Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (8917) is an ARM-based entry level SoC for tablets and smartphones (mostly Android based). It was announced in February 2016 and integrates four 64-Bit Cortex-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) that clock with up to 1.4 GHz. Furthermore, there is a Adreno 308 graphics card, a LPDDR3 memory controller (max. 667 MHz) and wireless radios for WiFi and 4G/LTE included in the chip.

The Cortex-A53 is the successor of the entry level Cortex-A7 CPU cores. The A53 is now capable of 64 Bit (ARMv8-ISA) and adressing more than 4 GB RAM. According to ARM the performance per MHz is a lot better and even surpasses a Cortex-A9 core.

The integrated Adreno 308 ist the integrated graphics card that supports OpenGL ES 3.0.

The integrated wireless radios support WiFi 802.11ac Wave 2, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GLONASS/Baidou, 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE Cat.4) standards. Futhermore, the SoC is able to decode 1080p videos in H.265 (encode only in H.264) and cameras with up to 13 MP.

The power consumption of the chip is ranging in the lower range, and therefore it is also suited for smaller smartphones. It is manufactured in 28 nm LP at TSMC.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 439

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (SD439) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. Compared to the older Snapdragon 435, the 439 is now manufactured in the current 12nm FinFET process and offers higher clock speeds of 2 GHz of the eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores (compared to 1.4 GHz). Wifi (now ac Wave 2 / Wifi 5) and Bluetooth (v5) were also updated, however the GPU still is the rather slow Adreno 505 and the LTE modem was even downgraded to a X6 with only Cat. 4/5 (max. 150 Mbps download, 75 Mbps upload).

Thanks to the higher maximum clock speed, the performance of the Snapdragon 439 mobile platform can reach the old Snapdragon 625 (also 2 GHz with 8x Cortex-A53). However, there is still a big gap to the SoCs with bigger performance cores.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 compare2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 compare1800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 compare2000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 compare1500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 compare1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 compare1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 compare1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 compare1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 compare1400 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 compare1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 compare2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 compare2000 MHz8 / 8
» Qualcomm Snapdragon 4392000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 compare1800 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 compare2000 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 compare1500 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2 compare1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 compare1700 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 MSM8936 compare1700 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 compare1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 compare1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 compare1400 MHz4 / 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
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WLAN 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, UMTS/HSPA, LTE Cat. 7 (max. 300 Mbps), GPS (Qualcomm IZat Gen8C Lite), LPDDR3-1866 Memory Controller, eMMC 5.1Adreno 505 GPU, 802.11ac Wave 2WLAN, Bluetooth 5.0, X6 LTE Cat 4/5 (150 / 75 Mbps),
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 308Qualcomm Adreno 505
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Qualcomm Snapdragon SD 439

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
425 +
min: 3958     avg: 9933     median: 10421.5 (12%)     max: 11927 Points
min: 12096     avg: 12492     median: 12492.5 (14%)     max: 12809 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
0 Points (0%)
min: 1500     avg: 1597     median: 1608 (20%)     max: 1657 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
425 +
min: 375     avg: 843     median: 884 (15%)     max: 916 Points
min: 1516     avg: 1588     median: 1598 (28%)     max: 1618 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
425 +
min: 541     avg: 654     median: 660.5 (10%)     max: 692
min: 863     avg: 880     median: 877.5 (13%)     max: 903
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
425 +
min: 883     avg: 1761     median: 1849 (3%)     max: 1939
min: 2987     avg: 3141     median: 3154 (5%)     max: 3267
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
425 +
min: 10742     avg: 13125     median: 13191 (22%)     max: 16192.4 ms
min: 9768.3     avg: 9963     median: 9952.6 (17%)     max: 10142.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
425 +
min: 2411     avg: 2952     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3374 Points
min: 4512     avg: 4731     median: 4755.5 (8%)     max: 4958 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
425 +
min: 29054     avg: 36278     median: 36883 (13%)     max: 39106 Points
min: 59539     avg: 60585     median: 60585 (21%)     max: 61631 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
425 +
min: 4077     avg: 4924     median: 4503 (14%)     max: 7325 Points
min: 4849     avg: 5390     median: 5051 (16%)     max: 6271 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
425 +
min: 11600     avg: 14212     median: 14071.5 (17%)     max: 16206 Points
min: 19841     avg: 21900     median: 22846 (28%)     max: 23014 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
425 +
min: 1132     avg: 1684     median: 1713 (1%)     max: 2126 Points
min: 12224     avg: 12439     median: 12514 (4%)     max: 12579 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
425 +
min: 15748     avg: 22159     median: 23055.5 (14%)     max: 23413 Points
min: 37733     avg: 37810     median: 37769 (23%)     max: 37928 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
425 +
min: 32557     avg: 42979     median: 43584 (8%)     max: 46710 Points
min: 75175     avg: 77540     median: 77652 (14%)     max: 79792 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
100%
425 +
5253 min (100%)
5253 min (100%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
425 +
1999 Points (11%)
min: 2490     avg: 2557     median: 2556.5 (14%)     max: 2623 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
425 +
2799 Points (10%)
min: 4775     avg: 5213     median: 5212.5 (18%)     max: 5650 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
425 +
min: 2829     avg: 3299     median: 3294 (22%)     max: 3831 Points
min: 4412     avg: 4632     median: 4643.5 (30%)     max: 4791 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
425 +
min: 3681     avg: 4389     median: 4491 (22%)     max: 5253 Points
min: 5880     avg: 6095     median: 6115 (31%)     max: 6228 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) → 100% n=17

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 → 181% n=17

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1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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