MediaTek is known for its mid-range chipsets for smartphones. From the past few years, the company is launching chipsets in the mid-range segment with a lot of features. Most phones are sold in mid-range. Mid-range smartphone users want to get more-than-more features in their smartphones. Also the craze of gaming of going on a lot. Seeing the sale of mid-range smartphones and growth of the gaming market, MediaTek decided to enter the mobile gaming market with mid-range chipsets and introduced its MediaTek G series for gaming purpose. The mean of the “G” word in gaming. The company has introduced this series by launching its 2 new chipsets – Helio G90 and G90T.
Both of these chipsets come under the mid-range segment. The CPU and GPU of these chipsets are combined with MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology which will enhance the processor for better gaming. According to the company’s claims its GPU can offer up to 50 percent performance boost. This new chipset will perform better but if you want to know that how MediaTek Helio G90T performs against Snapdragon 855 or 855 Plus chipset then keep reading this article. Here we will compare these chipsets for you so your all doubt will be cleared about them. Let’s compare MediaTek Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 855.
|SoC||MediaTek Helio G90T||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||2 x Cortex-A76@2.05GHz|
6 x Cortex-A55@2.00GHz
|4 x Cortex-A75@2.8GHz
4 x Cortex-A55@1.8GHz
|GPU||Mali-G76 3EEMC4@800MHz||Adreno 630|
|Camera||Dual - 24MP + 16MP@30fps|
Single - 64MP@22.5fps
|Dual - 16MP@30fps(MFNR and ZSL)
Single - 16MP@60fps(MFNR and ZSL)
32MP@30fps(MFNR and ZSL)
48MP(MFNR and ZSL)
192MP(MFNR and ZSL)
|RAM||LPDDR4X - 10GB@2133MHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X - 8GB@1866MHz|
|Storage||UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1||UFS2.1 Gear3 2L and SD 3.0 (UHS-I)|
|Display||21:9, Full HD Plus@90Hz||4K Ultra HD|
|Modem||4G LTE Cat-12||Snapdragon X20 LTE|
|Speed||Download - 600Mbps|
Upload - 150Mbps
|Download - 1.2 Gbps
Upload - 150Mbps
Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 855 CPU & GPU
Starting the comparison with their manufacturing process before CPU, the newer Helio G90T still working on the 12nm manufacturing process while Snapdragon 855 works on the 7nm manufacturing process. We don’t know why the company is still using the 12nm fabrication process while on the other side other companies like Qualcomm, HiSilicon, Exynos, etc. are using 7nm or 8nm manufacturing process. There is a difference of 5nm between both chipsets. The difference of 5nm is too much because of which the battery will drain fast of Helio G90 compared to Snapdragon 855 during gaming. So, in this case, Snapdragon 855 is a batter chipset than the Helio G90T and the mid-range Helio G90T can’t beat the flagship Snapdragon 855.
In the case of CPU, MediaTek Helio G90T got a 64-bit Octa-Core CPU which includes 2 Arm Cortex-A76 powerful cores clocked at 2.05GHz while other 6 Arm Cortex-A55 Cores running at 2.0GHz. While on the other side, Snapdragon 855 has 64-bit Octa-Core CPU with Kryo 485 Cores. The Kryo 485 CPU includes 2 Prime Cortex-A76 Cores operating at 2.96GHz, 2 Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and other 4 Cortex-A76 Cores running at 1.8GHz clock speed. So in this case also the CPU of Snapdragon 855 is much better than the CPU of Helio G90T.
Moving the to the GPU section which is the main part for gaming. Here MediaTek Helio G90T features Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4 operating at 800MHz. It is combined with MediaTek’s HyperEngine game technology for better gaming.
While on the other hand, Snapdragon 855 got Adreno 640 GPU which is also better than Mali-G76 3EEMC4 of Helio G90T. So in this section also, Snapdragon 855 is ahead over Helio G90T.
Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 855 Supported Features
Talking about the camera department, here Snapdragon 855 features Qualcomm Spectra 380 image signal processor which is a 14-bit dual ISP and has Hardware accelerator for computer vision. This ISP allows it to support a dual camera up to 22MP at 30fps with MFNR and ZSL. While in terms of a single camera it can support up to 48MP single camera sensor at 30fps with MFNR and ZSL. Without MFNR and ZSL, it can support up to the 192MP single camera sensor.
On the other side, Helio G90T can support up to 24MP + 16MP dual camera sensor at 30fps. While in terms of dual camera it can support up to 64MP single camera sensor at 22.5fps.
RAM & Storage
Speaking of MediaTek Helio G90T, it can support LPDDR4X RAM up to 10GB operating at 2133MHz. It also supports LPDDR3 RAM. On the other side, Snapdragon 855 can support 4 x 16bit LPDDR4X up to 10GB RAM operating at 2133MHz.
In terms of storage, both chipsets have support for eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1 types of storage.
In this section, Snapdragon 855 can support up to 4K Ultra HD display with HDR10+ and up to 10-bit color depth. While MediaTek Helio G90T can support 90Hz, Full HD+ displays with an aspect ratio of 21:9.
Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 855 AI Capabilities
Nowadays MediaTek is doing a great job in terms of AI in its chipsets. Its all newly launched chipsets have great AI performance. The Helio G90T features a dedicated APU which can provide 1TMACs of AI Power.
On the other side, Snapdragon 855 has Hexagon 690 AIE DSP which comes with Hexagon Vector eXtensions, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Hexagon Voice Assistant and Qualcomm All-Ways Aware technology. With these features, it performs very well in terms of handling all AI tasks.
In this section, Snapdragon 855 has Snapdragon X24 LTE modem which uses LTE Category 20 for providing a download speed of up to 2Gbps and LTE Category 13 for providing an uploading speed of up to 316Mbps. It is a WiFi 6 ready chipset that supports triple-band wifi: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 60 GHz. Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Dual VoLTE, VoWiFi, FM Radio, NFC, USB 3.1, USB-C, etc. are supported in this chipset. For fast charging, it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology.
At the same time, MediaTek Helio G90T uses LTE Cat-12 Modem for providing a download speed of up to 600Mbps and LTE Cat-13 Modem for providing an upload speed of up to 150Mbps. Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Dual VoLTE, VoWiFi, FM Radio, NFC ,etc. are supported in this chipset.
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