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MediaTek Helio X20 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

MediaTek Helio X20 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - which chip or processor is better? should you buy mobile phones having MediaTek Helio X20 or should go for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820? Here you will find detailed information about technical specs and benchmarks tests for each chipset.


Brand MediaTek Qualcomm
Platform Smartphones Smartphones
Release Date Mar 2016 Nov 2015

Performance (CPU)

Cores 8 4
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Frequency (Clock Speed) 2100 MHz 2150 MHz
Instruction Set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A

Graphics (GPU)

GPU Name Mali-T880 MP4 Adreno 530
Frequency (Clock Speed) 780 MHz 1866 MHz
Execution Units 4 2
Shading Units 64 256
Vulkan Version 1.0 1.1
OpenCL Version 1.2 2.0
DirectX Version 11.2 12


Frequency 800 MHz 624 MHz
Bus 2x16 Bit 4x16 Bit
Max Memory Capacity 4 GB 8 GB


Modem N/A Snapdragon X12 LTE
5G Support No No
4G Support Yes Yes
Download Speed 300 600 Mbps
Upload Speed 50 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi Version 5 5
Bluetooth Version 4.1 4.1
GPS Yes Yes


Neural Processor (NPU) N/A Hexagon 680
Storage eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1,UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 2560 X 1600 3840 x 2160
Max Camera Resolution 1x 25MP 28
Video Record 4K@30FPS 4K @ 30FPS
Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS
Video Codec Support H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio Codec Support AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


GPU Mali-T880 MP4 Adreno 530

Gaming Performance

Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820