Best Mobile Processor Ranking List 2020

The processor or the SOC is unarguably one of the most critical components of a mobile phone. The performance of the processor directly correlates with the phone’s speed and user experience.

A smartphone with a fast processor will open all your favorite apps in a blink of an eye, and your tasks will be done in no time. But a phone with a weak processor will result in bad user experience and may cause issues such as overheating and lagging. The SOC also becomes the major of the phone if you’re into mobile gaming.

To test and rank processors, Tech Centurion has developed Centurion Mark which evaluates the performance of a processor.

Centurion Mark is a lot more than just raw benchmark. We also take the real-world performance into account while ranking the SOCs.

Centurion Mark not only considers the raw benchmarks but also takes real-world performance into account. This not only makes it highly accurate, but it makes it easy for consumers to understand a phone’s performance without going much into technical details.

As of March 2020, the best mobile processor is Apple A13 Bionic which powers the iPhone 11 Lineup.

Among Android devices, the Snapdragon 865+ is currently the latest & best processor followed by SD 865, MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, Snapdragon 855+, and Exynos 990. The Apple A12 Bionic is the 5th best SOC and it is slightly better than Snapdragon 855+.

The upcoming Apple A14 Processor with the iPhone 12 will likely be dominating this chart.

If you’re also looking for the ranking Desktop & Laptop CPUs from Intel & AMD, check out this article.

    Best Mobile Processor List

Here’s the list of Top 30 Smartphone Processors.

Top 30 Mobile Processors in September 2020

 

Here’s the table that has the ranking of all the processors alongside the Centurion Mark.

