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Snapdragon 450 vs MediaTek MT6737

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (Adreno 506) 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 450
  • Performs 3.6x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.1x) AnTuTu 8 score – 86K vs 40K
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (14 versus 28 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for MediaTek
  • Announced 1-year and 6-months later
  • Supports 52% higher memory bandwidth (7.46 against 4.9 GB/s)
  • 38% higher CPU clock speed (1800 vs 1300 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
86594
CPU 38553 -
GPU 9140 -
Memory 25705 -
UX 12027 -
Total score 86594 40730

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 66.4 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 8.97 images/s -
Speech recognition 18.6 words/s -
Machine learning 11.7 images/s -
Camera shooting 5.27 images/s -
HTML 5 1.26 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 317.5 Krows/s -

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 450 and MediaTek MT6737

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 1.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1800 MHz 1300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 1 billion
TDP 3 W 7 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 506 Mali-T720 MP2
Architecture Adreno 500 Midgard
GPU frequency 600-650 MHz 500-650 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS 124 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 933 MHz 640 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 7.46 Gbit/s 4.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.0
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1280 x 720
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP 1x 13MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X9 MT6169
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 4
Bluetooth 4.1 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS

Info

Announced June 2017 January 2016
Class Low end Mid range
Model number SDM450 MT6737
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 official site MediaTek MT6737 official site

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