Snapdragon 625 vs 650 vs Mediatek Helio X20

We have already compared SD 650 vs Helio X20 vs SD 652, but this is the first time we are going to compare Snapdragon 625 Chipset. In the article, we will compare the benchmark of 3 Xiaomi Smartphones; Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon 650), Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon and Mediatek Version). Xiaomi Launched Redmi Note 4 in India with SD 625 CPU, but the same model was launched with Helio X20 in Home Country (China). Today we will compare these 3 CPUs and its Antutu and Geekbench Benchmark Score.

Snapdragon 625 vs Snapdragon 650 vs Mediatek Helio X20 Specs

Snapdragon 625:  14 nm Chipset, octa-core ARM Cortex A53, CPU clock Speed up to 2.0 GHz, Quick Charge 3.0, LPDDR3 RAM with 933MHz Speed,  Adreno 506 GPU, 64-bit architecture

Snapdragon 650: 28 nm Chipset, hexa-core (2 x ARM Cortex A72 + 4 x ARM Cortex A53), CPU Clock Speed up to 1.8 GHz, Quick Charge 3.0/2.0, LPDDR3 RAM (dual-channel) with 933MHz Speed,  Adreno 510 GPU, 64-bit architecture

Mediatek Helio X20: 20nm Chipset, deca-core (2 x ARM Cortex A72 @ 2.3 GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.85 GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.4 GHz), LPDDR3 RAM (dual-channel) with 933MHz Speed, ARM Mali 780MHz GPU, 64-bit architecture

The Clock Speed mentioned above is the maximum speed that the CPU can run at. So let’s know the clock speed and we will compare all the models with 3GB RAM.

Redmi Note 4 (Mediatek Version):  2 X ARM Cortex A72 @ 2.1GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.8 GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.4 GHz)

Redmi Note 4 (Snapdragon Version): 8 X ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.1 GHz

Redmi Note 3 (Snapdragon Version): 2 X ARM Cortex A72 @ 1.8 GHz + 4 X ARM Cortex A53 @ 1.4 GHz

GeekBench Performance Benchmark Comparison Snapdragon 625 vs Snapdragon 650 vs Helio X20

Single Core Benchmark Score

1st. Mediatek Helio X20: 1557

2nd. Snapdragon 650: 1452

3rd. Snapdragon 625: 828

Multi Core Benchmark Score

1st. Mediatek Helio X20: 4139

2nd. Snapdragon 650: 3450

3rd. Snapdragon 625: 2727

Screenshots of GeekBench Benchmark Report (Click image to enlarge)

Antutu Benchmark Comparison SD 625 vs SD 650 vs Helio X20

CPU Benchmark Score

1st. Helio X20: 83233

2nd. Snapdragon 650: 78312

3rd. Snapdragon 625: 62331

3D Graphic Benchmark Score

1st. SD 650 (Adreno 510): 19989

2nd. Helio X20 (ARM Mali 780MHz): 16359

3rd. SD 625 (Adreno 506): 12775

Redmi Note 4 Snapdragon 625 Antutu

Conclusion: Which one is the best?

If we talk about the overall performance, Snapdragon 625 is certainly a looser. Snapdragon 625 Chipset is smaller in size so it will be power efficient and will make the device run longer, but it loses in all other aspects. So I don’t see a reason that users should buy a Smartphone with Snapdragon 625 when you can get Smartphones almost in the same price that feature Helio X20 or Snapdragon 650. It’s tough to announce a Winner between Snapdragon 650 and Helio X20 because Helio X20 is the winner as far as CPU Benchmark is Concerned, but SD 650 beats Helio X20 in Graphic Benchmark. If you are among those who are fond of playing games, then I would suggest buying Smartphone with Snapdragon 650. If you play games occasionally, then the device with Helio X20 Chip is the best option.

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