The 2024 smartphone processor landscape presents fierce competition among Snapdragon, Mediatek, Apple Bionic, and Exynos. Snapdragon’s 8th Gen 3 leads with top-notch performance, stability, and advanced features, making it a flagship choice. Meanwhile, Mediatek’s Dimensity series strives to challenge Snapdragon, boasting on-paper superiority but facing real-world performance gaps. Apple’s A17 Pro Bionic stands out with its 3nm technology, emphasizing stability, battery life, and groundbreaking gaming features, although it remains exclusive to iPhones. Samsung’s Exynos, particularly the 2400, marks a significant improvement, addressing historical issues like overheating and offering competitive performance. Each processor family caters to distinct market segments, with Snapdragon leading the flagship domain, Mediatek excelling in mid-range options, Apple prioritizing its ecosystem, and Exynos showcasing improvements for a potential comeback in 2024. The ongoing processor evolution signifies a dynamic era in mobile technology, promising diverse options and enhanced capabilities for smartphone enthusiasts.
Snapdragon vs Mediatek vs Apple Bionic vs Exynos in 2024
Snapdragon, Mediatek, Apple’s Bionic, and Exynos processors. But which one can be a better chip for your phone in 2024, and which company is doing what kind of work? Let’s find out.
First of all, we will talk about Snapdragon because the new processor of Snapdragon, Snapdragon 8th Gen, has already entered the phone market. It started with iQOO 12 and, before seeing Galaxy S24 Ultra, which has Snapdragon and Galaxy, which is a special chip – a little advanced version Qualcomm has made for Samsung, which is a little overclocked. This is because Samsung and Qualcomm’s deal was for 3 years. So last year it was Snapdragon for Galaxy, and this year too. And next year, it will be Snapdragon for Galaxy. With this, you can find out that Qualcomm is still going to leave everything about Snapdragon for another year.
Talking about it, the special thing about Snapdragon’s processor is that it gives very good performance, and provides stability. If you want to buy a flagship-level phone in Android and you want flagship performance, there can’t be a better processor than Snapdragon, especially if we talk about 8th Gen 3.
Along with this, the special thing about Snapdragon’s processor is not just performance. The image signal is worked on the processor because of which the output of the images works. Along with this, the best 5G modems that you will get to see are in Qualcomm’s flagship processor. One of the core features that we got to see this year is AI, and from now on, from Galaxy S24 Ultra, you have started seeing some things of AI. However, some things are still inside the phone, and some things are outside the phone. But AI is such a domain where Qualcomm is still working and has started to improve the AI features.
So, let’s talk about Snapdragon’s 8th Gen 3. But what will be left? Look, if we talk about it especially, you will also get to see last year’s 8th Gen 2 in this year’s phones. It is already coming in OnePlus 12R and in the upcoming iQOO Neo 9 Pro, Snapdragon’s 8th Gen 2 is also there, which is a very good processor according to me. Of all the processors available in the market, there is a very solid choice in them. As I said, it is a flagship processor of last year, so you will get to see ISPs, Modems, etc. But do you know where is the problem with Snapdragon? The processors of 7 series and 6 series in between, are not able to show wonders on the wall, especially, let’s talk about Snapdragon’s 7th Gen 2.
Look, the 7th Gen 2 is an amazing processor, but the sad thing is that it came on the market in just one phone. And its performance was meeting Snapdragon’s 8th Gen 1 to some extent. Even the latest 7th Gen 3 has been launched, that too below 7th Gen 2. And the latest 7th Gen 2 that you have seen, you can understand it here. Big brother of Snapdragon 778G. Qualcomm has confused the lineup a little that every time there is a new number, a new processor, will it be better than the old one? This is not always necessary. Even the thing gets a little confusing when only 6th Gen 1 comes here. Even with a 6th Gen 1 processor, if the phone comes here shortly, it can come, but its range can be around 20,000. And there is a Snapdragon 4th Gen 1 for Rs 15,000. You get to see some of its cheap phones here. In general, the budget processors, don’t look that solid. The fun it gives in the flagship, that’s why the budget and mid-range processors are a little missing from there.
But the same story changes here with MediaTek. The opposite is the case with MediaTek. MediaTek always tries to fight with Snapdragon. And this time Dimensity also thought about it in 1900 that we will kill Snapdragon in this processor. The thing would have been right. This time they are using the fast-performance core AI technology built 5G modem and ISP. It works everywhere. But still, I want to say that on paper, this processor is better than Snapdragon. But when compared to the real world, then this processor will be a little behind.
