First benchmarks of new quad-core MT6589T chip surface, beats HTC One X

First benchmarks of new quad-core MT6589T chip surface, beats HTC One X
MediaTek is all the rage in chips recently after the company introduced its quad-core MT6589 chip a few months ago. Since then, there has been a boom of mostly Chinese made smartphones adopting that extremely affordable yet powerful chip, but for the first time it also got the attention of the big phone makers like Sony.

And now MediaTek steps up performance with the Turbo edition of the same chip squeezing out even better performance - the MT6589T. The new chip will arrive in a bunch of handsets getting released over the next couple of months but now the first benchmarks have surfaced and they are impressive.

The MT6589T-powerd UMi X2 Turbo is one of the most anticipated devices in China, and it scored a very good 14 525 on AnTuTu.


It actually appears to have beaten the Google Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 tablets in terms of performance, and that’s quite an achievement for a device that will be sold at a very affordable price.

Looking at the Galaxy S III score of around 16 000 to 17 000, the Umi device approaches it closely. And on Quadrant it even beats last year’s HTC One X. Not bad at all, is it?

source: GizChina

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16 Comments

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

While I was still on ics a few days ago I got a total quadrant of 4789 but after updating to jb recently on my one x, I used quadrant again then got a total of 6351

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

HTC One X Jelly Bean scores 6K plus

8. amolkhedkar7

Posts: 2; Member since: May 15, 2011

that device has a 1080p screen and scoring that score having a screen resolution like that, is really great!!!!!!!! that device is really affordable, not like HTC one X >>>>

6. Johnabis

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

RK3188 from rockchip is more powerful. It's in the Cube u30gt2. I have that tablet and its very fast and under $300. I'm happy with it. I wish phonearena did more stories on powerful Chinese tablets.

10. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

That one is 28nm quads paired with quad-Mali 400. I believe the RK3188 can score 18k on Antutu.

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

That doesnt count for s**t if your CPU score is lower tbh.

9. papss unregistered

I stopped reading after Chinese was mentioned.. So its still a good bit behind it seems, if its not close to the top I couldn't care less

12. taikucing unregistered

And the phone that uses this chip will probably cost under $300.. I'm happy with my dual core phone that has mediatek CPU inside it, Lenovo A800 for under $180.. And its score is close to any dual core Samsung phones. At the same price, If I buy Samsung or Sony, I only get sh**ty single core CPU, sh**ty TFT LCD & lower battery capacity. Mediatek isn't Chinese company, but Taiwanese.. You underestimate Taiwan? It means you underestimate TSMC & HTC.

11. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

My stock 4.1.1 One X (msm8960) scored 6375...Also...did anyone noticed terrible 2d score of MT6589T? It reads 121...I guess!!!

13. hisaak

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

Not bad, but still it just makes brand new chip on par with almost two years old chips from Nvidia and Qualcomm.

14. true1984

Posts: 864; Member since: May 23, 2012

Yeah that's on the same level as my evo 4G lte

15. b1acktiger

Posts: 223; Member since: May 19, 2012

That benchmark score was tested when One X was launched, After the update it was jumped to 6300+. Why you hiding the facts ?

16. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

technically, its a taiwanese company! :)

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