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Snapdragon 632 vs Snapdragon 625

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (with Adreno 506 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 632
  • Announced 2-years and 5-months later
  • Shows better (up to 17%) AnTuTu 8 score – 120K vs 103K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~12%)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
120978
CPU 60244 39666
GPU 10499 11126
Memory 27587 27970
UX 11175 20189
Total score 120978 103010

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 81 Mpixels/s 75.05 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.3 images/s 9.85 images/s
Speech recognition 18.95 words/s 18.85 words/s
Machine learning 13.05 images/s 12.55 images/s
Camera shooting 8.73 images/s 6.1 images/s
HTML 5 1.72 Mnodes/s 1.4 Mnodes/s
SQLite 426.3 Krows/s 366.8 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 632 and Snapdragon 625

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 250 Gold (Cortex-A73
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 250 Silver (Cortex-A53)
8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 7 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 506 Adreno 506
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 725 MHz 650 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 96 96
FLOPS 124.8 Gigaflops 124 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 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 6 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 Hexagon 546
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 40MP, 2x 13MP 1x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs 192 кГц/24-бит, Dolby 5.1 AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X9 LTE 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 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 June 2018 February 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM632 MSM8953
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 72

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