With the arrival of 2020, the war to dominate the 5G technology sector is growing stronger, so mobile processor manufacturing companies such as Qualcomm and MediaTek have not only connected to 5G technology, but also more strong than ever. These two companies have provided processors with 5G capacity for smartphones, as well as the Dimensity 820, Snapdragon 768G and Snapdragon 765G, and due to all the features that these processors bring, and to the strength that it possesses, we decided to take on the task of comparing them, so welcome to the Dimensity 820 vs Snapdragon 768G vs SD 765G comparison.
About release dates, it is obvious that the Dimensity 820 has a great advantage. This processor was shown to the world a very short time ago, on May 18 of this year, thus surprising users. Having said that, the Snapdragon 768G was released just 10 days before, on May 8 of this year. Finally, and I feel like the one with the longest time in the market, there is the Snapdragon 765G, which was presented last year, on December 6, 2019.
First off let us start with the process technology which determines the power consumption and performance of the SoC. Keep in mind the lower the number the better is the performance as well as battery life efficiency. Well, we can clearly see that the Dimensity 820 owns the first place in this category due to its 7nm LPP N7P process by TSM, while both Snapdragon SoC work with a 7nm LPP EUV process made by Samsung.
The EUV process allows 10 billion transistors (10.3 billion transistors) on a board area which is 36% less compared to the previous generation, and due to this, the SD 768G and SD 765G win this process category.
It is time to start this great comparison of processors, and we will start talking about the CPUs that are inside. Starting with the Dimensity 820, this process uses an octa-core CPU based on the similar dual-cluster design (4+4). It consists of 4 x high-performance cores which are the Cortex A76 running at a speed of 2.6GHz and 4 x energy-efficient Cortex A55 cores running at a speed of 2.0GHz. In comparison to the Dimensity 800 we can see how the upper cores frequency has increased up to 200MHz. It is almost 37% better than the 800.
That being said, regarding the Snapdragon 768G, this processor has an octa-core design with a tri-cluster layout (1+1+6); It has a 1 x Cortex A76 high-performance core running at a speed of 2.8GHz and 1 x mid-end Cortex A76 running at a speed of 2.4GHz. Meanwhile, there are 6 x Cortex A55 power-efficient SoCs running at a speed of 1.8GHz.
Lastly, we have the Snapdragon 765G, that has 1 x Cortex A76 high-performance core running at a speed of 2.4GHz, 1 x mid-end Cortex A76 running at a speed of 2.2GHz. Meanwhile, there are 6 x Cortex A55 power-efficient SoCs running at a speed of 1.8GHz. Basically, everything is the same as SD 765 but the G variant has a slightly higher frequency for the high-performance core.
Looking at the number of cores these processors have, in addition to the way they are shared across the processor and the speed and power with which they work, the Dimensity 820 takes first place in this category due to the power that is capable of toasting.
Turning to talk about the GPUs that are inside three two powerful processors, in terms of GPU performance, the Dimensity 820 has ARM Mali-G57 running at a speed of 650MHz as the GPU. Instead of the regular 4 cores in Dimensity 800, this one has on addition core, bring the number to 5 cores. It is optimized by MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 768G works with the Adreno 620 with a clock speed of 750MHz, and while the Snapdragon 765G also has this GPU, it runs at a clock speed of 625MHz.
Comparing these three processors, it can be clearly seen that the present in the Snapdragon 768G processor gives it a greater operating power, and all thanks to the speed at which its GPU runs.
Moving to the scores of the AnTuTu Benchmark v8, official claims that the overall performance of the MediaTek Dimensity 820 scores around 415,277 points. That being said, the Snapdragon 768G has increased by about 10%, scoring around 360,000 points, and the Snapdragon 765G scored around 322,826 points. Looking at these scores, it can easily be determined that the MediaTek processor can become one of the best on the market today.
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Now, talking about AI, and similar to the other Dimensity SoCs, the 820 features the MediaTek APU 3.0. It brings AI features like AI-Recognition (for example, objects, scenes, or people), AI-Super Resolution, and AI-deblur functions. The rumored score on AI-Benchmark is 40,315 points the same as the Dimensity 1000L processor which also has the same APU.
With that said, both the SD 768G and 765G work with the Hexagon 696 NPU for AI tasks and operations. Also, on AI-Benchmark scoring, this two SoCs score around 9,108 points.
Taking as a guide the score that these three processors obtained in the AI-Benchmark, it can be concluded that the Dimensity 820 is the best of all.
In relation to the configuration of the camera, the Dimensity 820 features ImagiQ 5.0 ISP. The single-camera support is 80 megapixels and the dual camera support is up to 32 megapixels + 16 megapixels (30fps). In terms of video recording, it can capture a 4K HDR video. That being said, the Snapdragon 768G and 765G have the ISP Spectra 355, a signal processor that supports up to 192 megapixels in the case of opting for a single sensor. It supports video recording in HEVC, HLG and HDR10 +, as well as 4K HDR and slow motion in HD at 480 frames per second.
As for connectivity, The Dimensity 820 does support 5G networking and features global sub-6GHz 5G networks and promises up to 3.5Gbps download speeds and up to 1.25Gbps upload speed. It also supports dual SIM 5G. Mediatek 5G UltraSave technology achieves excellent power efficiency. Sadly, there is no support for mmWave 5G.
Having said that, the Snapdragon 786G and 765G support 5G networking as well and is the first upper-mid SoC to provide this networking. Snapdragon 768G integrating the X52 modem (internal) gives 5G download up to 3.7Gbit/s and upload up to 1.6Gbit/s. Moreover, it also supports Global 5G networking consisting of sub-6 GHz in Europe and Asia and mmWave 5G in the US. For 4G LTE, the download uses Cat 24 with a speed up to 1200 Mbit/s and for upload Cat 22 with a speed up to 210 Mbit/s.
Regarding their price, and since Qualcomm SoCs aren’t limited to a specific manufacturer, we can see a wide price range of smartphones featuring SD 768G depending on the manufacturer. Xiaomi and Realme phones will be much cheaper, meanwhile, manufacturers like OPPO and Vivo will have phones featuring SD 768G for a much expensive price. At present, we have the Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Speed Version rumored to feature this SoC and the price is around $300-$330, while the Snapdragon 765G was featured in the Redmi K30 5G that has a price of $285 only. With that said, and since MTK isn’t limited to any phones, we might see a large price range of phones featuring Dimensity 820; recently, the Redmi 10X is expected to release soon featuring this SoC, for a price of $212, so we can say that this processor is the winner on this category.
Concluding this Dimensity 820 vs Snapdragon 768G vs SD 765G comparison, we must say that it depends on the user to select the processor that best suits its needs. That being said, and guiding us through the categories that were presented in this article, it can be seen that, and although the Snapdragon 765G has great features and is capable of providing good and powerful specifications, both the Dimensity 820 and Snapdragon 768G processors works¡ in a better way due to some of them characteristics, so, between three two processors, this last two take the winner trophy in a tie.