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Snapdragon 720g vs Helio G85 Full Benchmark Comparison

Qualcomm snapdragon 720g and MediTek helio g85 specs

MediaTek Helio G85 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g are two good budget gaming smartphone chipsets. Below you will find a detailed comparison between both chipsets with specs difference, AnTuTu benchmarks, Geekbench Benchmarks, and gaming performance.

The Snapdragon 720G is found in the budget of smartphones like Poco M2 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro/Pro max, Redmi Note 9S, Samsung Galaxy A72, Realme 8 Pro, and more. Rival, Helio G85 is also available in similarly priced smartphones like Redmi Note 9, Realme Narzo 30A, Realme 7i, and more.

Before we proceed to benchmarks, let’s take a look at the specifications comparison of Helio G85 and Snapdragon 720G.

Specifications

CPU

Snapdragon 720GHelio g85
Cores8

2x 2.3GHz – Cortex A76(Kryo 465 Gold)
6x 1.8GHz – Cortex A55(Kryo 465 Silver)
8

2x 2GHz – Cortex A75
6x 1.8GHz – Cortex A55
Clock speed2300 MHz2000 MHz
Fabrication Process8nm12nm
ArchitectureARMv8.2-AARMV8-A
L1 Cacheunknown
L2 Cacheunknown
L3 Cache1 Mbunknown
TDP5W8W

The Helio G85 is built on a 12nm fabrication process while Snapdragon 720g is built on an 8nm fabrication process, making it more power-efficient.

Both have an octa-core processor, However, Snapdragon has two Cortex-A76 running at 2.30 GHz along with six other Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.80GHz. While Helios G85 has two Cortex-A75 clocked at 2.0GHz and six Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.80 GHz.

GPU

Snapdragon 720GHelio g85
NameAdreno 618Mali-G52 MP2
GPU clock speed750 MHz1000 MHz
GPU execution units22
Shading unit12832
GFLOPS43554
DirectX1212
Vulkan1.11.0
OpenCL2.02.0

In the GPU department, Helio G85 has a 250MHz higher GPU frequency than Snapdragon 720g. however, it has 4x fewer shading units and the Vulkan version is limited to 1.0.

Multimedia and Memory

Snapdragon 720GHelio g85
Display resolution2520 x 1080 pixels 2520 x 1080 pixels
Camera resolution1 x 32 megapixels
(MFNR, ZSL)
2 x 16 megapixels
Max up to 192 megapixel
1 x 42 megapixels

2 x 16 megapixels
Max up to 48 megapixel
Video resolution4k @ 30fps2k @ 30fps
StorageUFS 2.1eMMC 5.1
AI EngineHexagon 692Yes(name unknown)
Memory typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
Memory speed1866 MHz1800 MHz
Size8 GB8GB
Bus2 x 16 bit2 x 16 bit
Bandwidth13.91 Gbps13.41 Gbps

For the AI, Snapdragon 720 has Hexagon 692 DSP which scores 27.5 in AI benchmarks. Helios G85’s AI engine is unknown but it has a score of 16.1 in AI benchmarks.

Speaking of Cameras, Snapdragon 720g has Qualcomm Spectra 350L ISP. It supports 32-megapixel single camera with ZSL & MFNR technology. It also supports a 16-megapixel dual camera and the maximum resolution is 192-megapixel. Helios G85 also supports 16-megapixel dual camera but single camera resolution only goes up to 48-megapixel.

Both chipsets support LPDDR4X RAM up to 8GB. However, Snapdragon 720g has a slightly higher memory frequency and also supports UFS 2.1 storage. The storage option in Helio G85 is limited to eMMC 5.1.

In terms of display, they both are similar.

Connectivity and Other info

Snapdragon 720GHelio g85
ModemX15, LTE Cat. 15LTE Cat. 7
Download speed800 Mbps300 Mbps
Upload speed150 Mbps100 Mbps
Wi-Fi65
Bluetooth5.15
Release dateJanuary 2020April 2020

In terms of connectivity Snapdragon720G, has LTE Cat.15 compared to LTE Cat.7 on Helio G85? It gives whooping 500 Mbps more download speed and 50Mbps more upload speed.

Helios G85 is behind the connectivity department too. It offers Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. Snapdragon 720g provides you latest Wi-Fi 6 along with Bluetooth 5.1.

Benchmarks

This is an AnTutu, Geekbench 5, and gaming benchmarks comparison between Helio G85 and snapdragon 720g.

AnTuTu

POCO M2 Pro(SD 720g ) Redmi Note 9(Helio g85)
Overall2,70,780(+26%)1,99,770
CPU99,720(+24%)75,567
GPU72,175(+41%)42,530
Memory46,214(+10%)41,243
UX52,671(+23%)40,430

Geekbench 5

Single-core567(+36%)362
Multi-core1762(+28%)1268

Gaming Performance

PUBG Mobile (Medium)46 fps47 fps
Call of Duty: Mobile (Medium)57 fps41 fps
Fortnite (Low)27 fps 22 fps
World of Tanks Blitz(Mid Settings)59 fps50 fps
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (High)29 fps56 fps

Conclusion

So, MediaTek Helio G85 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 720, which one is better? Snapdragon 720g is the clear winner here. Why? For a couple of reasons.

First, both chipsets are found in similarly priced smartphones, maybe Helios G85 equipped smartphone will be slightly cheaper. However, Snapdragon 720g absolutely dominates in the AnTuTu benchmark, single-core benchmark, multi-core, gaming performance, connectivity options, and camera features. That’s why the winner of this battle is Snapdragon 720g.

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