Did you know that MediaTek's top Helio X10 chip comes in 3 versions: here are the differences

Did you know that MediaTek's top Helio X10 chip comes in 3 versions: here are the differences
Times are changing: while just last year, most top-end devices were running almost exclusively on Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips, these days, we have way more diversity with the extremely well-performing Exynos chips in Samsung Galaxies to the very affordable yet plenty powerful MediaTek chips.

It is the MediaTek silicon, however, that is bringing the real revolution when it comes to the most popular segment of the smartphone market: affordable smartphones. These are the phones that people buy the most, and hence - that make for the biggest change in the lives of millions.

The latest example of the shocking affordability of MediaTek-powered devices is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 - a phone made for China and carrying the MediaTek Helio X10 system chip. This top-of-the-line MediaTek SoC is found in the $600+ HTC One M9 Plus, but now it can also be bought with the Redmi Note 2 that costs just $125 (MSRP in China).

But did you know that there are three distinct version of the Helio X10 and they do differ slightly? We have rounded up these differences right below.

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21 Comments

1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Hmm they lack DDR4 support....

4. MSi_GS70 unregistered

so what now? u stupidly see higher number and thinks it is lack.. naive

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm pretty sure if given the choice of a Rolex vs a $5 watch, everyone would pick a Rolex.

14. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

depends who's paying

15. Shubham412302

Posts: 586; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

but everyone cant buy a rolex

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm pretty sure if given the choice of a Rolex vs a $5 watch, everyone would pick a Rolex.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'm pretty sure if given the choice of a Rolex vs a $5 watch, everyone would pick a Rolex.

12. bambamboogy02

Posts: 841; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

When an upgraded hardware can be implemented, but lacks support, it's a little disheartening. I believe that was the point of Carl3000's post. I share his sentiments about lack of LPDDR4 support. It would be better if it could take advantage of the latest tech advancements; Don't get me wrong, 4GB of LPDDR3 is still good.

2. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Thanks for this article, I have been looking for this answer.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

G6200!!!! Are they insane? Iphone 5s uses a better GPU, and that's a 2013 phone.

5. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Yeah.. There we go again Mediatek.. How don't you win the Guinness book record for the worst GPU choices in the industry is beyond me!

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I agree but for 125$ you cant really be mad over this. In x20 they will be using mali t880 which is way better than this.

11. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

MP2 I bet

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well there isnt any official info but im thinking more like MP4 or MP6.

19. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$125? what about HTC M9 plus? lol wish xiaomi make another sub $200 phone with x20 next year

16. MSi_GS70 unregistered

gpu is not important as drains batt. fast

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

A newer, more efficient GPU drains less battery for the same task as compared to a slow one.

7. carlemillward unregistered

Midrange SoC, a good competitor for SD615.

17. AZNHA unregistered

xperia m5 c:

20. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Which CPU would you choose the SD801 or the Helio???

21. nkpat04

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Helio

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