MediaTek’s Finbarr Moynihan gives market share, problems and processor info


MediaTek has been in the processor game for quite a long time, and now they’re finally seeing very positive results. Unlike a few years ago where nobody had any idea what a MediaTek was, these days MediaTek is prevalent in many devices from large companies like Sony all the way to smaller companies like Elephone.

This is reflected in an interview with MediaTek’s international corporate sales General Manager Finbarr Moynihan, where he claims that MediaTek had successfully claimed 30% of the market by the end of 2015, which should extend to 35-40% by the end of the year.

This is mainly thanks to the success of MediaTek’s processors in the Chinese, Indian and Southeast Asian markets where MediaTek’s sales have reached new heights. The the United States however things are less positive with MTK having less than 5% market share.

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MediaTek’s international corporate sales General Manager, Finbarr Moynihan

Finbarr then states that the company has had problems trying to balance performance with power consumption, claiming that getting the best balance between the two is and has been a problem in the past, and continues to be till this day.

Aside from that, Finbarr also talks about MediaTek’s ten-core processors, strongly stressing that the focus isn’t on having ten processors powering the device at the same time but instead to use their Tri-Cluster architecture design to adjust to the users requirements at the time, reducing power consumption.

What do you think about MediaTek? Do you like their processors, or do you hate them? Tell us down in the comments below.

 

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118 Comments

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 28, 2016

      what am i supposed to do with this link ?

      • Lazar Prodanovic
        August 28, 2016

        Read. That is completely interview.
        I read it yesterday a little before I reed the Meizu Pro 6 review at Anandteach.

  1. Partha Dutta
    August 28, 2016

    Mediate 6735 processor in Meizu M2 is fine, better than Qualcomm 210, 410 chipsets. No heating, no hanging. I am not a fan. I use, feel. Soccer whole day, no prob.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      August 28, 2016

      Yes but it whose worser than MT6732.

      • Jh1
        August 28, 2016

        That was a great budget quad core SoC. Wish they would have kept that and the 6752 around longer

        • Riccardo Benzoni
          August 28, 2016

          6732 is my favourite ever mtk soc, the most balanced they every made in the entry level sector, probably this and 6752 where so good that they risked to kill their helio lineup, which had x10 at that time (6752 wasn’t far from this one), so they limited their production and update support and released two lesser specced versions (6735 and 6753) which had far more gap with the x10.
          It seems mediatek’s hobby is to cut down gpu power nowadays, as if they were giving too much on their products. mt6580 has a weaker gpu compared to the 2 and a half years old (or maybe three) mt6582, 6750 has even weaker gpu than 6753 (which had way lesser gpu power than 6752), 6737 is even weaker than 6735, they will ship them without gpu in the next generation!

          • Jh1
            August 28, 2016

            Yeah, the 6732 and 6752 were excellent. My m2 note has the 6753, which is fine for my needs, but I honestly don’t see it as much of a step up from the 6732, and way behind the 6752. Even the current p10, while better on paper, seems to be a step behind the old 6752.

            • Wolvie
              August 29, 2016

              This is why i don’t understand how mediatek CEOs thinking. They purposely killed their good product SOC lines and focus on the shitty SOC that has weaker spec on everything. Maybe the only good thing is they can sell at cheaper price.

              When mediatek released Helio X10, i thought “wow, finally we got another contender to fight other flagship SOCs” but after sometime, this soc just gone kaput, no other manufacturers using but xiaomi, instead they are busy using the shitty mediatek 6735 / 6753.

              How to compete with the big guys like Qualcomm, Kirin, Exynos if mediatek still like that ?

              Doing cheap is good but since other competitor now also start to sell at lower price margin market (you can see that even smartphone with qualcomm SD650 and SD652 already selling at dirt cheap pricing). I think mediatek are digging their own grave. They need to think big out of the box, provide a BETTER SOC with cheaper price to fight those big guys.

