Snapdragon 720G vs Helio G95

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G95 (Mali-G76 3EEMC4). 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 2.2x 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 G95
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)
  • Announced 7-months later

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G95 +1%
341625
CPU 105893 97880
GPU 86694 94911
Memory 55906 57098
UX 89635 90558
Total score 339204 341625

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
575
517
Multi-Core Score
1704
1611
Image compression 108.75 Mpixels/s 98 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.55 images/s 14.4 images/s
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s 30.5 words/s
Machine learning 25.5 images/s 26.4 images/s
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s 13.7 images/s
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s 1.93 Mnodes/s
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s 500.3 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G95 +42%
1478
Stability 97% 89%
Graphics test 6 FPS 8 FPS
Score 1038 1478

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
51 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
38 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 57 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
48 FPS
[High]
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
27 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
52 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Realme 7
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 Helio G95

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-G76 3EEMC4
Architecture Adreno 600 Bifrost
GPU frequency 750 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 128 64
FLOPS 435 Gigaflops 195.8 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 -
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, 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

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, Galileo

Info

Announced January 2020 September 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 MT6785V/CD
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Helio G95 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G95 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Tech Maniac 23 September 2022 18:26
SD 8 gen 1 & Dimensity 9000: Look at those teens fighting each other...
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It's me 18 February 2022 03:26
Mtk is best for heavy gaming photo clarity is not dependent on the chipset it is based on a sensor good quality.
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Labib 07 February 2022 06:42
Used MDT G95 (rlm 8) also used SD 720G (realme 8pro) MDTC represented a better gaming experience than 720G. But not gave me a reliable and long time service. But SD 720G gave me a compact experience (better picture quality by the camera and also a better and long time gamin exp)
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Achu 30 December 2021 17:24
Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors. They don't make games for helio. so if you are a normal and heavy user go with MediaTek. if you want to play games in high graphics without fps drop then go with snapdragon.
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Zamn 09 February 2022 16:41
I think it's all the way around SD720G is for stabilized/casual gaming, battery, and daily usage Helio G95 is for heavy gaming, decent battery, and daily usage Hope this fixed the original comment 🗿
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Jay 17 September 2022 10:02
Zamn, Helio g95 gives u frame drops and has heating issues. But in 720g it gives u a stabilized gaming performance and heats less.
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Mia 11 November 2021 09:03
Realmi 6 pro or realmi 7?
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Chirag 12 November 2021 17:55
I have realme 6 pro and my brother using realme 7... Both are similar and awesome in performance... We recently downloaded pubg new state and they both giving us similar performance and similar fps... I think both the processor is equal... Little bit cpu is better on realme 6 pro (720g) and little bit gpu is better on realme 7 (g95) but they both are giving us equal performance... Only battery optimization is better on 720g... This is the only advantage that 720g has... Otherwise both are best
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Red 20 March 2022 20:44
Chirag, you have to try Nokia 3310
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Giorgos 29 August 2021 22:52
Helio g95 Better for gaming also 720g processor best
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Vishal Dutta 07 September 2021 03:38
I used both 720G and G95 but G95 has Extreme Graphics setting which is better than 720G which provides only Ultra.
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Alsa 30 January 2022 10:03
Vishal Dutta, Wait but my g95 on narzo 30 does not have bgmi 60 fps, only ultra 40 fps.
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Karl 03 February 2022 07:42
