Qualcomm announced a new called Snapdragon 710 last year. The processor conceived a big buzz before its arrival due to its high-end configurations. The processor fills the gap between the company’s 600 series and 800 series and has some impressive internals. In this article, we are going to give a fair comparison between Snapdragon 845 and Snapdragon 710 AIE.
In addition, those who are confused between standard 710 and 710 AIE, it is just a term used by Qualcomm for AI Engine. Otherwise, specifications are the same on these chipsets. Some manufacturers like Realme use this term. Hopefully, it has cleared your doubts now. So without any further ado let’s get started:
Snapdragon 710 AIE vs Snapdragon 845 (SDM845)
Device TypeMobile Platform Mobile Platform
AnnouncedMay 24, 2018 December, 2017
CPU & GPU
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.2x Kryo 360 @2.2 GHz (Cortex-A75)
6x Kryo 360 @1.7 GHz (Cortex-A55) 4x Kryo 385 Gold clocked @2.8 GHz
4x Kryo 385 Silver clocked @1.7 GHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.Adreno 616 Adreno 630
API SupportOpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 12 OpenCL 2.0 FP, OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.1, DirectX 12
RAM TypeLPDDR4X LPDDR4X
RAM Speed1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Storage TypeeMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Camera & Video
Rear CameraDual 16MP + 16MP MFNR @30fps
Single 25MP MFNR, ZSL @30pfs, 48MP, MFNR or 192MP Dual 16 MP + 16 MP
or Single 32 MP
Front CameraDual 16MP + 16MP MFNR @30fps
Single 25MP MFNR, ZSL @30pfs, 48MP, MFNR or 192MP Dual 16 MP + 16 MP
or Single 32 MP
Camera FeaturesZero Shutter Lag, Hybrid Autofocus, Accelerated Electronic Image Stabilization, Spectra 250 image signal processor, 2x ISP Clear Sight, Hybrid Autofocus, Optical Zoom, Face Detection, HDR Video Recording, Active Depth Sensing, Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), Hybrid Autofocus
Spectra 280 processor 2x ISP
Video Capture2160p 4K @30fps, 1080p @120fps slo-mo Up to 4K UHD @ 30 FPS
Codec SupportH.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9 H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9
Video PlaybackUp to 4K Ultra HD Up to 4K UHD video playback @60 FPS
Slow Motion video capture [email protected]
Supported Display1440 x 3360 pixels 2160 x 3840 pixels, 60FPS
Resolution TypeQuad HD+ 4K UHD, ULTRA HD PREMIUM-ready
FeaturesHDR 10 N/A
LTE ModemSnapdragon X15 LTE Modem
D/L Speed: 800 Mbps (LTE cat.15)
Downlink 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation Up to 256-QAM
U/L Speed: 150 Mbps (LTE cat.13)
Uplink 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation Up to 64-QAM LTE X18 Category 18
Peak Speed Up to 1Gbps
Bluetooth Version5.0 Bluetooth 5
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wi-Fi Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
USB SupportedUSB 3.1 USB 2.0 or USB 3.0
GNSSGPS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
Calling FeaturesDual SIM dual VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS) - Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)
- VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G
- HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
- CSFB to 3G and 2G
- LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LAA. LTE Broadcast, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA,, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
AIQualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP Hexagon 685 DSP
All-Ways Aware technology
Neural Processing Engine
SecurityHardware Token, Processor Security, Fingerprint Sensors, Application Security, Camera Security Qualcomm Processor Security
Qualcomm Content Protection
Qualcomm Device Lock Authentication
Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors
AudioAqstic audio, aptX audio, aptX HD audio Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec and speaker amplifier
Qualcomm aptX audio playback
Native DSD support, PCM up to 384kHz/32bit
ChargingQuick Charge 4.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0/4+
Antutu Scores1,66,935 2,97,132 points
Geekbench ScoresSingle-Core: 1,899
Multi-Core: 5,966 Single-Core: 2403
Hardware and Performance
The Snapdragon 845 comes with Kryo 385 based octa-core with a maximum clock speed up to 2.8 GHz, whereas, the latest 710 has eight-core Kryo 360 based CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz. After seeing the specs, there is no doubt remains about CPU capabilities and 845 wins it easily. The CPU provided by 845 is much more powerful than the 710. Moreover, both the chips are built on 10nm architecture. So, both are highly power-efficient chips in the industry.
