Qualcomm Snapdragon VS MediaTek Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon VS MediaTek Chipset:-

What is Chipset - it is the integrated circuit integrates all component of computer system in a single chip, Popular in mobile phones because of low power consumption enhance performance of phone and battery life.
Most of the Smartphone chipset market is captured by the Snapdragon and MediaTek processor, although some brands also launching their own chipset for phone like many Samsung phones are equipped with Exynos and Huawei with HiSilicon. lets have a look over big boys of CPU market.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset

Qualcomm is USA based company founded in 1985. It is older player of chipset world and providing best quality chipsets for mobile phones till date but its price for chipset is higher than MediaTek. Qualcomm snapdragon is favorite choice for all High end mobile phones.

MediaTek Chipset

MediaTek is Taiwan (China) based company founded in 1997. It is relatively new in market but its higher performance in lower price make it widely accepted in mobiles especially in lower and mid range mobile phones. MediaTek marketing strategy is huge production in cheaper price.

Comparison between popular chipset Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 vs MediaTek MT6592

Chipset/ Features
MT 6592
Quad-core Krait 400
Octa-core  ARM Cortex-A7
Clock Speed
2.3 GHz per core
1.7GHz or 2GHz
Qualcomm Adreno 330 GPU
Camera Support
21 MP
H.264 (AVC) record & playback
H.265 Ultra HD video record & playback
Process Technology
28nm HPm
28nm HPm
  • Analyzing on benchmark it is found that MT 6592power consumption is 40% lesser that the Sanapdragon 800.
  • MediaTek's ClearMotion technology converts the 25-30 fps video to 60 fps video and which enables smoother playback in phone
  • Snapdragon 800 Supports 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless service and  encodes and play UHD 4K videos in 3840x2160 at 30 FPS.

Snapdragon VS MediaTek for a Mobile Customer

If you are going to buy a mobile under ₹ 15000 ($250) then we will prefer you MediaTek but if your budget go above this range Snapdragon will be better option for you, but some new brands like Xiaomi, Xolo, Micromax also providing snapdragon chipsets in the phone ranges below ₹ 15 K.

Edit: Now lots of smartphone manufacturer are launching phone with Snapdragon under the budget and MediaTek chipset also modified a lot, they made a system to control heating of smartphone, however for overall performance Snapdragon won the competition as most of Flagship phone from Tier 1 brand using Snapdragon 820 in year 2016.