Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 is an entry-level ARM-SoC for Android smartphones and tablets. It offers four Cortex-A7 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz (Quad-Core) as well as an Adreno 305 graphics card. Furthermore, a HSPA+/LTE radio is integrated in the SoC, which is manufactured in a 28-nanometer LP process.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8277 is a mid-range SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Krait (improved ARM Cortex-A9) CPU cores at 1.0 GHz and a Adreno 305 graphics card. A memory controller and radio elements (excluding LTE) are also included. The chip is produced in 28nm LP process at TSMC.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T

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The Qualcomm MSM8960T (Snapdragon S4 Pro) is a fast ARM SoC, which is mainly used in smartphones. It integrates a Krait-based dual-core processor and an Adreno 320 graphics card. Furthermore it features an integrated LPDDR2 memory controller (dual channel, max. 500 MHz) as well as various radio standards including LTE. The chip is fabricated at TSMC in a 28nm LP process.

Unlike older Qualcomm SoCs, which are still based on slower Scorpion cores, the MSM8960T uses the modern Krait architecture. The Krait design is significantly faster than the Cortex-A5, Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A9 architecture from ARM and just behind the high-end Cortex-A15. The two cores are clocked at 1.7 GHz and offer a performance, which is even above some older quad-cores like Nvidia's Tegra 3 or the Samsung Exynos 4412.

The Adreno 320 graphics card is the same as found in the Snapdragon 600 and one of the fastest mobile GPUs in mid-2013. The GPU is clocked at 400 MHz and offers enough performance for demanding games and high resolution screens.

Since the MSM8960T only has two CPU cores, the power consumption should be somewhat below quad-cores like the Snapdragon 600. The chip can therefore be used in compact smartphones with a smaller battery.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A1500 - 1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89281600 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80281600 MHz4 / 4
» Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A1500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89601500 - 1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A1700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM89261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM82261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ80261200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM89301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82301200 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM82271000 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM86601700 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM82601500 MHz2 / 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD82501000 MHz1 / 1
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3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 7756     avg: 8177     median: 8177 (5%)     max: 8598 Points
3812 Points (2%)
7305 Points (5%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 7704     avg: 8386     median: 8696 (10%)     max: 8759 Points
3805 Points (5%)
min: 7074     avg: 7129     median: 7129 (8%)     max: 7184 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 7913     avg: 8927     median: 9016 (10%)     max: 9761 Points
3DMark - Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics 2560x1440
785 Points (15%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
472 Points (4%)
min: 632     avg: 668     median: 668 (5%)     max: 704 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
1158 Points (10%)
min: 2453     avg: 2630     median: 2630 (24%)     max: 2807 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
1385 Points (3%)
min: 2057     avg: 2521     median: 2520.5 (5%)     max: 2984 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
571 Points (1%)
min: 871     avg: 1068     median: 1068 (2%)     max: 1265 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
963 Points (3%)
min: 1578     avg: 1848     median: 1848 (5%)     max: 2118 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 1109     avg: 1309     median: 1338 (2%)     max: 1451 Points
619 Points (1%)
min: 963     avg: 1098     median: 1098 (2%)     max: 1233 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 338     avg: 393     median: 398.5 (8%)     max: 438 Points
349 Points (7%)
min: 531     avg: 584     median: 583.5 (12%)     max: 636 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
441 Points (7%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
1100 Points (3%)
Linpack Android / IOS - Multi Thread
min: 150.059     avg: 222     median: 249.9 (8%)     max: 265 MFLOPS
154 MFLOPS (5%)
min: 225.792     avg: 246     median: 246.3 (8%)     max: 266.878 MFLOPS
Linpack Android / IOS - Single Thread
min: 67.936     avg: 87.9     median: 97.7 (10%)     max: 98 MFLOPS
103 MFLOPS (10%)
min: 166.007     avg: 169     median: 169.4 (17%)     max: 172.852 MFLOPS
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 12714     avg: 14099     median: 13858 (23%)     max: 15967.8 ms
min: 10212.9     avg: 13834     median: 13834.5 (23%)     max: 17456 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 1207     avg: 1429     median: 1404.4 (15%)     max: 1701 ms
min: 1416.7     avg: 1669     median: 1669.2 (18%)     max: 1921.7 ms
min: 1159.3     avg: 1421     median: 1421.5 (16%)     max: 1683.6 ms
Sunspider - 0.9.1 Total Score *
1529 ms (14%)
min: 1296.2     avg: 1693     median: 1435 (14%)     max: 2179.6 ms
min: 1202.3     avg: 1329     median: 1250.1 (12%)     max: 1534.4 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 1894     avg: 2330     median: 2335 (4%)     max: 2755 Points
min: 1466     avg: 2018     median: 2018 (4%)     max: 2570 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Metal
771 Points (21%)
Vellamo 3.x - Multicore Beta
1248 Points (28%)
Vellamo 3.x - Browser
1881 Points (25%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0
min: 9699     avg: 9949     median: 9948.5 (23%)     max: 10198 points
4143 points (10%)
7510 points (17%)
AnTuTu v3 - CPU
2770 (18%)
5727 (37%)
AnTuTu v4 - Total Score
17354 (40%)
17699 (41%)
AnTuTu v5 - Total Score
19444 Points (20%)
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score
24799 Points (8%)
AndEBench - Java
min: 290     avg: 341     median: 341 (10%)     max: 392 Iter./s
176 Iter./s (5%)
min: 327     avg: 350     median: 350 (11%)     max: 373 Iter./s
AndEBench - Native
min: 5540     avg: 6590     median: 6590 (22%)     max: 7640 Iter./s
968 Iter./s (3%)
min: 6665     avg: 6716     median: 6715.5 (22%)     max: 6766 Iter./s
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - CPU Tests
min: 7044     avg: 7929     median: 7929 (1%)     max: 8814 Points
3632 Points (0%)
7065 Points (1%)
PCMark for Android - Work performance score
2383 Points (12%)

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 → 100%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 → 75%

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T → 127%

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