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Snapdragon 425 vs Kirin 930

We compared the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (Adreno 308) with the older 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 930 (Mali-T628 MP4) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Kirin
  • Announced 10 months later
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 930
  • Performs 3.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 140% higher memory bandwidth (12.8 against 5.34 GB/s)
  • Has 4 cores more
  • 43% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1400 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
Kirin 930 +31%
58872
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 425 and Kirin 930

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.5 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 4 8
Frequency 1400 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
Process 28 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 1 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 308 Mali-T628 MP4
Architecture Adreno 300 Midgard
GPU frequency 500 MHz 600 MHz
Cores - 4
Number of ALUs 24 -
FLOPS 24 Gigaflops 77 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 1.2
DirectX version 11 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 667 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 5.34 Gbit/s 12.8 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0
Max display resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP 1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X6 -
4G support LTE Cat. 5 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 75 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.1 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced February 2016 April 2015
Class Low end Mid range
Model number MSM8917 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 official site -

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