Huawei Kirin 820 5G chipset benchmarked, outperforms Snapdragon 765G, 855 and Kirin 980 SoCs

By Prakhar Khanna | Published on 24 Mar 2020
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Based on its Geekbench 4 scores, the Kirin 820 5G can outperform the Snapdragon 855 in single-core tests.

  • Kirin 820 5G has also hi the AnTuTu benchmark listing.

  • It beats the Redmi K30 5G which is equipped with Snapdragon 765G.

Huawei Kirin 820 5G chipset benchmarked, outperforms Snapdragon 765G, 855 and Kirin 980 SoCs
Huawei Kirin 820 5G chipset benchmarked, outperforms Snapdragon 765G, 855 and Kirin 980 SoCs

Huawei’s Kirin 820 5G chipset is all set to debut with the Honor 30s on March 30. The SoC has popped up online quite a few times. This time around, it has appeared on benchmarking sites. In two separate developments, it has outperformed the flagship chipsets like Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and Huawei’s own Kirin 980. While in another benchmark it has beaten Snapdragon 765G SoC. 

Based on its Geekbench 4 scores, the Kirin 820 5G can outperform the Snapdragon 855 in single-core tests. It also beats the Kirin 980 in both single-thread and multi-thread performance. It is possibly due to its main Cortex-A76 cores being clocked higher. The Kirin 820 5G is also tipped to boast improved ISP and NPU, at least compared to the Kirin 810, and ARM's brand new G77 GPU. 

On the other hand, the Kirin 820 5G has also visited the AnTuTu benchmark listing. It scored  375270 points on AnTuTu, out of which the CPU score is 130080, the GPU score is 116516, the MEM score is 66886, and the UX score is 61788. It beats Redmi K30 5G equipped with Snapdragon 765G and HUAWEI nova 6 SE equipped with Kirin 810 and is slightly behind the Honor V20 powered with Kirin 980. The compared results are from Antutu Android February 2020 Phone performance list.

According to AnTuTu listing, HONOR 30S with the model number CDY-AN90 runs Android 10 and the phone has 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The Kirin 820 is an Octa-Core SoC with four bigger Cortex-A76 cores and four smaller Cortex-A55, with a maximum clock speed of 2.36GHz and has Mali-G57 GPU, but the clock speed and the number of cores for the GPU are unknown.

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