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Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909

Qualcomm 210 MSM8909

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.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon 200
CodenameCortex-A7

Series: Snapdragon 200 Cortex-A7

Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 compare1.3 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 « 1.1 GHz4 / 4 cores Cortex-A7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores Cortex-A7
Clock Rate1100 MHz
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesUSB 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 Gen8C
GPUQualcomm Adreno 304 (400 MHz)
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date07/01/2015
Product Link (external)www.qualcomm.com

Benchmarks

3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 735     avg: 5479     median: 6583 (6%)     max: 6892 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 424     avg: 430.5     median: 430.5 (4%)     max: 437 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 1099     avg: 1117     median: 1117 (1%)     max: 1135 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 298     avg: 304.3     median: 302 (6%)     max: 313 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 16784     avg: 20523     median: 17828 (21%)     max: 33491 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
min: 2196     avg: 2255     median: 2255 (25%)     max: 2314 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 1796     avg: 1970     median: 1949 (2%)     max: 2170 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Computer Vision
1305 Points (7%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score 2.0
min: 2300     avg: 2350     median: 2349.5 (15%)     max: 2399 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Work Score
min: 2882     avg: 3029     median: 2927 (15%)     max: 3333 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 processor

LG K9

LG K9 Smartphone Review

For about 130 Euros (~$151), the LG K9 offers simple equipment, an affordable price, and a removable battery to its buyers. We clarify in our test how the smart...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 5.00" | 148 g
CAT S31 Smartphone Review

CAT S31 Smartphone Review

Smart industry phone. The rugged smartphones from Caterpillar, a manufacturer of construction equipment, are entering the next round. On the outside everything ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 4.70" | 200 g
LG K4 (2017) Smartphone Review

LG K4 (2017) Smartphone Review

Good for beginners. This phone is really an ideal first smartphone: if you are not accustomed to smartphones, you will have no difficulties navigating through t...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 5.00" | 136 g
HTC Desire 530

HTC Desire 530 Smartphone Review

Everyone's Desire?HTC offers a new smartphone in the 200-Euro (~$222) category. The Desire 530 aims to impress buyers with a unique design, decent cameras and u...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 5.00" | 140 g
Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review

Microsoft Lumia 550 Smartphone Review

Windows 10 onboard. Microsoft sees its affordable (and with Windows 10) Lumia 550 positioned in the low-cost sector of around 100 Euros (~$109). However, the sm...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 4.70" | 142 g

LG Wine Smart: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 3.20", 0.1 kg
  Review » LG Wine Smart Smartphone Review

CAT S40: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.70", 0.2 kg
  Review » CAT S40 Smartphone Review

Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Panasonic Toughbook FZ-T1

TP-Link Neffos Y5s: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » TP-Link Neffos Y5s

Doro 8035: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Doro 8035

LG K8 2018 (K9): Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » LG K8 2018 (K9)

Wileyfox Pro: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Wileyfox Pro

TP-Link Neffos Y50: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.50", 0.1 kg
  External Review » TP-Link Neffos Y50

TP-Link Neffos Y5: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » TP-Link Neffos Y5

AGM X1 mini: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » AGM X1 mini

Alcatel Pixi 4, 6-inch: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 6.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Alcatel Pixi 4, 6-inch

Alcatel A30: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Alcatel A30

Archos 50b Cobalt: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Archos 50b Cobalt

Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 4: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 6.00"
  External Review » Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 4

LG Tribute HD: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » LG Tribute HD

LG K4 2017: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » LG K4 2017

LG K3 2017: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.50", 0.1 kg
  External Review » LG K3 2017

Doro 8030: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.50", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Doro 8030

Archos 50f Helium: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Archos 50f Helium

Archos 50f Helium Lite: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Archos 50f Helium Lite

LG Phoenix 2: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » LG Phoenix 2

Alcatel Fierce 4: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Alcatel Fierce 4

Alcatel One Touch Pop 4 Plus : Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Alcatel One Touch Pop 4 Plus

Wiko Freddy: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Wiko Freddy

Lenovo Vibe C: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Vibe C

Alcatel One Touch Pop 4+ 5056D: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Alcatel One Touch Pop 4+ 5056D

Alcatel Pop 4: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Alcatel Pop 4

Doro 8031: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.50", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Doro 8031

HTC Desire 530: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.1 kg
  External Review » HTC Desire 530

HTC Desire 520: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » HTC Desire 520

Archos 50e Helium: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Archos 50e Helium

Lenovo TAB 2 A10-30: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 10.10", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo TAB 2 A10-30

Microsoft Lumia 550: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.70", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Microsoft Lumia 550

Archos 50 Cesium: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Archos 50 Cesium

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 YT3-850L: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 8.00", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 8 YT3-850L

LG Wine Smart: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 3.20", 0.1 kg
  External Review » LG Wine Smart

CAT S40: Qualcomm Adreno 304, 4.70", 0.2 kg
  External Review » CAT CAT S40

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2015-08-20)