Today, Lenovo has announced Lenovo K8 Note featuring MediaTek Helio X23 (MT6797D) processor and become the world’s first phone to adopt this chipset. In the given price range, it directly competes with some Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 powered devices included Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Asus Zenfone 3 and even Lenovo’s own P2. In this article, we will be comparing both MediaTek Helio X23 vs Snapdragon 625 chipsets putting aside on side by side specs. So without any further ado, let’s get started:



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MediaTek Helio X23 vs Snapdragon 625

 Helio X23 (MT6797D)Snapdragon 625
CPUDeca-core 64-bit
4 x 1.4GHz Cortex-A53
4 x 1.8GHz Cortex-A53
2 x 2.3GHz Cortex-A72
Octa-core 64-bit
ARM 8 x 2.0GHz Cortex A53
GPUMali-T880 MP4Adreno 506
Process20nm14nm
MemoryLPDDR3 up to 4GB RAM (800 MHz)
eMMC 5.1 storage
LPDDR3 RAM (933 MHz)
eMMC 5.1 storage
Cameraup to 32MP
Dual ISP
Up to 24 MP camera
Dual ISP
Display2560 x 1600 WQXGA1080p Full HD
Quick ChargingYesYes, Quick Charge 3.0
LTECat6
300Mbps download
50Mbps upload
LTE X9 Modem
Cat7
300Mbps download, 150Mbps upload
ANTUTU Score90k-95K60-65K

The MediaTek Helio X23 employs Tri-cluster, deca-core (4 x 1.4GHz A53 + 4 x 1.8GHz A53, 2 x 2.3GHz A72) 64-bit CPU clocked at 2.3GHz whereas Snapdragon 625 is a high power efficient chip with octa-core (8 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 cores) CPU based on 14nm architecture. On another side, Helio X23 uses 20nm process which is not that great as SD625, but still a good option. The GPU on X23 is Mali-T880 MP4 and Adreno 506 on SD625.

Both the platforms are using LPDDR3 RAM with eMMC 5.1 storage; where it is limited to max. 4GB on Helio X23, but SD625 has no limit. In the camera department, both have capabilities to bear dual camera setup, up to 32MP on X23 and Up to 24 MP on SD660 SD625. When it comes to Quick charge support, both have no problem with it unless manufacturer locks it to save some money. The device with X23 can bring the resolution up to WQXGA (2560 x 1600), unfortunately not the case with SD625. The Snapdragon 625 powered devices are restricted to max. Full HD display.

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Conclusion

Both the chipsets have their own pros and cons. The Helio X23 has a powerful CPU which is not the case with Snapdragon 625, but Adreno 506 GPU used on SD625 is a better pick when it comes to graphical performance. All in all, Snapdragon 625 is not as strong as X23, but all around a balanced chip. Definitely, Helio X23 looks good enough at least on paper, but we have to test lot more in different conditions. What do you think? Let us know in below comment section!

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  1. Hello I need the comparison between the (2.5 GHz, Octa Core, Mediatek MT6757 Helio P25 Processor ) of Lenovo K 8 plus and the (2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 Processor) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 . So please can you explain me the difference.
    Thanks

    • If only performance matters to you, Moto Z is available their around 20-21k on Flipkart. However, the device is one year old but still provides a good value, and performance of Snapdragon 820 is still way better than Snapdragon 625-30 or any other chipset available in the given price bracket. If you want to go with the latest smartphone, I would suggest you to for Xiaomi Mi A1, that is available at Rs. 14,999 on Flipkart either.

      • And to clarify, there is nothing best in the smartphone industry. There is always some pros and cons of every single smartphone, even if you buy any premium grade smartphone. It depends upon to you are what you looking for.

        • Sorry! the offer has ended now. Wait for Diwali or Dusshera deal, you would be getting some good deals on specific smartphones. If you can’t wait, my preference is for Xiaomi A1 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • but G5s battery is 3000 but in k8 its 4000
        n camera in G5s 12 mp back + 5 mp front but in k8 13/5 dual back camera +8 mp selfie camera
        n os in g5 7 bt in k8 7.1
        so plzzz tell nw which is the best n why

        • Moto G5s Plus way better than Lenovo K8 in terms of camera. Higher megapixels never means that it is better than the lower one, indeed, there are multiple things that make the camera a great performer such as batter optimised ISP, sensor etc. Regarding the battery, definitely, it is a weak point for moto g5s Plus and don’t worry about Android 7.0, because soon both will be updated to Android Oreo as the company promised. In fact, Motorola is a subsidiary of Lenovo; therefore it should follow the same pattern to provide latest updates.

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