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Easy! Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625 In 5 Points

Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625
  • Snapdragon 710
  • Snapdragon 625

Summary

Snapdragon 710 is the latest mobile processor from Qualcomm designed for high-performance and AI capabilities. Snapdragon 625 is a pure mid-range rocker, it is a perfect balance of moderate performance and energy efficiency.

Qualcomm recently unveiled the Snapdragon 710, an AI capable mobile chipset solution for mid-range smartphones. The Snapdragon 710 (SD710) is the first product of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 series chipset line-up. It is also a successor to the Snapdragon 660 which powered many mid-rangers in 2017. Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Y2 powered by the 2016’s Snapdragon 625. In view of the above, this post highlights the power of each processor, and understand the performance prospects of each by pitting Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625.

Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625
Image Credit: Qualcomm

1. Snapdragon 710’s AI Capabilities Are Powerful

Snapdragon 710 Vs 625
Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625 – CPU, GPU, Design, Memory

The key USP of the Snapdragon 710 is different AI framework support. This feature enables computational photography, face unlock, natural language processing, etc. The Snapdragon 625 also have some amount of AI features, as seen in the Mi A1’s photography, wherein bokeh effect was nothing but computational photography enabled by the Hexagon DSP.

2. Snapdragon 710 Is Built On 10nm Process Node

The Snapdragon 625 (SD625) is built on 14nm TSMC’s FinFET LPP technology, whereas the Snapdragon 710 is built on 10nm process technology. Also, Snapdragon 625 was produced in 2016. These difference clearly gives the SD710 an edge in high performance and energy efficient.

3. Snapdragon 710 Has Custom-Designed CPUs

Cortex-A53 CPUs in Snapdragon 625 chipset is meant for energy efficiency and balanced performance, this is one of the reasons for its success. In our comparison of Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625, SD710’s custom-designed Kryo 360 CPUs are one of the main factors in making it a highly-powerful mobile chipset. The 10nm node technology keeps the energy consumption at optimum levels.

Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625
Snapdragon 710 Vs Snapdragon 625 – Media, Storage, Benchmarks

4. Snapdragon 710 Has Better LTE Modem

In comparison to the X9 LTE cellular modem in SD625, the SD710 integrates the X15 LTE modem, providing download speeds up to 800Mbps and up to 300Mbps uplink speed.

5. Snapdragon 625 Powered Phones Are Cheaper

The comparison boils down to one thing – the cost. The Snapdragon 710 is designed to power upper mid-range smartphones, such as the lite versions of the high-end smartphones. For instance, the Mi 8 SE is powered by the Snapdragon 710. Whereas, the Snapdragon 625 powers the proper mid-ranges.

To some extent, this comparison is not a valid one, as the cost and design is the main factor, However, readers who wanted to understand the difference between the two can use the below key takeaways.


The key contender to Snapdragon 625 is the Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 659 mobile processor. Read the comparison between Snapdragon 625 Vs Kirin 659.


Snapdragon 710 Vs 625 Key Takeaways

  • Look for the SD710 in your latest mid-range or sub-premium smartphone
  • Adreno 616 GPU will enable high-performance gaming applications
  • Snapdragon 625 is highly energy efficient mobile chipset
  • After SD710, Snapdragon 660 ensures good performance and imaging capabilities

Snapdragon 710 Smartphones

MI 8 SE (Upcoming)

Vivo NEX A (Upcoming)

Snapdragon 625 Smartphones

Redmi Y2 (Blue, 3+32 GB)

Mobile Chipset Snapdragon 710 Snapdragon 625
Package 10nm 14nm
Processor Octa-core Kryo™ 360 CPU  at 2.2GHz, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology Octa-core, ARM Cortex at 2.0 GHz QDS, Qualcomm All-ways Aware™ Technology
Memory LPDDR4X
UFS2.1 Gear3 2L, SD 3.0
LPDDR3
SD 3.0 (SDCC), eMMC 5.1
Display Display: 2560×1600
Quad HD, WQXGA
Max. Ext. Display: 4K
1080p Full HD, 1900×1200, WUXGA,
Display: UI FPS – 60 FPS
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + HS BT 4.1 and BLE
WLAN Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac
USB 1x USB 3.1 Type C,
1x USB 2.0 micro-B
1x USB 3.0
Graphics Adreno 616 GPU OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 Full Adreno 506
OpenGL ES 3.1+
Qualcomm Spectra™ Camera 20 MP dual camera
32 MP single camera
2X Qualcomm Spectra™ 250 ISP
Supports up to 24 MP Camera
2x Image Sensor Processors

Dear Readers, if you want us to compare any specific chipsets, do let us know in the comment section below.