Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor is the most popular and loved mobile processor in users for quite some time. Snapdragon is named as a best mobile processor company by their fans. In some regions, people only prefer the only Snapdragon over any processor like Kirin, Exynos because of their mindset of Snapdragon.
Snapdragon have 3 different series of processor all are identified by 3 digit codename. Series starting at 8,6 & 4. Series starting from 8 is a high-end processor. Series starting from 6 is mid-range processor and 4 is a low-end processor.
The Snapdragon 625 and 626 are an older processor from 2016. Whereas Snapdragon 630,636 & 660 is latest which were announced in May 2017. Snapdragon 660 is Qualcomm’s best 6 series processor which was introduced in Nokia 7Plus. Snapdragon 636 was introduced in Redmi Note 5Pro.
|SoC||Snapdragon 626||Snapdragon 636|
|Manufacturing Process||14 nm||14 nm|
|Architecture||64 bit||64 bit|
|CPU||8x Cortex A53 @2.2GHz||4x Cryo 260 @1.8GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 506 upto 650MHz||Adreno 509|
|Modem||X9 LTE (Download 300mbps, Upload 150mbps)||X12 LTE (Download 600mbps, Upload 150mbps)|
|Display Support||Upto 1920*1200 @60fps||Up to FHD+ (2160*1080) @60fps|
|Video Capture & Playback||Up to 4K Ultra HD @30fps||Up to 4K Ultra HD @30fps, 1080p @120fps|
|Camera||Dual ISP Up to 24 MP||Dual ISP + Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP , Up to 24 MP|
|DSP (Digital Signal Processor)||Qualcomm Hexagon 546||Qualcomm Hexagon 680|
|Wi-Fi||11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) Up to 433 Mbps||11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) Up to 867 Mbps|
|RAM||LPDDR3 933 MHz||Dual channel LPDDR4/4x 1866 MHz|
|Storage||SD 3.0 & eMMC 5.1||SD 3.0 & eMMC 5.1 & UFS|
|Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0||Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0|
High-end features in the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 mobile platforms make this a powerful 600-tier platform, with Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU built on ARM Cortex technology, and Snapdragon X12 LTE modem for up to 600 Mbps downlink speeds. Designed to support advanced photography and enhanced gaming, Snapdragon 636 boasts long battery life and fast LTE speeds for top-tier smartphones and tablet.
Antutu Benchmark Scores:
- Snapdragon 626: 67000
- Snapdragon 636: 110000
GeekBench Scores(Single Core-Multi Core)
- Snapdragon 626: 890 – 4300
- Snapdragon 636: 1329 – 4859
Coming to the Conclusion after seeing the benchmark results Snapdragon 636 is far better than the Snapdragon 626 in every single stuff. Snapdragon 636 has better CPU, GPU, ISP, RAM & charging.