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Huawei remains far behind its competitors: Kirin 710A not competitive in the test

With its midrange P Smart 2021 smartphone, Huawei bets on a processor that was manufactured by a Chinese partner for the first time.
With its midrange P Smart 2021 smartphone, Huawei bets on a processor that was manufactured by a Chinese partner for the first time.
With its first Chinese-manufactured SoC, Huawei did not prove to be competitive - at least not in the price range targeted by the Chinese manufacturer. Even the 230 Euros (~$275) recommended retail price for the P Smart 2021 are much too high for what you get. The potential of the chipset corresponds more to the current entry-level smartphones, and this dilemma may not change in the foreseeable future...
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With its midrange P Smart 2021 model, Huawei uses a processor that is manufactured by its Chinese partner SMIC for the first time. The HiSilicon Kirin 710A is an octa-core SoC that is based on the Kirin 710 but was manufactured in the 14nm-FinFET process. The chipset integrates four Cortex A73 processor cores (2 GHz) and four Cortex A53 cores in the big.LITTLE architecture that have a clock speed of up to 1.7 GHz. The integrated graphics card is a Mali-G51 MP4, which has a weak performance.

But the CPU is not particularly powerful either. In our extensive test of the P Smart 2021, the chipset of the Huawei smartphone limps far behind the Snapdragon competitors. Even a Huawei P smart Pro with the Kirin 710, which already showed some deficits in the performance capabilities, places for the most part ahead of the P Smart 2021. The graphics tests such as the GFXBench benchmarks show a similar picture, only with the performance differences to an Adreno 618 of the Snapdragon 720 and Snapdragon 730 Qualcomm midrange being even more pronounced.    

Even a Mediatek Helio G80 that is used in low-budget smartphones such as the Redmi 9A we recently tested, places ahead of the Kirin 710A in our performance rating.  

If you want to get a more detailed impression of the P Smart 2021 despite its performance deficits, we recommend our extensive review of the Huawei smartphone.

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Review of the Huawei P Smart 2021 

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Marcus Herbrich, 2020-12- 1 (Update: 2020-11-29)
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Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Editor - 233 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
My great passion has always been mobile technologies, especially smartphones. As a technology enthusiast, the half-life of my devices is not exactly high and the latest hardware is just good enough - manufacturer or operating system plays a minor role, the main thing is state-of-the-art