AnTuTu tests Snapdragon 730 and 665, has good and bad news

11 April 2019
The 730 is up to 25% faster than a 710, but the G version disappoints despite higher clocks. The 665, meanwhile, struggles to beat the old 660.

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Apr 2019I will wait for Snapdragon 730/730G. Not buying new phone now.Its already there, known as the k20 / 9T

  • Qwerty2019

O S, 13 Apr 2019SD665 is the new basic SoC. SD665, in reality, is a replacement... moreLooks like someone is high on Bath Salt if they really believed this.

SD4xx will NEVER have a Sd6xx successor.
The 'new' SD4xx will likely re-introduced when 5G is ready, with 4core Cortex A55, 6core Cortex A55, or 8core Cortex A55.

The reason why SD4xx was re-introduced was to keep MediaTek at bay.
The other reason was to release 5G-capable SoC for cheap to the mass, as not all people wants a midrange-priced phone just to get a taste of 5G.

The 'true' reason why SD63x introduced because SD66x have becoming more and more expensive; that is why SD660 was only lately becoming popular because it was aging SoC which capability rivals MediTek Helio p60/p70 which lately released.

That's why after Redmi Note 3 pro/Mi max success, Xiaomi cannot afford to add SD660 to Redmi Note 4/Mi max 2, instead making Mi Note 3 with SD660 because it was expensive!

So, SD63x is a 'downgrade' or 'budget' version of SD66x.
and SD66x is a 'downgrade' or 'budget' version of SD67x.
Lastly, SD67x is a 'downgrade' or alternatives of SD71x (No AI / NPU on SD67x)

  • Qwerty2019

O S, 13 Apr 2019The preferred Snapdragon SoC right now are; SD439 (entry) SD66... moreAre u even trying to do a bit of research?

No one is care about SD4xx anymore.
If there is any, it will be the last iteration: SD450, not SD439!

What is the point of wanting SD665 when it still uses the old Cortex A73 (downclocked) + Cortex A53, let alone its weaker GPU compared to SD 675 which are already weak!

The decision to pick SD675 over SD670 vice versa is completely UP to the manufacturer.
If they want to make a smartphone with 48mp camera without dedicated ISP, they'll choose SD675.
But if they choose to make a budget gaming device, they will obviously choose SD670.

Now, here is the question; why bother buying SD7xx-powered device if the price is close to Flagship ones?

Just look at Notchia X7 (Nokia 8.1) which uses SD710, positioning it to be the successor of the (pseudo) flagship (wannabe) Notchia 8; hoping that potential consumers are stupid enough to buy a midrange device at flsgship price.

SD8cx is STILL unreliable SoC. No matter what anyone would say, ARM architecture are in odds with x86/64-compatible OS.
Combined it with the NEVER-ever-ending-buggy Win10, only DAREDEVILS with guts and money to burn are gonna buy this (just like the 1st gen of Intel core series)

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Fortnite 60fps? :o

  • Anonymous

xXENDER FREAKXx, 12 Apr 2019Looking at how things are going for the SNAPDRAGON 665, I don't ... moreThe reason Nokia X71 came with SD660.. Because it is still good enough.. Let the customer enjoy the cost savings instead of paying just to have the latest chipset at the same performance point

  • Anonymous

I will wait for Snapdragon 730/730G. Not buying new phone now.

  • Gary

Not sure what the point is for 665 then

O S, 13 Apr 2019SD665 is the new basic SoC. SD665, in reality, is a replacement... moreYes man i know and understand but many companies still use old chipstets. Like SD 630 or 636 or 660.
Kirin 710 is also very often used and everywhere. Helio P2 by mediatek is same.

O S, 13 Apr 2019The preferred Snapdragon SoC right now are; SD439 (entry) SD66... moreStill its too much to be honest.

CptPower, 12 Apr 2019Thsi getting very messy. We should have one basic chipset SD4x... moreThe preferred Snapdragon SoC right now are;
SD439 (entry)
SD665 (basic)
SD675 (midrange)
SD730 (upper midrange)
SD730G (midrange Gaming)
SD855 (highend)
SD8cx (Tablet / 2in1 mobile computing)

CptPower, 12 Apr 2019Thsi getting very messy. We should have one basic chipset SD4x... moreSD665 is the new basic SoC.
SD665, in reality, is a replacement for SD632 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Qualcomm_S­napdragon_systems-on-chip
SD632 replaced SD450 / SD625 / SD626
So SD665 is the grand successor to SD450.

Thsi getting very messy.
We should have one basic chipset SD4xxx then a midranger SD6xxx or SD7xxx and the flagship grade SD8xxx one of eachh per year this getting really messy i dont like this way.

xXENDER FREAKXx, 12 Apr 2019Looking at how things are going for the SNAPDRAGON 665, I don't ... moreThe preferred Snapdragon SoC right now are;
SD675 (midrange)
SD730 (upper midrange)
SD730G (midrange Gaming)
SD855 (highend)
SD8cx (Tablet / 2in1 mobile computing)

xXENDER FREAKXx, 12 Apr 2019Looking at how things are going for the SNAPDRAGON 665, I don't ... moreWhy?
To stay relevant, and competitive in the market.

Also, if you are able to get the 11nm wafers at very close price to the 14nm wafers, however you are able to produce more QSD 665 chipsets from one wafer as opposed to QSD 660 chipsets from the other wafer..... then it means you could be producing the new/better chipset at a LOWER cost than the old chipset, hence, better profit margins.

Though the devil's in the details.

Looking at how things are going for the SNAPDRAGON 665, I don't think it'll be replacing the SNAPDRAGON 660 in the long run. I mean, why would u want to replace something if it doesn't bring any improvements to the table? Sure, the SNAPDRAGON 665 is built on a more efficient 11nm process, but that's about it, there isn't much to justify why it should replace the SNAPDRAGON 660. The only purpose I see in this chipset is that it creates an alternative for brand manufacturers to use to be honest

LittleLostChild, 11 Apr 2019So 660 is still powerful enough for most consumers. Mind my ridiculous opinion, but even SD625 is good enough for the casual users
If it's just social media or anything that don't require a lot of computational and graphical power, this chip is more than capable enough to do the tasks
Besides, we also gain efficiency points due to the lack of large power cores
Qualcomm should really make a proper successor to this efficiency monster chipset but with even more efficient 10nm or 8nm node
A SD630 configuration built on 7nm would yield great efficiency, that even a 3000mAh battery would have at least 90h endurance rating (if the optimizations are well-done, that is)

  • Anonymous

MrKnowItAll, 11 Apr 2019"The Snapdragon 670 has a better GPU than the 675, but a weaker ... moreDuh... it has better but weaker GPU

  • Sategi

MrKnowItAll, 11 Apr 2019"The Snapdragon 670 has a better GPU than the 675, but a weaker ... moreYeah, I am glad that I am not the only one who didn't understood sentence :)

Anonymous, 12 Apr 2019The S8 in that remark was used as an example. As the S8 was at i... moreI actually got the point. As older person i remember how much Samsung used to suck. 'Korean' was synonym of low quality mass production back then (much like 'chinese' not so many years ago). And Samsung, as always, was a flag carrier. :) Their products were really really bad. Can't buy one until today, although i know things are changed. (Stares at Samsung boombox from 1988 and spits.)

Anonymous, 12 Apr 2019Look we have a feature phone user here....Say what? Only Apple and Samsung produce smartphones?