Helio G96 vs Helio G95

We compared two 8-core processors: MediaTek Helio G96 (with Mali G57 MC2 graphics) and Helio G95 (Mali-G76 3EEMC4). 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 G96
  • Announced 10-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~6%)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G95
  • Shows better (up to 5%) AnTuTu 9 score – 351K vs 335K
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G95 +5%
CPU 96288 92742
GPU 81608 99976
Memory 61602 57726
UX 93725 98195
Total score 335362 351840

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G96 +4%
Multi-Core Score
Helio G96 +17%
Image compression - 96.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 14.6 images/s
Speech recognition - 31.1 words/s
Machine learning - 26.4 images/s
Camera shooting - 13.8 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.97 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 444.9 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G95 +23%
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 6 FPS 8 FPS
Score 1099 1348


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 72 FPS
51 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 42 FPS
38 FPS
Fortnite 26 FPS
27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 58 FPS
57 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 66 FPS
48 FPS
Genshin Impact 23 FPS
27 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 51 FPS
52 FPS
Device Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
1080 x 2400
Realme 7
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Helio G96 and Helio G95


Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2050 MHz 2050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP - 5 W


GPU name Mali G57 MC2 Mali-G76 3EEMC4
Architecture Valhall Bifrost
GPU frequency 950 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 32 64
FLOPS - 195.8 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17.1 Gbit/s -
Max size 10 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Da Vinci
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed - Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced June 2021 September 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number MT6781 MT6785V/CD
Official page MediaTek Helio G96 official site MediaTek Helio G95 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
2917 (31.1%)
6452 (68.9%)
Total votes: 9369


