Last week, Huawei unveiled the Kirin 820 5G, which is currently the latest 5G mid-range processor in town and the debuts with the coming of the new Honor 30S. The chipset is one of the most powerful processor by the company. Now, going into the battle of Chips, let us see how the new processor measures up to another mid-range 5G chipset – the Snapdragon 765G.

Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 820 5G

Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 820 5G: CPU

The Snapdragon 765G, is a 7nm octa-core chipset with a Kryo 475 Prime core (Cortex-A76) clocked at 2.4GHz, a Kryo 475 Gold core (Cortex-A76) clocked at 2.2GHzandsix Kryo 475 Silver cores (Cortex-A55) clocked at 1.8GHz.

For the the Kirin 820 5G, we have a 7nm chipset too with a prime core (Cortex-A76) clocked at2.36GHzandthree performance cores(Cortex-A76) at2.22GHzand four efficiency coresclocked at1.84GHz.

Now, merely looking at the cores, you will see the Kirin 820 5G is the more powerful processor as it comes with four Cortex-A76 cores while the Snapdragon 765G has just two. However, for more practical evidence, below are benchmark results from Geekbench.

Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 820 5G


As seen above, the Kirin 820 5G has significantly higher scores compared to the Snapdragon 765G (Redmi K30 5G).

Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 820 5G

AnTuTu’s scores too are no different either as the Kirin 820 5G scored 130,080points while the Snapdragon 765G scored104,223points.

Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 820 5G: GPU

The GPU of the Kirin 820 5G is a Mali-G57 with six cores whereas that of the Snapdragon 765G is the Adreno 620. According to the AnTuTu benchmark result above, the Mali-G57 is a more powerful GPU as it scored 116,516 points in the benchmark result as against the Adreno 620 which scored92,536 points.

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Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 820 5G

In another AnTuTu test, the Kirin 820 5G scored 119,839points (GPU) which is higher than the93,977points scored by the Snapdragon 765G-powered OPPO Reno3 Pro.

Now, from the above benchmark result, we could see that the Honor 30S with Kirin 820 5G did not just outscores the OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G (Snapdragon 765G) in CPU and GPU performance but also beat it in the other areas too. Yes, we know the AnTuTu version numbers are not the same but even if they were, the Kirin 820 5G will still come out on top.

Snapdragon 765G vs Kirin 820 5G: Other Features

As per connectivity, both chips support SA and NSA 5G networks. The Snapdragon 765G comes with Bluetooth 5.0 while the Kirin 820 5G boasts of Bluetooth 5.1. With respect to GPS, the Kirin 820 5G doesn’t support NavIC, unlike the Snapdragon 765G which does.

Sd 765G vs Kirin 820 5G: Conclusion

The Kirin 820 5G is certainly one of the most powerful processors Huawei has ever manufactured and Qualcomm has no mid-range chipset that compete with it for now. However, knowing fully well that Qualcomm frequently releases new SoCs, we will not be surprised to see a new mid-range chipset before the end of this year that surpasses the Kirin 820 5G. It is even possible to have one already on the horizon.


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