Snapdragon 730G vs Dimensity 720

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 720 (Mali-G57 MC3). 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 730G
  • Developers optimize games for Snapdragon processors more often than for Dimensity
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2000 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 720
  • Announced 1-year and 4-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (17.07 against 14.91 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 347K vs 335K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
347327
CPU 102803 99354
GPU 87461 84632
Memory 54955 62616
UX 87841 99156
Total score 335082 347327

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 106.9 Mpixels/s 98.25 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.5 images/s 14.65 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 31.95 words/s
Machine learning 25 images/s 27.45 images/s
Camera shooting 15.4 images/s 14.85 images/s
HTML 5 2.03 Mnodes/s 2 Mnodes/s
SQLite 547.4 Krows/s 513 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% -
Graphics test 4 FPS 7 FPS
Score 747 1242

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 47 FPS
[High]
41 FPS
[Low]
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Ultra]
43 FPS
[High]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
26 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends - 49 FPS
[Ultra]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
52 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 30 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
1080 x 2340
Realme V3
720 x 1600
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 730G and Dimensity 720

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 5 W 10 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 618 Mali-G57 MC3
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 825 MHz 850 MHz
Execution units 2 3
Shading units 128 48
FLOPS 422 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 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 14.91 Gbit/s 17.07 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 688 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 64MP, 2x 20MP
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, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC

Connectivity

Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 211 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced April 2019 July 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7150-AB MT6853V
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site MediaTek Dimensity 720 official site

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