Snapdragon 720G vs Helio G96

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G96 (Mali G57 MC2). 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
  • 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 G96
  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later
  • Supports 23% higher memory bandwidth (17.1 against 13.91 GB/s)
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
339703
329371
CPU 109222 85844
GPU 87231 81323
Memory 55275 64190
UX 87641 95348
Total score 339703 329371

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Helio G96 +11%
1895
Image compression 110.2 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 13.1 images/s -
Speech recognition 27.3 words/s -
Machine learning 26.1 images/s -
Camera shooting 15.7 images/s -
HTML 5 2.16 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 533.6 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G96 +6%
1096
Stability 98% 99%
Graphics test 6 FPS 6 FPS
Score 1037 1096

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
72 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
42 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 58 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
66 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
23 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
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 G96

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 -

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali G57 MC2
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 750 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 32
FLOPS 435 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 17.1 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
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. 13
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC

Info

Announced January 2020 June 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 MT6781
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Helio G96 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G96 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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kjk 23 December 2021 17:07
Does the helio have a good life......I heard MediaTek is usually not very long-lasting.
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Abc123 28 February 2022 06:11
It's not a dishwasher
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Sv21 29 March 2022 11:55
Worse than 720g. snapdragon is more power-efficient.
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Sohail 14 January 2023 14:57
Helio does have a good life! MediaTek is also a Fair Chipset! MediaTek is just underrated for no reason!
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