Mediatek Helio G96 vs Snapdragon 720G

Two 8-core CPUs were compared: the MediaTek Helio G96 (Mali-G57 MP2) and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G (with Adreno 618 graphics). Here you may find technical specifications, thorough evaluations in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench, and the advantages and disadvantages of each chip.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G

  • Performs 58% better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (8 versus 12 nm)
  • 12% higher CPU clock speed (2300 vs 2050 MHz)

Pros of MediaTek Helio G96

  • Higher GPU frequency (~27%)
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later
  • Supports 15% higher memory bandwidth (17.1 against 14.9 GB/s)

Mediatek Helio G96 vs Snapdragon 720G Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance

Snapdragon 720GHelio G96
Total score392437383889

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance

Snapdragon 720G7541780
Mediatek Helio G966511860
Asset compression92.6 MB/sec89.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser45.7 pages/sec47.7 pages/sec
PDF Renderer63.4 Mpixels/sec69.6 Mpixels/sec
Image detection35.5 images/sec35.2 images/sec
HDR56.7 Mpixels/sec56.8 Mpixels/sec
Background blur5.25 images/sec5.29 images/sec
Photo processing17.1 images/sec19.1 images/sec
Ray tracing2.54 Mpixels/sec2.76 Mpixels/sec


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance

Graphics test6 FPS6 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile43 FPS
72 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile40 FPS
42 FPS
Fortnite28 FPS
26 FPS
Shadowgun Legends58 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz51 FPS
66 FPS
Genshin Impact34 FPS
23 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang30 FPS
51 FPS
DeviceRealme 7 Pro
1080 x 2400
Xiaomi Poco M4 Pro
1080 x 2400

Snapdragon 720G vs Helio G96 Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 720G and Helio G96


Architecture2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Frequency2300 MHz2050 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-AARMv8.2-A
Process8 nanometers12 nanometers


GPU nameAdreno 618Mali-G57 MP2
ArchitectureAdreno 600Valhall 1st gen
GPU frequency750 MHz950 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units12864
Total shaders256128
FLOPS384 Gigaflops243 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.11.3
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory frequency1866 MHz2133 MHz
Bus2x 16 Bit2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth14.9 Gbit/s17.1 Gbit/s
Max size8 GB10 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Qualcomm Hexagon 692Yes
Storage typeUFS 2.1eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.2
Max display resolution2520 x 10802520 x 1080
Max camera resolution1x 192MP, 2x 22MP1x 108MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture4K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS2K at 30FPS, 1K at 60FPS
Video playback4K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS2K at 30FPS, 1080p at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecs384 kHz/32 bitAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


4G supportLTE Cat. 15LTE Cat. 13
5G supportNoNo
Download speedUp to 800 MbpsUp to 650 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 150 MbpsUp to 150 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


AnnouncedJanuary 2020June 2021
ClassMid rangeMid range
Model numberSM7125MT6781
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 720G official siteMediaTek Helio G96 official site

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