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MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T | AnTuTu, Specs (Compared)

Concerning the processors found inside most of the smart devices, MediaTek is not only one of the best-known companies worldwide, but it is also one of the ones that have launched the most processors on the market with the pass the years. In short, we do not tire of appreciating the great technology that this company offers us and, because of this, today we are going to make a comparison between three of its processors, two of these being some of its most recent. Join us in this new MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T comparison!

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – Release Date Comparison

Before we talk about the specs found inside these three processors, let’s quickly talk about when they were released. First, we have the most recent processor, Dimensity 720 which was launched less than a month ago, on July 25. In second place is the Helio G70 that saw the light of the market on January 14 and, being in third place and being the one that has the longest since its launch is the Helio G90T that was launched on July 30, 2019.

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – Specification Sheet (Specs) Comparison

SoC MediaTek Dimensity 720 Helio G70 Helio G90T
Release Date July 25, 2020 January 14, 2020 July 30th, 2019
Process 7nm TSMC 12nm TSMC 12nm TSMC
CPU 4x high-performance Cortex A76 cores running @2.0GHz
4x low-performance Cortex A55 cores running @2.0GHz
2x high-performance ARM Cortex A75 cores running @2.0GHz
6x low-performance ARM Cortex A55 cores running @1.7GHz
2x high-performance ARM Cortex A76 cores running @2.05GHz
6x low-performance ARM Cortex A55 cores running @2.0GHz
GPU ARM Mali-G57 MC3 ARM Mali-G52 MC2 @830MHz ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 @800MHz
AI MediaTek APU No dedicated APU 2x MediaTek APU @750MHz
Connectivity 5G dual-sim networking, WiFi and Bluetooth 5.1 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 4G dual sim, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – Process Comparison

Starting the comparison from the most important aspect which is the manufacturing process, the MediaTek Dimensity 720 is based on a TSMC 7nm process, being not only the most updated, but it is also one of the most used in the current market. On the other hand, the two Helio processors have a 12nm process.

To be honest, using the 12nm process is completely fine in Q1 of 2020, however, companies like Qualcomm might be ahead as it’s using 7nm, 8nm, 10nm, and 11nm process in the new entries of Snapdragon 6xx and 7xx series. However, if the goal of MediaTek is to provide better-priced gaming phones then 12nm won’t hurt anyone as long as we see a good price difference between all those gaming phones based on Qualcomm SoCs and the MediaTek SoCs. If the goal is not the price, then the 12nm process might be quite old for the year 2020.

Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 720

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – CPU Comparison

Starting with the CPU section, the MediaTek Dimensity 720 has a dual-cluster design (4 + 4) CPU, which consists of the following:

  • 4x high-performance Cortex A76 cores running at a speed of 2.0GHz
  • 4x low-performance Cortex A55 cores running at a speed of 2.0GHz

On the other hand, the Helio G70 also has a dual-cluster design (2 + 6) CPU, which consists of the following:

  • 2x high-performance Cortex A75 cores running at a speed of 2.0GHz
  • 6x low-performance Cortex A55 cores running at a speed of 1.7GHz

Lastly, the Helio G90T has also a dual-cluster design (2 + 6) CPU, which consists of the following:

  • 2x high-performance Cortex A76 cores running at a speed of 2.05GHz
  • 6x low-performance Cortex A55 cores running at a speed of 2.0GHz

The Helio G70 comes in the last place because:

  • Outdated Cortex A75 core
  • Only 2 high-end cores
  • Outdated 12nm process

Helio G90T comes at second place because:

  • Cortex A76 cores
  • Only 2 high-end cores
  • Highest single-core frequency
  • Outdated 12nm process

Dimensity 720 comes at first place here because:

  • Cortex A76 cores
  • 4 high-cores
  • Latest 7nm process

Winner: Dimensity 720

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – GPU Comparison

Turning to talk about the GPUs that are inside these two powerful processors, in terms of GPU performance MediaTek Dimensity 720, much like the Dimensity 820, it’s still the mid-performance ARM Mali-G57 MC3 but instead of 5 cores, it’s reduced to 3 cores only. This will be suitable for low-end gaming including PUBG at low to mid graphics.

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – GPU Comparison

In terms of GPU, the Helio G70 processor has the ARM’s Mali-G52 MC2. The CPU performance might be small, but that’s not the case with the GPU section and that’s because of the large frequency difference, and that’s because the 3 cores in this Helio G70 GPU have a frequency of 830MHz. However, it still doesn’t reach anywhere near Dimensity 720 and Helio G90T.

At last, the Helio G90T uses a much powerful high-end GPU which is the 10 cores ARM’s Mali-G76 3EEMC4 with a frequency of 800MHz. It’s the same GPU used in Huawei Kirin 980 SoC but with better speed.

If you are looking for a mid-end gaming phone, the Helio G90T is recommended over Dimensity 720. However, the difference isn’t that much (from the AnTuTu scores), because even though we have 10 GPU cores in G90T, but the process is 12nm. The difference would have been enormous if the process was 7nm.

