COMPARISON: UNISOC Tiger T618 Vs all current SoCs

COMPARISON: UNISOC Tiger T618 Vs all current SoCs

Today we bring a new comparison of the SoC UNISOC Tiger T618 manufactured by UNISOC for the tablet sector, a popular chip that we see every day in more products made by major Chinese brands.

The UNISOC T618 It is made in 12 nm, it is an Octa Core with two processors ARM Cortex-A75 and six others Cortex-A55 that reaches the 2 GHz, integrates a GPU Mali-G52 3EE and allows native video decoding H.265, VP9 up to 1080p with support for displays up to 2400 × 1800 pixel resolution. It is intended for the mid-range tablets that are pitted against the options of other manufacturers such as Qualcomm, Mediatek or Samsung.


Testing hardware

The new tablet Teclast T40 Plus ride the UNISOC T618 and includes 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and for storage we have 128 GB eMMc 5.1 high-speed memory. Your touch screen 10,4 pulgadas IPS In-Cell (screen in a layer) with a resolution 2K from 2000×1200 pixels and reduced frames, mounts a 5 MP camera with two front and one rear microphones of 8 MP with flash. Integrate a 4G-LTE modem Multi-band with tray for Dual SIM, Wifi aC, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, a battery of 6600 mAh and four speakers. Has 3.5mm audio jack and port USB Type-C for data and battery recharging. The operating system is Android 11.

General specifications

The new SoC UNISOC Tiger T618 is manufactured in 12nm, is an Octa Core SoC with two processors ARM Cortex-A75 and four others Cortex-A55 until the 2 GHz, in the graphic section we have a GPU Mali-G52 3EE with two cores.


The new SoC UNISOC Tiger T618 Octa Core has two processors ARM Cortex-A75 up to 2 GHz and another four Cortex-A55 up to 2 GHz, a 64-bit processor that also has a system that allows 64-bit apps.

  • Architecture: ARM v8-A / ABI instructions arm64-v8a allows applications in 64 bit.
  • ID: Revision r3p1.


Regarding the graphic section we have a GPU Mali-G52 EE3 of the cores with a maximum speed of 850Mhz and performance up to 6.8Gpix / s. It has hardware support for OpenGL ES 3.2 and also Volcano 1.0. We also have OpenCL 2.0 FP support, Render Script, L2 Cache support up to 512KB and AMBA 4 ACE-LITE bus. With this GPU we can play powerful titles like PUBG in medium / high settings.


In this SoC we have a VPU with decoding support for codecs h.265, VP9 even in resolutions FHD [email protected]. It has support for screens up to a maximum resolution 2400×1800. It has support for camera sensors up to 32 MP with capture speed of 24fps. Memory support LPDDR3/4 and internal storage support eMMC 5.1.

Android system

In the system section we find Android 11 (API 30), the core that controls the system is the kernel 4.14, we have a fairly recent security patch plus we seem to be singing with active updates. As we have seen we can run 64 bit applications thanks to arm64-v8a instruction support.


We perform several performance tests with the SoCs UNISOC Tiger T618, we make them a VS against the Qualcomm Snapdragon, Hisilicon Kirin, Mediatek SoCs in their most current Helio range and the previous generations of Unisoc.


A test that gives us values ​​in line with the previous SoC of the brand in terms of gross power, tests mono core and multi core CPU in addition to GPU computing. As we see in the results, in general, they are at a level far outperform the previous Unisoc SC9863A SoC, but still close to the T610It is on par with the performance of the Helio P70 and the Snapdragon 660/670.


The test of graphics performance par excellence with a fairly solid continuity in terms of results which helps us when comparing the performance of GPUs historically. As you can see the GPU Mali-G52 3EE Doble core it has quite a good performance and we can run demanding games quite normally and it vastly outperforms its rival Mediatek Helio P70.


This test gives us an idea of ​​the powerhouse in desktop applications of this hardware performing tasks such as video editing, handling text or audio files, something that is increasingly used on Android. The result is a sum of all these aspects and is influenced by the general hardware components. The results of the new UNISOC T618 As we can see, they are quite good and it is in line with other ranges in the same price range.

VPU and Sound

We conducted a series of performance tests regarding video playback on the UNISOC Tiger T618 to check the formats supported by the VPU integrated. As we can see the results are very good with the codecs h.265 Y VP9 P1 with resolutions up to 1080p, it does not support the new AV1 codec. It is not possible to smoothly reproduce 10 bit color formats or with HDR, it is better to limit yourself to 1080p resolutions, in streaming services we do not notice jumps or poor performance.

  • Picture quality: Correct colors and acceptable processing / No image quality settings.
  • HDR compatibility: Not supported.

Video and audio test results

Video Formats Result
h.264 / 1080i / 8bit (IPTV) Correct
h.264 / 1080p / 4K / 8bit Correct
h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime) Frame Break (SW)
h.265 / 1080p / 8bit Correct
h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime) Correct
h.265 / [email protected] / 8bit Correct
h.265 / [email protected] / 10bit HDR Frame Break (SW)
VP9 P1 / 4K @ 24fps / 8bit Correct
VP9 P2 / [email protected] / 10bit HDR Frame Break (SW)
VP9 P2 / [email protected] / 10bit HDR Frame Break (SW)
AV1 / 4K @ 24fps / 10bit Frame Break (SW)
Max. Bitrate 100 Mbps = 12,5 MB/s.
  • SW = does not have hardware acceleration and may have a specific jump in very large files.


Once our comparison of the SoC is done UNISOC Tiger T618 As we can see, it is a fairly good alternative in the economic tablets sector. The raw monocore and multicore performance thanks to the combination of Cortex-A55 + A75 it is quite good, similar to the previous T610. Regarding graphic power the GPU Mali-G53 EE3 it defends itself quite well and remains with good figures to allow gaming even in titles like PUBG at a medium level without many problems.

The SoC UNISOC Tiger T618 As we have verified, it allows us to view content in h.265 or VP9 from streaming services with good compression, but only up to 1080p, in 4K it has certain limitations, as it is a SoC intended for tablets with a small screen, this is not critical. As a basis for this new SoC we have Android 11 as a novelty and has a totally stable firmware that also allows you to install applications from 64 bits No problem.

Certainly the new SoC UNISOC Tiger T618 is a good choice as a processor in inexpensive tablets. In terms of power, it is on a par with processors that are much more expensive in its sector and represents a solid alternative to its competitors.


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