantage, game console mode, and more.

So, basically, the Snapdragon 730G is much better optimized for gaming (If you haven’t already figured, G is for gaming).

But there are some other minor differences too. For instance, the Snapdragon 730G can support QHD+ display resolution (on device), but the Snapdragon 730 maxes at Full HD+. This shouldn’t make a world of difference as we don’t expect Snapdragon 730 or 730G phones to go beyond Full HD+ anyways.

How does Snapdragon 730G or Snapdragon 730 Compare with Snapdragon 710?

  • The Snapdragon 730 and 730G use Cortex A76 based Kryo 460 cores and are manufactured on Samsung’s latest 8nm process node. Compared to SD 710, this renders 35% leap in performance. The smaller process should also make them significantly more power efficient.
  • AnTuTu score of Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 730 published by benchmarking platform itself confirm these performance improvement stats.

Antutu Benchmark Scores of Mid-range Snapdragon Chipsets

Parameters/

Platforms

CPU GPU UX Memory Overall
SD730G 86915 66398 59023 10202 222538
SD730 82585 63878 55119 11531 213113
SD710 66584 47736 43952 9699 167971
SD675 81032 34578 45975 12817 174402
SD670 62865 42782 41886 11918 159451
SD665 57939 31798 29181 6174 125092
SD660 66695 30902 39367 7778 144742
  • Graphics performance from Adreno 618 GPU on Snapdragon 730G/ 730  will be 25 percent faster as compared to Adreno 616 on Snapdragon 710.
  • Spectra 350 ISP can now handle higher resolution dual and single cameras with Multi Frame Noise Reduction (MFNR) and Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL). Single camera resolution support without ZSL remain the same.
  • Additionally, Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 730 phones will support for HD Slo motions at 960fps and 4K HDR video portrait mode
  • Unlike Snapdragon 710, Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G are Wi-Fi 6 ready. Since we already have Wi-Fi 6 routers in the market, this could be beneficial.
  • The SD 730G and SD 730 also offer 2X faster AI processing.
  • Just as Snapdragon 855, the Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 730 can detect 2 Wake Words simultaneously.

Phones With Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 730

It will still take some time before Snapdragon 730G becomes more common, but we already have a phone that’s powered by Snapdragon 730G.

Samsung Galaxy A80 of the rotating slider camera fame is powered by this latest mid-range chip and is expected to reach India very soon.

Also Read: Snapdragon 675 vs Snapdragon 710

Snapdragon 730G VS Snapdragon 730 VS Snapdragon 730

As discussed, the Snapdragon 730 and Snapdragon 730G are a significant improvement over Snapdragon 710. Qualcomm has been actively improving its chipsets catering to the upper mid-range price segment, and with the 8nm process node now available on 700-series, the mid-range experience will be significantly better.

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