Over the months, on this page, we have taken it upon ourselves to show all our followers the great comparisons between the best processors that each of our favorite companies has presented to users of smart devices, and today we came to show you a new battle between the new MediaTek Dimensity 700 and the Dimensity 800 in this MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs 800 comparison.
About release dates, it is obvious that the Dimensity 700 has a great advantage over the Dimensity 800. This processor was shown to the world a very very short time ago, since it was just a couple of hours ago, on November 10, 2020. Having said that, and although the Dimensity 800 was not presented long ago, it does have time hanging around the market, since it was presented at the beginning of the year, on January 7, 2020.
Before we start talking about these two processors, it should be noted that they are very similar. Now having that cleared up, let’s get started talking about its internal specs. Regarding its process, both SoCs have the same, and it is a 7nm LPP FinFET process made by TSMC. It is worth remembering that, the lower the number, the better the processor, and with more power will work, so it can be said that these are the best processors that are available in the current market.
Also, and according to the officials, the 7nm process is 28% more efficient than the 8nm process.
Winner: Tie (MediaTek Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 800)
Getting to talk about the CPU inside these processors, both have a dual-cluster, octa-core design CPU, which is distributed as follows (2 + 6) in the MediaTek Dimensity 700:
On the other hand, and although it was mentioned that the MediaTek Dimensity 800 has the same design, it is distributed in a slightly different way (4+4), and it is as follows:
Now, having seen the CPUs that these two processors bring, and while it can be said that this could be a tie, the very small advantage in the number of high-performance cores in the Dimensity 800 gives this processor the first place in this category.
Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 800
Turning to talk about the GPUs that are inside these two powerful processors, the Dimensity 700 features a 2 core Arm Mali-G57 MC2 as the GPU running with a frequency of @950MHz. On the other hand, in terms of GPU performance, the Dimensity 800 uses the Arm Mali-G57 MC4 running with a frequency of @650MHz, a four-core variant of the Mali-G57, which was announced in October.
While the GPU inside the Dimensity 800 runs at a lower speed, the fact that it has two extra cores gives it greater operating power, which allows it to provide more power to the devices it is on.
Related to Artificial Intelligence, Dimensity 700 doesn’t have the iconic APU 3.0 as found in Dimensity 1000 series. Instead, in the 700 version, we see an AI accelerator that provides AI capabilities but at a very basic level. With that being said, Dimensity 800 comes with the APU 3.0 (AI Processing Unit) presented by MediaTek that has four cores consisting of three different core types which provide up to 2.4 TOPS of AI performance. Furthermore, the APU HW design is also said to be more efficient and more powerful to enable more accurate AI camera results.
In relation to the scores obtained by these two processors in the Benchmarks, and since the Dimensity 700 is a degraded version of the 720, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G AnTuTu (v8) benchmark score is expected to be around 250,000 to 280,000 points. On the other hand, with the Huawei Honor 30 Lite, the Dimensity 800 scored a total of 317,855 points.
As for connectivity, MediaTek Dimensity 700 like the rest of Dimensity SoC supports 5G networking with SA & NSA modes. The maximum download speed is 2.77 Gbps while the upload speed is 1.2 Gbps. Also, features such as 5G Carrier Aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) and 5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS) are present along with MediaTek 5G UltraSave. This in fact is the most power-efficient 5G SoC.
On the other hand, the Dimensity 800 SoC supports 5G with two carrier aggregation (2CC CA) for 30% wider high-speed layer coverage and a higher average throughput performance compared to other solutions that use a single carrier (1CC, no CA). Also, it includes multi-mode support for 2G/3G/4G, and also supports Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS).
Regarding its cameras, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 supports single camera support up to 64 megapixels and dual-camera support up to 16 megapixels + 16 megapixels. Apart from the sensor, the SoC provides Night Shot Enhancements for better low light results along with basic AI filters including AI-Bokeh, AI-color, and AI-beauty.
That being said, the Dimensity 800 also has single-camera support up to 64 megapixels and dual-camera support up to 32 megapixels + 16 megapixels. Like said, it also has AI camera features, and other camera features are completely changed removing Video HDR / Video NR / Video Bokeh / Video EIS / AI-Shutter / AI-AE / AI-AF / AI-AWB / AI-NR HDR / AI-HDR / AI-FD and replacing them with HDR-ISP, Multi-Frame NR, 3D Noise Reduction, Depth Engine, Warping Engine, AI-FD.
About their memory, both processors support LPDDR4x memory with a maximum frequency of 2133MHz and UFS 2.2 storage type. Also, in Dimensity 700, you can get 12GB of RAM memory, while in Dimensity 800 you can get 16GB.
Finally, to see what is the best option among these processors at the budget level, we have to know the price of the phones they are on. The Dimensity 800 can be seen in the Huawei Honor 30 Lite that is available in the market with a price of around 241 USD, and knowing that the Dimensity 700 is just a decreased version of the Dimensity 720, that is inside of phones with prices around the 273 USD, a Dimensity 700 5G phone will range from as low as 180 USD to as high as 250 USD.
Winner: Tie (depending on the price of the phones with Dimensity 700)
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