Our computing devices are getting more and more compact with every new generation. In this decade of mobile devices, MediaTek and Snapdragon have emerged as best platform mobile devices could ever have. In our previous post, we talked about two of the best MediaTek Helio family platforms; available for mobile devices. Today, we will be discussing Snapdragon’s smartphone platforms, Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 660. This post is a thorough guide for understanding everything about these platforms completely and what features they have to offer. Before we jump to side by side specs comparison, here is a look at features highlights of Snapdragon 675 vs 660.
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Following are some exclusive features Qualcomm offers in their Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 660 platforms. These platforms were highly marketed keeping these features and technologies on front. Instead of just comparing technical details, understanding these technologies and how they benefit us is also important. So here we go:
Snapdragon 675 is a complete package of impressive gaming performance, AI smart features, and camera features. It features Qualcomm’s Kryo 460 CPU, which helps it handle various on-device activities with excellent efficiency and speed.
Moreover, all the activities going in-device are beautifully delivered on display with the Qualcomm Adreno 612 GPU with heterogeneous computing support and excellent efficiency. The Qualcomm 250L ISP allows it to capture exceptional details and provide 480fps HD slow-motion recording support. It features multi-core Qualcomm AI engine, helping it to deliver as much as double performance level produced by the processor from the previous gen.
Here are some other exciting features:
The Kryo 460 CPU featured in the Snapdragon 675 is designed with Arm Cortex Technology. This combination delivers up to 20% boost on overall operating performance compared to previous generations. On Qualcomm’s processor line, this one is one of the most potent CPUs that handle multitasking and gaming pretty efficiently. It is packed with 6 efficiency cores for processing standard operations and 2 performance cores, which jump into action on peak moments like gaming of editing. For me, this one seems pretty unbalanced; however, Qualcomm is pretty confident about it and promises optimized performance as well.
The Snapdragon 675 features Qualcomm Spectra 250L ISP camera module. It provides supports to up to 25 megapixels with vivid colors, allowing you to capture life-like details in your images. Moreover, Qualcomm promises triple camera support, 5x optical zoom, portrait mode support; allowing you to capture ultra-wide images with great details. Moreover, it supports HD slow-motion recording at up to 480 frames per second.
Snapdragon 675 has multiple cores specially dedicated to improving artificial intelligence support. The AI engine provided by Qualcomm in this processor delivers a smart and smooth user experience with cutting-edge efficiency and performance. It delivers scalable support for both hardware and software ecosystems. Moreover, the major AI framework support allows this platform to delivers the industry matching, next level AI performance.
LTE is pretty widespread these days, and almost everyone wants to have it at their fingertips. The Snapdragon 675 makes sure to deliver cutting-edge connectivity so that you are in-touch on the go with all your essential stuff. It features Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem, offering remarkable connectivity, even in congested areas, or during heavy traffic. The LTE model promises to deliver up to 600 Mbps (Not mega-byte, its mega-bit)j download speed and up to 150 Mbps upload speed. Still, it makes it possible to do almost everything that your smartphone can pull off over internet connectivity; streaming, multiplayer gaming? That’s just a cup of tea for this beast.
As far as 600 tier Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are considered, the Snapdragon 660 remains one of the most robust platforms after Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 675 smartphone computing platforms; thanks to its cutting-edge features. The Snapdragon 660 features Qualcomm Intelligence Engine (AIE), Qualcomm Spectra ISP, and Qualcomm Kryo CPU that is built on top of ARM Cortex technology which helps it to match the latest performance standards. Moreover, it offers Qualcomm Hexagon DSP paired with Hexagon Vector Extensions. The Snapdragon 660 was the first ever smartphone platform featuring this combo. This vast high-end hardware helps it deliver impressive performance, on-device AI support, excellent photography and enhanced the gaming experience. Along with that, it also ensures excellent battery life and smooth LTE speed for capable smartphones and tablets featuring the platform. Compared to previous generation platforms, it promises up to 30% graphics performance boost and doubles LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity health.
Capture the Life:
It features the 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP. This ISP is specially designed to support up to 25 megapixels photography with novice shutter lag. Moreover, it also allows lag-free / smooth zooming in and out. The Snapdragon 660 also delivers fast features and lifelike colors with even enhance overall image quality and capturing the experience.
The Snapdragon 660 comes with powerful Kryo 260 CPU. It delivers up to 20% more performance and speed compared to previous gen platforms in the lineup. The Kryo 260 CPU offers dedicated efficiency and power clusters. Each of such unit is designed to deliver optimized performance for smooth and unique user experience.
Along with powerful Kryo CPU, Snapdragon 660 packs impressive efficiency of Hexagon 680 DSP, which helps the platform to lower the power consumption up to a significant margin and ultimately deliver extended battery life. Moreover, the platform also features Qualcomm exclusive always aware sensor hum and HVX technology, helping it to deliver even more optimized and efficient performance.
Along with a powerful CPU, it is important to have a powerful dedicated unit for handling all the graphics related operations. For delivering enhanced smartphone level graphics and amazing 3D gaming experience, Qualcomm 660 comes with Adreno 512 GPU, which promises up to 30% performance improvements compared to platforms from the previous generation in the family. It supports lifelike visuals and efficiently renders advanced 3D graphics. It also makes things easier for the developer as they can access the latest graphics APIs.
The Snapdragon 660 delivers amazing connectivity both indoors and outdoors with the Snapdragon x12 model. It helps the platform to deliver almost double LTE and downlink performance. It allows to download stuff quickly, improves Wi-Fi coverage and promises to deliver the stronger signal, both outdoors and even through hard to penetrate walls.
Qualcomm’s exclusive AI engine is a unique set of hardware pieces such as Hexagon Vector Processor, Adreno GPU, Kryo CPU, etc. paired with other software features. This combination contributes to delivering on-device AI experiences in basic to advanced tasks such as camera, audio, security, gaming, etc.
Following is a side by side specs comparison for Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 660. It will help you understand how the difference in specifications affects the overall performance of these platforms. Have a look below:
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2x Kryo 460 (Part- CA76) @ 2.0GHz 256KB L2 Cache
6x Kryo 460 (Part – CA55) @ 1.7GHz 64KB L2 Cache
All-Ways Aware Technology
Voice over Wi-Fi
LTE Call Continuity
HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
Voice Over Wi-Fi
3×20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 256-QAM
600 Mbps download speed
2×20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 64-QAM
150 Mbps download speed
Qualcomm Snapdragon Upload+
GSM / EDGE
Dual band simultaneous
LTE / Wi-Fi antenna sharing
Up to 2 Mbps Speed
High Power Transmit Technology
High power transmit technology
25 MP single setup
16 MP dual setup
Spectra 250 ISP with triple-camera support
16 MB dual setup
2x ISP 14-bit Setup
2x ISP 14-bit setup
Motion compensated temporal filter
Accelerated electronic image stabilization
Zero Shutter Lag
1080p at 120 FPS
H.265 – AVC
10-bit, full HD
(Aquatic Audio Codec
Aquatic Speak Amplifier / Protection)
TrueWireless Stereo Plus
aptX Audio Technology
(aptX Classic, aptX HD, aptX adaptive)
(aptX Classic, aptX HD)
0.65mA on low power voice activation
6.6mW on low power mode
Qualcomm Processor Security
Qualcomm Content Protection
Snapdragon 675 is definitely promising for all the upgrades it is offering from previous gen platforms. We hope this article helps you to understand all the differences between these two platforms. Feel free to contact us regarding any query or suggestion.
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