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Snapdragon 720G vs A12 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (Adreno 618) with the older 6-core Apple A12 Bionic (Apple A12 Bionic 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
Pros of Apple A12 Bionic
  • Performs 2.6x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 145% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 59%) AnTuTu 8 score – 393K vs 247K
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (2490 vs 2300 MHz)
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
A12 Bionic +95%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
A12 Bionic +65%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
A12 Bionic +59%


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and A12 Bionic


Architecture 4x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex
4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2300 MHz 2490 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache - 128 KB
L2 cache - 8 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.9 billion


GPU name Adreno 618 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 500 MHz -
Cores - 4
Number of ALUs 128 -
FLOPS 385 Gigaflops 1000 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 1x 64 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2688 x 1242
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 Protected AAC, AAC‑LC, Apple Lossless, HE‑AAC, Linear PCM, AAX и AAX+, HE‑AAC v2, MP3


Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 1000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo


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


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