Helio G88 vs Helio G85

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G88 (with Mali-G52 MC2 graphics) and Helio G85 (Mali-G52 MP2). 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 G88
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later
Pros of MediaTek Helio G85
  • Shows better (up to 5%) AnTuTu 9 score – 238K vs 226K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
226570
Helio G85 +5%
238752
CPU 71554 65225
GPU 38327 56625
Memory 52050 39033
UX 63988 77494
Total score 226570 238752

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G88 +2%
367
360
Multi-Core Score
1273
1275
Image compression 82.7 Mpixels/s 81.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 9.99 images/s 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition 25.2 words/s 24.2 words/s
Machine learning 19.5 images/s 18.1 images/s
Camera shooting 9.38 images/s 9.26 images/s
HTML 5 1.41 Mnodes/s 1.55 Mnodes/s
SQLite 415.2 Krows/s 413.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G88 +1%
716
711
Stability 99% 97%
Graphics test 4 FPS 4 FPS
Score 716 711

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 45 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 40 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite - 21 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 49 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 51 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 46 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Helio G88 and Helio G85

CPU

Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP - 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G52 MC2 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 1000 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 32 32
FLOPS 62 Gigaflops 59 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

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

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

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

Info

Announced June 2021 April 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6769H MT6769Z
Official page MediaTek Helio G88 official site MediaTek Helio G85 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
1244 (42.7%)
1670 (57.3%)
Total votes: 2914

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G85 and Helio G88, or ask any questions
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Phenom 09 September 2022 08:42
Mediatek: let's just release the same weak chip next year and rename it.
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Omid 23 March 2022 11:03
Media tek just change the name no more different
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Sergey 23 March 2022 11:11
No, G88 has better camera support.
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Fi S 03 April 2022 06:12
G88: Better gaming performance ❌ ❌ UFS 2.1 is not supported. G85: Almost the same as G88.
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Anymous 03 March 2022 04:10
Mediatek Helio G88 CPU is so bad
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Random Name 05 December 2021 04:52
I Think Mediatek G85 is more optimized for Gaming While Mediatek G88 just got released in June 2021 I think it will still be optimized in the upcoming year stay tuned for the upcoming updates of G88 it will be optimized for gaming as well as G85 and many upcoming features in the G88.
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Boy betlog 17 November 2021 18:58
Why does helio g85 is more higher in antutu than helio g88? Tf
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Indranil 01 November 2021 05:26
What exactly is the plus point of G88 over G85?! They're the same.
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Lol 26 October 2021 08:22
Same but different numbers
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MD Rasel 01 October 2021 19:17
It's very shocking that, the Antutu score of g85 is much more high then g88.
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It's Me 29 September 2021 11:08
If the max cam res. of g70, g80 and g85 is 48mp then how does 64mp cam phones with these chipsets works?
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Yes 04 October 2021 05:48
Yes 64 MP camera will work on g85 by pixel binning.
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Yours lovingly 01 September 2021 15:55
Same chip with only cam mp diff👎👎👎👎
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Anymous 31 August 2021 19:24
In real life actually they are both the same.
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RTJ 13 30 November 2021 05:13
It's like they released the same processor but with 5g
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Phenom 09 September 2022 08:43
RTJ 13, Where do you see 5g connectivity on the chip?
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