Home Comparison In short, the most important feature in any smartphone or smart device, in general, is the processor that is inside its body, since it is what makes them work the way they work and with the speed and efficiency with which they do it. Today we are going to make a comparison between one of the newest MediaTek processors, the Dimensity 700, and the Snapdragon 720G, so welcome to this MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G comparison. What's Inside 1MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – All The Differences You Need To Know!MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Specifications (Specs) Sheet ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Release Date ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Process ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – CPU ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – GPU ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – AI ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Benchmark ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Connectivity ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Camera ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Memory ComparisonMediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Price ComparisonThe Verdict MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – All The Differences You Need To Know! MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Specifications (Specs) Sheet Comparison SoCMediaTek Dimensity 700Snapdragon 720G Release dateNovember 10, 2020 January 20, 2020 Process7nm TSMC 8nm LPP Samsung CPU2 x Arm Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz 6 x Arm Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz2 x Arm Cortex-A76 @2.3GHz 6 x Arm Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz GPUArm Mali-G57 MC2 @950MHz Adreno 618 AIAI Accelerator Hexagon 692 Connectivity5G, 4G DL: 2.77Gbps UL: 1.2GbpsX15 LTE (download: Cat 15, up to 800 Mbit/s; upload: Cat 13, up to 150 Mbit/s) 5G: Not Supported Wi-Fi 6 (a/b/g/n/ac) Bluetooth 5.0 Memory12GB LPDDR4X 2133MHz8GB 2300MHz MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Release Date Comparison Regarding release dates, it is obvious that Dimensity 700 has a great advantage over the Snapdragon 720G. This processor was shown to the world a very very short time ago, since it was just a couple of days ago, on November 10, 2020. Having said that, and although the Snapdragon 720G was not presented long ago, it does have time hanging around the market, since it was presented at the beginning of the year, on January 20, 2020. MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Process Comparison 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, the SoC made by MediaTek works along with a 7nm LPP FinFET process made by TSMC, while the SoC made by Qualcomm has an 8nm LPP process made by Samsung. It is worth remembering that, the lower the number, the better the processor, and with more power will work. Also, and according to the officials, the 7nm process is 28% more efficient than the 8nm process, so the MediaTek Dimensity 700 gets to be the winner in this category. Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – CPU Comparison Getting to talk about the CPU inside these processors, both have a dual-cluster, octa-core design CPU, which is distributed as follows (2 + 6) in the MediaTek Dimensity 700: 2x Cortex A76 high-performance cores running at a speed of @2GHz 6 x Cortex A55 power-efficient cores running at a speed of @2.0GHz On the other hand, and although it was mentioned that the Snapdragon 720G has the same design, it is distributed in a slightly different way, and it is as follows: 2x Cortex A76 high-performance cores running at a speed of @3GHz 6 x Cortex A55 power-efficient cores running at a speed of @1.8GHz Now, having seen the CPUs that these two processors bring, comes the question of which SoC works with greater power. When looking at the individual cores, it can be seen that the two high-performance cores of the Snapdragon 720G work with a slightly higher speed, however, when seeing the whole picture, and with its 8 cores running at the same time, the Dimensity 700 it has a bit more power, making it the winner in this category, plus the 7nm process it has gives it extra power. Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – GPU Comparison Turning to talk about the GPUs that are inside these two powerful processors, the Dimensity 700 features a 2 core Arm Mali-G57 MC2 as the GPU running with a frequency of @950MHz. On the other hand, in terms of GPU performance, the Snapdragon 720G comes with the Adreno 618 GPU. The frequency is unknown but we expect it to be around @600MHz to @720MHz. Not only is there no knowledge about the frequency with which the GPU of the SoC made by Qualcomm works, but also, the different Mali GPU tends to work with greater efficiency and greater power than the Adreno, and that is why the MediaTek Dimensity 700 takes the winning spot. Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – AI Comparison Related to Artificial Intelligence, Dimensity 700 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. With that being said, the Snapdragon 720G has an AI score of 21.3 on the AI benchmark listing with the dedicated Hexagon 692 DSP. Winner: Tie (MediaTek Dimensity 700 and Snapdragon 720G) MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Benchmark Comparison In relation to 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, the Snapdragon 720G scored a total of 276,500 points. Update: Looking at the phones released so far, Dimensity 700 has a wide AnTuTu scoring which varies from phone to phone. The lowest benchmark score is OPPO A55 5G which scores around 250,000 to 280,000 points. The highest score is of the newly released POCO M3 Pro which is 320,000 to 350,000 points. On Realme 8 5G also scores 340,000 to 370,000 points. The reason for this difference is because AnTuTu not only checks CPU performance, but GPU, Memory, and, UX as well. For most of the Dimensity 700 phones, the score is around 270,000 to 310,000 points. Realme 8 AnTuTu v8 score Dimensity 700 So comparing these scores with Snapdragon 720G, SD 720G will no longer be the winner of this section. Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Connectivity Comparison 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, the Snapdragon 720G has an X15 LTE modem (download: Cat 15, up to 800 Mbit/s; upload: Cat 13, up to 150 Mbit/s). Apart from this, the other connectivity features are insane for a mid-end SoC. These include the first mid-end SoC to introduce the WiFi 6 standard. Other include Bluetooth 5.1, Dual-frequency GNSS, NavIC, and FM radio. With that being said, this processor does not support 5G. Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Camera Comparison 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. That being said, the Snapdragon 720G has the legendary Qualcomm Spectra 350L image signal processor, Dual 14-bit ISPs. It has single camera support of a freaking 192 MP and 16MP+16 MP Dual camera support at 30fps with MFNR/ZSL. AI camera filters are present in this SoC. Winner: Snapdragon 720G MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Memory Comparison About their memory, the MediaTek processor supports LPDDR4x 12GB memory with a maximum frequency of 2133MHz and UFS 2.2 storage type. However, the Snapdragon 720G’s max RAM capacity is slightly less which is 8GB, and the clock speed supported is 2300MHz. Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700 MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G – Price Comparison 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. The Snapdragon 720G is available in various phone pricing ranging from 180 USD to 300 USD, being the Redmi Note 9S one of the cheapest with a price of 186 USD. On the other hand, and knowing that the Dimensity 700 is just a decreased version of the Dimensity 720, that is inside of phones with prices around the 273 USD, a Dimensity 700 5G phone will range from as low as 180 USD to as high as 250 USD. Update: As expected, the price of Dimensity 700 phones turn out to be quite budget-friendly with the phones such as Redmi Note 10 5G, Realme 8 5G, and OPPO A55 5G, ranging at a price range of $180 to $250 USD. Looking at their specs, I must say that Dimensity 700 now offers the best price/performance ratio or even best price/features ratio. Winner: Dimensity 700 The Verdict Select MediaTek Dimensity 700 if you want: Better process performance Better CPU performance Better GPU performance Bigger memory support 5G technology Better price/performance or price/features ratio Select MediaTek Snapdragon 720G if you want: Better camera performance Honestly, the entire Dimensity series from MediaTek is quite underrated for its performance and price. Similar to the Dimensity 1000, Dimensity 800, and Dimensity 900, the new Dimensity 700 is the best SoC in terms of price. It’s definitely a good lower mid-end performance SoC and a better option in comparison to Snapdragon 720G and even Snapdragon 730G. Why? Better CPU, GPU, 5G, 90Hz support, more memory support, and 7nm process. What else does one need from lower mid-end SoC? Dimensity 700 (6 points) | Snapdragon 720G (1 point) | Tie (1 point) Overall Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 700 I hope you loved this MediaTek Dimensity 700 vs Snapdragon 720G comparison. Which one is your favorite SoC? Let us know in the comments.