What is the processor and which is the best processor for mobile phones in 2020?

As we all know the processor is like the mind of mobile phones. The fastest processor in mobile is an important part of any device. But do you know what is a processor or which one is the fastest one? Well no! don’t worry I will try to explain to you.

So lets started and firstly I will tell you what is processor.

What is the processor?

A processor is responsible for performing the arithmetical, logical, I/O, and other basic instructions. Most other processes are dependent on the operations of a processor.

When we run any application, how much time it takes to run, depends on the processor speed. If the fastest processor in fast enough and it is good and well build no doubt your device gives you an incredible speed. So, the faster is the processor in a mobile phone…. better is the performance of your smartphone. Now I hope you got some idea of what is a processor.

What is microprocessor?

Attributes to be considered while buying any processor

The primary attributes of any smartphone processor which contribute to the smartness of your phone are as follows:

1. Core architectures

CPU cores on a chipset are generally referred to as just cores of processors. Earlier in ’90s single-core are used in devices but nowadays multi-core processors are ruling on mostly all devices and are more popular as their availability has become increasingly common and software has been designed to utilize multi-core technology. From dual-core to octa-core processors, there are many options to choose from.

Most of the latest processors like MediaTek Helio G90T, Snapdragon 730, and MediaTek Dimensity 1000 are octa-core chipsets that have 8 different cores to process the commands. However, MediaTek also launched a deca-core chipset, Helio X20 which was one of its kind, but could not make its mark in the smartphone market.

It is important to remember that adding more cores doesn’t linearly improve performance, or in other words, using four cores for executing the same instruction set is never 4x faster than when using a single core because if the software is only able to utilize two core of the four cores, then two cores are going to be unused so be careful when someone says that it has more core don’t get fool.

2. Frequency

The frequency of a CPU is measured in hertz (Hz) and is defined as the speed of the processor at which it operates and performs a function. In the past, a merely faster frequency equaled better performance. This is not necessarily the case any longer. In some cases, a CPU running at a lower frequency may actually perform better than a processor running at a higher frequency due to the infrastructure of the CPU. In fact, increasing clock frequency appears to be the simplest yet the worst way of boosting performance because doing so exponentially increases power consumption. It is important to look at CPU’s “instructions per clock” in addition to the frequency of the CPU. While frequency is still a good indication of how quickly a processor can perform, it is no longer the only factor that impacts the actual speed of a processor.

3. AI Power

AI is one of the most significant capabilities which is a must-have in any smartphone because the entire Android user interface is designed to harness the AI power of the processors to deliver the best user experience. Not only this, even smartphone cameras demand a high AI performance from the smartphone. MediaTek Helio P90 comes to my mind as being one of the best AI powerhouses to have powered any smartphone.

4. Connectivity

As all we know 5G will soon going to be available in our market. Although all current generation chipsets starting from Q4 2018 will have 5G support and thus all 2020 flagships will be 5G ready.

5. Power-Efficiency

The power efficiency of a CPU chipset is one of the most essential aspects that should be at the top of your checklist. The lower the fabrication process higher will be the chipset’s capability to save power consumption. In this regard, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 has been regarded among the finest because it is probably the only 4G chipset that functions on TSMC’s 7nm FinFET technology.

List of processor available in the markets are today

List of best processor for mobile phones in 2020:

  • Apple Mobile processors
  • Snapdragon (Qualcomm)
  • Exynos (Samsung)
  • Kirin (Huwaei)
  • MediaTek
  • Helio

On the top of the list, no doubt is the name of Apple’s Bionic A13 as the best smartphone processor. This is certainly best for Apple smartphones and has really good performance as well. But, if you look at the stats, more than 60 percent of the people in the world are Android users and I think I should mention something about Android processors as well.

To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of Best Mobile Processors of 2020 in India:

Snapdragon

Snapdragon chipsets are manufactured by Qualcomm (American) company. Snapdragon chipsets are not only just CPU’s they incorporate other many processors in their chipsets.This is the main difference between Snapdragon and other chipsets.

Updated: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ has been launched as the upgraded version of its flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC which comes with improved performance across the board, which means better 5G connectivity, better gaming, and overall performance, and better battery efficiency.

Snapdragon 835, the latest one is based on the latest 10nm manufacturing process which is even smaller than its predecessor, the 14nm Snapdragon 821. That boasts of stellar battery life. 821 is more battery​consuming since it’s based on the 14nm manufacturing process. The 820 comes in next which is the predecessor of 821 and is just marginally inferior to its successor. The next comes Snapdragon 653 and 652 although both are more or less the same. The 653 is slightly more optimized and thus has less heating issues. The 650 is slightly older but is not too far behind its successors it is only inferior in terms of battery and heating. Then comes the 625 boasting of higher battery life than 650 series but not compromising much on power. And lastly the 430 and 425. Both are genuinely great entry-level processors more focused on the battery than raw performance.

MediaTek

Mediatek is a Taiwanese company. It uses more cores in it’s processors(like octa core,hexa core,deca core).


MediaTek Helio G85 is Slightly upgraded Version of Helio G80 both have two Cortex A75 cores which are of high performance with 2 GHz frequency and 6 battery efficient cores with Cortex A55 cores they have 1.79ghz frequency and g85 has mali G52 mc2 GPU with 1000mhz speed.

Exynos 9611

Exynos chips are developed by Samsung Electronics, one of the biggest companies.

Exynos 9611 has 4 Cortex A73 cores with 2.3ghz and 6 cortex A53 cores with 1.7ghz and processor features an Arm Mali-G72 MP3 GPU with faster clock speed than its predecessor. The GPU, built on the 2nd generation of Bifrost architecture, supports the advanced APIs and diverse processing techniques such as MSAA (Multi-Sample Anti-Aliasing) for greater details, and ASTC (Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression) and AFBC (Arm Frame Buffer Compression) for efficient graphics rendering by reducing memory bandwidth usage.

Conclusion

Well, in the end, I would like to say that each processor has its own pros and cons. So if you are going for a Smartphone under Rs.15000 then MediaTek processors offer excellent value money, and if you are getting a smartphone in a price range higher than 15000 then Snapdragon processors are the ones to choose as they offer excellent performance and battery features. On the other hand in my opinion Samsung’s Exynos is best only if you go for high-end phones in their series such as s7 or s8.

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