Snapdragon 730G vs Helio G85

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (with Adreno 618 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 730G
  • Performs 7.2x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 39%) AnTuTu 9 score – 330K vs 237K
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Supports 11% higher memory bandwidth (14.91 against 13.41 GB/s)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G85
  • Announced 1-year and 1-month later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~21%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
330936
237513
CPU 102803 65225
GPU 87461 56625
Memory 54955 39033
UX 87841 77494
Total score 330936 237513

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
539
356
Multi-Core Score
1713
1258
Image compression 106.9 Mpixels/s 80.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.5 images/s 11.9 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 24.2 words/s
Machine learning 25 images/s 18.5 images/s
Camera shooting 15.4 images/s 9.29 images/s
HTML 5 2.03 Mnodes/s 1.55 Mnodes/s
SQLite 547.4 Krows/s 407.8 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% 98%
Graphics test 4 FPS 4 FPS
Score 747 715

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 47 FPS
[High]
45 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
21 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 49 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
[Ultra]
46 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
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 730G and Helio G85

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 8 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-G52 MP2
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 825 MHz 1000 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 32
FLOPS 422 Gigaflops 59 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 14.91 Gbit/s 13.41 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 688 Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 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 AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 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 SM7150-AB MT6769Z
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site MediaTek Helio G85 official site

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