Over the years, the popularity of smartphones has grown exponentially and never before seen, and while it is believed that it is because of the design they own or their camera, the real reason behind this popularity and its growth is the processor that is inside each device. Regarding these processors, today we will talk about two of the most important and recent ones, the MediaTek Helio P95 and the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G in this MediaTek Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 765G comparison.
First off let us start with the process technology which determines the power consumption and performance of the SoC. Keep in mind the lower the number the better is the performance as well as battery life efficiency. The Helio P95 features the same process of the two years old Helio P90 which is TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process… Honestly, that’s a disappointment because, in 2020, we have 7nm and 8nm process targeting the upper mid-end performance SoCs market. Taking aside, the Snapdragon 765G takes the lead with a 7nm LPP EUV process technology.
Being that Snapdragon 765G boasts a 7nm process in comparison with its MediaTek competitor, we can surely see the advantages that it provides in turns of performance and battery life something that we come to expect in this range of phones.
It is time to start this great comparison of processors, and we will start talking about the CPUs that these processors have inside. The CPU of the Helio P95 consists of an eight-core cluster, two of them are ARM Cortex A75 at a speed of 2.2 GHz, for the most demanding and complex tasks, while we then have six Cortex A55 cores at 2.0 GHz, for better energy efficiency.
That being said, the Snapdragon 765G uses a Kryo 475 CPU based on a seemingly odd tri-cluster design (1+1+6) which is new in this 7 series. It hasn’t moved to Cortex A77 but consists of the one high-performance processor which is the new Kryo Prime Cortex A76 running at a speed of 2.4GHz, another Cortex A76 but based on Kryo Gold running at a speed of 2.2GHz and six energy-efficient Cortex A55 cores running at a speed of 1.8GHz.
Not only SD 765G has more frequency but the upper generation of Cortex cores which is Cortex A76, meanwhile, Helio P95 has the old Cortex A75. So, Snapdragon 765G CPU is way faster than that of Helio P95.
Turning to talk about the GPUs that are inside these two powerful processors, the GPU in the Helio P95 is the same as in 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 2520 x 1080 pixels.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 765G has upgraded its GPU from Adreno 618 to 620; moreover, it’s overclocked as well compared to the standard Snapdragon 765 (18% better graphics). The 765G’s Adreno 620 GPU has 38% better performance than the Adreno 618 in the 730. And don’t forget about the gaming optimizations done for this SoC.
Helio P95 GPU had a close call with Snapdragon 710 GPU, however, Adreno 620 is simply on the next level with 2x (100% better) performance of IMG PowerVR GM 9446.
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.
Having said that, the AI already arrived last year to the mid-range SoCs and logical to be maintained since each time more importance and utility is given to its functions. In this case, combined with the operation of the 5G modem, what the manufacturer promises us is a better performance of the camera, the audio, the voice and the games of video games, with the new Hexagon tensor processing unit that, as we already mentioned, is twice as powerful as the previous one.
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. 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. Camera support has also not changed in this processor. Camera support of up to 64 megapixels is maintained in case of a single lens or support for double cameras of 24 + 16 megapixels. The supported video recording is up to 2840 x 2160 UFS 2.1.
With that said, in the connectivity department, the Snapdragon 765G supports 5G networking and is the first upper-mid SoC to provide this networking. This processor integrates the X52 modem (internal) which gives 5G download up to 3.7 Gbit/s and upload up to 1.6 Gbit/s. Moreover, it also supports Global 5G networking consisting of sub-6 GHz in Europe and Asia and mmWave 5G in the US.
Although they are two different processors and from different companies, it should be noted that both have great characteristics. That being said, and due to its specific specs, the winner of this category is the Snapdragon 765G.
Regarding its price, MediaTek processors usually have very low prices, and although the OPPO Reno 3 Pro (Indian Version) is the only phone that owns the Helio P95, it is not yet available, so we do not have a real price. With that being said, although at the moment this section is pure speculation regarding the Snapdragon 765G, it is almost a fact that the Smartphones that use it will exceed the $400 tag.
Concluding this MediaTek Helio P95 vs Snapdragon 765G comparison, we must say that it depends on the user to select the processor that best suits its needs. That being said, and guided by this comparison, it can be seen that the Snapdragon 765G works slightly in a better way compared to the MediaTek Helio P95, but as we always say, it all depends on the tastes and needs of the user.