Snapdragon 615 (+Adreno 405) vs MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 (+Mali-T860) – performance, benchmarks, and temperatures


Recently we had the chance of testing MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10’s capabilities. This mobile chip is found in Sony Xperia XA – a model we reviewed last month. One of the Qualcomm alternatives to Helio P10 is Snapdragon 615, which can be found in upper mid-range models. This is why we thought it may be intriguing to juxtapose the two in a more detailed manner comparing their specs, benchmark results, and exterior temperatures. For this reason, we put to the test the similarly priced Sony Xperia XA and Motorola Moto X Play.

If you want to check the current availability and prices of these devices, you can use the following links:

Motorola Moto X Play:
Sony Xperia XA

Specs sheet

QualcommSnapdragon 615
Process28 nm
Frequency1.11 GHz – 1.65 GHz
ArchitectureARM Cortex-A53 / 64-bit support
GPUAdreno 405 / 550 MHz

MediatekMT6755 Helio P10
Process28 nm
ArchitectureARM Cortex-A53 / 64-bit support
GPUMali-T860 / 700MHz

Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 has several modifications, and we’re testing the one found in Motorola Moto X Play – MSM8939. It offers eight Cortex-A53 cores popular for their low energy consumption. They are 8 divided into two groups. The first four are ticking at 1.11 GHz, and when more power is needed – you get the second four, ticking at 1.5 GHz. Snapdragon 615 is a 64-bit mobile CPU manufactured through a 28nm technological process. It supports up to 21MP cameras, Full HD video recording and playback, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, LTE Cat. 4, Wi-Fi 802.11n/ac, and NFC. Additionally, this chip brings the Adreno 405 GPU.

You can find more information about Snapdragon 615 on Qualcomm’s official website:

MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 is a 64-bit CPU manufactured through a 28nm technological process. According to MediaTek, it is 30% more energy efficient than other 28nm chips. Furthermore, the mobile processor has eight Cortex-A53 cores, ticking at 2.0 GHz. Helio P10 supports Full HD displays, as well as the MiraVision 2.0, UltraDimming, and BluLight Defender technologies. Also available is LTE Cat 6 connectivity, bringing high connection speeds. The chips can work with up to 21MP cameras, and allows Full HD video recording. Additionally, the available GPU here is Mali-T860 with an operating frequency of 700 MHz.

You can find more information about Helio P10 on MediaTek’s official website:


This is not always the most accurate way to determine performance, but still, we would like to compare the two models’ results. The first four tests examine computing performance, whereas the other four – graphics performance.

BenchmarksQualcomm Snapdragon 615MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10
Geekbench 3 (Multi-Core)22632866 (+26%)
Vellamo 2 Metal873944 (+8%)
Vellamo 3 Metal11991205 (+0.5%)
Pi – 10 mil. (по-малкият резултат е по-добър)49.235 (+86%)26.440
GFXBench 2.7 T-Rex (offscreen)1618 (+13%)
GFXBench 3 Manhattan (offscreen)6.37.2 (+14%)
GFXBench 3.1 Manhattan (offscreen)4.14.8 (+17%)
3D Mark Ice Unlimited922311519 (+25%)

Exterior temperatures

High exterior temperatures are chiefly caused by the mobile processor of a phone, and that’s why we’ve included this test, too. As you may expect, the Epic Citadel app came in handy with its 3D gaming simulation for more than an hour. In the two temperature maps below, you can find the maximum results registered in three sections on the smartphones’ backs.



If you want to check the current availability and prices of these devices, you can use the following links:

Motorola Moto X Play:
Sony Xperia XA

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