Just a few days ago, MediaTek launched its latest processor to date, the Helio G95, and almost immediately users around the world began to compare it with other processors with more time on the market. Because of that, today we are going to compare it with one of the strongest processors on the market, which, although it was launched a while ago, continues to speak for its specifications. ¡Welcome to this MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 855 Comparison!
Let’s start the MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 855 with the release date of each SoC. The MediaTek Helio G95 release date is September 1, 2020, and this SoC is expected to be inside of the Realme 7.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 855 release date is December 5, 2018, and the Xiaomi Mi 9 was one of the first phones to feature this SoC.
The MediaTek Helio G95 process is 12nm LPP FinFET developed by TSMC. It’s the same as Helio G90T.
With that being said, the Snapdragon 855 process is 7nm LPP N7P developed by Samsung.
Comparing the process of these two processors, the Snapdragon 855 has a way better process (the lower the better) than the Helio G95, and this makes the Qualcomm processor be more energy-efficient, retaining better performance over time.
Winner: Snapdragon 855
About their CPU, both SoCs have an octa-core design, but Helio has a dual-core (2 + 6) layout while the Snapdragon one has a tri-cluster (1 + 3 + 4) one. To be specific:
Helio G95 has:
Snapdragon 855 has:
Because these two processors have the same type of cores, being based on Cortex A76 and Cortex A55, the winner of this category will depend on the way they are distributed and the frequency they work with. Yes, in terms of multi-core the Helio is ahead due to the way in which these are distributed, however, in relation to the cores with greater strength, the Snapdragon not only has more but in total, these have a higher frequency than the two cores in the MediaTek processor.
Moreover, because of the 7nm process, the CPU performance over time of the SD 855 will be incredible when compared to the Helio G95 one. So, in terms of long gaming sessions, the Snapdragon processor is more recommended.
In terms of GPU, the MediaTek Helio G95 features the same ARM Mali-G76 MC4 (4 cores) as the Helio G90T, however, the frequency has increased to 900MHz which brings an 8% increase in graphical performance. Moreover, the SoC also features MediaTek’s HyperEngine Technology for low latency. In fact, MediaTek says that the latency between concurrent WiFi and LTE triggers is within 13ms.
On the other hand, the Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU present in the Snapdragon 855 offers graphics processing speeds up to 20% faster compared to previous generations while maintaining industry-leading performance. It runs at a speed of 585MHz clock speed.
While both AMR Mali-G76 MC4 and Adreno 640 are great products when it comes to GPUs, the great difference between the frequency with which these two work is very noticeable and, because of that, for better gaming, the frequency of 900MHz inside phones with Helio G95 is the best option.
Winner: MediaTek Helio G95
Moving to the AI part of this MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 855 comparison, Helio G95 has a dual-core MediaTek APU @750MHz and also features AI camera features. Its ancestor G90T with the same NPU has an AI score of 20.2 on the AI benchmark. With the increase in the frequency of GPU, the AI score will increase to around 21.0, however, it will still not be able to beat Snapdragon 855.
The Qualcomm processor has Hexagon 698, and it got an amazing AI score of 40.7.
MediaTek Helio G95 AnTuTu v8 score is around 300,000 points on the Realme 7. In comparison, the G90T scores around 291,000 points, and Helio G85 scores around 220,000 points.
With that being said, the Snapdragon 855 scored a total of 362,110 points, winning this category.
Helio G95 supports 4G LTE network with Dual 4G standby. 5G is not supported on MediaTek Helio G95. As for the 4G LTE, the maximum download speed is 600 Mbps and the upload speed is 150 Mbps. Other connectivity features include WiFi 5 (AC) support and Bluetooth 5.0 module.
Having said that, the Snapdragon 855 has an integrated X24 LTE modem for 4G only. 5G is only possible if the manufacturer decides to use the external X50 modem which gives a download rate of 5 Gbit/s and indeed consumes more power and occupies more space. Another minor aspect is that the SD 855 supports Bluetooth 5.1. Also, the maximum download speed is 600 Mbps and the upload speed is 150 Mbps.
About their cameras, the MediaTek Helio G95 has max single camera support up to 64MP that works along with multi-camera support. It also has multi-camera support and AI filters as well.
The Snapdragon 855, on the other hand, can have a maximum of 192MP on a single sensor, that works with a 22MP + 22MP dual camera.
As we can see that max camera support of SD 855 is higher than Helio G95.
MediaTek Helio G95 supports a max RAM of 10GB with a max clock speed of 2133MHz.
However, the Snapdragon 855 max RAM capacity is slightly less which is 6GB, but it has the same clock speed of 2133MHz.
In terms of flash memory both SoCs support UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1.
Helio G95 has these features:
Snapdragon 855 features are the following:
Both SoCs have different features and it depends on the user what he’s looking in the SoC and phone. As for as the gaming enhancement feature is concerned MediaTek’s HyperEngine is way better than Snapdragon Elite Gaming. However, both processors have different features.
Both SoCs aren’t limited to a specific phone manufacturer. That’s why we will see a wide price range depending on the manufacturer.
At the moment, Helio G95 is only available in Realme 7 which will be debuting on September 7. The expected price of this phone is around $200 to $250.
Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 855 is available in the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, and this phone has a price of around $360.
Usually, MediaTek SoCs are always cheaper, so the Helio G95 gets the first place.
Select Snapdragon 855 if you want:
Select MediaTek Helio G95 if you want:
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