The MT6589 chipset is a combination of the ARM Cortex-A7 CPU, the Imagination Technologies PowerVR Series5XT GPU and the MediaTek UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem. In addition, it offers users integrated connectivity options that include 802.11n Wi-Fi, BT4.0, GPS and FM radio.
The processor supports Full HD LCD screens with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It also works with sophisticated camera set-ups like a 13-megapixel one with integrated ISP and 1080p playback and recording at 30fps. The MT6589 also supports MediaTek’s Cool 3D suite which includes support for ‘Stereo 3D cameras and displays, real-time 2D-to-3D conversion and an optimal 3D user interface’. MediaTek processor boasts of a higher clock speed of 1.5 GHz with a faster 357 MHz GPU. MediaTek’s creation offers users premium multimedia capabilities with the benefit of significantly lower power consumption.
The Tegra 3 is Nvidia’s quad-core offering which boasts of a fifth battery saver core. Nividia enables four performance cores to be used for heavy duty tasks, with each core independently and automatically turned on and off depending on the pressure on the processor. The battery saver core handles low-end tasks like music, video, active standby etc. On Android, the Tegra 3’s clock speed can go up to 1.7 GHz on single-core and 1.6 GHz on quad-core while it can support 2 GB of memory on a mobile device.
Nvidia’s Tegra 3 set-up supports a primary camera of 32-megapixel and a secondary camera of 5-megapixels. It also works seamlessly with a 16x zoom and is known for its support for both still image and video stabilization. On the display front, it is functional with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels on LCD and 1920 x 1080 on HDMI.
Pixel Rendering Intensity and Saturation Management reduces a device’s backlight power while enhancing the pixel colour. As a result, it delivers the same visual quality with the benefit of an extended battery life.
Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor is built for multi-tasking and console-quality gaming, together with the advantage of an elongated battery life.
Where Nvidia’s Tegra 3 offers high-end graphics and long battery life, MediaTek’s MTK6589T makes for high performance that is cost effective.
If you are looking for a mid to high end device that packs in dual-Sim support, a beautiful display and a sophisticated camera at a reasonable price point, you can go in for a handset that is powered by the MTK6589T chipset, you won’t be disappointed with your choice.
If you are the kind who desires a high-end handset that is totally state-of-the-art in its graphics, gaming and web browsing capabilities and one whose battery lasts a long time despite all the tasks that you throw at it, then the Tegra 3 chipset is built for you. With Nvidia’s offering you can rest assured of getting 3D Stereo Gaming, a gorgeous display and a new-age camera set-up in a ultra-powerful chip-set.