Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 675: Comparison, Benchmarks, and More…

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Qualcomm announced the upgrade of the Snapdragon 660 mid-range chipset dubbed Snapdragon 665 a few months back and the industry has started utilizing the chipset on the mid-tier smartphone. Xiaomi announced its first CC9e smartphone which is powered by the Snapdragon 665 and we will see more in the near future. So, You might be wondering how it competes against the other mid-range chipset so here’s an article on Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 675.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 is a minor upgrade over Snapdragon 660 with a better camera ISP and upgraded DSP. Although, The benchmark result says a different story that you can see below.

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Specifications: Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 675

 Snapdragon 660Snapdragon 665Snapdragon 675
Manufacturing Process14nm11nm11nm
CPUKryo 260
2 x Cortex A73 @2.2Ghz
6 x Cortex A53 @1.8Ghz
Kryo 260
2 x Cortex A73 @2.0Ghz
6 x Cortex A53 @1.8Ghz
Kryo 460
2 x Cortex A76 @2.0Ghz
6 x Cortex A55 @1.7Ghz
GPUAdreno 512Adreno 610Adreno 612
ModemSnapdragon X12 LTE
DL = 600Mbps
UL = 150Mbps
Snapdragon X12 LTE
DL = 600Mbps
UL = 150Mbps
Snapdragon X12 LTE
DL = 600Mbps
UL = 150Mbps
DSPHexagon 680Hexagon 686Hexagon 685
Bluetooth5.05.05.0
CameraUp to 25 MP single camera, Up to 16 MP camera Up to 48MP snapshot, Up to 16MP dual cameraUp to 48 MP snapshot, Up to 25 MP single camera, Up to 16 MP dual camera
VideoUp to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS, Up to 1080p video capture @120 FPS Up to 4K video capture @ 30 FPS, Up to 1080p video capture @120 FPSUp to 4K video capture @ 30 FPS, Up to 1080p video capture @120 FPS
Display2560x1600, Quad HD, WQXGA FullHD+ 2520x1080 2520x1080, Up to 10 bit, FHD+

Snapdragon 660 Pros and Cons

Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 660 is the two-year-old chipset that was aimed to change the mid-range smartphone market. Snapdragon 660 was used in the many mid-range devices from different companies like Nokia, Vivo, Redmi, Realme, Oppo and more and indeed it was good until more powerful chipsets (Snapdragon 675, SD670) launched in the market.

  • Decent CPU and GPU
  • Good Enough GPU
  • Power Efficient
  • Average Gaming performance

Snapdragon 665 Pros and Cons

The latest Qualcomm chipset is a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 660 chipset. Although It doesn’t perform equally good. it has better DSP and ISP which brings higher megapixel camera support and better AI.

  • Good Enough CPU
  • Better GPU compared to SD660
  • More power efficient – 11nm
  • Powerful ISP and DSP

Snapdragon 675

Snapdragon 675 utilizing better Kryo cores to improve the CPU performance. The Kryo 460 used in the SD675 is even powerful than both Snapdragon chipset. Even the GPU inside SD675 is much better than SD660 and SD665. Snapdragon 675 is marginally better than Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 660.

  • Better CPU
  • Better GPU
  • Power Efficient chipset
  • Good AI Performance

Antutu Benchmark:

  • Snapdragon 660: 135068 (Redmi Note 7)
  • Snapdragon 665: 125092 (Mi CC9e)
  • Snapdragon 675: 174402 (Redmi Note 7 Pro)

Geekbench Benchmark:

  • Snapdragon 660: 1602 – 5044 (Redmi Note 7)
  • Snapdragon 665: 1322 – 4905 (Mi CC9e)
  • Snapdragon 675: 2273 – 5827 (Redmi Note 7 Pro)

Summary: Snapdragon 660 vs Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 675

Even though Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 seems to be upgraded over Snapdragon 660, It even fails to get a similar score on Geekbench and Antutu benchmarks. On paper, There is a minor difference between both the chipset in terms of CPU but the benchmark result shows the good difference.

Well, There is no comparison between Snapdragon 660 or Snapdragon 665 with Snapdragon 675. The Upper mid-range chipset wins with a huge margin.

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