Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937)

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (SD430) is a lower mainstream SoC for (Android based) smartphones and tablets. Contrary to the Snapdragon 630, it is still manufactured in a 28-nm process and also consists of an octa-core CPU part with ARM Cortex-A53 cores. However, they are only clocked at up to 1.4 GHz. The integrated X6 LTE modem supports Cat. 4 with maximum transfer rates of 150 Mbps (downstream) and 75 Mbps (upstream). The SoC also includes an Adreno 505 GPU with support for Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1. WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 are supported as well. The memory controller supports LPDDR3 clocked at 800 MHz (so probably dual-channel DDRL-1600). 

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 430 (MSM8937)Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
: Snapdragon Cortex-A53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 compare2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 compare2200 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 compare2000 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 compare2000 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)1400 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 439 compare2000 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)1400 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
1400 MHz1400 MHz
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Adreno 505 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 4, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1600 Memory ControllerWLAN 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 5.1
iGPUQualcomm Adreno 505Qualcomm Adreno 308
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Qualcomm Snapdragon 425

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
430 +
min: 8253     avg: 9093     median: 9045 (10%)     max: 10364 Points
115%
425 +
min: 3958     avg: 9933     median: 10421.5 (12%)     max: 11927 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
430 +
min: 1064     avg: 1195     median: 1193.5 (15%)     max: 1338 Points
100%
425 +
min: 1064     avg: 1194.9     median: 1193.5 (15%)     max: 1338 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
430 +
min: 1072     avg: 1195     median: 1200.5 (21%)     max: 1333 Points
74%
425 +
min: 375     avg: 843     median: 884 (15%)     max: 916 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
430 +
min: 613     avg: 629     median: 628.5 (10%)     max: 644
100%
425 +
min: 613     avg: 628.5     median: 628.5 (10%)     max: 644
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
430 +
min: 1706     avg: 1896     median: 1895.5 (5%)     max: 2085
100%
425 +
min: 1706     avg: 1895.5     median: 1895.5 (5%)     max: 2085
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
430 +
min: 619     avg: 657     median: 658.5 (10%)     max: 685
100%
425 +
min: 541     avg: 654     median: 660.5 (10%)     max: 692
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
430 +
min: 2222     avg: 2553     median: 2552.5 (4%)     max: 2889
72%
425 +
min: 883     avg: 1761     median: 1849 (3%)     max: 1939
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
430 +
min: 10396     avg: 12677     median: 13194 (22%)     max: 14709 ms
100%
425 +
min: 10742     avg: 13125     median: 13191 (22%)     max: 16192.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
430 +
min: 2604     avg: 3194     median: 3293.5 (6%)     max: 3438 Points
93%
425 +
min: 2411     avg: 2952     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3374 Points
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
430 +
min: 42798     avg: 45027     median: 44963.5 (15%)     max: 47066 Points
82%
425 +
min: 29054     avg: 36278     median: 36883 (13%)     max: 39106 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
430 +
min: 3999     avg: 4992     median: 4792 (15%)     max: 6830 Points
94%
425 +
min: 4077     avg: 4924     median: 4503 (14%)     max: 7325 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
430 +
min: 14313     avg: 16454     median: 16194 (20%)     max: 17949 Points
87%
425 +
min: 11600     avg: 14212     median: 14071.5 (17%)     max: 16206 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
430 +
min: 8556     avg: 9082     median: 9083 (3%)     max: 9583 Points
19%
425 +
min: 1132     avg: 1684     median: 1713 (1%)     max: 2126 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
430 +
min: 14989     avg: 26579     median: 27811 (17%)     max: 28218 Points
83%
425 +
min: 15748     avg: 22159     median: 23055.5 (14%)     max: 23413 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
430 +
min: 44992     avg: 56835     median: 58282 (10%)     max: 59990 Points
75%
425 +
min: 32557     avg: 42979     median: 43584 (8%)     max: 46710 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work 2.0 Battery Life
100%
430 +
917 min (17%)
573%
425 +
5253 min (100%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
430 +
1783 Points (9%)
112%
425 +
1999 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
430 +
3256 Points (11%)
86%
425 +
2799 Points (10%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
430 +
min: 3408     avg: 3668     median: 3636 (24%)     max: 3892 Points
91%
425 +
min: 2829     avg: 3299     median: 3294 (22%)     max: 3831 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
430 +
min: 3347     avg: 4577     median: 4689 (23%)     max: 5290 Points
96%
425 +
min: 3681     avg: 4389     median: 4491 (22%)     max: 5253 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) → 113% n=20

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