Snapdragon 720G vs Dimensity 800U

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 800U (Mali-G57 MC3). Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

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
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 800U
  • Supports 23% higher memory bandwidth (17.07 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Announced 7-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)
  • Shows better (up to 15%) AnTuTu 9 score – 390K vs 340K
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
390942
CPU 106622 113633
GPU 86653 104212
Memory 53851 67166
UX 93089 108299
Total score 340011 390942

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 110.2 Mpixels/s 105.3 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.1 images/s 15.5 images/s
Speech recognition 27.3 words/s 33.8 words/s
Machine learning 26.1 images/s 28.6 images/s
Camera shooting 15.7 images/s 14.4 images/s
HTML 5 2.16 Mnodes/s 2.08 Mnodes/s
SQLite 533.6 Krows/s 534.9 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 99%
Graphics test 6 FPS 9 FPS
Score 1040 1609

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
44 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
47 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 39 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
35 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
55 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Oppo Realme 7 5G
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and Dimensity 800U

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 5 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-G57 MC3
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 750 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 3
Shading units 128 48
FLOPS 435 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 17.07 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1 UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 64MP, 2x 20MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs 384 kHz/32 bit AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 2300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced January 2020 August 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 MT6853T
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Dimensity 800U official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 800U and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Rajeesh 02 July 2022 19:21
Very good camparision! Thank you.
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Kiran 09 October 2021 07:23
Mediatek 800 U is the worsted processes
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Ayush 31 August 2021 11:23
MediaTek 800u is good but very quickly 🔥 SD - 720 G is good for gaming
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guest_946 18 July 2021 05:20
I will say that developers should also optimiяe games for dimensity processors because if we are buying a phone of price above 15000 we should have the feel. Well I am using the dimensity 800u processor phone since 1 month, there is no lag or shutter. After all good experience.
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Miraj 29 March 2021 09:51
800u is more powerful but 720g is still more reliable and more optimized for game you will get more stetting for games then 800u
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Andrew 10 August 2021 12:03
So settings in games decide cpu power ? That's very wrong Like intel cpu gain more fps in cyberpunk 2077 than amd cpu but that doesn't mean intel is completely better than amd
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Neeraj 22 March 2021 05:44
Mediatek becomes sluggish after opening 4-5 apps. Snapdragon performs way better even with low numbers on paper.
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Wews 10 August 2021 12:04
I disagree , my note 9 pro laggs like crazy with multiple apps(social media apps) and there is a 1 sec stuck when switching apps
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Levi 07 September 2021 15:54
Wews, Well I have the same phone but I don't face any issue except some bugs which is caused by miui updates
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Swapnil 01 July 2022 08:26
Bro, it's been nearly a year and there is no lag in my dimension 800 u. It doesn't lag even when 5-6 apps are opened. It's just that companies don't optimize games for dimension processors more than what they do for snapdragon that's the only problem else this processor is excellent.
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sriram 20 February 2021 10:29
thanks for the review. the best way to review. crystal clear explanation. kudos.
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