COMPARATIVE: Mediatek Helio P70 Vs all current SoC

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Today we present our usual comparison for the Mediatek Helio P70 SoC against the rest of SoC of the current market used in tablets. This SoC is an Octa Core model with 4 ARM Cortex-A73 processors, 4 ARM Cortex-A53 processors and an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, at VPU level we have native support for H.264 and H.265 video up to 1080p. A chip intended for mid-range tablets that within its sector that faces the options of Qualcomm, Huawei and Unisoc.




MEDIATEK HELIO P70 SPECIFICATIONS

Testing hardware

The Teclast T30 includes the Octa Core Helio P70 SoC (MT6771T) with the ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU and a advanced NPU for AI. The board includes 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB of eMMc 5.1 storage memory expandable up to 256GB thanks to the microSD card reader included in the SIM tray. The Teclast T30 screen is a 10.1-inch IPS with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and includes a 5 MP camera and 8 MP rear and autofocus on its front. This tablet also includes Wifi aC, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 8000 mAh battery, FM Radio and a 4G-LTE Dual-Volte multi-band modem. At the connector level we have a magnetic connector for a dock, 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port for data and power.

Price and availability

  • The new Teclast T30 tablet can be purchased in Gearbest.com only for $189.99 (173€) with shipping cost.

General specifications

The Mediatek Helio P70 SoC (MT6771T) is an Octa Core with an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU in the graphic section and an advanced AI NPU. This processor has support for 2160×1080 displays, can integrate dual 20MP + 16MP, 32MP, 48MP Snapshot cameras with FullHD video capture, support for eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 storage and RAM memory support in 1x LPDDR3 configurations up to 933MHz or 2x LPDDR4x Up configurations up to 1800MHz

CPU

The new Mediatek Helio P70 Octa Core SoC with a high-performance 4 CPU ARM Cortex-A73 cluster capable of reaching 2.1Ghz and another cluster with four ARM Cortex-A53 reaching a maximum speed of 2 Ghz. A SoC manufactured in 12nm FinFET which leaves it in the mid-range in terms of consumption / thermal.

  • As we can see, the system supports ABI armeabi-v8a which allows us to install 64bit applications

GPU

For the graphic section we have an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU that has hardware support for OpenGL ES 3.2 and also Vulkan 1.0 activated in the firmware. We also have OpenCL 2.0 and RenderScript support. With this GPU we can play powerful titles and PUBG in high / medium settings with good framerate.

VPU

The Mediatek Helio P70 as a unknown VPU but from the data provided by the processor in general we can know that it is very basic, something that we will check in the tests. Theoretically, it only supports video up to 1080p on the h.265 and h264 codecs and can also support VP9 P1 natively.

Sistema Android

The system we found in this tablet is based on Android 9 Pie (API 28) with 64bit application support, the kernel that controls the system is kernel 4.4.146+ and with compilation date 2019-09-06, a pretty modern version that adopts the advantages of this type of kernel.

PERFORMANCE TEST

We perform several performance tests with the Mediatek Helio P70 SoCs, we make them a VS against powerful SoCs such as Huawei Kirin, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Unisoc and Mediatek SoCs in several ranges.

Antutu

Possibly the best known test, we use version 6 for historical compatibility. With this test we get an idea of the overall performance of the device and can buy it with others. This test is greatly influenced by internal storage and other general performance values, as we can see in the results this new SoC that above the previous Mediatek and is close to its rival Qualcomm.

Geekbench

A test that gives us very interesting values of the raw power of the CPU in mono core and multi core as well as in GPU computing. As we see in the results you leave this SoC almost at the same level as the Snapdragon 660 and the Kirin 960 at the CPU level, at the graphic level it equals only the first.

3DMark

The graphic performance test par excellence with a fairly solid continuity in terms of results and that helps us when comparing GPU performance historically. As we see the GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3 has a pretty good performance and exceeds the previous ranges of Mediatek, the high-end rivals are somewhat remote.

PCMark

This test gives us an idea of the power at the level of desktop applications of this hardware performing tasks such as video editing, handling text or audio files, something that is increasingly used in Android. The results are quite good and far exceeds the rest of SoC in the same sector thanks to multicore performance, even exceeds the high range although this is relative.

VPU y Sonido

We pass a series of performance tests at the level of video playback on the Mediatek Helio P70 to test all the formats that your VPU supports, as we can see the results are quite limited and we recommend staying in 1080p content, we can only see 4K in format h.264 with limitations. With the VP9 P1 support we can reach in the Youtube official app to 1080p60 but with the Smart Youtube TV alternative we can reach 4K@30fps, the VC1 codec does not have hardware acceleration but the tests at 1080p by software are correct.

  • Image quality: Correct colors and good processing.
  • HDR Compatibility: No, the videos are played in SD color.
  • HDMI-CEC and Auto framerate: Not available when targeting tablets or smartphones.
  • Sound: By default with the firmware it supports only stereo / No certificates.
FormatsResult
VC1 / 1080p / 8bitOK (SW)*
h.264 / 1080i / 8bitOK
h.264 / 1080p /  8bitOK
h.264 / 4K / 8bitOK
h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)OK (SW)*
h.265 / 1080p / 8bitOK
h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)OK (SW)*
h.265 / 4K / 8bitFrameskip
h.265 / 4K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
VP9 P1 / 4K / 8bitOK
VP9 P2 / 4K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
VP9 P2 / 8K / 10bit HDRFrameskip
YoutubeMax. 1080p60/4Kp30
Max. Bitrate50 Mbps = 6,25 MB/s
  • SW = does not have hardware acceleration and may have have some frameskip in very heavy files.

CONCLUSIONS

The Mediatek Helio P70 Octa Core SoC as we can see in the test results is very well placed in the mid-range offering an interesting product for its price. The overall gross performance gives good results where ARM Cortex-A73 cores give enough power to use all apps smoothly. At the level of graphic power the GPU ARM Mali-G72 MP3 has a pretty good performance and allows us to play in medium / high settings to films like PUBG. The weakest point is in the decoding support of their limited VPU with the modern codecs and valid only for 1080p, something normal on small screens such as the tablets.

The Mediatek Helio P70 is undoubtedly an interesting SoC for the mid-range of tablets, we also have the latest Android 9 Pie system that gives us some long-term useful life. As for battery life using this processors we recommend seeing the next review of the Teclast T30 tablet, the data as we will see are very good.

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