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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960

Qualcomm S4 Plus MSM8960

The Qualcomm MSM8960 (Snapdragon S4 series) is a ARM based high-end smartphone SoC in 2012. It contains two Krait (ARMv7) CPU cores at 1.5 - 1.7 GHz, a Adreno 225 GPU (400 MHz), a LPDDR2 memory controller (up to 500 MHz) and radio elements including LTE. The chip is produced in 28nm LP (low power process) at TSMC.

The Krait cores offer a slightly better performance as the standard Cortex-A9 cores and are compatible to the NEON SIMD extensions.

SeriesQualcomm Snapdragon
CodenameARMv7

Series: Snapdragon ARMv7

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A compare1.5 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8028 compare1.6 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960T compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 8930AB compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus APQ8060A compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 « 1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8260A compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 compare1.2 GHz4 / 4 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230 compare1.2 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 compare1 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8660 compare1.7 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 compare1.5 GHz2 / 2 cores ARMv7
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 compare1 GHz1 / 1 cores ARMv7
Clock Rate1500 - 1700 MHz
Level 1 Cache64 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Manufacturing Technology28 nm
FeaturesLTE, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
GPUQualcomm Adreno 225 (400 MHz)
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date02/27/2012

Benchmarks

Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
min: 1882     avg: 2487     median: 2563.5 (5%)     max: 2940 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
45456 ms (53%)
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 processor

 

Review Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone

Camera or phone? With an almost absurd resolution of 41 megapixels, the Lumia 1020 ridicules the entire competition. The rest of the specs, however, have remain...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 | Qualcomm Adreno 225 | 4.50" | 158 g
 

Review BlackBerry Q5 Smartphone

Austerity measures? Following the exceptional BlackBerry Q10, the Canadian manufacturer releases an even less expensive version on the market dubbed BlackBerry ...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 | Qualcomm Adreno 225 | 3.10" | 120 g
 

Review Nokia Lumia 925 Smartphone

Night owl. Not even one year has passed between the release of Nokia's Lumia 920 and its successor, the Lumia 925. Supposedly, the already great camera has seen...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 | Qualcomm Adreno 225 | 4.50" | 139 g
 

Review LG P875 Optimus F5 Smartphone

Run-of-the-mill. Avid readers know it. You will usually find a concise word describing the reviewed device here. But, what shall we do if the smartphone does no...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.30" | 131.1 g
 

Review BlackBerry Q10 Smartphone

Back to its roots. BlackBerry has successfully launched the vanguard of its new OS Blackberry 10 with the Z10 model. Now the Canadian manufacturer introduces th...
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 | Qualcomm Adreno 225 | 3.10" | 139 g

BlackBerry Z10: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.20", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review RIM BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

Samsung ATIV S: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.80", 0.1 kg
  Review » Review Samsung ATIV S Smartphone

Nokia Lumia 820: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.30", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Nokia Lumia 820 Smartphone

Nokia Lumia 920: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.50", 0.2 kg
  Review » Review Nokia Lumia 920 Smartphone

BlackBerry Leap: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 5.00", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Leap

BlackBerry Classic: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 3.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Blackberry Classic

Samsung ATIV S: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.80", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Samsung ATIV S

Nokia Lumia 820: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.30", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 1020: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 920: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 925: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.50", 0.1 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 925

Nokia Lumia 928: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.50", 0.2 kg
  External Review » Nokia Lumia 928

BlackBerry Q5: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 3.10", 0.1 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Q5

BlackBerry Z10: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 4.20", 0.1 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Q10: Qualcomm Adreno 225, 3.10", 0.1 kg
  External Review » BlackBerry Q10

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-07-12)