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Snapdragon 435 vs MediaTek MT6739

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (Adreno 505) with the newer 4-core MediaTek MT6739 (PowerVR GE8100) 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 435
  • Performs 2.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Has 4 cores more
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for MediaTek
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 11
Pros of MediaTek MT6739
  • Announced 1 year and 8 months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (1500 vs 1400 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 435 and MediaTek MT6739

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 1.5 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1400 MHz 1500 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 28 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 1 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 505 PowerVR GE8100
Architecture Adreno 500 Rogue
GPU frequency 450 MHz 570 MHz
Number of ALUs 96 -
FLOPS 48 Gigaflops 21 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 11 10

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 800 MHz 667 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 6.4 Gbit/s 6.4 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 536 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1440 x 720
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP 1x 13MP, 2x 8MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X9 MT6177M
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 5
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.1 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced February 2016 September 2017
Class Low end Low end
Model number MSM8940 MT6739
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 official site MediaTek MT6739 official site

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