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The new Snapdragon 636 vs 660 | To the point review

Does snapdragon 636 (2018) is more powerful than the snapdragon 660 (2017)

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I wrote this post to clear all the doubts related to Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 636. Both the chipsets are powerful as well as power-efficient and are built on 14nm tech.

Snapdragon 636

Snapdragon-636 just made its debut with the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Snapdragon-636 is built on 14nm. Its a slightly lower variant of Snapdragon-660. Looking at the in-depth most of the specifications are same, the main difference is the clock frequency of Kyro cores and the GPU.

Snapdragon 636 specifications

  • 14nm FinFET process-based
  • Quick Charge 4 support
  • The maximum resolution supported is FHD+ or 2160×1080 pixels, and is optimized for Full HD+ 18:9 displays.
  • The CPU is Kryo 260 with eight cores, clocked up to 1.8 GHz along with the Adreno 509 GPU.

According to the Qualcomm – The Kryo 260 with eight cores and Adreno 509 provides up to 40% higher performance than the Snapdragon 630’s processor.

  • Support either one 24 MP camera or two cameras with up to 16 MP sensors with the Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP.
  • Video recording is available in 1080p at 120 fps or 4K at 30 fps. 4K video playback is also supported.
  • Bluetooth 5 and faster Wi-Fi with 11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) Up to 867 Mbps.
  • Supports Type-C with compatibility for USB 3.1
  • X12 LTE modem.
  • Both SIM cards can support LTE.
  • Supports up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM clocked at 1333 MHz.

Snapdragon 660

Now, let’s address the Big dog in the room or the powerful Dragon of the 600 Series, The Snapdragon 660.

The Snapdragon-660 is a successor to Snapdragon-653 from 2016, Snapdragon 653 was equipped on the Redmi note 3.

The Snapdragon-660 was announced in May 2017. The Snapdragon 660 is the slightly powerful than the Snapdragon 636.

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Snapdragon 636 vs 660

Snapdragon 660 Specifications

  • Based on 14nm FinFET process-based technology.
  • Quick Charge 4 support.
  • 8x Kryo 260 CPU cores clocked at 2.2GHz and the GPU is Adreno 512
  • X12 LTE modem
  • QHD display support
  • Bluetooth 5 and faster Wi-Fi with 11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) Up to 867 Mbps.
  • Supports Type-C with compatibility for USB 3.1
  • Supports up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM clocked at 1333 MHz.

The only difference Between the Snapdragon 660 and the Snapdragon 636 is the Adreno 512 and the Adreno 509.

Antutu Benchmark Scores

Snapdragon-636 110000
Snapdragon-660 118000

GeekBench Scores

Single Core Multi Core
Snapdragon-636 1378 4939
Snapdragon-660 1600 5800

 

If we look at the overall score everything except GPU is same in the Snapdragon-636. if you are getting a Snapdragon 660 device at a decent price grab it.

Wait there is a suspense waiting for you if you read it till the end. Snapdragon 670 with 10nm technology is about to launch.

 

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