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Snapdragon 450 vs MediaTek MT6753

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (with Adreno 506 graphics) and MediaTek MT6753 (Mali T720 MP3). 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 450
  • Performs 3.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 2-years and 4-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (14 versus 28 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for MediaTek
  • 38% higher CPU clock speed (1800 vs 1300 MHz)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 11.1
Pros of MediaTek MT6753
  • Higher GPU frequency (~8%)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 450 and MediaTek MT6753


Architecture 8x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A53 8x 1.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 1800 MHz 1300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 28 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 1 billion
TDP 3 W -


GPU name Adreno 506 Mali T720 MP3
Architecture Adreno 500 Midgard
GPU frequency 600-650 MHz 700 MHz
Execution units 1 3
Shading units 96 48
FLOPS 124 Gigaflops 36 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.0 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 11.1 11


Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR3
Memory frequency 933 MHz 800 MHz
Bus 1x 32 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 7.46 Gbit/s -
Max size 4 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 21MP, 2x 13MP 1x 16MP
Video capture 1K at 60FPS 1K at 30FPS
Video playback 1080p at 60FPS 1080p at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X9 -
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 5
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 4
Bluetooth 4.1 4.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS


Announced June 2017 March 2015
Class Low end Mid range
Model number SDM450 MT6753
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 official site MediaTek MT6753 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
4 (66.7%)
2 (33.3%)
Total votes: 6


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