Helio G70 vs Snapdragon 439 Comparison: Which Processor is More Powerful?

Xiaomi recently launched their Redmi 8A Dual with Snapdragon 439. In contrast, a few days ago, Realme launched Realme C3 with MediaTek Helio G70, which brings these two processors to head to head against each other because both smartphones are priced at almost the same price. So customers should know which processor is better at this price point, Helio G70 or Snapdragon 439. Although Redmi 8A Dual is priced 500 Rs lower than Realme C3, is it worth going for a phone with Snapdragon 439 in 2020, even for low-budget buyers? So, let’s get started with this comparison.

MediaTek Helio G70 vs Snapdragon 439 Comparison


If we talk about the core count, both processors are Octa-core. But if we go deeper and look at core frequencies, we can clearly see that the Helio G70 is a far superior chip compared to the Snapdragon 439. Helio G70 comes with 2 Cortex A75 cores at 2 GHz and 6 Cortex A55 cores at 1.7 GHz, whereas Snapdragon 439 has 2 Cortex A53 cores at 1.95 GHz and 6 Cortex A53 cores at 1.45 GHz. So CPU architecture-wise and frequency, Helio G70 is a clear winner, and it outranks Snapdragon 439 by a huge margin.

439 & G70 cpu


For GPU, Helio G70 uses Mali-G52 2EEMC2, and Snapdragon 439 uses Adreno 505. If we look at the benchmarking score for GPU in Antutu v8, Adreno 505 scores 9374, and Mali-G52 scores 39226. So, we can clearly see that Mali-G52 is far better in terms of performance than Snapdragon 439.

439 & G70 gpu

Manufacturing Process

Both chips are made by using 12nm lithography. So here, both SoCs are equal in terms of power efficiency.


In the memory department, Helio G70 is a clear winner because Helio G70 uses LPDDR4X RAM, whereas Snapdragon 439 uses LPDDR3 RAM. Everybody knows LPDDR4X is more energy-efficient and delivers higher speed compared to LPDDR3.

For storage, Helio G70 supports UFS 2.1 standards, whereas Snapdragon 439 supports eMMC 5.1 standards. And we all know UFS 2.1 is faster compared to eMMC 5.1 in reading speeds.


In the in-display section, the Helio G70 is also ahead of the Snapdragon 439. Helio G70 can support resolutions up to 2520 x 1080 pixels, whereas Snapdragon 439 can support resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels.


In the camera department, there is no surprise; here, Helio G70 is the winner. MediaTek’s G70 single camera supports up to 48MP, and dual camera supports up to 16MP. Qualcomm’s 439 single camera support up to 21MP, and dual camera support up to 8MP.


Both chips have 4G LTE modems in them. But in terms of speed, there is a huge difference. Where Helio G70’s modem can provide a Download link speed of up to 300 Mbps and an Upload link speed of up to 150 Mbps, Snapdragon 439’s X16 modem is only able to deliver a speed of up to 150 Mbps for Download link and 75 Mbps for Upload link.

So we can see Helio G70 has double the speed of Snapdragon 439 in terms of 4G speeds.

Which Processor is More Powerful?

Snapdragon 439 was released in the year 2018, whereas Helio G70 was released this year, so we are expecting Helio G70 will perform much better compared to Snapdragon 439, which G70 did. In every department, MediaTek’s G70 beats Qualcomm’s 439, except both chips are manufactured using 12nm manufacturing nodes.

Antutu v8 Helio G70 and Snapdragon 439 scores

In Antutu v8, Helio G70 scores 1,94,170 points, whereas Snapdragon 439 scores only 80,855 points. So we can clearly say Helio G70 is a much better chip compared to Snapdragon 439.

So, in our suggestion, if you are buying a Smartphone in the lower mid-range price segment and you are confused about both processors, go blindly for the Helio G70.

He is the Founder & Technical Head of DealNTech. He loves technology and is always hooked on new gadgets. He researches everything from the latest mobile processor development to the most recent display technology on the market. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on X(Twitter)

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