Xiaomi is preparing to release a gaming smartphone Mi Play. Many hoped that the Chinese would use Qualcomm’s time-tested and high-quality processor, and liquid cooling and an increased processor frequency could complement their work. However, in reality, consumers will receive a completely different solution with a not very attractive processor from MTK.
This is an MTK Helio P90 processor (2 Cortex A75 cores with a frequency of 2.2 GHz and 6 Cortex A55 cores with a frequency of 2 GHz). This processor is compared in performance with the Snapdragon 730 that has not yet been released. However, it is worth noting that it is still not Snapdragon and certainly not the 845 series.
The smartphone will also receive the standard for the market 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of flash memory, as well as a 5.84-inch FHD+ screen and a rather small 3000 mAh battery. Very doubtful amount of battery for a gaming smartphone.
The network also leaked the cost of the device which is 1699 yuan or $246. By adding only $50, you can purchase the Poco F1 with a Snapdragon 845 processor. We suggest you go for Poco F1 which is a better deal and provides flagship grade gaming performance. Another good option is Honor Play with a capable processor, great camera and good looks.
Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Phone With MTK Processor?
It’s all about supporting new versions of Android. MTK, in order to promote new processors, ceases to provide kernel source code to manufacturers, which is why smartphones with old MTK processors do not receive new versions of Android. In addition, the developers of custom firmware do not have access to the source codes.
In addition, the Adreno video accelerator on Snapdragon processors is better than any similar competitor solutions, so Snapdragon processors are the most appropriate option for games.