            • Jh1
              August 29, 2016

              2015 was a stellar year for mediatek, before that, few of us would have considered a mediatek SoC a viable option in the mid range to budget flagship segment. It is hard not to see 2016 as something of a step backwards for them though. While the x20/25 is a very capable upper midrange processor, the helio p10, 6737, and 6580 don’t really impress. Qualcomm has not made it easy for them either with the SD 650/652 and even the 625 all offering good performance for a fairly cheap price. Hoping that 2017 will find mediatek challenging Qualcomm more effectively than this year

          • teopless
            August 29, 2016

            The 6580 is a work of fart. Nothing more to be said about it. Mediatek should leave that segment of the Market to Spreadtrum or something, there’s no money in it anyway, and focus on super-mid like they used to say.

        • teopless
          August 29, 2016

          It’s completely ridiculous. My 6752 Elephone P7000, released in June 2015 scores better on Antutu than this year’s “flagship” P9000 or any device with Helio P10 really (Ulefone Future etc.)

          • Jh1
            August 29, 2016

            It is sad. I had high hopes for the p10, and while it is far from a bad chipset, it is a bit underwhelming.

            • teopless
              August 29, 2016

              Seriously though, the 6752 in my phone is a total beast. It plays Modern Combat 5 for hours on end with an average framerate of 30-40FPS, dropping to 25FPS in very polygon-intensive scenes but never below that. All this at best quality settings, mind you. It does get very hot (up to 42-45 degrees Celsius), but it’s nothing the device can’t handle considering it’s still alive after all this abuse.

              The X20 is shaping up to be the 6752’s spiritual successor with its Antutu score of 85-90.000 and great energy efficiency. Still, I think that manufacturers are using chipsets such as the 6753 or the P10 because they are cheap and they think consumers won’t care.

              There’s just too many $100-150 devices right now that are not at all different from one another and I think this is a direct consequence of the ubiquity of these chipsets. This is not sustainable. As a sidenote, I see no good devices at the $230-270 range aimed at the European market (Xiaomi doesn’t count because of lack of mainstream European bands such as B20) so, considering Europe is not India in terms of purchasing power, I think that the first company to bring out a no-nonsense device at that price range may have a winner in its hands.

      • HBK
        August 28, 2016

        Cant agree more. The 6752 and 6732 were the best SOCs by Mediatek. After that they just degraded their SOCs and GPUs in the successor.

    • Karly Johnston
      August 29, 2016

      6753 heats up plenty even in mundane tasks. It just doesn’t overheat.

    • Guest
      August 28, 2016

      what am i supposed to do with this link ?

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      August 28, 2016

      Read. That is completely interview.
      I read it yesterday a little before I reed the Meizu Pro 6 review at Anandteach.

  2. Guest
    August 28, 2016

    Mediate 6735 processor in Meizu M2 is fine, better than Qualcomm 210, 410 chipsets. No heating, no hanging. I am not a fan. I use, feel. Soccer whole day, no prob.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      August 28, 2016

      Yes but it whose worser than MT6732.

    • Jh1
      August 28, 2016

      That was a great budget quad core SoC. Wish they would have kept that and the 6752 around longer

    • Guest
      August 28, 2016

      Cant agree more. The 6752 and 6732 were the best SOCs by Mediatek. After that they just degraded their SOCs and GPUs in the successor.

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      August 28, 2016

      6732 is my favourite ever mtk soc, the most balanced they ever made in the entry level sector, probably this and 6752 where so good that they risked to kill their helio lineup, which had x10 at that time (6752 wasn’t far from this one), so they limited their production and update support and released two lesser specced versions (6735 and 6753) which had far more gap with the x10.
      It seems mediatek’s hobby is to cut down gpu power nowadays, as if they were giving too much on their products. mt6580 has a weaker gpu compared to the 2 and a half years old (or maybe three) mt6582, 6750 has even weaker gpu than 6753 (which had way lesser gpu power than 6752), 6737 is even weaker than 6735, they will ship them without gpu in the next generation!

