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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.


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


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 105759 95615
GPU 85686 85900
Memory 52933 54379
UX 90296 98554
Total score 336101 336760

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
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 -


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
51 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
38 FPS
Fortnite 28 FPS
27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 57 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
48 FPS
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
27 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
52 FPS
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.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and Helio G95


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


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 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


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

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
7146 (58.8%)
5013 (41.2%)
Total votes: 12159


Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G95 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
Giorgos 29 August 2021 22:52
Helio g95 Better for gaming also 720g processor best
+60 Reply
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.
+37 Reply
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
+43 Reply
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.😍
+54 Reply
Sikandar Hayat 24 July 2021 17:08
Mediatek processors heat up phone, while snapdragon remains cool.
+164 Reply
Divanshu 02 August 2021 09:01
That's not true it's made up thing.
+53 Reply
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
+13 Reply
Siddhant Kumar 26 June 2021 06:13
But now developers optimize games for Mediatek processors.
+190 Reply
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
+107 Reply
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 .....
+76 Reply
Rengstone 29 May 2021 11:02
Guys guys guys please help me I'm confused which should I buy realme 8 8gb/128 or realme 8 pro 6gb/128 please help me ?
+391 Reply
Talib Abbas 30 May 2021 08:04
Realme 8 pro 6/128 This is good in overall condition
+91 Reply
Sawan 05 June 2021 07:29
Go for moto g60 its is far better than realme and xiaomi
+35 Reply
Techno Guy 13 June 2021 09:47
Bro i took realme 8 8gb ram and 128gb storage take that mobile dude its an awesome mobile for gaming too it want lag and it wont disappoint you❤️
+26 Reply
Karthik R 15 June 2021 19:27
Better not buy realme 8 series ..very disappointed series with no 90hz refresh rate , no duel speaker and poor camera quality!
+34 Reply
Anonymous 14 July 2021 04:48
If you want gaming performance then go for realme 8, and if camera and charging speed is your priority then go for realme 8 pro, since Helio g95 gives more scores in antutu compared to SD720g
+17 Reply
Chengii 17 July 2021 03:56
Sawan, But it's not brand bro
+10 Reply
Riolu 12 May 2021 18:56
Helio g95: PC like Games - Casual usage (apps) Snapdragon: Work, casual games, miscellaneous apps, photography.
+146 Reply
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
+65 Reply
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 ❤🌹😊
+103 Reply
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😊
+95 Reply
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 ...
+139 Reply
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
+303 Reply
Redmi 9s better 28 March 2021 23:15
Redmi 9s is better. Because realme 6,7and 8 series are worst
+56 Reply
Divyanshu 13 April 2021 04:23
Realme 7 is much better bro
+32 Reply
Muzakkir 20 May 2021 03:12
Divyanshu, Helio g95 heats up faster
+15 Reply
Mahesh Kumar das 20 March 2021 19:40
Under 15000 is better G95 and under 15000-20000 is better than 720G
+83 Reply
720G 22 January 2021 06:41
720G is the better ...duh~
+147 Reply
troub 19 January 2021 06:52
MY rm7 doesn't show ultra on mobile legend ....what to do
+99 Reply
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
+25 Reply
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.
+15 Reply
Danish Pandey 26 December 2020 10:42
for gaming enthusiasts the Mediatek Helio G95 is a much enhanced processor apt for heavy gameplay
+159 Reply
Sunderam 01 February 2021 04:36
G95 is a gaming processor and it is better then Snapdragon 720
+145 Reply
Asmit Singh 24 February 2021 15:53
Sunderam, 720G much better than g95 . Did you even compare fps in games.
+44 Reply
Mohit 24 March 2021 21:15
Sunderam, I am fan of mediatek processor
+47 Reply
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!
