The most used smartphone GPU - 2019

In a smartphone, the GPU (graphics processing unit) is a central part of the system hardware. It differs from the CPU by handling the visual rendering elements of a phone's display, whereas the CPU is the brain of the device, handling all the heavy computation and logic behind the screen.

Combined, both have a dramatic effect on the performance capabilities of a given device. In desktop computers, they're usually two distinct parts of the internal setup, allowing each to be replaced or upgraded individually. In smartphones, however, restrictions in space have led to the GPU/CPU being combined into a System On Chip, which cuts out the need for additional connectors between such components where space is so limited. The image above, for example, is a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, which combines CPU, GPU, memory controller, connectivity (Bluetooth, WiFi, LTE), a Digital Signal Processor, as well as some other vital pieces of a functioning phone's infrastructure.

Why is GPU awareness important?

Whether you're offering resource-heavy content such as HD video, animations or interactive elements, scaling back where a visitor's device lacks the computational ability to handle it can save them from a potentially frustrating experience, which wouldn't help your business either.

On the other hand, when you can confirm a device's chipset and hardware has the power to process the most impressive visual elements you can offer, go ahead and serve the full immersive experience.

The most common smartphone GPUs

Below are the most common GPUs found in some of the most popular smartphones in use today.

Smartphone GPU model
Apple iPhone 7 PowerVR Series7XT Plus
Apple iPhone 8 Apple A11 Bionic GPU
Apple iPhone X Apple A11 Bionic GPU
Apple iPhone XR Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Apple iPhone XS/XS Max Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Samsung Galaxy S8 - USA and China ARM Mali-G71 MP20
Samsung Galaxy S9 - EMEA ARM Mali-G72 MP18
Google Pixel Qualcomm Adreno 530
Google Pixel XL Qualcomm Adreno 530
Google Pixel 2 Qualcomm Adreno 540
Google Pixel 3 Qualcomm Adreno 630
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Qualcomm Adreno 540
Sony Xperia XZ 2 Qualcomm Adreno 630
LG G6 Qualcomm Adreno 530
LG G7 ThinQ Qualcomm Adreno 630
LG V40 ThinQ Qualcomm Adreno 630
HTC U11 Qualcomm Adreno 540
HTC Desire 12 PowerVR GE8100
Huawei P10 ARM Mali-G71 MP8
Huawei P20 ARM Mali-G72 MP12
Huawei Honor 10 ARM Mali-G72 MP12
Xiaomi Mi 6 Qualcomm Adreno 540
Xiaomi Mi 8 Qualcomm Adreno 630
Oneplus 6 Qualcomm Adreno 630

Worldwide GPU Usage

Below are the most common GPUs we see across the 36 countries in our dataset.

Smartphone GPU by country

Here, we've looked at 36 countries, and listed the most used GPUs for Q1 2019, according to our data from our network of partner sites.

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Argentina

Country Position GPU Name Share
Argentina 1 Mali-T720 MP2 16.70%
Argentina 2 Mali-T830 MP1 12.86%
Argentina 3 Adreno 306 9.57%
Argentina 4 Mali-T720 5.82%
Argentina 5 Mali-400 MP2 5.03%

 

Australia

Country Position GPU Name Share
Australia 1 PowerVR GT7600 10.72%
Australia 2 Mali-G72 MP18 8.11%
Australia 3 Mali-G71 MP20 7.89%
Australia 4 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 7.38%
Australia 5 PowerVR GX6450 6.55%

 

Brazil

Country Position GPU Name Share
Brazil 1 Mali-T720 11.45%
Brazil 2 Adreno 306 9.22%
Brazil 3 Adreno 505 6.98%
Brazil 4 Mali-T830 MP1 6.78%
Brazil 5 Mali-T720 MP2 6.00%

 

Canada

Country Position GPU Name Share
Canada 1 PowerVR GT7600 11.29%
Canada 2 Adreno 540 10.86%
Canada 3 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 8.23%
Canada 4 Mali-G71 MP20 5.97%
Canada 5 PowerVR GX6450 5.43%

 

Colombia

Country Position GPU Name Share
Colombia 1 Mali-T720 MP2 12.37%
Colombia 2 Mali-T830 MP2 6.60%
Colombia 3 Adreno 306 5.86%
Colombia 4 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 5.79%
Colombia 5 Mali-T720 5.30%

 

Denmark

Country Position GPU Name Share
Denmark 1 PowerVR GT7600 16.00%
Denmark 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 10.95%
Denmark 3 PowerVR GX6450 6.55%
Denmark 4 Mali-G71 MP20 3.75%
Denmark 5 Mali-T880 MP12 3.55%