    • Jh1
      August 28, 2016

      Yeah, the 6732 and 6752 were excellent. My m2 note has the 6753, which is fine for my needs, but I honestly don’t see it as much of a step up from the 6732, and way behind the 6752. Even the current p10, while better on paper, seems to be a step behind the old 6752.

    • Guest
      August 29, 2016

      It’s completely ridiculous. My 6752 Elephone P7000, released in June 2015 scores better on Antutu than this year’s “flagship” P9000 or any device with Helio P10 really (Ulefone Future etc.)

    • Guest
      August 29, 2016

      This is why i don’t understand how mediatek CEOs thinking. They purposely killed their good product SOC lines and focus on the shitty SOC that has weaker spec on everything. Maybe the only good thing is they can sell at cheaper price.

      When mediatek released Helio X10, i thought “wow, finally we got another contender to fight other flagship SOCs” but after sometime, this soc just gone kaput, no other manufacturers using but xiaomi, instead they are busy using the shitty mediatek 6735 / 6753.

      How to compete with the big guys like Qualcomm, Kirin, Exynos if mediatek still like that ?

      Doing cheap is good but since other competitor now also start to sell at lower price margin market (you can see that even smartphone with qualcomm SD650 and SD652 already selling at dirt cheap pricing). I think mediatek are digging their own grave. They need to think big out of the box, provide a BETTER SOC with cheaper price to fight those big guys.

    • Karly Johnston
      August 29, 2016

      6753 heats up plenty even in mundane tasks. It just doesn’t overheat.

    • Jh1
      August 29, 2016

      It is sad. I had high hopes for the p10, and while it is far from a bad chipset, it is a bit underwhelming.

    • Jh1
      August 29, 2016

      2015 was a stellar year for mediatek, before that, few of us would have considered a mediatek SoC a viable option in the mid range to budget flagship segment. It is hard not to see 2016 as something of a step backwards for them though. While the x20/25 is a very capable upper midrange processor, the helio p10, 6737, and 6580 don’t really impress. Qualcomm has not made it easy for them either with the SD 650/652 and even the 625 all offering good performance for a fairly cheap price. Hoping that 2017 will find mediatek challenging Qualcomm more effectively than this year

    • Guest
      August 29, 2016

      Seriously though, the 6752 in my phone is a total beast. It plays Modern Combat 5 for hours on end with an average framerate of 30-40FPS, dropping to 25FPS in very polygon-intensive scenes but never below that. All this at best quality settings, mind you. It does get very hot (up to 42-45 degrees Celsius), but it’s nothing the device can’t handle considering it’s still alive after all this abuse.

      The X20 is shaping up to be the 6752’s spiritual successor with its Antutu score of 85-90.000 and great energy efficiency. Still, I think that manufacturers are using chipsets such as the 6753 or the P10 because they are cheap and they think consumers won’t care.

      There’s just too many $100-150 devices right now that are not at all different from one another and I think this is a direct consequence of the ubiquity of these chipsets. This is not sustainable. As a sidenote, I see no good devices at the $230-270 range aimed at the European market (Xiaomi doesn’t count because of lack of mainstream European bands such as B20) so, considering Europe is not India in terms of purchasing power, I think that the first company to bring out a no-nonsense device at that price range may have a winner in its hands.

    • Guest
      August 29, 2016

      The 6580 is a work of fart. Nothing more to be said about it. Mediatek should leave that segment of the Market to Spreadtrum or something, there’s no money in it anyway, and focus on super-mid like they used to say.

  3. newphoenix
    August 28, 2016

    MTK Soc are second class Soc, i buy only phones with MTK chips because they where cheap, but not any more. Heating is a problem with all CPU’s
    , GPU’sand Soc is no exception. Performance of the MTK chips are solid for users that don’t do gaming. To see the real output of the chips user need to buy a branded phone like XiaoMi or LeEco. low end phones don’t have the proper components HW/SW to get the most out of MTK chips.

