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Snapdragon 636 vs Snapdragon 630

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (with Adreno 509 graphics) and Snapdragon 630 (Adreno 508). 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
  • Shows better (up to 28%) AnTuTu 8 score – 149K vs 117K
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • 22% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~18%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
149552
CPU 62945 43446
GPU 24483 14746
Memory 30326 29560
UX 27466 25968
Total score 149552 117152

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 70.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 10.7 images/s 9.22 images/s
Speech recognition 20.45 words/s 18.35 words/s
Machine learning 15.45 images/s 12.35 images/s
Camera shooting 9.79 images/s 5.58 images/s
HTML 5 1.51 Mnodes/s 1.27 Mnodes/s
SQLite 410.2 Krows/s 323.5 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 636 and Snapdragon 630

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.6 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 1 MB
Process 14 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 2 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 509 Adreno 508
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 720 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 1 1
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS 184 Gigaflops 163 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12.1 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1333 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth - 10.66 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Hexagon 642
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2340 x 1080 2048 x 1536
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 24MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K 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 X12
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 600 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 October 2017 May 2017
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM636 SDM630
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 official site

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 39

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