When it comes to GPU, the Snapdragon 845 accumulates Adreno 630 GPU supporting APIs like OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 full, Vulkan and DX12. The other chipset brings Adreno 616 GPU, which is capable of handling the low to high-end graphics. But it doesn’t stand near Adreno 630. Overall, Snapdragon 845 wins the race in both the CPU and GPU department. But 710 can manage maximum tasks on any Android device, while, Snapdragon 845 is an advanced SoC running the device more smoothly.
Camera and Connectivity
In recent years, we have seen a great evolution in mobile phones camera, and Qualcomm played a major role in these improvements. These two processors even take it to the next level. The Snapdragon 845 supports up to 192MP single camera or Dual 16 MP cameras. The Snapdragon 710 also offers the same amount of megapixels support. Therefore, both are equally good at providing sharp cameras.
The Snapdragon 845 supports Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP with maximum cameras features including Active Depth Sensing, Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), Hybrid Autofocus, Hardware Accelerated Face Detection, that is much faster than Spectra 250 provided by Snapdragon 710. So, you will see a much faster image processing on 845 powered devices. Both the SoCs can shoot up to 4k Ultra HD video, but Snapdragon 845 also supports Slow Motion video @480 FPS and 4K @60 FPS. Snapdragon 710 shooting capabilities reduced to 120 FPS for 720p and 30 FPS for 4K videos.
The Snapdragon 845 has X20 LTE modes, which can go up to 1.2 Mbps for downloading and 150 Mbps for uploading, while, the Snapdragon 710 has X15 LTE mode with peak downloading speed up to 800 Mbps and 150 Mbps uploading speed. Both chipsets come with Dual VoLTE feature. Overall, Snapdragon 845 also wins the camera and connectivity department.
Display and Other Features
Snapdragon 845 supports up to 4K UHD display. Snapdragon 710 can hold up to QHD+ display with maximum resolutions of up 3360 x 1440 pixels. It shouldn’t bother the consumers because most of the modern era smartphones use to offer max. QHD display, which I think is more than enough. It also saves some battery juice. Both can project up to the 4K resolution on the external device.
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) support, both the chipsets are designed keeping eye on that. These to chipset support Qualcomm’s latest Hexagon 685 DSP, so there shouldn’t be an issue for developers to develop the latest AI applications. The last but very important point is security. Qualcomm has always been concerned about security features and these two chipsets are delivering almost all the security features including biometrics and WiFi.
Antutu-Geekbench Benchmark Scores
Snapdragon 710 scores 1,899 points in single-core and 5,966 points in multi-core on Geekbench benchmark results. The Snapdragon 845 comprehensively beat with 2,403 points in single-core and 9,047 points in multi-core at the same platform.
In Antutu, Snapdragon 710 managed to grab 1,66,935 points, while, Snapdragon 845 outperforms with a massive margin. It scores 2,97,132 points on Antutu results. Overall, there is no match between these two chipsets if we consider the benchmark results.
Conclusion – which one is better?
There is no doubt that Snapdragon 710 is a very competitive processor but Snapdragon 845’s advanced capabilities win most of the departments, Still, 710 will provide cheaper smartphones with great performance and budget-friendly. Qualcomm didn’t touch its flagship-grade but provided another option to fill the gap of flagship and mid-range device.
Therefore, Snapdragon 710 chipset will be used in the upper mid-range device, and we can say it a successor of 675 with the latest configurations. I hope that I have cleared all of your doubts. If still, you have any questions, you are always welcomed in our comment section!