Is MediaTek Processor Good for Long-Term?

Abhishek Kumar
4 min readOct 22, 2021

While buying a MediaTek-powered smartphone, if you have questions like “Is MediaTek Processor Good for Long-Term?”, you can always expect the answer to be a yes in the current scenario.

As of now, we mainly look at the chipsets when buying smartphones but forget that these processors not only exists in our smartphones but almost every digital gadget like our tablets, laptops, computers, wi-fi routers, smartwatches, smart speakers, smart earphones, and headphones, almost all kinds of Alexa devices, smart lighting, smart electrical appliances, and many other such things.

Did you know that all these gadgets too have MediaTek chipsets in them?

But when you care about smartphones and tend to know if a MediaTek processor is good for long-term usage, my answer to this query would be an affirmative. MediaTek processors in the present generation are extremely good for long-term usage, whether you buy a smartphone or any other gadget.

How is MediaTek processor good for long-term usage?

Here are some of the reasons which could convince you about the longevity of the MediaTek-powered smartphones:

They Exist in Low Sizes

Some time back, 12nm smartphone chipsets were a normal thing in the market. However, 7nm and 6nm chipsets are the new normal and this change was made popular by the MediaTek chipsets.

While all the MediaTek 5G processors exist in sizes 7nm or less, there are quite a few 6nm MediaTek chipsets as well. And you already know that less size of a chipset denotes less heating, less battery consumption, and more power to the device.

Besides, MediaTek is in process of unveiling its 4nm chipset, that is MediaTek Dimensity 2000 processor soon, which is expected to be more powerful than the 4nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 chipset.

So if someone asks a question such as “Why is MediaTek better than Snapdragon?” in the future, you would have an answer to your question.

They Have Overcome Heating Issues

Before moving any forward, could you tell me a piece of mechanical equipment or an electrical appliance that does not heat even a bit?

Well, there are none.

Heating is an innate property of any appliance and this is natural because any form of energy gets converted to heat energy.

So there would always be some heating even in smartphones and chipsets like Snapdragon 888 turn aggressively heated when you play games on such smartphones.

However, whether by lowering the size of the chipset or with cooling features, MediaTek processors have exercised control over their heating issues and you would find only normal heating in the MediaTek-powered devices.

And if you do not believe this, use any of the latest MediaTek 5G chipset and you would know the difference between the past and the present.

They Share the Resource Architecture As Well

When you ask people questions such as “Why is MediaTek bad?”, the #1 answer they would offer is the lack of source codes for the chipsets. Well, this one of your issues has also been resolved by MediaTek and when you buy a MediaTek 5G chipset, you can get access to the source code as well.

So if you are looking to flash a custom ROM in a mediate-powered device, you can do it easily without any hassles due to the open-source architecture of the Mediatek chipsets.

These are some of the major reasons why the MediaTek processor is good for long-term usage. People usually ask questions that “Is Mediatek good for gaming needs?” or “Is MediaTek good enough for smartphones?” and I tell them that the times have changed.

Nowadays, you should not go with just the brand name. In fact, you should look at the features of the chipsets and then deem a chipset good or bad. What do you think?



Abhishek Kumar

A Passionate Writer with love for Technology. I love discovering new gadgets and writing about smartphones. However, do not let technology take away your sleep.