Processors of mobile phones i.e. smartphones and tablets etc have become very powerful and efficient.They have evolved into a masterpiece of power,efficiency and reliability all together.These mobile processors can perform various tasks easily and efficiently.The mobile processors are called SoC in technical terms which stands for System On Chip as all the components like digital,analog,radio signal receptors,graphics and memory controller are placed on a single chip.Now there is a huge competition in the smartphone processor market due to its high demand.The main or leader in production in mobile processors are Snapdragon & MediaTek.Thus it is always Snapdragon vs MediaTek.
Overview of Snapdragon vs MediaTek;
Snapdragon processors are manufactures by Qualcomm,an American based company which has its headquarter in San Diego,California.Snapdragon processors are very well known for its high quality and high performance.They are used in mobile phones and tablets.They are preferred to be used in top end Mobile Phone devices by the manufacturers.These are also seen in mid range mobile phone devices.They make variety of processors which includes Dual Core,Quad Core,Hexa Core and Octa Core Processors.
Here is the list of all processors made by Qualcomm Snapdragon:
Snapdragon 820 is the most powerful processor made by Qualcomm.This chipset is currently used in almost all the flagship devices.This list includes OnePlus 3, LG G5, HP Elite x3, Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10, Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe.
Snapdragon 821 so far is the most powerful processor made by Qualcomm.It is a 64-bit Quad Core CPU which has a clock speed of 2.4 ghz.The gpu on Snapdragon 820 chipset is Adreno 530.Snapdragon 820 can support 4k Ultra HD display, Quick Charge 3.0, NFC, X12 LTE, 25MP camera, Hexagon 680 DSP and much more features.
Snapdragon 821 has been recently launched by Qualcomm and it is promised to be 10% faster than its predecessor Snapdragon 820.
*Update: Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 835, a brand-new top-end chip that will power many of this year’s most powerful smartphones. It replaces the Snapdragon 821 as Qualcomm’s flagship chip and looks set to offer significant performance and efficiency improvements over its predecessor. That means the smartphones of 2017 are definitely worth looking forward to.
Mediatek is a semiconductor company headquartered in Taiwan.It is relatively new in comparison with Qualcomm Snapdragon.Mediatek has gained popularity and organisation in mobile phone industry due to their cost effective processors.Mediatek processors are generally used in budget and mid-range devices.MediaTek range of processors includes a single core, dual core, quad core, hexa core, octa core and deca-core processors.
Helio X20 and Helio X25 are the top end processors from Mediatek.they have been designed to take on Snapdragon 820. Helio X20 and Helio X25 are Deca-core processors which mean they have 10 cores. Ten cores are maximum for mobile phone.They are built on the new and innovative Tri-cluster CPU architecture having ten processor cores. They consume low power, gives enhanced gaming performance, supports the 32MP camera and much more.
Clock Speed of Helio X20 and X25:
Comparison of Snapdragon vs MediaTek:
Final verdict of Snapdragon vs MediaTek
Well at the end I would like to say that each processor has its own plus points. So if you are going for a Smartphone under Rs. 15k then MediaTek processors offers excellent value money, and if you are getting a smartphone in price range higher than 15k then Snapdragon processors are the ones to choose as they offer excellent performance and features. But now MediaTek has also started manufacturing high-end processors like MT6752, MT6595 which offers similar or sometimes better performance than equivalent Snapdragon counterparts. So they are giving a tough competition to the Snapdragon processors.