Qualcomm Technologies announced two new Snapdragon 600 and 700 tier processors– Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 710 last year. The new mobile platforms come with improved performance, power, and artificial intelligence capabilities.
The new Snapdragon 710 chipset is for the mid-range segment which has capabilities of a flagship level chipset. It is the first chipset in the 700 series and it is based on the 10nm manufacturing process. It brings some features like 4K videos, better AI, and faster LTE speeds at an affordable price.
In 600 series, Qualcomm launched the new Snapdragon 675 processor. It is an upgrade to the Snapdragon 660 chipset which also is a powerful 600-tier platform. However, the new SD 675 supports advanced photography, enhanced gaming, long battery life and faster LTE speeds for mid-tier smartphones.
The SD 675 is already used in phones like Redmi Note 7 Pro and Vivo V15 Pro. While the SD 710 has been used in OPPO’s R17 Pro and is also supposed to come with Realme 3 Pro. So, we decided to compare these two mid-range chipsets to find out which one is more powerful.
Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 675
|Property||Snapdragon 710||Snapdragon 675|
|CPU||8x Kryo 360 CPU up to 2.2 GHz||8x Kryo 460 CPU up to 2.0 GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 616||Adreno 612|
|Display Support||Quad HD+, HDR10, 3360×1440||FHD+, 2520×1080|
|Camera||Up to 25MP or 16+16MP||Up to 25MP or 16+16MP|
|Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+|
The Snapdragon 710 is built on advanced 10nm FinFET process technology with the combination of Qualcomm’s Kryo 360 CPUs and Adreno 616 GPU. It has all the eight cores clocked at up to 2.2GHz. While the Snapdragon 675 is one of the first chipsets in the 600-series to have the Kryo 460 cores and it has an Adreno 612 GPU.
Both the Kryo 360 and Kryo 460 cores offer improved features and higher CPU performance that is optimized across 2 performance and 6 efficiency cores which you won’t find in the standard ARM cores. However, Kryo 460 CPU is slightly better optimized than the Kryo 360. Though SD 675 is still prone to heating because of its 11nm process.
Cellular Modem and Connectivity
The Snapdragon 710 includes the X15 LTE modem, which supports advanced LTE technologies like carrier aggregation and offers up to 800 Mbps downlink and up to 150Mbps uplink speeds. While the Snapdragon 675 comes with X12 LTE modem for up to 600 Mbps downlink and 150Mbps uplink speeds.
If we talk about connectivity, both the chipsets come with integrated Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO support. For mobile networks, they both support dual SIM dual VoLTE feature as well.
For the camera, the Snapdragon 710 either supports a single 24MP single-camera or 13MP dual cameras each. It supports two Spectra 250 Image Sensor Processors (ISP) and features like Hybrid autofocus, Optical Zoom, and real-time bokeh.
The Snapdragon 675 also supports a single camera up to 25-megapixel and 16+16-megapixel dual camera setup. It also uses Qualcomm’s Spectra 250 ISP with 2x processors.
The new Snapdragon 710 comes with up to 4K UltraHD video capture @30FPS and up to 1080p video capture @120 FPS. It has up to 4K Ultra HD video playback support. Whereas Snapdragon 675 also supports up to 4K UltraHD capture @ 30 fps and 1080p capture @ 120fps. It also offers up to 4K UltraHD playback.
The Snapdragon 710 supports up to Quad HD+(3360×1440 pixels) display with HDR10 support. While the Snapdragon 675 only supports FHD+ display with a screen resolution up to 2520×1080 pixels. Both of them also support the latest 19:9 or 19.5:9 aspect ratio displays as well.
Artificial Intelligence has become a necessary part of today’s smartphones. In 2019, more and more companies are implementing AI features in their devices. Thankfully, both the SD 710 and 675 chipsets come with improved features in this area. They support multi-core Qualcomm AI Engine that fuels on-device interactions for smoother user experience and can offer over 50% overall improvements from the previous generations.
Lastly, coming to the charging tech. Both the Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 675 have the support for Quick Charge 4+. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge is one of the most used fast charging features today that can offer hours of battery juice in just a few minutes. The Quick Charge 4.0 can get you 5 hours of battery life in about 5 minutes.
Coming to the comparison, both the processors have octa-core CPUs. However, they are clocked differently and also have different CPUs. The Kryo 360 is slightly lesser powerful than Kryo 460 but the 10nm process of SD 710 makes it less prone to heating while gaming and multitasking. Next, they both have similar connectivity options, camera features, video recording support, and the latest AI features. Overall, we can say Snapdragon 710 can prove to be a better chipset for your mid-range phone if you are not a heavy user.