This year, Qualcomm has launched two new processors, which will be housed in entry-level and mid-range smartphones. The Snapdragon 662 and Snapdragon 460, which will be housed in affordable 4G smartphones, have been announced in January 2020. The Moto G9, already launched in the Indian Market, houses the Snapdragon 662 processor. At the same time, the Vivo Y20, Vivo Y20i, and Oppo A53 are packed with the Snapdragon 460 chip. Regarding the camera, display, and connectivity, both the processors have pretty similar specifications, but when it comes to the CPU and GPU units of the chips, there lies the main difference. Therefore, in this article, we have made a detailed comparison of the Snapdragon 662 and the Snapdragon 460 processor, stating their pros and cons.
Snapdragon 662 vs Snapdragon 460 Comparison
The Snapdragon 662 and the Snapdragon 440 processor are fabricated on 11nm LPP Process Technology. So, regarding power efficiency, both the processors will get the same ranking.
The Snapdragon 662 chip is an octa-core processor built with four Kyro 260 Gold ARM Cortex-A73 and four Kyro 260 Silver ARM Cortex-A53 architectures. The A73 performance architecture is clocked at 2.00 GHz, and the A53 efficiency architecture is clocked at 1.80 GHz. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 460 is manufactured with four Kyro 240 Gold ARM Cortex-A53 and four Kyro 240 Silver architectures. The former architecture is assigned to run at 1.80 GHz, and the latter architecture is clocked at a frequency of 1.61 GHz. Hence, the CPU of Snapdragon 662 shows 11% higher clock speed than the Snapdragon 460. This will result in smoother user experiences in the 662 processor than the 460 processor. Therefore, we can conclude that the Snapdragon 662 will perform better than the Snapdragon 460. So, regarding CPU performance, the Snapdragon 662 is the clear winner.
Both the processors are built with the Adreno 600 series GPU Architectures with the GPU name Adreno 610. Though both the processors have Adreno 610 GPU units, Qualcomm has set a maximum frequency of 950MHz for the Snapdragon 662 SoC. At the same time, the company has set a maximum frequency of 600MHz for the Snapdragon 460 SoC. Hence, in terms of graphics rendering speed and graphics quality, the Snapdragon 662 processor will be more efficient and powerful.
Both the Snapdragon processors have similar features on camera sensors. The dual camera sensors support up to 16MP at 30fps. At the same time, the single-camera sensor supports up to 48MP at 30fps. Both the processors have slow-motion video capture in 1080p at 60fps. 4K videos are also supported by the two processors. The only difference in both the processors is that the Snapdragon 662 supports video playback in 4K format at 60fps while the Snapdragon 460 supports video playback in 4K format at 30fps. So, we can say that the Snapdragon 662 has better camera features than the Snapdragon 460 processor.
The maximum display resolution on the two processors is 2520 X 1080. Both the processors support Full HD+ display with a 60 Hz refresh rate. Hence, in terms of display, it’s a tie between the processors.
Talking about the connectivity features of the processors, both of them have an X11 LTE modem, which supports dual LTE standby. The maximum download speed is up to 390Mbps, while the maximum upload speed is 150Mbps. None of the processors supports 5G connectivity.
Coming to the benchmark test, the Snapdragon 460-powered Oppo A53 has managed to get 215 points in the single-core test and 1152 points in the multi-core test. On the other hand, Snapdragon 662-powered Moto G9 Play in the single-core test scored 313 points, while in the multi-core test, the chipset recorded 1370 points.