MediaTek Helio P95 Vs Snapdragon 710 AnTuTu

MediaTek Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 Comparison | AnTuTu Benchmark

Can the two years old SD 710 beat MediaTek's latest entry to its SoC, the Helio P95?

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Recently, MediaTek released the upgraded version of Helio P90 which is Helio P95 in the OPPO Reno 3 Pro 4G (Indian Version). It’s an upper mid-end SoC and can compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7-series. We already did its comparison against Snapdragon 865 and Snapdragon 730. However, it’s time to see who’s the winner when it comes to MediaTek Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710, or in other words, can the two years old SD 710 beat Helio P95, the latest entry of MTK processors.

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – Release Date Comparison

Helio P95 just released this month, on February 27, 2020. The Pro version of the Reno 3 (Indian version) features this SoC, while the standard variant relies on its ancestor ‘Helio P90’.

Meanwhile, Snapdragon 710 is a 2 years old SoC, which was released on May 23, 2018, as the first SoC of the 7xx series from Qualcomm. It was the first SoC from Snapdragon and the first from all SoCs manufacturer to category the new upper mid-end category.

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – Specs Sheet Comparison

SoCHelio P95Snapdragon 710
Release DateJanuary 27, 2020May 23, 2018
ProcessTSMC 12nm FinFETSamsung 10nm LPE
CPU2 x Cortex A75 @ 2.2GHz
6 x Cortex A55 @2.0GHz
Kryo 360
2 x Cortex A75 @ 2.2GHz
6 x Cortex A55 @1.8GHz
GPUIMG PowerVR GM 9446Adreno 616
ConnectivityDual-4G VoLTE, 4×4 MIMO, Cat-12 DL / Cat-13 UL
Download: 600 Mbps
Upload: 150 Mbps
Dual-4G VoLTE, 4×4 MIMO, X15 supports Cat.15 LTE downlink and the Cat.13 uplink
Download: 800 Mbps
Upload: 150 Mbps
CameraSingle Camera: up to 64MP
Dual Camera: 20MP + 16MP
Single Camera: up to 32MP
Dual Camera: 20MP + 20MP
AIMediaTek APU 2.0Hexagon 685 DSP
RAMUp to 8GB dual-channel LPDDR4X @ 1866Up to 8GB dual-channel LPDDR4X @ 1866
ROMUFS 2.1UFS 2.1
PositioningGPS, Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS
First PhoneOPPO Reno 3 Pro (India)Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – Process Comparison

Helio P95 features the same process of the two years old Helio P90 which is TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process. It’s a disappointment because, in 2020, we have 7nm and 8nm process targeting the upper mid-end performance SoCs market and yes we are talking about the latest Snapdragon 730/730G and Snapdragon 765/G. A newly released SoC based on the 12nm process just doesn’t fit in 2020 image, especially when you are featuring it inside high-end flagships like the Reno 3 Pro.

MediaTek-Helio-P95-vs-Snapdragon-710

It’s sad to see that after two years we see the 12 nm process in Helio P95 and used inside high price flagships like Reno 3 Pro

Whereas, Snapdragon 710 which was released two years before Helio P95 features a much better process which is Samsung’s 10nm LPE. This was a great deal back then because, at that time, the most powerful SoC which was SD 845 was also based on the 10nm process.

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So, when it comes to the process we can expect Snapdragon 710 to dominate here because of the 10nm architecture which provides better performance and most importantly better power saving.

Winner: Snapdragon 710

Highlights

  • Helio P95 has a 12nm process
  • SD 710 has a 10nm process
  • SD 710 winners because of a better process

Also Read: Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 855 SoC Comparison – The Best of MediaTek?

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – CPU Comparison

Moving to the second part of this comparison is the CPU section. The CPU of the Helio P95 consists of an octa-core design with a 2+6 dual-cluster layout, two of them are ARM Cortex A75 high-performance cores running at a speed of 2.2 GHz, for the most demanding and complex tasks, while the six Cortex A55 cores are power-efficient cores at 2.0 GHz. Again, similar to the process, nothing has been changed in the CPU section as well when compared to the previous generation which is Helio P90.

Meanwhile, Snapdragon 710 uses the Kryo 360 architecture and octa-core design (2 large cores + 6 small cores). We have two high-performance ARM Cortex A75 cores running at 2.2 GHz and six power-efficient Cortex A55 cores running @1.8GHz.

