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Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 821 Processors

Qualcomm, one of the leading brands when it comes to modern-day mobile SoC’s, and here we’re going to talk about two more of its top of the line chipsets from its 800-series — Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 821.

The Snapdragon 835 mobile processor (MSM8998) was the first one to get the advanced 10nm design, decreasing the size of the chip and increasing the performance.

The advanced design makes the chipset 35% smaller, consumes 25% less power and thus enables a longer battery life than Snapdragon 821 (MSM8996Pro).

The Snapdragon 821 had support for fingerprint sensors, but the Snapdragon 835 took one step further with its new Haven Security Suite. In addition to fingerprint, the more recent processor includes voice, iris and facial recognition.

Related read: Snapdragon 845 vs Snapdragon 835

Snapdragon 835 vs Snapdragon 821

Following is a table that compares the capabilities of the aforementioned processors across 11 different parameters.

CategorySnapdragon 835Snapdragon 821
Node10nm14nm
CPU64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU; clocks at speeds up to 2.45GHz64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Kryo CPU; clocks at speeds up to 2.4GHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 540 GPUQualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
SecurityQualcomm Haven Security Suite: biometric including fingerprint scanning, voice, iris and facial recognition“Qualcomm Content Protection
Qualcomm Device Lock Authentication
Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors
Qualcomm Mobile Security
Qualcomm® Processor Security
Malware Protection
Memory1866MHz; Dual-channel LPDDR4x
Camera“Up to 16 MP dual camera
Up to 32 MP single camera Hybrid Autofocus
Optical Zoom
Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
HDR Video Recording”
“Single Camera up to 28MP
Up to 13 MP dual camera
2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
14-bit
Hybrid Autofocus
Qualcomm® Clear Sight™ camera features”
VideoUp to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPSUp to 4K UltraHD capture @ 30 fps
BluetoothBluetooth 5; Peak Speed 2 MbpsBluetooth 4.1
WiFi“801.11ad Peak Speed: 4.6 Gbps
2×2 802.11ac with Mu-MIMO
Peak Speed: 867 Mbps”
“801.11ad Peak Speed: 4.6 Gbps
2×2 802.11ac with MU-MIMO
Peak Speed: 867 Mbps”
Charging“Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology
Qualcomm® WiPower™ wireless charging technology”
Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology
Peak Download/Upload Speed1Gbps/150Mbps600Mbps/150Mbps

The new processor is more power-efficient and comes with a more powerful GPU, which delivers up to 25% faster graphics rendering and 60-times more display colour as compared to the Snapdragon 821.

Also read: Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Apple A12 Bionic

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