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Simple! Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 In 3 Points

Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30
  • Apple A11
  • Kirin 970
  • Snapdragon 835
  • Exynos 8895
  • Helio X30

Summary

Helio X30 is industry’s first deca-core SoC, Kirin 970 is industry’s mainstream AI-enabled chipset, Apple A11 integrates in-house custom-designed GPU with a hexa-core CPU, Snapdragon 835’s Hexagon DSP is repurposed for AI applications with support to TensorFlow, Caffe, etc. Exynos 8895 uses 4 custom CPUs and 4 ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs, learn the differences and top-ranked SoCs. . .

This post pits all the flagships system-on-chip (SoCs) of 2017 from Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, Huawei, Apple. In our last post, Kirin 970 lost to the Apple A11 and Snapdragon 835 lost to the Kirin 970. In this post, we will rank each SoC based on the performance prospects. We are pitting Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 in 3 simple points.

Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30
Before starting the comparison. The expertise of the chip manufacturers does help them in making innovative SoC for the mobile industry. This is a snippet made by me to understand the credibility of each manufacturer.

1. Apple A11 Has Exceptional SoC Design

Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30
Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 – Design

Besides MediaTek’s 10 core CPU effort in the Helio X30, it failed to deliver the flagship performance characteristics due to a weak CPU scheduler. Apple and Qualcomm use full-fledged customized ARM-based CPUs, while MediaTek and Huawei using stock ARM CPUs. Samsung is using custom CPU design partially, comprising of 4 Mongoose CPUs and 4 Cortex-A53 CPUs.

Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30
Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 – CPU – GPU – RAM

Design Ranking

  1. Apple A11 has custom designed CPU and GPU and overall a powerful SoC design
  2. Kirin 970 has a better design with housing 5.5 billion transistors for extra-power
  3. Snapdragon 835 secures the 3rd spot by implementing powerful yet efficient Kryo 280 CPUs and Adreno GPU
  4. Exynos 8895 secures the 4th position for its mediocre design
  5. Helio X30 is losing in the ranking due to its failed attempt at providing flagship performance

2. Kirin 970 Has A Powerful NPU & Connectivity

Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30
Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 – Media, Connectivity

As per the media and connectivity features, Kirin 970 integrates Category 18 LTE modem for a future-proof design. Apple A11, Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895 integrates Category 16 LTE and Helio X30 integrates an older X10 LTE modem. Apart from the LTE modem, the Kirin 970 features a powerful NPU than the Apple A11’s NE to realized demanding AI applications making it a clear winner.

Media & Connectivity Ranking

  1. Kirin 970’s has 2.4 TOPs of NPU computing power and features a Cat. 18 LTE
  2. Apple A11 has 0.6 TOPs of NPU computing power and features an internally-designed ISP for exceptional photography capabilities
  3. Snapdragon 835 implements Hexagon 682 DSP for mediocre AI applications and X16 LTE modem
  4. Exynos 8895 secures the 4th position by supporting camera resolutions of up to 28 MP
  5. Helio X30 is the loser in the ranking by integrating a mere Cat. 10 LTE features (X10 LTE modem) and supporting only dual cameras up to 16 MP

3. Apple A11 Has Higher Benchmark Scores

Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30
Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 – Benchmarks

This is the last point, wherein we summarize each comparison based on the benchmark scores. Due to the internally designed GPU and overall design, Apple A11 scores 63.0 fps in the 1080 Manhattan 3.1 test. Kirin 970 comes at 2nd due to its powerful NPU, it scores 177341 points in the AnTuTu v7 Benchmark test. Snapdragon 835 is a well optimized SoC for efficiency and performance scoring a total of 171884 points in the AnTuTu Benchmark.


Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 Ranking


Top High-end SoCs Ranking In 2017

  1. Apple A11
  2. Kirin 970
  3. Snapdragon 835
  4. Exynos 8895
  5. Helio X30

Apple A11 Vs Kirin 970 Vs Snapdragon 835 Vs Exynos 8895 Vs Helio X30 Vs Snapdragon 845 Vs Exynos 9810 Ranking


Top High-end SoCs Ranking In 2018

  1. Apple A11
  2. Kirin 970
  3. Snapdragon 845 (Boosted Version of Snapdragon 835) – Read Snapdragon 845 Vs Exynos 9810
  4. Exynos 9810 (Boosted Version Of Exynos 8895)
  5. Snapdragon 835
  6. Exynos 8895
  7. Helio X30

User planning to buy a smartphone can keep this framework in mind as per the price point. Hope, this was an information piece for you. If you want me to compare any specific chipset, do let me in the comment section below.