Snapdragon 625 vs Snapdragon 439

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (with Adreno 506 graphics) and Snapdragon 439 (Adreno 505). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~44%)
  • Supports 17% higher memory bandwidth (7.46 against 6.4 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 24%) AnTuTu 9 score – 125K vs 101K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • 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
125679
CPU 40888 32840
GPU 15121 14759
Memory 30818 25197
UX 39229 29625
Total score 125679 101557

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 61.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 9.85 images/s 8.22 images/s
Speech recognition 18.85 words/s 16.65 words/s
Machine learning 12.55 images/s 11.15 images/s
Camera shooting 6.1 images/s 5.39 images/s
HTML 5 1.4 Mnodes/s 0.85 Mnodes/s
SQLite 366.8 Krows/s 296.65 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% -
Graphics test 1 FPS -
Score 189 -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 46 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 31 FPS
[Low]
Fortnite - 21 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 37 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 32 FPS
[Ultra]
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 625 and Snapdragon 439

CPU

Architecture 8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.45 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 5.5 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 506 Adreno 505
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 650 MHz 450 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 96 96
FLOPS 124 Gigaflops 48 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11.1 11.2

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 933 MHz 800 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 7.46 Gbit/s 6.4 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 5 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 Hexagon 536
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1900 x 1200 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 13MP 1x 21MP, 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, VP8
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X9 X6
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 4
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 4.2 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 SDM439
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
383 (61.5%)
240 (38.5%)
Total votes: 623

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 439 and Snapdragon 625, or ask any questions
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KAN 20 July 2021 21:27
625 has killed the 400 series until 460 appears
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RaresVls 17 March 2021 19:49
so I bought a 200$ xiaomi phone in late 2016 with the snap 625 and till this day it holds up with everything, I have a android 11 custom rom and all the menus roll without a drop, but my mom also got a cheap xiaomi phone in 2021 with the snap 439 and it only has 2gb ram and it barely runs that bloated miui with android 10, the snap 625 lived it's life and was a good soc, but in 2021 you can't get the same value anymore..
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Nona 05 June 2021 02:05
That is the point of Mid range & Low end I think.
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guest_443 05 June 2021 09:52
yea 625 is pretty solid soc, it barely throttles for me but xiami doesnt even care to give out a bugfix and it bottlenecks the good soc.I should switch to a custom rom as ya did. [I have that miui 11]
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