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Snapdragon 730 vs Snapdragon 720G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 (with Adreno 618 graphics) and Snapdragon 720G (Adreno 618). 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
  • Higher GPU frequency (~50%)
  • Announced 10-months later
  • Shows better (up to 5%) AnTuTu 9 score – 336K vs 319K
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2200 MHz)
  • 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
336101
CPU 101953 105759
GPU 75580 85686
Memory 54411 52933
UX 86196 90296
Total score 319595 336101

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 93.9 Mpixels/s 108.75 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.7 images/s 15.55 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 27.15 words/s
Machine learning 24.7 images/s 25.5 images/s
Camera shooting 14 images/s 16.15 images/s
HTML 5 1.17 Mnodes/s 2.18 Mnodes/s
SQLite 478.1 Krows/s 561.5 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
[Medium]
43 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 36 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 35 FPS
[Medium]
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World of Tanks Blitz 59 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 34 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 30 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Mi9T
1080 x 2340
Realme 7 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 730 and Snapdragon 720G

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.2-A
L3 cache - 1 MB
Process 8 nanometers 8 nanometers
TDP 5 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Adreno 618
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 500 MHz 750 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 386 Gigaflops 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 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 13.91 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Qualcomm Hexagon 688 DSP Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV 384 kHz/32 bit

Connectivity

Modem X15 X15
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 15
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced April 2019 January 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7150-AA SM7125
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site

Cast your vote

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Total votes: 2837

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 730, or ask any questions
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Evsn 22 March 2021 05:21
Please do this on Samsung galaxy A71 vs A72. because both are manufactured by Samsung. A71 SD 730 and A72 SD720G. thank you
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Cristian 20 January 2021 11:36
Soon Galaxy A72 will be launched. Then you could compare them again by using more or less the same OS and other similar parts (A71 vs A72). That is if there is sill interest for this comparison...
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VASUDEVA BHAT S 04 November 2020 17:37
Adreno 618 GPU Freq in -> 730 - 650mhz 732G/720G - 750Mhz. Just start camera app, run Cpu-z in a floating window,, just see the GPU base Freq of 267Mhz climbing to 750Mhz in 5 steps, 355,430,565,650 and then max 750mhz.
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David 04 November 2020 17:59
Hi. This depends on the vendor. Developers can change GPU clocks for particular phone or\and ROM. We will investigate this later and maybe add new fields like "boost clock" or something like that. Thanks for your comment.
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