February 19, 2020 1:19 PM
Helio G70 vs G80 vs G90T

Helio G70 vs G80 vs G90T Comparison: What’s the Difference?

Specifications comparison between MediaTek’s gaming processors

There was a time when Mediatek had all the answers when it came low priced chipsets. But the heating issues and constant lagging issues brought it down substantially. Taking opportunity on it, Snapdragon launched several competing chipsets and almost completely overpowered MediaTek. However, now MediaTek is making a comeback in the budget gaming processor segment, with the launch of G series processors. Much recently we had the Redmi Note 8 Pro running on the MediaTek Helio G90T, which offers a great gaming performance. Hardcore gaming on a budget is now a reality, all thanks to MediaTek. But the company did not stop there and now it has launched another two processors targeting a similar audience, by the names MediaTek Helio G70 and Helio G80. So in this article, we will take a detailed look at the similarities and differences between them.

MediaTek Helio G70 vs G80 vs G90T

CPU & Process

The lower one of the three, that is the Helio G70 comes with an octa-core with two high-performance Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2 GHz, and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz. With the Helio G80, we see a slight boost with two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. Moving on to the most powerful of the lot, the Helio G90T comes with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.05 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. All of these three processors are built on a 12nm manufacturing process.

cortex a76 vs a75
Cortex-A76 vs Cortex-A75

GPU

In terms of GPU, both the G70 and the G80 have the Mali-G52 2EEMC2 graphics card, but in case of G80, the frequency is set at 950 Mhz, in comparison to the G70’s GPU set at a frequency of 820 Mhz. The G90T overpowers both of them here with the Mali-G76, which is a high upgrade over the G52. In short, in the GPU department, the G90T leads the race with a margin, followed by the G80’s GPU which is just marginally ahead of G70’s GPU.

Mali G76 vs Mali G52
Mali-G52/ Mali-G76

Connectivity

The MediaTek Helio G90T can go as high as 600 Mbps for download speed and 150 Mbps for upload speed. Both the Helio G70 and Helio G80 has the same 4G modem, and both of them offer 300 Mbps download speed and 150 Mbps upload speed. Despite the difference in download speeds, everything else remains the same in all three processors. Other connectivity features also stay the same for all three of them, with Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 5, Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS, NFC and FM Radio.

Camera, Display and Storage

Here too the G70 and G80 are similar as in both of them there is support for 48MP 4-cell single lens or a 25MP traditional lens @30fps. They can even provide dual lens support of 16MP+16MP for both sides of the device. These processors are well capable of providing 2k video recording @30 fps or FHD recording @60 fps. The G90T, on the other hand, supports a single lens of 64MP @22.5 fps or a 48 MP single @30 fps. In terms of dual-lens setup, it supports upto a setup of 24MP+16MP sensors.

In terms of display, all of them are similar with support for upto FHD+. However, in terms of memory, the G90T goes ahead. Both the G80 and the G70 has support for upto 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, whereas with the G90T we get the support of upto 10GB LPDDR4X RAM. There is similar support for storage with all of them supporting UFS 2.1 and even the traditional eMMC 5.1 storage.

Specifications Comparison Table

SoCHelio G70Helio G80Helio G90T
Process12nm12nm12nm
CPU2x Arm Cortex-A75 @2.0 GHz + 6x Arm Cortex-A55 @1.7 GHz2x Arm Cortex-A75 @2.0 GHz + 6x Arm Cortex-A55 @1.8 GHz2x ARM Cortex-A76 @2.05 GHz + 6x Arm Cortex-A55 @2.0 GHz
GPUMali-G52 2EEMC2 @820MHzMali-G52 2EEMC2 @950MHzMali-G76 3EEMC4 @800 MHz
MemoryRAM: 8GB, LPDDR4X @1800MHz
Storage: UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1
RAM: 8GB, LPDDR4X @1800MHz
Storage: UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1
RAM: 10GB, LPDDR4X @2133MHz
Storage: UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1
CameraDual: 16MP+16MP; @30fps
Single: 48MP 4-cell
Dual: 16MP+16MP; @30fps
Single: 48MP 4-cell
Dual: 24MP+16MP; @30fps
Single: 64MP @22.5fps
DisplayFull HD+ (2520x1080p pixels)Full HD+ (2520x1080p pixels)Full HD+ (2520x1080p pixels)
ConnectivityLTE Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL
DL: 300Mbps
UL: 150Mbps
LTE Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL
DL: 300Mbps
UL: 150Mbps
Integrated 4G LTE Modem
DL: 600 Mbps
UL: 150 Mbps

Benchmarks

The result for the G80 is not available as this chipset is fairly new. As of now we only have the benchmark scores of the Helio G90T and Helio G70.

In Geekbench v5, the G90T powered Redmi Note 8 Pro scored 487 points in single-core and 1628 points in multi-core. Whereas in the single-core and multi-core test, the Helio G70 recorded a score of 348 points and 1260 points respectively.

In terms of Antutu, we see the G90T scoring almost 2,83,333, which is an extraordinary achievement for a mid-range chipset whereas Helio G70 scores 1,94,170 points. If the G80 hold upto the G90T’s standard, then we will see MediaTek stealing the show from it’s Qualcomm counterparts in the mid-tier segment.

The G90T is undoubtedly better than the other two offerings from Mediatek. But for the price, both the G70 and the G80 could be the solution for budget gaming in the smartphone industry.

About Sagar Choudhury

He is a journalist at DealNTech. He writes on general Android related tech news. He contributes in other categories too. He was working for many other publications. Now a proud member of DealNTech team. He is also a good programmer and web designer. Email: sagar@dealntech.com

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