Snapdragon 712 vs Helio G90T vs Kirin 810: What’s the Difference?
In the world of smartphones, three main chipset manufacturers provide the processors necessary to all the devices we see out there in the market: Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Hisilicon. Here, we are going to see a comparison among three processors, one belonging to each one of the manufacturers mentioned above. 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 at their differences.
Snapdragon 712 vs Helio G90T vs Kirin 810 Comparison
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 1.8 GHz. Finally, for the Helio G90T, two Cortex A76 cores clocked at 2.05 GHz, and six other Cortex A55 cores clocked at 2.00 GHz.
In terms of build, the Snapdragon is processed at 10nm, the Mediatek is processed at 12nm, and the Kirin, the best among the bunch in this category, is processed at 7nm. This means 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 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 is power-efficient 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 enhance the graphics performance more than compensate 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 than 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.
In this department, the best among the bunch is the Helio G90T, which supports a single 64MP camera at 22.5fps, a 48MP camera at 30fps, and even a 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.
Regarding 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 the Geekbench benchmark, the Kirin 810 SoC scores 2746 points in terms of single-core processing and 7700 points in terms of multi-core processing. 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 the Antutu benchmark, the Kirin 810 SoC scores 2,19,504 points, slightly below the 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 the phone. On paper, though, the Kirin 810 seems the best, followed closely by the G90T in second and the Snapdragon 712 in third.