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Snapdragon 720G vs Helio G90T

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G90T (Mali-G76MC4). 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
  • Performs 2.1x better in floating-point computations
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 12 nm)
  • 12% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2050 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G90T
  • Higher GPU frequency (~7%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
284042
CPU 99886 97777
GPU 71529 79772
Memory 50549 57178
UX 52632 45700
Total score 281340 284042

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1710
1644
Image compression 108.75 Mpixels/s 96.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.55 images/s 14 images/s
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s 30.8 words/s
Machine learning 25.5 images/s 26.1 images/s
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s 13.1 images/s
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s 1.89 Mnodes/s
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s 499.9 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
52 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
41 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
29 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
46 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
27 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
55 FPS
[High]
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
1080 x 2340
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 Helio G90T

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-G76MC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 750 MHz 800 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 386 Gigaflops 184 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Da Vinci
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs 384 kHz/32 bit AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

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 5 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou

Info

Announced January 2020 July 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Helio G90T official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G90T and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Alexander 28 December 2020 09:46
Daily usage: no difference. Gaming: g90t Speed: g90t Multi-media :720g (negligible difference). Antutu benchmark: g90t always! [mediatek helio g90t uses all cores at a time for top performance ] I think g90t is way better!
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Ayush gautam 19 January 2021 04:48
I agree with you alexander
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Scotly Bryan 23 December 2020 09:38
The snapdragon 720g is bad because it wont last for long years but helio g90t also bad because it overheat. But in my experience 10 hours of playing games on a phone with helio g90t is good and it can handle games like pubg on high graphics with no fps drop its like 37.6C after 10 hours but my phone does not overheat
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!!!! 08 January 2021 11:53
you are totally wrong
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Joseph 20 December 2020 07:50
According to my experience, 720g is better... G90T is slightly fast than 720g, but when you play long time, it will get heat more and more and you will get fps drop in late game.... 720g is Fast but not as fast of G90T, but its not heating even if you play 12hrs straight its not heating for real.... if you buy G90T, then buy with cellphone cooler, if you dont like cellphone cooler, dont put a case on your cellphone because it will burst out your battery life.. If you buy 720g, then enjoy it and dont think any problem, if you want, just put a casing, play games straight 12hrs, or watch videos outside, dont think your battery when your outside, it is tanky.. G90T make sure you have a power bank when you go long outside...
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DimFix 03 December 2020 13:50
Antutu GPU score G90T- 80000 720G- 71000
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DimFix 13 January 2021 22:17
What about Geekbench?
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mallomy 26 November 2020 16:42
For both gaming and performance i will advice you to go for 720g
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DangerKo 15 November 2020 15:36
I'll get a phone soon but I'm between these two processors, I'm playing games like pubg fortnite and which one will please me and give high fps (please let someone knowledgeable answer)
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Bblackdia 19 November 2020 07:39
G90T have scored 79,000 and sd720g scored 66,000 in gpu test , if you want good gaming then go with mth g90t , but for battery Life and low thermal then go with sd720g
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zain 13 November 2020 14:53
720g having best performance
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Jeet 12 November 2020 16:24
G90T is good for gaming...
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Munna 10 November 2020 10:32
Using G90T with Pubg Cod...best performance than 720g evenly 730g..last more than one year....liquid cooling does ita best till now
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Onii-chan ❤️ 10 November 2020 07:58
If you want better graphics, go with g90t (Realme 6). If you want better speed, go with 720g (Redmi Note 9 pro).
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Blank 04 October 2020 15:16
G90T is better but it's not optimize unlike 720G. It's the best for me because it can handle high end games without over heating much g90t can overheat to 43C and your CP will FPS drop so DON'T BUY A MEDIATEK it has an high end graphics but it cannot handle gaming.
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hanaj 27 October 2020 14:23
you havent even tried g90t its better than 720g in gaming
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Blank 29 October 2020 08:53
HAHAHAHAHAH lol, mediatek helio g90t can handle it
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Kayn 27 January 2021 01:02
I have MTK G90T powered device (Umidigi S5 Pro), I have encountered heat issue with my phone but it is bearable because I get use to MTK devices. It can handle high-end graphics, due to its 800 MHZ GPU, but my biggest problem is battery life. For me, its still bearable. Snapdragon 720G (My brother's phone, Redmi Note 9S), it has good efficiency when it comes to the battery life. The graphics is still bearable and no fps drops same as MTK G90T, but Power Efficiency is what snapdragon provide. If you want longer battery life with bearable graphics and no heat issue, go with 720G snapdragon. If you want better graphics and immersive gameplay with heat issue and bearable battery life, G90T is for you. Every processor have flaws. It is based on how you use it in daily basis. Well, I use my phone more on movie and watching anime but less gaming. My brother use it in gaming and watching anime and movie. Thank you for reading. This is a personal opinion and experience.
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Umair royale 26 August 2020 08:27
Of course 720g is much better than g90t it has 8nm build while MTK has 12nm built making SDM consume less power and producing lesser heat than MTK. 720g can also play 4k at 60FPS while G90T only supports 30FPS . In the end I recommend snapdragon 720g instead of helio g90t...
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Rishav 21 August 2020 04:10
L3 1 MB cache for 720g , that must be good right ?
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Alim Hamad 01 August 2020 16:50
Is it possible to play fortnite, PUBG, COD Mobile in a same Mobile with Helio g90t or snapdragon 720g (means does it lag while downloaded on the same mobile) if not please recommend me one under 20000
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Glenn 17 September 2020 06:40
i use redmi note 8 pro with G90T, with setting smooth & Extreme, it's mean i not found any lagging problem. it is very good SOC.
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Mahammad 11 July 2020 05:12
I think gpu performance not only affects gaming but also in graphics performance, camera, visualisation, new optimisations. So I like g90t.
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AgntPsyko 06 July 2020 08:41
Guys it depends on your use. Look if u play games like PUBG nd Fortnite etc, there is no way u can compare them both cuz both have approx. Same specs nd features so u wont be finding that one is inferior to another. G90t is higher in graphics but 720g is higher in speed.
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User2 23 June 2020 14:02
Any way realme 6 better than note 9s
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Haise 15 August 2020 02:45
Different prices, not so comparable.
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Gamal abd el nasser 21 June 2020 17:41
Is snapdragon 720 better than helo g90t?
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Goos 23 June 2020 10:37
No, Helio G90t is better.
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Nizar 23 June 2020 12:03
Goos, Are you kidding man? Of course, snapdragon 720g is better.
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Htt 09 August 2020 06:15
Nizar, 720g is best because I will buy 720g
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Malvin 09 August 2020 06:36
Depends on what devices they are being compared.
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Sahidul 21 August 2020 03:33
Yes it is slightly better than mediatek Helio g90t
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Ezzat Saad 10 December 2020 05:32
Nizar, No, he is right .. g90t is better .. the sd 720 Is a lazy processor .. you can compare realme 6 with realme 6 pro and you will find lags on realme 6 pro .. The CPU of sd 720G score a higher points but when you try it you will find g90t is better on CPU and GPU .. realme 6 is good with g90t and the 90 refresh rate display .. I use it about 6 months and it's wonderful fast
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Scotly Bryan 23 December 2020 09:43
Ezzat Saad, I also use samsung phones with mediatek and the phone is still great after 1 year and 6 months of using. it can also run pubg with 2gb ram and 16rom
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Nizar 19 January 2021 17:16
Htt, Really it is better . never any laig issue.
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User 21 June 2020 14:56
It is true? 720 has BUS with only 2x 16 Bit.
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Alex 21 June 2020 15:58
Yes, look at official site!
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