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Rank Processor Name Phone Centurion Mark
#1 Apple A13 Bionic Apple iPhone 11 154
#2 Snapdragon 865+ Asus ROG Phone 3 150
#3 Snapdragon 865 OnePlus 8 149
#4 Dimensity 1000+ Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra 146
#5 Apple A12 Bionic iPhone XS Max 146
#6 Dimensity 1000 146*
#7 Snapdragon 855+ Asus ROG Phone II 145
#8 Exynos 990 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 144
#9 Snapdragon 855 OnePlus 7 Pro 144
#10 Kirin 990 5G Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G 144
#11 Kirin 990 4G Huawei Mate 30 Pro 4G 143
#12 Exynos 9825 Galaxy Note 10+ 142
#13 Exynos 9820 Samsung Galaxy S10 140
#14 Dimensity 1000L Oppo Reno3 5G 140
#15 Kirin 980 Huawei Mate 20 Pro 137
#16 Dimensity 1000C 137*
#17 Snapdragon 768G Redmi K30 5G Racing 136
#18 Dimensity 820 Redmi 10X Pro 5G 136
#19 Exynos 980 Samsung Galaxy A71 5G 135
#20 Snapdragon 765G Oppo Reno 3 Vitality 134
#21 Dimensity 800U 134*
#22 Exynos 880 Vivo Y70s 134
#23 Snapdragon 765 Motorola One 5G 133
#24 Dimensity 800 Honor Play 4 132
#25 Snapdragon 690 131*
#26 Dimensity 720 Realme v3 131
#27 Apple A11 Bionic iPhone X 130
#28 Snapdragon 845 OnePlus 6T 127
#29 Exynos 9810 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 125
#30 Snapdragon 732G Poco X3 125
#31 Snapdragon 730G Oppo Reno 2 124
#32 Kirin 810 Honor 9X 124
#33 Snapdragon 730 Redmi K20 123
#34 Snapdragon 720G Realme 6 Pro 123
#35 Kirin 970 Huawei Mate 10 Pro 121
#36 Helio G95 Realme 7 120
#37 Helio G90T Redmi Note 8 Pro 119
#38 Apple A10 Fusion iPhone 7 Plus 118
#39 Helio G90 118*
#40 Snapdragon 835 Google Pixel 2 XL 117
#41 Exynos 8895 Samsung Galaxy S8+ 114
#42 Snapdragon 712 Vivo Z5 114
#43 Snapdragon 710 Xiaomi Mi 8 SE 113
#44 Snapdragon 675 Redmi Note 7 Pro 112
#45 Snapdragon 670 Oppo R17 111
#46 Helio P90 OPPO Reno Z 110
#47 Helio X30 Meizu Pro 7 Plus 109
#48 Apple A9 iPhone 6S Plus 109
#49 Snapdragon 821 OnePlus 3T 108
#50 Snapdragon 820 LG G5 107
#51 Helio G85 Redmi Note 9 107
#52 Exynos 8890 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 106
#53 Helio G80 Redmi 9 106
#54 Helio G70 Realme C3 105
#55 Helio P65 Vivo S1 105
#56 Kirin 960 Huawei Mate 9 Pro 103
#57 Exynos 9611 Samsung Galaxy M30s 103
#58 Exynos 9610 Samsung A50 102
#59 Snapdragon 660 Xiaomi Mi A2 101
#60 Exynos 9609 Moto One Vision 101
#61 Snapdragon 665 Redmi Note 8 101
#62 Snapdragon 662 Moto G9 101
#63 Helio P70 Realme U1 99
#64 Snapdragon 460 Moto E7 Plus 99
#65 Helio P60 Realme 1 98
#66 Exynos 7885 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) 98
#67 Kirin 710 Huawei Honor 8X 98
#68 Snapdragon 636 Nokia X6 97
#69 Exynos 7904 Galaxy M20 96
#70 Exynos 850 Samsung Galaxy A21s 96
#71 Snapdragon 632 Meizu Note 8 92
#72 Exynos 7884 Samsung Galaxy A20 92
#73 Kirin 955 Huawei Honor V8 89
#74 Snapdragon 630 Motorola Moto X4 88
#75 Kirin 950 Huawei Mate 8 88
#76 Exynos 7872 Meizu M6s 87
#77 Helio X27 UMIDIGI Z Pro 85
#78 Exynos 7420 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 81
#79 Helio P35 Infinix Note 6 81
#80 Helio G35 Realme C11 81
#81 Snapdragon 810 OnePlus 2 80
#82 Helio P30 Gionee M7 80
#83 Helio G25 Redmi 9A 80
#84 Helio X23  Lenovo K8 Note 79
#85 Helio P23 OPPO F5 79
#86 Helio X25 Meizu Pro 6 77
#87 Exynos 7880 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) 77
#88 Helio X20 Sharp Z2 75
#89 Helio P25  Gionee A1 Plus 75
#90 Snapdragon 653 Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro 74
#91 Helio P20 Sony Xperia XA1 74
#92 Apple A8 iPhone 6 Plus 74
#93 Snapdragon 626 Motorola Moto Z2 Play 72
#94 Snapdragon 625 Xiaomi Mi A1 71
#95 Kirin 659 Huawei Honor 7X 71
#96 Kirin 658 Huawei P10 Lite 71
#97 Snapdragon 650 Redmi Note 3 Pro 70
#98 Kirin 655 Huawei Honor 6X 70
#99 Kirin 650 Huawei Honor 5C 70
#100 Snapdragon 439 Vivo Y93 69
#101 Helio P22  Xiaomi Redmi 6 69
#102 Snapdragon 652 Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro 69
#103 Snapdragon 450 Motorola Moto G6 69
#104 Snapdragon 808 Nexus 5X 68
#105 Exynos 7870 Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) 67
#106 Helio A22 Xiaomi Redmi 6A 66
#107 Kirin 935 Huawei Honor 7 66
#108 Kirin 930 Huawei P8 65
#109 Apple A7 iPhone 5s 65
#110 Snapdragon 429 Nokia 3.2 65
#111 Helio A20 Ulefone Armor X7 63
#112 Exynos 5433 Samsung Galaxy Note 4 61
#113 Helio P18 Nokia 5.1 61
#114 Helio P10  ZTE Nubia N1 59
#115 Snapdragon 435 Moto E5 Plus 59
#116 Helio X10 HTC One E9 59
#117 Exynos 7580 Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) 58
#118 Snapdragon 430 Xiaomi Redmi 3s 57
#119 Snapdragon 617 Motorola Moto G4 Plus 55
#120 Exynos 7570 Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 53
#121 Snapdragon 616 Huawei Honor 7i 52
#122 Snapdragon 615 Lenovo Vibe P1 51
#123 MT6750T Oppo F3 51
#124 Snapdragon 427 Moto G6 Play 50
#125 MT6739 HTC Desire 12 50
#126 Snapdragon 425 Nokia 2.1 49
#127 MT6738 Alcatel A30 Fierce 49
#128 MT6753 Lenovo K4 Note 49
#129 MT6752 Lenovo K3 Note 48
#130 MT6750 Oppo F1s 48
#131 Snapdragon 415 Lenovo Vibe K5 47
#132 Kirin 620 Huawei P8 Lite 47
#133 Snapdragon 412 BQ Aquaris X5 46
#134 MT6737T Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime 46
#135 Snapdragon 410 Xiaomi Redmi 2 45
#136 MT6737 Moto E4 Plus 45
#137 MT6735 Meizu M2 42
#138 MT6732 Acer Liquid Jade Z 41