    • balcobomber25
      August 28, 2016

      Really all depends on the phone/brand. Some low end phones use the same components as Xiaomi and LeEco. Some user cheaper components. Some run stock (or near) android, some have terrible software. It is a case by case basis that can’t really be categorized.

      • newphoenix
        August 28, 2016

        Can you write your own opinion not commenting on others posts. Bird mind.

        • balcobomber25
          August 28, 2016

          Can you not make generalized opinions about a topic you clearly know very little about? Don’t write the wrong information and I won’t reply to you.

          • Assefa Hanson
            August 28, 2016

            he/she is telling you not to reply when replying is a feature of this comment section LOL then he/she draws for the ad hominem name calling

            • balcobomber25
              August 28, 2016

              You need to Google yourself!!

            • Assefa Hanson
              August 28, 2016

              ??

            • balcobomber25
              August 29, 2016

              Read his reply to me lol.

            • Assefa Hanson
              August 30, 2016

              oh i saw i get it now

            • newphoenix
              August 30, 2016

              This is a proof that balcobomber25 has a bird brain.

            • MattD
              August 28, 2016

              I googled myself, google says I’m a moron writing bullshit on disqus… What now? ?

            • balcobomber25
              August 29, 2016

              You got that same result? Weird thought it was just me…

          • newphoenix
            August 28, 2016

            And who give you the authority to say what information is right and what is wrong? really you need to google yourself.

            • balcobomber25
              August 28, 2016

              No authority is needed to know that your information is wrong. Anyone with a modicum of experience with Chinese phones (which the majority of us have here) knows it is.

            • newphoenix
              August 30, 2016

              I wrote “MTK Soc are second class Soc” let us take the newest Soc from MTK that is X25 it supports LPDDR3 not LPDDR4. The MT6750 supports LPDDR3 SINGLE CHANNEL 666 MHz. So all in all you are the one with birdy brain after all.

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2016

              That’s not what I was replying to. It was the second part of your comment:

              “To see the real output of the chips user need to buy a branded phone like XiaoMi or LeEco. low end phones don’t have the proper components HW/SW to get the most out of MTK chips.”

              This information is what is false. If you actually read my comment instead of crying about it you would have known that is what I was replying to. Also “Birdy brain” is something my 3 year old niece says.

    • Pipeline
      August 29, 2016

      Third class, not second. Intel SoCs are better.

      • Airyl
        August 30, 2016

        Intel SoCs are no longer being produced now.

        • Pipeline
          August 30, 2016

          But they still exist in large numbers (e.g. Asus Phones), and are better than MediaTek SoCs.

          • balcobomber25
            August 30, 2016

            Depends on the individual SoC’s. Some MTK’s are better than their Qualcomm counterparts, some are worse. Neither company comes close to Samsung Exynos which make the best overall SoC’s.

          • Joe mont
            September 15, 2016

            The battery life is crap on Intel phones.

  4. Guest
    August 28, 2016

    MTK Soc are second class Soc, i buy only phones with MTK chips because they where cheap, but not any more. Heating is a problem with all CPU’s
    , GPU’sand Soc is no exception. Performance of the MTK chips are solid for users that don’t do gaming. To see the real output of the chips user need to buy a branded phone like XiaoMi or LeEco. low end phones don’t have the proper components HW/SW to get the most out of MTK chips.

    • balcobomber25
      August 28, 2016

      Really all depends on the phone/brand. Some low end phones use the same components as Xiaomi and LeEco. Some user cheaper components. Some run stock (or near) android, some have terrible software. It is a case by case basis that can’t really be categorized.

    • Guest
      August 28, 2016

      Can you write your own opinion not commenting on others posts. Bird mind.

    • balcobomber25
      August 28, 2016

      Can you not make generalized opinions about a topic you clearly know very little about? Don’t write the wrong information and I won’t reply to you.

