Snapdragon 660 vs Helio A25

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (with Adreno 512 graphics) and MediaTek Helio A25 (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 660
  • Performs 5.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Shows significantly better (up to 81%) AnTuTu 9 score – 209K vs 115K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~42%)
  • 22% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 1800 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Helio A25
  • Announced 1-year and 1-month later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (12 versus 14 nm)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
209252
115728
CPU 72014 41918
GPU 35497 10587
Memory 41094 18065
UX 59683 44364
Total score 209252 115728

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
336
139
Multi-Core Score
1316
766
Image compression 88.7 Mpixels/s 55.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12 images/s 6.02 images/s
Speech recognition 24.1 words/s 13.3 words/s
Machine learning 18.3 images/s 10.9 images/s
Camera shooting 11 images/s 4.06 images/s
HTML 5 1.76 Mnodes/s 0.84 Mnodes/s
SQLite 487.4 Krows/s 270.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 96% -
Graphics test 2 FPS -
Score 374 -

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 660 and Helio A25

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.84 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.5 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 1800 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache 2 MB -
Process 14 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion -
TDP 9 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 512 PowerVR GE8320
Architecture Adreno 500 Rogue
GPU frequency 850 MHz 600 MHz
Execution units 1 2
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 217 Gigaflops 41.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.9 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 NeuroPilot
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2560 x 1600 1600 x 720
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 -
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 4
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced May 2017 June 2018
Class Mid range Low end
Model number SM6115 MT6762V/WD
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 official site MediaTek Helio A25 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
8 (72.7%)
3 (27.3%)
Total votes: 11

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio A25 and Snapdragon 660, or ask any questions
Promotion