What’s the best 5G processor for smartphones?

Jun 24, 2024
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Looking for a new smartphone, but you’re not sure what 5G processor to buy in your price bracket? As the world’s largest supplier of smartphone chipsets, here’s a handy list of processors in smartphones from MediaTek Dimensity. Take a look, and decide what’s best for you:

Flagship: MediaTek Dimensity 9300/9300+

If you’re looking for the best 5G smartphone processor: the Dimensity 9300/9300+ are MediaTek’s flagship smartphone chips, offering incredible performance with superior energy efficiency.

Inside you’ll find all big cores, including four of the highest performance Arm Cortex-X4 cores, delivering exceptional processing power, plus four Cortex-A720 optimized for energy efficient high performance.

It’s also the best mobile processor for gaming: the chip features the latest Arm Immortalis-G720 graphics engine that supports hardware ray tracing, console-grade global illumination, as well as AI-enhanced graphics rendering.

AI is powered by MediaTek’s 7th Generation NPU (AI Processor) specifically designed for generative AI applications and can process a wide variety of LLMs powered entirely on device.

The Dimensity 9300 supports cutting-edge connectivity, including 5G, Wi-Fi 7, and Bluetooth 5.4, ensuring extremely fast, reliable and low-latency wireless communication. It also boasts advanced camera capabilities, supporting up to 320MP sensors and 8K video recording. With its comprehensive suite of features and optimizations, the incredible chip delivers top-tier performance, efficiency, and connectivity in today’s flagship smartphones.

Premium: MediaTek Dimensity 8000 series

At the top of the series, you’ll find the new Dimensity 8300, while the recently announced Dimensity 8250 squeezes between this and the Dimensity 8200. All three are powering premium smartphones today, with the Dimensity 8300 providing a leap ahead thanks to its Armv9 CPU architecture, a Gen-AI capable NPU, and exceptional gaming performance with the benefit of our latest MediaTek Adaptive Game Technology 2.0. The ultra-efficient 4nm-class chip provides energy efficiency advantages throughout daily use, including video capture, messaging and chat apps and even performance-intensive gaming. 5G performance can reach over 5Gbps, and benefits from MediaTek UltraSave 3.0+, too. With cutting-edge camera and display technologies as well, you’ll get as close to that flagship feeling as possible.

High-end: MediaTek Dimensity 7000 series

Still hot off the production line, the Dimensity 7300 heads the pack, while recent smartphones such as the Nothing Phone 2a use the highly capable Dimensity 7200.

The MediaTek Dimensity 7300 is a high-end smartphone chipset designed to deliver robust performance and efficient power consumption. Built on an efficient 6nm process, it features an octa-core CPU with four high-performance processors clocked at up to 2.8GHz, plus advanced AI capabilities thanks to its dedicated NPU, enhancing features like camera processing, voice recognition, and real-time translations. It supports 5G speeds up to 3.27Gbps, and the latest MediaTek UltraSave 3.0+. The chipset also accommodates up to 144Hz display refresh rates for fluid visuals and an Arm Mali-G615 GPU.

The Dimensity 7200, however, provides a difference balance of power-efficiency and performance, opting instead for an array of Armv9 CPUs, including two Cortex-A715 high-performance cores partnered with six energy-efficient cores in its octa-core CPU. This 4nm chip also includes advanced GPU, NPU and exceptional wireless connectivity speeds.

Mainstream: MediaTek Dimensity 6000 series

If you’re looking to jump from a 4G smartphone to one with a 5G processor inside, look out for the Dimensity 6000 series, such as the recently released Dimensity 6300, or entry Dimensity 6100, depending on your budget.

The Dimensity 6300 offers a competitive mix of octa-core CPU, highly capable GPU and ultra-fast 5G up to 3.3Gbps with MediaTek UltraSave 3.0+, and the capacity to support incredible, billion color FullHD+ displays with refresh rates up to 120Hz. Even photography fans won’t be disappointed with up to 108MP cameras supported, and exceptional video capture capabilities, even in low-light environments.

Discover the full range of Dimensity 5G processors, and find the capabilities that fit your needs >

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