Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 vs helio x30 – Smartphone is our one of the most basic and much-needed gadget which is running on its own internal hardware parts. The processor is one of the most important hardware parts of Smartphone‘s Hardware because mostly every single thing has relied on Processor while performing any task, from gaming to watching any video to calling and SMS.
Today, mostly every smartphone comes with either Qualcomm or MediaTek manufactured processor in which Qualcomm has taken a vast lead in terms of sales due to its variants they are offering, available for a low budget to flagship level smartphones. On the other side, MediaTek is also climbing up and giving a stiff competition in the specific range of devices and smartphones budget [especially in mid-range smartphones].
If we saw some latest reports, recently Qualcomm launched their new mid-range processor named as snapdragon 660, and MediaTek showed off their new SoC named Helio x30. So, why not we do something like:- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 vs helio x30? Let’s do it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 vs Helio X30 [mediatek]- which is best?
So friend, let’s move on and start our tough comparison between Snapdragon 660 vs helio x30.
Firstly, let me introduce both Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and Mediatek helio x30 SoCs:-
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is one of the latest launch by Qualcomm in their 600 series which is specially targeted for the mid-range smartphones. As Snapdragon 400 series is for budgeted and low mid-range smartphones, Snapdragon 600 series is for mid-range smartphones and snapdragon 800 series is for the high budget range smartphones [basiclly for flagship devices]. Recently we saw Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 in oppo R11 which is performing quite well in the smartphones market.
MediaTek helio x30
MediaTek helio x30 is one of the strongest processor manufactured by MediaTek, and this processor is specially made for the devices which are coming in the upper midrange budget [from 25000 to 40000rs.]. A smart processor, naturally designed with no overclocking and underclocking, and performing well in the market. Recently we saw Meizu pro 7 which is running on the Helio x30 processor.
Now, it’s time to compare both of them:-
Snapdragon 660 vs helio x30- Cores
Cores are basically the computation unit of CPU. When we use our phone, we open 2,3 or even 5 to 10 apps in one time which are running in the background and are not closed. Do you know who handles all those apps efficiently without letting them closed? Yes, you got it right. These apps are managed by cores. Cores are capable to manage the background processes efficiently.
In snapdragon 660, we can see that there are 8 cores available in it which is nice on its own terms. Snapdragon 660 is capable to handle 8x background processes without closing them.
MediaTek helio X30
MediaTek helio X30 is powered by massive 10 cores. Basically, this processor is also being popular as the deca-core processor and that’s nice! I think it is one of the best processors in terms of handling processes at a single time.
Here, Helio X30 takes a perfect lead.
Snapdragon 660 vs helio x30 – clock speed
Clock speed defines that on which speed the processor is running. What is the maximum speed of the processor? In this, more speed is better as more speed= smooth performance. Do you know that you can tweak the clock speed and make your processor overclock or underclock? Yes.
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Qualcomm snapdragon 660 is officially clocked at 2.2 GHz and all cores are running at the same speed.
MediaTek helio x30
MediaTek helio x30 is officially clocked at 2.8 GHz and all cores are running at the same clock speed.
Here, officially, MediaTek helio X30 has a lead, but as the modification system of Snapdragon 660 is very powerful, DEVs can easily overclock snapdragon 660 above helio X30. So, here, I am giving it a TIE!
Snapdragon 660 vs helio x30 – GPU
GPU [Graphics processing unit] also known as integrated graphics defines that the graphics which is available in the processor itself. If a processor has integrated graphics, then you don’t need to rush for the external graphics of the smartphone.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 has integrated graphics as it has the internal GPU version Adreno 512. Adreno 512 GPU is capable to handle most all high-end games without any lagging and frame drops.
MediaTek Helio X30
MediaTek helio x30 is powered by the powerVR 7 GPU [exact GPU version- IMG PowerVR 7XTP-MT4] which is clocked at 850 MHz and is capable to play video at 30 FPS. It is a nice GPU but video playback at 30 FPS is little disappointing.
Here, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 gets my vote!
Snapdragon 660 vs Helio X30 – Heating
Heating, as the word defines the measurement of a temperature of a processor. When we play any game or use camera for a long period of time [more than 30 minutes contiinuously], then your smartphone’s backside is getting warm and temperature rises time by time which you can easily feel. The thing here to be mentioned is:- more the heat, lesser the efficiency!
In terms of heating, the Snapdragon 660 is well maintained. At most, the highest temperature recorded of the processor is 42 degree Celsius while playing asphalt 8 which is nice in its own way.
MediaTek Helio X30
MediaTek helio X30 is a newly released processor due to which it is less optimised and maintained as the testing period is very short of this processor. While playing asphalt 8 for long period of time, the max. temperature recorded is more than 45 degrees which are little disappointing.
Here, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 got an edge over helio X30.
Snapdragon 660 vs Helio X30 – Semiconductor size
A semiconductor is a material which conducts the partial current, little to the processor and little to the motherboard so that the efficiency and link between SoC and motherboard will be managed at it’s best. Here, the smaller semiconductor size is best as A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
snapdragon 660 has the 14-nanometer chip which indicates that this processor is little old [6-7 months maybe]. 14 nanometer is the widely used semiconductor size.
Helio X30 has the semiconductor size of a 10-nanometer chip which is nice because it indicates that this processor is the newest processor. Helio X30 is the first Semiconductor chip which has the size of 10-nanometer.
Here, clearly, Helio X30 lakes a lead over Snapdragon 660.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 vs Mediatek helio X30 – Conclusion
Well, both processors are capable of doing the bigger things without any problem. Overall I came to a decision that i will pick up a winner according to the budget price range.
If we are talking about the smartphone of 10000- 20000 rs., here, from my side, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is a winner and normally we can see a 600 series of snapdragon in this price range.
If we are talking about the smartphone containing the budget os 18000rs. to 30000rs. rupees, then here, the clear winner will be helio X30, as helio 30 is one of the powerful processor ever made by MediaTek and we will see this processor commonly in this same price range.
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So friend, above is the detailed comparison between Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 vs helio x30. So friend, what’s your opinion on this? Which one is your favorite processor among these two? Which processor manufacturer is your favorite? Let’s discuss this thing in the comments section. If you have any query regarding anything described in this article, then you can ask your query be leaving a comment and I will try to solve t as fast as possible. If you liked this article then please share this with your friends and family. Till Then, Build Best, Stay Cool!