Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 625

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and Snapdragon 625 (Adreno 506). 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 3.5x better in floating-point computations
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.9x) AnTuTu 9 score – 333K vs 114K
  • Announced 4-years later
  • Supports 86% higher memory bandwidth (13.91 against 7.46 GB/s)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 14 nm)
  • 15% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~15%)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
333635
CPU 105759 41253
GPU 85686 12372
Memory 52933 30571
UX 90296 30687
Total score 333635 114849

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 75.05 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.55 images/s 9.85 images/s
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s 18.85 words/s
Machine learning 25.5 images/s 12.55 images/s
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s 6.1 images/s
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s 1.4 Mnodes/s
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s 366.8 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
-
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 Snapdragon 625

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
8x 2 GHz – Cortex-A53
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 2 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Adreno 506
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 500
GPU frequency 750 MHz 650 MHz
Execution units 2 1
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS 435 Gigaflops 124 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 11.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR3
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 933 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 1x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 7.46 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Hexagon 546
Storage type UFS 2.1 eMMC 5.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 1900 x 1200
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 24MP, 2x 13MP
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 X9
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 7
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 300 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 100 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.1 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced January 2020 February 2016
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 MSM8953
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 official site

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