Meditek Helio G85 is currently a very popular chipset for budget gaming smartphones. Mobile phones like Redmi Note 9 and Realme Narzo 20 are powered by it. Meditek’s competitor Qualcomm has Snapdragon 662 which offers similar performance. It’s found in similar budget smartphones like POCO M3 and Moto G30. In this article, we are gonna compare both chipsets to figure out which one is better.
Snapdragon 662 was launched in January 2021. Helio G85 was launched in April 2020 which makes it the latest chip. Now let’s go and compare specifications like CPU, GPU, connectivity, and others to find out the difference.
Snapdragon 662 has an octa-core 11nm Processor. The main 4 cores are Kryo 260 Gold(Cortex-A73), running at 2GHz. The other 4 cores are Kryo 260 silver (Cortex-A53), running at 1.8GHz. The TDP is on this chipset is 9W.
MediaTek Helio G85 is also an octa-core 12nm CPU. Instead of 4, it has 2 main Cortex-A75 cores, running at 2GHz. There are also 6 Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8GHz. Helio G85 provides more battery life with a lower TDP of 5W.
The Helio G85 has a Mali-G52 MP2 dual-core GPU. It runs at 1000MHz GPU frequency and has 32 shading units.
Snapdragon 662 features Adreno 610, which is also a dual-core GPU. The GPU frequency is lower at 600MHz however it has more, 96 shading units.
Memory and Storage
Both chipsets support up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. However, Snapdragon has a slightly faster, 1866MHz memory frequency compared to Helio G85’s 1800 MHz memory frequency.
Helio G85 only supports eMMC 5.1 internal storage, while Snapdragon 662 also supports UFS 2.1 storage.
Camera and Video
Speaking of rear cameras, They both supports 48-megapixel single camera and a 16-megapixel dual camera. Snapdragon also supports MFNR(Multi-frame noise reduction) and ZSL technologies up to 25 megapixels.
Helio G85 can record videos at 2k resolution at 30 fps, while Snapdragon 662 can shoot 4k resolution videos at 30 fps. Additionally, it can also shoot slow-motion videos at 240fps at 720 resolution or 120 fps at 1080p resolution.
In terms of display resolution, both are almost the same. They both support FHD+, Snapdragon 662 at 1080×2220 pixel, and Helio G85 at 1080×2520 pixel.
MediaTek Helio G85 has LTE Cat.7 and LTE Cat.13 integrated modem which supports 300mbps download speed and 150mbps upload speed. It also supports Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
Snapdragon 662 has an X11 modem with LTE. Cat 13 supports 390mbps download speed and 150mbps upload speed. It has the latest Wi-Fi 6 along with Bluetooth 5.1.
AnTuTu 8 benchmark test
- MediaTek Helio G85 – 1,99,847(Approx 10% better)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 – 1,79,678
Geekbench 5 Benchmarks
- MediaTek Helio G85 – 354(Approx 13% better)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 – 316
- MediaTek Helio G85 – 1267
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 – 1410(Approx 11% better)
If you look at the benchmark Helio is ahead in almost every category except for multi-core performance. But how this affects actual in-game performance. Let’s go find out.
(Redmi Note 9)
|PUBG Mobile(Low setting)||50 FPS||26 FPS|
|Call of Duty(Mid Settings)||38 FPS||45 FPS|
|Moba Legends: Bang Bang(Mid Settings)||55 FPS||31 FPS|
|Fortnite(Low setting)||22 FPS||28 FPS|
|World of Tanks Blitz(Mid Settings)||50 FPS||58 FPS|
For the gaming performance, we have mixed results. Helio G85 performs better in games like PUBG Mobile and Moba Legends bang bang. On the other hand, Snapdragon 662 performs better in COD mobile, Fortnite, and World of Tanks Blitz.