Snapdragon 626 vs Snapdragon 636 Comparison

Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor is the most popular and loved mobile processor in users for quite some time. Snapdragon is named as a best mobile processor company by their fans. In some regions, people only prefer the only Snapdragon over any processor like Kirin, Exynos because of their mindset of Snapdragon.

Snapdragon have 3 different series of processor all are identified by 3 digit codename. Series starting at 8,6 & 4. Series starting from 8 is a high-end processor. Series starting from 6 is mid-range processor and 4 is a low-end processor.

The Snapdragon 625 and 626 are an older processor from 2016. Whereas Snapdragon 630,636 & 660 is latest which were announced in May 2017. Snapdragon 660 is Qualcomm’s best 6 series processor which was introduced in Nokia 7Plus. Snapdragon 636 was introduced in Redmi Note 5Pro.

What’s Difference?

SoCSnapdragon 626Snapdragon 636
Manufacturing Process14 nm14 nm
Architecture64 bit64 bit
CPU8x Cortex A53 @2.2GHz4x Cryo 260 @1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 506 upto 650MHzAdreno 509
ModemX9 LTE (Download 300mbps, Upload 150mbps)X12 LTE (Download 600mbps, Upload 150mbps)
Display SupportUpto 1920*1200 @60fpsUp to FHD+ (2160*1080) @60fps
Video Capture & PlaybackUp to 4K Ultra HD @30fpsUp to 4K Ultra HD @30fps, 1080p @120fps
CameraDual ISP Up to 24 MPDual ISP + Qualcomm Spectra 160 ISP , Up to 24 MP
DSP (Digital Signal Processor)Qualcomm Hexagon 546Qualcomm Hexagon 680
Wi-Fi11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) Up to 433 Mbps11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) Up to 867 Mbps
RAMLPDDR3 933 MHzDual channel LPDDR4/4x 1866 MHz
StorageSD 3.0 & eMMC 5.1 SD 3.0 & eMMC 5.1 & UFS
ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0

Snapdragon 636

High-end features in the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 mobile platforms make this a powerful 600-tier platform, with Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU built on ARM Cortex technology, and Snapdragon X12 LTE modem for up to 600 Mbps downlink speeds. Designed to support advanced photography and enhanced gaming, Snapdragon 636 boasts long battery life and fast LTE speeds for top-tier smartphones and tablet.

Snapdragon 626

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 626 mobile platform is engineered to provide even more power and efficiency than its predecessors by using leading-edge 14 nm technology to power premium experiences in high-tier smartphones without draining the battery. Featuring support for full HD+ (1080p), an integrated X9 LTE modem, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 506 PC-class graphics and Qualcomm® TruSignal™ antenna boost technology, the Snapdragon 626 is designed to provide fast connectivity, vibrant displays and up to 10% higher performance over the Snapdragon 625 mobile platform.

Antutu Benchmark Scores:

  • Snapdragon 626: 67000
  • Snapdragon 636: 110000

GeekBench Scores(Single Core-Multi Core)

  • Snapdragon 626: 890 – 4300
  • Snapdragon 636: 1329 – 4859


Coming to the Conclusion after seeing the benchmark results Snapdragon 636 is far better than the Snapdragon 626 in every single stuff. Snapdragon 636 has better CPU, GPU, ISP, RAM & charging.