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List of Tablet and Mobile Processors

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In this developing world, almost everyone has a smartphone or a tablet device. We all love such devices as they enable us to stay connected. Even people without smartphones have the urge to buy one. What is the first thing you would ask for on your smartphone? Certainly, its performance. We need our devices to perform better. In these modern times, we spend most of our time with our devices (like smartphones, tablets, iPads, etc.).  These devices can finish most of our business. The processing speed of our device should be good for that. For this, the main thing to consider is the processor of our smartphone.

List of Tablet and Mobile Processors

List of Tablet and Mobile Processors

You might have many questions before choosing an ideal processor. Some of them may be:

  1. What are some of the best processors for smartphones and tablets?
  2. What are some of the fastest mobile processors?
  3. What is good processing speed?
  4. What are some of the good-performing tablets and smartphones?

Read the full article to discover the answers by yourself. This can help you choose a good smartphone.

Advantages of a high-performance processor:

  • Performs simple tasks more quickly
  • Performs well even for demanding applications
  • Multitasking capabilities
  • High-quality gaming experience

Multiple Core Processors

Nowadays, most of our devices contain Octa-core or Quad-core processors.  The most important component is the core that reads and performs operations on data. Devices started with single-core processors. Later on, engineers produced powerful processors by including more cores in a single device. This introduced dual-core devices. Then Quad-core processors (four cores) thus emerged. Today there are Hexa-core (six cores) and Octa-core (eight cores) processors for tablets and mobile devices.

Advantages of Multiple Cores

If your system has many cores, it can split the work you’re requesting your device to do. So, the advantage is that your applications perform faster on your gadget. You can capture HD (high-definition) photographs and videos and smoothly play them if your device has a good processor.

Is an Octa-core processor twice as powerful as a Quad-core one?

No, an Octa-core processor is not always quicker than a Quad-core processor. This is true only when it runs an application that utilizes its capacities or when you’re performing multiple tasks. For instance, one core might be working when you are surfing the web while another is on hold. When a call comes in, the standby core gets the chance to work. Both your browsing and your call proceed effortlessly by the use of multiple cores. Nowadays, many apps take advantage of multiple cores and perform better.  But the actual speed depends on the memory, the graphic processor, and the operating system of your device.

Processors used in Smartphones and Tablets

1. Qualcomm Snapdragon

It is a US-based organization. Qualcomm was the primary brand that presented CDMA innovation in the market. It manufactures processors for mobile gadgets, satellite telephones, and so forth. It is generally known for its Snapdragon brand, which manufactures portable processors and LTE modems.

Qualcomm first attained fame and strength after it released the initial 1 GHz processor. At that time, most cell phones had just 512 MHz processing speed. Want the ultimate experience? Choose a Snapdragon smartphone.

Presently, Snapdragon processors come under four series.

Qualcomm 200 Series:

  • Qualcomm 205

Qualcomm 400 Series:

  • Snapdragon 427
  • Snapdragon 430
  • Snapdragon 435
  • Snapdragon 450

Qualcomm 600 Series:

  • Snapdragon 625
  • Snapdragon 626
  • Snapdragon 630
  • Snapdragon 636
  • Snapdragon 650
  • Snapdragon 652
  • Snapdragon 653
  • Snapdragon 660

Qualcomm 800 Series:

  • Snapdragon 820
  • Snapdragon 821
  • Snapdragon 835
  • Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon processors give a high-end performance. The processor can perform various tasks at the same time. They can also handle heavy processing, which is particularly useful for gaming. Besides, Snapdragon processors generate a minimal amount of heat. Usually, Snapdragon processors are greater in cost.

Snapdragon Phones:

a) Asus ROG Phone 2 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus)

  • RAM: 8GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB/1TB
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Display: 6.59 inch

b) OnePlus 7 Pro (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855)

  • RAM: 6GB/8GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Display: 6.67 inch

c) Sony Xperia Z4 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 810)

  • RAM: 6GB/8GB/12GB

2. Apple Processors

Apple does not make any microchips. They make deals with manufacturers. Mainly, Samsung and TSMC make uniquely assembled processors for Apple.

Series of Apple Processors:

iPhones, iPad, iPod contact, and Apple TV use the A series of Apple processors.

‘A’ series:

  • Apple A4
  • Apple A5
  • Apple A5X
  • Apple A6
  • Apple A6X
  • Apple A7
  • Apple A8
  • Apple A8X
  • Apple A9
  • Apple A9X
  • Apple A10 Fusion
  • Apple A10X Fusion
  • Apple A11 Bionic

Phones with Apple Processors:

a) iPhone 11 Pro (Apple A11 Bionic chip)

  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/256/512GB
  • Battery: 3,046 mAh
  • Display: 5.85-inch OLED Display

b) iPhone 8

  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 64/256GB
  • Battery: 1821 mAh
  • Display: 4.7 inch

c) iPhone XR (Apple A12 Bionic chip)

  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Battery: 2942 mAh
  • Display: 6.1 inch

Other Apple Processors

Apple also uses S series (for Apple watches), T series (TouchID sensors in MacBook Pro), W series (used in earphones and AirPods) processors.

