MediaTek Inc. is a semiconductor company from Taiwan and it is one of the largest smartphone chip makers in the world. MediaTek designs SOCs based on the ARM’s architecture and these chips can be seen in devices from brands like Lenovo, Moto, Nokia, Xiaomi, Oppo, ZTE, Vivo, etc.
This article lists the MediaTek Smartphone Processors and their rankings. If you want to check out the ranking of all smartphone processors, visit this link.
Though MediaTek chips have been criticized a lot in the past by reviewers, their performance has improved significantly in recent years. Many mid-range & budget SOCs such as Helio P60 and Helio P22, offer better value for money than any of their competitors.
To rank the processors, we use a special method that judges the performance of a chip on the basis of both the raw benchmarks as well as real-world parameters such as User Experience. By giving importance to both these factors, we calculate the Centurion Mark and rank the processors according to their scores. You can also find the ranking of Snapdragon Processors here.
MediaTek Processors Ranking
MediaTek Processors Ranking
|Rank||Processor Name||Centurion Mark|
How to understand the above data?
A processor with a score higher than 110 delivers excellent performance in Gaming as well as Heavy usage. Selecting a phone with a processor from this category is highly recommended for the best user experience. Unfortunately, none of the MediaTek SOCs have crossed 110 so far.
A score between 85 and 110 will result in a great performance in general use as well as gaming. If you’re buying a mid-range phone then you should target this range.
In this range, the performance of SOCs is above average. But you’re unlikely to observe any lags or any other significant issues. But some older chips like Snapdragon 810 having poor thermal performance might also fall into this category. If you have a low budget, try to get a phone that fits in this category.
The general performance of these chips is below average but it is acceptable in the lower end phones. These can suffer from occasional lags as well as throttling issues.
The performance of these chips is below par and should be avoided unless you’re buying an extremely cheap phone with a budget lower than $100.
What is Centurion Mark?
What is Centurion Mark?
Centurion Mark is Tech Centurion’s very own method to judge the performance of a hardware. To make the benchmarks meaningful and accurate, we combine the raw benchmark and the real-world performance tests. Hence, Centurion Mark is derived from both automatic as well as manual testing. With such a method, we manage to achieve scores that truly reflect the performance in a real-world scenario.
Another big reason to prefer Centurion Mark is that we also deduct the score if a device suffers from issues such as throttling, lagging, and overheating. Thus, even if the specification seems great on the paper, a processor may be pushed down in the list because of its mediocre real-world performance. Hence, many of the processors will have a different rank on Centurion Mark when compared to some other benchmarking tool.
How do we calculate Centurion Mark?
Centurion Mark is determined by testing the processors on over 20 different parameters. Some of these parameters such as User Experience and Raw CPU Performance have a significant impact on the score while there are some minor parameters as well that make a little difference (For example, Dual VoLTE Support). These are the 5 major factors that influence Centurion Mark:
- User Experience
- Real-World Performance
- Raw CPU Performance
- Raw GPU Performance
- Features and Technologies Present
List of MediaTek Processors
List of MediaTek Processors
Here is the list of MediaTek Processors. We have divided the list based on the series a processor belongs to. To keep the list short, we have only included the new-generation Processors that support 4G connectivity. For older MediaTek processors that support 3G connectivity, you can look at their specs on the MediaTek’s official website.
Helio X Series
The MediaTek Helio X Series is the flagship series for high-end smartphones. This series is equivalent to the Snapdragon 800 series. Unfortunately, MediaTek hasn’t released any new SOC after the launch of X30 in early 2017. Hence, we cannot compare Helio X series with the latest generation processors of Qualcomm, Samsung or HiSilicon Kirin.
|Processor Name||Codename||GPU||Fabrication Process||CPU||Memory||Devices|
|Helio X30||MT6799||IMG PowerVR 7XTP-MT4||10nm FinFET||2x Cortex-A73 @ 2.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.2 GHz + 4x Cortex-A35 @ 1.9 GHz||Quad-Channel LPDDR4X||Meizu Pro 7, Meizu Pro 7 Plus, Elephone X8, Vernee Apollo 2|
|Helio X27||MT6797X||ARM Mali-T880 MP4||20nm||2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.6 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.6 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition (Eco), UMI Z, Umidigi Z Pro, Ulefone Gemini Pro|
|Helio X25||MT6797T||ARM Mali-T880 MP4||20nm||2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.55 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR3||Meizu Pro 6, LeEco Le 2 X625, Xiaomi Redmi Pro, Elephone S8|
|Helio X23||MT6797D||ARM Mali-T880 MP4||20nm||2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.3 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.85 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR3||Lenovo K8 Note, LeEco Le Pro 3 AI Edition (Standard), LeEco Le 3 Pro|
|Helio X20||MT6797||ARM Mali-T880 MP4||20nm||2x Cortex-A72 @ 2.1 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.85 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.4 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR3||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (China), Infinix Zero 4, Doogee F7, LeEco Le 2 X620|
|Helio X10||MT6795||IMG PowerVR G6200||28nm||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR3||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (China), Sony Xperia M5, Gionee Elife E8, Infinix Zero 3, Meizu MX5, HTC One M9+, Micromax Canvas 6|
One highlight of this series is that the processors have 10 cores (except X10) and their cores are divided into three clusters. Processors from other brands generally have 2 clusters at max but MediaTek has pushed the limits to achieve even higher power efficiency.
