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Snapdragon 636 Vs 625 – Quick Guide & Benchmark

Snapdragon 636 Vs 625 post highlights the key differences and the benchmark points for different usage scenarios.

Snapdragon 636 Vs 625
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Recently, Xiaomi released the Redmi Note 5 Pro model in India. One of the key attractions in the device is the world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. This chip has about 40% better performance than the previous Snapdragon 630 chip. Redmi Note 5 will also use this chip, it is also reported that this mobile phone processor is expected to become a standard after Snapdragon 625 which is current rocking many mid-rangers.

So, which one is a better chip? Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 or Snapdragon 625?. Firstly, let’s take a look at the technical parameters to understand the difference between the two chips, perhaps the parameter specification is the most intuitive way.

As can be seen from the table, compared to the SD625, SD636 has a full advantage in terms of CPU, GPU, memory support specifications, network baseband, fast charge, etc.

Snapdragon 636 Has Better CPU Design, GPU, LTE, RAM, Flash, Charing specifications

Built on the 14nm FinFET process node, the SD636 integrates custom-designed ARM-based Kryo cores. It has 8 Kryo 260 cores having a maximum clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The Adreno 509 GPU is a better upgrade to the Snapdragon 625’s Adreno 506. It supports LPDD4 RAM and UFS 2.1 flash storage. It integrates X12 LTE modem with an increased download and upload rates. Further, it brings quick charging 4.0 version to enable fast charging support to the new models.

Snapdragon 636 Vs 625


Judging from the AnTuTu running points, the Snapdragon 636 has surpassed the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 in terms of performance, especially the comprehensive performance is still quite large.

According to the results of AnTutu’s running scores, the performance of the SD636 processor was around 110,000 points, which achieved the performance of the previous 800 series flagship processors. At the same time, the 14nm process technology has a better power performance ratio, as a strategic level product of Qualcomm in the mid-end (upper mid-range) market.