Snapdragon 730G vs Helio G96

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (with Adreno 618 graphics) and MediaTek Helio G96 (Mali G57 MC2). 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
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 12 nm)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2200 vs 2050 MHz)
Pros of MediaTek Helio G96
  • Announced 2-years and 3-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~15%)
  • Supports 15% higher memory bandwidth (17.1 against 14.91 GB/s)
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 98232 96288
GPU 90747 81608
Memory 51677 61602
UX 91328 93725
Total score 329862 330748

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Helio G96 +9%
Image compression 102.3 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 15.2 images/s -
Speech recognition 27.8 words/s -
Machine learning 25 images/s -
Camera shooting 15.4 images/s -
HTML 5 2.03 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 547.4 Krows/s -


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Helio G96 +11%
Stability 99% 99%
Graphics test 5 FPS 6 FPS
Score 992 1099


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 47 FPS
72 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
42 FPS
Fortnite 27 FPS
26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends - 58 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
66 FPS
Genshin Impact - 23 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
51 FPS
Device Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
1080 x 2340
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
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 Helio G96


Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2200 MHz 2050 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
Process 8 nanometers 12 nanometers
TDP 5 W -


GPU name Adreno 618 Mali G57 MC2
Architecture Adreno 600 Valhall
GPU frequency 825 MHz 950 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 32
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 17.1 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 688 Yes
Storage type UFS 3.0 eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X15 -
4G support LTE Cat. 15 LTE Cat. 13
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 800 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


Announced April 2019 June 2021
Class Mid range Mid range
Model number SM7150-AB MT6781
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site MediaTek Helio G96 official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
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Please give your opinion on the comparison of Helio G96 and Snapdragon 730G, or ask any questions
Scorvic 04 January 2022 07:09
I don't really know what between the 2 processors is what is better suited for a well-balanced use while taking into account the gaming side and the maintenance of the processor update in a way that optimizes the performance of use?
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M. Stephen 23 December 2021 08:39
It's amazingly excellent.
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