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Snapdragon 439 vs MediaTek MT6737

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (Adreno 505) with the older 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.

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 439
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.4x) AnTuTu 8 score – 96K vs 40K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 28 nm)
  • Announced 2-years and 6-months later
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for MediaTek
  • 54% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1300 MHz)
  • Performs 41% better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 31% higher memory bandwidth (6.4 against 4.9 GB/s)
Pros of MediaTek MT6737
  • Higher GPU frequency (~44%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
96641
CPU 41548 -
GPU 9242 -
Memory 26677 -
UX 16356 -
Total score 96641 40730

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 61.7 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 8.22 images/s -
Speech recognition 16.65 words/s -
Machine learning 11.15 images/s -
Camera shooting 5.39 images/s -
HTML 5 0.85 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 296.65 Krows/s -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 46 FPS
[Low]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 31 FPS
[Low]
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Fortnite 21 FPS
[Low]
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Shadowgun Legends 37 FPS
[Low]
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World of Tanks Blitz 32 FPS
[Ultra]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 29 FPS
[Ultra]
-
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 439 and MediaTek MT6737

CPU

Architecture 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.45 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 2000 MHz 1300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 12 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 5.5 billion 1 billion
TDP 5 W 7 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 505 Mali-T720 MP2
Architecture Adreno 500 Midgard
GPU frequency 450 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 11.1 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 800 MHz 640 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 6.4 Gbit/s 4.9 Gbit/s
Max size 5 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, 2x 8MP 1x 13MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
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 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 5.0 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS

Info

Announced June 2018 January 2016
Class Low end Mid range
Model number SDM439 MT6737
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 official site MediaTek MT6737 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
25 (92.6%)
2 (7.4%)
Total votes: 27

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