The world’s largest chipmaker company Qualcomm was announced its thre new chipsets in its AI Conference and named them Snapdragon 730, Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 665. Snapdragon 730 and 730G are mid-range chipsets and successors of their predecessor Snapdragon 710. While Snapdragon 665 is announced for bidget-range devices and it is successor of Snapdragon 660 the most successful chipset of Qualcomm.
Speaking of Snapdragon 665 brigs better and improved GPU over Snapdragon 660 and better manufacturing process compared to Snapdragon 660. But this is not the topic on which we’ll talk. Here we will compare Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 636 chipset to know that which one is better chipset between Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 636. If you also want to know the difference between Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 636 then read this post.
Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 636 GPU & GPU
Start the comparision with GPU, Snapdragon 665 has an octa-cora GPU based on 64-bit architecture. It is built using 11nm fabrication process. Its CPU has company’s own Kryo 260 cores. Speaking of Kryo 260 cores, it has 4 Cortex-A73 Cores clocked at 2GHz and other 4 Cortex-A53 Cores running at 1.8GHz. In the case of GPU, it features the Adreno 610 GPU for graphics.
On other side, Snapdragon 636 also features a 64bit octa-core GPU. It works on 14nm manufacturing process, the difference of 3nm makes more power efficient to Snapdragon 665. Snapdragon 636 also has Kryo 260 cores same as Snapdragon 665. Its CPU cores are also 4 x Cortex-A73 and 4 x Cortex-A53. The difference is in their frequency. They all are set on 1.8GHz. In the case of GPU, Snapdragon 636 comes with Adreno 509 GPU for graphics.
In the case of CPU and GPU, the newer Snapdragon 665 is clear winner over Snapdragon 636 having higher GPU frequency and better and improved GPU. Snapdragon 636 is unable to beat it here.
Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 636 Camera Support
In camera department, Snapdragon 665 has company’s own Spectra 165 ISP which is capable to support a single camera up to 25MP and dual camera up to 16MP with MFNR and ZSL. It can also support 48MP sensor but you have to compromise with the MFNR and ZSL to add this option.
On the other hand, Snapdragon 636 has Spectra 160 ISP. As its name suggerst it is predecessor of the Spectra 165 ISP which is used in Snapdragon 665. So because of downgrade version of ISP, Snapdragon 636 can’t beat Snapdragon 665 in the case of camera. But let’s tell you that the Spectra 160 ISP of Snapdragon 636 can support up to 13MP dual camera and single camera sensor up to 24MP.
Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 636 AI Capabilities
The Snapdragon 665 also can handle AI tasks better over Snapdragon 636 having the new Qualcomm Hexagon 686 DSP. The Hexagon 686 DSP is an upgrade over Hexagon 680 DSP used in Snapdragon 636 chipset. Here also Snapdragon 665 has better version of DSP to performs better in AI tasks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 also offers Hexagon Vector eXtension feature which is not provided in Snapdragon 636 chipset. Snapdragon 665 is capable in processing the 3D AI data while Snapdragon 636 is not. So there is a huge difference between AI Capabilities of both chipsets which makes Snapdragon 665 winner.
Snapdragon 665 vs Snapdragon 636 Connectivity Features
Connectivity wise both chipsets perform same. Both chipsets have Qualcomm X12 LTE Modem which is capable to provide a download speed up to 600Mbps using Cat.12 and upload speed up to 150Mbps using Cat.13. Other connectivity features like Dual 4G VoLTE, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB3.1, etc. are same in both chipsets. Another difference is in their charging speed, Snapdragon 665 can support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology while Snapdragon 636 can supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3 technology.
RAM and storage options are also same in both chipsets. Both chipset supports same RAM and storage type, so there is no need to compare this section.
Moving on conclusion, Snapdragon 665 brings many improved features over Snapdragon 636 and 660 such as CPU with higher frequency, better and improved GPU, better camera and AI support. With all features Snapdragon 665 is ahead over Snapdragon 636 and 660. While matching features in both chipsets are connectivity and RAM – Storage. In these two section both Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 636 perform same.