Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 versus Mediatek Helio P25 – Who is the most efficient Mid-tier Chipset?

Hello, I have a brief video here showing the comparison between the two most commonly used budget Chipsets. So which has better performance, gaming and battery life?


Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and Adreno 506

  • Lenovo P2
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 2

Mediatek Helio P25 and Mali-T880

  • Ulefone Armor 2

I am using the phones below for comparison:

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Global version retails at $238 (price until Sept 19) – Read more

Lenovo P2 retails at $198 (Use Coupon Code: LNP2) – Read more

Ulefone Armor 2 retails at $259 (Price unti Sept 15) Read more

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Highlights of the video

  • The Snapdragon 625 Octa Chipset is slightly faster in terms of Performance, basing on Benchmarks
  • Idle temps are much lower on the Snapdragon 625
  • Short burst gaming (less than 20 minutes of gaming overall) – Modern Combat 5, Mortal Combat X and Asphalt 8 testing
  • Snapdragon 625 and Adreno 506 (Lenovo P2 and Xiaomi Mi Max 2) – maximum temps after gaming 48°C
  • Mediatek Helio P25 and Mali-T880 (Ulefone Armor 2) Idle temps around 36-37°
  • Ulefone Armor 2 after gaming temps (58-61°C maximum temps)
  • Battery life is slightly better on the Snapdragon 625

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