Qualcomm dominates the Android smartphone SoCs market. Most of the popular smartphones these days are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. In this post, we are going to compare the mid-range and affordable range SoCs, Snapdragon 450 Vs. 435 Vs. 625.
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All above three SoCs are relatively new and powerful in their price segment. All three are capable of handling day to day tasks and multitasking very efficiently. Since these SOC’s share a lot in common, it often creates confusion in the user’s mind. So if you have any doubt or want to know the difference between the Snapdragon 435, the SD 450 and the SD 625 keep on reading the post.
Peak Download Speed: 300 Mbps
Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps
2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
Single Camera up to 21MP @ 30fps, 24MP @ 24fps
Up to 24 MP single camera
Snapdragon 435; Source: Qualcomm
The last one, Snapdragon 625 is one of the best mid-range SoC from Qualcomm. It has a right balance of performance and power efficiency. This SoC doesn’t heat up quickly unlike its predecessor. This SoC also uses the same ARM Cortex A53 cores but clocked at a higher frequency of 2 GHz and packed with Adreno 506 GPU. Till now you must have got the idea that Snapdragon 625 is the most powerful than overtakes the SD 450 and SD 435.
Moving further in the comparison, all the three processors being discussed here are integrated with the Snapdragon X9 LTE modem. You will get peak download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and peak upload speed up to 150 Mbps in all three. All the three mid-range SoCs comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support and Bluetooth 4.1. So all got the same marks here.
But one of the significant difference is in the camera handling capabilities. The Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435 supports up to 21 MP single camera with dual ISP to deliver vibrant, ultra-sharp photos. It also comes with some advanced features like phase-detection, autofocus and dual camera setup that is usually not found in the SoCs of this price category.
The Snapdragon 450 is even better in the camera department with single camera support of up to 24 MP at 24 fps. Plus, it can support up to 13 MP dual camera with dual image sensor processor (ISP). The SD 625 also supports up to 24 MP single camera and up to 13 MP dual camera setup. Also, the rest of the camera features are also same in both SD 450 and SD 625.
All the three SoCs support full HD 1080p display. But the difference is in the video capture and video playback abilities of these three SoCs. The Snapdragon 435 supports video playback and capture maximum up to 1080p at 30 fps and 720p at 60 fps rate.
Here, the Snapdragon 450 is better as it can capture and play video in 1080p at 60 fps giving you a better viewing and recording experience. At last, the SD 625 is the leader here with 4K video capture and playback at 30 fps.
AnTuTu – 6.0 – Source: https://bestgadgetry.com
It is time to wrap up the whole thing. The Snapdragon 625 is a gem of a SoC for the mid-range smartphones. Its ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2 GHz gives your smartphone enough power without being too harsh on the battery. Snapdragon 450 is a decent processor, but there is not much difference in the SD 625 and SD 450 regarding price. So I would choose a phone which has the SD 625 anytime.
The Snapdragon 435 is again my favorite. It is designed for the affordable range smartphones. It is powerful enough to handle most of the Android games and multitasking, and it is very power efficient. Thus it becomes one of the best SoC to make cheap yet powerful smartphones.
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