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Snapdragon 650 vs Snapdragon 625

We compared the 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (Adreno 510) with the newer 8-core Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506) SoC. 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
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 7.46 GB/s)
  • Performs 23% better in floating-point computations
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (14 versus 28 nm)
  • Announced later
  • Has 2 cores more
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~8%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
86279
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 650 and Snapdragon 625

CPU

Architecture 2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 6 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 16 KB -
L2 cache 256 KB -
Process 28 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 2 billion

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 510 Adreno 506
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 600 MHz 650 MHz
Number of ALUs 128 96
FLOPS 153 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 2x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 7.46 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon V56 Hexagon 546
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP 1x 24MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, VP8 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X8 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 4.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced February 2015 February 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MSM8956 MSM8953
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
18 (60%)
12 (40%)
Total votes: 30

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