Snapdragon 730G vs Dimensity 800U

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Dimensity 800U (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.


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
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 800U
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later
  • Shows better (up to 18%) AnTuTu 9 score – 391K vs 331K
  • 9% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 2200 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (17.07 against 14.91 GB/s)


Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 102803 112387
GPU 87461 104574
Memory 54955 67612
UX 87841 108441
Total score 331273 391904

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 104.15 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.5 images/s 15.5 images/s
Speech recognition 27 words/s 33.55 words/s
Machine learning 25 images/s 28.4 images/s
Camera shooting 15.4 images/s 14.7 images/s
HTML 5 2.03 Mnodes/s 2.08 Mnodes/s
SQLite 547.4 Krows/s 542.3 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 97% 99%
Graphics test 4 FPS 9 FPS
Score 747 1603


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 47 FPS
44 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
47 FPS
Fortnite 27 FPS
28 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 39 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
51 FPS
Genshin Impact - 35 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
55 FPS
Device Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
1080 x 2340
Oppo Realme 7 5G
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 730G and Dimensity 800U


Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2400 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8-A
Process 8 nanometers 7 nanometers
TDP 5 W 10 W


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 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


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


Announced April 2019 August 2020
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7150-AB MT6853T
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site MediaTek Dimensity 800U official site

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Please give your opinion on the comparison of Dimensity 800U and Snapdragon 730G, or ask any questions
NP 17 September 2021 14:27
800u is better for 1st run but we do long gaming sections sd 730g is far ahead in lead
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Flashy Crimson 09 September 2021 01:40
730G is better TDP and Shading units matter more than those flashy fucking scores
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Nah 07 March 2022 22:17
Yet in the end, only enthusiasts will care about this since the most users will not notice any difference in real life.
+1 Reply
Pratyush Maiti 25 July 2021 02:04
This is the best site to see the difference between ANY major chipset. Thank
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Wei 10 July 2021 19:51
800 better for sure!!!
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Shahid umar 08 June 2021 15:28
Good job #nanoreviews Mtk dimenisty 800u is best
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