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Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 11:04am On Apr 03
Mediatek


MediaTek Inc. (simplified Chinese: 联发科技; traditional Chinese: 聯發科技; pinyin: Liánfākē Jì) is a Taiwanese semiconductor company that provides chips for wireless communications, High-definition television, handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers, navigation systems, consumer multimedia products and Digital subscriber line services as well as optical disc drives.


MediaTek has revolutionised the industry somewhat and are responsible for the following innovations:

1. First to use the ARM big.LITTLE technology (2013)
2. First to use Octacore chips (2013)
3. First to use Decacore chips (2015
4. The world's first "multimode receiver" for wireless charging (2014)
5. On February 25, 2014, MediaTek announced the industry's first "five-in-one" wireless chip. The SoC MT6630 supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth, ANT+, GPS and FM radio.
6. MediaTek collaborated with Google on the first Ultra HD TV platform for Android TV, resulting in the development of the MT5595 digital television SoC.[41] The product first shipped in LCD TV models made by Sony.

Mediatek was a bit of a joke in the industry, especially when they tried to enter the flagship market with the Helio X series in 2014 but it wasn't successful so they focused more on the lower segments like Entry to budget smartphones with a lot of success. Some OEMs have used their lower end chips and touted them as midrange chips which failed terrible and has given them a really bad reputation. Although recently, Mediatek have gone a long way in repairing that bad rep. They have even moved up to the midrange section and have announced a 5G Dimensity chipset. Mediatek place a premium on processing power and clock speed but produce very poor GPUs. Prominent users of Mediatek chips include Samsung, Transsion, LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, Nokia etc.


Below, we'll take a look at the prominent chipsets in each category made by Mediatek.

Mediatek has 6 types of chipset
1. Dimensity series
2. Helio G
3. Helio P
4. Helio X (discontinued for the time being)
5. Helio A
6. MT6****

Entry level: These chipsets can only carry out the basic functions of a smartphone i.e calls, sms, lite version of software e.g. FB, Android Go etc. These cannot and should not carry heavy apps.

MT6580 is one of the popular chips in this section. It's a 3G chipset made in 2015. It can still be found in Tecno Spark 3 1GB RAM model as well as several other Transsion devices especially the popular Tecno L8/L9 series. The Helio A22 is also another chip found in this range. The Redmi 6A also uses this chip. There's also MT6732 (Sony Xperia E4) and MT6735 (LG X power) here. Phones here should be around the 20 to 35k price range.

Budget level: These chips can run most apps available today but do not expect too much from them. Apps may take longer periods to load and may crash a lot as well. Games should be played at low settings. The most popular chips here are Helio P22 of Infinix fame (S4 and S5). Redmi 6 also uses Helio P22. Others are MT6737 and 6737T (Tecno Pouvoir 2, Moto E4), MT6739 (Pouvoir 3, Alcatel Y5, Huawei Y5 prime). Helio P35 is also another important chipset in this range (Tecno Camon 15, Infinix S5, Vivo Y17). Phones in this range should be around the 30 to 45k range or generally below 50k.

The Midrange: These chips are very capable. They can play most games at medium settings and loading times for apps are very good. The most popular here is the Helio P60. The Helio P70 is the same as the P60 but with faster clock speed. The P60/70 phones are Nokia X5, Oppo R15, Oppo A3, Realme 1, Realme 3.
The new shiny chips in the range are Helio G70 (Realme C3) and the G90T (Realme 6 and Redmi Note 8 Pro). These new chips are very capable, snappy and powerful. Prices here are from 45k to 90k.

Flagship killers: These chips are designed to produce flagship level performance on the cheap. The chips here are the yet to released Helio P90 and the Dimensity 800 (5G).

Flagship: These chips are the best the industry have to offer. The Helio X series was made to challenge here but it failed to dislodge Snapdragon and Apple bionic. The new Dimensity 1000 and 1000L which are both 5G chips and are yet to be released may change all that.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 11:06am On Apr 03
I'll write one for Snapdragon, Exynos, Kirin and Apple Bionic if I get the chance. grin Oga Genius43 what do you think?

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by FuckBots: 1:56pm On Apr 03
Best article yet

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by Nobody: 2:13pm On Apr 03
Local man cannot comprehend...

