Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625

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The Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (SD625) is a mid-range octa-core SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cpu cores at up to 2 GHz, an Adreno 506 GPU, a DDR3L-1866 memory controller and a X9 LTE (Cat 7, 4G+, 300 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up) modem. Furthermore, the chip supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. It is manufactured in 14nm FinFet. The processor performance should be similar to a HiSilicon Kirin 650, which also offers 8 Cortex A53 cores at up to 2 GHz. However, due to the modern manufacturing process, power consumption and throttling should be better with the Snapdragon 625.

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 625Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)
Qualcomm SnapdragonQualcomm Snapdragon
Cortex-A53Cortex-A53
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 MSM8929 compare1400 MHz8 / 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 compare1200 MHz4 / 4
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) compare1400 MHz8 / 8
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» Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917)1400 MHz4 / 4
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Adreno 506 GPU, 802.11ac WLAN, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE Cat. 7, Dual-Channel LPDDR3-1866 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 506Qualcomm Adreno 308
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Qualcomm Snapdragon 425

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
100%
625 +
13607 Points (9%)
100%
425 +
13607 Points (9%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
100%
625 +
min: 13538     avg: 13679     median: 13678.5 (16%)     max: 13819 Points
100%
425 +
min: 13538     avg: 13678.5     median: 13678.5 (16%)     max: 13819 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
100%
625 +
min: 14195     avg: 15727     median: 15836.5 (18%)     max: 16267 Points
66%
425 +
min: 3958     avg: 9933     median: 10421.5 (12%)     max: 11927 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
100%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1936     median: 1992 (25%)     max: 2119 Points
100%
425 +
min: 1638     avg: 1936.2     median: 1992 (25%)     max: 2119 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Sling Shot (ES 3.0) Unlimited Physics
100%
625 +
min: 1638     avg: 1962     median: 2003 (35%)     max: 2452 Points
44%
425 +
min: 375     avg: 843     median: 884 (15%)     max: 916 Points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
4792 (9%)
100%
425 +
4792 (9%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
925 (19%)
100%
425 +
925 (19%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
min: 795     avg: 824     median: 820 (13%)     max: 845
100%
425 +
min: 795     avg: 823.6     median: 820 (13%)     max: 845
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
min: 2525     avg: 3116     median: 2984 (7%)     max: 4042
100%
425 +
min: 2525     avg: 3116.4     median: 2984 (7%)     max: 4042
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
min: 841     avg: 866     median: 872.5 (13%)     max: 881
76%
425 +
min: 541     avg: 654     median: 660.5 (10%)     max: 692
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
min: 3148     avg: 4171     median: 4319.5 (7%)     max: 4396
43%
425 +
min: 883     avg: 1761     median: 1849 (3%)     max: 1939
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
625 +
171 (11%)
100%
425 +
171 (11%)
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
625 +
1023 (6%)
100%
425 +
1023 (6%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
100%
625 +
min: 8027.7     avg: 9289     median: 9316.4 (16%)     max: 12194 ms
92%
425 +
min: 10742     avg: 13125     median: 13191 (22%)     max: 16192.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 3781     avg: 4524     median: 4502 (8%)     max: 4979 Points
68%
425 +
min: 2411     avg: 2952     median: 3052 (5%)     max: 3374 Points
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Metal
100%
625 +
1578 Points (42%)
100%
425 +
1578 Points (42%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Multicore Beta
100%
625 +
2404 Points (54%)
100%
425 +
2404 Points (54%)
Vellamo 3.x - Vellamo 3.x Browser
100%
625 +
3475 Points (46%)
100%
425 +
3475 Points (46%)
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
100%
625 +
37065 points (86%)
100%
425 +
37065 points (86%)
AnTuTu v6 - AnTuTu v6 Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 59867     avg: 63396     median: 63206 (22%)     max: 68348 Points
58%
425 +
min: 29054     avg: 36278     median: 36883 (13%)     max: 39106 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 MEM
100%
625 +
min: 4570     avg: 5923     median: 5907.5 (18%)     max: 7431 Points
76%
425 +
min: 4077     avg: 4924     median: 4503 (14%)     max: 7325 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 UX
100%
625 +
min: 19447     avg: 20817     median: 20902.5 (26%)     max: 21974 Points
67%
425 +
min: 11600     avg: 14212     median: 14071.5 (17%)     max: 16206 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 GPU
100%
625 +
min: 12718     avg: 12942     median: 12832.5 (4%)     max: 13599 Points
13%
425 +
min: 1132     avg: 1684     median: 1713 (1%)     max: 2126 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 CPU
100%
625 +
min: 25992     avg: 36737     median: 38406.5 (24%)     max: 40836 Points
60%
425 +
min: 15748     avg: 22159     median: 23055.5 (14%)     max: 23413 Points
AnTuTu v7 - AnTuTu v7 Total Score
100%
625 +
min: 65759     avg: 76418     median: 77841.5 (14%)     max: 81789 Points
56%
425 +
min: 32557     avg: 42979     median: 43584 (8%)     max: 46710 Points
AndEBench - AndEBench Java
100%
625 +
2429 Iter./s (75%)
100%
425 +
2429 Iter./s (75%)
AndEBench - AndEBench Native
100%
625 +
24869 Iter./s (82%)
100%
425 +
24869 Iter./s (82%)
PassMark PerformanceTest Mobile V1 - PerformanceTest Mobile CPU Tests
100%
625 +
156240 Points (21%)
100%
425 +
156240 Points (21%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
100%
625 +
min: 2400     avg: 2450     median: 2424 (13%)     max: 2520 Points
82%
425 +
1999 Points (11%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage
100%
625 +
min: 2335     avg: 4177     median: 4267 (15%)     max: 5580 Points
66%
425 +
2799 Points (10%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
100%
625 +
min: 4626     avg: 4894     median: 4850.5 (32%)     max: 5558 Points
68%
425 +
min: 2829     avg: 3299     median: 3294 (22%)     max: 3831 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
100%
625 +
min: 4596     avg: 5855     median: 5718.5 (29%)     max: 7846 Points
79%
425 +
min: 3681     avg: 4389     median: 4491 (22%)     max: 5253 Points

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 → 100% n=32

Average Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (MSM8917) → 82% n=32

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