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Qualcomm has finally announced the full specification of the Snapdragon 765G, and the slightly slower SD730. These will set a new standard for the upper mid-range market going into 2020 and it looks like many phones will have 5G moving forward.

So how does the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G compare to the Snapdragon 730G and the more recent MediaTek Helio G90T?

While I have included the Kirin 810 in some of these comparisons, for the UK and most other countries, there have been no Kirin 810 based phones yet, due to the issues with the US political disputes.

Fabrication Process

The Snapdragon 765 has seen a switch to the new Samsung 7nm EUV (7LPP) fabrication process, which is a decent improvement compared to last years 8nm of the SD730G.

This is a huge advantage over the 12nm FinFET which the Mediatek Helio G90t.


As rumoured the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G will stick to using the Coretex A76 based CPUs but they will receive a small to moderate frequency bump with the two performance cores operating at different frequencies.

The Snapdragon 730G had two Kryo 470 (CA76) running at 2.2GHz the Snapdragon 765 will use one running at 2.3GHz and the other at 2.2GHz.

The 730G will bump up the main core to 2.4GHz but keep the 2.2GHz for the 2nd core.

For the six A55 cores, things stay the same with them all clocked at 1.8GHz.

In comparison the Mediatek Helio G90t uses two A76 cores clocked at 2.05Ghz, however, its six A55 cores are clocked higher at 2.0Ghz.

The Kirin 810 then sits somewhere between them both with two A76 cores at 2.23 GHz and six A55 cores at 1.88 GHz.


The Snapdragon 765 and 730G has been upgraded to the Adreno 620 GPU. We don’t know too much about this year, but Qualcomm claim a 20% improvement in performance with the 765 and 38% improvement with the 765G.

The Mediatek Helio G90t uses a Mali G76 MP4 @ 800MHz and this performed at a similar spec to the Snapdragon 730G beating it in some benchmarks and losing in others. So it is likely the Snapdragon 765G will easily take the lead here.

Artificial Intelligence

The new Snapdragon 730 chipsets feature the Hexagon 696 DSP upgrading it from the Hexagon 688. Qualcomm claims this allows the chipset to perform 5.4 Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS) across all the processors on the chipset (CPU+GPU+HVX+Tensor)

In comparison, the dual APU of the Mediatek Helio G90t is rated at 1TOPs total performance

5G Modem

The big selling point of the new Qualcomm chipset is the fact they are the first mid-range chipset to launch with an integrated 5G modem with the Snapdragon X52. This, therefore, means Qualcomm is going all-in with 5G for 2020, while the SD865 doesn’t have an integrated 5G modem, it will only be shipped with the X55 external modem.

The Mediatek Helio G90t and Kirin 810 are LTE only.

Antutu Benchmarks

Leaked benchmarks have been released showing moderate gains from the previous generation and putting Qualcomm back in the top spot for upper mid-range chipsets.

OnePlus 7TSnapdragon 855+4870501441551992557004373597
Realme X2 ProSnapdragon 855+47332914259619096479996659803
Black SharkSnapdragon 855442971
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5GSnapdragon 8554298591440361723515604457428
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
(Leaked score)
Snapdragon 765G30284798651875645798558647
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ProMediatek Helio G90T28129598263797555728545992
Realme X2Snapdragon 730G25831198328675744794544464
Realme 5 ProSnapdragon 71221650173459618724201339157
Honor 9XKirin 710F17271064742212505074735971
Realme 5Snapdragon 66516786671157334893656826652

So how much do those numbers differ from the Snapdragon 730G and Mediatek Helio G90T?

Realme X2Snapdragon 730G17%0.32%29.5%20.9%31.8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 ProMediatek Helio G90T7.7%0.39%9.8%1.2%27.5%

The numbers stated by Qualcomm seem relatively accurate with a 29% performance bump with the GPU and 17% overall. However, the CPU has barely seen any improvement, and the improvement is less impressive when you compare it to the Mediatek Helio G90T.

Specification Comparison Table

MediaTek Helio P95Snapdragon 765GSnapdragon 730GMediatek Helio G90tKirin 810
ProcessTSMC 12 nm FinFETSamsung
7nm EUV (7LPP)
8nm LPP12nm FinFET7nm
CPU CoresOcta-Core, 64-bitOcta-Core, 64-bit Octa-Core, 64-bitOcta-Core, 64-bitOcta-Core, 64-bit
CPU2x Cortex-A75 @ 2.2 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz
1x Kryo 475 Prime (CA76)
@ 2.4GHz
1x Kryo 475 Gold (CA76)
@ 2.2GHz
6x Kryo 475 Silver (CA55)
@ 1.8GHz
2x Kryo 470 (CA76)
@ 2.2GHz

6x Kryo 470 (CA55)
@ 1.8GHz
2x Cortex A76 @ 2.05GHz
6x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.23 GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.88 GHz
GPUIMG PowerVR GM 9446 @ 970 MHzAdreno 620
+38% perf (765G)
Adreno 618Mali G76 MP4 @ 800MHzMali G52MP6 @ 820MHz
DSP / NPUAPU 2.0 (10% improvement)Hexagon 696
HVX + Tensor

(Total CPU+GPU+HVX+Tensor)
Hexagon 688
HVX + Tensor
2x APU

+1TOPs total perf
Dual NPU
RAMLPDDR4x up to 8GB, 1866MHz2x 16-bit CH

@ 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s
2x 16-bit CH
@ 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s
LPDDR4x up to 10GB, 2133MHzLPDDR4X @ 2133MHz
CameraSingle 64MP
Dual 24MP + 16MP
Dual 14-bit Spectra 355 ISP

1x 192MP or 36MP with ZSL
2x 22MP with ZSL
Spectra 350
Dual: 22 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single:36 MP, MFNR, ZSL,30 fps
Single: 48 MP, MFNR
Single: 192 MP
Single 64MP and 48MP
Dual 24MP + 16MP
Dual ISP
Video Encode/Decode2160p60 10-bit H.265
HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265

10-bit HDR pipelines
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265

10-bit HDR pipelines
2160p60 10-bit H.265
HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
2160p60 10-bit H.265
HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
ModemLTESnapdragon X52 Integrated

(LTE Category 24/22)
DL = 1200 Mbps
4x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
UL = 210 Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 256-QAM

(5G NR Sub-6 4x4 100MHz
+ mmWave 2x2 400MHz)
DL = 3700 Mbps
UL = 1600 Mbps
Snapdragon X15 LTE

(Category 15/13)
DL = 800Mbps
3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
UL = 150Mbps
2x20MHz CA, 64-QAM

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