3. Intel Processors

Intel is an American multinational company. It produces low power consumption and low cost 32 and 64-bit chips for cell phones and tablets under the name “Atom.”

Intel Atom processors are as of now in Atom X5 and X7 arrangement. These chips are 64-bit Quad-core processors with speeds from 1.6 GHz to 2.4 GHz.

Tablets such as Microsoft Surface, ASUS, Dell, Lenovo, HP use the most recent Atom processors. The ASUS ZenFone is the leading brand that uses the Atom processor. 12-inch Apple MacBooks and HP Chromebooks use Intel Core M processors.

4. Nvidia Processors

Nvidia Corporation is also an American-based organization. It works in making processors for gaming units and cell phones. Nvidia creates chips for cell phones, tablets, and cell phones under the brand Tegra.

Tegra X1 is one of the most advanced processors of Nvidia Tegra chips.

Tegra 4, Tegra 4i, and Tegra K1 – utilized in many smartphones and tablets.

Tegra 4 – Used in HP Slatebook, ASUS Transformer PAD, Xiaomi Mi3, Toshiba Excite, and so on.

Tegra 4i –Used in Blackphone.

Tegra K1 –Used in Google Nexus 9, Acer Chromebook (version 13 and 14).

Tegra processors

  • Tegra 1
  • Tegra 3
  • Tegra 4
  • Tegra 4i
  • Tegra K1
  • Tegra X1

5. MediaTek Processors

MediaTek is a Taiwanese semiconductor brand giving processors to cell phones and other electronic gadgets. The most recent MediaTek processor boasts up to 3 GHz speed. They come in a variety of cores, for example, Dual-Core (2 core), Quad-Core (4 core), Hexa-Core (6 core), and Deca-Core (10 core).

MediaTek Helio X20

The most recent processors from MediaTek for smartphones and tablets are Helio X20 and Helio X25. MediaTek processors are, for the most part, well known with Chinese makers. Xiaomi. Asus, Lenovo, Amazon Fire HD, and QMobile use MediaTek processors in their tablets.

Helio X30 and Helio X27 are Deca-core processors with two double core and a solitary, double core worked inside the processor.

6. HiSilicon

Huawei owns the processor brand HiSilicon. The organization is the biggest integrated circuit manufacturer in China.

HiSilicon Processors:

  • Kirin 620
  • Kirin 650
  • Kirin 910
  • Kirin 920
  • Kirin 930
  • Kirin 950
  • Kirin 960
  • K3V1
  • K3V2
  • K3V2E

Phones with HiSilicon

a) Huawei Mate 30 (HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G)

  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Display: 6.62 inch

b) Huawei P30 Pro (HiSilicon Kirin 980)

  • RAM: 6GB/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Display: 6.47 inch

7. Samsung Processors

Exynos is a brand of Samsung Electronics which makes processors dependent on an ARM design. If you want a power-packed performance, buy a smartphone with Exynos.

Exynos processors

  • Exynos 3 Single
  • Exynos 3250
  • Exynos 3470
  • Exynos 3475
  • Exynos 4210
  • Exynos 4212
  • Exynos 4415
  • Exynos 5250
  • Exynos 5260
  • Exynos 5410
  • Exynos 5420
  • Exynos 5422
  • Exynos 5430
  • Exynos 5433
  • Exynos 5800
  • Exynos 7420
  • Exynos 7570
  • Exynos 7580
  • Exynos 7650
  • Exynos 7870
  • Exynos 7880
  • Exynos 8890
  • Exynos 8895

Phones with Exynos

a) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Exynos 9820)

  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB/1TB
  • Battery: 4100 mAh
  • Display: 6.8 inch

b) Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Exynos 9825)

  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Battery: 4300 mAh
  • Display: 6.8 inch

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge use Exynos 7420, an Octa-core processor.

Samsung now utilizes both Exynos and Qualcomm models for their devices. Samsung S7 and S7 Edge use both Exynos and Qualcomm.

8895 is one of the newest processors in the Exynos 8 series. The processor has an Octa-Core capable of running at 2.3 GHz speed. The processor supports 3D gaming and 4K UHD (Ultra-High-Definition). Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones use Exynos 8 Octa 8895.

Make a good choice!

Have you gone through the entire article? That’s great! Now it is time that you make a good choice and buy a great phone. Also, remember that the performance is also based on the RAM, GPU, and operating system.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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