Which processor is the best Snapdragon or Dimensity?


Last year’s Dimensity 8100 was very popular, and many reviewers thought it was the best-performing Android processor at that time, even surpassing the Snapdragon 8 first Gen and Dimensity 9000, because the latter two had high power consumption and often trigger temperature control strategies, frequency reduction, and heat generation occur from time to time.

To be honest, the performance of Dimensity 8100 is not very strong, as the level of Snapdragon 888, but it has low power consumption, very good energy efficiency, and continuous stable output. The smartphone equipped with this processor has very low heat generation and the actual performance is very good.

It has to be said that in the first half of 2022, the performance of Qualcomm Snapdragon is not as good as Dimensity, because it has made huge mistakes in the balance of performance and power consumption.

But now everyone has seen a new phenomenon. After the release of Snapdragon 8+ and Snapdragon 8 second Gen, Dimensity seemed to disappear. Qualcomm regained the dominance of chips in the Android camp. The new popular models in 2023 of them use Qualcomm processors.

Now the latest situation is this: Snapdragon 8 second Gen completely suppressed Dimensity 9200, Snapdragon 8+ completely suppressed Dimensity 9000 and Dimensity 8200, and Snapdragon also made a second-generation Snapdragon 7+, which The performance of Dimensity 8200 is also better than that of Dimensity 8200, and the price of mobile phones equipped with this processor has even dropped a lot.

Why is the Dimensity processor not as good as the Snapdragon processor?

In fact, the difference between them is basically not at the performance level. For a long time, Dimensity processors have had four major defects:

Memory delay

Whether it is Dimensity 9000 or Dimensity 9200, without human intervention in DDR OPP, its memory latency is higher than that of Snapdragon. For some games that mainly consume CPU performance, their experience will decline. In contrast, Snapdragon does not have this problem.

Video decoding performance

Many users know that the video decoding performance of the Dimensity processor is poor. When watching a video, the power consumption of the model equipped with the Dimensity processor is higher than that of the Snapdragon model. The well-received Dimensity 8100 does not support hard decoding of videos with resolutions above 4K.

Camera algorithm

A very heart-wrenching fact is that the camera algorithms of smartphone manufacturers are based on Qualcomm platform models. Although they also have some mobile phones equipped with Dimensity processors and very powerful CMOS, the camera effect still not works, the typical one is the Mi 12 Pro Dimensity version. When it comes to camera algorithm optimization, most of them don’t care about Dimensity.

The only exception is that Vivo and Dimensity have a relatively deep cooperative relationship. Although some of its flagships are equipped with Dimensity processors, the actual camera performance is not bad, such as the vivo X80 and vivo X90, because vivo really optimizes them carefully.

Word-of-mouth issues

Although the performance of Dimensity 8100 is good, the impression of Dimensity may not be very good for a long time. For a long time, Dimensity has dealt with Devices used in some low-end mobile phones, but Qualcomm firmly occupies the high-end camp, and everyone will think that it is much more powerful.

In fact, today’s Dimensity 8200 and Dimensity 9200 are actually performing well, but it is a pity that they have encountered stronger opponents. After fully switching to TSMC technology, Qualcomm’s chances of overturning are much lower and will last a long time.

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