If we consider the frequency here, Helio P95 should be the winner here because of a slightly higher frequency of the six lower cores (0.2GHz). However, this is where the process of the SoC comes into action. Due to the much better 10nm process of SD 710, the performance is fairly stable with time whereas Helio P95 suffers from decreased performance with time because of heating. Thus, despite the 0.2GHz, the cores are the same (A75, A55), however, the process plays a much larger role than the frequency. So, the winner is Snapdragon 710.

Winner: Snapdragon 710

Highlights

  • Helio P95 has a better lower core frequency (0.2GHz)
  • Snapdragon 710 wins due to 10nm process which less heat generation and power consumption

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – GPU Comparison

Moving to the section which determines the gameplay, is the GPU. The Helio P95 has the same GPU as of Helio P90, the IMG PowerVR GM 9446, although according to MediaTek the performance has improved by 10%. It supports up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and the maximum screen resolution of 2,520 x 1,080 pixels.

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Snapdragon 710’s CPU is Qualcomm® Adreno™ 616. Qualcomm says that this GPU will allow for up to 35% faster graphics rendering while consuming up to 40% less power compared to the previous generation.

When it comes to gaming, Snapdragon 710’s GPU is much better than Helio P95 (10,000 points difference). Moreover, since the SD 710 has a 10nm process, it will generate less heat and retain better performance over time than Helio P95’s GPU.

Winner: Snapdragon 710

Highlights

  • SD 710’s Adreno 616 is powerful than SD 710’s P95’s IMG PowerVR GM 9446.

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – AnTuTu Comparison

We don’t have the AnTuTu benchmark yet, however, we can assume the benchmark of Helio P95. The Reno 2Z (Helio P90) score 162660 points on AnTuTu. So, it’s safe to say that with a 10% performance increase the AnTuTu score for Helio P95 will be around 180,000 points.

MediaTek Helio P95 AnTuTu Benchmark
AnTuTu Score of Helio P90

Snapdragon 710 scores around 167,472 points on AnTuTu (Xiaomi Mi 8 SE). It barely beats the Helio P90, however, it will be slightly behind the new Helio P95, which isn’t bad considering that it’s a 2 years old SoC. However, these two can be ranged in upper low-end performance now because as for 2020, the AnTuTu mid-range score has crossed 200,000+ points.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Score Snapdragon 710 AnTutu vs Helio P95

Winner: Helio P95

Highlights

  • Helio P95 score will be around 180,000 points (assumed), SD 710 score is 167472 points

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – AI Comparison

Due to AI, the smoothness and the management of the Android are determined. AI also brings features such as AI power management, AI camera and so on. MTK claims that Helio P95’s APU 2.0 (AI processing unit) achieves a 10% increase in benchmark performance versus the previous generation, making it one of the most powerful AI processing engines available for 4G smartphones. Well, it’s not the most powerful one in 4G smartphones because we already have Kirin 810 with DaVinci architecture.

However, for Snapdragon 710 we have Hexagon 685 DSP for processing all, or almost all, artificial intelligence codes. In addition, it is compatible with the Snapdragon neural processing SDK, as well as the Hexagon NN and the Android N. However, compared to the dedicated APU 2.0 of Helio P95, it doesn’t stand out.

Winner: Helio P95

Highlights

  • The MTK APU 2.0 is much faster than SD 710’s Hexagon 685 DSP

Also Read: MediaTek Helio P95 vs G90t vs P90 – Which is MTK Best SoC?

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – Connectivity Comparison

As for connectivity, the Helio P95 does not present changes, since it maintains the 4G connectivity of its predecessor by including the 4G LTE modem and supports Cat-12 DL / Cat-13 UL with downloading speed up to 600 Mbps and 150 Mbps upload speed. It also maintains support for Wifi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. Nor are there changes in terms of support for VoLTE, WFC and FM radio calls.

he Snapdragon 710: X15 supports the Cat.15 LTE downlink and the Cat.13 uplink with maximum speeds of 800 Mbps and 150 Mbps, respectively. It also maintains support for Wifi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0. As we can see that the downloading speed for SD 710 is much better (200 Mbps) because of Cat 15. While other aspects remain the same.

Winner: Snapdragon 710

Highlights

  • Due to X15 LTE modem, the downloading speed of SD 710 is 200Mbps more than Helio P95

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – Camera Comparison

Camera support has also not changed in this processor. Camera support of up to 64 megapixels is added in case of a single lens or support for double cameras of 24 + 16 megapixels. The supported video recording is up to 2,840 x 2,160. Helio P95 does have an improvement in AI photography and better shutter speed because of the updated APU 2.0.

The 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra 250 ISP of 710 is engineered to support still image capture of up to 32 megapixels (single camera) and 20 megapixels (dual camera). The video capture up to Ultra HD 4K.

