Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 v Snapdragon 212 v MediaTek MT6737: quick comparison

Qualcomm is the leading chipset manufacturer when it comes to smartphones. In fact, the company’s Snapdragon chipsets are found in smartphones, smartwatches, and what not. For smartphones, the company has the 2xx series for entry-level budget smartphones. The Snapdragon 212 has been a widely used chipset from the company. However, it might amuse you to know that the chipset was launched all the way back in 2015. Clearly, an update has been long overdue. And guess what, it is finally here. Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 215 SoC, their first 64-bit chipset in the entry-level segment. So, how does it fare off against its competitors? Let’s find out.

Also read: Qualcomm’s new entry-level chipset, Snapdragon 215 announced

Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 v Snapdragon 212 v MediaTek MT6737: quick comparison

  Snapdragon 215 Snapdragon 212 MediaTek MT6737
Architecture 28nm 28nm 28nm
CPU Architecture 64-bit 32-bit 32-bit
CPU 4x ARM Cortex A53 @1.3GHz 4x ARM Cortex A7 @1.3 GHz 4x ARM-A53 @ 1.1-1.3GHz
GPU Adreno 308 GPU Adreno 304 GPU Arm Mali-T720
Single Camera 13MP 8MP 13MP
Dual Camera 8MP N/A N/A
Max Display Resolution 1560×720 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Devices TBD Nokia 2 Nokia 1, Moto E4

Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 v Snapdragon 212 v MediaTek MT6737: a clear winner

The above table clearly shows how massive of an upgrade the Snapdragon 215 is over the Snapdragon 212. It even manages to easily beat the MediaTek MT67367. The Snapdragon 215 is the first 64-bit processor in this price segment. It is still based on the 28nm architecture, and still features a quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz. However, the Cortex A53 is way more powerful than the Cortex A7 as well as the ARM-A53. In terms of the GPU, the Adreno 308, while not a massive leap, is still an improvement over the aging Adreno 304 and the Mali-T720. Additionally, the Snapdragon 215 is the first processor in this segment that comes with support for Dual ISP or dual cameras up to 8MP. Lastly, owing to the modern trend of higher aspect ratio, the Snapdragon 215 comes with a max display resolution of 1560×720 (HD+).

Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 devices

So far, there is no word as to when we will get to see devices featuring Qualcomm’s latest entry-level budget smartphone. However, Qualcomm notes that the 64-bit support for the apps will be coming starting 1st August. As such, we expect the devices to come around the same time as well. Nonetheless, stay tuned to Mr. Phone, as we will update you as and when a new device with the Snapdragon 215 pops up.

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