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Snapdragon 435 vs Helio A22

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 (Adreno 505) with the newer 4-core MediaTek Helio A22 (PowerVR GE8320) 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
Pros of MediaTek Helio A22
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 28 nm)
  • Supports 117% higher memory bandwidth (13.9 against 6.4 GB/s)
  • Announced 2-years and 5-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~47%)
  • 43% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1400 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 10%) AnTuTu 8 score – 79K vs 71K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio A22 +10%
79275
CPU 30885 31590
GPU 8145 4050
Memory 24256 26715
UX 9499 14479
Total score 71762 79275

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio A22 +30%
160
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 45.2 Mpixels/s 21.55 Mpixels/s
Face detection 5.29 images/s 4.32 images/s
Speech recognition 15 words/s 9.3 words/s
Machine learning 8.46 images/s 5.34 images/s
Camera shooting 3.49 images/s 2.22 images/s
HTML 5 0.38 Mnodes/s 0.56 Mnodes/s
SQLite 211.55 Krows/s 141.75 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 435 and Helio A22

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 4
Frequency 1400 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 32 KB
Process 28 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion -
TDP 4 W 4 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 505 PowerVR GE8320
Architecture Adreno 500 Rogue
GPU frequency 450 MHz 660 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 96 64
FLOPS 48 Gigaflops 42.8 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 11 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 800 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 6.4 Gbit/s 13.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 536 NeuroPilot
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1600 x 720
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP 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, VP8 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X9 -
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 150 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 MSM8940 MT6762M
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 official site MediaTek Helio A22 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
21 (34.4%)
40 (65.6%)
Total votes: 61

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