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Helio G90 vs Helio G85

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G90 (with Mali-G76MC4 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.


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 G90
  • Shows better (up to 8%) AnTuTu 8 score – 225K vs 208K
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Helio G85
  • Higher GPU frequency (~39%)
  • Announced 9 months later


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Helio G90 +45%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Helio G90 +30%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
Helio G90 +8%


Full list of technical specifications of Helio G90 and Helio G85


Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 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-A
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers


GPU name Mali-G76MC4 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Bifrost Bifrost
GPU frequency 720 MHz 1000 MHz
Cores 4 2
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth - 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Da Vinci Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 24MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced July 2019 April 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Official page MediaTek Helio G90 official site MediaTek Helio G85 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
51 (70.8%)
21 (29.2%)
Total votes: 72


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