Snapdragon 430 vs Snapdragon 429

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (Adreno 505) with the newer 4-core Snapdragon 429 (Adreno 504) 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
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
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
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 429
  • Announced 2-years and 10-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 28 nm)
  • 43% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1400 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
96695
CPU 32249 36510
GPU 14021 5369
Memory 20753 30988
UX 30639 21174
Total score 96695 93745

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 35.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 4.22 images/s 4.8 images/s
Speech recognition 11 words/s 11.5 words/s
Machine learning 5.88 images/s 8.12 images/s
Camera shooting 2.89 images/s 2.52 images/s
HTML 5 0.48 Mnodes/s 0.66 Mnodes/s
SQLite 136 Krows/s 183.2 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 430 and Snapdragon 429

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1400 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 28 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion -
TDP 6 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 505 Adreno 504
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 450 MHz 450 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 96 96
FLOPS 48 Gigaflops 48.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 800 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 6.4 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 536 Hexagon 536
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1600 x 900
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP
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, AV1, VP8
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X6 X6
4G support LTE Cat. 4 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 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced September 2015 June 2018
Class Low end Low end
Model number MSM8937 SDM429
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 official site

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