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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 2.4x 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
282808
CPU 99886 97777
GPU 71529 79772
Memory 50549 57178
UX 52632 45700
Total score 273887 282808

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1687
1614
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 435 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 1866 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 6 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

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
5732 (61.4%)
3608 (38.6%)
Total votes: 9340

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G90T and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Anubhav Trivedi 18 February 2021 05:21
Is no one gonna talk about wrong memory (RAM) frequency they mentioned. Its 1866 MHz for 720G making G90T a clear winner in that segment.
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Vishnu Tejesh 07 March 2021 11:07
According to my knowledge LPDDR4X Ram has frequency of 2133MHz I use Poco M2 Pro with Snapdragon 720G processor I observed that in mobile specifications it's clearly mentioned that Ram Frequency is 2133MHz
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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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Gelo 11 April 2021 12:49
Because helio cheat in benchmarks
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Maylook 09 May 2021 08:05
Dude... When it comes to heating. Helio G90T is always hotter than SD720G. Expect that when ur playing heavy Games on a phone with Helio G90T plus in a hotter environment, it will lag for a while so much that its even almost unplayable. So its much better to go with the snapdragon cause i never eve encountered heavy Frame drops while playing Mobile Legends. Except minecraft 😅. They both similar in that game... But in minecraft when it heats up (SD720g) it lags a bit but its still tolerable. So its better to go with snapdragon 720g!
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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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Boostod 09 May 2021 08:10
Same. Me and my dad switched phones for a while that i wanted to experiment something... My dad has Reqlme 7pro while i have realme 6. And yup the same experience although snapdragon 720g even lags in minecraft when its hot but not as worst as my Freaking Realme 6. So the nextime i want to switch my phone its better for me to go with snapdragon instead 😆
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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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IRBAZ IRTIZA 28 February 2021 08:53
For gaming you should buy REDME NOTE 8 PRO it provides better gaming experience. But it gets heat up more than snapdragon 's ones but i think its an advantage because when the body gets heat up, the internal processor remains cool which is an advantage!!! On the other hand:-when the body is not heating then it means that, the processor is getting heated!! Which dis advantage. But i dont know its fact or not/ i just shared my thoughts with you. THANKS!! HAVE A NICE DAY!
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Bruv 01 March 2021 01:43
IRBAZ IRTIZA, What are u talking about? Lmao
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Collins 21 April 2021 01:16
Bruv, He's talking about heat dissipation, redmi note 8 pro has a vapor chamber that draws heat away from the processor and spreads it out across the phone which means you will feel the heat but means the cpu is actively cool down(I mean the heat must go somewhere else) and the heat of the cpu is what determines the performance not the heat of the phone body
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Utsav vyas 18 June 2021 12:35
take sd 720g you will be happy in long term use.... thank me later
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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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Fantasynx 08 April 2021 03:19
I agree, It depends if you would rather go for more fps(smoother gameplay)but with lower graphics and less battery consumption which is the SD 720G and for better graphics but slightly lower fps(at least stable and constant fps) and higher battery consumption which is the G90T Basically SD 720G: Better performance Helio G90T: Better Graphics
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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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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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Ketaidem Oileh 08 February 2021 17:03
Yes absolutely but for me SD720G is still 20% better than MTKG90T. Less power consumption along with better thermals means longer gaming time plus originally optimized in any game than G90T because developers optimize their games more often in snapdragon processors than helio. I've tried Realme 6 with MTKG90T and Realme 6 Pro with SD720G, same buttery smooth performance but G90T is a lil bit aggressive than 720G in terms of graphics but hey 720G sweeps the hell out of G90T when it comes to endurance and efficiency, Here is my own opinion in gaming stability. (Realme 6 with Mediatek G90T) *PUBG (HDR/Extreme fps) 92% stability. *CODM (VERY HIGH/VERY HIGH fps) 88% stability *NBA2K20 (ALL MAX SETTINGS) 98% stability and minor hiccups. *Genshin Impact 91% stability in lowest graphics possible and 74% stability in the highest graphics settings then heats like a frying pan in 3 minutes. (Realme 6 Pro with Snapdragon 720G) *PUBG (HIGH/HIGH fps) 98% stability. *CODM (VERY HIGH/VERY HIGH fps) 96% stability. *NBA2K20 (ALL MAX SETTINGS plus 90Hz support) 99% top notch stability. *Genshin Impact 89% stability in lowest graphics settings and 73% stability in highest graphics settings, minor heating issues and managable framedrops when clashing and rendering. Thanks for reading mate sorry for the comment wall!
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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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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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