Difference Between MediaTek And Snapdragon Processors

Here in Nigeria, Samsung user (mostly) sees MTK phone users (infinix and others) as China phone users (non original phone). I don’t know if it have turned into another thing in your area but for my side, they do insult each other.

It’s not a matter of insulting one another but trying to know the difference between the two processors is what we need to know. We are in the 21st century so before we make some blind argument, let’s first make some little investigation.

MediaTek verses Snapdragon Processors: Which one is the Best?
MediaTek and Snapdragon processor

Being on keys, I believe you know that it’s not only MediaTek and Snapdragon processors is in the market but rather they are more popular than others. We will be  comparing both processors in three levels which are;

  1. Definition
  2. Processor Performance
  3. Graphic Performance


What is Snapdragon Processor: According to Wikipedia definition, Snapdragon is a suite of system on a chip (SoC) semiconductor products designed and marketed by Qualcomm for mobile devices.

Snapdragon processors are manufactures by Qualcomm, an American based company which has its headquarter in San Diego,California.


Snapdragon processor maker ,Qualcomm, has variety of processors which includes Dual Core,Quad Core,Hexa Core and Octa Core Processors. With the varieties, they function in different ways. That is to say that the processors are not equal. For example, Dual core processor is double petition where as the octa core is eight petition. In the history of wrestling, two people can never fight against eight people and win so it is incomparable.

Snapdragon processors support superior performance, moderate power consumption and high connectivity to make devices more aware, connected, intelligent and interactive.


Graphics are an increasingly important part of mobile experiences. That’s why Snapdragon processors feature the Adreno GPU, which helps you reach the level of high-quality graphics that you expect from the most complex and realistic applications. It also equips you with unbeatable power efficiency and performance.

In Graphic level, Qualcomm suite of hardware and software tools allows you to deliver immersive, console-quality games and graphics on mobile devices. Snapdragon processors feature the Adreno GPU, which accelerates the rendering of complex geometries to drive a level of performance to meet the most advanced gaming and graphics demands. Adreno SDK as a tool, offers a great starting point for your graphics and compute application development and Snapdragon Profiler serves as the perfect tool for maximizing the performance and efficiency of your applications on Adreno GPUs.


What is Mediatek processor:According to Wikipedia definition, MediaTek processor is a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company that provides system-on-chip solutions for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray.

The Headquartered in is located at  Hsinchu, Taiwan. The company has 25 offices worldwide and was the 3rd largest fabless IC designer worldwide in 2016. Since its founding in 1997, MediaTek has been creating chipset solutions for the global market. MediaTek also provides its customers with reference designs.


Just like snapdragon, MediaTek has varieties range of processors which includes a single core, dual core, quad core, hexa core, octa core and deca-core processors.

The cores aren’t comparable because of its varieties. Just like Snapdragon, dual core can’t be compared with octa core talk more of deca-core. Snapdragon processor chips stopped at octa core (8 petition) while the MediaTek stops at Deca-core (10 petition).

The mediaTek connectivity performance is moderate with low battery consumption.


On this junction, Graphic is highly recommend to any android phone in other to attract customers and make the users to love their phone unlimitedly.  MediaTek is coupled with PowerVr/Mali Series Gpu which is good in both background and in gaming.


As well said above, the both processors has where they are on top which is very beneficial to the user. The snapdragon processor is very amazing in phone display, camera, video recording and playing, high radio connectivity and best in game playing while the mediaTek processor is moderate in those paet.

The mediaTek is very good in its place which includes Low Battery consumption, hardily heat while functioning, and also has the highest chip number which is deca-core (10 petition). Snapdragon also lack it at this stages which includes easily hots when using, high battery consumption, and also stopped at octa core chips (8 petition)

So dear Snapdragon and MediaTek users i believe with this little comparing, you can see that both processors takes lead in some stages. Less i forgot, Always note that snapdragon processor phones are costly than that of mediaTek phones.

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