MediaTek has recently released a new SOC for mid-range 4G Smartphones called Helio G95. This new SoC offers some GPU improvements over the predecessor Helio G90T. The latest Helio G95 SoC from MediaTek can be compared with Qualcomm’s 700 series SOCs. We have already compared Helio G95 with Snapdragon 730G and 732G. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G was launched in January 2020. So, in this article, we are going to see how Helio G95 compares with Snapdragon 720G in terms of CPU, GPU, Memory, Camera, Display, Modem, AI and Benchmark. Realme 7 is packed with Helio G95 while Poco M2 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Realme 6 Pro etc Smartphones are equipped with Snapdragon 720G chipset. So without further ado, let’s see how they fare against each other.
Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 720G Comparison
Helio G95 is made with TMSC’s 12nm node whereas Snapdragon 720G was made using the 8nm node. This makes the 720G SoC more efficient compared to Helio G95 by a margin of 4nm.
In Helio G95, we can see 8 CPU cores. Of those 8 CPU cores 2 cores are Cortex A76 clocked at 2.05 GHz and the other 6 cores are Cortex A55 clocked at 2 GHz. The Snapdragon 720G, on the other hand, is also an octa-core chip just like the Helio G95. Of those 8 CPU cores 2 cores are Kryo 465 Performance cores (Cortex A76 based) clocked at 2.3 GHz and the other 6 cores are Kryo 465 Efficiency cores (Cortex A55 based) clocked at 1.8 GHz.
We see Arm Mali-G76 MC4 GPU in Helio G95 with 900 MHz max frequency. It supports video playback and encoding at 30fps at 4k, 120fps at FHD and 240 fps at HD. Whereas Snapdragon 720G has Adreno 618 GPU clocked at 750 MHz; it supports OpenCL 2.0 FP, OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.1 API. We see higher GPU frequency with Helio G95 (+150 MHz over the 720G) that suggests “Helio G95 delivers better GPU performance compared to 720G”.
Helio G95 supports 2x LPDDR4x RAM up to 10 GB at 2133 MHz and it supports eMMC 5.1 and UFS 2.1. Whereas Snapdragon 720G supports 2x LPDDR4x RAM up to 8 GB at 1866 MHz and it supports eMMC and UFS 2.1.
Helio G95 can support 24MP+16MP, 48MP, 64MP/Quad camera. It has 3X ISP that supports AI Face Detection, Rolling Shutter Compensation (RSC) engine, HW depth engine, AINR, Hardware Warping Engine (EIS), Single/Dual Cam Bokeh, MEMA 3DNR and Multi-Frame Noise reduction. On the other hand, Snapdragon 720G has Qualcomm Spectra 350L Dual 14-bit ISP. It supports single camera up to 192 MP or single camera Up to 32 MP with MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps. We get dual-camera support Up to 16 MP with MFNR, ZSL, 30 fps. It features HEIF and HEIC photo capture.
Helio G95’s display supports 2520 x 1080 pixels at 90 Hz. Whereas Snapdragon 720G’s display supports 2520 x 1080 pixels at 90 Hz/120 Hz with HDR 10 for internal panel (up to 10-bit colour depth).
Helio G95 has Cat-12 4G LTE WorldMode modem with features like 4X4 MIMO, 3XCA, 256QAM, TAS 2.0, HPUE, IMS (VoLTE\ViLTE\WoWi-Fi), eMBMS, Dual 4G VoLT and Band 71. Whereas Snapdragon 720G has Qualcomm’s X15 LTE modem with LTE Cat 15 up to 800 Mbps for DL, 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation and LTE Cat 13 up to 150 Mbps for UL, 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation.
For other connectivity, Helio G95 has Integrated Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, FM radio. Snapdragon 720G support GP, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and SBAS. Also, it supports NavIC; Indian satellite system to track location quicker and more accurately.
Helio G95 doesn’t provide about its AI specifications, it just says it has AI Accelerator. Where Snapdragon 720G has 5th generation Qualcomm AI Engine. This engine includes Qualcomm Kryo 465 CPU, Adreno 618 GPU, Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, Sensing Hub, Hexagon Scalar Accelerator, and Hexagon 692 Processor.
Which One is Better?
From our “Helio G90T vs Snapdragon 720G” article, we know in Antutu benchmark test, Helio G90T has 1.35% advantage compared to the Snapdragon 720G. As Helio G95 is an overclocked version of the Helio G90T, So Helio G95 is the clear winner.
As far as Antutu scores are concerned, Helio G95 chipset that was equipped with Realme 7 has scored 3,02,716 points in Antutu. On the other hand, as per attached Youtube video on our “720G vs 730G” article, Qualcomm’s 720G chipset has managed to get 2,81,066 points in Antutu. So, we see that Helio G95 offer over 7.7% better performance than Snapdragon 720G.