Now the camera performance depends on the manufacturer, which sensor it chooses. However, since the camera support of Helio P95 is twice that of SD 710, we have Helio P95 as the winner.

Winner: Helio P95

Highlights:

  • Helio P95 has better AI camera features
  • Helio P95 has better maximum single-lens support which is 64MP (SD 710 has 32MP)

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – Other Features Comparison

The best part about Helio 95 is the MediaTek HyperEngine which was introduced in the G-series SoCs as well. Since the GPU is already better than SD 710, the HyperEngine improves the response rate every millisecond resulting in a better response rate in gaming, rapid touchscreen, and fast networking.

HyperEngine MediaTek Helio P95

Snapdragon 710 doesn’t have any additional features as Helio 95 has.

Winner: Helio P95

Highlights

  • Low latency due to MTK HyperEngine in P95
  • No additional features in SD 710

Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 – Price Comparison

MediaTek SoCs are usually cheaper than Qualcomm ones. However, we can’t compare the price because it’s impossible to find a manufacturer still selling a Snapdragon 710 SoC. Moreover, even the Helio P95 incorporated smartphone is the only one which is OPPO Reno 3 Pro (Indian Version) and is not available at the moment. So, we can consider a tie here.

Winner: Tie

Highlights

  • Considered tie because there’s no SD 710 phone in the market this 2020
  • There’s only one phone (Reno 3 Pro Indian) which feature Helio P95
  • MediaTek SoCs are much cheaper than Qualcomm ones

Our Verdict

It’s a tie when comparing SD 710 and Helio P95. Helio P95 has better AI, better camera support, and better performance (which decreases with high load over time). MediaTek HyperEngine further adds more value to the SoC. Yet, there are some disappointments as well, such as the old process, same CPU configuration, and only a 10% increase in AI and graphics performance in the two years duration.

Snapdragon 710 despite being a two years old SoC did pretty well, just tieing the benchmark and better performance stability and process than Helio P90. It’s GPU is way more powerful than Helio P95’s. The 4G LTE network downloading speed is much faster. Let’s combine the results of each category and see which is the overall winner in this Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 comparison.

MediaTek Helio P95 (4 Points) | Snapdragon 710 (4 Points) | Tie (1 Point)

Overall Winner: Tie

For Gaming: Snapdragon 710

For Photography and Smooth UI: Helio P95

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MediaTek Helio P95 Vs Snapdragon 710 AnTuTu
MediaTek Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 710 Comparison | AnTuTu Benchmark
Summary
It's a tie between the two SoCs. Each SoC has distinctive features.
Reader Rating3 Votes
8.9
Helio P95 Over SD 710
Better CPU (for short time)
Better Camera
Better AnTuTu scores
Better AI
Better Response Via HyperEngine
Snapdragon 710 over Helio P95
Better Process
Better CPU (combined with process, for long time)
Better connectivity (higher download speed)
Better GPU
8.5
Total Rating
  1. Complete nonsense. The snapdragon 710 is significantly more graphically powerful than both the Helio p90 and Helio P95. EVEN your POSTED antutu benchmark SHOW that in the GPU section, the snapdragon 710 has 10,000 more points than the Helio P95. How can you get this so wrong it’s absolutely fascinating.

    And your NONSENSE gets even better. You say the PERFORMANCE of the P95 is 10% better than the p90 when it is only the AI that is 10% better. And then you even ASSUME a higher antutu score based on NOTHING.

    GET YOUR ACT RIGHT AND DO MORE RESEARCH BEFORE POSTING ANYTHING.

    Lastly, Antutu sucks.
    Use more benchmarks alongside Antutu such as 3D mark GFXBench for graphics and geek bench for CPU.

    1. Hi James!
      No, since the AnTuTu Benchmark for Helio P95 is not out, we did the GPU comparison based on the previous generation which is P90. It should be noted that they have a 10% overall performance increase which would be shown in benchmarks due to AI upgrade (AI brings features like AI gaming, AI power management, and so on). You can see the MediaTek official website for this (given in source)
      We admit that we did a mistake on the GPU section and yes, you are right the GPU of SD 710 is much better than Helio P95. We have fixed that part.
      However, Snapdragon 710 was barely able to beat Helio P90 in AnTuTu v7. MediaTek says that there will be a 10% increase in performance so, it means that Helio P95 will finally cross the SD 710 in the benchmark. SD 712 (upgraded 710) will still be able to beat it.
      Last but not least, AnTuTu is controversial, however, it’s the best benchmarking tool (overall performance) out there to rank the performance. We will add the GFX and Geekbench benchmarks once they are released for Helio P95.

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