+20 Reply
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.
+5 Reply
Deji 13 May 2021 11:38
Ekasai, MTK has been thrash for long. Open secret, everyone knows. Meditlatek chipset can cook rice when they start to heat up. I am currently using redmi note 9 with G85 and I will upgrade to a Snapdragon device. Can't have my phone cooking my hands. Qualcomm also wins when it comes to stability. Mediatek is still a generation behind except you're buying high-end MTK dimensity chipsets it's not worth it. It's a no-brainer really.
+3 Reply
Divanshu 18 July 2021 13:30
STERRON, Well then you know nothing about Processors if you think MediaTek don't know how to make a good processors. Snapdragon, MediaTek, and there is one more company i Forget they all know how to make CPU's its just which do you prefer at a certain price point. At some point one is better but at other price point the other is better. That's how things work in real life. So get what is best according to your need and your budge instead of saying bullshit like MediaTek don't know how to make processor. LOL
+1 Reply
GreekTnT 15 December 2020 14:58
720G is much better than G95.
+91 Reply
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 🙂
+88 Reply
Sunderam 01 February 2021 04:37
Bulley, Bro I ordered realme 7
+47 Reply
Ratul 22 February 2021 07:13
Bulley, But MIUI is sucks laggy and unoptimized
+19 Reply
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...
+12 Reply
God 10 March 2021 20:08
BMG, Because most of the games are highly optimised for Snapdragon chipsets
+7 Reply
Kartik 06 April 2021 05:17
Bulley, Processor is not laggy..miui is laggy
+10 Reply
Kartik 06 April 2021 05:18
Ratul , Absolutely right SD720 is laggy due to miui in redmi phones
+3 Reply
Deji 13 May 2021 11:40
Bulley, You made the right choice bro. Mediatek heating issues are horribly bad. I'm currently using Redmi note 9 with G85 and I'm not happy with the chipset.
+2 Reply
rizzz 01 July 2021 10:26
BMG, dude u wont get 120hz in gaming its only with phone and such apps
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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
+145 Reply
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!!
+37 Reply
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.
+1 Reply
Sherry 13 February 2021 07:29
Shai, Look at dimensity processors bro
+18 Reply
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.
+67 Reply
Partha 05 December 2020 20:05
Mediatek was a gaming processor
+32 Reply
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
+5 Reply
Levi 08 November 2020 18:59
Btw the sd720g has 750Mhz of GPU frequency
+62 Reply
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.
+36 Reply
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.
+3 Reply
Abhijith 26 June 2021 10:38
Anonymous, 1 execution unit of mali gpu is 16 shaders so 4x16=64 shaders vs adrenos 128 shaders with larger 2 exucution unit.
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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
+47 Reply
Asmit Singh 16 November 2020 07:00
Yes bro exactly You said my words
+10 Reply
Guest User 45 23 September 2020 17:34
Snapdragon 720g & helio g95 is the best powerful processor for ultra gaming mode
+214 Reply
Binod 23 November 2020 12:44
No one: Snapdragon 865: am i a joke to you
+29 Reply
Dickness 06 December 2020 16:22
Binod, No body Bionic 13 : hold my beer
+18 Reply
Dugong GungGong 05 February 2021 14:26
QSD 888, Exynos 2100 & A14 Bionic: Oi look mate those ants are fighting again
+13 Reply
Stefan 04 September 2020 18:27
For gaming which is more smoother, Snapdragon 720G or Helio G95?
+1470 Reply
Root 04 September 2020 18:35
Depends on game, but in general 720G would be better.
+246 Reply
G95 27 September 2020 23:08
It's great as it's one of the newest.
+32 Reply
G95 07 October 2020 13:58
Root, It is the best processor in every department better than snapdragon 720G or 730G snapdragon cant match
+55 Reply
720 G 13 October 2020 09:48
720G is better for gaming i think
+30 Reply
720g 14 October 2020 06:19
720g is better for gaMing and long term.
+22 Reply
G95 19 October 2020 07:58
It's GPU is too fast and processing Speed too....
+44 Reply
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.
+30 Reply
Ksc 28 October 2020 15:07
Obviously (Helio G95)
+22 Reply
Uday 30 October 2020 04:25
If you prefer gaming then Helio g95 can make your job done
+19 Reply
Pratick dam 27 November 2020 18:14
Mediatek helio g95...
+13 Reply
Raj roy 29 November 2020 18:04
Helio g95 8s best processor for smooth gaming
+9 Reply
Commqual Dragonsnap Setchip 05 February 2021 14:36
Mediatek Helio G95: Aggressive chip Snapdragon 720G: Efficient all rounder
+32 Reply