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 2:17pm On Apr 03
FuckBots:
Best article yet

Thanks.
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 2:18pm On Apr 03
Erediauwa:
Local man cannot comprehend...

Lol


Where and where do you not comprehend?

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by Failure44: 5:20pm On Apr 03
Nice article

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 11:44am On Apr 04
Failure44:
Nice article


Yeah bro. Thanks. Took a bit of research sha. I'm sure it'll help one or two people.
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by reigncalif1: 5:37pm On Apr 04
this Guy's are very wicked imaging using mt6580 on a phone I bought for 45k ,,,techno spark k9 guess I was not informed at that time .I would never do that silly mistake next time

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by Mohbola(f): 7:38pm On Apr 04
Nice info
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 7:53pm On Apr 04
reigncalif1:
this Guy's are very wicked imaging using mt6580 on a phone I bought for 45k ,,,techno spark k9 guess I was not informed at that time .I would never do that silly mistake next time

They are still selling that 2015 chipset till tomorrow. They'll just put it in a fancy body and slap a big battery on it.

Sorry bro. Better luck next time.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 7:54pm On Apr 04
Mohbola:
Nice info

Thanks.
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by akingbadeomoseb: 2:04pm On Apr 21
I do like Mediatek chipsets a lot. They have great performance and the smartphone prices tend to be so less.
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by Athiefku: 2:05pm On Apr 21
All trash
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by skywalker240(m): 4:25pm On Apr 21
What an eye opener,

now gullible, ignorant, "cheap and affordable crew believers can see now see Tecno and Infinix for the scammers that they truly are.

selling a chipset that falls on the budget range for over 60k, scam of the milenium

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 7:57pm On Apr 21
skywalker240:
What an eye opener,

now gullible, ignorant, "cheap and affordable crew believers can see now see Tecno and Infinix for the scammers that they truly are.

selling a chipset that falls on the budget range for over 60k, scam of the milenium

Baba, Transsion products have never been cheap. Ever! Especially if you consider the price to performance ratio. I'm hoping that we can continuously educate Nigerians so that they can stop being cheated.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 8:01pm On Apr 21
skywalker240:
What an eye opener,

now gullible, ignorant, "cheap and affordable crew believers can see now see Tecno and Infinix for the scammers that they truly are.

selling a chipset that falls on the budget range for over 60k, scam of the milenium

I mean see am na. Nokia X5 with Helio P60 sells for 45k. Helio P60 beats Helio P35 in terms of performance by a country mile. Yet, Tecno are selling Camon 15 Premier with a weaker chipset for almost 90k. Infinix launched S5 pro with the same chipset and are selling it for over 60k.

Trust gullible Nigerian to rush it.

A fool and his money are soon parted, to quote the Bible, book of Proverbs.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by BenDanor(m): 8:13am On Apr 22
atheistandproud:
Mediatek


MediaTek Inc. (simplified Chinese: 联发科技; traditional Chinese: 聯發科技; pinyin: Liánfākē Jì) is a Taiwanese semiconductor company that provides chips for wireless communications, High-definition television, handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers, navigation systems, consumer multimedia products and Digital subscriber line services as well as optical disc drives.


MediaTek has revolutionised the industry somewhat and are responsible for the following innovations:

1. First to use the ARM big.LITTLE technology (2013)
2. First to use Octacore chips (2013)
3. First to use Decacore chips (2015
4. The world's first "multimode receiver" for wireless charging (2014)
5. On February 25, 2014, MediaTek announced the industry's first "five-in-one" wireless chip. The SoC MT6630 supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth, ANT+, GPS and FM radio.
6. MediaTek collaborated with Google on the first Ultra HD TV platform for Android TV, resulting in the development of the MT5595 digital television SoC.[41] The product first shipped in LCD TV models made by Sony.

Mediatek was a bit of a joke in the industry, especially when they tried to enter the flagship market with the Helio X series in 2014 but it wasn't successful so they focused more on the lower segments like Entry to budget smartphones with a lot of success. Some OEMs have used their lower end chips and touted them as midrange chips which failed terrible and has given them a really bad reputation. Although recently, Mediatek have gone a long way in repairing that bad rep. They have even moved up to the midrange section and have announced a 5G Dimensity chipset. Mediatek place a premium on processing power and clock speed but produce very poor GPUs. Prominent users of Mediatek chips include Samsung, Transsion, LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, Nokia etc.


