Huawei recently launched another powerful handset with the title – Nova 3i. The new Nova 3i features Huawei’s new Hisilicon Kirin 710 chipset. The GeekBench featured the phone under the model number – Huawei INE-X2, for the regular benchmark testing. Let’s have a look.


The new Hisilicon Kirin 710 is an octa-core chipset built on a 12nm wafer, and it features 4x Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and 4x Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz.


The Kirin 710 polled 1601 points in GeekBench’s single-core tests.


Whereas, on the multi-core test it garnered a whopping 5457 points. Comparing this to other chipsets in the same categories, like the Snapdragon 660, and Snapdragon 710, we notice some considerable differences.


Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 chipset is a 10nm chipset with 2x Kryo 360 Gold (2.2GHz) and 6x Kryo 360 Silver cores (1.7GHz). The company’s express chipsets are based on Cortex-A75 and A55, respectively. With a single-core test score of 1875 and a multi-core test score of 5886 points, the SDM710 performs better than Kirin 710. But then, GeekBench result doesn’t reflect the actual real-life performance 100 per cent.

The Kirin 710 GeekBench score is slightly higher than that of Qualcomm’s premium mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset on the single core test (1599 points) while on the multi-core test, Snapdragon 660’s score of 5639 surpasses that of Huawei’s mid-range Kirin 710 chip.

The comparison of the Kirin 710 chip to its predecessor 659, showed some satisfactory results. The 710 is a massive upgrade over its predecessor 659 which scored 909 points on the single-core test and in multi-core test, it recorded a score of 3159 points. The new GeekBench core for the 710 almost doubles that of its predecessor both on the single-core and multi-core tests. Thus, performance is expected to be spot-on.