Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 678

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and Snapdragon 678 (Adreno 612). 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
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 11 nm)
  • Performs 23% better in floating-point computations
  • Shows better (up to 24%) AnTuTu 9 score – 336K vs 270K
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
  • Announced 11-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~13%)
  • Supports 7% higher memory bandwidth (14.9 against 13.91 GB/s)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
336008
CPU 105759 100202
GPU 85686 42901
Memory 52933 50539
UX 90296 75721
Total score 336008 270714

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 102.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.55 images/s 14.5 images/s
Speech recognition 27.15 words/s 27.8 words/s
Machine learning 25.5 images/s 23.7 images/s
Camera shooting 16.15 images/s 13.7 images/s
HTML 5 2.18 Mnodes/s 2.05 Mnodes/s
SQLite 561.5 Krows/s 527.2 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 43 FPS
[High]
41 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 40 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Medium]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
24 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 54 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Medium]
Genshin Impact 34 FPS
[Medium]
14 FPS
[Low]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[High]
48 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
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 Snapdragon 678

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 460 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.7 GHz – Kryo 460 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2300 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 16 KB
L2 cache - 256 KB
L3 cache 1 MB -
Process 8 nanometers 11 nanometers
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Adreno 612
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 750 MHz 845 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 96
FLOPS 435 Gigaflops 354 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 685
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 192MP, 2x 25MP
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

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 December 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7125 SM6150-AC
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 official site

Cast your vote

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Total votes: 2215

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 678 and Snapdragon 720G, or ask any questions
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God 05 June 2021 12:15
Poco m2 pro or redmi note 10
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Surya 06 August 2021 20:01
You can check that snapdragon 729g is a good chipset. You can take realme 7 pro or pico m2 pro. Realme 8 charges battery in 45 minutes and pico m2 pro in 70 mins
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Joe nutz 24 April 2021 09:48
Redmi note 9s or redmi note 10?
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Lee 29 April 2021 21:15
This question is exactly why I'm here
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Rana zia 08 May 2021 09:56
Exactly same bro. I am also come here for this purpose
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Prince 16 May 2021 07:46
Note 10 is far better
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Raj 26 May 2021 04:39
Lee, Answer is simple go with Snapdragon 720g it's better and value for money
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I have a 9S 07 June 2021 18:33
A friend of mine has the 10 and to be honest the only thing better is the screen. Cameras are basically the same in the real world, differences in the performance are imperceptible and build quality is similar. I think the main disadvantage of the 10 is the 4gb of ram compared to the 6gb of the 9S but if you're not gonna be multitasking the OLED screen of the 10 is gorgeous compared to the standard IPS of the 9S and that alone could make it worth it for you.
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Sushant 18 April 2021 21:19
Who's camera optimization will be good (redmi note 10 with imx 582 and sd668) or (Poco m2 pro with Samsung GM2 and sd720g)
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shebin 21 March 2021 18:38
guys which one should i buy ,redmi note 10 offers so much specs , and poco offers bigger hd plus display with snapdragon 720g
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Who cares? 03 April 2021 05:56
If I were you I would have bought the poco m2 pro
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Aky 06 April 2021 23:04
Go for redmi note 10
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EQUALIZ3R 04 March 2021 02:40
The new Redmi Note 10 is touted to have the Snapdragon 678, whereas the Snapdragon 720G is present on the previous gen Redmi Note 9. It didn't make sense at all to buy the new Note 10, with so much disparity between the 2 chipsets. What's the point of a new phone if it doesn't offer better performance compared to the old one?
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Bruce Wayne 04 March 2021 12:13
Note 9 launched with Helio G85 and SD 678 >> G85
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Suraj 05 March 2021 08:04
I totally agree with you..
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tim 06 March 2021 03:19
Redmi Note 9 chipset is Helio G85. The Snapdragon 720G is on the Redmi Note 9S and the Redmi Note 9 Pro. Get you facts straight. G85 to 678 is a huge bump.
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Heman 09 March 2021 06:51
Do you want to say Redmi Note 9 pro instead Note 9? If you compare Note 9 to Note 10 yes it is definitely upgrade. They are just focusing on Camera module while marketing Redmi Note 10 series, specially higher model i.e. Note 10 Pro max which normal people just ignores focusing whooping 108 MP camera. Now compare models as per their predecessors i.e. Note 9 with Note 10, Note 9 Pro with Note 10 Pro and Note 9 Pro max with Note 10 Pro Max.
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Mr23 09 March 2021 17:34
It's note 9 pro, not note. Anyway you are right. It doesn't make sense
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Get you facts straight!! 12 March 2021 15:45
Hey EQUALIZ3R, Redmi Note 9 was launched with G85 and not SD 720G!! SD 720G was for Redmi Note 9S and 9 Pro!! Get your facts straight!!!!
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mom 28 March 2021 19:20
It's because the super amoled display. If redmi note 10 series still use LCD IPS, I bet they will use chipsets mid-range middle - upper class in their redmi note 10 series.
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Naval128 20 July 2021 08:41
Mr23, Mate, it makes sense. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is an older, higher tier device.
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Meh 03 August 2021 17:05
So true👍 I completely agree with you
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STERRON 01 March 2021 14:57
I'm not advertising myself here, but to be honest, snapdragon 720G is OP chipset for gaming! Everyone may say, snapdragon 720G & Snapdragon 730G gaming performance is not good as Helio G90 & Helio G95 series! But only blind people think like this, on a paper it looks weak compared to mediateK mid rangers, but trust me I tested gaming on both chipsets, and clear winner is Snapdragon 720G I know GPU is only 50% of flagship snapdragon 855 but it's same adreno architecture so it's great! Also U can check out my gameplay on my youtube channel! Just search "STERRON" I UPLOAD MY DAILY PUBG MOBILE GAMEPLAYS, and it's very smooth (sometimes just like smooth as iphone 😜) adreno is always better than Mali GPU
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Malesin 03 March 2021 05:26
In my opinion, G90T is faster than 720G, but what they lack is power efficiency which will became heat, which will drain the battery faster. So, I personally choose 720G over the faster G90T simply because of that reason.
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Heman 09 March 2021 06:44
Malesin, I agree with Sterron, MTK processors are fasters on papers only. As you said GT 90 lacks power efficiency which will over heat processor which ultimately lead to degraded performance.
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Okeh 28 March 2021 19:31
Cuz Qualcomm snapdragon GPU in smartphone is a clear winner compared to the other chipset companies, except iPhone chipset GPU (but Im not sure tho). except snapdragon CPU, cuz snapdragon 888 can't even beat Exynos 2100 CPU nowadays
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Phantom 25 May 2021 06:44
Hey sterron, thanks for your feedback. I was looking forward to buy a phone and came here to see what processor is better. And yeah I have subbed to y’a and watching your gameplay showed me two things: 1. Your a hella good player 2. You are right about it being smooth as iPhone.
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Benny 01 June 2021 04:13
Your right bro. 720g is better than 678
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