Snapdragon 860 vs Snapdragon 720G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 (with Adreno 640 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 860
  • Supports 145% higher memory bandwidth (34.13 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Performs 2.4x better in floating-point computations
  • Has 1 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 720G
  • Shows significantly better (up to 67%) AnTuTu 9 score – 569K vs 341K
  • 29% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2300 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Announced 10-months later
  • Higher GPU frequency (~11%)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
569908
CPU 144978 105893
GPU 206674 86694
Memory 95042 55906
UX 119816 89635
Total score 569908 341126

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 142.85 Mpixels/s 108.75 Mpixels/s
Face detection 20.3 images/s 15.55 images/s
Speech recognition 44.55 words/s 27.15 words/s
Machine learning 46.35 images/s 25.5 images/s
Camera shooting 22.85 images/s 16.15 images/s
HTML 5 1.65 Mnodes/s 2.18 Mnodes/s
SQLite 777.9 Krows/s 561.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 98% 97%
Graphics test 20 FPS 4 FPS
Score 3455 785

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
43 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 54 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Low]
28 FPS
[Low]
Shadowgun Legends 56 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 98 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact - 34 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 56 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
1080 x 2400
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 860 and Snapdragon 720G

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Prime)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Cores 8 8
Frequency 2960 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.2-A
L3 cache 2 MB 1 MB
Process 7 nanometers 8 nanometers
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Adreno 618
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 675 MHz 750 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 384 128
FLOPS 1037 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 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.13 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 UFS 2.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2520 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS
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 X24 LTE, X50 5G X15
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 15
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 800 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced April 2019 January 2020
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8150-AC SM7125
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of Snapdragon 720G and Snapdragon 860, or ask any questions
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Fanatasynx 26 June 2021 23:17
I was expecting SnapDragon 860 to be way better than SnapDragon 720G in almost all areas.
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Guest 17 September 2021 17:44
nah Snapdragon 860 is way better than Snapdragon 720G , read all through
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