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Snapdragon 820 vs Snapdragon 730G

We compared the 4-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (Adreno 530) with the newer 8-core Snapdragon 730G (Adreno 618) SoC. 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 820
  • Supports 114% higher memory bandwidth (29.8 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Performs 18% better in floating-point computations
  • Higher GPU frequency (~9%)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
  • Announced 3-years and 6-months later
  • Has 4 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 14 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 68%) AnTuTu 8 score – 282K vs 168K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
282317
CPU 63233 97740
GPU 56800 71107
Memory 26215 56066
UX 23240 56462
Total score 168536 282317

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 48 Mpixels/s 106.9 Mpixels/s
Face detection 8.36 images/s 15.5 images/s
Speech recognition 19.45 words/s 27 words/s
Machine learning 17 images/s 25 images/s
Camera shooting 10.75 images/s 15.4 images/s
HTML 5 0.68 Mnodes/s 2.03 Mnodes/s
SQLite 231.4 Krows/s 547.4 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile - 47 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile - 38 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite - 27 FPS
[Medium]
World of Tanks Blitz - 51 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 54 FPS
[Ultra]
Device - Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
1080 x 2340
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 730G

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.15 GHz – Kryo
2x 1.593 GHz – Kryo
2x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 470 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 470 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 4 8
Frequency 2150 MHz 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
Process 14 nanometers 8 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion -
TDP 11 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 530 Adreno 618
Architecture Adreno 500 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 624 MHz 575 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 256 128
FLOPS 498 Gigaflops 422 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 1866 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680 Hexagon 688
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 UFS 3.0
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 3360 x 1440
Max camera resolution 1x 28MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

Modem X12 X15
4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 15
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 4.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

Info

Announced November 2015 April 2019
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number MSM8996 SM7150-AB
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G official site

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
50 (28.2%)
127 (71.8%)
Total votes: 177

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 820, or ask any questions
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David 21 January 2021 23:53
The 820 is used in the Samsung galaxy s7 and the 730g is used in the Google pixel 4a.
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Tom 04 January 2021 02:06
Snd 820 has heat problem and it is throttling so quick., You have different story if you root the phone and remove thermal limit., it is still beast.
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Linkedsphere 09 September 2020 00:01
SD 820 is much better when it comes to gaming if you have more than 3gb ram running. Its Flagship phone anyway compared to a Midrange although newer.
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Mahes 15 September 2020 08:41
it doesn't work like that bro. I have used OnePlus 3(820) & currently using Realme x2 (730g). I see a ton of improvements in everything, especially in gaming. 730g is best since it's the latest.
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