The thing with MediaTek here is that because of more performance this time, battery life is a sacrifice. So if you see any phone here with Dimensity 9300, the company will give you a bigger battery inside it because they know that the battery drain is more here. And you can also assume that you will not get to see many phones in the market with Dimensity 9300. What will you get to see? A Vivo phone will come. An Oppo phone will come. Other than this, other companies will not be after it. But when it comes to mid-range processors, Dimensity 8000 series, and 7000 series, the story is quite good there. There, those processors are such that can fight with Snapdragon’s processor, which has been recently launched. Dimensity 8300 Ultra, its performance meets the A plus Gen 1 to some extent. Such Dimensity 7200 within 30,000 rupees, a good processor. You have Dimensity 7050, 7080. You can cover a range of 20,000 to 25,000. And in under 20,000, you can see Dimensity 6100 Plus. In total, MediaTek has changed the naming scheme of Dimensity where Dimensity 700, 800, and 900 used to come from. Now what will you do? The budget series will start from 6000 above and you will get to see less than 15,000. But they did a good job with 5G capabilities, and ISP, they worked on all of them. That’s why even below 15,000 if you look at the phone of MediaTek Dimensity, then you can see a good 5G performance in it. Where Qualcomm makes a confusing lineup that some processors are good, and some processors are bad, MediaTek has kept some simplification. Some old processors have been rebranded in the 6000 series. Changed a few things but speaking created a good portfolio. With the mid-range work there, MediaTek has beaten Qualcomm very well. Due to this MediaTek’s market share in the smartphone space in India has become more. But talking about the improvement that can still be done, that can be in the flagship category. MediaTek is trying a lot in the flagship but still couldn’t do that standard match.
I would like to talk about Apple’s A17 Pro Bionic.
Apple’s story was very different. They recently introduced A17 Pro Bionic in iPhone 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max with 3nm. And all the flagship processors that we have seen MediaTek Dimensity 9900 or Snapdragon 8Gen3 all of these are based on 4nm technology. Because the 3nm processor is 80% of its stock, Apple took it for itself. Now for that, the iPhone processor will come and will be made for MacBook. But that thing came to Apple, and the thing doesn’t end here. The 2nm that will come in the upcoming 2025, that too, first of all, you will get to see from Apple. Although Apple’s processor on paper lags behind Snapdragon. Even in the benchmarking result, I have seen that the A17 Pro Bionic still lags behind Apple’s iPhone. Apple knows that it runs for a long time and it needs stability in its phone. A good battery backup is also available and gets stable performance. That’s why it goes above it. When it comes to performance. So they have worked on ray tracing here. A lot of console games are running on the iPhone. But the simple thing is Apple Bionic is good. And it will keep making processors there. But if you want to use it, then you will have to buy an iPhone. Without the iPhone, you may not be able to use it. Anyway, Apple is doing very well. Doing a good job in its place. And all the other companies. They are competing with Apple in benchmarking. At least. If you compete in other places too. That’s a good thing. But now I am going to talk to you.
That of Samsung Exynos. Look, Samsung’s Exynos had the same problem since childhood. It had overheating. With it, the battery drain was more. Gaming was also fine. The performance was not very special. But this year in Exynos 2400, things have changed a lot. Reports are coming this time that there is not much overheating. The battery drain has been controlled. On top of that, the performance is also of the level that you expect from Snapdragon. On top of that, the AI features in Snapdragon, and some such things have also been built by Exynos. And it doesn’t end here. Here AMD’s Eclipse GPU that is being seen in Exynos which has also improved gaming performance. And the ray tracing games that come. It is also better than 8th Gen 3. Exynos is not the same as before. And there is an improvement in it. But it is still very fast. Because we are only looking at 2400 because a long time before this Exynos has not been in Samsung’s flagship for the last 2 years. Reintroduced again in the hope that Exynos can run here this time and fix a lot of problems. Although it is to be seen Samsung’s budget and mid-range phones in which Exynos comes. If there is such an improvement there too, it will be a very good thing.
But if we talk overall, what comes in which place? Look, if we talk about the flagship. So I will still say that Snapdragon will be better. Exynos will be a little behind. And I am talking overall. But still, there may be a comeback for Exynos here in 2024. We will be able to talk more about it when a lot of its phones come to the market. Become very popular. But at the moment, if I have to place Samsung somewhere here. I would like to put Snapdragon at the top 8th Gen 3. Then Dimensity 9300. And after that, I would like to keep the Exynos 2400 here. If we talk overall. So this is a step of mobile phone SoC in today’s time. There is a change in the processor of the smartphone. And this year we will hear more about the new processor. But why don’t you guys comment below? Which processor is in your phone? Thank you. I will hear you in the next one. Goodbye.