Phones With MediaTek Helio X30

Top Phones With MediaTek Helio X30 Overview and Specifications

In this post, we will be exploring MediaTek’s new flagship, the X30 SOC. But, before we get into the list of Phones With MediaTek Helio X30, first a quick history lesson. MediaTek or MTK is a Taiwanese semiconductor company. It is famous among Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Meizu, Vivo, and Oppo. MediaTek’s goals were always to create fastest yet affordable chips that cost less than its competitors.

Also Read: Top Phones with Snapdragon 630 SOC from Qualcomm

Recently MediaTek unveiled its Flagship processor Helio X30. Helio is a real attempt for MediaTek to get back to the high-end smartphone market. It uses A73 cores for performance and the smallest A35 for efficiency.

Helio X30 uses 10 nm fabrication process competing directly with Qualcomm high-end Snapdragon 835 processor. Helio X30 will have no excuses when it comes to performance, battery life, and heating issues. It features two big A73 cores tuned at 2.5 GHz frequency for better single threaded performance.

Also Read: Top Phones with Snapdragon 660 SOC from Qualcomm

The second cluster is composed of four A53 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz to save space on the chip but with reduced performance. The four smallest A35 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz saves battery life and reduces the heating while compensating the performance.

MediaTek Helio X30 won’t beat the Snapdragon 835. But it sure beats the Snapdragon 821, and that is enough to buy the Helio powered devices. Moreover, for a better camera and better efficiency, you may consider the Helio X30 powered devices.

According to MediaTek, X30 consumes 50% less power as compared to X20 on unspecified CPU load. Below is a comparison table between the MediaTek Helio X20 vs. Helio X30.

MediaTek Helio X20 vs. Helio X30
SoCMediaTek
Helio X20
MediaTek
Helio X30
CPU2x Cortex-A72 @2.1GHz

4x Cortex-A53 @1.85GHz

4x Cortex-A53 @1.4GHz

2x Cortex-A73 @2.5GHz

4x Cortex-A53 @2.2GHz

4x Cortex-A35 @1.9GHz

GPUARM Mali-T880MP4
@780MHz
PowerVR 7XTP-MT4
@800MHz
Memory
Controller
2x 32-bit @ 933MHz LPDDR3

14.9GB/s b/w

4x 16-bit @ 1866MHz LPDDR4x

29.9GB/s b/w

Camera/ISPDual ISP
32MP @ 24fps (single camera)
or
13MP + 13MP @ 30fps (dual camera)
Dual 14-bit ISP
28MP @ 30fps (single camera)
or
16MP + 16MP (dual camera)
Integrated
Modem
 LTE Category 6
DL = 300Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAMUL = 50Mbps
1x20MHz CA, 16-QAMFDD-LTE / TD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / CDMA / GSM
 LTE Category 10
DL = 450Mbps
3x20MHz CA, 64-QAMUL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAMFDD-LTE / TD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / CDMA / GSM
Mfc. ProcessTSMC 20SoC (planar)TSMC 10nm FinFET

List Of Phones With MediaTek Helio X30 Processor

1. Vernee Apollo 2

Phones Between 6 GB To 8 GB of RAM

Vernee, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has confirmed the Apollo 2 with 8 GB RAM. It is the successor of Apollo smartphone that was launched last year with 6 GB RAM. This will be the first smartphone that is powered by Helio X30 processor coupled with 6/8 GB of RAM.

Vernee Apollo will come in two variants, one with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory and the top model with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity. It will come with 5.5-inch 1440*2560 pixels resolution display. As far as the camera is concerned, it will have 21 MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and 8MP camera on the front side.

A 3000mAh battery will power it. Moreover, it is expected that it will come with a fingerprint scanner, quick charge support, and waterproof protection.

Vernee Apollo 2 Specifications
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Display 5.5-inch full HD display with 2560*1440 pixels resolution
Processor Type Deca-core Helio X30 processor
Internal Storage128 GB
RAM8 GB
Primary Camera21 MP
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid marshmallow V6.0.1
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

2. Meizu Pro 7

Phones With MediaTek Helio X30

Meizu Pro 7 is expected to be announced in the July 2017. There are plenty of leaks that show that it will feature a secondary display on the rear side copying the first one.  It will come with MediaTek Helio X30 SoC coupled with 4/6 GB of RAM. There will be two variants of this smartphone, one with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory and another one with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage capacity.

It will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080*1920 pixels resolution. Dual camera is the innovation of Meizu, and Meizu Pro 7 will come with dual 12 MP camera on the rear side and 16 MP camera on the front side.

There will be front mounted fingerprint sensor and Type-C 3.1 port. It will come with 3000 mAh battery with fast charging support. It is expected to be launched at $499 price. It will run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS.

