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Helio A22 vs Kirin 655

We compared the 4-core MediaTek Helio A22 (PowerVR GE8320) with the older 8-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 (Mali-T830 MP2) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of MediaTek Helio A22
  • Announced 1-year and 7-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 16 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 22%) AnTuTu 8 score – 80K vs 66K
Pros of HiSilicon Kirin 655
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Higher GPU frequency (~36%)
  • 6% higher CPU clock speed (2120 vs 2000 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio A22 +22%
80862
66444
CPU 31590 -
GPU 4050 -
Memory 26715 -
UX 14479 -
Total score 80862 66444

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
164
Kirin 655 +5%
172
Multi-Core Score
547
Kirin 655 +54%
844
Image compression 21.55 Mpixels/s 62 Mpixels/s
Face detection 4.32 images/s 8.67 images/s
Speech recognition 9.3 words/s 14 words/s
Machine learning 5.34 images/s 9.82 images/s
Camera shooting 2.22 images/s 4.12 images/s
HTML 5 0.56 Mnodes/s 1.21 Mnodes/s
SQLite 141.75 Krows/s 300.3 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio A22 and Kirin 655

CPU

Architecture 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2.12 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.7 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 4 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2120 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 32 KB -
Process 12 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count - 4 billion
TDP 4 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name PowerVR GE8320 Mali-T830 MP2
Architecture Rogue Midgard
GPU frequency 660 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 64 32
FLOPS 42.8 Gigaflops 40 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 1.2
DirectX version 12 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.9 Gbit/s -
Max size 6 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) NeuroPilot No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1600 x 720 1920 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced June 2018 December 2016
Class Low end Mid range
Model number MT6762M -
Official page MediaTek Helio A22 official site -

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3 (60%)
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Total votes: 5

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