Do you own a MediaTek-based device? (poll results)

Do you own a MediaTek-based device? (poll results)
On Monday, we asked you point-blank — do you own a MediaTek device? Many of you spoke up and thousands voted. The results are now in, and voting is closed.

A quarter (24.43%) of participants indicate that they own a MediaTek device, which is a significant number, especially since an additional 7.04% say they own several. On the other end of the spectrum, we've got 64.63% saying they don't own any MediaTek-based gadgets, while 3.9% of voters don't really know if theirs is a MediaTek device or something else.

The above split seems to reflect the position of the active part of the western communities as a whole — the majority shoot down MediaTek as a poor's man Snapdragon processor, while the rest seem to understand the value proposition well. We tend to side with the latter group, as while we understand why 'prosumers' prefer to avoid the brand when buying top-of-the-line devices, MediaTek is really mostly focused on the lower to mid range markets, where its silicon seems unbeatable in price. Dominating those segments of the market have allowed MediaTek to continue improving, and nowadays we even have some solid chips that are not far behind the best in the business. It'll be interesting to re-visit this topic a year or two down the line. Until then, here's the proof:

Do you own a MediaTek-based device?

I own a MediaTek-based device
I own several MediaTek-based devices
I don't own any MediaTek-based devices
I don't know



1. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

In Kenya mediaTek is very popular. I own Tecno phantom z(Africa exclusive) based on mediaTek. Fluid experience.

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2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Nope, doubt I ever will own one either. Right now it is a snapdragon 801 for me.

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I own SD800 device (Gionee E7) since more than 1.5 years and still I don't find it outdated. It's coping very well with new apps and games and they also updated build to 4.1.1 KK. In past I've had two MediaTek devices (MMX Canvas 2 and Canvas HD). I don't really remember how they compared with equivalent Snapdragons of their generation but they served me well.

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I have a SD 600 device and it runs very well

6. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

in real life and with good software optimization even the sd400 is more than enough 3 years cpu like s4 pro for example can offer a great performance

7. bmarqa

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

I owned few products which was fired by MTK MTK are good lately Reliablity are counted for. MTK is one of a hell good stuff. Served me good Same things as we talk about iPhone vs any Chinese high end phone. Those prefer "named" will get name an appriciation Those who prefer reliablity will get that. To me I dont fancy iPhone at all. Those who owned them was being cheated

8. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I do own a lot of MTK based phones. They offer good performance for the value

9. bmarqa

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

200+ USD MTK SmartPhone way mucch better than 900+ USD iPhone.

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