MediaTek Helio A25

MediaTek Helio A25 – Specs, Phones, AnTuTu Score & Features

Today, MediaTek adds a new SoC from the Helio series and is called ‘MediaTek Helio A25’. This one is an entry-level SoC designed for budget-friendly smartphones. Moreover, Helio A25 also enabled AI capabilities in the entry-level market and yes we might be referring AI camera features and MTK’s NeuroPilot. So, without wasting any time, let’s move to the specs, features, and phones featuring MediaTek Helio A25.

MediaTek Helio A25 – Everything We Need To Know

Specifications Sheet

SoC Helio A25
Process 12nm FinFET (TSMC)
CPU 4 x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz4 x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz
GPU IMG PowerVR GE8320 (600MHz)
AI/DSP None
Camera
Max Camera ISP:
13+5MP (dual), 16MP (single)

Camera Features:

AI Face ID (Face Unlock), AI Smart Photo Album, Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh; Hardware Warping Engine (EIS); Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine; MEMA 3DNR; Multi-Frame Noise reduction;
Video Capture
4920 x 3264 pixels (16MP), 30 fps
Memory

Memory Type:

LPDDR3,  LPDDR4,  LPDDR4x (1600MHz)

Max Memory Size:

4GB
Storage
eMMC 5.1
Features CorePilot,  Imagiq,  MiraVision,  NeuroPilot,  Pump Express,  Tiny Sensor Hub, FM radio
Connectivity
Network:
2G / 3G / 4G (FDD and LTE) Carrier Aggregation (CA)
Max DL: Cat-4 (16 Mbit/s)

Specific Functions:

TAS 2.0, HUPE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71

Wi-Fi Antenna:

2T2R

Wi-Fi:

Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)

Bluetooth Version:

5.0
Display Support
HD+ (1600 x 720 px)
Phones Infinix Smart 4 Plus, Tecno Spark 5 Pro

MediaTek Helio A25 Release Date

MediaTek Helio A25 release date is July 27, 2020.

MediaTek Helio A25 Process

The A25 uses the 12nm FinFET process by TSMC. Since it’s an entry-level SoC, the process seems to be fine knowing that there are many entry-level SoCs which are still running on the 14nm process in 2020.

MediaTek Helio A25 CPU

The Helio A25 uses the octa-core, dual-cluster (4+4) layout. It consists of 4 x Cortex A53 cores running @1.8GHz and 4 x Cortex A53 cores running @1.5GHz.

Let me be clear, don’t expect any sort of high or mid-performance from this SoC, since it’s not even using the latest Cortex A55 architecture. But instead, it uses its previous generation which is Cortex A53 which doesn’t even exceed the 1.8GHz max frequency. The A25 is only made for power-efficient performance and for ultra-cheap smartphones under the $100 (and even lower) price tag.

MediaTek Helio A25 GPU

MTK Helio A25 has IMG PowerVR GE8320 as the GPU which offers casual entry-level gaming only. The GPU frequency is 600MHz and is only a single core.

MediaTek Helio A25 AI

MediaTek Helio A25 doesn’t have a dedicated AI or DSP. However, it does offer NeuroPilot and AI camera features.

MediaTek Helio A25 AnTuTu

Since this SoC is an entry-level SoC, it scores around 93,758 points on the Infinix Hot 9 Indian Version (3GB+32GB).

Here’s MediaTek Helio A25 Antutu score compared with Helio P22 vs Helio P25 vs A22 vs Snapdragon 439:

MediaTek Helio A25 vs A22 vs P22 vs P25 vs Snapdragon 439

MediaTek Helio A25 Connectivity

Helio A25 doesn’t support 5G networking. That being said, it offers 4G LTE and FDD networking. The maximum download speed for 4G LTE is Cat-4 (16 Mbit/s).

Interestingly, it’s good to see Bluetooth 5.0 module support and WiFi 5 networking as well.

MediaTek Helio A25 Camera

The maximum single camera support on A25 is 16MP and the max dual-camera support is 13 + 5MP. The maximum video recording it 16MP @30 fps.

MediaTek Helio A25’s camera features include:

  • AI Face ID (Face Unlock)
  • AI Smart Photo Album
  • Single-Cam/Dual-Cam Bokeh
  • Hardware Warping Engine (EIS)
  • Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine
  • MEMA 3DNR
  • Multi-Frame Noise reduction

As we can see the AI Face ID, Bokeh and AI smart photo album are the highlights of this SoC.

MediaTek Helio A25 Display

The SoC supports a maximum display of HD+ (1600 x 720 px) resolution. All phones using these SoC will have this or below resolution.

MediaTek Helio A25 Other Features

All phones running on A75 will have max RAM support of 4GB which could be LPRDD3, LPDDR4, LPDDR4x, and eMMC 5.1 storage.

It’s good to see some nice optimizations and features as well such as:

  • CorePilot (effective power distribution)
  • Imagiq (effective camera and image performance)
  • MiraVision (effective display optimization)
  • NeuroPilot (AI optimization)
  • Pump Express (fast charging)
  • Tiny Sensor Hub (AI and IoT management)
  • FM radio

MediaTek Helio A25 Phones

Since this is MediaTek, we won’t see the Helio A25 limited to a specific manufacturer, but almost every phone manufacturer. The price range of phones in which this SoC is present is from $50 to $100 which is the entry-level phones. As of now (July 27, 2020), it’s present in 5 phones:

  • Infix Hot 8
  • Infinix Hot  9 Play
  • Infonix Smart 4 Plus
  • BLU G90
  • Tecno Spark 5 Pro
  • Wiko View4 Lite

Information is taken from (1)

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