*The performance of processors marked with a star is estimated based on their specification, and the knowledge gained during the testing of previous-gen processors. These scores may change once we have tested phones based on these SOCs.

How to make use of this data?

Processors having the same or a close score can be considered as equivalent or similar in performance. This data can help you to determine which processor from a particular brand (Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Huawei HiSilicon, MediaTek, and Apple) is equivalent or comparable to the other.

Above 125

The processors that scored above 125 in Centurion Mark deliver 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.

Between 100-125

High performance is General use as well as gaming. If you’re buying a mid-range phone, then you should pick a phone whose chipset falls in this range.

Between 70-100

In this range, performance is above average. But you’re unlikely to observe any lagging or other 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.

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 you should avoid them unless you’re buying an extremely low-end phone whose price is below $100.

    Snapdragon 865 vs A13 Bionic vs Kirin 990 vs Exynos 990

I understand that a single-digit score doesn’t tell the whole story. Therefore, here’s a detailed ranking of the current generation flagship SOCs in different aspects.

CPU Performance
  1. Apple A13 Bionic
  2. Snapdragon 865
  3. Exynos 990
  4. Kirin 990

In Single-Threaded CPU performance, A13 Bionic is far ahead of the rest of the chips. But in the Multi-Core test, the performance of all the four CPUs is quite similar.

GPU Performance
  1. Apple A13 Bionic
  2. Snapdragon 865
  3. Exynos 990
  4. Kirin 990

Apple’s A13 Bionic continues to dominate the GPU performance while Snapdragon 865 is also very close. Next comes the Exynos 990 while Kirin 990 is at the last. You can get more details on your GPU Ranking page.

AI Performance
  1. Kirin 990
  2. Snapdragon 865
  3. Apple A13 Bionic
  4. Exynos 990

In AI-related computation, Kirin 990 takes the crown followed by Snapdragon 865.

Fabrication Node
  1. Kirin 990 
  2. Exynos 990
  3. Snapdragon 865 & Apple A13 Bionic

Kirin 990 5G variant is fabricated using TSMC’s 7nm+ EUV process which is superior than the rest. Exynos 990 uses Samsung’s 7nm EUV process while Snapdragon 865 & A13 Bionic are fabricated using TSMC’s 7nm (N7P) Process. TSMC’s 7nm+ (N7+) Process has higher transistor density & power efficiency when compared to the rest as you can see in this article.

Modem
  1. Snapdragon 865 & Kirin 990
  2. Exynos 990
  3. Apple A13 Bionic

The above rankings depend on Networking Technologies, Internet Speeds, and Features. Apple A13 Bionic is the only chip here that does not support 5G.

User Experience
  1. Apple A13 Bionic
  2. Snapdragon 865
  3. Exynos 990
  4. Kirin 990

We rate user experience by evaluating the performance in day-to-day usage. All the four SOCs are pretty close in this segment.

    Centurion Mark and its Significance

We not only test the raw performance but also check whether it is as good as per its specification. When a processor suffers from throttling/overheating on extended usage or lags frequently during general use or gaming, we deduct its score. But when a processor performs better than expected, we make sure to give it higher points.

Adding the User Experience section is essential to remove the high dependency on the raw performance scores. The scores are unbiased, and we do not favor any particular brand or processor. We also do not accept sponsored reviews by a smartphone or semiconductor manufacturer.

Centurion Mark

By giving almost equal weight to the Real-World Performance as the Raw score, Centurion Mark is one of the most accurate ways to judge the performance of a SOC. Here are some of the significant factors that influence the Centurion Mark.

