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Snapdragon 425 vs Helio A22

We compared two 4-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (with Adreno 308 graphics) and MediaTek Helio A22 (PowerVR GE8320). 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
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
Pros of MediaTek Helio A22
  • Supports 160% higher memory bandwidth (13.9 against 5.34 GB/s)
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (12 versus 28 nm)
  • Announced 2 years and 5 months later
  • 43% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1400 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~30%)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Helio A22 +29%
162
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Helio A22 +32%
537
AnTuTu Benchmark 8

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 425 and Helio A22

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 4 4
Frequency 1400 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 128 KB 32 KB
Process 28 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion -

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 308 PowerVR GE8320
Architecture Adreno 300 Rogue
GPU frequency 500 MHz 650 MHz
Cores - 2
Number of ALUs 24 -
FLOPS 24 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 1.2
DirectX version 11 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 667 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 5.34 Gbit/s 13.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No NeuroPilot
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1280 x 800 1600 x 720
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X6 -
4G support LTE Cat. 5 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 75 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 4.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced February 2016 June 2018
Class Low end Low end
Model number MSM8917 MT6762M
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 official site MediaTek Helio A22 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
3 (13.6%)
19 (86.4%)
Total votes: 22

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