MediaTek Dimensity 9300 outperforms Qualcomm in benchmark test – should Qualcomm be worried?

The competition in the smartphone industry continues to heat up as manufacturers are now looking for alternatives to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 series. For the past decade, Qualcomm has been the go-to option for most brands, particularly in the high-end segment. However, in recent years, MediaTek’s Dimensity series has been gaining traction as a legitimate alternative.

MediaTek’s latest chipset, the Dimensity 9300, is now being positioned as an alternative to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This chipset offers several unique features that set it apart from its predecessor and give it an edge in multi-core workloads.

One of the most notable differences with the Dimensity 9300 is its use of Arm’s big cores. It forgoes the use of small efficiency cores, allowing it to deliver incredible multi-core scores. This unique configuration gives the Dimensity 9300 an advantage over other mobile platforms in daily use.

To put its performance to the test, the Dimensity 9300 was used in the Vivo X100 Pro and compared against the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-powered iQOO 12, as well as the A17 Pro. The results showed that while the Dimensity 9300 may have slightly lower single-core scores, it excels in multi-core workloads, coming within 1.6% of the A17 Pro’s scores, the closest any Android phone has gotten to the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

In gaming performance, the Dimensity 9300 also proved to be a strong contender, delivering sustained performance for longer periods. However, it was noted that the chipset tends to run hotter than its Qualcomm rival during extended gaming sessions.

Overall, the Dimensity 9300 has achieved significant gains compared to its predecessor, making it a formidable alternative to Qualcomm’s offerings. The real question now is whether MediaTek will be able to secure meaningful design wins with this chipset.

The smartphone industry will undoubtedly be watching closely to see how this competition between chip manufacturers plays out in the coming months. With MediaTek’s continued advancements and alternative options, consumers can expect more variety and competition in the high-end smartphone market.