Comparing Qualcomm And Mediatek With The Criteria That Concerns the Users

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There is an ongoing debate for the best between the two globally claimed smartphone silicone giants. On one hand we have Qualcomm which has been soaring from the time of its popularity. Qualcomm chipset has collected majorly a good set of reviews and still the best pick for Android OEMs, not surprised! The chipsets never fails to offer efficient performance and consumes less power from its counterparts that are present in the market. Whereas on the other hand the world has seen the rise of MediaTek within a decade and companies along with the reviews from the users are vouching for these chipset too. The boat seems to be oscillating between the two companies for a while now and finally some curious brains have opened this long discussion on which is the best chipset. Let’s try to settle the battle here by stating some strengths and weaknesses of the two.

Qualcomm vs MediaTek

Point of Criteria Qualcomm MediaTek
Budget chipsets


Winner: Qualcomm

Budget Smartphones supported by Qualcomm Snapdragon 695, 4 Gen 1, which qualcomm has provided to iQOO Z6 5G that received great reviews as besides being cost effective the processor is set to offer efficient and smooth performance.


MediaTek Dimensity 810, 700 are budget smartphone processors, which the users have seen in the Realme 9 5G. The processor handled the functions of the handset greatly; however it lacked to reach the top notch efficiency.
Ultra flagship chipsets




The launch of Qualcomm’s Flagship chipset Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, in late September of 2022 set the tone of the game further as it arrived with all the intentions of solving the thermal issues that was one of the major concerns from processors’ former renditions. Along with this the processor proved its degree of efficiency. And it is apparent with the great performance reviews of the OnePlus 10T and iQOO 9T. The Dimensity chipsets from MediaTek added to the abundance of popularity and trustworthiness of the company.

The arrival of MediaTek’s Dimensity 9000 SoC, the ultra flagship of the company  that was used in Vivo X80 collected all the appreciation and became the first choice for  many Android OEMs as it delivered the efficiency that can give a neck to neck to Qualcomm’s chipsets.

Affordable flagship chipsets




In reality the thing that matters the most is the affordability of the chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 in 2022 offers satisfactory features and gets the job done. It can be observed with the Realme GT Neo 3T that will cost the users Rs. 29,999. Note that both the flagship chipset offered equivalent features. In this round the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 takes the cake. The flagship chipset by  MediaTek has been used in the Redmi K50i that is launched in India with the price rate of Rs. 23,999. Note that both the flagship chipset offered equivalent features.


Last Words On The Motion

Qualcomm vs MediaTek

The comparison can be on many other criteria and the criteria can differ from person to person. What needs to be acknowledged here is that MediaTek has come a long way up and users and Android OEMs are looking forward to the next flagship chipset from the company. However, with the hype in price and justifying the same by delivering efficiency, Qualcomm has created its own market that seems to be a widespread affair. Moreover, the verdict can differ with the performance review from the upcoming Dimensity 9200 chipset from MediaTek and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2.

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