Parameters that Influence Centurion Mark

There are more than 20 parameters on which we judge a processor’s performance. But the most significant ones are:

  • User Experience
  • Real-World Performance (Gaming, Social Media, Browsing, Battery Efficiency, and general phone usage)
  • Raw CPU Performance
  • Raw GPU Performance
  • Features and Technologies

Things to Note

Processors made by Apple run on a completely different OS and Apple doesn’t reveal the full specification. There is no real way to determine whether an Apple Processor will perform the same when running another OS such as Android. There’s also a difference in APIs, Kernal, and Programming Language. Even though the raw performance of an Apple chip seems unbelievably good, the performance difference in the real-world is not significant. Lastly, the sustained performance of Apple chips isn’t as good as Qualcomm chips.

That’s why the Centurion Mark of Apple Processors is determined in a slightly different way and there’s a possibility of an error between 0 to 5%. But still, it is worth noting that Apple Processors are top-notch and the A13 Bionic is the best mobile processor as of now.

Because we determine Centurion Mark based on over 20 different parameters, one SOC with a better CPU but a weaker GPU can have the same Centurion Mark as another SOC with a weaker CPU but a better GPU. Thus, make sure to look at our GPU Benchmarks to find out which SOC has a better Graphics Processor. You are also free to ask any questions in the comment section or message us on our social media pages.

Custom UIs or skins may also affect the user experience of a device. UIs such as Samsung Experience, MIUI, and EMUI may improve or degrade the experience when compared to Stock Android. We do not take this factor into consideration. You can always flash a Custom ROM to improve the experience.

These scores may change whenever we change our algorithm and benchmarking process.

    Best Processors in Each Price Segment

This list contains the best processors in each price segment. Depending on your budget, try to get a phone with one of the best processors available.

Flagship

Flagship Mobile Processors

High-End

Top High-End Smartphone SOCs

Mid-Range

Best Mid-range mobile Chips

Low-Budget

Best Budget Processors

    Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Which is the best chipset?
Answer: Apple A13 Bionic is currently the best Mobile Chipset. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ comes next, and it is followed by 865, MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, and A12 Bionic. Next, we have the Exynos 990 and HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipsets.

Question: Which is the best processor for smartphones?
Answer: For Apple iPhones, A13 Bionic is the best processor, and for Android smartphones, Snapdragon 865 is the best processor. While both these Processors have exceptional gaming and Multi-Threaded Performance, the A13 Bionic leads in Single-Core Performance.

Question: What is the fastest smartphone?
Answer: iPhone 11 Pro Max is the fastest phone in the world. Among Android phones, the Asus ROG Phone III and OnePlus 8 Pro are the fastest.

Question: Which is better processor Kirin or snapdragon?
Answer: Processors from both Kirin and Snapdragon are excellent, but if we compare their top Processors, the Snapdragon 865+ outperforms Kirin 990 by a significant margin. The major performance difference is because most Snapdragon chips have a better GPU compared to that of Kirin.

Question: Which mobile processor is best in 2019?
Answer: The iPhone 11’s Apple A13 Bionic is the fastest processor in 2019. It is fabricated using TSMC’s 7nm Technology and has made improvements in multiple dimensions.

Question: Which chipset is best MediaTek or snapdragon?
Answer: Most of the top Snapdragon processors outperform their MediaTek alternatives, and so does their flagship chipsets. The Snapdragon 865+ is slightly better than MediaTek Dimensity 1000+. A huge contributing factor to this difference is that Qualcomm’s Adreno GPUs are comparatively better than that of MediaTek Mali GPUs.

    Final Words

I hope this list helps anyone looking to purchase a new smartphone. I’ll constantly be updating the list of best mobile processors as new devices launch. If you have questions on why a particular SOC is better, feel free to ask in the comments. I’ll get back to you as early as possible.

How much priority should you give to Centurion Mark?

Centurion Mark covers three significant aspects of a phone: General Performance, User Experience, and Gaming. A general consumer should give a high priority to Centurion Mark, followed by the factor that matters the most to you (Camera/Battery/Features/Design/UI).

