Friday, 10 July 2015

How To know If Your Android Phone Is An MTK device

Today, I have a very nice and tutorial for all android phone users. To know every details about your Android phone, is something you need to know. In this post, I will teach you how to use a particular app to know if your Android phone is an MTK device or not. 

Before we move into the topic of the day, it will be very important for us to first identify or know what MTK stands for and what it truly mean for the benefit of those who it might sound alien or strange to.

It will be difficult to tell if a particular Android phone is an MTK device, SPD and others by looking at or handling the device without uncoupling.

What does MTK stand for?
In relation to this topic, MTK stands for Media Tek, and Media Tek is a well-known chip manufacturing company based in Taiwan that mostly outsources their products, hence they are regarded as Fabless companies. They specialize in manufacturing the Central Processing Unit (CPU chips) for wireless telecommunications, HDTVs, DVD etc. Their largest demands come from the Chinese mobile tech market. You can deduce by now that when we say MTK phones, we are talking of phones that make use of MTK chips. 

Since MTK are largest suppliers of their chips to the Chinese mobile tech markets, it now tells us that most of the mobile devices produced in China are MTK devices.

Note: I said most and not all, because there is other notable semiconductor companies aside from MTK that also serve the Chinese market and other mobile tech markets across the globe. For example we also have other notable one like SPD (Spreadtrum).

Remember, we are focusing on how to detect MTK devices when you are on hand with them. Since these chips are hardware components and with models embedded inside the devices, it will be difficult to tell if they are MTK devices, SPD and others by looking at or handling the device without uncoupling. It is a common idea that most ranges of Chinese phones like Tecno, Gionee,Infinix etc. are MTK devices. But as we mentioned above, you can’t categorically tell by mere seeing or handling them. In-fact what I want to tell you now will even go a long way helping you in differentiating original Android devices from fake ones. 

In other words, cloned phones from other manufacturers mimicking original manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, LG and the rest can easily be detected with this method.

Now for you to really determine whether your android phones/devices are MTK devices or not, follow the simple steps below;
= => With your Android phone/device on hand, just head to Google Play Store.

= => Search for this free app called CPU-Z. Download and install it.

= => After installation, launch the app and you will see all your phones and hardware components models.

= =>While on the open app, you will see about 5 menu buttons at the top; SOC (System on Chips), System, Battery, Sensors and About menus.

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 system menu to see the hardware component. The models for MTK devices always start with Mtprefix, while that of Spreadtrum often start with SPD or SC. You can use this app to detect other models and chipsets of any android device.

Now for those cloned Samsung devices, when you use this app and find out that the chipsets are MTK, it should tell you that it is not from signed Samsung original products, as Samsung have their self-manufactured chipset as in the Exynos and aside from theirs, they also prefer using American chipsets like Qualcomm Snapdragon, Nvidia etc to MTK chipset.

I hope you like this post, please you can use the comment box to express yourself and also share to your friends so they can also gain from this knowledge.


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  2. argh its hard to detrmin if your phone is china phone or not ...i want to buy new phone but i like the original made

  3. galaxy j110h and it is spreadtrum chipset.. is this fake samsung?

    1. From the research i did, is not a fake samsung, is good.


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