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[Other] Snapdragon 430 vs Snapdragon 435: What's Changed?

2017-06-03 05:44:56
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Dear Mi Fans,
Recently Xiaomi have launched Redmi 4 with Snapdragon 435 which is an upgrade from the previous version Snapdragon 430. Today we can have a look what upgrade does it have from Qualcomm Snapdragon 430. Is Snapdragon 435 really an upgrade from Snapdragon 430? Lets find out.

Qualcomm snapdragon 425 is a SoC (System on Chip) made by Qualcomm and is intended for entry-level smartphone devices. The SoC is aimed at refining Snapdragon 430 which has already been released.Xiaomi is the 2nd vendor to use this SoC on its device.Snapdragon 435 processor integrates X9 LTE with support for Cat 7 downlink speeds, up to 300 Mbps, and Cat 13 uplink speeds, up to 150 Mbps. With dual ISP and  Adreno 505 GPU integration, the Snapdragon 435 supports rich, high-quality camera images and stunning graphics with optimum speed and power efficiency.
ARM Cortex-A53 Cores
Snapdragon 435 using ARM cortex-A53 base 8 core with maximum speed of 1.4 GHz.It runs on LPDDR3 800 MHz, multitasking will feel fast from the
Snapdragon 430.The ARM Cortex-A53 Cores processor offers a balance between performance and power-efficiency. Cortex-A53 is capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit instruction sets. It makes use of a highly efficient 8-stage in-order pipeline enhanced with advanced fetch and data access techniques for performance. It fits in a power and area footprint suitable for entry-level smartphones. It also can deliver high aggregate performance in scalable enterprise systems via high core density, which accounts for its popularity in basestation and networking designs

X9 LTE Modem
The X9 LTE Modem supports Cat LTE. 7 with download speeds up to 300 Mbps, and upload up to 100 Mbps. Supports Carrier Aggregation up to 2 Different Frequencies and of course supports LTE-A and supports Up to 3x the LTE upload speeds of most LTE devices - up to 150 Mbps, and advanced Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO - for super-fast sharing of high res photos and videos

Adreno 505 GPU
The Qualcomm Adreno 505 is a mobile graphics card for mid-range smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It is included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoCs and based on the Adreno 500 architecture.The GPU supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11.1.The GPU supports Universal Bandwidth Compression (UBWC) to save memory bandwidth. In short Adreno 505 brings a more realistic 3D gaming experience with less power

Dual ISP
Supports dual ISP (Image Sensor Processor) for good image processing, besides this ISP also has support ability Rapid-Shoot with 16 MP resolution with zero shutter lag.It supports a smooth 1080p user interface with 60 frames per-second, dual ISPs enabling 21 megapixel photos and advanced features like hybrid autofocus and is a leader in image quality in this tier.

HD Display

Screen Support up to Full HD and with Qualcomm® EcoPix ™ and Qualcomm® TruPallete ™ cameras make the screen brighter

Quick Charge 3.0
Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered to refuel devices up to four times faster than conventional charging. It is designed to charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and to be 38 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. Now consumers can spend even less time charging, and can grab and go more quickly.Charging faster with Quick Charge 3.0 support, with up to 18 Watt maximum power.

Model Name Snapdragon 430 Snapdragon 435
Part NameMSM8937 MSM8940
Cores 28nm octa-core ARM Cortex-A5328nm octa-core ARM Cortex-A53
Clock speed Upto 1.4GhzUpto 1.4 Ghz
GPU Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz Adreno 505 @ 450 MHz
Screen Resolution Full HDFull HD
ModemX6 LTE. LTE Cat 5 downloads up to 150 Mbps, upload up to 75 Mbps X9 LTE. LTE Cat 7 downloads up to 300 Mbps, upload up to 150 Mbps
Image Signal Processor Dual ISP, support up to 16 MPDual ISP, support up to 16 MP
Memory & Storage LPDDR3 800MHz, eMMC 5.0 / 5.1 LPDDR3 800MHz, eMMC 5.0 / 5.1
Digital Signal Processing Qualcomm® Hexagon ™ 536 DSP Qualcomm® Hexagon ™ 536 DSP
Quick Charge Quick Charge 3.0 up to 18 Watt input Quick Charge 3.0 up to 18 Watt input
Wireless support Wifi AC up to 433 Mbps, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC Wifi AC up to 433 Mbps, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
GPS supportGPS, Glonass, Beidou GPS, Glonass, Beidou

So what do you think: Is Snapdragon 435 really a worthy upgrade as compared to Snapdragon 430? Let us know in Comments


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Master Bunny

Shreyasrocks97 | from mobile


Yes I think it is upgrade
2017-06-03 05:50:26
Was Just waiting for X9 LTE Modem in budget range processors and its good to see Vulcan support even in SD4xx series

Thanks for the thread and sharing the knowledge
2017-06-03 05:55:54
thanks for sharing
2017-06-03 07:27:48

Rookie Bunny

1679405592 | from Redmi 3S


Nice thanks for sharing
2017-06-03 10:03:23

Rookie Bunny

Shaikhs | from Redmi 3S


Only upgrade in Internet Speed which is not necessary......? Because No provider in INdia giving 300mbps
2017-06-03 10:22:10

Pro Bunny

Rnt | from Redmi 4


thanks for sharing
2017-06-03 10:30:58

Pro Bunny

Rnt | from Redmi 4


Does Redmi 4 supports Quick Charge 3.0
2017-06-03 10:31:24
Rnt replied at 2017-06-03 08:01 PM
Does Redmi 4 supports Quick Charge 3.0

Currently Redmi 4 don't support qc 3.0 :(
2017-06-03 10:55:52

Semi Pro Bunny

Dinesh Beniwal | from Redmi Note 4


thanks for sharing information about processor snapdragon
2017-06-03 11:08:00

Semi Pro Bunny

Dinesh Beniwal | from Redmi Note 4


it's little bit faster
2017-06-03 11:08:50
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