    • Assefa Hanson
      August 28, 2016

      he/she is telling you not to reply when replying is a feature of this comment section LOL then he/she draws for the ad hominem name calling

    • Guest
      August 28, 2016

      And who give you the authority to say what information is right and what is wrong? really you need to google yourself.

    • balcobomber25
      August 28, 2016

      You did. You told me to write my own opinion. When I gave you my opinion you didn’t like it. So which is it?

      Anyone with a modicum of knowledge of Chinese phones knows your comment is wrong. I can point to actual examples of “low end” phones that perform very good with MTK chips like the Jiayu S3 for example.

    • balcobomber25
      August 28, 2016

      You need to Google yourself!!

    • Assefa Hanson
      August 28, 2016

      ??

    • MattD
      August 29, 2016

      I googled myself, google says I’m a moron writing bullshit on disqus… What now? 😁

    • balcobomber25
      August 29, 2016

      You got that same result? Weird thought it was just me…

    • balcobomber25
      August 29, 2016

      Read his reply to me lol.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      Third class, not second. Intel SoCs are better.

    • Airyl
      August 30, 2016

      Intel SoCs are no longer being produced now.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      But they still exist in large numbers (e.g. Asus Phones), and are better than MediaTek SoCs.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      This is a proof that balcobomber25 has a bird brain.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      I wrote “MTK Soc are second class Soc” let us take the newest Soc from MTK that is X25 it supports LPDDR3 not LPDDR4. The MT6750 supports LPDDR3 SINGLE CHANNEL 666 MHz. So all in all you are the one with birdy brain after all.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      That’s not what I was replying to. It was the second part of your comment:

      “To see the real output of the chips user need to buy a branded phone like XiaoMi or LeEco. low end phones don’t have the proper components HW/SW to get the most out of MTK chips.”

      This information is what is false. If you actually read my comment instead of crying about it you would have known that is what I was replying to. Also “Birdy brain” is something my 3 year old niece says.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      Depends on the individual SoC’s. Some MTK’s are better than their Qualcomm counterparts, some are worse. Neither company comes close to Samsung Exynos which make the best overall SoC’s.

    • Assefa Hanson
      August 31, 2016

      oh i saw i get it now

    • Guest
      September 15, 2016

      The battery life is crap on Intel phones.

  5. Assefa Hanson
    August 28, 2016

    keep getting better MTK you have much much much to improve on if mediatek gets better it means competition which means lower prices for all consumers whether qualcomm or MTK,

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      August 28, 2016

      lower prices? with 6737 they are basically helping producing phones almost for free, some producers started to offer setups with 6737,2/16GB,
      2500-3000mah+ battery, metal body (or frame) at 70-80$, if it wasn’t for the competition mtk put on the market, we could only dream such products.
      They should improve their source code tho, it’s a mess and the stock aosp they give to minor players is outdated and could be better optimized.

      • Assefa Hanson
        August 28, 2016

        yeah i know i was talking about the flagship space tho like competiton vs the 820/821 mtk has already basically single handedly make smartpones available to all

      • MattD
        August 28, 2016

        Yep, their aosp is basically jelly bean with some add ons from other releases here and there… And here people are bragging about camera sensors when sources that are supposed to make it work are taken from times when cameras were a little above vga resolution ?

        • Riccardo Benzoni
          August 29, 2016

          exactly, you can notice this even more when the same phone (not same setup, but the exactly same phone) made by one of the big sellers has a huge drop in quality of the pictures/video when switching from a properly tuned rom (colorOS, EMUI. Flyme, Coolui…) to a ported AOSP, that’s why minor players with stock mtk rom will never reach good camera quality unless they fork the money, buy the code and develop the rom themselves.

          My former Coolpad F1 had one hell of a camera with stock CoolUI and with ported Emui/ColorOS (still better than most recent products on the sub 200$ market, included the redmi 3 line), with Aosp it was the same shit you see on elephone and the likes.