Alsa, They're talking about the Extreme FPS that Redmi Note 10s can play, but now it's unavailable and downgraded to ultra instead. MIUI tricked the game into thinking the phone got a better chip than G95
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Alvin 08 February 2022 07:28
Alsa, Maybe it's because of the display configuration. I have a Redmi note 10s, which has an AMOLED display. I am getting smooth+extreme in pubg mobile.
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Mobile testing group 24 August 2021 08:40
My opinion is that For heavy usage mediatek is the best And for normal task and photography the Snapdragon is best If you are a gamer like me take mediatek phones If you are a normal user the Snapdragon is good I have Poco f3 gt and Poco x3pro Poco f3 gt have Mtk dimensity 1200 Pocox3pro have sd 860 I have used both and I found that in Snapdragon 8 series there are so much heating issues And in mediatek dimensity processors doesn't heat quickly as well as Snapdragon
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Aish 16 August 2021 19:24
Bro I buy realme8 midrange smartphone. But if we talk about gaming performance it is such impress me. I mean smooth on ultra is max graphics on this device. And ran without lag.😍
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Sikandar Hayat 24 July 2021 17:08
Mediatek processors heat up phone, while snapdragon remains cool.
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Divanshu 02 August 2021 09:01
That's not true it's made up thing.
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Hakdog gaming 24 August 2021 08:20
Based on my experience, Mediatek is better than Snapdragon. Malfunctions and poor performance appears on SD after a long run
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Andrew 29 November 2021 11:12
That's completely false How? Well I firstly used sd712(realme 5 pro) It heats up (especially on random occasions). Upgraded to sd730g (realme x2) It heats up(especially after 60mins of mlbb, pubg, codm) Upgraded to sd855+ (realme x3): It also heats up on random occasions. Now using d1200(realme x7 max): It also heats up on random occasions. On side note: My friend note 9 pro (720g)heats up a bit after mins of 4k recording. Another friend realme 6 (g90t)heats up on random occasion Heating on the chipset is pretty much common as they don't have proper airflow. Even A15 heats up and throttle in extreme conditions (Damm just realized I always used realme products)
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Happy 30 November 2021 10:09
Andrew, Every chip heats up, both Snapdragon and MediaTek.
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guest_user_3415 30 January 2022 14:35
That's false I am using a Redmi y2 and ita bought in 2019 and it has a snapdragon 625 processor. I have never faced frame drops or lagging issues while playing free fire till I bought that phone. 😎.who are you to underrate snapdragon.
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Krali 09 February 2022 16:44
SD720G user here Based on my experience, the chip randomly heats up on random occasions. I think I'll stick with the guy who said every chip heats up. I'm a Snapdragon fanboy too, but we all just gotta take in the truth for once
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Siddhant Kumar 26 June 2021 06:13
But now developers optimize games for Mediatek processors.
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Rio 12 June 2021 18:38
Lets see with a different way, With the same prices, I think none of SD can beat the MTK
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Nitheesh 24 January 2022 07:34
That's true buddy . Never gonna beat
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Helio for me 05 June 2021 18:12
I think HELIO is better here the reason ... 1 it can go in ultra mode means he can run in to 130 fps but its hot faster that's why others will switch in SD but here the other reason That's why really HELIO is better try it with Cooler pan just try it your gaming experience will be so fu...ng wow hahah .... And yeah if you have a pan you can play genshin impack whit ultra graphic in long time no hitting no fps down that,s why we have pan ........ Why I know because i'll try it .....
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Neel 04 November 2021 07:04
What pan you're talking about?
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Hehe boi 02 January 2022 18:23
Neel, I think he meant fan lol. Those cooling fans that u attach to the phone to cool down the Soc.
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Matthew 18 March 2022 03:23
So helio g95 is better in long term gaming because i play genshin impact too
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Riolu 12 May 2021 18:56
Helio g95: PC like Games - Casual usage (apps) Snapdragon: Work, casual games, miscellaneous apps, photography.
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Adithyan 30 January 2022 14:42
You are telling reverse. Mediatek helio series has the efficiency to play games with frame drops and lags in short types. and good for apps and photography. But snapdragon 😎 has the efficiency to give you a lag-free gaming experience under 8nm fabrication technology. On the other hand, MediaTek helio g95 has 12nm fabrication technology it drains the battery faster and has frame drop issues. I have used both Snapdragon and MediaTek and found better in snapdragon.
