Huawei remains far behind its competitors: Kirin 710A not competitive in the test
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.
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.
Review of the Huawei P Smart 2021