Snapdragon 625 vs Snapdragon 450

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (with Adreno 506 graphics) and Snapdragon 450 (Adreno 506). 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
  • Shows better (up to 27%) AnTuTu 9 score – 124K vs 98K
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
124798
CPU 40888 32360
GPU 15121 14012
Memory 30818 22396
UX 39229 30761
Total score 124798 98555

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 66.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 9.85 images/s 8.97 images/s
Speech recognition 18.85 words/s 18.6 words/s
Machine learning 12.55 images/s 11.7 images/s
Camera shooting 6.1 images/s 5.27 images/s
HTML 5 1.4 Mnodes/s 1.26 Mnodes/s
SQLite 366.8 Krows/s 317.5 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 188 -

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 625 and Snapdragon 450

CPU

Architecture 8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53 8x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 5 W 3 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 650 MHz 600-650 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 96 96
FLOPS 124 Gigaflops 124 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
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 7.46 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 Hexagon 546
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 13MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X9 X9
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 100 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.2 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced February 2016 June 2017
Class Mid range Low end
Model number MSM8953 SDM450
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
314 (61.7%)
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Total votes: 509

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 450 and Snapdragon 625, or ask any questions
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Dharma 08 February 2021 07:26
Samsung is cheating it's midlevel users using a old processor at a price of 10k
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Piyush 17 May 2022 11:22
Yes so bad I can't even play my fav game
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