Snapdragon 636 vs Helio G80

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (with Adreno 509 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G80 (Mali-G52 MP2). 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 636
  • Performs 3.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
Pros of MediaTek Helio G80
  • Supports 153% higher memory bandwidth (13.41 against 5.3 GB/s)
  • Announced 2-years and 4-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~32%)
  • Shows better (up to 29%) AnTuTu 9 score – 221K vs 171K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 14 nm)
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2000 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G80 +29%
221024
CPU 57490 73002
GPU 24466 37735
Memory 35451 46714
UX 54658 64513
Total score 171991 221024

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G80 +28%
348
Multi-Core Score
Helio G80 +15%
1296
Image compression 75.3 Mpixels/s 79.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 10.7 images/s 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition 20.45 words/s 23.4 words/s
Machine learning 15.45 images/s 17.4 images/s
Camera shooting 9.79 images/s 8.63 images/s
HTML 5 1.51 Mnodes/s 1.53 Mnodes/s
SQLite 410.2 Krows/s 416 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G80 +156%
662
Stability - 98%
Graphics test 1 FPS 3 FPS
Score 259 662

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 30 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 30 FPS
[Low]
Fortnite - 27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 52 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz - 53 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 54 FPS
[High]
Device - Realme 6i
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 636 and Helio G80

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.6 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 14 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion -
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 509 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Adreno 500 Bifrost
GPU frequency 720 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 128 32
FLOPS 184 Gigaflops 54.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12.1 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1333 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 5.3 Gbit/s 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2340 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 24MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 -
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced October 2017 February 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SDM636 MT6769T
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 official site MediaTek Helio G80 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G80 and Snapdragon 636, or ask any questions
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GVC 02 December 2020 11:48
636 still holding strong in 2020, im impressed.... even 2020's midrangers have tough time with a 3 year old chip.... and not just mediatek, even SD's own range like 665,632,712,660 and few more have tough time with this old legend. this proves the point that sometimes mistakes are good, 636 was a "mistake" in opinion of SD but for customers it was a "treasure" just like kirin 810 (810 is much stronger than 636 though) because even though it was a budget processor it had all features and qualities of flagship, it became the foundation later for 7 series we use (710,712,730,720,732,765,750 and G counterparts) most shocking thing was it had 128 shaders and DX12.1 version which was too high class for that time, even today there is no phone with DX12.1 version in market.
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