An in-depth review of a particular smartphone will always give a better idea than just benchmarks. So, you shouldn’t only consider the Centurion Mark to judge a phone. It’s not always about choosing a phone with the best mobile processor, but the one that fulfills all your requirements.




98 thoughts on “Best Mobile Processor Ranking List 2020”

  1. Nice info, sir. Well laid-out, excellent comparison chart and suggestions. I really appreciate it, as I think buying a midrange cpu like the A8star, with the Snapdragon 660 is all I am going to need, given that I so not game. I just want smooth performance, video play, and no lag after a year or two. I can get the A8star in Korea for almost free, with credit card agreement. The only negative is A8star has just 4gb of ram in Korea. Maybe I don’t need to spend for a top-tier phone, anymore. Your info has helped me see that.. Take care!

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    • On the basis of the performance improvement over SD710 (100 MHz CPU Clock Speed boost and some other minor changes), we have estimated its score to be 114. Once, we test an SD712 smartphone, we will revise its score. It could even reach 115 if the performance improvement is higher than what we are expecting right now.

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      • you can say that again
        but I heard SD712 GPU will up to 550mhz(SD710 was 500 mhz)
        if that is true. i think SD712 should be 115 point
        but if SD712 just CPU 2.2Ghz to 2.3Ghz
        and QC4 to QC4+
        than i think SD712 still be 114 point

        i think this ranking is 99% correct

        thank you

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    • CPU Performance of Snapdragon 710 & Helio P90 could be similar due to the same Cortex-A75 Architecture underneath and having the same clock speeds. But Snapdragon 710 will gain an edge in extended performance and power efficiency due to 10nm Fabrication Process. The TSMC’s 12nm Node on which Helio P90 is fabricated is nowhere near to that of Samsung’s 10nm Node. You can read more about it here.
      It’s good to speculate but there are over 20 different parameters on which Centurion Mark is calculated. Some of those factors are calculated automatically by our algorithm and some are calculated manually. Sometimes good specification doesn’t translate into good real-world performance and some times it even exceeds our expectations.

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      • compare the score for iphone SE with apple a9 with snapdragon 835 as iphone SE has a very low resolution display so what will be the score for cpu or gpu in IPHONE se plz reply sir

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        • Snapdragon 835 will still have an edge over Apple’s A9 chip in overall performance. In Gaming and other GPU intensive tasks, the performance of both will be quite similar.

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  2. Here is my questions (about snapdragon 845) =
    İs snapdragon 845 good for gaming?
    which popular game lag on snapdragon 845?
    is snapdragon 845 be high-end processor soon?
    Thank you!

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    • Snapdragon 845 is one of the best SOC for Android devices in terms of gaming. The only better SOC is Snapdragon 855.
      Almost every major game can be played on Snapdragon 845 without lags. But one exception would be Fortnite but it has more to do with some optimization issues rather than the capabilities of the phone itself.
      Buying an SD845 based device for Gaming on your phone would be a great decision!

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  3. Hi it’s me again! i have an few question about new processor
    Snapdragon 735 is coming soon if it came out will you update the list?
    And will it pass snapdragon 845?
    Thanks!

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  4. Excellent article! Keep up the great work!
    I have one question though
    # Centurion Mark and its Significance
    When a processor suffers from throttling/overheating on extended usage or lags frequently during general use or gaming, we deduct its score.
    – That sounds fair if all SoCs are tested under the same hood. But mobile design / environment might affect the device overall heating – are those considering during testing?

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    • Yes, mobile design can definitely affect heating. We only deduct scores only when a SOC shows signs of overheating in multiple phones. You can consider the Snapdragon 810 as an example. Almost every single SD810 device suffered from the same issue and that is why it is far below its expected score.
      Such issues were more common a couple of years back but now thanks to the 14nm/10nm/7nm FinFET Nodes, most of the new SOCs don’t suffer from overheating.

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    • Samsung has provided no information on the Exynos 7884 SOC and I don’t have the Samsung Galaxy A20 either. By going through some of the online benchmarks, it seems that Snapdragon 632 has a slight edge over the Exynos 7884.

