Comparison: Snapdragon 845 vs Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm today launched its new flagship mobile platform, Snapdragon 845. The chipset comes with a slew of new features that promise to enhance security, battery life and the overall performance of smartphones. It has been confirmed that Snapdragon 845 will be used in Xiaomi’s next flagship device and it is likely that it will power a number of other flagship smartphones of 2018 According to Qualcomm, there will be at least 25% increase in the performance of Snapdragon 845 as compared to its predecessor Snapdragon 835. It is also being claimed that the new chipset will result in 30% more battery life than Snapdragon 835. Also, Snapdragon 845 is the first mobile platform on which Qualcomm has added a physically separate processor called ‘Secure Processing Unit’ to store biometrics scans in order to make devices more secure. So, there are a number of differences between the two processors. Here, we compare aspects like the CPU, memory, image signal processing, and more:

CPU
Snapdragon 845: 8x Qualcomm Kryo 385 CPU up to 2.8GHz
Snapdragon 835: 8x Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU clocked up to 2.45 GHz

GPU
Snapdragon 845: Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU
Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU

LTE category
Snapdragon 845: LTE Category 18 (downlink), LTE Category 13 (uplink)
Snapdragon 835: LTE Category 16 (downlink), LTE Category 13 (uplink)

Image Sensor Processor
Snapdragon 845: Qualcomm Spectra 280 image signal processor, Dual 14-bit ISPs
Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm Spectra 180 image sensor processor, 2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP), 14-bit, Qualcomm Clear Sight camera features

Video capture
Snapdragon 845: Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 60fps
Snapdragon 835: Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30fps

Megapixel Support
Snapdragon 845: Up to 16 MP dual camera and up to 32MP single camera
Snapdragon 835: Up to 16 MP dual camera and up to 32MP single camera

Security
Snapdragon 845: Includes a hardware isolated subsystem called the ‘Secure Processing Unit’
Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm Processor Security, Qualcomm Mobile Security Products

Peak download speed

Snapdragon 845: 1.2 Gbps

Snapdragon 835: 1 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed

Snapdragon 845: 150 Mbps

Snapdragon 835: 150 Mbps

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