How To Know If Your Phone Is An MTK Device Or Not


What is it?
To better understand this post, MTK means Mediatek. Mediatek is known for its popularity in chip production firm headquartered in Taiwan. Mediatek produces chips that are used in the OS processing of Mediatek devices. So when you hear MTK devices, it means mobile phones that runs on MTK chips.

MTK Device

How to Check If my Phone is An MTK Device?

Now follow the simple steps below to know if your phone is a part of it or not:

  1. With your android device on hand, just head to Google Play Store.
  2. Search for and download this simple and free app CPU-Z by CPUID. 
  3. After installation, launch the app and you will see all your phones and hardware components models.
  4. While on the open app, you will see about 7 menu buttons at the top when you swipe to the right; SOC (System on Chips), Device, System, Battery, Thermal, Sensors and About Menus.
  5. On the SOC menu, you will see the chip and model of your device boldly written at the top portion of your screen. On the other way round you can also navigate to the Device Menu to see the hardware component. The models for MTK devices always start with mt prefix.

Not just checking processor type, this app does a lot of cool job. It reveals the health of your phone’s battery, current percentage, technology and other battery information.
The CPU-Z is a tool that helps take down phone clones, when I say clone, I believe you know what i meant? There are certain device refurbished and packages with Inferior chipset, just like finding a MTK processor in a Samsung device. You and I know that Samsung does not settle for low quality chipset, they are known for American chipsets like Qualcomm Snapdragon, Nvidia etc and not MTK chipset. Anyway, the idea of this write up is to enable you get the information you desire. If after reading this post and you cannot detect the type of processor running on your Tecno, Infinix, Lenovo, Samsung, Innjoo and the likes, then something must be wrong somewhere.
If you find this information useful, you can always share and enlighten others, thanks for reading.


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