Snapdragon 625 vs Snapdragon 429

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506) 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 625
  • Performs 2.6x better in floating-point computations
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Higher GPU frequency (~44%)
  • Supports 17% higher memory bandwidth (7.46 against 6.4 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 23%) AnTuTu 9 score – 114K vs 93K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 429
  • Announced 2-years and 5-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 14 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
114849
CPU 41253 36510
GPU 12372 5369
Memory 30571 30988
UX 30687 21174
Total score 114849 93458

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 75.05 Mpixels/s 35.1 Mpixels/s
Face detection 9.85 images/s 4.8 images/s
Speech recognition 18.85 words/s 11.5 words/s
Machine learning 12.55 images/s 8.12 images/s
Camera shooting 6.1 images/s 2.52 images/s
HTML 5 1.4 Mnodes/s 0.66 Mnodes/s
SQLite 366.8 Krows/s 183.2 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 625 and Snapdragon 429

CPU

Architecture 8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion -
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 506 Adreno 504
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 650 MHz 450 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 96 96
FLOPS 124 Gigaflops 48.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11.1 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 933 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 7.46 Gbit/s 6.4 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 Hexagon 536
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1900 x 1200 1600 x 900
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 13MP 1x 16MP, 2x 8MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 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 X9 X6
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 100 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 February 2016 June 2018
Class Mid range Low end
Model number MSM8953 SDM429
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 official site

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