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Snapdragon 439 vs Helio G35

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 (with Adreno 505 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G35 (IMG 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
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 439
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
Pros of MediaTek Helio G35
  • Supports 133% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 6.4 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~51%)
  • Announced 2-years and 1-month later
  • 15% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 13%) AnTuTu 8 score – 108K vs 95K
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G35 +13%
108659
CPU 41548 45569
GPU 9242 13274
Memory 26677 26158
UX 16356 20894
Total score 95806 108659

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Helio G35 +22%
977
Image compression 61.7 Mpixels/s 27.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.22 images/s 4.3 images/s
Speech recognition 16.65 words/s 9.73 words/s
Machine learning 11.15 images/s 6.17 images/s
Camera shooting 5.39 images/s 2.88 images/s
HTML 5 0.85 Mnodes/s 0.6 Mnodes/s
SQLite 296.65 Krows/s 137.2 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 46 FPS
[Low]
23 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 31 FPS
[Low]
29 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 21 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 37 FPS
[Low]
30 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 32 FPS
[Ultra]
43 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 29 FPS
[Ultra]
29 FPS
[Low]
Device - Xiaomi Poco C3
720 x 1600
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 439 and Helio G35

CPU

Architecture 4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.45 GHz – Cortex-A53
8x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 5.5 billion -
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 505 IMG PowerVR GE8320
Architecture Adreno 500 Rogue
GPU frequency 450 MHz 680 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS 48 Gigaflops 54.4 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 11.1 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 800 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 6.4 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 5 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 536 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 2400 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 8MP 1x 25MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8 H.264, H.265, AV1
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 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced June 2018 June 2020
Class Low end Low end
Model number SDM439 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 official site MediaTek Helio G35 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
387 (28.3%)
982 (71.7%)
Total votes: 1369

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G35 and Snapdragon 439, or ask any questions
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Lol 25 May 2021 12:54
Snapdragon 439 is good on FPS games and Helio G35 is good on MOBA games
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The hell? 24 May 2021 05:50
Laggy sdm 439. I even can't play mobile legend at low graphics.Meanwhile ,when I play it on my new phone that power by g35 it's can run smoothly even when I turn on the HFR mode and high graphics.
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Wews 26 May 2021 05:11
i think it has software issues
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The hell? 26 May 2021 16:51
Wews, Can you tell any way to fix it?I miss my old phone even it is worster than my new phone:(
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Wews 21 July 2021 04:09
The hell?, i dont know how to fix that, sorry. But some say you have to update the software. Hope that helps
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Afnan 21 May 2021 21:58
Yep , I've been using 439 for a year now . Not a single performance drop and did you see it can go 46fps in pubg while G35 only 23 fps lol
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Steve 06 July 2021 05:11
They didn't even show what device they tested 439 on
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Wews 21 July 2021 04:17
Steve, because it has many sd 439 devices. I think they use vivo y11
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Aniket 16 May 2021 05:45
In real time experience the sd 439 gives quick response and fast speed but g35 lags some time
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Johann 20 April 2021 14:16
In Real Life Experience, SDM 439 is better in G35. When I was testing a Comparison Between them, helio G35 win but Months later, the helio G35 have a crush on it, it's been laging at the same time in the Games. But SDM 439 it's better In the 1st until the end of your Phone lifespan
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Invincible 22 March 2021 13:20
By looking at scores we can clearly say that Helio g35 is clear winner.Also , In terms of clock speed, cpu performance g35 is way better than sd 439 meanwhile GPU of both chipset have similar gaming performance.
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Wews 10 April 2021 06:41
but sd 439 has better battery efficiency
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Sudip das 03 March 2021 08:07
I think Snapdragon 439 is better than Mediateke g35
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Tech geek 02 March 2021 15:36
G35 have better ram ddr4 while 439 have ddr3 Also g35 have better clock speed and geekbench score so logically and practically g35 is winner
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Lol 25 February 2021 04:47
g35 is better than snapdragon 439
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guest 29 April 2021 08:57
But not in real life.. i've tested those processors and trust me.. snapdragon 439 has clearly beaten g35
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Your grandpa 24 May 2021 05:44
guest, My old phone is vivo y11 that power by sdm 439 and its never perform properly.Now I use realme c21 that power by g35 and I very satisfied of it's smooth perform ance.
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Huynh Quyen 07 February 2021 04:14
Snapdragon 439 really better than helio g35, I have a real experience already
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Geek 26 January 2021 15:01
Guys trust me G35 is much better than 439 in real life experience yeah I used both of the chipset and result is clear like sky G35 is better but in gaming both are performing same
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Wews 17 March 2021 02:13
G35 is better in cpu but in sd 439 is better in gaming. Thats why sd optimizes game more often than helio
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Mohan 08 August 2020 19:10
Helio G35 is better than Snapdragon 439
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Deepak 31 July 2020 15:10
Which processer is better Snapdragon 439 or Helio G35
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Pipo 05 November 2020 15:08
Sd439 is much better than g35
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david 17 November 2020 04:21
Pipo, sir, pl.can you tell us the reason that sdm439 is better than g35.....
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IPC 06 December 2020 18:35
Pipo, You don't know what are you talking about helio g35 is better at everything than snapdragon 439
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GENIUS 07 December 2020 12:49
Pipo, g35 is much better than sd439
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Antonio 29 April 2021 09:02
david, I guarantee for sure that sdm 439 is better. In most games sdm 439 gives more constant frame rates than g35. And i am saying this from real world experience
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