Below, we'll take a look at the prominent chipsets in each category made by Mediatek.

Mediatek has 6 types of chipset
1. Dimensity series
2. Helio G
3. Helio P
4. Helio X (discontinued for the time being)
5. Helio A
6. MT6****

Entry level: These chipsets can only carry out the basic functions of a smartphone i.e calls, sms, lite version of software e.g. FB, Android Go etc. These cannot and should not carry heavy apps.

MT6580 is one of the popular chips in this section. It's a 3G chipset made in 2015. It can still be found in Tecno Spark 3 1GB RAM model as well as several other Transsion devices especially the popular Tecno L8/L9 series. The Helio A22 is also another chip found in this range. The Redmi 6A also uses this chip. There's also MT6732 (Sony Xperia E4) and MT6735 (LG X power) here. Phones here should be around the 20 to 35k price range.

Budget level: These chips can run most apps available today but do not expect too much from them. Apps may take longer periods to load and may crash a lot as well. Games should be played at low settings. The most popular chips here are Helio P22 of Infinix fame (S4 and S5). Redmi 6 also uses Helio P22. Others are MT6737 and 6737T (Tecno Pouvoir 2, Moto E4), MT6739 (Pouvoir 3, Alcatel Y5, Huawei Y5 prime). Helio P35 is also another important chipset in this range (Tecno Camon 15, Infinix S5, Vivo Y17). Phones in this range should be around the 30 to 45k range or generally below 50k.

The Midrange: These chips are very capable. They can play most games at medium settings and loading times for apps are very good. The most popular here is the Helio P60. The Helio P70 is the same as the P60 but with faster clock speed. The P60/70 phones are Nokia X5, Oppo R15, Oppo A3, Realme 1, Realme 3.
The new shiny chips in the range are Helio G70 (Realme C3) and the G90T (Realme 6 and Redmi Note 8 Pro). These new chips are very capable, snappy and powerful. Prices here are from 45k to 90k.

Flagship killers: These chips are designed to produce flagship level performance on the cheap. The chips here are the yet to released Helio P90 and the Dimensity 800 (5G).

Flagship: These chips are the best the industry have to offer. The Helio X series was made to challenge here but it failed to dislodge Snapdragon and Apple bionic. The new Dimensity 1000 and 1000L which are both 5G chips and are yet to be released may change all that.
Very informative bro
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by skywalker240(m): 8:24am On Apr 22
atheistandproud:


Baba, Transsion products have never been cheap. Ever! Especially if you consider the price to performance ratio. I'm hoping that we can continuously educate Nigerians so that they can stop being cheated.
p
couldnt agree more,

my only concern is how the gullible Nigerians have stashed their brains with the "Cheap n Affordable" mantra propergated by these heartless tecno marketers.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 9:30am On Apr 22
BenDanor:

Very informative bro

Boss, you reach this side? I am loyal.
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by KrazyDave16(m): 9:31am On Apr 22
atheistandproud:
Mediatek


MediaTek Inc. (simplified Chinese: 联发科技; traditional Chinese: 聯發科技; pinyin: Liánfākē Jì) is a Taiwanese semiconductor company that provides chips for wireless communications, High-definition television, handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers, navigation systems, consumer multimedia products and Digital subscriber line services as well as optical disc drives.


MediaTek has revolutionised the industry somewhat and are responsible for the following innovations:

1. First to use the ARM big.LITTLE technology (2013)
2. First to use Octacore chips (2013)
3. First to use Decacore chips (2015
4. The world's first "multimode receiver" for wireless charging (2014)
5. On February 25, 2014, MediaTek announced the industry's first "five-in-one" wireless chip. The SoC MT6630 supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth, ANT+, GPS and FM radio.
6. MediaTek collaborated with Google on the first Ultra HD TV platform for Android TV, resulting in the development of the MT5595 digital television SoC.[41] The product first shipped in LCD TV models made by Sony.

