In 2020 we will have three mid-range 5G chipsets to choose from and quarrel about which is best. Qualcomm has long been the dominant chipset company for premium phones, but now Mediatek has upped their game.

We have already seen the Helio G90T trade blows with, if not best, the Snaprdadron 730G.

2020 will see Mediatek have chipsets in both the flagship and upper mid-range market with the Dimensity 1000 and Dimensity 1000L.

Previous Antutu benchmarks

Initial benchmarks on Antutu of the Dimensity 1000L have indicated that it is comfortably the most powerful chipset between the Snapdragon 765G and the Exynos 980, but now the benchmark tool Master Lu paints a different picture.

 Kirin 820Snapdragon 765GExynos 980Dimensity 1000L
Total375270302847326029379839
CPU13008098651116836143075
GPU1165168756488459107282
MEM66886579855759875354
UX61788586476313654128

Master Lu Benchmark Results

The two versions of the new OPPO Reno 3 have been benchmarked with the Pro model using the Snapdragon 765G and the standard using the Mediatek Dimensity 1000L MT6885.

Total Score

Master Lu indicates that the Snapdragon 765G scores 307,855 points while the Dimensity 1000L is not too far behind with a total score of 305,667 points giving the SD765G a 0.7% advantage over the Mediatek.

CPU Benchmark

Looking at the breakdown is reveals some more interesting details. The Qualcomm crushes the Mediatek with its CPU score receiving 134,320 vs 110,392 points which is 22% higher.

GPU Benchmark

The tables turn a little with the GPU and the SD765G gets just 97,786 points vs 104,188 making it 6.5% lower.

Other Benchmarks

The Dimensity 1000L also wins with the storage score getting 50392 vs 40695 putting the Qualcomm 19% behind.

Finally, the Mediatek wins on the memory score, but the sample device had 12GB of RAM vs 8GB so in this case, I think it is best to ignore that score.

Overall

There are a takeaways from this. Firstly, it shows the inaccuracies of synthetic benchmarks there is little logic in two such widely different results for the CPU score between two benchmarks.

Secondly, what is the point of OPPO using two very similar chipsets on a Pro and non-pro phone? I guess Qualcomm has better brand recognition than Mediatek.

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