Snapdragon 665 vs Helio G85

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (with Adreno 610 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G85 (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.


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 665
  • Performs 4.6x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (11 versus 12 nm)
  • Supports 11% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 13.41 GB/s)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G85
  • Announced 1-year and 1-month later
  • Shows better (up to 20%) AnTuTu 9 score – 239K vs 199K
  • Higher GPU frequency (~5%)
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G85 +20%
CPU 65976 65225
GPU 33635 56625
Memory 44631 39033
UX 53256 77494
Total score 199284 239783

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G85 +14%
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 90.4 Mpixels/s 81.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.1 images/s 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition 21.5 words/s 24.2 words/s
Machine learning 16.8 images/s 18.1 images/s
Camera shooting 11.7 images/s 9.26 images/s
HTML 5 1.68 Mnodes/s 1.55 Mnodes/s
SQLite 386.2 Krows/s 413.5 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G85 +238%
Stability 98% 98%
Graphics test 1 FPS 4 FPS
Score 220 743


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 29 FPS
45 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 28 FPS
40 FPS
Fortnite 27 FPS
21 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
49 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 57 FPS
51 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
46 FPS
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
1080 x 2340
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 665 and Helio G85


Architecture 4x 2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
Process 11 nanometers 12 nanometers
Transistor count 1.75 billion -
TDP 5 W 5 W


GPU name Adreno 610 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 950 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS 273 Gigaflops 59 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 686 Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 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


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


Announced April 2019 April 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6125 MT6769Z
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 official site MediaTek Helio G85 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 9664


