MSM7230 – Snapdragon S2

The MSM7230 chipset from the Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 range has been used on many phones since 2010 when it was originally released. The MSM7230 is a single core processor from Qualcomm with 256kb cache on the core.

 The chipset is powered by a Qualcomm Scorpion up to 800Mhz with an Adreno 205 GPU managing all the graphics. The Adreno GPU runs at 266 MHz and has proven to be more than capable on many of the phones that it has been used in. The chipset has been used on the following mobile phones:

  • Acer Liquid Metal
  • HP Veer
  • HTC Desire Z
  • Huawei Ideos X5

Always check with the salesman at the store to ensure that the phone has the specs you are looking for. The brief details of the chipset is as follows:

ISA Supported: ARMv7 CPU Structure: RISC Semiconductor Technology: CMOS Year Released: 2014

Note that there are two chipsets that are very similar to each other. The MSM7630 and the MSM7230 are very similar except that the wireless technologies are different. The two are compared below.

MSM7630 GSM (GPRS, EDGE) W-CDMA/UMTS (HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+), MBMS, CDMA2000 (1×Adv,[10] 1×EV-DO Rel.0/Rev.A/Rev.B, 1×EV-DO MC Rev.A, SV-DO

Note the specifications below is a brief breakdown of the chipset. Contact the manufacturer of the mobile phone if you have any further questions about the abilities of the chipset in your phone.


Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM7230 

Primary CPU Up to 800 MHz Scorpion
CPU Cores 1
Word Length  32 bit
Data Bus 32 bit
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 205
Memory Technology 333 MHz LPDDR2
Signal Processor Embedded DSP
Camera Support 12 MP
L1 Data Cache 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache 256 KB
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