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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 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
  • Shows better (up to 7%) AnTuTu 8 score – 301K vs 281K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G95 +7%
301899
CPU 99886 97589
GPU 71529 86889
Memory 50549 56527
UX 52632 59351
Total score 281348 301899

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
574
516
Multi-Core Score
1697
1616
Image compression 108.75 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 15.55 images/s -
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s -
Machine learning 25.5 images/s -
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s -
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s -

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 386 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 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, 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 5 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 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Helio G95 official site

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Total votes: 4280

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G95 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Danish Pandey 26 December 2020 10:42
for gaming enthusiasts the Mediatek Helio G95 is a much enhanced processor apt for heavy gameplay
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GreekTnT 15 December 2020 14:58
720G is much better than G95.
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Bulley 25 December 2020 07:25
Getting my Redmi Note 9 pro max tomorrow, 26/12/2020. Let's see how 720G performs. BTW I was here just because I saw a comparison over youtube, between Redmi note 9 pro & Realme 7. And they said that Realme 7 will be better in gaming. Which put me in confusion again, but I can't cancel my current order 👆. Wish me luck 🙂
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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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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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Levi 08 November 2020 18:59
Btw the sd720g has 750Mhz of GPU frequency
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Asmit Singh 16 November 2020 06:59
Doesn't matter, no. of alu in Snapdragon 720g( adreno 618) is 128 which is double the no. of alu in helio g95 with 64 alu.
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Sd 720g 29 October 2020 13:08
'cause it's what used in the high end versions of realme phones like 6 pro and 7 pro and check the speed test of 6 pro vs realme 7 , realme 6 pro with sd720 g is more powerful and speed... And moreover Qualcomm is a more powerful brand than mediatek I checked the official website of both the chip manufacturers, the description given by Qualcomm for Snapdragon 720 g is much more detailed and technological then MediaTek given for the leaves g95 chipset and moreover Snapdragon 720 is a more disturb chipset while g95 is a new one even two it may perform in the beginning for long long last usage we cannot be sure of it
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Asmit Singh 16 November 2020 07:00
Yes bro exactly You said my words
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Guest User 45 23 September 2020 17:34
Snapdragon 720g & helio g95 is the best powerful processor for ultra gaming mode
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Binod 23 November 2020 12:44
No one: Snapdragon 865: am i a joke to you
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Dickness 06 December 2020 16:22
Binod, No body Bionic 13 : hold my beer
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Stefan 04 September 2020 18:27
For gaming which is more smoother, Snapdragon 720G or Helio G95?
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Root 04 September 2020 18:35
Depends on game, but in general 720G would be better.
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G95 27 September 2020 23:08
It's great as it's one of the newest.
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G95 07 October 2020 13:58
Root, It is the best processor in every department better than snapdragon 720G or 730G snapdragon cant match
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720 G 13 October 2020 09:48
720G is better for gaming i think
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720g 14 October 2020 06:19
720g is better for gaMing and long term.
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G95 19 October 2020 07:58
It's GPU is too fast and processing Speed too....
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Guest User 21 October 2020 11:03
Only Gaming to select g95, but Snapdragon is a all rounder(camera, gaming graphics, user manual, low power consumption) and light weight mobile.
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Ksc 28 October 2020 15:07
Obviously (Helio G95)
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Uday 30 October 2020 04:25
If you prefer gaming then Helio g95 can make your job done
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Pratick dam 27 November 2020 18:14
Mediatek helio g95...
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Raj roy 29 November 2020 18:04
Helio g95 8s best processor for smooth gaming
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