Apple A10X vs A10 vs SD 835 vs Helio X30 vs Exynos 8895 vs Kirin 960

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chipset comparison

An optimized and powerful chip is the most important factor to make a mobile device works smoother. Many people take RAM as the most important factor, but that’s a mistake There are many cheap smartphones manufactured by many new smartphone manufacturers that come with 4GB or even 6GB RAM but are not as smooth as a smartphone with 2GB RAM and better chipsets (CPU). A better CPU is always combined with a better GPU, so you get better performance as well as better graphic. So if you still run after more RAM only, then you are among the worst tech player.

Every year all Mobile Chip Manufacturers try to build a more powerful chip, and then the competition never ends. So what chip is the most powerful that you can find on mobile devices (smartphones and tablets)?

In the article, I am going to compare the top high-end Smartphone Chipsets only. Before we start let’s know some specs of those Chipsets;

Snapdragon 835 vs Apple A10X vs Apple A10 vs Helio X30 vs Kirin 960 vs Exynos 9 Octa 8895 Tech Specs

Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) Specs

Octa-core (4+4), Up to 2.45 GHz Clock Speed, 10nm Tech, Adreno 540 GPU

Apple A10X Fusion Specs

Hexa-core (3+3), 2.34 GHz Clock Speed, 10nm Tech, 12-core GPU

Apple A10 Fusion Specs

Quad-core (2+2), 2.34 GHz Clock Speed, 16nm Tech, 6-core GPU: PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600 Plus

Helio X30 Specs

Deca-core (2+4+4), Up to 2.6GHz Clock Speed, 10nm Tech, IMG PowerVR 7XTP-MT4 GPU

Huawei Kirin 960 Specs

Octa-core (4+4), UP to 2.4GHz Clock Speed, 16nm Tech, Mali-G71 MP8 GPU

Exynos 8895 Specs

Octa-core (4+4), up to 2.3 GHz, 10nm Tech Mali-G71 MP20 GPU

In this comparison, we will choose one high-end smartphone model of renowned brands to compare the benchmark score. The higher benchmark tells about the better performance. However, please note that the benchmark isn’t the only way to measure performance because an optimized Operating System can works better with downgraded chip compared to those with non-optimized OS and a better chip. Benchmark is still a perfect way to tell how powerful a CPU is (not a Smartphone)

Please note that we have chosen following models to compare;

Apple A10X – iPad Pro (2017 Model)

Apple A10 – iPhone 7 Plus

Snapdragon 835 – OnePlus 5

Exynos 9 Octa 8895 – Samsung Galaxy S8+

Kirin 960 – Huawei P10

Helio X30 – Meizu Pro 7 Plus

Geekbench Benchmark Score: Apple A10X vs Apple A10 vs Snapdragon 835 vs Helio X30 vs Kirin 960 vs Exynos 8895

Single-Core Benchmark

Apple A10X: 3973

Apple A10: 3576

Snapdragon 835: 2124

Kirin 960: 1881

Helio X30: 1801

Exynos 8895: 2244

Muti-Core Benchmark

Apple A10X: 9371

Exynos 8895: 6780

Snapdragon 835: 6497

Apple A10: 6029

Kirin 960: 6280

Helio X30: 5883

Screenshots from Geekbench 3 if you want to verify or check other detail

Hang on for the conclusion part until we tell about the Antutu Report

Antutu Benchmark Score: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 vs Apple A10 Fusion vs Apple A10X Fusion vs MediaTek’s Helio X30 vs Huawei’s Kirin 960 vs Exynos 8895

Apple A10X Fusion (iPad Pro): 226557

Snapdragon 830 (OnePlus 5): 181194

Apple A10 (iPhone 7 Plus: 170650

Exynos 8895 (Galaxy S8+): 172550

Kirin 960 (Huawei P10): 140455

Helio X30 (Expected Meizu Pro 7): 142610

Screenshots from Antutu’s Official Website


If all you care is the fast performance, then all the chipsets we mentioned above are fast enough that will not give you a chance to complain. However, System/OS optimization, Display, RAM, Storage, Design etc. are the other factors that you must consider while buying a Smartphone.

Apple A10X is certainly the best chipset that beats even many laptops’ performance, but it is limited to iPad only. If you need a large display tablet, then go for it.

If you want a Smartphone, then you have the choice to choose iPhone (iOS) or Android Phone. Apple A10 single-core score is much better than SD 835, Exynos 8895 and other chipsets. However, Exynos 8895 and SD 835 leaves Apple A10 behind in Multi-core score and SD 830 Score is better in Antutu as well. If you are trying to get a winner, then it’s hard to decide. iPhones are usually better optimized and its applications work smoothly. For example, iPhone 6 with just 1 GB RAM and low benchmark score works smoothly, but an Android phone with 1GB RAM is always a headache. But, iPhone users have limited resources as they can’t even install apps without app store or download videos and music directly to their phone until you temper with the stock OS to jailbreak the device. So every device has its own features and they are unique in it.

Final Thought

Don’t get a device with Krini 960 or Helio X30 CPU if you can afford to buy a Smartphone with other chipsets mentioned in this article.