MediaTek has announced its latest gaming processor in its G series lineup, the Helio G80. It is a slightly powerful version of the MediaTek Helio G70 SoC which was announced this year. The MediaTek Helio G80 SoC comes with an Octa-core that leverages the in-house HyperEngine technology to offer a better gaming output and connectivity experience.

Since most of the smartphone whether it’s a budget, mid-range, or flagship range, they are mostly dominated by Qualcomm’s chipset. And it’s good to have so many options available in the market to choose from. Also, you will probably find this chipset on budget smartphones.

But there are already a few processors that will give direct competition to Helio G80, namely Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 and 712. So is the new MediaTek Helio G80 is powerful than its competitors? Here’s the head-to-head spec comparison between MediaTek Helio G80 vs Snapdragon 675 vs Snapdragon 712.

MediaTek Helio G80 vs Snapdragon 675 vs Snapdragon 712: Specs Comparison

MediaTek Helio G80Qualcomm Snapdragon 675Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
AnnouncedFebruary 2020October 2018February 2019
CPU4x 2GHz (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.7GHz (Cortex-A55)
2x Kryo 460 @ 2.0 GHz (Cortex-A76)
6x Kryo 460 @ 1.8 GHz(Cortex-A55)
2x Kryo 360 @2.3 GHz (Cortex-A75)
6x Kryo 360 @1.7 GHz (Cortex-A55)
GPUArm Mali-G52 2EEMC2Adreno 612Adreno 616
Process12 nm11 nm10 nm
RAMLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
CameraSingle Camera: 48 MP
Dual Camera: 16 MP + 16 MP
Single Camera: 192 MP
Single Camera, MFNR: 48 MP
Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: 25 MP
Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: 16 MP + 16 MP
Single Camera: 192 MP
Single Camera, MFNR: 48 MP
Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: 32 MP
Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: 16 MP + 16 MP
Video Capture2K @ 30 fps, 1080P @ 60 fps4K UHD @ 30fps,
Slow Motion: 1080p @ 120 FPS, 720p @ 240 FPS
4K UHD @ 30fps
AICorePilot,
NeuroPilot,
Tiny Sensor Hub,
HyperEngine Game Technology
Qualcomm Hexagon 685Qualcomm Hexagon 685
Antutu202,275174,402181,025
GeekbenchN/ASingle-Core: 2346
Multi-Core: 6248
Single-Core: 1910
Multi-Core: 6060

CPU

Starting with the manufacturing process, MediaTek Helio G80 comes with 12 nm node while Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 comes with 11 nm design and Snapdragon 712 with 10 nm. So in terms of power efficiency, SDM 712 takes the lead here.

Coming to Cores, all the three chipsets have a dual cluster (eight cores divided into two parts). Where Helio G80 has four Cortex-A75 @ 2GHz for the heavy tasks and four Cortex-A55 @ 1.7GHz for the lighter tasks. Whereas, Snapdragon 675 SoC features two Kryo 460 based on Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.0 GHz and six Kryo 460 based on Cortex-A55 tickling at 1.8 GHz. On the other hand, Snapdragon 712 SoC comes with two Kryo 360 based on Cortex-A75 clocked at 2.3 GHz and six Kryo 360 based on Cortex-A55 tickling at 1.7 GHz. Well, there is no doubt that Snapdragon 675 outperforms all of them since Cortex-A76 is more powerful than Cortex-A75.

GPU

The MediaTek Helio G80 uses the new generation of GPU Arm Mali-G52 2EEMC2. It has Max GPU Frequency of 820MHz and comes with HyperEngine Game Technology. Whereas Snapdragon 675 and 712 uses Adreno 612 GPU and Andreno 616 GPU respectively. Although Snapdragon 675 has a more powerful CPU, but when it comes to GPU, Snapdragon 712 is the king here.

Camera

The most important part of this section is the ISP (Image Signal Processor). It defines how capable and fast the processor is to capture and process the image and video. The Helio G80 support up to 48 MP single camera or 16 MP + 16 MP Dual Camera. Whereas both Snapdragon 675 and 712 uses spectra 250 ISP which can have up to 192 MP (no MFNR & ZSL) and up to 48 MP (no ZSL). Whereas with dual camera setup, it can support up to 16 MP dual-cameras. Here both Snapdragon 675 and 712 ISP are much higher than Helio G80.

Coming to video part, both Snapdragon 712 and 675 can record video up to 4K UHD @ 30fps while Helio G80 can only record video up to 2K @ 30 fps.

Memory

All these processors support LPDDR4x but you will find a slight difference in terms of RAM frequency. The MediaTek Helio G70 has Max Memory Frequency of 1800MHz while both Snapdragon 712 and 675 has Max Memory Frequency of 1866 MHz. Furthermore, Helio G80 only supports eMMC 5.1 storage type while both Snapdragon 712 and 675 support eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1 storage type.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

AI in smartphones has now become mandatory nowadays and thankfully almost all chipset today comes with AI processing unit. AI features of Helio G80 are CorePilot, NeuroPilot, Tiny Sensor Hub, and HyperEngine Game Technology. On the other hand, both Snapdragon 712 and 675 SoC comes with Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP.

AnTuTu Benchmark Scores

The MediaTek Helio G80 has a score of 202275 whereas both Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 and 712 have a score of 1,74,402 and 1,81,025 respectively which makes Helio G80 a clear winner here.

Conclusion – Which one is Better?

MediaTek Helio G80 seems to outperform both Snapdragon 712 and 675 in some region and you can expect it to see on budget smartphones like Realme 6i and Realme Narzo 10. While both Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 and 712 are already a year older but still manages to do well. You may find Snapdragon chipset to have top camera score but you will probably see any phone brand to offer to such camera specs since these processors are mid-range. So in my opinion MediaTek Helio G80 is a slightly better processor than the other two.

That’s it for now. Hope it clears most of your doubt. If you have any questions to ask feel free to comment down below.

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