MediaTek Processors Ranking & List [2020]

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.

In late 2019, MediaTek Dimensity Series that is extremely powerful and can give a good competition to high-end Snapdragon & Exynos chips.

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

Here’s the graph in a tabular form.

Rank Processor Name Centurion Mark
#1 Dimensity 1000+ 146
#2 Dimensity 1000 146*
#3 Dimensity 1000L 140
#4 Dimensity 1000C 137*
#5 Dimensity 820 136
#6 Dimensity 800U 134*
#7 Dimensity 720 132
#8 Dimensity 800 131
#9 Helio G95 120
#10 Helio G90T 119
#11 Helio G90 118
#12 Helio P90 110
#13 Helio X30 109
#14 Helio G85 107
#15 Helio G80 106
#16 Helio G70 105
#17 Helio P65 105
#18 Helio P70 99
#19 Helio P60 98
#20 Helio X27 85
#21 Helio P35 81
#22 Helio G35 81
#23 Helio P30 80
#24 Helio G25 80
#25 Helio X23 79
#26 Helio P23 79
#27 Helio X25 77
#28 Helio X20 75
#29 Helio P25 75
#30 Helio P20 74
#31 Helio P22 69
#32 Helio A22 66
#33 Helio A20 63
#34 Helio P18 61
#35 Helio P10 59
#36 Helio X10 59
#37 MT6750T 51
#38 MT6739 50
#39 MT6738 49
#40 MT6753 49
#41 MT6750 48
#42 MT6752 48
#43 MT6737T 46
#44 MT6737 45
#45 MT6735 42
#46 MT6732 41

*The scores marked with a star are only estimated without real-world testing.

How to understand the above data?

Above 125

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.

Between 100-125

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.

Between 70-100

In this range, the performance of SOCs is above average. But you’re unlikely to observe any lags or any other significant issues. If you have a low budget, try to get a phone that fits in this category.

Between 55-70

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.

Below 55

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?

Centurion Mark is Tech Centurion’s very own method to judge the performance of hardware. To make the benchmarks meaningful and accurate, we combine the raw benchmark and 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.

Centurion Mark

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

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.

Dimensity Series

The Dimensity series is the current flagship Series of MediaTek. All these chips support 5G.

Processor Name GPU Fabrication Process CPU Memory Devices
Dimensity 1000+ Mali-G77 MC9 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A77 at 2.6 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz Quad-Channel LPDDR4X Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra
Dimensity 1000 (MT6889) Mali-G77 MC9 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A77 at 2.6 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz Quad-Channel LPDDR4X
Dimensity 1000L (MT6885Z) Mali-G77 MC7 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A77 at 2.2 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz Quad-Channel LPDDR4X Oppo Reno3 5G
Dimensity 1000C Mali-G57 MC5 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A77 at 2.0 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz LPDDR4X
Dimensity 820 Mali-G57 MC5 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A76 at 2.6 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Redmi 10X Pro 5G
Dimensity 800U Mali-G57 MC3 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A76 at 2.4 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X
Dimensity 800 Mali-G57 MC4 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A76 at 2.0 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Honor Play 4
Dimensity 720 Mali-G57 MC3 7nm FinFET 4× Cortex-A76 at 2.0 GHz 4× Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Realme v3

Helio G Series

MediaTek’s Helio G Series is their Gaming Series and currently has the 2nd most powerful MediaTek SOCs after Dimensity.

Processor Name GPU Fabrication Process CPU Memory Devices
Helio G95 ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 at 900 MHz 12nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A76 at 2.05GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 2.05 GHz LPDDR4X Realme 7
Helio G90T ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 at 800 MHz 12nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A76 at 2.05GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz LPDDR4X Redmi Note 8 Pro
Helio G90 Arm Mali-G76 3EEMC4 at 720 MHz 12nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A76 at 2.05GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 2.0 GHz LPDDR4X
Helio G85 Mali G52 MC2 @ 1 GHz 12nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz LPDDR4X Redmi Note 9
Helio G80 Mali G52 MC2 at 950 MHz 12nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz LPDDR4X Redmi 9
Helio G70 Mali G52 MC2 at 820 MHz 12nm FinFET 2x Cortex-A75 at 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex-A55 at 1.7 GHz LPDDR4X Realme C3
Helio G35 PowerVR GE8320 at 680 MHz 12nm FinFET 8x Cortex-A53 at 2.3 GHz LPDDR4X Realme C11
Helio G25 PowerVR GE8320 at 650 MHz 12nm FinFET 8x Cortex-A53 at 2.0 GHz LPDDR4X Redmi 9A

Helio X Series

The MediaTek Helio X Series was 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 the 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 the 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 mid-range 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.

Processor Name Codename GPU Fabrication CPU RAM Devices
Helio P90 IMG PowerVR GM 9446 12nm FinFET 4x Cortex-A75 @ 2.2 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 Dual-Channel LPDDR4X
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 P35 IMG PowerVR GE8320 12nm FinFET 8x Cortex-A53 @ 2.3 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X
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.

Processor Name Codename GPU Fabrication CPU Memory Devices
Helio A22 MT6762M IMG PowerVR GE8320 12nm FinFET 4x Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Vivo Y81i
Helio A20 IMG PowerVR GE8320 at 550 MHz 12nm FinFET 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz Dual-Channel LPDDR4X

Helio A22 is very power efficient due to the 12nm FinFET Process Node.

Low to Mid-range Chipsets

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.

Name GPU Fabrication CPU Memory Devices
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

Entry-level Chipsets

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.

Name GPU Fabrication CPU Memory Devices
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

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6 thoughts on “MediaTek Processors Ranking & List [2020]”

  1. sir please tell me that is the below processor will be right for gaming like pubg and apps.
    cpu 2.0 ghz 8* A-53
    chipset mediatek MT6762 Helio P22(12nm)
    gpu power VR GE8320
    thanks.

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  2. Love your article ,I will love to read more of your articles am a telecommunication, especially expert in IT ,love smartphones

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  3. I just stumbled across your fantastic site looking for information on the Mediatek Helio P35. I am considering a replacement for my aging Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx which uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. I came across the LG Stylo 6 at my local cell phone store and saw that it contained the Mediatek Helio P35. I did not know much about Mediatek chips but after some research at Mediatek’s web site and your benchmarks here I think I will upgrade to the LG Stylo 6. The Helio P35 is really quite the chip in such a budget phone!

    You might want to add to your database above that the Helio P35 is used in the LG Stylo 6 and I also found out it is in the Motorola G8 Power Lite as well. Cheers !!

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  4. why mediatek helio g85 doesn’t have?and i want ask something why mediatek helio g85 lag? but mediatek helio g80 smooth…please help me somebody

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    • I’ve updated the post with the score of Helio G85. It’s a pretty competitive chip at that price point and I highly recommend it.

      Reply

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