Mid-range market shares growing rapidly, especially countries like India where people more often prefer sub 10k price smartphones. In recent years, we have seen a healthy evolution in the semiconductor industry including some of the most used SoCs like Snapdragon 450 and Snapdragon 439. At the same time, MediaTek also introduced Helio P22 in terms of competing with market leader Qualcomm.
In this article, we will be comparing Snapdragon 439 vs 450 vs MediaTek Helio P22 vs Snapdragon 665. However, Snapdragon 665 crosses the upper limit of the lower mid-range segment. But some of you might be curious to know how it stands against the other mentioned processors. Without any further ado, let’s get into the in-depth comparison!
Snapdragon 439 vs 450 vs MediaTek Helio P22 vs Snapdragon 665 Specs Comparison
|Snapdragon 439||Snapdragon 450||MediaTek Helio P22||Snapdragon 665|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x1.95 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)||Octa-core (8x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core (8x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core (4x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold - Cortex-A73 & 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver - Cortex-A53)|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Adreno 506||IMG PowerVR GE8320||Adreno 610|
|Storage||eMMC 5.1||eMMC 5.1||eMMC 5.1||UFS 2.1 / eMMC 5.1|
|Display||1920x1200p Full HD+||1920x1200p Full HD+||1600x 720 HD+||2520x1080p Full HD+|
Dual 8MP + 8MP
Dual 13MP + 13MP
Dual 13MP + 8MP
Dual 16MP + 16MP
|LTE Speed||Snapdragon X6|
D/L Speed: 150 Mbps
U/L Speed: 75 Mbps
D/L Speed: 300 Mbps
U/L Speed: 150 Mbps
|LTE Cat-7 DL / Cat-13 UL|
DL Speed: 300Mbps
UL Speed: 150Mbps
D/L Speed: 600 Mbps
U/L Speed: 150 Mbps
H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC)
H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC)
|1080p||Up to 4K Ultra HD
H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9)
|Charging||Quick Charge 3.0||Quick Charge 3.0||-||Quick Charge 3.0|
|Antutu||80,855 points||73,851 points||76,852 points||1,76,395 points|
|Announced||June 26, 2018||June 28, 2017||May 22, 2018||April 9, 2019|
The Snapdragon 439 incorporates the dual cluster octa-core processor. It has 2x Cortex-A53 cores clocked @1.95GHz and 6x Cortex-A53 @1.45GHz. Snapdragon 450 arrives with a different concept, where eight Cortex-A53 cores are pointed at 1.8GHz. Coming to MediaTek Helio P22, it has also octa-cote processor with 8x Cortex-A53 cores @2.0 GHz. Last but not least, Snapdragon 665 brings a dual-cluster octa-core chip having 4x Cortex-A73 clocked @2.0GHz and remaining 4x Cortex-53 cores @1.8GHz.
Speaking to power efficiency, Both Snapdragon 439 and Helio P22 use TSMS’s 12nm process. Snapdragon 450 with a 14nm node is the least power-efficient chip. The Snapdragon 665 is a built-on advanced 11nm process compared to other competitors. Snapdragon 439, 450 and Helio P22 hold almost similar CPU, whereas, Snapdragon 665 beat them with a significant margin. As far as GPU is concerned, Snapdragon 439 has Adreno 505 GPU and SDM450 has slightly improved Adreno 506 GPU. Helio P22 holds IMG PowerVR GE8320 and SDM665 with Adreno 610 to overcome the competition. Adreno GPUs have a better track record compared to PowerVR. Therefore, we can expect enhanced graphics performance on Snapdragon chipsets.
Moreover, Snapdragon 439 and 450 support LPDDR3 RAM, Helio P22 and Snapdragon 665 are capable of running faster LPDDR4X RAM. Storage capabilities are almost identical on all the chipsets, but Snapdragon 665 has UFS 2.1 faster flash storage support. Considering the hardware, Snapdragon 665 is a clear winner, whereas, the other three can deliver nearly similar performance. In day to day usage, you hardly notice any difference.
Camera and Display
Snapdragon 439 carries a single 21MP or dual 8MP + 8MP camera support on the front and rear sides. Snapdragon 450 can go up to Single 24MP or dual 13MP + 13MP camera. The MediaTek Helio P22 can also support a 24MP camera or dual 13MP + 8MP camera. Finally, the Snapdragon 665 can hold up to a single 48MP camera or combined 16MP + 16MP optics support. It will worth noting that higher pixel count doesn’t mean a better end result, but optimizations matter a lot to capture better shots. Even, most of the smartphones do not utilize the higher pixel count supported by these chipsets. All the chipsets are sufficient offering sharp optics.
Both Snapdragon 439 and 450 support up to 1080 x 1920 pixels Full HD+ display. Helio P22 is restricted to only 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display. The Snapdragon 665 can also hold 1080 x 2520 pixels Full HD+ display panel. Except for Helio P22, Snapdragon chips are sufficient to run a Full HD+ display.
Starting with Snapdragon 439, it has the Snapdragon X6 LTE model, which is eligible to deliver 150 Mbps download and 75 Mbps upload speed. The Snapdragon 450 offers a maximum 300 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload speeds with Snapdragon X9 LTE modem. MediaTek Helio P22 also capable of providing up to 300 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload speeds. Snapdragon has a comparable advanced X12 LTE modem with 600 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload speeds. Other essential connectivity options are present on all the processors.
Antutu-Geekbench Benchmark scores
I want to clear before pointing out the benchmark scores that these are average scores. Which may vary from device to device due to different kinds of optimizations. The Snapdragon 439 scores 880 points in single-core and 3,314 points in multi-core on Geekbench. Snapdragon 450 outperforms with 787 points in single-core and 3,991 points in multi-core. The Helio P22 managed to grab 830 points in single-core and 3,587 points in multi-core. The latest Snapdragon 665 significantly beats with 1,528 points in single-core and 5,644 points in multi-core results on Geekbench.
In Antutu, MediaTek Helio P22 grabs 76,855 points, Snapdragon 450 scores 73,855 points and Snapdragon 439 is slightly ahead with 80,855 points. Undoubtedly, Snapdragon 665 conquers with 1,76,395 points.
Final Verdict – Which one is Better?
There is no big difference between Snapdragon 439, SDM450 and Helio P22, even though Snapdragon 665 easily knocked the competition. Leaving aside the SDM665 if we compare the other three, Snapdragon 439 has a slight advantage on 450. Although, all three chipsets perform equally good. Benchmark scores display similar results, and specifications are almost the same. We can expect better stability from Snapdragon chipset. What are your thoughts? Do let’s know in below comment section!