HiSilicon Kirin 970 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820: performance

Performance comparison between the two processors, with the HiSilicon Kirin 970 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. The first has a turbo frequency of 2,4 GHz, with 8 cores, and the second has a maximum frequency of 2,2 GHz, with a total of 4 cores.

Geekbench 4:

Processeur Geekbench 4 – Score multi-core & single-core – Android 64-bit &
HiSilicon Kirin 970  1,890
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820  1,726

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, image encryption, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML rendering, PDF rendering, Matrix calculation, Fast Fourier Transformation, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these two chips. For each result, we took an average of the last 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

On the single-core side, the difference is 10%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 69%.


Processeur AnTuTu – Score
HiSilicon Kirin 970  205,987
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820  164,900

AnTuTu is one of the most popular benchmarking application to test mobile devices. It calculates the CPU integer, the CPU float-point, the runtime, the multitask, RAM operation, RAM speed, 2D and 3D graphics, the storage I/O, database I/O, etc.

On this application, there is a difference of 25%.


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