Mediatek was a bit of a joke in the industry, especially when they tried to enter the flagship market with the Helio X series in 2014 but it wasn't successful so they focused more on the lower segments like Entry to budget smartphones with a lot of success. Some OEMs have used their lower end chips and touted them as midrange chips which failed terrible and has given them a really bad reputation. Although recently, Mediatek have gone a long way in repairing that bad rep. They have even moved up to the midrange section and have announced a 5G Dimensity chipset. Mediatek place a premium on processing power and clock speed but produce very poor GPUs. Prominent users of Mediatek chips include Samsung, Transsion, LG, Motorola, Xiaomi, Nokia etc.


Below, we'll take a look at the prominent chipsets in each category made by Mediatek.

Mediatek has 6 types of chipset
1. Dimensity series
2. Helio G
3. Helio P
4. Helio X (discontinued for the time being)
5. Helio A
6. MT6****

Entry level: These chipsets can only carry out the basic functions of a smartphone i.e calls, sms, lite version of software e.g. FB, Android Go etc. These cannot and should not carry heavy apps.

MT6580 is one of the popular chips in this section. It's a 3G chipset made in 2015. It can still be found in Tecno Spark 3 1GB RAM model as well as several other Transsion devices especially the popular Tecno L8/L9 series. The Helio A22 is also another chip found in this range. The Redmi 6A also uses this chip. There's also MT6732 (Sony Xperia E4) and MT6735 (LG X power) here. Phones here should be around the 20 to 35k price range.

Budget level: These chips can run most apps available today but do not expect too much from them. Apps may take longer periods to load and may crash a lot as well. Games should be played at low settings. The most popular chips here are Helio P22 of Infinix fame (S4 and S5). Redmi 6 also uses Helio P22. Others are MT6737 and 6737T (Tecno Pouvoir 2, Moto E4), MT6739 (Pouvoir 3, Alcatel Y5, Huawei Y5 prime). Helio P35 is also another important chipset in this range (Tecno Camon 15, Infinix S5, Vivo Y17). Phones in this range should be around the 30 to 45k range or generally below 50k.

The Midrange: These chips are very capable. They can play most games at medium settings and loading times for apps are very good. The most popular here is the Helio P60. The Helio P70 is the same as the P60 but with faster clock speed. The P60/70 phones are Nokia X5, Oppo R15, Oppo A3, Realme 1, Realme 3.
The new shiny chips in the range are Helio G70 (Realme C3) and the G90T (Realme 6 and Redmi Note 8 Pro). These new chips are very capable, snappy and powerful. Prices here are from 45k to 90k.

Flagship killers: These chips are designed to produce flagship level performance on the cheap. The chips here are the yet to released Helio P90 and the Dimensity 800 (5G).

Flagship: These chips are the best the industry have to offer. The Helio X series was made to challenge here but it failed to dislodge Snapdragon and Apple bionic. The new Dimensity 1000 and 1000L which are both 5G chips and are yet to be released may change all that.

Despite being the first to implement most of the innovations found on SoCs and having the resources to become a threat to Qualcomm and other semiconductor companies, their greed wouldn't let them realise their full potential. Instead they focused on making money. Instead, they refused to address the issues found on their chipsets, release source codes so developers can help them or host Hackathons. Even Qualcomm releases part of the source codes of their chips to some trusted Devs (Qualcomm does this sometimes before launching their flagship chipsets, started with the 8xx series, they might have been doing before and I didn't know) for their chips to find better ideas, fix old ones and get innovations but nooooo....they behaved like our leaders, looking for money without addressing issues or not taking them seriously and look at where they are today, almost at the bottom with a bad reputation. They're trying to correct some of their mistakes but they still clinging to their old ways and won't let go yet. Hope the Dimensity series won't be a flop and doesn't break anything.

Waiting for your research on Qualcomm

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 9:33am On Apr 22
skywalker240:
p
couldnt agree more,

my only concern is how the gullible Nigerians have stashed their brains with the "Cheap n Affordable" mantra propergated by these heartless tecno marketers.

Propaganda works on the general populace sha. If you can sell them propaganda.

Thankfully Infinix want to sell Hot 7 with the G70 but if they can sell S5 pro with P35 for over 60k, how much them go sell the G70? lipsrsealed

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by skywalker240(m): 9:36am On Apr 22
atheistandproud:


Propaganda works on the general populace sha. If you can sell them propaganda.

