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Helio G80 vs A11 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Helio G80 (Mali-G52 MP2) with the older 6-core Apple A11 Bionic (Apple GPU) 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 G80
  • Announced 1 year and 5 months later
  • Has 2 cores more
Pros of Apple A11 Bionic
  • Shows significantly better (up to 56%) AnTuTu 8 score – 309K vs 198K
  • 20% higher CPU clock speed (2390 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (10 versus 12 nm)
  • Supports 11% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 13.41 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
344
A11 Bionic +63%
560
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
1286
1344
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
198561
A11 Bionic +56%
309417

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio G80 and A11 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.39 GHz – Monsoon
4x 0 GHz – Mistral
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2000 MHz 2390 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 64 KB
L2 cache - 8 MB
Process 12 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 4.3 billion

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G52 MP2 Apple GPU
Architecture Bifrost -
GPU frequency 950 MHz -
Cores 2 3
FLOPS - 325 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1800 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.41 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Neural Engine Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2436 x 1125
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 100 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced February 2020 September 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Official page MediaTek Helio G80 official site -

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