After the recent hike in Smartphone prices, many customers are confused as to what is the best smartphone to purchase on a budget. People who have a limited budget of around 10000 INR now only have a limited number of options when it comes to smartphones under 10000 segment. Smartphones in this price range only ship with the Snapdragon 439, or the Helio G25 or the Helio G35. Popular phones in the market with the Snapdragon 439 includes the Samsung Galaxy M01, Redmi 8A, Redmi 8A Dual, Redmi 7A and Nokia 4.2. Redmi 9A is a smartphone in this price range that comes with the Helio G25. Redmi 9C and Realme C11 are the smartphones in this price range that come with the Helio G35. So which among these three processors is a better choice? Let’s find out in this article.
Helio G25 vs Helio G35 vs Snapdragon 439
All these three processors are built on TSMC’s 12nm manufacturing process. This means that all three of them equally power efficient. Next, another common thing among these processors is that all of them are octa-core processors, which is what most mobile processors nowadays are. In the Helio G25, we get eight Cortex-A53 cores all clocked at 2.0 GHz. In case of the Helio G35, we get four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. The Snapdragon 439 also houses eight Cortex-A53 cores, but with four of them clocked at 1.95 GHz and the other four of them clocked at 1.45 GHz.
The GPU found the G25 and the G35 are pretty similar except for the differences in their frequency. Both these processors have the same IMG PowerVR GE8320 but the one in the Helio G25 is @ 650MHz while the one in the Helio G35 is @ 680MHz. The Snapdragon 439 comes with the Adreno 505.
In terms of memory, both the Helio G25 and the Helio G35 has support for up to 6GB of LPDDR4x @ 1600MHz. In terms of storage too, both these processors from MediaTek has support for eMMC 5.1. Now coming to the Snapdragon 439, we get support for up to 4GB of LPDDR4 @ 1600Mhz. As far as storage is concerned, we get support for SD 3.0 (UHS-I).
The Helio G25 is quite easily the inferior here as it supports only up to 1600 x 720 (HD+) resolution with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The G35 pulls ahead with support for 2400 x 1080 (Full HD+) resolution with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The Snapdragon 439 provides support for up to 2520×1080 (FHD+) resolution, and the refresh rate is limited to 60 Hz here too. However, since only budget devices come with these processors, so the end decision of including an HD or FHD panel will lie with the manufacturer.
The Helio G25 has support for the dual camera with a 13 + 8 MP setup, or a single camera with 21 MP. The Helio G35, on the other hand, has support for the dual camera with a 13 + 13 MP setup, or a single camera with 25 MP. Again, the Snapdragon 439 has support for the dual camera with an 8 + 8 MP setup, or a single camera with 21 MP.
Which one is Better?
In terms of raw numbers, the Helio G35 powered Realme C11 was the winner with a total Antutu score of 113288 points. And the second was the Helio G25 powered Redmi 9A with an Antutu score of 102778 points. The lowest of the lot was the Snapdragon 439 powered Redmi 8A which got a total Antutu score of 88112 points. (Note: These Antutu scores are collected from different sources. Our detailed AntuTu benchmark test results are coming soon).
So if performance is your priority than an Helio G35 powered smartphone should be your pick. The G series Helio processors are gaming centred processors and you won’t find a better processor on a smartphone around this price range.