Yesterday, MediaTek decided to surprise its users worldwide with a new processor for smart devices, and it is the MediaTek Dimensity 700, this being a slightly downgraded version of the Dimensity 720. Today we are going to compare these two processors, and we will see the differences between these two in this MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs 720 comparison.
About release dates, it is obvious that the Dimensity 700 has a great advantage over the Dimensity 720. This processor was shown to the world a very very short time ago, since it was just a couple of hours ago, on November 10, 2020. Having said that, and although the Dimensity 720 was not presented long ago, it does have time hanging around the market, since it was presented a couple of months ago, on July 25, 2020.
Before we start talking about these two processors, it should be noted that they are very similar. Now having that cleared up, let’s get started talking about its internal specs. Regarding its process, both SoCs have the same, and it is a 7nm LPP FinFET process made by TSMC. It is worth remembering that, the lower the number, the better the processor, and with more power will work, so it can be said that these are the best processors that are available in the current market.
Also, and according to the officials, the 7nm process is 28% more efficient than the 8nm process.
Winner: Tie (MediaTek Dimensity 700 and Dimensity 720)
Getting to talk about the CPU inside these processors, both have a dual-cluster, octa-core design (2 + 6) CPU, which is distributed as follows in the MediaTek Dimensity 700:
On the other hand, and although it was mentioned that the MediaTek Dimensity 720 has the same design, it is distributed in a slightly different way, and it is as follows:
Now, although both processors have the same number of cores, a small but very important detail is what differentiates the best of these two, and it is the speed at which the two high-performance cores work. In this sense, and thanks to a minimum increase of 0.2GHz, Dimensity 700 takes the prize in this category since it has more power.
Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700
Concerning the GPU that is inside these processors, the Dimensity 700 features a 2 core Arm Mali-G57 MC2 as the GPU running at a speed of@950MHz. On the other hand, the Dimensity 720 also has an Arm Mali-G57 GPU, but this one is MC3, which has 3 cores. With that being said, Mali on the Dimensity 720 runs at a lower speed, this being 650MHz.
While the GPU inside the Dimensity 720 runs at a lower speed, the fact that it has an extra core gives it greater operating power, which allows it to provide more power to the devices it is on.
Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 720
Related to Artificial Intelligence, Dimensity 700 like Dimensity 720 doesn’t have the iconic APU 3.0 as found in Dimensity 1000 series. Instead, in the 700 version, we see an AI accelerator that provides AI capabilities but at a very basic level, while in the 720 version we can see a MediaTek APU, although nothing, in particular, is specified.
About the scores obtained by these two processors in the Benchmarks, and since the Dimensity 700 is a degraded version of the 720, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G AnTuTu (v8) benchmark score is expected to be around 250,000 to 280,000 points. On the other hand, its ancestor, the Dimensity 720, has a score of around 300,000 points on the Realme V5.
As for connectivity, MediaTek Dimensity 700 like the rest of Dimensity SoC supports 5G networking with SA & NSA modes. The maximum download speed is 2.77 Gbps while the upload speed is 1.2 Gbps. Also, features such as 5G Carrier Aggregation (2CC 5G-CA) and 5G dual SIM dual standby (DSDS) are present along with MediaTek 5G UltraSave. This in fact is the most power-efficient 5G SoC.
On the other hand, and being similar to other Dimensity SoCs, the Dimensity 720 also supports 5G dual-sim networking with a max speed of 2.4Gbps. Other connectivity features are dual-band WiFi support and Bluetooth 5.1 module.
Regarding its cameras, the MediaTek Dimensity 700 supports single camera support up to 64 megapixels and dual-camera support up to 16 megapixels + 16 megapixels. Apart from the sensor, the SoC provides Night Shot Enhancements for better low light results along with basic AI filters including AI-Bokeh, AI-color, and AI-beauty.
On the other hand, the Dimensity 720 also has single-camera support up to 64 megapixels and dual-camera support up to 20 megapixels + 16 megapixels. Like said, it also has AI camera features, and other camera features are completely changed removing Video HDR / Video NR / Video Bokeh / Video EIS / AI-Shutter / AI-AE / AI-AF / AI-AWB / AI-NR HDR / AI-HDR / AI-FD and replacing them with HDR-ISP, Multi-Frame NR, 3D Noise Reduction, Depth Engine, Warping Engine, AI-FD.
About their memory, both processors support LPDDR4x memory with a maximum frequency of 2133MHz and UFS 2.2 storage type. Also, in both, you can get 12GB of RAM memory.
Finally, to see what is the best option among these processors at the budget level, we have to know the price of the phones they are on. Knowing that the Dimensity 720 can be seen in the OPPO A72 5G that is available in the market with a price of around 273 USD, and knowing that the Dimensity 700 is just a decreased version, a Dimensity 700 5G phone will range from as low as 180 USD to as high as 250 USD.
Select MediaTek Dimensity 700 if you want:
Select MediaTek Dimensity 720 if you want:
I hope you loved this MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs 720 comparison. Which one is your favorite SoC? Let us know in the comments.