Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and Mediatek Helio X30 are about to be released as prime candidates for the BEST SMARTPHONE CHIP OF 2017, but what really makes them different and how do they compare?
Follow me on this deep analysis on all the data on both chips, and which one you should likely get for your next BEAST SMARTPHONE!
Brief History Of Qualcomm Snapdragon Or
how we fell in love with little smartphone Dragons 🙂
It has become the leading Smartphone SoC(CPU+GPU+Modem+Board = System on Chip) supplier,
thanks to their superior modems(X-series) and Adreno(bought from ATi Radeon early 2000s) GPUs.
Most notable chips include the mythical Snapdragon 800 and 801, which are widely used ’till this day, and after the fiasco with Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 615, they quickly recovered with a superb Snapdragon 820/821 and Snapdragon 625 chips to once again regain the market.
A Brief History of Meidatek Or
how we all love an underdog story 🙂
Mediatek’s goals were always to create the fastest chips that cost less than the competition, and it had a few winners over the years, like the famous Helio X10 and MT6752.
MTK were the first to put out an Octa-Core/8 CPU Cores SoC(MT6592) and
the first to do a Deca-Core/10 CPU Cores(Helio X20)
That is not entirely true because MTK got their bad fame because lots of smaller Chinese companies with bad built quality and half-decent engineering have and still use MTK chips
That is so because in order for MTK to prosper they cannot turn down an order, by any company.
People with quality devices such as Xiaomi, Meizu, Vivo and Oppo who have MTK chips
10nm Fabrication Process
Basically, it allows for engineers to put more transistors into a same-size chip,
Snapdragon 835 is expected to back close to 3 Billion transistors,
just a fact the Intel i7 6700 Desktop CPU chip built in 14nm has ~1.8 Billion transistors!
GigaBit Mobile Internet
4xKryo 280 + 4xA53 CPU Cores
Just as a fact A53 cores are around 4-5 times smaller than the big A72/Kryo 280,
Adreno 540 Graphics and VR
Adreno 540 looks to built on the excellent Adreno 530 from Snadpragon 820/821,
Performance Increase Over Snapdragon 821
10nm Fabrication Process
(Helio X20 20nm compared to 16nm Snapdragon 820 and Kirin 950)
That also means that MTK will have no excuses when it comes to performance,
thermals and battery life.
The Best CPU Architecture
Here is a comparison with A53 cores, and how you’ll get better battery life!
PowerVR 7XT, a welcomed return to flagship-level Smartphone Graphics!
and Qualcomm’s Adreno the PowerVR 7XT architecture brings console-level graphics to the Smartphone market.
You can say all you want about iPhones, but as far as gaming is concerned, they are absolute beasts, and that’s all thanks to the PowerVR graphics!
Helio X30 Price
With costs rising to an extreme degree and next flagships like the Samsung S8
I personally believe Helio X30 will be quite the Beast and won’t break a sweat in running anything thrown at it, but if VR and being top of the Benchmarks is your passion than you better start saving.