Qualcomm made waves recently by releasing the latest system-on-a-chip (SoC) in its flagship mid-range Snapdragon 600-series: the Snapdragon 675.
While it has yet to be integrated into production phones, it has already proven its mettle on the popular benchmark platforms Geekbench and AnTuTu, where its performance clearly rises above that of the Snapdragon 710.
On Geekbench, the Snapdragon 675 was integrated within the recently unveiled Hisense U30, a smartphone that is remarkable for being the first phone to consist of Samsung’s 48MP image sensor. The device obtained a single-core score of 2,273 and a multi-core score of 5,827.
In comparison, the Snapdragon 710 lags far behind in the single core department on Geekbench, with a score of 1, 850. While the multi-core score doesn’t differ by a lot (5,800), that is yet another department where it has fallen short.
On AnTuTu, the Snapdragon 675 gained a total score of 174,402, and CPU and GPU scores of 81,032 and 34,578 respectively. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 710 (integrated within the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE) attained a total score of 168,484, with a CPU score of 66,621.
An analysis of the performance delivered by both SoCs shows that while their performance in the multi-core department is more or less the same, the Snapdragon 675 is an impressive 20% better in terms of single-core performance as compared to the Snapdragon 710.
It is worth noting Qualcomm’s weird approach to naming schemes because while the 710 is supposed to be positioned above the 675, it clearly fails to outperform the latter. A similar discrepancy was observed between the Snapdragon 632 and 636 last year.
Suffice it to say, while Qualcomm may be taking greater leaps and bounds with its SoC technology, its complicated naming scheme leaves a lot to be desired.