Monday, 28 November 2016

Snapdragon Vs Mediatek, Which Chipset is the Best?

I’d always wondered why most smartphone users in this part of the world preferred to go forMediatek chipset and totally dislike Snapdragon chipset… and by my findings, it’s basically because of the imei tweaking and nothing more to this. 

Most OEM’s in this part of the world also preferred to release devices based on Mediatek instead of Snapdragon chipset, a perfect examples of these are all the new devices launched recently like TecnoInfinix,Gionee,and the injurious InnJoo

In order to find out which chipset is better among the two chipsets, first of all we need to know how these chipsets are different from each other.

Now, let me explain them in detail in terms of gaming, efficiency and performance.

1) Mediatek: 
It is a Taiwanese company. It uses more cores in its processors (like octa core,hexa core,deca core).

Battery Life:
The Mediatek chipsets are known to be more power draining and results in less battery life. Now they are optimizing their processors to be more power efficient but still lags behind in terms of battery life.

Performance wise MediaTek processors are very good. Due to the availability of extra cores, mediatek processors can handle intensive and heavy tasks and they are very good at multi-tasking. But we can see all this practically if we have sufficient Ram. Yes more cores demand more Ram to give best performance.

Heating Problem 
Now coming to the heating problem. All the processors deliver heat while performing tasks. Mediatek processors deliver more heat(more cores=more heat) than the others. The more the heat, the more the battery drainage.

Coming to graphics, Mediatek employs Mali graphics which is a third party graphics vendor(So graphics architecture is different from cpu and its performance may not match with cpu). It is really important to match the performances of cpu and gpu(graphics) so that the whole chipset performs efficiently and effectively.


Snapdragon chipsets are manufactured by Qualcomm (American) company.

Snapdragon chipsets are not only just CPU's they incorporate other many processors in their chipsets. This is the main difference between Snapdragon and other chipsets.

Snapdragon chipsets are named as SoC's(System on chip) which means their chipsets(SoC's) have a CPU,GPU(Adreno Graphics),Image processor, Media processor, DSP(Digital Signal Processor),Cellular Modem unit, Wifi Modue, Radio Module, GPS Module,...etc. All these modules and Processors are inside of a snapdragon chip. Yes they incorporated all these things inside their chips.Hence their chips are costly.

Battery Life:
Snapdragon chipsets are best in terms of power efficiency compared to all other chipsets.
Performance wise they perform really well. In multi-tasking, gaming, handling heavy and intensive tasks they are very good.

Heating Problem:
Snapdragon Processors generally deliver less heat compared to Mediatek and Intel Atom(Except the Snapdragon 810 Chipset-that faced many heating issues.)

Coming to graphics, they manufacture their own graphics called Adreno Graphics and incorporate into their chips. So here the performance of cpu and gpu are matched.

My Conclusion
I’ve used different Snapdragon devices in the past and also experimented with two different Xiaomi mobile phone concurrently, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4(Mediatek) and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro (Snapdragon)

The Note 4 without any usage get unnecessarily hot, while the Note 3 pro is normal either during usage or no usage. Despite the facts that Note 4 runs on the latest mediatek Helio X20 architecture, the heating problem is completely out of this world.

So I can confidently tell you that Snapdragon is the best and not mediatek.
Which one is the best for you?
What do you think?:


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