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Snapdragon 425 vs MediaTek MT6753

We compared the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (Adreno 308) with the older 8-core MediaTek MT6753 (Mali T720 MP3) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


General comparison of performance, power consumption and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for MediaTek
  • Announced later
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (1400 vs 1300 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek MT6753
  • Has 4 cores more
  • Performs 50% better in floating-point computations
  • Higher GPU frequency (~40%)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 425 and MediaTek MT6753


Architecture 4x 1.4 GHz – Cortex-A53 8x 1.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 4 8
Frequency 1400 MHz 1300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
Process 28 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 1 billion 1 billion


GPU name Adreno 308 Mali T720 MP3
Architecture Adreno 300 Midgard
GPU frequency 500 MHz 700 MHz
Cores - 3
Number of ALUs 24 -
FLOPS 24 Gigaflops 36 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 1.2 1.2
DirectX version 11 11


Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 667 MHz 800 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 5.34 Gbit/s -
Max size 4 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) No No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 16MP 1x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 30FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X6 -
4G support LTE Cat. 5 LTE Cat. 5
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 75 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 4.1 4.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS


Announced February 2016 March 2015
Class Low end Mid range
Model number MSM8917 MT6753
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 official site MediaTek MT6753 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
4 (44.4%)
5 (55.6%)
Total votes: 9


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