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Snapdragon 720G vs A11 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (Adreno 618) with the older 6-core Apple A11 Bionic (Apple GPU) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs and comprehensive tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench.


General comparison of performance, power consumption and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Announced 1 year and 5 months later
  • Has 2 cores more
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (8 versus 10 nm)
  • Performs 18% better in floating-point computations
Pros of Apple A11 Bionic
  • Shows better (up to 25%) AnTuTu 8 score – 309K vs 247K
  • Supports 7% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 13.91 GB/s)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
A11 Bionic +25%


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and A11 Bionic


Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.39 GHz – Monsoon
4x 0 GHz – Mistral
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2300 MHz 2390 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 64 KB
L2 cache - 8 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 4.3 billion


GPU name Adreno 618 Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 500 MHz -
Cores - 3
Number of ALUs 128 -
FLOPS 385 Gigaflops 325 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2436 x 1125
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs 384 kHz/32 bit AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 12
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced January 2020 September 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7125 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site -


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