MediaTek recently announced the mid-range chipset to compete with the Qualcomm’s mid-range chipset. MediaTek Helio P70 is the upgrade over the Helio P60 which is pretty good and powerful chipset for the mid-range device. So Can Helio P70 beat the Snapdragon 660? Let’s find out!

Both the SoC has an almost similar specification but they work differently in real life example. This both processors are made for the mid-range smartphones.

What’s New?

SoCHelio P70Snapdragon 660
Manufacturing Process TSMC 12nm FinFET production process14nm LPP FinFET process from Samsung
CPU4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.1 GHz
4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz
8x Kryo 260 CPU up to 2.2 GHz
GPUARM Mali-G72 MP3 at up to 900MHz Qualcomm Adreno 512 GPU
Memory1X LPDDR3/LPDDR4x 933MHz, 2X LPDDR4x Up to 1800MHz up to 8GB (LPDDR4x)2X LPDDR4/4x 1866MHz up to 8GB RAM
Camera32MP or 24MP+16MP,
max resolution: 3840 x 2160
Up to 25 MP single camera
Up to 16 MP camera
VideoUp to 32MP @ 30fps with ZSD or 16MP @ 90fps
Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS, Up to 1080p video capture @120 FP
ModemCat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL, 2×2 UL CA, TAS 2.0, HUPE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLTE (DSDS), Band 71 Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem,
LTE Category 13 (uplink), LTE Category 12 (downlink)

Snapdragon 660:

The SDM660 processor with Qualcomm Spectra™ ISP, Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU built on ARM Cortex Technology, and Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) is built to support high-end features.

  • Potentially better performances
  • Better GPU
  • More suitable for modding
  • Power-efficient
  • NO AI

Helio P70:

The MediaTek Helio P70 builds on the P60’s global success and a critically acclaimed mix of class-leading hardware to provide even better experience for users, while brands can build powerful devices with great diversity.

  • Better CPU Performance
  • Weaker GPU
  • Dedicated AI chip
  • Power Efficient
  • Overall Good Performance

Antutu BenchMarks

Snapdragon 660: 134292 (on Mi A2)    140000 (on Realme 2 pro)

Helio P70: 145021 (on Realme U1)

Making Winner Helio P70

GeekBench Score (Single core – Multicore)

Snapdragon 660: 1602 – 5044 (on Mi A2)    1452 – 5511(on Realme 2 pro)

Helio P70: 1580 – 5950  (on Realme U1)

Making Winner Helio P70

Conclusion:

In terms of CPU Performance, Helio P70 and Snapdragon 660 both are equally good. But in terms of GPU Performance, Snapdragon 660 takes the lead because of the better GPU. Snapdragon 660 has better modems, dedicated hardware encryption module, better DAC. So, Overall Snapdragon 660 is much better comparing to the Helio P70. Although, Helio P70 is a great performer it also wins both the benchmarks.

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