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Snapdragon 430 vs Snapdragon 425

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Adreno 505) with the newer 4-core Snapdragon 425 (Adreno 308) 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 430
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Performs 2x better in floating-point computations

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

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 26.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 4.22 images/s 3.52 images/s
Speech recognition 11 words/s 10.9 words/s
Machine learning 5.88 images/s 6.44 images/s
Camera shooting 2.89 images/s 2.3 images/s
HTML 5 480.9 Mnodes/s 475.4 Mnodes/s
SQLite 136 Krows/s 134.1 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 430 and Snapdragon 425

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1400 MHz 1400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 128 KB
Process 28 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 1 billion
TDP 6 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 505 Adreno 308
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 300
GPU frequency 500 MHz 500 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 96 24
FLOPS 48 Gigaflops 24 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 11 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 800 MHz 667 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 5.34 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 536 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1280 x 800
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP 1x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 60FPS
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 X6
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 75 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.1 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced September 2015 February 2016
Class Low end Low end
Model number MSM8937 MSM8917
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
20 (76.9%)
6 (23.1%)
Total votes: 26

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