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Snapdragon 430 vs MediaTek MT6737

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Adreno 505) with the newer 4-core MediaTek MT6737 (Mali-T720 MP2) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


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 430
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for MediaTek
  • Performs 41% better in floating-point computations
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (1400 vs 1300 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek MT6737
  • Higher GPU frequency (~30%)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Total score - 40730

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 21.95 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 4.22 images/s -
Speech recognition 11 words/s -
Machine learning 5.88 images/s -
Camera shooting 2.89 images/s -
HTML 5 0.48 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 136 Krows/s -


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 430 and MediaTek MT6737


Architecture 8x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 1.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1400 MHz 1300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 28 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 1 billion
TDP 6 W 7 W


GPU name Adreno 505 Mali-T720 MP2
Architecture Adreno 500 Midgard
GPU frequency 500 MHz 500-650 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS 48 Gigaflops 34 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 -
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 11 11


Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 800 MHz 640 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 4.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 536 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.0
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1280 x 720
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP 1x 13MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X6 MT6169
4G support LTE Cat. 5 LTE Cat. 5
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 75 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 4.1 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS


Announced September 2015 January 2016
Class Low end Mid range
Model number MSM8937 MT6737
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 official site MediaTek MT6737 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
18 (51.4%)
17 (48.6%)
Total votes: 35


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