Meizu Pro 7 Specifications
PriceCheck Price & Availability on Marketplace
Display5.2-inch Super AMOLED display
Processor Type Deca-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor
Internal Storage 64/128 GB
RAM4/6 GB
Primary Camera Dual 12 MP camera
Secondary Camera16 MP
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid Nougat 7.1.1
Warranty1-year for mobile and 6-months for accessories

 3. Doogee X30

Phones With MediaTek Helio X30

Doogee flagship X30 packs a lot of impressive specifications. It will have a 5.7-inch 2K display. It is expected that it will come with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage capacity. Helio X30 deca-core processor drives it. There are two 16 MP cameras on the front side and a 21 MP camera on the rear side.

According to one report, it might have four cameras, double dual camera setup on the front and back side. Out of the box, it will run on Android Nougat 7.1.1 OS and will be powered by a 4050 mAh battery. There will be a fingerprint scanner on the front side, and it will support fast charging too. There is no info regarding its price or launch date, but it is expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2017.

Doogee X30 Specifications
Price N/A
Display  5.7-inch 2K display
Processor Type Deca-core MediaTek Helio X30 processor
Internal Storage256 GB
RAM8 GB
Primary Camera 21 MP
Secondary CameraDual 16 MP camera setup
Battery Capacity4050 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid  Nougat 7.1.1
Warranty1-year

Meizu Pro 7 Plus

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Meizu Pron 7 Plus features a bigger 5.7 inches Super AMOLED display having 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution at 518 PPI density. Along with the primary, this phone has a secondary 2 inches display on the rear side that makes it different from other smartphones. Out of the box, it runs on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is equipped with MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor with 6 GB of RAM. You can choose between 64/128 GB storage variant.

It gets a dual 12 MP camera on the rear side and a 16 MP camera on the front side. This phone packs 3500 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support. It has got a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port but mises Bluetooth 5.0 ( includes Bluetooth 4.2).

Meizu Pro 7 Plus Specifications
Display5.7 inches Super AMOLED
1440 x 2560 pixels resolution
518 PPI densitySecondary 2 inches AMOLED display, 240 x 536 pixels
CPUMediaTek Helio X30
Deca-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A73, 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A35, 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUPowerVR 7XTP
RAM6 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage64/128 GB, no card slot
Rear Camera Dual: 12 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.9-inch, 1.25µm)
Front Camera 16 MP, f/2.0
Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Weight 170 g
Dimension 157.3 x 77.2 x 7.3 mm
Battery 3500 mAh

Elephone X8

Elephone X8 features Samsung S8 like 5.5 inches full HD curved display. MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor powers it. It packs 8 GB RAM and 128 GB inbuilt storage capacity which is further expandable up to 128 GB. As far as the camera is concerned, it gets dual 13 MP + 13 MP camera on the rear side and an 8 MP camera on the front side. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and powered by a 3000 mAh battery. Elephone X8 feels quite compact and lightweight with just 148 grams weight.

Elephone X8  Specifications
Display 5.5 inches LTPS IPS LCD
1920 x 1080 pixels resolution
Curved display
CPUMediaTek Helio X30
Deca-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A73, 4×1.9 GHz Cortex-A35, 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUARM Mali T880
RAM 8 GB
Inbuilt Storage 128 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
Rear CameraDual: 13 MP + 13 MP
Front Camera 8 MP
Operating System Android 7.1 Nougat
Weight148 grams
Dimension150.4 x 73.2 x 7.6 mm
Battery 3000 mAh

Conclusion

Just like the Qualcomm 630 & 660 SOC’s, the MediaTek X30 is also relatively new in the market. We expect a few designs wins from major Chinese vendors in the coming months. You can find more detailed specifications from the official website here.

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2 thoughts on “Top Phones With MediaTek Helio X30 Overview and Specifications

  1. AvatarPartha Dutta

    Moreover Helio X30 has dual 4G Volte at the same time whereas we can use now only one SIM as 4G. Besides VR7XTP GPU is used in iPhone. Therefore this is the chipset people will require and everyone knows that Mediatek chips are cheaper than others. My Helio x20 Xiaomi Redmi is a very good phone but Xiaomi is not giving importance to the Cameras. 4gb RAM, 64 GB Inbuilt memory, dual rear cameras with selfie camera with flash and minimum 3500 mah battery is the norm of the day. Xiaomi’s mix is superhit but too costly for which people want an alternative. Let’s see how it comes within $299.

    1. AvatarIndrajit

      Yes, you are correct. The X30 is expected to be a tad slower than the SD 835, but devices should cost a whole lot lesser. Let’s wait and watch for now.

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