The Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 is an entry level SoC for smartphones and tablets (mostly Android based). It contains two Scorpion cores (enhanced ARM Cortex-A8) clocked at up to 1.5 GHz, a Adreno 220 graphics card and radio elements. Compared to the similar MSM8660, the 8260 does not include support for CDMA2000.
The similar named MSM8260A already contains the faster Krait cores and the slightly faster Adreno 225 graphics card.
The MediaTek MT8163 V/A is an ARM based entry-level to mid-range SoC for (Android based) tablets. It offers four ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores (quad-core) that are clocked with up to 1.5 GHz. Furthermore, an ARM Mali-T720 MP2 graphics card clocked at 600 MHz, a DDR3x32 1600Mbps memory controller, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n, GPS and FM are integrated in the SoC.
The similar named MediaTek MT8163 V/B is the slower clocked version, with a CPU clock o up to 1.3 GHz (-6%) and GPU of up to 520 MHz (-13%).
The performance is situated in the entry level of 2015 and often similar to the Kirin 910T (see benchmark below).
HSPA+, EDGE, GSM, GPRS, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM
DDR3x32 memory controller 1600Mbps, T720 MP2@520MHz, internal Display up to 1366x768, HMID up to 1080p, H.265 1080p video decode, 13MP image signal processor, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, embedded GPS module, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio support, ARM TrustZone