Snapdragon 865 vs Snapdragon 720G

We compared two 8-core processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (with Adreno 650 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 865
  • Has 3 MB larger L3 cache size than the Snapdragon 720G
  • Performs 2.8x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 145% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 13.91 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 92%) AnTuTu 9 score – 655K vs 340K
  • 23% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2300 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 8 nm)
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • Higher GPU frequency (~28%)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
655440
CPU 179581 105893
GPU 217033 86694
Memory 117282 55906
UX 135531 89635
Total score 655440 340921

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 164.1 Mpixels/s 108.75 Mpixels/s
Face detection 26.1 images/s 15.55 images/s
Speech recognition 49.6 words/s 27.15 words/s
Machine learning 50 images/s 25.5 images/s
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s 16.15 images/s
HTML 5 3.25 Mnodes/s 2.18 Mnodes/s
SQLite 880 Krows/s 561.5 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 99% 98%
Graphics test 25 FPS 6 FPS
Score 4222 1031

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
43 FPS
[High]
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
[Ultra]
40 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 30 FPS
[Ultra]
28 FPS
[Low]
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
51 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
[Ultra]
34 FPS
[Medium]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
[Ultra]
30 FPS
[High]
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
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 865 and Snapdragon 720G

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 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 2840 MHz 2300 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.2-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB 1 MB
Process 7 nanometers 8 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion -
TDP 10 W 5 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Adreno 618
Architecture Adreno 600 Adreno 600
GPU frequency 587 MHz 750 MHz
Execution units 2 2
Shading units 512 128
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops 435 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s 13.91 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 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 200MP, 2x 25MP 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 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 X55 X15
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 15
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2500 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, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC

Info

Announced December 2019 January 2020
Class Flagship Mid range
Model number SM8250-AB SM7125
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 official site Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G official site

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