          • MattD
            August 29, 2016

            Absolutely: I realized this just from watching reviews of last year’s phones… Every device from the smaller brands had the same red aura into shots taken at night with the flash, regardless of sensors, apertures and everything else possible! Too much for a coincidence, imho ?

  6. Assefa Hanson
    August 28, 2016

    keep getting better MTK you have much much much to improve on if mediatek gets better it means competition which means lower prices for all consumers whether qualcomm or MTK,

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      August 28, 2016

      lower prices? with 6737 they are basically helping producing phones almost for free, some producers started to offer setups with 6737,2/16GB,
      2500-3000mah+ battery, metal body (or frame) at 70-80$, if it wasn’t for the competition mtk put on the market, we could only dream such products.
      They should improve their source code tho, it’s a mess and the stock aosp they give to minor players is outdated and could be better optimized.

    • Assefa Hanson
      August 28, 2016

      yeah i know i was talking about the flagship space tho like competiton vs the 820/821 mtk has already basically single handedly make smartpones available to all

    • MattD
      August 29, 2016

      Yep, their aosp is basically jelly bean with some add ons from other releases here and there… And here people are bragging about camera sensors when sources that are supposed to make it work are taken from times when cameras were a little above vga resolution 😂

    • Riccardo Benzoni
      August 29, 2016

      exactly, you can notice this even more when the same phone (not same setup, but the exactly same phone) made by one of the big sellers has a huge drop in quality of the pictures/video when switching from a properly tuned rom (colorOS, EMUI. Flyme, Coolui…) to a ported AOSP, that’s why minor players with stock mtk rom will never reach good camera quality unless they fork the money, buy the code and develop the rom themselves.

      My former Coolpad F1 had one hell of a camera with stock CoolUI and with ported Emui/ColorOS (still better than most recent products on the sub 200$ market, included the redmi 3 line), with Aosp it was the same shit you see on elephone and the likes.

    • MattD
      August 30, 2016

      Absolutely: I realized this just from watching reviews of last year’s phones… Every device from the smaller brands had the same red aura into shots taken at night with the flash, regardless of sensors, apertures and everything else possible! Too much for a coincidence, imho 😁

  7. NextHype
    August 29, 2016

    One fact : X30 get 160k on Antutu.
    MTK isn’t gay no more.

  8. NextHype
    August 29, 2016

    One fact : X30 get 160k on Antutu.
    MTK isn’t gay no more.

  9. Jekyll
    August 29, 2016

    I game a lot on my phone (Modern Combat, Asphalt 8, Real Racing etc.), so MediaTek is not an option for me. Not biased or anything, but QualComm SoCs have much better GPUs, while MediaTek, even in its top dog offerings skimps on the GPU.

    Somewhat acceptable, choppy gameplay @ 1080p / 2k? Sure. But smooth like Adreno 530 under all conditions? No way.

    I was a little wary though, having read a lot about throttling and how Adreno drops frames, but after a month with my new device and extended gaming sessions in excess of 1 hour (regularly, on weekends), I can say I’m happy to never have encountered it.

    All things remaining equal, I’ll buy a phone with a top end MediaTek chipset only if it can beat the top end QC chipset by healthy margins on all fronts – synthetics, real world usage, graphics, multitasking, GPS – all of that, while being significantly cheaper.

    I have a feeling it won’t happen anytime soon. Prime flagship with ubiquitous dominance across every parameter isn’t MediaTek’s aim or even on its list of priorities. They’re quite happy with their positioning, which targets a unique blend of very low spec’d ($79.99), low-mid-spec’d ($159.00) and mid spec’d ($199 – $229) range of crappola Chinese devices (barring few quality phones from Meizu and Xiaomi).

    • Airyl
      August 30, 2016

      Why did you copy and paste this here?

      • Jekyll
        August 30, 2016

        The articles asks for an opinion, doesn’t it?

        • James
          August 30, 2016

          Lol he probably doesn’t like your honest opinion, since he’s a closet MediaTek fanboy who will claim to be oh-no-neutral if called out.

