A couple of days back, MediaTek introduced the mid-end Dimensity 820 as the upgraded version of the previous Dimensity 800 and the downgraded version of the Dimensity 1000L. Moreover, Xiaomi also said that Redmi 10X will be the first phone to feature the Dimensity 820. So, is it really considered an upgrade over Dimensity 800? Let’s find out!
MediaTek Dimensity 820 – Is it really worth calling an upgrade over Dimensity 800?
7nm LPP (N7P)
4 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.6 GHz
4 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0 GHz
ARM Mali-G57 (5 cores)
MediaTek APU 3.0
ImagiQ 5.0 ISP
Max Camera ISP:
32+16MP (dual), 80MP (single)
HDR-ISP (3+1) / Video HDR / Video NR / Video Bokeh / Video EIS / AI-Shutter / AI-AE / AI-AF / AI-AWB / AI-NR HDR / AI-HDR / AI-FD
SA & NSA modes; SA Option2, NSA Option3 / 3a / 3x, NR TDD Band, NR FDD Band, DSS, NR DL 2CC, 100 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM NR UL 2CC, 2×2 MIMO, 256QAM VoNR / EPS fallback
Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)
MediaTek Dimensity 820 Process
Dimensity 820 from MediaTek is based on the latest 7nm LPP N7P process by TSMC. It’s the same process used in the Dimensity 800, Snapdragon 855/Plus, and Kirin 980.
MediaTek Dimensity 820 CPU
The Dimensity 820 uses an octa-core CPU based on the similar dual-cluster design (4+4). It consists of 4 x high-performance core which is the Cortex–A76 running @2.6GHz and 4 x energy-efficient Cortex–A55 cores running @2.0GHz. In comparison to Dimensity 800 we can see how the upper cores frequency has increased up to 200MHz. It is almost 37% better than the 800.
MediaTek Dimensity 820 GPU
Dimensity 820 has ARM Mali-G57 as the GPU. Instead of the regular 4 cores in Dimensity 800, this one has on addition core, bring the number to 5 cores. It is optimized by MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0.
MediaTek Dimensity 820 AI
Similar to the other Dimensity SoCs, the 820 features the MediaTek APU 3.0. It brings AI features like AI-Recognition (for example, objects, scenes, or people), AI-Super Resolution, and AI-deblur functions. The rumored score on AI-benchmark is 40315 points the same as the Dimensity 1000L processor which also has the same APU.
MediaTek Dimensity 820 AnTuTu Score
Moving to the scores of the AnTuTu Benchmark v8, official claims that the overall performance of the MediaTek Dimensity 820 scores around 415277 points.
Moving to the ISP, Dimensity 820 features ImagiQ 5.0 ISP. The single-camera support is 80MP and the dual camera support is up to 32MP+16MP(30fps). In terms of video recording, it can capture a 4K HDR video.
MediaTek Dimensity 820 Connectivity
The Dimensity 820 does support 5G networking and features global sub-6GHz 5G networks and promises up to 3.5Gbps download speeds and up to 1.25Gbps upload speed. It also supports dual SIM 5G. Mediatek 5G UltraSave technology achieves excellent power efficiency. Sadly, there is no support for mmWave 5G.
Dimensity 820 also supports MiraVision playback and picture. It also has FM radio support. Considering RAM and ROM support, it’s up to 16GB LPDD4x RAM and UFS storage.
Price, Availability & Dimensity 820 Phones
Since MTK isn’t limited to any phones, we might see a large price range of phones featuring Dimensity 820. Recently, the Redmi 10X is expected to release soon featuring this SoC, for a price of 1,499 yuan ($212). So, yes, this SoC is bringing 5G in the mid-end budget-friendly category.