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      • Sir, im going to get a new smartphone, can you give me an advice : – should i buy Galaxy S10 Plus 12Gb Ram 1TB Rom Exynos chip version or Iphone 8Plus256gb ? (i love Snapdragon855 but live in Vietnam i cannot get it, and i use for work and Pubg mobile).
        – Or i should wait and try to get 855SD chip version later? Cuz i hear about galaxys10plus Exynos chip are really really bad on gaming and Pubgmobile (i saw many reviews in Youtube told its bad. And – According to you sir, is it bad for gaming and worse vs SD855 version?). Thanks for reading my confuse bad English

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        • The Exynos variant isn’t actually bad for gaming but if compared to the Snapdragon 855, its GPU is not that great. You can check in our GPU rankings that Adreno 640 is superior to Mali-G76 MP12. Both the iPhone 8 Plus and S10 Plus (SD855 Variant) will be an excellent choice for gaming but I’ll prefer S10 Plus because of the better display.
          Have you checked out the OnePlus 7 Pro? It is also a great device for gaming.

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      • Taiwan has galaxy A20

        exynos 7884
        CPU 2*1.6+6*1.35
        GPU mail G51

        on CPU exynos 7884 draw with P22
        but GPU could kick out P22

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  5. Hi sir, may I know why kirin 970 is ranked better than exynos 8895. Is it because of the neural processing unit?

    Huawei has launched kirin 810. Could you rank it in the list? Pls reply. Thanks!

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    • The raw CPU performance of both the SOCs is comparable but Kirin 970 has a better GPU, Neural Processing Unit, Quad-Channel Memory Support, Dual VoLTE support, and some other features.
      Yes, I’ll soon be updating the list with Kirin 810 and other new SOCs.

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  6. If the same SOC perform different scores on different OEM product, How do you evaluate the final score and products?
    Thanks.

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    • In most of the cases, the performance of SOCs on different OEM products is quite similar so we simply take the average of all the scores. We have plans to make a ranking system of smartphones in the future as sometimes OEMs use underclocked SOCs and some phones don’t perform as well as they are expected to.

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  7. Why do Snapdragon 730 and 730g is better than kirin 810, kirin 970 in centurian marking ?
    I also want to know which one (from given above) has better GPU performance ? The GPU marking is not updated yet. Please Reply.

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    • Snapdragon 730 & 730G use Kryo 470 Cores which are based on ARM’s Cortex-A76 Cores which are superior to Cortex-A73 cores in Kirin 970. SD730 & 730G have better power efficiency due to Samsung’s 8nm Node compared to TSMC’s 10nm Node in Kirin 970.
      Kirin 810 is on par (and slightly better in some scenarios) with Snapdragon 730 on both CPU & GPU performance and it is better in power efficiency. It seems like we have made an error during calculating its score and we will be updating the results soon.

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  8. Why is helio a22 so much ahead of sd425 ? Is it because of GPU and fabrication. I use redmi 6a and it has heating issues while gaming and video playing in high quality for few hours. Plus general day to day performance of sd425 in redmi 5a seems better than 6a even with same UI and same configuration.
    Can you explain why it happens even if mediatek claims its cpu performance is 30% more.

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    • I haven’t tested the Redmi 6A but I’ve heard that it is not as smooth as the Redmi 5A. Software level Optimization could be a factor in that as some other Helio A22 devices have a decent performance. Firstly, Snapdragon 425 is based on an older 28nm Fabrication Process which makes it less efficient. Both the chips have 4 Cortex-A53 cores but in A22, they’re clocked at 2 GHz compared to 1.4 GHz of Snapdragon 425. Because the IPC of the chips is similar (due to same Cortex-A53 design), the 35% increase in clock speed will result in similar performance increase. That is why MediaTek is claiming the performance to be 30% or more but in real-world, the difference won’t be as noticeable as using a different CPU Core like Cortex-A73.
      Heating issues could arise due to various different reasons. Two of the most prominent factors will be the higher clock speeds and poor heat dissipation.
      In our tests, Helio A22 was ahead of Snapdragon 425 in almost every test including the CPU & GPU Performance and that is why it is placed much higher.

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      • Could you please let me know which phones have been taken into consideration for centurion mark calculation. As most of the helio a22 phones are in sub 10000 segment and Nokia 2.2 3gb variant with Android one to offers very poor performance.
        So i don’t think it could be software side since Google made stock Android to offer simplicity and speed to users so it is probably the optimised ui any hardware can work with.
        If even in such case it underperforms then it’s hardware fault.

