Snapdragon 720G vs Helio P20

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Helio P20 (Mali-T880 MP2). 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
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 12.8x better in floating-point computations
  • Announced 3-years later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 16 nm)
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Helio
  • Supports 9% higher memory bandwidth (13.91 against 12.8 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Helio P20
  • Higher GPU frequency (~20%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 105893 -
GPU 86694 -
Memory 55906 -
UX 89635 -
Total score 337489 -

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
567
170
Multi-Core Score
1681
854
Image compression 108.75 Mpixels/s 61.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.55 images/s 8.55 images/s
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s 16 words/s
Machine learning 25.5 images/s 11.2 images/s
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s 5.06 images/s
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s 1.23 Mnodes/s
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s 309.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% -
Graphics test 6 FPS -
Score 1029 -

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
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World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
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Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
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Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
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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 P20

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.3 GHz – Cortex-A53
4x 1.6 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 32 KB
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 16 nanometers
Transistor count - 4 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-T880 MP2
Architecture Adreno 600 Midgard
GPU frequency 750 MHz 900 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 32
FLOPS 435 Gigaflops 34 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1600 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 12.8 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP No
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 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
Audio codecs 384 kHz/32 bit AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 6
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 5 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced January 2020 February 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 MT6757
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site MediaTek Helio P20 official site

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