Redmi K30 Ultra Review – Amazing hardware but I wouldn’t recommend UK buyers importing it

feature the flagship Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset and has allowed Redmi to reduce the price compared to the Qualcomm equipped Redmi K30 Pro, while also improving the display to 120Hz. With this being a flagship spec phone priced at just $349.00, my impulse took over me and I bought it from Giztop. I actually ended … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ scores 530k on Antutu with iQOO Z1, 10% lower vs iQOO Neo 3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 but higher than Exynos 990 equipped Samsung S20

Announced back in November, the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 looked like it could be one of the best chipsets for 2020 with arguably more impressive specs than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 or Samsung Exynos 990 thanks to the integrated 5G modem and AV1 codec support. Back when it was launched, Mediatek claimed the chipset would hit … Read more

iQOO Z1 with MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset will be announced on 19th of May in China

I have criticised Mediatek a lot in the past few months with their questionable chipset launches, which seem to be minor tweaks for individual companies, likely as a marketing stunt. There has still not been a flagship  MediaTek Dimensity 1000 phone launched, even though he chipset was announced back in November. This is set to … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus vs 1000 vs 1000l vs 800 – Is Mediatek launching a chipset per phone as a marketing trick?

MediaTek has today launched another chipset, which feels like a weekly occurrence now. Most recently the company launched the Helio G85 which turned out to be the exact same as the Mediatek G80 but with a 50Mhz difference on the GPU. There is a suspiciously low uptake of these new chipsets, and my best guess … Read more

Netflix starts streaming in AV1 but do any chipsets support it? Amlogic S905X4, S908X vs Broadcom BCM7218X

Video codecs are not the most exciting of things but they make a huge difference with the media we consume. Currently, when we watch Netflix they use the VP9 codec by default which was originally developed by Google. This codec is natively supported on Android in both software and the hardware. The hardware support is … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 1000L vs Snapdragon 765G vs Exynos 980 – MediaTek dominates the mid-range Antutu benchmarks with OPPO Reno3

The MediaTek Dimensity 1000L is a very odd chipset when you look at its specification, it is not a mid-range chipset. It is basically a slightly cut down version of the flagship Dimensity 1000 adopting the same 4x Cortex-A77 &  4xCortex-A55 design as the full-fat version. The only noticeable difference on the spec sheet is … Read more

MediaTek Dimensity 800 vs Dimensity 1000L & 1000 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G – MediaTek’s increasingly confusing SoC line-up compared

In the past, I have moaned about the mind-boggling number of Qualcomm chipsets launched, especially those chipsets that sit in the mid-range market. Even now, we currently have phones in production with the Snapdragon 710, SD712, SD730, SD73G, and the new SD765G, then there is also the standard SD765 but no phone uses that. Then … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Samsung Exynos 990 vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 vs Huawei Kirin 990 5G – The best Android chipsets for 2020 compared

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs Samsung Exynos 990 vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 vs Huawei Kirin 990 5G

The last chipset announcement of the year has been done, we now know Qualcomm’s strategy for 2020 and that appears to be 5G in all the phones. So with all the chipsets for 2020 announced, how does the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 stack up against the Samsung Exynos 990, MediaTek Dimensity 1000 and Huawei Kirin 990 … Read more