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  9. Hi !
    Also i wanted to know why sd 439 and 450 have same points when Qualcomm promises 20-25% increase in performance due to higher clocking speed in 429 and 439 against 425 and 450 respectively.( If 429 is 16 marks ahead of 425)
    Thanks in advance
    And i greatly appreciate your sincere hard-work in helping us consumers.

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    • Snapdragon 439 and 450 have a very similar specification. While Snapdragon 439 is slightly ahead due to higher clock speeds (1.95 GHz vs 1.8 GHz), it is slightly weaker in GPU Performance (Adreno 505 vs 506). Snapdragon 450 also has a slightly better Modem & DSP but is it lacks some features like the latest Bluetooth 5.0 support. SD 450 is fabricated using Samsung’s 14nm Process while SD 439 using TSMC’s 12nm Process and both these nodes are comparable. You can check more about it on my article here.
      When we combine all these factors alongside many other tests, our score comes out to be the same.

      Snapdragon 429 is ahead of 425 due to various factors like the massive increase in clock speed (1.95 GHz vs 1.4 GHz), better GPU (Adreno 504 vs 308), fabrication node (12nm FinFET vs 28nm LP), and support for Quick Charge 3.0 Bluetooth 5.

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  10. I saw speed test of 5a vs 6a in which they compare app and game opening speeds and ram management (of ui) to check which phone performs better in day to day usage . In which both had miui so the software factor cancels out and both were 2gb ram variants
    So this factor also cancels out. But the speed test clearly showed 425 as the winner and in not just one but probably all the cases.
    And since miui has very poor ram management just more than 4 lite apps and it reloads them and with its sluggish speed it is quite irritating. So this app opening speed and time difference becomes quite crucial in this case.
    Also my father has vivo y53 so i myself have witnessed the performance difference especially when switching between resource hungry apps such as Chrome.

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      • Are you talking about the ones that do speed tests on the phone by opening the apps?
        If that’s the case, then sure, go ahead. But such tests give a better idea about the smoothness of the device rather than the processing power of the CPU. A fast Storage (such as UFS 3.0) will load data to RAM quicker and will result in a faster opening of apps. There are also other factors such as Animations that impact these tests and hence the results may vary with devices having different UIs.

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  11. Hello is mi9 good phone for gaming? Someone said mi9 is overheating even when not playing game is that true if is it was it can able to solved by update?

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    • Yes, Mi 9 should deliver excellent gaming performance as per its specifications. I haven’t used that device myself so I cannot comment about the heating issues. Did you read or watch any reviews? Someone who has reviewed this device would be able to answer your query better.

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  12. Which will be better??
    G90T – redmi note 8 pro
    Or
    SD 712 – Realme XT pro
    Or
    SD 730G – realme XT 730G
    In terms of best result in camera, battery backup, connectivity, display & just moderate gaming?

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    • Snapdragon 730G is easily the better choice among the three. With G90T you get better raw performance but at the cost of power efficiency (Because of Samsung’s 8nm Process in 730G vs TSMC’s 12nm Process in G90T). Hence, the battery backup will be lower for G90T.
      Here, I’m only talking about the SOCs. I’ll recommend watching individual reviews of all the smartphones that you’ve mentioned.

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      • Thanks! This was the particular question-answer I was looking for. I have looked around a lot, and there seems to be no mention of the non-gaming user who still uses quite a few apps, including office suite, and also would like to do a bit of audio and video processing on the go. Would your answer stand for a user like me, too? And would 4gb of ram do, or will 6gb make a big difference? Once again, thanks!

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        • If you’re into audio & video processing, a faster chip will definitely make a difference. For high-end phones, I’ll recommend the current-gen flagship chips (SD 865/A13 Bionic/Kirin 990/Exynos 990). In mid-range, the Snapdragon 700 will be an excellent choice, especially the Snapdragon 730/730G & 765/765G.
          While the difference between 4GB vs 6GB isn’t that big of a deal for an average user, but for heavy multitasking and processing, 6GB RAM will be the better choice.

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  13. Is the Realme X50 5G running on Snapdragon 765G have the same centurion marking with the Oppo Reno 3 Vitality here marked 134*?

