mediatek helio g96 vs snapdragon 888

Mediatek Helio G96 vs Snapdragon 888 – We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (with Adreno 660 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G96 (Mali-G57 MP2). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

  • Performs 6.7x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 199% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 17.1 GB/s)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.3x) AnTuTu 10 score – 889K vs 382K
  • 39% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2050 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of MediaTek Helio G96

  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)
  • Announced 7-months later

Mediatek Helio G96 vs Snapdragon 888 Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

Snapdragon 888Mediatek Helio G96
Total score889122382165

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance

Snapdragon 888Mediatek Helio G96
Asset compression89.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser47.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer69.6 Mpixels/sec
Image detection35.2 images/sec
HDR56.8 Mpixels/sec
Background blur5.29 images/sec
Photo processing19.1 images/sec
Ray tracing2.76 Mpixels/sec


Graphics test30 FPS6 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile83 FPS
72 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile60 FPS
42 FPS
Fortnite26 FPS
26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends89 FPS
58 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz112 FPS
66 FPS
Genshin Impact58 FPS
23 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang60 FPS
51 FPS
DeviceAsus Zenfone 8
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
1080 x 2400


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 888 and Helio G96


Snapdragon 888Helio G96
Architecture1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Frequency2840 MHz2050 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.4-AARMv8.2-A
L1 cache512 KB
L2 cache1 MB
L3 cache4 MB
Process5 nanometers12 nanometers
Transistor count10.3 billion


GPU nameAdreno 660Mali-G57 MP2
ArchitectureAdreno 600Valhall 1st gen
GPU frequency792 MHz950 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units51264
Total shaders1024128
FLOPS1622 Gigaflops243 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.3
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Memory frequency3200 MHz2133 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s17.1 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 780Yes
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution3840 x 21602520 x 1080
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G supportLTE Cat. 22LTE Cat. 13
5G supportYesNo
Download speedUp to 7500 MbpsUp to 650 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3000 MbpsUp to 150 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


AnnouncedDecember 2020June 2021
ClassFlagshipMid range
Model numberSM8350MT6781
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 888 official siteMediaTek Helio G96 official site

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