Snapdragon 730G vs Snapdragon 720G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (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 730G
  • Higher GPU frequency (~10%)
  • Supports 7% higher memory bandwidth (14.91 against 13.91 GB/s)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Announced 10-months later
  • 5% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2200 MHz)
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
339153
CPU 98232 109222
GPU 90747 87231
Memory 51677 55275
UX 91328 87641
Total score 330293 339153

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 102.3 Mpixels/s 110.2 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.2 images/s 13.1 images/s
Speech recognition 27.8 words/s 27.3 words/s
Machine learning 25 images/s 26.1 images/s
Camera shooting 15.4 images/s 15.7 images/s
HTML 5 2.03 Mnodes/s 2.16 Mnodes/s
SQLite 547.4 Krows/s 533.6 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% 98%
Graphics test 5 FPS 6 FPS
Score 979 1037

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 47 FPS
[High]
43 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 38 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 27 FPS
[Medium]
28 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 34 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 54 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
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 730G 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 ARMv8.2-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 825 MHz 750 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 128 128
FLOPS 422 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 14.91 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 688 Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP
Storage type UFS 3.0 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3360 x 1440 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
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-AB SM7125
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 730G, or ask any questions
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Master 03 December 2021 19:05
Let me clear everything about 720g & 730g. I have tested everything on my Poco x2,realme 7 Pro, redmi note 9 pro max, realme x2. In terms of CPU, Snapdragon 720g is obviously better than 730g. Even it is better than 732g. 720g CPU is very powerful and stabilized as compared to 730g or 732g. In terms of GPU,720g and 730g perform the same except Poco phones.730g and 732g over-perform in Poco x2 and Poco x3. My final verdict: 720g is slightly better than 730g(even Qualcomm claims that).
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Rutger 14 August 2021 19:46
Qualcomm could have just made one 730 or 720g with both superior CPU, GPU and UFS 3.0 storage
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guest_946 27 December 2020 07:06
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g is more powerful chipset when compared to as Qualcomm Snapdragon 730g.
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Barron 14 November 2020 08:16
I feel the 720G is same as the 730G. Just few tweaks along the line but it is the same chipset, in real life usage you won't notice any difference at all in speed... The only device would now determine the device in which the chipset is in, what I mean is the other specs that the device have just for instance comparing the Redmi k30 and Remi note 9 pro... K30 uses 730G and note 9pro uses 720G ...the only difference now would be the additional specs k30 has over note 9pro (For instance 120 hz refresh rate) that is what I mean by other specs of the phone determining which device you go for but to choose based on just chipset, they are the same.
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Michael 21 November 2020 16:40
And i think the snapdragon 720g is better because its price is cheaper than 730g and there aren't any different between that so i'll choose snapdragon 720g
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Sm review 28 October 2020 08:31
It's a shame that 720g is actually a watered down 730g made for cheaper phones Yes the 730, 730g, 720g and 732g are all the same but tweaked here and there to make changes, but overall the father of 7 series the 730 and 730g are the only cpus you will need Never go for 720 and 732, they are pure scam Just adding a Bluetooth version or increasing the ram or decreasing/increasing the cpu/gpu frequency doesn't make it a new CPU. Use common sense
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shahil 12 November 2020 14:22
u r wrong because 720g is better than 730g.
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Sm review 28 November 2020 08:04
shahil, No need to get salty if you brought a 720g , it's just that you brought a 730 chip toned up/down in certain areas. If you compare a 730 to a 765 then you will find some differences Offcourse those are tweaks as well but they are significant and hence makes it worth to buy. But if you are gambling with the 7-20/30/32(G) then you can just blindly pick whichever you feel like cuz there is so negligible difference in performance it's like comparing Yamaha FZ with a FZS (You get it right 🤣??) No matter which one you pick 720-732 they are all superior in performance with certain tweaks Some have more gpu freq some have more cpu freq, some have better instructions set or features. I owe both poco m2 pro & X2 Trust me both feel the same in performance unless I run emulator like dolphinewii ,Ppsspp ,kirikiroid2 or exagear. In some games where gpu load is more 720g gives 1-3 fps more and 730g shines in games where CPU load is more. Both have stable fps ranging from 39-67 on various games. (No I don't play pubg or freefire or whatever) Hell this comparison won't even matter when new processors will be launching in days to come.
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Gaming freak 14 December 2020 12:28
shahil, Here comes the uss of redmi note 9pro/M2/realme 6 pro🤣🤣
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kan 13 May 2021 11:04
seems 720g is high frequency, newer bluetooth but dont support 1440p. 730g, 730 and 720g basically the same. But why 732 is scam, more costly?
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Naval128 01 July 2021 15:35
kan, He's talking about the 732, not the 732G. Yes, it exists and no, I don't even know why. It's just a slightly watered down version of the 732G. Which makes it kind of useless, really.
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