Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 vs Qualcomm 205 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 is an entry level SoC for Android based tablets and smartphones. It contains four ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores (quad core) with a clock rate of up to 1.1 GHz, an Adreno 304 graphics card, an LPDDR2/LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 533 MHz), a eMMC 4.5 port, and a LTE Cat 4 radio module.

The performance of the Cortex-A7 cores is rather low and positioned in the entry level of 2015. In our tests of the CAT S40 smartphone, daily tasks and browsing however imposed no problem for the SoC. 

The integrated Adreno 304 graphics card is clocked at 400 MHz and also positioned in the entry level. Therefore, demanding games may not run smoothly in high settings.

The integrated video engine allows the encoding and decoding of 1080p H.264 videos and decoding of H.265 videos. The main display can be driven with up to 1280x720 Pixels.

The SoC integrates Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE, 802.11n (2.4 GHz) WiFi, and a Cat 4 4G-LTE-Modem (LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO Rev. B, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE) with a max. speed of 150 Mbps.

The SoC is manufactured in a 28 nm LP process (at TSMC most likely). Due to the low energy consumption of the SoC it is also suited for small smartphones.

Qualcomm 205

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The Qualcomm 205 (sometimes also called Snapdragon 205) is an entry level SoC for Android based smartphones. It contains two ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores (dual-core) with a clock rate of up to 1.1 GHz, an Adreno 304 graphics card, an LPDDR2/LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 384 MHz), a eMMC 4.5 port, and a LTE Cat 4 radio module.

The performance of the Cortex-A7 cores is positioned in the low end of 2017. The two low clocked A7 cores should lead to noticable lags in browsing and using demanding apps. 

The integrated Adreno 304 graphics card is clocked at 400 MHz and also positioned in the entry level. Therefore, demanding games may not run smoothly in high settings.

The SoC integrates Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE, 802.11n (2.4 GHz) WiFi, and a Cat 4 4G-LTE-Modem (LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO Rev. B, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE) with a max. speed of 150 Mbps.

The SoC is manufactured in a 28 nm LP process (at TSMC most likely). Due to the low energy consumption of the SoC it is also suited for small smartphones.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 is an entry level SoC for Android based tablets and smartphones. It contains four ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores (quad core) with a clock rate of up to 1.3 GHz, an Adreno 304 graphics card, an LPDDR2/LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 533 MHz), a eMMC 4.5 port, but no 3G/LTE radio module.

The performance of the Cortex-A7 cores is rather low and positioned in the entry level of 2015. In our tests of the CAT S40 smartphone, daily tasks and browsing however imposed no problem for the SoC. 

The integrated Adreno 304 graphics card is clocked at 400 MHz and also positioned in the entry level. Therefore, demanding games may not run smoothly in high settings.

The integrated video engine allows the encoding and decoding of 1080p H.264 videos and decoding of H.265 videos. The main display can be driven with up to 1280x720 Pixels.

The SoC integrates Bluetooth 4.1 + BLE and 802.11n (2.4 GHz) WiFi.

The SoC is manufactured in a 28 nm LP process (at TSMC most likely). Due to the low energy consumption of the SoC it is also suited for small smartphones.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909Qualcomm 205Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009
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: Snapdragon Cortex-A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ80091300 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM82121200 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM89091100 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm 2051100 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 82101200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ80091300 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM82121200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM89091100 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm 2051100 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 82101200 MHz2 / 2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ80091300 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM82121200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM89091100 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm 2051100 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 82101200 MHz2 / 2
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USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11n (2.4 GHz) WLAN, 4G Modem (LTE Cat 4 up to 150 Mbps, WCDMA, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE), GPS IZat Gen8CUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11n (2.4 GHz) WLAN, 4G Modem (LTE Cat 4 up to 150 Mbps, WCDMA, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE), GPS IZat Gen8CBluetooth 4.1, 802.11n (2.4 GHz) WLAN
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 304 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 304 (400 MHz)Qualcomm Adreno 304 (400 MHz)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909Qualcomm Snapdragon 205Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009

3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5756     avg: 6080.7     median: 6198 (4%)     max: 6288 Points
6539 Points (4%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 5766     avg: 6036.7     median: 6168 (7%)     max: 6176 Points
6517 Points (8%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 735     avg: 5479     median: 6583 (8%)     max: 6892 Points
min: 6786     avg: 6968     median: 6968 (8%)     max: 7150 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
0 Points (0%)
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
565 Points (11%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1007     avg: 1015.7     median: 1019 (1%)     max: 1021 Points
1075 Points (1%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 298     avg: 304.3     median: 302 (6%)     max: 313 Points
331 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 424     avg: 430.5     median: 430 (7%)     max: 437 Points
423 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1099     avg: 1117     median: 1117 (2%)     max: 1135 Points
1118 Points (2%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
184.9 MFLOPS (6%)
223.6 MFLOPS (8%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
70.5 MFLOPS (7%)
55.9 MFLOPS (5%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 16784     avg: 20522.8     median: 17827 (30%)     max: 33490 ms
min: 15228     avg: 17580.1     median: 18237 (31%)     max: 19274 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 2196     avg: 2255.2     median: 2255 (25%)     max: 2314 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1796     avg: 1969.6     median: 1949 (4%)     max: 2170 Points
min: 1948     avg: 2224.7     median: 2152 (4%)     max: 2574 Points
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
18064 Points (18%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
min: 20892     avg: 24057.8     median: 24865 (8%)     max: 25825 Points
min: 22422     avg: 26396.7     median: 24924 (8%)     max: 31844 Points
PCMark for Android - Computer Vision score
1305 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - Storage score
2277 Points (8%)
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score
min: 2300     avg: 2349.5     median: 2349 (20%)     max: 2399 Points
2304 Points (19%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
min: 2882     avg: 3028.8     median: 2927 (15%)     max: 3333 Points
min: 2720     avg: 2914.5     median: 2914 (15%)     max: 3109 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 → 103%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)