SoC MediaTek Dimensity 720 Helio G70 Helio G90T
GPU ARM Mali-G57 MC3 ARM Mali-G52 MC2 @830MHz ARM Mali-G76 3EEMC4 @800MHz

Winner: Helio G90T

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – AnTuTu Benchmark Comparison

Being in the first place we have the MediaTek Dimensity 720 that got an official score of 301,380 points. The reason why it scored more than Helio G90T is because of the 7nm process and better CPU performance. Just look at it, it reaches nearly 100,000.

AnTuTu Benchmark Comparison

For the Helio G90T, this processor gets the second place with a total score of 280,000 points. Even though it has better GPU than Dimensity 720, the process and CPU can’t compete with the 720.

Helio G90T anTutu scores

Lastly, for the Helio G70, this processor comes in third place with a total score of 190,000 points.

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Winner: MediaTek Dimensity 720

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – AI Comparison

Now, talking about AI, MediaTek doesn’t state that it has the same MediaTek APU used in Dimensity 800 and 820. However, the company says that it has an AI acceleration and support AI camera features.

On the other hand, being targeted as low and mid-end gaming SoCs, the Helio G70 don’t have an APU hence no AI capabilities are found in these two SoCs. However, it has MTK’s NeuroPilot support and AI camera.

However, Helio G90T is quite known for its dual MediaTek APU running at a speed of 750MHz which outperforms that of Snapdragon 710. So, it does have an AI camera and features such as intelligent resource management.

Winner: Helio G90T

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – Connectivity Comparison

As for connectivity, and is 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.

Talking about the 4G networking, the Helio G70 run on the modem Cat-7, 2xCA. However, the Helio G90T has a much better modem which is Cat-12, 3xCA offering better upload and download speeds and incredible signal strength (4×4 MIMO), being Gigabit-class connectivity. Also, these two have Wifi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and four positioned GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo, and dual Wifi antennas are also supported. Other features this processor has in common are CorePilot, NeuroPilot, Pump Express, Tiny Sensor Hub, Integrated VoW, and HyperEngine Game Technology.

Connectivity 5G dual-sim networking and Bluetooth 5.1 4G, 1×1 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo 4G, 1×1 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS + Beidou + Galileo

Winner: Dimensity 720

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – Other Specs Comparison

Regarding the ISP (image signal processor) of the processors, the Dimensity 720 has been stripped down, having single-camera support up to 64MP and dual-camera support up to 20MP + 16MP only. Like said, we do have 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.

If you look at its photographic side, the Helio G70 supports a single 48MP camera or a dual-camera system of up to 16MP + 16MP with support for video recording of up to 30fps. In this sense, it has capabilities for facial unlocking and the tasks of an AI camera, such as the Bokeh effect, object recognition, scene detection, and the smart photo album. It also has a built-in VoW (Voice on Wakeup) function that optimizes the performance of the voice assistant and minimizes its power consumption.

Lastly, the Helio G90T’s camera support stands out for allowing single-lens cameras up to 64MP with quad-pixel technology (fusing 4 pixels into one for better lighting and details), or dual cameras up to 24MP + 16MP. It also supports combinations of three and four lenses, with an integrated depth calculation engine and support for video recording up to 240fps.

Other Specs Comparison

Winner: Helio G90T

MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T – 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. In this category, the Helio G70 gets the first place, and that’s because it’s the cheapest of them all, that will be present in the Xiaomi Redmi 9 in India that has a price of only $157.

Coming in second place we have the Helio G90T, which is present in the Redmi Note 8 Pro that is available in the market with a price of around $226.

Finally, and being in third place in this category, we have the MediaTek Dimensity 720, which is present in the recently launched OPPO A72 5G that is available in the market with a price of around $273.

Winner: Helio G70

Our Verdict

In this MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T comparison, our pick is the Dimensity 720. Why? Because it provides the best CPU performance, the latest process, and 5G networking. If Helio G90T was based on the 7nm process, it could have easily beaten not even Dimensity 720 but SD 720G, SD 765G, and all the top mid-end SoCs. Sadly, that’s not the case.

I will choose Helio G90T if:

  • I want a good mid-end gaming phone with the incredible gaming optimizations
  • I want the best price/performance ratio
  • I want better camera support
  • I want better AI

I will choose Dimensity 720 if:

  • I want 5G connectivity
  • I want good CPU performance
  • I want the latest 7nm process (highly energy-efficient, longer gameplay)
  • I want better AnTuTu scores

I will choose Helio G70 if:

  • I want a cheap mid-end gaming phone

Helio G90T (3 points) | Dimensity 720 (4 points) | Helio G70 (1 point)

Overall Winner: Dimensity 720

Which one is better, MediaTek Dimensity 720, Helio G70 or Helio Kirin 820?

Helio G90T because it’s better than the Dimensity 720 and Helio G70 in some of its characteristics, whether it be gaming, AI, camera or CPU.

We hoped that you loved this MediaTek Dimensity 720 vs Helio G70 vs G90T comparison. Which one is your favorite SoC? Let us know in the comments

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