Thankfully Infinix want to sell Hot 7 with the G70 but if they can sell S5 pro with P35 for over 60k, how much them go sell the G70? lipsrsealed
am guessing same as you grin
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 9:39am On Apr 22
KrazyDave16:


Despite being the first to implement most of the innovations found on SoCs and having the resources to become a threat to Qualcomm and other semiconductor companies, their greed wouldn't let them realise their full potential. Instead they focused on making money. Instead, they refused to address the issues found on their chipsets, release source codes so developers can help them or host Hackathons. Even Qualcomm releases part of the source codes of their chips to some trusted Devs (Qualcomm does this sometimes before launching their flagship chipsets, started with the 8xx series, they might have been doing before and I didn't know) for their chips to find better ideas, fix old ones and get innovations but nooooo....they behaved like our leaders, looking for money without addressing issues or not taking them seriously and look at where they are today, almost at the bottom with a bad reputation. They're trying to correct some of their mistakes but they still clinging to their old ways and won't let go yet. Hope the Dimensity series won't be a flop and doesn't break anything.

Waiting for your research on Qualcomm

You're very very correct. Mediatek have been caught cheating in Benchmark tests recently. Their excuse was that everyone was doing it.

Let's see how this Dimensity goes. I dey hear rumours about RN9 from Xiaomi coming with the Dimensity 800 (and 5G).

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by KrazyDave16(m): 10:06am On Apr 22
atheistandproud:


You're very very correct. Mediatek have been caught cheating in Benchmark tests recently. Their excuse was that everyone was doing it.

Let's see how this Dimensity goes. I dey hear rumours about RN9 from Xiaomi coming with the Dimensity 800 (and 5G).

I've never relied on the so-called benchmark scores cos the way people use their device affects the overall score and yeah most OEMs do cheat, even the almighty Samsung has done it.

Back to Xiaomi using mediatek chips, it's likely mediatek has improved if the rumours should be true and given the sales of the Note 8 pro despite the issues faced by developers, I won't be surprised if they start launching devices with mediatek and Snapdragon chips again.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 10:23am On Apr 22
KrazyDave16:


I've never relied on the so-called benchmark scores cos the way people use their device affects the overall score and yeah most OEMs do cheat, even the almighty Samsung has done it.

Back to Xiaomi using mediatek chips, it's likely mediatek has improved if the rumours should be true and given the sales of the Note 8 pro despite the issues faced by developers, I won't be surprised if they start launching devices with mediatek and Snapdragon chips again.

Yes na. Exynos is trash. That chipset uses a Mediatek Mali GPU too.

But benchmarks are still the only proper comparison tool we have at present till better alternatives are worked out.

The future is pregnant sha.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by Youngpo413: 1:48pm On Apr 22
Nice info,I'm patiently waiting for snapdragon.

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by alphaNomega: 4:09pm On Apr 22
atheistandproud:


Baba, Transsion products have never been cheap. Ever! Especially if you consider the price to performance ratio. I'm hoping that we can continuously educate Nigerians so that they can stop being cheated.

In the early days, these phones were cheap. It was from that point naira began to rapidly loose value, 2015/2016, that these marketers took advantage and started pricing their crappy devices ridiculously.

Imagine a Tecno phone going for 100k+ then

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Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by BenDanor(m): 4:34pm On Apr 22
atheistandproud:


Boss, you reach this side? I am loyal.
I greet you too bro. You own a blog?
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 5:59pm On Apr 22
Youngpo413:
Nice info,I'm patiently waiting for snapdragon.

Ok bro.
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 5:59pm On Apr 22
BenDanor:

I greet you too bro. You own a blog?

I'm seriously considering opening one.
Re: Mediatek: A Not So Brief Summary. by atheistandproud(m): 6:04pm On Apr 22
alphaNomega:


In the early days, these phones were cheap. It was from that point naira began to rapidly loose value, 2015/2016, that these marketers took advantage and started pricing their crappy devices ridiculously.

Imagine a Tecno phone going for 100k+ then

I agree with you sha. I remember the Tecno P5 in 2013 went for less than 20k. I remember people who bought that phone for as cheap as 13k.

Then Infinix was created as a sub brand, Buhari was elected and things fell apart. The fall of BlackBerry created a vacuum in the expensive phones market and soon iPhones became popular. Transsion decided to tap from that market. The rest as they say is history.

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