 

Egypt

Country Position GPU Name Share
Egypt 1 Mali-T720 MP2 15.80%
Egypt 2 Mali-400 MP2 12.25%
Egypt 3 Mali-400 MP 6.70%
Egypt 4 Adreno 306 4.19%
Egypt 5 Mali-T830 3.28%

 

Finland

Country Position GPU Name Share
Finland 1 PowerVR GT7600 10.27%
Finland 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 6.57%
Finland 3 Mali-T830 MP2 5.22%
Finland 4 Adreno 306 4.83%
Finland 5 Adreno 530 4.57%

France

Country Position GPU Name Share
France 1 PowerVR GT7600 11.24%
France 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 7.57%
France 3 PowerVR GX6450 5.26%
France 4 Mali-T830 MP2 5.07%
France 5 Mali-T830 4.95%

 

Germany

Country Position GPU Name Share
Germany 1 PowerVR GT7600 7.98%
Germany 2 Mali-G71 MP20 7.21%
Germany 3 Mali-T830 6.85%
Germany 4 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 6.34%
Germany 5 Adreno 530 6.23%

 

India

Country Position GPU Name Share
India 1 Adreno 506 13.44%
India 2 Mali-T720 MP2 5.87%
India 3 Adreno 308 5.70%
India 4 Adreno 306 5.66%
India 5 Adreno 505 5.65%

 

Indonesia

Country Position GPU Name Share
Indonesia 1 Adreno 506 11.67%
Indonesia 2 Mali-T720 MP2 9.78%
Indonesia 3 Adreno 306 8.17%
Indonesia 4 Adreno 308 7.41%
Indonesia 5 Adreno 505 6.00%

 

Ireland

Country Position GPU Name Share
Ireland 1 PowerVR GT7600 11.78%
Ireland 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 7.48%
Ireland 3 Adreno 530 6.75%
Ireland 4 Mali-G71 MP20 6.73%
Ireland 5 Mali-T830 6.08%

 

Israel

Country Position GPU Name Share
Israel 1 Mali-G71 MP20 8.62%
Israel 2 PowerVR GT7600 8.51%
Israel 3 Adreno 530 6.30%
Israel 4 Mali-G72 MP18 5.68%
Israel 5 Adreno 506 5.46%

 

Italy

Country Position GPU Name Share
Italy 1 Mali-T830 MP2 13.04%
Italy 2 Mali-T830 6.50%
Italy 3 PowerVR GT7600 5.90%
Italy 4 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 4.47%
Italy 5 Adreno 306 4.36%

 

Japan

Country Position GPU Name Share
Japan 1 PowerVR GT7600 12.54%
Japan 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 12.42%
Japan 3 Adreno 540 6.63%
Japan 4 Adreno 530 4.99%
Japan 5 PowerVR GX6450 4.46%

 

Malaysia

Country Position GPU Name Share
Malaysia 1 Adreno 506 8.11%
Malaysia 2 Mali-T720 MP2 5.16%
Malaysia 3 Adreno 306 4.75%
Malaysia 4 PowerVR Series 7XT 4.34%
Malaysia 5 PowerVR GX6450 4.30%

 

Mexico

Country Position GPU Name Share
Mexico 1 Mali-T720 MP2 11.40%
Mexico 2 Mali-400 MP2 5.22%
Mexico 3 PowerVR Series 7XT 5.18%
Mexico 4 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 4.85%
Mexico 5 PowerVR GT7600 4.67%

 

Netherlands

Country Position GPU Name Share
Netherlands 1 PowerVR GT7600 9.32%
Netherlands 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 8.16%
Netherlands 3 Mali-T830 7.21%
Netherlands 4 Mali-G71 MP20 7.18%
Netherlands 5 Mali-G72 MP18 5.81%

 

Nigeria

Country Position GPU Name Share
Nigeria 1 Mali-400 MP 9.78%
Nigeria 2 Mali-400 MP2 8.07%
Nigeria 3 Mali-T720 MP2 7.62%
Nigeria 4 PowerVR GX6450 4.62%
Nigeria 5 PowerVR GT7600 4.37%

 

Norway

Country Position GPU Name Share
Norway 1 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 11.30%
Norway 2 PowerVR GT7600 8.70%
Norway 3 Mali-G71 MP20 6.00%
Norway 4 Mali-G72 MP18 4.70%
Norway 5 PowerVR Series 7XT 3.84%

 