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G95 and Helio G96, or ask any questions
Karhl 23 February 2023 23:48
Why Helio G95 is better? Because this chip is the most optimized than any Helio G series look at the graphics at codm I'm g95 compared to G99 and g96.
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ItzRandom 22 January 2023 20:58
Nanoreview team, with all the regards please update the information for g95. My redmi note 10s has: 1) 99,5% stability in 3D mark with average of 8.89 fps. 2) Geekbench: single-core 506 / multi-core 1800 Also more fps in some games (genshin impact 43 fps stable at medium settings, tested). Average total: 1)Stability: 99% 2) Geekbench: Single-core 506 / Multi-core 1800 Thank you for your time.
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Lawrence 01 August 2022 07:35
Why would they release a new chipset that is supposed to be superior when they've downgraded the GPU dramatically it doesn't make sense.
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Lund 27 August 2022 10:58
They have downloaded the GPU cuz this process heats like hell, user's said this processor heats more than my induction.
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No one 16 October 2022 09:01
Lund, It doesn't. I use G95 chipset phone. Handles everything well.
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Wed 04 February 2023 18:43
The GPU is not downgraded. mali g 76 uses Bifrost architecture which is the old architecture. Valhalla architecture is much better.
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Jessica 26 June 2022 19:52
I don't play games or whatever. I just want the overall performance to be good. What's the better choice between g96 and g95 chipset?
+234 Reply
Pranaav 06 July 2022 15:29
Helio G95 is better overall thanks to it's more exciting units.
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Sam 16 July 2022 22:23
Helio G95 is way better than Helio G96 since it has a Much Better GPU, 4K Playback support, Less Battery Drain, and also a CPU that Performs better than the G96.
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User 26 August 2022 09:31
Helio g95 is much better than g96 in everything and g95 is cheaper too.
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Kim 29 September 2022 02:46
G95 is the better soc but if you don't play games G96 will be just as good.
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Qualcomm thick boy 16 December 2022 17:00
Sam, But here in the comparison, it states that the G95 is significantly better than the G96
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Matin 30 March 2023 14:12
My suggestion is Helio G95, I have Redmi Note 10S and I am satisfied with it, it plays games like Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG Mobile very well, but in general Helio G95 is better and you can see it in the tests above.
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Nameless. 19 June 2022 17:44
Something is wrong in 2022 maybe the chip shortage. There is no 4K playback on many new socs however the previous-gen supported it. For example, Snapdragon 660 has 4K playback but the 680 and 695 don't have. The helio G95 has 4k playback but the G96 does not have. It is a very bad year (2022) to buy a new smartphone. No wonder why the sales have dropped. They are not valued for money and are very expensive. Also no Micro Sd and 3.5mm audio jack support on premium smartphones? Wtf? are they out of their minds? These are essential features. Good Flagship killers are no more (like pocophone F1). I hope that they will learn their lesson. We, consumers, are not idiots.
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nerdyloli 09 July 2022 02:47
some companies gave the old chipsets instead of the newer ones on their 2022 phones because of this. (infinix gave us g95 in 2022 version of note 10 pro, it's the best entry-level phone for its price in the market)
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User 26 August 2022 09:33
Not just this all now most the companies are planning to stop to give a charger too they think it's enough to give a USB cable🙄🥲
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Warri 27 May 2022 18:25
G96 is better equipped for the camera, better resolution, and media (for the movie lovers) G95 is better equipped for better gaming performances and a touch of advanced taxes as well...
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Nameless. 19 June 2022 17:37
G95 is better than G96, most new chipsets for some reason can not playback 4K. This makes them a no-buy for me. The G96 should have been an improvement.
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Ds•Max 04 May 2022 19:28
So lemme summarize this , Helio G95 is better just because it has a higher/better GPU support however in terms of stability Helio G96 is better because it supports a lower version of GPU for example - You can get UNSTABLE/FLUCTUATING 60Fps in Pubg with HelioG95 i.e it can go even lower than 30fps when it gets heated however HelioG96 has a lower GPU thus it can provide STABLE 40-45Fps even while it's heated so , if you don't mind fluctuations in middle of fights then go with G96 or else go with G95 if you just want better graphics without the regards to stability
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soullessnerd 09 July 2022 02:58
so can we get g96-stable fps when on low graphics in g95? I mean can we go low graphics without sacrificing fps, I don't really play first-person shooter much, but y'know, some games require mid-graphics for some cases (to be frank I play genshin impact), so I'd like to go medium graphics but I'm still kinda worried on the stability there
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X-Z-bit 29 July 2022 07:36
Bro that's some deep message that I didn't even know the knowledge of, thank you'll keep in mind before purchasing a mobile device.
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Jake Fiersing 18 August 2022 15:01
Check your final sentence. "if you don't mind fluctuations" means the same as "without the regards to stability". I guess you mean " if you don't WANT fluctuations"?
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wow 12 November 2022 10:56
That's not true. Check the stability of both chips above ^ ^ ^ ^
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Nameless. 29 April 2022 19:26
I wonder why they made the G96 worse than the G95. It is very strange. Also, why is no 4K playback? The same goes for the snapdragon 660 and the 680 - 695. The 660 can play 4K videos however the others can not. Is it because of the chip shortage that we get so bad chipsets? 2022 is a bad year to buy a mid-range smartphone.
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Qualcomm thick boy 13 November 2022 23:50
That's why you should look towards buying an old flagship device rather than these new mid-range disappointments we have.
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Crysty 27 April 2022 10:45
Idk why MediaTek released an equal CPU for less money with the same problems. Fortunately dimensity 700 is our save.
+21 Reply
Mohamed kamal 26 April 2022 16:53
Who is better g96 or g95
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The One 16 July 2022 22:16
G95 Is better in both Battery Life and In it's gaming Performance. You also get 4K Playback and a Much Better experience with it.
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Qualcomm thick boy 13 November 2022 23:51
The One, That's the fact, Mediatek messed up this time, probably due to the global chip shortage.
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Overclock 26 November 2022 21:47
G95 is an overclocked version of the g90T chipset while G96 is a downgrade version with a lower GPU...
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Mahdi7SE 05 April 2022 02:01
Stability is the most important So G96
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GG 07 June 2022 04:21
If you want G96 rather choose the dimensity 700 and 800 than G96 its 2022 stability in a weaker GPU, heating issue in G96 is so bad. Even though it has a weaker GPU than G95 small improvement doesn't see in real-world performance.
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Sajad 31 March 2022 07:22
Both have a too bad heating problem... In heavy games, the phone temperature goes over 50 °C !!
