In May 2020, MediaTek launched its Helio G85 chipset in the mid-range segment. This chipset is the successor of the Helio G80 chipset. After its launch, it is getting a direct competition from Snapdragon 720G SoC which is an upper-mid-range chipset of Qualcomm. It also has a decent mid-range performance. People are confused between both chipsets and searching for their comparison. So we decided to compare MediaTek Helio G85 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC.
This comparison will tell you the difference between both the Helio G85 and Snapdragon 720G. If you also don’t know that which one is a better chipset between the Helio G85 and Snapdragon 720G then read this comparison. Let’s know about them.
MediaTek Helio G85 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
|Aspects||MediaTek Helio G85||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G|
2 ARM Cortex-A75@2.00GHz
6 ARM Cortex-A55@1.80GHz
2 ARM Cortex-A76@2.30GHz
6 ARM Cortex-A55@1.80GHz
HyperEngine Game technology
|Manufacturing Process||12nm (TSMC)||8nm|
|Camera||Dual: Up to 16MP + 16MP|
Single: Up to 48MP
|Dual: Up to 20MP + 20MP
Single: Up to 192MP
|RAM||Up to 4GB LPDDR3@933MHz|
Up to 8GB LPDDR4x@1600MHz
|Up to 8GB LPDDR4x@2133MHz|
|Storage||eMMC5.1||UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0|
|Display||Full HD Plus|
2520 x 1080p
1440 x 3360 pixels
Helio G85 vs Snapdragon 720G: CPU & GPU
Both SoCs have 64-bit octa-core CPU, here the Snapdragon 720G has 2 ARM Cortex-A76 Gold Cores operating at up to 2.30GHz and 6 ARM Cortex-A55 Silver Cores running at up to 1.80GHz clock speed while the Helio G85 comes with 2 ARM Cortex-A75 Big Cores clocked at up to 2.00GHz and 6 ARM Cortex-A55 Little Cores that can operate at up to 1.80GHz clock speed.
Here the Snapdragon 720G has better CPU architecture and the better clock speed of its CPU because of which it can easily outperform the Helio G85 in terms of CPU processing.
Coming to the GPU section, for gaming, the Helio G85 features an ARM Mali-G52 operating at up to 1GHz which is paired with MediaTek HyperEngine Game technology. While the Snapdragon 720G integrates the Adreno 618 GPU. Here also the Snapdragon 720G has a better GPU in comparison to the Helio G85.
The Helio G85 is designed at 12nm manufacturing process of TSMC while the Snapdragon 720G is built using the 8nm manufacturing process. So here the Snapdragon 720G is much power-efficient chipset compared to the Helio G85.
Helio G85 vs Snapdragon 720G: Camera, Memory & Display
In the camera section, the Snapdragon 720G features the Qualcomm Spectra 350L image signal processor which is a dual ISP and has support for dual cameras up to 16 + 16MP and single camera of up to 32MP with MFNR & ZSL. By compromising with MFNR & ZSL, it can handle up to 192MP single camera.
While on the other side, the Helio G85 supports up to up to 16MP + 16MP dual and up to 48MP single camera sensor.
Speaking of the Helio G85, it has support for 4GB LPDDR3 RAM clocked at up to 933MHz and up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM operating at up to 1600MHz. For storage, it has support for eMMC5.1 based storage.
On the other hand, Snapdragon 720G supports up to 8GB 16 bit Dual-Channel LPDDR4x RAM operating at up to 2133MHz and UFS 2.1 & UFS 3.0 based storage.
In the display section, the Helio G85 has support for Full HD Plus(2520 x 1080p) displays while the Snapdragon 720G supports up to Quad HD+(1440 x 3360 pixels) displays.
Here the Snapdragon 720G features the Qualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE modem which can provide a maximum downloading speed of up to 800Mbps using LTE Category 15 and an uploading speed of up to 150Mbps using LTE Category 13. It also has support for Dual-band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual frequency GNSS, NavIC, USB 3.1, Qualcomm Quick Charge AI and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4 technology.
While the Helio G85 uses LTE Cat-7 for providing a downloading speed of up to 300Mbps and LTE Cat-13 for providing an uploading speed of up to 150Mbps. It also has features such as Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass and GPS, etc.