Though the raw performance of Helio X series is impressive, the GPU performance is not that impressive. The most common GPU on this series (Mali-T880 MP4) is slightly better than the mid-range Adreno 506 GPU by Qualcomm.
Helio P Series
The Helio P Series is one of the most exciting series of MediaTek which delivers great performance for the midrange segment. The Helio P60 and P70 are two really powerful chipsets that provide a lot more value for money than any of their competitors.
However, once again, the GPU is the downside of this series. Mali-G72 MP3 falls short when compared with the Adreno 512 and Adreno 509 of Snapdragon 660 and 636 respectively.
|Helio P70||ARM Mali-G72 MP3||12nm FinFET||4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.1 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.1 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Realme U1|
|Helio P60||MT6771||ARM Mali-G72 MP3||12nm FinFET||4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.0 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Realme 1, Vivo Z3i, Oppo F9, Vivo Y97, Nokia X5, Oppo R15, Panasonic Eluga X1, Oppo A7x, Vivo X21i|
|Helio P30||MT6758||ARM Mali-G71 MP2||16nm FinFET||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Gionee M7|
|Helio P25||MT6757DT||ARM Mali-T880 MP2||16nm FinFET||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.6 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Gionee A1 Plus, Doogee Mix, Doogee Mix 2, Infinix Zero 5, Ulefone T1, Meizu Pro 7|
|Helio P23||MT6763T||ARM Mali-G71 MP2||16nm FinFET||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Oppo F5, Umidigi Z2, Infinix Note 5, Doogee S80, Oppo A1, Oppo A83, Ulefone Armor 3T|
|Helio P22||MT6762||IMG PowerVR GE8320||12nm FinFET||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Xiaomi Redmi 6, Nokia 3.1 Plus, Vivo Y81, Lenovo K9, Meizu M8, Alcatel 5V|
|Helio P20||MT6757||ARM Mali-T880 MP2||16nm FinFET||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017), Umidigi Z1 Pro E, Sony Xperia XA1 Plus, Elephone P20, Meizu E2, Elephone Z1|
|Helio P18||MT6755S||ARM Mali-T860 MP2||28nm||8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Nokia 5.1|
|Helio P10||MT6755||ARM Mali-T860 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.2 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||ZTE Nubia N1, Elephone M3, Lenovo K5 Note, Meizu M3 Note, Gionee M6, Motorola Moto M, Sony Xperia XA, YU Yunicorn|
Helio A Series
The Helio A is the latest series that aims at great performance and efficiency at the lower budget segment. The Helio A22 is the first processor of this series and it comes with impressive features such as Bluetooth 5.0 and LPDDR4X Memory.
|Helio A22||MT6762M||IMG PowerVR GE8320||12nm FinFET||4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz||Dual-Channel LPDDR4X||Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Vivo Y81i|
Helio A22 is very power efficient due to the 12nm FinFET Process Node.
These midrange chipsets are some old MediaTek Processors that support 4G connectivity. Among all the four processors we tested, the performance was disappointing. These chips suffer from throttling and may lag in heavy usage. We will not recommend you to buy a phone running on any of these chips.
|MT6753||ARM Mali-T720 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Ulefone Power, Meizu m2 note, Huawei Enjoy 5s, HTC Desire 628, Gionee S6s, Coolpad Note 3, Doogee T5, Umi Iron Pro, Symphony P9|
|MT6752||ARM Mali-T760 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.7 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Lenovo K3 Note, Lenovo A7000, Meizu M1 Note, Sony Xperia C4, HTC One E9s, Vivo X6|
|MT6750T||ARM Mali-T860 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.0 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Asus Zenfone Max Plus, Doogee S55, Sharp B10, Oppo F3, Oppo A77, Ulefone Power 2, ZTE Blade A2 Plus|
|MT6750||ARM Mali-T860 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.0 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Huawei Honor V9 Play, Oppo F1s, Doogee Y6, Vernee M5, Meizu m3, Oppo A59, Oppo A39|
Just like the processors from the previous section, the performance of these SOCs is below-par. We will not recommend a phone that is equipped with one of these chips unless the price is below $100.
|MT6739||IMG PowerVR GE8100||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Lava Z61, Infinix Smart 2, Lenovo A5, Huawei Honor Play 7, Huawei Honor 7S, Ulefone S9 Pro, HTC Desire 12|
|MT6738||ARM Mali-T860 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Alcatel A30 Plus, Doro 8040, Alcatel A30 Fierce|
|MT6737T||ARM Mali-T720 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime+, Gionee X1s, Sony Xperia L2, Huawei Honor 6 Play, ZTE Blade A3 (2017)|
|MT6737||ARM Mali-T720 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Motorola Moto C Plus, Panasonic P90, Moto E4 Plus, Gionee X1, Micromax Canvas Infinity Life, ZTE Nubia N1 Lite, Yu Yunique 2, Xolo Era 3, Meizu A5, LG K8, Asus Zenfone 3 Max, Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3|
|MT6735||ARM Mali-T720 MP2||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Coolpad Note 3 Lite, Sony Xperia E5, ZTE Blade D6, Lenovo Vibe P1m, Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus, Panasonic P66 Mega, Lava X81, Philips X586, Huawei Enjoy 5|
|MT6732||ARM Mali-T760||28nm||4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5 GHz||Single-Channel LPDDR3||Lenovo A858T, Elephone P6000, Acer Liquid Jade Z, Lenovo A6600, Sony Xperia E4G, Meizu M1|