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Qualcomm or MediaTek processor? Quality vs Price?

Qualcomm, more compatibility

Do you have wireless headphones? If that is the case, you will know that many of them have problems with processors with MediaTek mobiles. And the same goes for GPS. That does not happen with phones with Qualcomm processors. They are generally higher quality processors, and that can be seen precisely when it comes to using technologies like these. Something similar happens with fast charging. While Qualcomm has its own wireless charging technology, which is already being integrated by many mobiles that have Qualcomm processors, called Quick Charge. This does not happen with mobiles with MediaTek processors. Many are compatible with fast charging. But what charger do you have to buy? Are all fast charging chargers compatible? It is more difficult to pin down.

MediaTek, cheaper

However, the key to MediaTek processors is that they are cheaper. With cheaper prices for processors, mobiles that have these also have a cheaper price. And they are quality processors. In fact, good performance can be achieved with these increasingly high-level processors. The new MediaTek Helio X20 is a ten-core processor, thus being a single processor. However, this price difference means that users must choose between buying a mobile with a processor with worse performance, but compatible with better technologies, and buying a mobile with a processor with better performance, but which may have more problems.

Stability or price / performance?

Choosing between a mobile with one processor or another depends mainly on whether you want the mobile to be more stable, at the level of compatibility with connectivity technologies, Bluetooth, GPS, fast charging, it is best to buy a mobile with a Qualcomm processor. However, if what you are looking for is a mobile that has good performance, but is cheaper, mobiles with a MediaTek processor could be a better option than mobiles with a Qualcomm processor.

MediaTek Helio X20

Exynos and Huawei Kirin processors

However, we now have two other options to consider, Exynos processors and Huawei Kirin processors. In the case of these two processors, they are from mobile manufacturers, so almost all the mobiles that have these processors are those manufactured by the same company: Samsung in the case of the Exynos, and Huawei in the case of the Kirin. . However, now mobiles that have Exynos processors are beginning to arrive, such as the Meizu Pro 5, which even improves the performance of the Samsung Galaxy S6, and the Kirin of Huawei, one of these already arriving in a ZTE smartphone from high-end.

Two options that from now on we will have to take into account. These processors are better optimized in those smartphones of the same manufacturer of each of these processors, the Samsung and the Huawei. They are high-level processors, although much less present in market phones such as Qualcomm and MediaTek. Even so, they are mobiles that are likely to be more and more present in the market’s mobiles, because both Samsung’s high-end mobiles and Huawei’s that have these processors are mobiles with great performance.