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Snapdragon 630 vs Snapdragon 625

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 (with Adreno 508 graphics) and Snapdragon 625 (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 630
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • Supports 43% higher memory bandwidth (10.66 against 7.46 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~31%)
  • Performs 31% better in floating-point computations
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 12%) AnTuTu 8 score – 116K vs 103K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
116421
CPU 43446 39666
GPU 14746 11126
Memory 29560 27970
UX 25968 20189
Total score 116421 103515

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 70.5 Mpixels/s 75.05 Mpixels/s
Face detection 9.22 images/s 9.85 images/s
Speech recognition 18.35 words/s 18.85 words/s
Machine learning 12.35 images/s 12.55 images/s
Camera shooting 5.58 images/s 6.1 images/s
HTML 5 1.27 Mnodes/s 1.4 Mnodes/s
SQLite 323.5 Krows/s 366.8 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 625

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 6 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 508 Adreno 506
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 850 MHz 650 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 96 96
FLOPS 163 Gigaflops 124 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 11.1 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1333 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 10.66 Gbit/s 7.46 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 642 Hexagon 546
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2048 x 1536 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 13MP 1x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 X9
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced May 2017 February 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM630 MSM8953
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 28

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