Philippines

Country Position GPU Name Share
Philippines 1 PowerVR GX6450 9.33%
Philippines 2 PowerVR GT7600 7.01%
Philippines 3 Mali-T830 6.67%
Philippines 4 Adreno 506 5.26%
Philippines 5 Adreno 306 4.71%

 

Poland

Country Position GPU Name Share
Poland 1 Mali-T830 MP2 10.33%
Poland 2 Mali-G71 MP20 5.63%
Poland 3 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 5.47%
Poland 4 PowerVR GT7600 4.64%
Poland 5 Adreno 505 4.43%

 

Portugal

Country Position GPU Name Share
Portugal 1 Mali-T830 MP2 10.09%
Portugal 2 PowerVR GT7600 9.75%
Portugal 3 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 4.39%
Portugal 4 Adreno 505 4.39%
Portugal 5 PowerVR GX6450 4.08%

 

Romania

Country Position GPU Name Share
Romania 1 Mali-T830 MP2 11.78%
Romania 2 Adreno 306 5.96%
Romania 3 Mali-G71 MP2 5.82%
Romania 4 Mali-T830 5.21%
Romania 5 Adreno 530 4.31%

 

Russia

Country Position GPU Name Share
Russia 1 PowerVR GT7600 8.50%
Russia 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 6.55%
Russia 3 Mali-T720 MP2 5.24%
Russia 4 PowerVR GX6450 5.22%
Russia 5 Mali-T830 5.11%

 

Singapore

Country Position GPU Name Share
Singapore 1 PowerVR GX6450 7.68%
Singapore 2 Mali-G71 MP20 7.64%
Singapore 3 Mali-G72 MP18 6.64%
Singapore 4 PowerVR Series 7XT 6.08%
Singapore 5 PowerVR GT-7600 6.00%

 

South Africa

Country Position GPU Name Share
South Africa 1 Mali-T830 MP2 7.44%
South Africa 2 Mali-T720 MP2 6.52%
South Africa 3 Mali-G71 MP20 4.84%
South Africa 4 PowerVR GX6450 4.78%
South Africa 5 Mali-G72 MP18 4.35%

 

South Korea

Country Position GPU Name Share
South Korea 1 Mali-G72 MP18 9.75%
South Korea 2 Mali-T880 MP12 9.66%
South Korea 3 Mali-G71 MP20 8.10%
South Korea 4 Mali-G71 6.06%
South Korea 5 Mali-T760 MP8 4.90%

 

Spain

Country Position GPU Name Share
Spain 1 Mali-T830 MP2 9.43%
Spain 2 PowerVR GT7600 6.63%
Spain 3 Adreno 506 6.23%
Spain 4 Mali-T830 5.39%
Spain 5 Adreno 306 5.12%

 

Sweden

Country Position GPU Name Share
Sweden 1 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 10.53%
Sweden 2 PowerVR GT7600 9.65%
Sweden 3 Mali-G71 MP20 7.86%
Sweden 4 Mali-G72 MP18 5.73%
Sweden 5 PowerVR GX6450 5.08%

 

Thailand

Country Position GPU Name Share
Thailand 1 PowerVR GT7600 8.50%
Thailand 2 Mali-T720 MP2 6.50%
Thailand 3 PowerVR Series 7XT 5.93%
Thailand 4 PowerVR GX6450 5.41%
Thailand 5 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 5.30%

 

Turkey

Country Position GPU Name Share
Turkey 1 PowerVR GT7600 7.09%
Turkey 2 Mali-T830 MP1 5.91%
Turkey 3 Mali-T830 MP2 5.72%
Turkey 4 Mali-T720 MP2 5.45%
Turkey 5 PowerVR GX6450 5.35%

 

Ukraine

Country Position GPU Name Share
Ukraine 1 Adreno 506 7.96%
Ukraine 2 Adreno 505 6.79%
Ukraine 3 Mali-400 MP2 6.62%
Ukraine 4 Mali-T830 5.83%
Ukraine 5 Mali-T720 MP2 5.71%

 

United Kingdom

Country Position GPU Name Share
United Kingdom 1 PowerVR GT7600 12.83%
United Kingdom 2 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 10.55%
United Kingdom 3 Mali-G71 MP20 7.51%
United Kingdom 4 Mali-G72 MP18 5.84%
United Kingdom 5 PowerVR GX6450 4.98%

 

United States

Country Position GPU Name Share
United States 1 Adreno 540 10.41%
United States 2 PowerVR GT7600 9.83%
United States 3 PowerVR GT7600 Plus 8.36%
United States 4 Adreno 630 7.90%
United States 5 PowerVR Series 7XT 6.36%

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