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[Other] [SoCTech Comparison#10] MediaTek Dimensity 1000 V/s Snapdragon 865 : Detailed Comparison

2020-01-15 13:59:01
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Hello Mi Fans
How are you? MediaTek introduced few good chipsets in last couple of year whether it be Helio P series, G90/90T and now Dimensity 800/1000 series. So today lets compare MediaTek's Flagship chipset and Qualcomm's Flasgship chipset SD 865.


MediaTek Dimensity 1000 comes with 4X- high performance Arm Cortex-A77 cores clocked @2.6GHz and 4X-Power efficiency Arm Cortex-A55 cores clocked @ 2.0GHz. Its powered by Arm Mali-G77 MC9 GPU, However there is no software support for GPU enhacement like what we have seen in Snapdragon 865. Supports LPDDR4X Ram and UFS2.1. API Support- DirectX12, OpenCL2.0, OpenGL ES3.2, Vulkan1.1.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 uses the newer ARM Cortex-A77 cores, with the primary performance core using a Kryo 585 clocked at 2.8GHz, three Kryo 585 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four Kryo 385 cores( based on Cortex-A55) clocked at 1.8GHz.The Snapdragon 865 integrates the Adreno 650 GPU which renders graphics 25% faster then its predessor and interesting thing is that, 865 GPU drivers can be enhanced via software update. Supports LPDDR4X Ram and UFS 3.0. API Support:-OpenCL 2.0 Full, DirectX 12, OpenGL ES 3.2, VUlkan 1.1.

Antutu Benchmark

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Antutu Score

Snapdragon 865 Antutu Score


In terms of connectivity Mediatek demensity 1000 is packed with Helio M70 5G Modem with 5G peak download speed upto 4.7 Gbps and 5G peak upload speed upto 2.3 Gbps. It has supports for Wi-Fi 6 (2T2R 802.11ax) with peak speed upto 1Gbps for both download and upload. Mediatek was 1st to introduced Dual 4G support for SIM cards and this time also introduced Dual 5G Supports. Also support latest bluetooth version 5.1.

Snapdragon 865 features X55 Modem-RF System which is 5G modem with 5G peak download speed upto 7.5 Gbps and 5G peak upload speed upto 3 Gbps. It also supports wifi 6, Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6-ready), 802.11ad, 802.11ay, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n. Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 60 GHz. Peak Speed upto: 10 Gbps. It also supports latest Bluetooth 5.1.


Mediatek dimensity 1000 supports Latest ISP which can handle single camera sensor upto 80MP and Dual camera upto 32MP+16MP turning to Video recording it can records 4K Ultra HD Video @60Fps and has support of EIS and OIS. With Codec support: H.264,H.265 / HEVC.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 features Spectra™ 480 image signal processor, it can handle a single camera sensor upto 200MP, Dual Camera upto 25MP with Zero shutter lag and hybrid autofocus and front camera upto 64MP. Taking about Video recording, can records upto 4K Ultra HD Video @60FPS also has 8K Video recording support, slow-motion recording upto 720p @960FPS. Video Capture Formats: Dolby Vision, HDR10,HDR10+, HEVC. With Codec support: Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9.

Charging And Battery Efficient

MediaTek Dimensity 1000 is manufactured on TSMC's 7nm Process and has a support MediaTek's Own Fast charging technology PumpExpress however its not confirmed which version it supports.

Snapdragon 865 is also fabricated on TSMC's 7nm Process, Snapdragon 865 supports Qualcomm's latest charging technology Quick Charge 4+. According to qualcomm Quick charge 4+ is 30% more efficient, 15% faster and upto 3'C cooler.

Table Comparison

MediaTek Dimensity 1000
Snapdragon 865
4X-Arm Cortex-A77 @2.6GHz

4X-Arm Cortex-A55 @2.0GHz

1X-Arm Cortex-A77 @2.8GHz

3X-Arm Cortex-A77 @2.4GHz

4X-Arm Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz

Arm Mali-G77 MC9
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU
Max Camera ISP:32+16MP,  80MP
Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ 480 image signal processor

Dual Camera, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP

Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 64 MP
Single Camera: Up to 200 MP
3840 x 2160
7680 × 4320
Helio M70 5G Modem

Peak downlaod speed upto 4.7Gbps

Peak Upload Speed upto 2.3Gbps

X55 Modem 5G Modem

Peak Downlaod speed upto 7.5Gbps

Peak upload speed upto 3Gbps


UFS 3.0


UFS 2.1

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

Wi-Fi 6 & Bluetooth 5.1
Wi-Fi 6 & Bluetooth 5.1


So Mediatek Dimensity 1000 chipset looks to be a powerful flagship chipset however snapdragon 800 series always stands at top. Snapdragon 865 CPU seems to be slightly better it has also support for LPDDR5X and UFS 3.0 storage however Dimensity still supports LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1. Snapdragon 865 5G modem, Camera ISP is more powerful as compared to Dimensity, both the chipsets are fabricated on 7nm process so it will be interesting to see how good is the power consumption on both the chipsets. Xiaomi's Mi 10 will be the phone to come with Snapdragon 865, lets see which phone will feature MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Chipset? So whats your opinion about MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Chipset? Do let me know in the comment.

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Master Bunny

myrichgoh | from MI 8


Thanks for sharing...
2020-01-15 23:00:04

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iMKajal | from MI 8


Informative Thread!
2020-01-16 00:34:08

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1804614950 | from app


thanks for sharing
2020-01-16 07:04:09

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Mehdi Gharib | from Mi 9T Pro


2020-01-16 16:19:38

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jard | from Redmi Note 4


Nice, thanks.
2020-01-16 16:37:12

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Ian Adoe | from Redmi Note 5A Prime


2020-01-16 20:37:42
Nice info
2020-01-16 21:32:53

Grand Master Bunny

PriyaSaran | from Redmi 4A


Nice info
2020-01-16 22:26:05

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Fahrlehrer16 | from MIX 3


good comparison. but I prefer SD
2020-01-16 23:26:32
thanks for the info
2020-01-16 23:59:51
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