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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 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
  • Shows better (up to 10%) AnTuTu 8 score – 297K vs 270K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
Helio G95 +10%
297252
CPU 99886 97589
GPU 71529 86889
Memory 50549 56527
UX 52632 59351
Total score 270444 297252

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
1668
1581
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 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 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 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 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Helio G95 official site

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Total votes: 6700

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G95 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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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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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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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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Sunderam 01 February 2021 04:36
G95 is a gaming processor and it is better then Snapdragon 720
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Asmit Singh 24 February 2021 15:53
Sunderam, 720G much better than g95 . Did you even compare fps in games.
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Mohit 24 March 2021 21:15
Sunderam, I am fan of mediatek processor
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STERRON 26 March 2021 18:47
Mohit, First when it comes mediatek, I'm 100% sure it's trash, they don't know how to make good chipset! Battery life is horrible and heating issue is the main reason behind it's performance issues! Secondly It uses mali gpu which is also trash, even on flagships, it can't handle the game with 60 fps! Adreno also now great, but it's the best gpu for Android and better than mali even on mid range phones, fps in games will be stable!
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Ekasai 29 March 2021 01:24
STERRON, Bro, MTK is better than you to be honest, MTK and Mali, has been long used since the starting flagship of smartphone, MTK processors has better reviews in terms of stability, did you know the worst SD made was the processor for the CM Flare, Stability wise SD is trash, in terms of CPU and GPU combination, you should read Reviews in actuality rather than read them in text, the actual review of a unit will make you understood that what youre saying is more trashier than MTK and Mali.
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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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Sunderam 01 February 2021 04:37
Bulley, Bro I ordered realme 7
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Ratul 22 February 2021 07:13
Bulley, But MIUI is sucks laggy and unoptimized
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BMG 03 March 2021 21:14
Bulley, I think it´s due to the 90Hz Screen, what allows higher framerates than 60Hz on Redmi note 9 pro. Maybe Poco X3 could do better (120 Hz screen)... I surelly don´t understand how a chipset with more points on ANTUTU (G95) could be worst at games... Really don´t know...
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God 10 March 2021 20:08
BMG, Because most of the games are highly optimised for Snapdragon chipsets
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Kartik 06 April 2021 05:17
Bulley, Processor is not laggy..miui is laggy
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Kartik 06 April 2021 05:18
Ratul , Absolutely right SD720 is laggy due to miui in redmi phones
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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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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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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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Anonymous 22 March 2021 03:28
Asmit Singh, Helio G95 (Mali G76 MC4) has four execution units, it means that quadruple the number of shading units than the adreno 618 that only has 2.
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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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Dugong GungGong 05 February 2021 14:26
QSD 888, Exynos 2100 & A14 Bionic: Oi look mate those ants are fighting again
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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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Commqual Dragonsnap Setchip 05 February 2021 14:36
Mediatek Helio G95: Aggressive chip Snapdragon 720G: Efficient all rounder
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