Commendable effort in putting this together. Looking forward to more such comparative pieces...
Why use Geekbench 3 multi core scores? It makes it really misleading as it reflects the best case scenario with ALL the cores operating at full throttle. In real life such a scenario is pretty rare if at all.
One example is the fact that Snapdragon 625 rates higher than the Snapdragon 652/650 despite the following:
CPU: 4 or 2 A72 cores as opposed to only A53 cores - Big difference in single threaded performance which affects real life usability in a big way
GPU: Adreno 510 as opposed to Adreno 505 - 20-30% better in GPU based benches.
Memory: Dual Channel memory/More bandwidth as opposed to SIngle channel memory/Half the bandwidth or thereabouts.
Now, despite ALL those factors, the SD 625 scores higher than SD 652/650 in Geekbench 3 multicore!! The only aspect in which it is superior is the fabrication process which is 14nm finfet, which means I will grant you better battery performance for the 625.
Many more such examples. Using a better/more reflective benchmark will make this article even better than what it is and give more accurate results.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017yesJust as I thought, Snapdragon 430 is shit
I was looking for an article of this sort for a long time and didn't find one.
Brilliant article this! Keep up the good work GSMarena!
I have never ever read such dekailed & comprehensive information on chipset.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2017LOL at you.. I was trying to correct the perception of people towards SD430 in Nokia 6 Peop... morelol with Nokia 6 price people can get SD650 or SD625 which more faster, smooth, extremely efficient, higher status.
AnonD-197217, 09 Feb 2017i was actually talking about soc, but if you want to compare phones you may want to check th... moreStop recommending Umi phones, they're trash! Fake batteries, numerous hardware issues after only few weeks of use.
I am interested in SoC and studied qualcomm, exynos and other pages from Wikipedia and this article was much informative for me.
Definitely enjoyed reading this article. Something new and different.
Good writeup but missing a section about Apple's designs, their characteristics, history and current lineup. That would have made the article complete.
Anonymous, 09 Feb 2017LOL at you.. I was trying to correct the perception of people towards SD430 in Nokia 6 Peop... morelol with Nokia 6 price you can get SD650 or SD625 which faster, extreme efficient and higher status than SD430.
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017This shows how DUMB u are over millions of people who reads GSMArena articles.
SD430 is a SoC... moreLOL at you.. I was trying to correct the perception of people towards SD430 in Nokia 6
People think that SD430 = SD410 = SD400
When in fact that SD430 > SD615 and SD430 > SD801
Just to show that being a 4xx series does not mean it is slow..
For the record Adreno 505 in SD430 is faster than Adreno 405 in SD615/SD616/SD617
For those who are looking for Smartphone GPU chart can refer here
w w w . notebookcheck.net/Smartphone-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.149363.0.html
See I am talking all about numbers here.. Try and refute me instead of throwing your feelings here LOL
AnonD-214858, 09 Feb 2017its not even cheaper just some oem price snapdragon higher, just check xiaomi lineup,
-sd 42... morei was actually talking about soc,
but if you want to compare phones
you may want to check this out>>
umi plus e
for 220 usd > u get mediatek p20 [a53 octa 2,3ghz] with 6gb ram 64gb rom and 4000mah battery.
220 usd > mediatek x27 4gb 32gb 3780mah
Anonymous, 08 Feb 2017you are talking sh*t. If you have slow CPU, it will be slow in future. If you have fast CPU, i... more"you are talking sh*t". >>> haha
"if you have slow cpu, it will be slow in future." >>> you think???
"if you have fast cpu, it will be still ok in future." >>>
"and os don't need much ram" >>> by god's name, i really wish this was true.
"it's more like os are better optimized so they use less ram. marshmallow on my m4 aqua used half the ram of lollipop" >>> this is sh*t
most of the obsolete phones [too slow] are not because the processor cant run os, it's because the ram is too low so that it struggles with the new os and apps requirements.
all new phones are growing with ram, cpus are mostly marketing. >>> that is exactly why samsung doesnt give out 6gb ram up until now. even maybe s8 will come with 4gb. why? because if they give out more ram, people will still be comfortable with their phones and wont buy new ones.
>>> it is obvious new updated os will eat more and more ram so that people are forced to buy new ones, because as i said it, apps and os, doesnt eat from cpu that much, even quadcore a7 can still run marshmallow/lollipop given enough ram, but with 1gb or less ram it will surely have trouble.
AnonD-197217, 09 Feb 2017I didn't say power efficiency, it's more like COST efficiency. We all know Mediatek is cheaper... moreits not even cheaper just some oem price snapdragon higher, just check xiaomi lineup,
-sd 425 for $74
-sd 430 for $99
-sd 650 (with cortex a72) for $150
-sd 820 for $300
AnonD-214858, 08 Feb 2017did you put mediatek and efficiency in one sentence? just check gsmarena battery benchmarks yo... moreI didn't say power efficiency, it's more like COST efficiency. We all know Mediatek is cheaper, and caters the needs of most android users.