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Fantasynx 24 April 2021 23:47
You're right there For gaming: The Helio series is rather an aggressive chip which is good for heavy and graphical gaming, due to its high GPU frequencies, but usually the fps is stable and constant but not as high as Snapdragon's And the Snapdragon series is the efficiency which is also good, you'll get more speed and more fps and less frame drops due to its high CPU frequencies. But it won't go as high graphics as the Helio's It depends if you're prefer performance or high graphics
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Saurabh jha 15 April 2021 22:28
720g is better than helio G95:i am used the two smart phone realme 8 and redmi note 9 pro max Realme 8 are bug issue high time gaming 🎮 phone are heat very quickly & redmi note 9 pro max very clear for gaming 🎮 But also smartphone good working That is my opinion Thanks ❤🌹😊
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Abhijit Biswas 07 April 2021 16:02
All about optimization. I have Realme 7 and 7 pro and surprisingly Snapdragon 720g performs better in gaming and day to day life without any lag and a major factor is UI, MIUI is a heavy UI as compare to Realme UI😊
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neoxcool 01 April 2021 18:54
I had used Redmi Note 8 Pro as well as Note 9 Pro max and i know the difference ... MTK Helio is a lot faster like flagship chipset. 720g is laggy in daily use. Forget about benchmark ... They don't show the actual truth ...
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MKC 28 March 2021 10:32
I'm a bit confused Which is better, g95 or 720G? I wanna get realme 7 or redmi note 9s/pro
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Redmi 9s better 28 March 2021 23:15
Redmi 9s is better. Because realme 6,7and 8 series are worst
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Divyanshu 13 April 2021 04:23
Realme 7 is much better bro
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Muzakkir 20 May 2021 03:12
Divyanshu, Helio g95 heats up faster
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Mahesh Kumar das 20 March 2021 19:40
Under 15000 is better G95 and under 15000-20000 is better than 720G
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720G 22 January 2021 06:41
720G is the better ...duh~
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troub 19 January 2021 06:52
MY rm7 doesn't show ultra on mobile legend ....what to do
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sase 07 March 2021 19:37
it's Helio thats why it can't Ultra only snapdragon 720 can Ultra graphics on Mobile legends bang bang
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Ekasai 29 March 2021 01:20
sase, Nope my RM7 is in ultra settings and its Helio G95, He needs to update his phone so he can unlock the true potential of G95, and yes Helios is much better than SD720 CPU+GPU is the core for gaming, and RM7 satisfies those needs, in terms of Required Gameplay, 8 hrs straight is too much to be honest and RM7 is providing it to us.
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Shohag 07 December 2020 16:53
720G is not optimised for some devices like Redmi Note 9 pro. In that Case G95 better
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sd 720G 06 December 2020 19:52
i think that snapdragon fast and smooth for daily tasks due for its 800 MBps and 2.3 GHz and in gaming snapdragon still the best because it is a more popular processor so the gamers will develope games for SD more but i am still a fan of mediatek cause i am a realme 6 user!!
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Shai 22 January 2021 16:34
Mediatek g95 is slightly solwer than Snapdragon 720g. mediatek g95 is the newest and latest chip of mediatek but Snapdragon 720g is lightly older. mediatek is not able to beat 720g but Snapdragon have more power than 720g like 730, 732, 765, 845, 865, 865+ never mediatek beat Snapdragon.
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Sherry 13 February 2021 07:29
Shai, Look at dimensity processors bro
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Red 20 March 2022 20:43
Sherry, Or how about snapdragon 888?
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Binod 05 December 2020 22:08
Disclamer For phones only: Simple 8nm vs 12nm. End of the day check heating issue. whatever the benchmarks if your phone has heating issue then your gameplay will obviously lag.
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Partha 05 December 2020 20:05
Mediatek was a gaming processor
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TANGINA NETO 09 February 2021 12:44
Yes Mediatek G series. Great move by mediatek, releasing the new gen G series chips (G70 to G95) to compete with Qualcomm's mid range 700G series. Wish the best luck for Mediatek because they really want to compete with their Flagship Dimensity Series chips aiming to challenge the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, Hisilion Kirin 980 and A14 Bionic
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