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Snapdragon 650 vs Helio G35

We compared the 6-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 (Adreno 510) with the newer 8-core MediaTek Helio G35 (IMG 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
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 650
  • Performs 2.8x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
Pros of MediaTek Helio G35
  • Announced 5-years and 5-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 28 nm)
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 28% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)
  • 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
CPU - 45569
GPU - 13274
Memory - 26158
UX - 20894
Total score - 108851

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
273
176
Multi-Core Score
Helio G35 +21%
991
Image compression 48.4 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 5.83 images/s -
Speech recognition 16.5 words/s -
Machine learning 10.7 images/s -
Camera shooting 5.19 images/s -
HTML 5 0.87 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 221 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 650 and Helio G35

CPU

Architecture 2x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A72
4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53
8x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 6 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 16 KB -
L2 cache 256 KB -
Process 28 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion -
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 510 IMG PowerVR GE8320
Architecture Adreno 500 Rogue
GPU frequency 600 MHz 680 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 128 32
FLOPS 153 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 2x 32 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 4 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon V56 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 2400 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP 1x 25MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 30FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, VP8 H.264, H.265, AV1
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X8 -
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 GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced February 2015 June 2020
Class Mid range Low end
Model number MSM8956 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 official site MediaTek Helio G35 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
6 (42.9%)
8 (57.1%)
Total votes: 14

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