Processors are the heart of a smartphone. Only 6GB or 8GB RAM is never enough for maximum functioning of your smartphone. You need a good processor that also provides a good GPU to get an overall smooth experience. Other than Huawei, Apple and Samsung that make their own processors, all others depend on chipsets such as Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek Helio, two of the most popular SoCs in the market. Huawei has its HiSilicon Kirin 980 and ARM Cortex-A55, Apple has its A-series Bionic chipsets, while Samsung has its very own Samsung Exynos processor.
The most commonly opted for processors in 6GB RAM phones are either the Qualcomm Snapdragon or the MediaTek Helio chipsets. Let us judge them using different criteria to get to a definitive conclusion.
Comparing the two of them
- Clock frequency
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC of the 6xx series is used in most 6GB RAM mobiles. And on the other hand is its competitor — MediaTek Helio P60 chipset. The clock frequency of the Snapdragon 660 SoC is 2.2GHz while that of the MediaTek Helio is 2GHz. So in this respect, the Snapdragon chipset is clearly superior.
Most 6GB phones are used for playing graphic-intensive games. Hence, a good GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) becomes mandatory. GPUs are integrated within the processors. The Adreno 512 GPU in the Snapdragon SoC is far superior to MediaTek’s Mali G72 GPU.
One of the biggest USPs of MediaTek Helio SoC is its dedicated module for AI. It is designed to perform better facial recognition, and more such smart tasks.
- Download speed
The Snapdragon processor dominates when it comes to download speed. It has a 2000 Mbps download speed which is huge, compared to the 600 Mbps download speed of MediaTek Helio.
- Upload speed
The upload speed provided by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is at least 2 times faster than its MediaTek competitor. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, for instance, has an upload speed of 318 Mbps, while the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC has a very low upload speed of 150 Mbps.
- Battery charging
Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset has a faster charging ability, thanks to the Quick Charge 4.0 feature. That said, MediaTek’s battery charging is also quite fast.
Phones with MediaTek Helio processors are cheaper than Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and hence, are more affordable.
Which is better?
Performance wise, the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset is faster. However, MediaTek Helio SoC also has 12nm chips which are better than the 14nm Snapdragon SoCs. Most people use a 6GB phone to play games and use memory intensive apps. In this respect, the higher clock speed of Snapdragon processors make it more efficient. The only drawback of Snapdragon SoC is its price, which is why a lot of people prefer MediaTek Helio processors for their phones.
Thus, we can come to a conclusion that performance wise, the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset triumphs. But the MediaTek Helio processors also offer great performance, and phones with MediaTek Helio chipsets are more affordable. Weighing the pros and cons, you can go for the one that suits you best.
Here are a few smartphones with good processors.
- The Realme 7 Pro is considered to be one of the best smartphones under 20000. It has a 6GB RAM and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC.
- The Oppo F17 Pro is also a great smartphone choice for people looking to buy smartphones under a budget. Powered by the MediaTek Helio P95 chipset, it has received amazing reviews from customers.
- Another 6GB RAM phone with a MediaTek Helio processor is the Realme Narzo 20 Pro. It also has an impressive 4500mAh battery.
- The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is one of the favourites among mobile gamers. With a 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 720G processor, it is sure to give you a smooth and efficient performance.
- Powered by the Snapdragon 665 SoC, the Vivo V20 SE is also a great consideration if you are looking for a smartphone under 20,000 INR.
Now get your hands on the latest smartphone in the market with the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card. With this card, you can buy anything you wish and then pay for the products in easy, affordable EMIs.