          Should have been “Tell us down in the comments below, but only if you’re a MediaGay fanboy pink with a love for mediocrity”. 😉

          • balcobomber25
            August 30, 2016

            I have known Airyl for a few years now, he is about as neutral as they come when it comes to most topics including SoC’s.

            • James
              August 30, 2016

              Which is reflected in this promo article for MediaTek with its shady interpretation of the full interview (posted by realjjj), no? Or did I miss something on GizChina putting QualComm in dedicated light, or in a positive light?

              Strong indicator indeed, with the added bonus of the endorsement of a member of the MTK circlejerk on GizChina, comprising a free-phone + sandwich-for-the-family hogger, an old fart with erectile dysfunction, and a bunch of MTK minions who are going to start showing their loyalty to the circlejerk shortly.

              Neutral? a member of the MTK circlejerk on GizChina? Yes, just like Sun goes around the Earth.

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2016

              You have a sick obsession with circle jerks. Should probably look into that.

              This site endorses Qualcomm just as much as they do MTK, every writer here praises Qualcomm chips but you must have missed those articles while you were thinking of your circle jerks. In fact there was an article posted today about a Qualcomm phone:

              https://www.gizchina.com/2016/08/30/deal-snapdragon-820-zuk-z2-259/

            • James
              August 31, 2016

              That’s an article about a phone going on sale, which just happens to have a QC SoC. It’s NOT an article on QualComm chips, or their merits / problems.

              Show me an article on GizChina such as this one, but talking exclusively about a QC chipset with a similar deliberation on recent trends, events, sales and what not?

              What happened, the only remaining testicle fell off?
              Stupid cocksucker.

  10. Guest
    August 29, 2016

    I game a lot on my phone (Modern Combat, Asphalt 8, Real Racing etc.), so MediaTek is not an option for me. Not biased or anything, but QualComm SoCs have much better GPUs, while MediaTek, even in its top dog offerings skimps on the GPU.

    Somewhat acceptable, choppy gameplay @ 1080p / 2k? Sure. But smooth like Adreno 530 under all conditions? No way.

    I was a little wary though, having read a lot about throttling and how Adreno drops frames, but after a month with my new device and extended gaming sessions in excess of 1 hour (regularly, on weekends), I can say I’m happy to never have encountered it.

    All things remaining equal, I’ll buy a phone with a top end MediaTek chipset only if it can beat the top end QC chipset by healthy margins on all fronts – synthetics, real world usage, graphics, multitasking, GPS – all of that, while being significantly cheaper.

    I have a feeling it won’t happen anytime soon. Prime flagship with ubiquitous dominance across every parameter isn’t MediaTek’s aim or even on its list of priorities. They’re quite happy with their positioning, which targets a unique blend of very low spec’d ($79.99), low-mid-spec’d ($159.00) and mid spec’d ($199 – $229) range of crappola Chinese devices (barring few quality phones from Meizu and Xiaomi).

    • Airyl
      August 30, 2016

      Why did you copy and paste this here?

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      The articles asks for an opinion, doesn’t it?

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      Lol he probably doesn’t like your honest opinion, since he’s a closet MediaTek fanboy who will claim to be oh-no-neutral if called out.

      Should have been “Tell us down in the comments below, but only if you’re a MediaGay fanboy pink with a love for mediocrity”. 😉

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      I have known Airyl for a few years now, he is about as neutral as they come when it comes to most topics including SoC’s.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      Which is reflected in this promo article for MediaTek with its shady interpretation of the full interview (posted by realjjj), no? Or did I miss something on GizChina putting QualComm in dedicated light, or in a positive light?

      Strong indicator indeed, with the added bonus of the endorsement of a member of the MTK circlejerk on GizChina, comprising a free-phone + sandwich-for-the-family hogger, an old fart with erectile dysfunction, and a bunch of MTK minions who are going to start showing their loyalty to the circlejerk shortly.

      Neutral? a member of the MTK circlejerk on GizChina? Yes, just like Sun goes around the Earth.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      You have a sick obsession with circle jerks. Should probably look into that.

