Snapdragon 680 vs Helio G80

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (with Adreno 610 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 680
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 12 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Announced 1-year and 9-months later
  • Supports 27% higher memory bandwidth (17 against 13.41 GB/s)
  • 20% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~17%)
  • Shows better (up to 20%) AnTuTu 9 score – 269K vs 224K
Pros of MediaTek Helio G80
  • 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
269201
224839
CPU 84900 73176
GPU 48305 36995
Memory 65240 46580
UX 68226 67339
Total score 269201 224839

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1562
1299
Image compression - 79.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition - 23.4 words/s
Machine learning - 17.4 images/s
Camera shooting - 8.63 images/s
HTML 5 - 1.53 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 416 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G80 +50%
664
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 2 FPS 3 FPS
Score 443 664

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[Medium]
30 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Low]
30 FPS
[Low]
Fortnite 23 FPS
[Low]
27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 65 FPS
[Low]
52 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 62 FPS
[Medium]
53 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact 26 FPS
[Low]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
[Ultra]
54 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
1080 x 2400
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 680 and Helio G80

CPU

Architecture 4x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2400 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 6 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP - 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 610 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 1114 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 96 32
FLOPS - 54.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17 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 2.2 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 16MP 1x 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p 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 X11 -
4G support LTE Cat. 13 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 390 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced October 2021 February 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM6225 MT6769T
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 official site MediaTek Helio G80 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G80 and Snapdragon 680, or ask any questions
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smashly 04 November 2022 12:03
After reading all the info and posts and using 2 different phones each with one of the mentioned socs: Vivo Y21s (G80) 4GB/128GB Older Moto G32 (680) 4GB/128GB Newer Both phones have 5000mAh batteries. In my testing for my use, the older Vivo Y21s (G80) just does things better and offers me more running time. Which is odd since it should chew more power. It has a slower refresh (60hz), and lower res (720 x 1600) so I gather that's where the power is saved. But regardless the Y21s (G80) doesn't need charging for 2 days with heavy use. The newer Moto G32 (680) does the same apps, and the same screen brightness (well as the best visual matching) but needs charging a little after 1 day of heavy use. Even so, the newer Moto G32 (680) does have some strong points I admire such as newer tech used to make it eg: higher res & refresh. But even with that reduced 6nm process and less power consumption, it is still a pig under load. It runs hot when loaded up heavily which negates the idea of better power consumption. Basically, if it's running hot then it's chewing more power. Higher refresh and res, then I can see why the power drops a bit too quickly for my liking. The Vivo y21s G80 seems to get warm but nowhere near as hot as the Moto G32 680 doing the exact same things. Put it down to manufacturers Vivo vs Moto I suppose when it comes to cooling. So for me I'll keep the Moto G32 even knowing the results I get mainly because it's newer..lol But in all honesty, both socs are already dated, and since they are entry-low/mid-level chips (cheap) I wouldn't get hung up on the tech of either after using both sides by side. If your getting an absolute bargain price for the device you buying and one of those socs is your only choice then timing really is the key to it all at this price point.
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To the point 07 August 2022 16:06
If you have an extremely tight budget or need a device just for a few months for educational purposes then consider the 680 chip devices otherwise please for god's sake don't get anything below the 700 series even 730g, and 745g are considered outdated but they will still do the job. If you see a device with a 600 series processor and its the price is quite above and close to devices that have a better chip I suggest you wait and grab the better one I wanted a tab for educational purposes so between 680 and 695 it was a tough choice but fortunately two months later ( I waited lol) the Xiaomi pad went on sale and cost a bit more but I got the 860 chip at a reasonable price and quite happy with. So wait and study the market and strike when the iron is hot
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Tech God 09 June 2022 09:32
Please read this! This is Knowledgeable: Before you guys say ("Meh! Snapdragon 680 is a downgrade to Helio G80's or G90's Series because of cores and stuff") look at the specs first and research every Chipset or SoC component and ask yourself whether you are a tech genius or not or what this thing in SoC for? before Throwing rocks into the nest lemme explain. The reason why Chipset downgrades in Core components isn't a downgrade they just added new features that higher family members only obtained to this Cheap oriented SoC, Snapdragon 680 is the cheapest SoC with 6nm that's a lot of efficiency in a fuel tank compared to Helio G series who is still using 12nm who eats a lot of fuel in short "power-hungry that's a notable increase. Next is the SoC Setup, yep we can't appreciate it because they are using old power cores like Cortex A-73 compared to the standard Mid Range of 2022 the Mediatek Dimensity 900 that uses Cortex A-78, but I assume and assure you guys Snapdragon did a good optimization on this chip also they increase Cortex A-73 to 2.4 GHz almost the same speed as Snapdragon 835 with 2.45 GHz, not bad guys A-73 is still great for the next 3 to 5 years even Cortex releases new Cortex A710. The next thing we can appreciate with this SoC is its GPU the Adreno 610 with tons of gaming support that no Helio G series can achieve remember the reason why Snapdragon is expensive is because of the support. The thing that fascinates me is its Memory, the DDR4X can now achieve 2133 MHz? That's a hella quick response and 17GB/s Bandwidth capability is exceptional for a budget SoC Look at the specs before reacting negatively to the processor.
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Prof hamza ali 21 June 2022 08:24
great explanation bro
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Qualcomm thick boy 23 July 2022 21:56
Wow, I really appreciate your detailed explanation, I was about to bash the Snapdragon 680 chipset before I read you're comment and I mellowed down. But still, for Qualcomm to use the older cortex A73 and ATE cores and still give support for 90hz could be because of that new 600 series GPU.. you're right, this is the cheapest 6nm chipset manufactured by Qualcomm.
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guest 15 August 2022 15:41
But... Why did Qualcomm make the snapdragon 680 if they already had the Snapdragon 690 and 695 with more performance and much cheaper than a 6nm model (snapdragon 680 ) compared to the 8nm model (Snapdragon 690 and 695)? Does not make sense.
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