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PhoneGuru69 24 April 2022 10:18
No, they don't.CPU temperature is the only thing going up, same with all other chipsets. The phone temperature is decent. Both the chips are powerhouses for the price, especially compared to others like the snapdragon 730g or 678g in that price bracket.
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muashu 01 June 2022 17:13
have you really used it? just because they are MediaTek doesn't mean it's always hot, in my opinion, the temperature when gaming is normal with other smartphones
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Takio 22 September 2022 10:09
Dude... I literally cook omelettes and eat during gaming on my redmi note 10s....the heat it produces is enough to save our kitchen gas😆😆
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Essi 26 March 2022 19:07
Does the Helio G96 chip support 4.5G or 4G Plus internet? please answer
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Zed 13 November 2022 14:32
Helio G96 chip support 4.5G.
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Qualcomm thick boy 13 November 2022 23:55
It should because I often get 4G+ on my Redmi note 11 with Snapdragon 680 processor.
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Dave 22 March 2022 23:29
What's better chipset in gaming?? G96 or g95?
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Kanko 24 March 2022 05:14
For gaming g 95 with Mali G-76 GPU is better than g 96. I think that g 96 is a slight downgrade from the previous King g95. So go for helio g95.
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jibon 04 April 2022 07:58
95 better chipset in gaming
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Sarma 13 March 2022 20:19
If you want good camera quality then go for G96 which supports 108 MP. On the other hand, G95 supports only 64 MP cameras only. Also, G96 has high CPU power than G95, both with single-core and multi-cores. However, in G96, GPU is stronger than G95. If you are a gamer, then go for G95, otherwise G96. The choice is yours...
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Tarekdz 10 April 2022 02:44
The problem with g96 is that he doesn't support 4k video recording.
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The One 16 July 2022 22:20
You don't Get 4k Playback, The CPU seems to be better in G95, same for the GPU. Overall for performance G95 Seems good. I have also seen less Battery Drain in G95. I have a G96 Phone and my Bro has a G95, His Phone lasts for another 1.5-2 Hours more when compared to G96, Even though we Both used the phone for the same thing.
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Jake Fiersing 18 August 2022 15:07
The One, Your comparison experience is real value advice. Thanks.
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Qualcomm thick boy 13 November 2022 23:57
The One, That's probably due to the fact that you are running your phone at 90hz.. 🤡 remember the HELIO G96 supports 90hz and it is selected by default on your mobile.
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Hi hello 08 February 2022 17:29
Yeah, g95 is a better GPU and if you want to toast your hands, that's why G96 is made to be more efficient in power and thermals by reducing GPU performance. I go G96.
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Qualcomm thick boy 14 November 2022 00:00
You are basically paying more price for less performance.. wow how intelligent you are 🤡
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Someone 29 January 2022 16:13
Guys, I have a question, will Helio G95 always be better for gaming than Helio G96 even after a few months or a year?
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G95thebest 31 January 2022 07:06
Yes... It has a higher clock, more execution units, more shader units, etc.
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Koorosh 31 January 2022 08:12
Because the G95 chipset GPU is better than the G96.
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Rahul 06 February 2022 11:00
Yes, it's likely. Helio G95 has a bit older but has a more powerful GPU than the G96. But, there could be a case made for the G96 that it has a newer and more efficient GPU. But, when choosing keep in mind that even though old the only thing that the older GPU in G95 will demand is more battery (a few minutes of it) as compared to the newer G96, meanwhile delivering better performance.
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Khizar Mahmood 21 March 2022 12:40
Yep, it would be better
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Qualcomm thick boy 14 November 2022 00:02
Yes, the HELIO G95 will continue to dominate the HELIO G96 now and forever more!.. just like the Snapdragon 855 processor will always be superior in gaming compared to be any Snapdragon 700 series processor.
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George 27 January 2022 10:48
The helio g95 has better performance on the GPU as it turns out on the antutu while the helio g96 has a little more fun on the processor no big difference.
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Qualcomm thick boy 14 November 2022 00:05
No, it is a HUGE DIFFERENCE, even Mediatek knows this.. 😅 that's why they didn't advertise it as a powerful chipset for gaming unlike they did with the HELIO G90T from 2019 and HELIO G95 from 2020/2021. 🤷
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Sayantan 02 January 2022 04:35
Mediatek Helio g95 is too much better than Mediatek Helio g96.
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Manu 21 January 2022 05:26
But if we overclock it then maybe um well bec g95 is also an overclocked version of g90t
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Qualcomm thick boy 14 November 2022 00:11
Manu, No bro, this is more than just mere overclocking.. 😅 the HELIO G95 has a flagship GPU from A.R.M and that same MALI G76 GPU based on a 7nanometre process and it was used in Huawei KIRIN 980 flagship S.O.C. 😂 only difference is that the one found in the HELIO G95 has 4 core GPU instead of the 20 core beast version found in the kirin 980 chipset.. once you understand this, you will realize that the MALI G57 inside the HELIO G96 stands no chance against the almighty HELIO G95 processor.
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Overclocked 26 November 2022 22:06
Manu, Manu...Even if you compare G90T to G96 the winner will be G90T and since G95 is overclocked version of G90T it will still win...even if you overclocked G96...it will never win against hardware difference...Mali G76 and Mali G57 are so much different...try playing emulators on G95 or G90T and G96 and you will see the difference....G96 will probably lag on high graphics demanding games even in the lowest settings because of that lower GPU...
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Emran Hossain 29 November 2021 18:58
G95 is absolutely a better CPU than g96.
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Insight 29 November 2021 11:25
Helio G95 is much stronger than Helio G96
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Me. 09 November 2021 09:42
I think the Mediatek Helio g96 Was a Camera Processor! But the heating problem on G96 is still the same as helio g95. But the heating on helio g95 will be reduced if its properly optimized by the system.
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Sam 16 February 2022 13:43
1/2 a year now but am yet to experience the heating problem in g95. Mine only overheats when exposed to heat like sun etc etc
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Gfcdd 16 October 2021 08:21
I think g96 is dimensity 700 with 4k video but 12nm and no 5g
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mrd 26 October 2021 02:32
i agree, this is like the 4g version of dimensity 700.
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Tech kid 26 October 2021 23:31
Kinda, I agree with you bro
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Chris 09 September 2021 12:44
Pretty much the same no upgrade in cpu or whatever
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Orochi Chris 14 September 2021 18:41
Well tbh this chip was made For more multimedia accessibility Higher hz support with better camera support along with better connectivity Gaming in 96 likely to be worse (95 possess better GPU)
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