Snapdragon 660 integrates Qualcomm's custom-designed Kryo CPUs, while the 2016-introduced Snapdragon 625 integrates raw ARM's Cortex-A53 Cores. As per the analyses, there is a huge performance gap between the two due to the design, cellular, GPU, etc. Read the comparison below...
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 SoC (system-on-chip) is an all-rounder for mid-range segment smartphones. It provides a perfect balance of performance and energy efficiency using the ARM’s Cortex-A53 CPU cores. The smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 625 approximately costs from 8,000 to 18,000 INR range. However, if in this price range, if a reputed OEM (smartphone manufacturer) is providing Snapdragon 660 powered smartphone. Then this is a useful post for you, as the following information relates to the key differences and performance prospects of Snapdragon 660 Vs 625 mobile processors.
For the uninformed, The Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 series (Snapdragon 625, 650, 630, among others) is in the mid-end market, but the Snapdragon 660 is little above as it has sub-premium features. Snapdragon 625 is still very popular for mid-segment smartphones. So which one is good between the Snapdragon 625 and 660? let’s take a look at the key differences.
As per the specifications sheet, it can be seen from the comparison of the above parameters that the Snapdragon 625 and 660 have the following differences:
1. SD660 Has Kryo 260 CPUs
Although both chips are 8-core designs, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 uses a Kryo 260 CPUs (based on the Cortex-A73 core) with a maximum frequency of 2.2GHz, while the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 is only 2.0GHz.
2. SD660 Has Better Cellular Standard Aspects
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 also has more comprehensive network support, supporting X12/X13 LTE, so the high-speed network experience is obviously better than Snapdragon 625.
3. SD 660 Has Powerful GPU
In terms of numbers alone, GPU 512 seems to be better than GPU 506, but this does not represent actual performance. The specific test depends on the specific tests scores shown in the chart below.
Snapdragon 660 Vs 625 AnTuTu Benchmark Scores
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Vs 625 Benchmark Points
Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Series
3D / Gaming
As per the benchmark & tests results, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 scores better in Geekbench single-core performance, multi-core performance, and GFXBench performance tests. SD660 is seen as the latest Snapdragon 600 series mobile platform. Using a 14nm manufacturing process, it has lower power consumption. Also, introduction of the new Kryo 260 CPUs and Adreno 512 GPU in the SD660 enables higher overall performance than the Snapdragon 625.
High-performance processor and associated features come with a price, hence there is a price difference between Moto X4 and Moto G5 Plus. For instance, In the comparison of Moto X4 Vs Moto G5 Plus equipped with SD660 and SD625 respectively. Performance wise Moto X4 wins, however, doesn’t come at a lower price than the Moto G5 Plus. Below are few good value smartphones in India based on the processor use.
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