Skip to content

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Snapdragon 835 Processors

Qualcomm has been one of the leading brands when it comes to modern-day mobile processors, and here we’re going to talk about two of its latest from its 800-series — Snapdragon 845 vs Snapdragon 835.

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 latest in Qualcomm’s lineup of the 800-series mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845 SoC (SDM845) sports new architecture that supports AI and immersive virtual reality, gigabit LTE and modern security architecture.

Both of the SoC’s support biometric security measures and the new one also supports additional security for the saved biometrics on the device.

Also read: Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Snapdragon 855: What’s new and better?

Snapdragon 845 vs Snapdragon 835

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

CategorySnapdragon 845Snapdragon 835
Node10nm (2nd gen)10nm
CPU64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 385 CPU; clocks at speeds up to 2.8GHz64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU; clocks at speeds up to 2.45GHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 630 GPUQualcomm Adreno 540 GPU
SecurityQualcomm Secure Processing Unite (SPU): Uses the same biometrics as before but now they’re contained in isolation to keep the data safe from potential attacksQualcomm Haven Security Suite: biometric including fingerprint scanning, voice, iris and facial recognition
Memory1866MHz; 4 x 16 bit LPDDR4x1866MHz; Dual-channel LPDDR4x
CameraUp to 16 MP dual camera
Up to 32 MP single camera
Active Depth Sensing
Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)
Hybrid Autofocus
Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
Up to 16 MP dual camera
Up to 32 MP single camera Hybrid Autofocus
Optical Zoom
Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
HDR Video Recording
Video“Slow Motion video capture ([email protected])
4K Video Capture for Ultra HD Premium Displays ([email protected] in HDR)”
Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
BluetoothBluetooth 5Bluetooth 5
WiFiQualcomm® Wi-Fi 802.11ad Multi-gigabit
Wi-Fi integrated 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO
2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz
801.11ad Peak Speed: 4.6 Gbps
2×2 802.11ac with Mu-MIMO
Peak Speed: 867 Mbps
ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 4 technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology
Peak Download/Upload Speed1.2Gbps/150Mbps1.2Gbps/150Mbps

There has been a significant change in the processor speed combined with a better GPU mechanism as the 10-nanometer node also gets some power enhancements in its 2nd gen avatar.

Other than that, protecting the data stored in the supported biometric security protocols is also another welcome news. Snapdragon 845 also brings support for slow-motion video capture (720p @ 480fps)

The Samsung Galaxy Note9, which was released on August 9, 2018, is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 SoC and the Galaxy Note8 was powered by Snapdragon 835. If you want to know more about the differences between Galaxy Note9 and Note8, click here.

Snapdragon 845

  • Node: 10nm (2nd gen)
  • CPU: 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 385 CPU; clocks at speeds up to 2.8GHz
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU
  • Security: Qualcomm Secure Processing Unite (SPU): Uses the same biometrics as before but now they’re contained in isolation to keep the data safe from potential attacks
  • Memory: 1866MHz; 4 x 16 bit LPDDR4x
  • Camera: Up to 16 MP dual camera; Up to 32 MP single camera; Active Depth Sensing, Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), Hybrid Autofocus, Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
  • Video: Slow Motion video capture ([email protected]), 4K Video Capture for Ultra HD Premium Displays ([email protected] in HDR)
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5
  • WiFi: Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 802.11ad Multi-gigabit; Wi-Fi integrated 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO
    2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz
  • Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology
  • Peak download/upload speed: 1.2Gbps/150Mbps

Snapdragon 835

  • Node: 10nm
  • CPU: 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 280 CPU; clocks at speeds up to 2.45GHz
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 540 GPU
  • Security: Qualcomm Haven Security Suite: biometric including fingerprint scanning, voice, iris and facial recognition
  • Memory: 1866MHz; 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
  • Video: Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5
  • WiFi: 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
  • Peak download/upload speed: 1Gbps/150Mbps

Also read: Snapdragon 855 Plus vs Apple A12 Bionic

Hello There!

If you like what you read, please support our publication by sharing it with your friends, family and colleagues. We're an ad-supported publication. So, if you're running an Adblocker, we humbly request you to whitelist us.

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on linkedin
Share on pocket
Share on pinterest
Share on telegram
Share on stumbleupon
Share on digg
Share on tumblr
Share on email
Share on skype
Share on xing
Share on vk
Share on odnoklassniki
Share on mix








>