Snapdragon 720G vs Helio G90T

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G90T (Mali-G76 MC4). 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
  • Performs 2.1x better in floating-point computations
  • 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%)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 104527 94619
GPU 89136 87576
Memory 49885 62696
UX 96992 85595
Total score 338096 329972

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 94.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.1 images/s 13.8 images/s
Speech recognition 27.3 words/s 31.1 words/s
Machine learning 26.1 images/s 25.6 images/s
Camera shooting 15.7 images/s 13.1 images/s
HTML 5 2.16 Mnodes/s 1.89 Mnodes/s
SQLite 533.6 Krows/s 494.9 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G90T +26%
Stability 99% 87%
Graphics test 6 FPS 7 FPS
Score 1043 1319


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
52 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
41 FPS
Fortnite 28 FPS
29 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
46 FPS
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
27 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
55 FPS
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.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and Helio G90T


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
Process 8 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W 5 W


GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-G76 MC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost 3
GPU frequency 750 MHz 800 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 384 Gigaflops 184 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 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.9 Gbit/s -
Max size 8 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 Yes
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
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, 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 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced January 2020 July 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 MT6785V/CC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Helio G90T official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
7309 (60.7%)
4732 (39.3%)
Total votes: 12041


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G90T and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
Dio Hazem (TRXPH CEO) 25 August 2022 20:57
G90T GPU has 4 cores (Execution units) and 800hz GPU frequency. Q-Snapd 720 GPU has 2 cores (Execution units) and 600mhz GPU frequency. G90T is better for gaming because of its Quad Exe Units, also Q-Snapd 720g is better in thermal means not heating that much because of only 2 Exe units and 600mhz frequency of GPU.
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Zen 03 March 2023 18:49
More cores don't mean it's better because graphics optimization is also important because if you don't have the driver for that specific GPU, which in this case is an Arm G76 3EEMC4, the GPU will be underpowered compared to the Adreno 616 in some games, thus making frame drops happen more often. A lower GPU clock does not mean it's better, because the more modern Adreno 600 usually has a lower GPU clock than the Arm Mali-G series GPU, but they can outperform some Arm Mali-G GPUs. Lowering the clockspeed is lowering the battery usage, heat generation, and other things, but if the chip is fabricated by Samsung, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888/888+ and the 8 Gen 1, there's no hope because lowering the clockspeed won't do anything except reduce the performance because Samsung's fab uses more layers compared to TSMC's. The reason why I didn't mention any other Samsung-fabbed Qualcomm SoC is that they use less power compared to the 888/888+ and the 8 Gen 1; they don't have an ultra-core that is power-hungry and makes a lot of heat. The 732, 778G, and other low-power SoCs fabbed by Samsung won't overheat because they only have high-efficiency cores, and if they have a 2.4 GHz, it's just Cortex-A7X, but overclocked to perfection and not aggressively.
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Kael 19 June 2022 21:33
I gotta give it to Snapdragon on this one, G90T probably has a nice performance in gaming but suck on sustaining it, 720G can sustain it longer than G90T, less hot to the touch, and less throttle.
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Amrtanem 27 November 2022 13:23
Mam 710 snap w telefonie I ten Helios w tablecie I to telefon jest ciepły.
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Mirazi 30 November 2021 15:39
Not much difference between them :-)
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Andrew 07 September 2021 12:47
Advantage of g90t *Better cpu for gaming or heavy tasks(HMP) *Better GPU *Faster ram *Better multimedia accessibility (though lesser than 720G) #(usually found at cheaper rate over 720g) Advantage of 720g *Better cpu for multi tasking *Better architecture *Lower power consumption *Better multimedia accessibility (more than g90t) And the Winner is Your choice Both are good but both are midrange processor and their company will nerf them So Install a good custom ram when you start feeling sluggish ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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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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guest 24 June 2021 17:01
Maylook, 720G transistors are 10nm (actually), while G90T are 12nm, i.e 20% bigger + are tweaked to run faster ; so they produce more heat. & as they heat, thermal choking starts. So, performance falls. To compete with Snapdragon, Mediatek had to cut some corners.
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Darknoor 18 October 2022 09:58
I used both for quite some time. G90T for gaming, 720G for photography, and battery life. To be fair, some manufacturers added an extra battery to make up for the difference. Even more, they somehow added AptX without the need for an SD chip.
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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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Geekflops 04 July 2021 11:23
IRBAZ IRTIZA, Lmao, what on earth are u talking about?
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Geekflops 04 July 2021 11:27
Collins, 720g being smaller in size releases less heat and hence no need to dissipate much heat.
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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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James 28 July 2021 05:32
Ayo 720 is good but not 'way better' Both have their advantage and you are looking only on 720g G90t posses faster ram , HMP , better graphic card and better overall cpu performance meaning 720g is not "way better" than g90t G90t is better than 720g 720g is better than g90t But not "way better in both sides"
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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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