Snapdragon 430 Vs Snapdragon 616 Comparison

Snapdragon 430 Vs Snapdragon 616 Comparison: Both Snapdragon 430 and Snapdragon 616 belongs to the different series of Qualcomm processors.The Snapdragon 616 was announced on July 31, 2015 and Snapdragon 425 was announced on February 11, 2016. They both has technology difference of one year. Here we have compared each and every aspects of these two processors.

Snapdragon 430 Vs Snapdragon 616 Comparison

Snapdragon 430 Vs Snapdragon 616 Comparison:

SpecsSnapdragon 430 ProcessorSnapdragon 616 Processor
Modem NameQualcomm Snapdragon X6 LTE modemQualcomm Snapdragon X5 LTE modem
LTE CategoryLTE Category 4 (downlink)LTE Category 4 (downlink)
Downlink Features2x10 MHz carrier aggregation

Up to 64-QAM
1x20 MHz

Up to 64-QAM
Uplink Features1x20 MHz

Up to 64-QAM
1x20 MHz

Up to 16-QAM
Peak Download Speed150 Mbps150 Mbps
Peak Upload Speed75 Mbps50 Mbps
RFFEQualcomm RF360 front-end solutionQualcomm RF360 front-end solution
Megapixel SupportUp to 21 MP cameraUp to 21 MP camera
Image Sensor Processor2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP)N/A
Video CaptureUp to 1080p video capture @30 FPSUp to 1080p video capture @30 FPS
Video PlaybackUp to 1080p video playbackUp to 1080p video playback
Codec SupportH.264 (AVC)

H.265 (HEVC)
H.264 (AVC)

H.265 (HEVC)
Audio TechnologyFluence HD noise cancellation technologyN/A
CPU Clock SpeedUp to 1.4 GHzUp to 1.7 GHz
CPU CoresOcta-core CPU

8x ARM Cortex A53
Octa-core CPU

8x ARM Cortex A53
CPU Bit Architecture64-bit64-bit
GPU NameAdreno 505 GPUAdreno 405 GPU
Qualcomm Quick Charge SupportQuick Charge 3.0 technologyQuick Charge 2.0 technology

Source: Qualcomm

Here are some major difference between Snapdragon 430 and Snapdragon 616:

  • The Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 has a lower performing CPU compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2.
  • Snapdragon 616 doesn’t support external SD card whereas snapdragon 430 do support external SD card.
  • When it comes to battery life of the smartphone, both the processors consumes same amount of power.
  • Snapdragon 430 doesn’t support CDMA and Snapdragon 616 do support  CDMA network.
  •  Snapdragon 430 don’t have error-correcting code memory which can detect and correct data corruption.
  • Snapdragon 616 provides 20 percent faster clocking speed than the snapdragon 430 processor.

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