November 21, 2018
Snapdragon 429 vs 439

Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 vs 439 SoC Specifications Comparison

Qualcomm’s 400 series power most of the devices which are somewhat below mid-range. In this post, we are going to compare two powerful processors from the 400 series which offers excellent performance at an affordable price. In just a few months, you will be going to see the Snapdragon 439 and Snapdragon 429 in most of the below mid-range devices. To keep you in pace with the technology here is our quick comparison of both the Snapdragon 429 vs 439.

Snapdragon 429 vs Snapdragon 439

Features Snapdragon 429 Snapdragon 439
Manufacturing Process 12 nm FinFET 12 nm FinFET
Architecture 64-bit  64-bit
WiFi dual-band WiFi (2.4, 5 GHz)
peak speed: 433 Mbps
dual-band WiFi (2.4, 5 GHz)
peak speed: 433 Mbps
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0  Bluetooth 5.0
CPU quad-core Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.95 GHz  Octa-core Cortex A53 (4 x 1.95 GHz + 4 x 1.45 GHz)
GPU  Adreno 504  Adreno 505
RAM

Memory speed: 800MHz
Memory Type: LPDDR3

Memory speed: 800MHz
Memory Type: LPDDR3

Display HD+ FHD+
Camera Single: Up to 21MP
Dual: up to 8 MP
Single: up to 16MP
Dual: up to 8 MP
Video Capture : Up to 1080p at 30 fps
Playback:  Up to 1080p at 30 fps
Capture: Up to 1080p at 30 fps
Playback: Up to 1080p at 30 fps
Charge QC 3.0 QC 3.0
Modem

X6 LTE Modem
Peak Download Speed: 150 Mbps
Peak Upload Speed: 75 Mbps

X6 LTE Modem
Peak Download Speed: 150 Mbps
Peak Upload Speed: 75 Mbps

The Snapdragon 439 is an octa-core with  Cortex A53 cores. A cluster of four is clocked at 1.95 GHz for performance, and a cluster of four cores is clocked at 1.45 GHz for better efficiency. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 429 is a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.95 GHz. Obviously, on paper, both the Qualcomm processors looks the same, but Snapdragon 439 takes the performance bar a notch higher as per the benchmark reports. Also, Snapdragon 439 consumes less power as compared to the SD 429.

Qualcomm Snapdragon  439 uses Adreno 505 GPU while the other ones use Adreno 504 GPU. Both the processor can handle mediocre Android games with ease, but high-end games won’t be able to handle graphics-heavy games even at low-performance settings.

As far as the connectivity is concerned, both the processors support dual 4G VoLTE and pack X6 LTE modem which offers peak download speed up to 150 Mbps and upload speed of up to 75 Mbps. The integrated WiFi chip offers a peak speed of 364 Mbps and Bluetooth 5.0 which provides far better range and speed as compared to the Bluetooth 4.2.

Moving ahead to the camera which has the highest priority these days. The Snapdragon 439 supports up to 21 MP single camera and up to 8 MP dual camera. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 429 supports up to 16 MP single and up to 8 MP dual camera.

Even though the Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 439 will be used in the budget smartphones, they are future ready and powerful enough to handle the day to day tasks. Both the processors can capture and play 1080p videos at 30 fps. But regarding the display support, Snapdragon 439 wins the battle. The Snapdragon 439 does support the FHD+ on-device display, while the phones powered by the Snapdragon 429 will have to compromise with an HD+ display.

Overall, both the processors the Snapdragon 439 and SD 429 are great processors for below mid-range devices. The best part is that they are more power efficient and uses the 12 nm FinFET technology. They even support fast charging via the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology. This new pair of the affordable processor from Qualcomm will not disappoint the budget smartphone users. As far as you have to decide between the two, our vote goes for the Snapdragon 439 because of the FHD+ display supports. Rest of the things are more or less the same. As far as the performance part is considered you will not be going to notice much difference between the two.

Conclusion

We hope to see some nice budget Android phones towards the end of this year or in 2019 to come up. Eventually, some of the high-end features will eventually trickle down to the low-end market, which is a good thing!

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