Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 665

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and Snapdragon 665 (Adreno 610). 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
  • Shows significantly better (up to 72%) AnTuTu 9 score – 339K vs 197K
  • Performs 59% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 11 nm)
  • 15% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2000 MHz)
  • Announced 10-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 665
  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
  • Supports 7% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 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
CPU 109222 68560
GPU 87231 33421
Memory 55275 39926
UX 87641 55493
Total score 339703 197753

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 110.2 Mpixels/s 90.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 13.1 images/s 12.1 images/s
Speech recognition 27.3 words/s 21.5 words/s
Machine learning 26.1 images/s 16.8 images/s
Camera shooting 15.7 images/s 11.7 images/s
HTML 5 2.16 Mnodes/s 1.68 Mnodes/s
SQLite 533.6 Krows/s 386.2 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% 98%
Graphics test 6 FPS 1 FPS
Score 1037 220

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
29 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
27 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 53 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
30 FPS
[High]
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
1080 x 2340
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 665

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2 GHz – Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 1 MB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 11 nanometers
Transistor count - 1.75 billion
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Adreno 610
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 750 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS 435 Gigaflops 273 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 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP Hexagon 686
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 48MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs 384 kHz/32 bit AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X15 X12
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, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced January 2020 April 2019
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 SM6125
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 665 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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Jaivishal 16 November 2020 08:53
Am having poco m2 pro and realme 6 i in this both phones the similarity is Snapdragon 665 to 720 g but I have installed free fire in both device and the ms are smooth as before but realme 6i performance is knocking poco m2 pro why that happens and realme 6i floating smoothier with many apps and performance is good rather than poco m2 pro why .....
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Anirudh 24 January 2021 17:44
Because realme 6 has g90t
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