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    • So far, we have only estimated the score of Snapdragon 765G as we are yet to test a device with this chip. But yes, the score will be the same for both the devices.

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  14. hi again and thanks so much for updating the informations and including exynos 7884
    can you please tell me how many cores adreno graphics have?
    i wish to know about 505 and 506
    mali graphics its easy to learn from the number after mp for example mp2 or mp3.
    but in adreno, its very difficult to understand, or at least i dont know!
    thanks so much again and God bless you for your great article!

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    • Unfortunately, Qualcomm doesn’t provide any info on the core count of Adreno GPUs. The only way to understand the performance difference is by comparing them in Gaming & 3D Applications. This is why we have Mobile GPU rankings to help out the consumers.
      We can also get the number of cores with the help of die shots like this one which shows Snapdragon 845’s Adreno 630 having two Shader Cores. While the Snapdragon 835 had 4 Shader Cores instead. However, only the die shots of a few major flagship mobile chips are available on the Internet.
      Remember, the core count is not always a reliable indicator of performance due to the difference in the architectures. The 18-core Mali G72MP18 GPU of Exynos 9810 is 130% larger than the Dual-Core Adreno 630 of Snapdragon 845 and still ends up getting crushed in performance.

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  15. which brand is best smart phone price between 10k to 15k…?B coz most of the people like me are middle class background.

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  16. about adreno 505 and 506, can you please tell me how many cores do they have?
    is there any information to know that?

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    • Unfortunately, the die shots of SOCs using these GPUs aren’t available on the Internet. The only way to get that info is by taking the die shot yourself or by requesting it from someone who is experienced in this field like Fritzchens Fritz.

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      • thanks very much for your help.
        if i buy a phone which has cpu with four cores, is it enough for me?
        can i use it without any hangs, crashes, and unresponsiveness?
        i read somewhere that 8 cores is sutable for people who wants to play games with there mobile or, want 4k videos.
        but for myself, i even dont want to use social medias like facebook, instagram, telegram, youtube etc.
        i dont need photo, video, game, etc.

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  17. I wanted to buy realme 6 which has processor mediatek helio G90t a high-end processor.Also realme 6 has great specifications like 4300 mAh battery with Flash Charging,6.5 inches (16.51 cm) bezel-less display with punch-hole display with 90hrtz refresh rate,Side Fingerprint Sensor which unlocks in 0.29 seconds….. but i had heard from people and found on YouTube that it has over heating issue when played higher graphic games like pubg. Then i found another smartphone which is samsung galaxy M30s with processor Exynos 9611(which is a mid-range processor). It specifications are 6.4 inches (16.26 cm) bezel-less display with waterdrop notch,6000 mAh battery with Fast Charging,rear finger print scanner…..etc. I found that both the smartphones realme 6 and samsung galaxy M30s have same price around 13,999 but realme 6 is a high-end smartphones whereas samsung galaxy M30s is midrange smartphone. But realme 6 has a over heating issue when played pubg whereas samsung galaxy M30s does not have that over heating issue. So, can you suggest me that which smartphone i should buy from realme 6 and samsung galaxy M30s to play pubg with high performance and no laggs and no over heating issues.

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  18. please which phone is better between Samsung M31 and Redmi note 8 pro, I want a phone that can last more than 3 years and can deliver in terms of fast browsing, I don’t care about the game but strong and good with last battery. you can also choose the one that good for me with the same mid-range. thanks

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  19. Hey, I love your website. I even follow you in twitter. I love learning about smartphone soc. Can you please upload blog on exynos 850 which is used in a 21s.
    Please.. I am a big fan of your smartphone soc articles.

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  20. hello again.
    i refered to your website today.
    i really enjoyed your helpful informations.
    but, unfortunately i did not find ranking for new exynos processors introduced in 2020 like exynos 850.
    can you please add them to the list and explain their quality and mention their rankings?

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  21. Hello.
    i dont have android phone until now
    and wish to know about exynos 855 ranking which is released in 2020.
    can you please provide explanation and ranking about this processor?
    thanks and God bless!

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  22. Sir, dont u want to update this list with mediatek Helio G25, G35, dimensity 1000+,820, 800, 720, snapdragon 768G, 865+, and upcoming snap 690?

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