      This site endorses Qualcomm just as much as they do MTK, every writer here praises Qualcomm chips but you must have missed those articles while you were thinking of your circle jerks. In fact there was an article posted today about a Qualcomm phone:

      http://www.gizchina.com/2016/08/30/deal-snapdragon-820-zuk-z2-259/

    • Guest
      August 31, 2016

      That’s an article about a phone going on sale, which just happens to have a QC SoC. It’s NOT an article on QualComm chips, or their merits / problems.

      Show me an article on GizChina such as this one, but talking exclusively about a QC chipset with a similar deliberation on recent trends, events, sales and what not?

      What happened, the only remaining testicle fell off?
      Stupid cocksucker.

  11. ToraBora
    August 30, 2016

    MediaTek = No GPS / Poor GPS + EPO Files every few weeks.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      The old MTK chips did in fact have terrible GPS but that is not the case anymore. All of the Arm V8 chips have no issues with GPS anymore. I have used MT6735, 6753, 6752, X10, P10 and X20 phones none of them had GPS issues.

      • ToraBora
        August 30, 2016

        Don’t take this personally, but I don’t trust anyone on the internet – the said phone was recommended by someone who had similar things to say about MTK: “MediaTek is this and that, go for it.” The experience over time was terrible.

        I have not had a QualComm chip based phone yet, but I’ve been using Samsung’s low mid tier devices with their entry level Exynos, as honestly that’s what I can afford, but I’ve been very satisfied with their GPS and day to day performance.

        Even if what you say is true, I will not take a chance ever again with MediaTek. It wasn’t a cheap phone at $249.99, and every day with it was a head-ache.

        • balcobomber25
          August 30, 2016

          You shouldn’t trust anyone on the internet we are all just random people. But there are enough reviews of current MTK phones to get a general consensus of how the GPS performs today.

          Samsung makes the best overall chips, you will never go wrong with a Exnyos.

    • Joe mont
      September 15, 2016

      I got a Mi4 using a snapdragon, much worse GPS than the Lenovo K3 Note I had before it. I think its up to the engineering of the phone.

  12. Krisby
    August 30, 2016

    MediaTurd, that’s all.
    CheapAss SoC’s for CheapAss phones.

    • FMOne
      August 30, 2016

      MediaWreck sounds better (rhymes as well). I’ve seen it being used often.

  13. Guest
    August 30, 2016

    MediaTek = No GPS / Poor GPS + EPO Files every few weeks.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      The old MTK chips did in fact have terrible GPS but that is not the case anymore. All of the Arm V8 chips have no issues with GPS anymore. I have used MT6735, 6753, 6752, X10, P10 and X20 phones none of them had GPS issues.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      Don’t take this personally, but I don’t trust anyone on the internet – the said phone was recommended by someone who had similar things to say about MTK: “MediaTek is this and that, go for it.” The experience over time was terrible.

      I have not had a QualComm chip based phone yet, but I’ve been using Samsung’s low mid tier devices with their entry level Exynos, as honestly that’s what I can afford, but I’ve been very satisfied with their GPS and day to day performance.

      Even if what you say is true, I will not take a chance ever again with MediaTek. It wasn’t a cheap phone at $249.99, and every day with it was a head-ache.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      You shouldn’t trust anyone on the internet we are all just random people. But there are enough reviews of current MTK phones to get a general consensus of how the GPS performs today.

      Samsung makes the best overall chips, you will never go wrong with a Exnyos.

    • Guest
      September 15, 2016

      I got a Mi4 using a snapdragon, much worse GPS than the Lenovo K3 Note I had before it. I think its up to the engineering of the phone.

  14. Guest
    August 30, 2016

    MediaTurd, that’s all.
    CheapAss SoC’s for CheapAss phones.

    • Guest
      August 30, 2016

      MediaWreck sounds better (rhymes as well). I’ve seen it being used often.