Snapdragon 450 vs Helio G35

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (with Adreno 506 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 450
  • Performs 2.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
Pros of MediaTek Helio G35
  • Supports 100% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 7.46 GB/s)
  • Announced 3-years and 1-month later
  • 28% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 14 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 25%) AnTuTu 9 score – 122K vs 97K
  • Better instruction set architecture
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G35 +25%
122136
CPU 29781 38954
GPU 14379 16847
Memory 29514 26654
UX 24907 40547
Total score 97827 122136

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G35 +16%
174
Multi-Core Score
954
678
Image compression 66.4 Mpixels/s 27.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.97 images/s 4.3 images/s
Speech recognition 18.6 words/s 9.73 words/s
Machine learning 11.7 images/s 6.17 images/s
Camera shooting 5.27 images/s 2.88 images/s
HTML 5 1.26 Mnodes/s 0.6 Mnodes/s
SQLite 317.5 Krows/s 137.2 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 23 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 29 FPS
[Medium]
Shadowgun Legends - 30 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 43 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 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 450 and Helio G35

CPU

Architecture 8x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53 8x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 14 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion -
TDP 3 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 506 IMG PowerVR GE8320
Architecture Adreno 500 Rogue
GPU frequency 600-650 MHz 680 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS 124 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 933 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 7.46 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 2400 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP 1x 25MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, AV1
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, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced June 2017 June 2020
Class Low end Low end
Model number SDM450 MT6765G
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 official site MediaTek Helio G35 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G35 and Snapdragon 450, or ask any questions
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Arnav 27 June 2021 05:59
What is nanometer of snapdragon 450
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Fathul 03 July 2021 09:11
14nm process node, but I'm not sure if it's TSMC or samsung node
+25 Reply