During the second quarter of this year, Qualcomm released a new addition to the SoCs, the Snapdragon 710, which can go on either upper midrange or high-end smartphones. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 660 was released last year and it was categorized as an affordable chipset that is meant to provide mid-range Android smartphones a flagship tier performance.
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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 will offer a 20% faster performance than the Snapdragon 660 and this was mentioned by Qualcomm itself. It got a 20% overall score. To be precise, it is 25% faster in web browsing and 15% faster in launching apps. If you compare the two in this area, it’s obvious that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 is way better than the Snapdragon 660.
The Snapdragon 710 comes with an Adreno 616 GPU while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 has an Adreno 512 GPU. For obvious reasons, the Snapdragon 710 is way better than the other since it’s 35% higher in terms of graphics performance than the Snapdragon 660’s Adreno 512. If you’re into mobile games, make sure that you get a smartphone with Snapdragon 710 under the hood.
If you compare the Snapdragon 660 which includes an octa-core processor, 8x Kryo 260, 2.2 GHz clock frequency, 14 nm FinFET LPP, and 64 bit, against the Snapdragon 710’s octa-core processor, 2x Kryo 360, 2.2 GHz, 6x Kryo 360 1.7 GHz,10 nm FinFET LPP, and 64 bit, the SSD710 would win hands down. In addition, the 4K video playback and gaming of the Snapdragon 710 is 40% more efficient as well as its video streaming which is 20% more efficient than the Snapdragon 660.
Artificial Intelligence Engine
Both of the SoC’s has a dedicated module for AI technology that is useful for some features such as facial unlock, scene detection, AR, bokeh effects and more. Even though it’s a given that these two can provide a good performance in this matter, the SD710 still gave a better performance which was confirmed by Qualcomm as well.
In terms of connectivity, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 came with a cellular modem Qualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE that can reach 800 Mbps on download and 150 Mbps upload speed. Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 660 can reach 600 Mbps for download and 150 Mbps for upload speed.
The Snapdragon 710 can house a 32 MP Single camera and 20 MP Dual camera which is higher than the Snapdragon 660’s 24 MP single camera and 16 MP dual camera. Aside from that, the SD710 can also shoot videos on HD while consuming 40% less power so that’s good because battery draining won’t be a problem.
Looking through the spec sheet, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 can support a flagship smartphone while the Snapdragon 660 is purely for the midrange category. However, the SD710 can be more expensive for obvious reasons whereas the SD660 can provide an almost similar performance at a cheaper price.
So which is your pick? Snapdragon 660 or Snapdragon 710? Let us know!
|Specs||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710|
8x Kryo 260, Clock frequency: Up to 2.2 GHz
14 nm FinFET LPP, 64 bit
2x Kryo 360 2.2 GHz, 6x Kryo 360 1.7 GHz
10 nm FinFET LPP, 64 bit
|GPU||Adreno 512||Adreno 616|
|Camera||Up to 24 MP single camera
Up to 16 MP dual camera
|Up to 32 MP Single
Up to 20 MP Dual
|Video||Up to 4K Ultra HD at 30 fps (video recording)
Up to 4K Ultra HD (video playback)
|Up to 4K Ultra HD (video recording)
Up to 4K at 30 fps (video playback)
|Display||Up to Full HD+||Up to Quad HD+|
|Connectivity||Dual-Band Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, Speed: 867 Mbps
Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Cellular Modem: Snapdragon X12 LTE, up to 600 Mbps download speed, up to 150 Mbps upload speed
|Dual Band Wi-Fi 2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO 867 Mbps
Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
Cellular Modem: Qualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE up to 800 Mbps (download), up to 150 Mbps (upload)
|Audio||Qualcomm Aqstic audio technology
|Qualcomm Aqstic technology
Qualcomm aptX technology
|Location||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS|
|Battery Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+|