Helio X20 vs Snapdragon 652 vs 650 vs Apple A8

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You must be thinking why the heck I am comparing Helio X20 a deca-core processor with Snapdragon 650, 652 and Apple A8. So far we kept comparing Mediatek’s Helio X20 (MT6797) with Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890 and Apple A9 processor. However, Antutu Score Report made me do this.

A quick look at the specs of all CPUs

Mediatek Helio X20 (MT6797) : 20nm deca-core CPU (2 x Cortex-A72 @ 2.5GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4GHz)

Snapdragon 652 : 28nm 0cta-core CPU, up to 1.8 GHz (4x ARM Cortex A72 + 4x ARM Cortex A53)

Snapdragon 65028nm hexa-core CPU, up to 1.8 GHz (2x ARM Cortex A72 + 4x ARM Cortex A53)

Apple A820nm dual-core 1.4 GHz CPU

So Helio X20 is the world’s first deca-core processor, and Apple A8 looks like a poor CPU among all. Yeah, you will see now what does a 10-core Helio X20 can do. Let’s see the Score Report from Antutu. They posted on their Weibo Page after Benchmark Test.

Helio X20 vs Snapdragon 652 vs Snapdragon 650 vs Apple A8 Antutu Benchmark

Helio X20 vs Snapdragon 652 vs 650 vs Apple A8

Helio X20 : 76266 (Recently launched with Zopo Speed 8)

Snapdragon 652 : 81623

Snapdragon 650 : 78979

Apple A8 : 80554 (Appeared with iPhone 6 Plus)

Compared to Helio X10, Mediatek has managed to improve performance in great pace, but Helio X20 still seems like a very weak processor among all the four we compared. If you consider GeekBench 3 Benchmark test, Helio X20 is the best in multi-core performance, and worst in single-core performance. Geekbench doesn’t show the overall score like Antutu

Here are the screenshots from Antutu if you want to have a look

Helio X20 Zopo Speed 8

Snapdragon 652 Antutu

Snapdragon 650 Antutu

Apple A8 and other devices

Is Benchmark Score Important?

Please note that there are many apps that allow benchmarking smartphones. You use Antutu, Geekbench, or other benchmark apps. These apps try to measure system performance based on various factors and then provides the result. More benchmark score means good hardware. If your smartphone feature a low-end hardware, the benchmark score will decrease for sure. However, you should never rely completely on benchmark score report. Sometimes a mid-range device can perform smoother than a high-end model, and this happens because of the system optimization. For example, If you use Nexus devices with Stock Android App that will perform smoother than Samsung Models that run Android on Samsungs Touch Wiz. So buying a Smartphone with the highest benchmark is not the smart way to buy a smartphone. You also need to see users’ feedback, camera quality, display quality, build quality etc., and then buy a device. Don’t judge a Smartphone just by its benchmark.

Related; Apple A10 Benchmark