Snapdragon 430 seems more powerful and without using much power which helps in improved battery life than Snapdragon 617 Becuase of their respective GPU Adreno 505 coupled with SD 430 and Adreno 405 coupled with SD 617
and SD 430 has lower clock speed which good for battery life.
Seems some good stuff for the user who don't need to rob a bank to use a good quality smartphones.
Hopes are High for snapdragon 430 in Next Moto G 4th Generation.
Nattheking, 15 Sep 2015Qualcomm isn't the only one making mobile processor's. Samsung so exynos 7420 is a sight to b... moreI don't know your source with this 50% performance advantage but when I compare the sd 615 with the heliox10 at gfxbench (they have most likely the biggest database in gpu performance) the adreno gpu has a slight lead in the demanding offscreen (so resolution even 1080p) Manhattan 3.1 test and the power vr is a little bit better in the older 3.0 test.
When you run this test in native resolution, of course, a 1080p sd615 device gets like three times the frame rate than the helio x10.
Another thing to mention ate the huawei chips that are even worse than this and they are used in a ton of huawei 1080p phones.
So you can of course say, the adreno 405 is not the strongest gpu out there but it is stronger than a very big amount of full HD devices that have no problems with most games out there. Considering that the sd 615 or 617 is called a midrange chip while the huawei chips and the helio x10 is used for some high end devices the adreno 405 is of course good enough for it price range...
The adreno 510, the GPU you will find in the better sd 620 is on pair with the adreno 330 in the sd 801 that powers most of last years flagships and is even good enough to support qhd ona acceptable framerate.
I want to see phone with pure android experience I still notice lag when scrolling or opening camera delayed on top notch android phones I own both android and iPhone
RayenX, 15 Sep 2015So... Do I skip upgrading my Nexus 5 this year? SD 820 40% battery efficient boost sounds pret... moreDon't confuse CPU and GPU battery usage with overall battery usage.
Your phone with a huge screen will still consume a lot of energy when you keep that screen lit up.
RayenX, 15 Sep 2015So... Do I skip upgrading my Nexus 5 this year? SD 820 40% battery efficient boost sounds pret... moreQualcomm isn't the only one making mobile processor's. Samsung so exynos 7420 is a sight to be seen. My note 5 is a beast and people really have to try it out themselves. Trust me the 820 is all hype.
MarcoK, 15 Sep 2015The adreno 405 is still more powerful than the helio x10 gpu that powers the qhd htc one m9 plus ;)The PowerVR G6200 on the Helio X10 is 50% more powerful than the Adreno 405 in terms of raw performance. Framerates on the M9+ is awful because they paired a mid-range gpu with an absurd quad HD display.
ktwo, 15 Sep 2015Qual-lame .... cheap phones processor ! no wonder apple's iphone beats the crap outta android... moreApple A9 chips is made with the same Samsung's 14nm FinFET process. So, since Samsung is manufacturing for Qualcomm with the same process, android will be the one to beat the crap out of iphones.
Sajjadi, 15 Sep 2015Oh really?here you are:
RayenX, 15 Sep 2015So... Do I skip upgrading my Nexus 5 this year? SD 820 40% battery efficient boost sounds pret... moreYou can wait indefinitely then, since every year every phone will be better than the one from last year...
Grr of MSG, 15 Sep 2015I don't get Qualcomm - everyone and the dog knows that the weakest link in the s615 is Adreno ... moreThe adreno 405 is still more powerful than the helio x10 gpu that powers the qhd htc one m9 plus ;)
Arif238, 15 Sep 2015Lower powered SD 430 has Adreno 505 and Upper Midrange SD 617 has Adreno 405 I guess Adreno 50... moreI don't get Qualcomm - everyone and the dog knows that the weakest link in the s615 is Adreno 405, if used with 1080p, of which manufacturers are too prone to use. But no...they leave it the same and upgrde low end s400 series with something, potentially, more powerful.. Where is the sense in it?
But still... I'm not buying a smartphone without MSD Card + removable Battery
So... Do I skip upgrading my Nexus 5 this year? SD 820 40% battery efficient boost sounds pretty revolutionary, plus no overheating... Why would anybody buy 2015 phone then? while both 615 and 810 appear to be energy hungry and overheating...
nice, i would like to see it in a real product now.
its great that they use 4 smarter core instead of cramming more core that will not be used by the apps.