Snapdragon 636 vs Snapdragon 460

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (with Adreno 509 graphics) and Snapdragon 460 (Adreno 610). 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 636
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)
  • Shows better (up to 5%) AnTuTu 9 score – 171K vs 162K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
  • Supports 162% higher memory bandwidth (13.91 against 5.3 GB/s)
  • Announced 2-years and 4-months later
  • Performs 48% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (11 versus 14 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
171535
CPU 57490 55909
GPU 24466 23543
Memory 35451 40784
UX 54658 42940
Total score 171535 162936

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 75.3 Mpixels/s 77.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 10.7 images/s 11.2 images/s
Speech recognition 20.45 words/s 19.1 words/s
Machine learning 15.45 images/s 14.5 images/s
Camera shooting 9.79 images/s 9.61 images/s
HTML 5 1.51 Mnodes/s 1.61 Mnodes/s
SQLite 410.2 Krows/s 422.5 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 30 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 36 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 33 FPS
[Medium]
World of Tanks Blitz - 42 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 31 FPS
[Medium]
Device - OnePlus Nord N100
720 x 1600
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 460

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.6 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 240 Gold
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 240 Silver
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.3-A
Process 14 nanometers 11 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion -
TDP 9 W 3 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 509 Adreno 610
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 720 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 128 256
FLOPS 184 Gigaflops 273 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12.1 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1333 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 5.3 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Hexagon 683
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2340 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 X11
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 13
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 390 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced October 2017 January 2020
Class Mid range Low end
Model number SDM636 SM4250-AA
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
256 (49.4%)
262 (50.6%)
Total votes: 518

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 460 and Snapdragon 636, or ask any questions
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Ally 31 July 2021 07:41
The SD 460 is a decent budget CPU it beats the SD 625 by almost 50% and it's a major upgrade to the SD450.
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User 84 30 September 2020 23:54
Snapdragon 636 still working properly and
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Ako Ito 28 February 2021 16:40
Snapdragon 636 on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has AnTuTu benchmark of 112845. Am still empressed by this phone. It had accidentally fallen many times but still working fine.
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Ally 03 August 2021 10:00
Ako Ito, The andreno 610 is better than the andreno 509 why is the gaming performance the same on those throw chips ?
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Ayshow 08 August 2021 18:04
Ally, That was what am also wondering, and as for the CPU I think Snapdragon 460 is slightly better
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