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G85 and Snapdragon 665, or ask any questions
Epic 21 October 2022 21:42
Well, so it's 2022, and this device is great in terms of performance... if you're NOT using MIUI. If you're currently using Redmi Note 9, I highly recommend you flash AOSP ROMs instead of using the laggy and slow MIUI. It helps.
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Rox's 04 August 2022 20:08
So funny when people say SD 665 is better than Helio G85, You are just overproud to snapdragon, I see the truth here, every phone using SD 665 never pass all benchmarks number on Helio G85, we speak about overall kids! Not just talk about eating so much gaming stuff.
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Killerg 20 March 2022 05:56
My antutu score of sd665 is 226816
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Goku 11 June 2022 20:14
Really what phone are you using?
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Martin 12 March 2022 02:40
Snapdragon 665 - is only good on FPS games. Meanwhile Mediatek G85 - Can handle every game it can also handle Genshin Impact in Mid-Low with 30-60fps
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Imad 15 September 2021 00:47
helio cpus sucks.. even the helio g95 is worser than SD 665 in terms of long time gaming
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Super Sayad 26 July 2021 04:38
MediaTek G series: Heats up during gameplay."Gaming" Performance: A'ight Imma head out. I use Helio G85 and it is not optimized in most games unlike most SD and I think that it's just a uptuned Helio P65. Gaming performance is fine (6/10) you'll enjoy a lil bit but let pass 3 minutes and you can already cook at the back of the phone. Heating issue is impressive good job by MTK (Heat decreases Performance and consumes more battery life). Qualcomm is still the most efficient processor Helio is just better on paper.
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Give me a name homie! 29 July 2021 18:32
I use this what? Powerful? MediaTek Helio G85 Gaming Centric soc? Lol graphic intensive games even light games lags like shit whenever the phone gets warm, mostly COD Mobile and PUBG, the frame rates are not consistently constant and it frequently drops all the time whenever there is a rendering activity even if my ram is 4GB. The battery drains really fast and the system UI sometimes stutters and hangs lol my Realme 5i with 3GB ram SD665 soc delivers better processing/gaming performance and sustained daily endurance. Don't go for mtk chips lower than G90T, Attractive but pure whack. I use Redmi Note 9 and I know that MIUI 12 is heavy so why say that this G85 soc is powerful enough if it can't even process well? I guess that it's just really good on paper.
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Kawhi Leonard 24 July 2021 14:46
Helio G85 packs some immense force in its attribute compared to SD665-712 but farewell to the so called "Gaming Centric Chip" if it is not well optimized by game developers. Yes it can handle graphic intensive games like PUBG and Cod Mobile with ease but heats up real fast like you're playing while holding a warm pot, I prefer SD more when it comes to overall endurance and day to day performance plus MediaTek should focus on making 8 to 7nm chips in this Helio G series line up apart from their Dimensity soc's.
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Sunday God'swill 10 June 2021 08:22
Well I would say that Helio G58 is of good cpu chip but I wouldn't in any way compare it with Qualcomm Snapdragon (Adreno). Of all chip (Mali etc) SP has been found to be the best, it was even compared to Apple (A11 Bionic-three core graphics) which was concluded that there isn't much difference between them for gamers. Snapdragon is the best so far
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Sunday God'swill 10 June 2021 08:06
Well I would say that Helio G58 is a good cpu chip but when it comes to Qualcomm Snapdragon (Adreno) it was even compared to Apple chip(A11 Bionic- three core graphics) which is the best chip. With their comparison it was found that there is no much visible graphics difference between them. Of all graphics I've known (Mali etc), Adreno continues to supersede and also used to compare Android with Apple. Qualcomm Snapdragon (Adreno) is the best.
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Anny 04 June 2021 03:10
It is true that the Helio one will give slightly better performance in gaming as tested in Benchmarks. But, Mid range phones are not focused for gaming. If you want to be a gamer or streamer you should buy a 25k+ phone. So, for an overall good performance and battery life, SD665 is better.
+23 Reply
Nobody 08 June 2021 08:02
Well there are lot more phones which have snapdragon 888 and are under 25k.
+18 Reply
Supriya barai 23 May 2021 11:47
G85 is beter for gameplay
+100 Reply
Farshid Ahmed Fahim 11 April 2021 14:45
Snapdragon is always gave better performance than Helio. Thanks for the comparison.
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Shubh 01 April 2021 13:47
Clear cut comparison....good
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Fahad 14 February 2021 15:09
If you are a casual gamer, who plays pubg mobile or cod mobile for fun purpose but need medium graphics and frame rate-go for Helio G85.If you watch netflix or youtube for long time, go for SD 665.
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Mr drgh 21 January 2021 08:27
I have g85.. its powerful tho but developpers still didnt optimize theire games for it.. for example .. am able to play pubg just 45 fps (ultra) ...but when i use GFX tool ( i keep everything by default i just start the game using gfx tool) then i can play at 60fps (extreme) without any problem..also genshin impact.. it can run up to 50+ fps on low settings on sd 665 phones. While it can't pass 30 in my g85...dispite that g85 is way powerful than 665
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Rumah Gamer 19 December 2022 11:09
I think the reason why G85 can't go 60fps on pubg mobile is because G85 GPU's FLOPS has fewer score than SDM 665 which is only 59 GFLOPS while SDM one has 273 GFLOPS or floating-point operation per second, which is the score GPU can do math per second for rendering the games graphic.
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NicoNicoNII 22 December 2020 10:45
I prefer G85... Dont care about fabrication, battery performa, etc. 12 nm is enough for me.. if you want more battery life go for 665. Its your choice after all
+95 Reply
Vince 09 December 2020 09:10
For overall Performance Snapdragon is the best.
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Ryan 27 November 2020 07:52
I'd rather choose G85, because the CPU and gaming performance of G85 is slightly better than SD665., And... What about the battery or the fabrication??., Naaah, i don't really f**kin care about those things., but... if what u need is only for the battery life or the camera quality., Than SD 665 will be a good choice
+79 Reply
Rudresh 13 September 2020 19:53
Which one is better, Snapdragon or Helio.
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Rico 15 October 2020 07:37
Helio g80 & g85 is better slightly
+138 Reply
Arpit 16 April 2021 07:47
Media tech is best because the power of high performance
+15 Reply
Naveen 30 May 2021 09:02
Helio g85 is best for gaming
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Robert Dixon 02 September 2020 09:33
I think G85 is more optimized and has better battery life... I mean Mediatek is catching up nowadays...
+261 Reply
Mr Gidi 02 September 2020 12:41
Nah. App/Game developers usually optimize their apps for Snapdragon processors rather than helio ones for better maximum performance
+171 Reply
Leo 09 August 2020 18:07
Thanks for this comparison!
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