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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.

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 665
  • Performs 5.1x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~67%)
  • Announced 1-year and 1-month later
  • Shows better (up to 11%) AnTuTu 8 score – 192K vs 174K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G85 +11%
192887
CPU 71698 74145
GPU 33657 34415
Memory 42670 42573
UX 32113 40577
Total score 174034 192887

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Helio G85 +13%
354
Multi-Core Score
1343
1244
Image compression 87.65 Mpixels/s 80.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 12.2 images/s 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition 21.45 words/s 24.2 words/s
Machine learning 16.65 images/s 18.5 images/s
Camera shooting 10.9 images/s 9.29 images/s
HTML 5 1.8 Mnodes/s 1.55 Mnodes/s
SQLite 468 Krows/s 407.8 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 29 FPS
[Low]
43 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 28 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Low]
21 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Low]
49 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 57 FPS
[Medium]
51 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
46 FPS
[Ultra]
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.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 665 and Helio G85

CPU

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-A
L2 cache 1 MB -
Process 11 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 610 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 600 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS 273 Gigaflops 54 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

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

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G85 and Snapdragon 665, or ask any questions
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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.
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Nobody 08 June 2021 08:02
Well there are lot more phones which have snapdragon 888 and are under 25k.
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Supriya barai 23 May 2021 11:47
G85 is beter for gameplay
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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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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
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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
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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
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Arpit 16 April 2021 07:47
Media tech is best because the power of high performance
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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...
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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
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Leo 09 August 2020 18:07
Thanks for this comparison!
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