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MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Specs, AnTuTu

A couple of days back, two SoCs from two different manufacturers were released, namely MediaTek Helio G95 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G. So here we are doing MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G in-depth comparison where we will be comparing the specs, features, and AnTuTu scores. Which one is better? Let’s find out:

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G In-Depth Comparison

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Specs Sheet Comparison

SoCHelio G95Snapdragon 732G
Release DateSeptember 1, 2020August 31, 2020
Process12nm FinFET TSMC8nm FinFET Samsung
CPU2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.05GHz
6 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
5% increase from Helio G90T
2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.3GHz
6 x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPUARM Mali-G76 MC4 @900MHz
(8% increase from Helio G90T)
Adreno 618 @805 MHz
(15% increase from Snapdragon 730G)
AI/DSP2x MediaTek APU @750MHzHexagon 688
Camera/ISP48MP @30fps
24MP + 16MP @30 fps
64MP 4-cell @22.5 fps
Qualcomm Spectra 350
192 MP single camera
22MP +22MP @30fps
RAM10GB LPDDR3/LPDDR4x (2133MHz)8GB LPDDR4x (2300 MHz)
StorageUFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1UFS 2.1, eMMC 5.1
Display Support2520 x 1080 (Full HD+), 90Hz3360 x 1440 (Quad-HD)
HDR 10 supported
FeaturesCorePilot,  NeuroPilot,  Pump Express,  Tiny Sensor Hub, Dual Smart WakeUp, MediaTek HyperEngine, AI Super Resolution DisplaysSelect Snapdragon Elite Gaming features,
True HDR Gaming featuring 10-bit color dept, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio and Qualcomm Aqstic Technology, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Hexagon Tensor Accelerator,
CV-ISP, Hardware Accelerator for HEIF image format
Connectivity4G LTE (Cat-12 600Mbps DL / Cat-13 150Mbps UL)
5G: Not Supported
Wi-Fi 5 (a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth 5.0
X15 (Cat-13 LTE: 800 Mbps DL, Cat-12 150 Mbps UL)
PhonesRealme 7 (TBA)POCO X3 NFC (TBA
)

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Release Date Comparison

Starting the MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G comparison with the launch date. MediaTek Helio G95 release date is September 1, 2020. The first MediaTek Helio G95 phone is Realme 7.

Meanwhile, Snapdragon 732G release date is August 31, 2020, just a day before G95 release. The first Snapdragon 732G phone is Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC.

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Process Comparison

MediaTek Helio G95 process is 12nm LPP FinFET developed by TSMC. It’s the same as Helio G90T.

Snapdragon 732G process is 8nm LPP FinFET developed by Samsung. It is the same as Snapdrgon 720G and Snapdragon 730G.

Comparing the process, Snapdragon 732G has a much better process technology (lower the better) than Helio G95. This makes Snapdragon 732G to be more energy efficient, retaining better performance over time, with lesser heat dissipation over time when compared to Helio G95.

Winner: Snapdragon 732G

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – CPU Comparison

Both SoCs have a similar octa-core, dual-cluster layout consisting of 2 high end cores and 6 low end cores. To be specific:

Helio G95 has:

  • 2 x Cortex A76 cores @2.05GHz
  • 6 x Cortex A55 cores @2.0GHz

Snapdragon 732G has:

  • 2 x Cortex A76 cores @2.3GHz
  • 6 x Cortex A55 cores @1.8GHz

 Snapdragon 732G will have an incredible CPU performance here, especially in terms of single core performance because of the 2.3GHz frequency of the two high cores.  Eventhough, Helio G95 as better (0.2GHz) frequency in the six low power cores, the process difference will come in action here. SD 732G will have better performance over time, meanwhile, G95 will struggle a bit with the increasing heat generation.

Winner: Snapdragon 732

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – GPU Comparison

MediaTek Helio G95 features the same ARM Mali-G76 MC4 (4 cores) as the Helio G90T, however, the frequency has increased to 900MHz which brings 8% increase in graphical performance. Moreover, the SoC also features MediaTek’s HyperEngine Technology for low latency. In fact, MediaTek says that the latency between cocurrent WiFi and LTE triggers is within 13 ms.

SD 732G uses Adreno 618 same as the SD 730G, however, Qualcomm says that it has 15% increase in performance when compared to the old SD 730G. The old frequency of SD 730G was 700MHz, in SD 732G it could be 805MHz eventhough Qualcomm haven’t mentioned it. It’s optimized by Qualcomm Elite Gaming feature and HDR10 capabilities.

 Previously, Snapdragon 720’s and 730’s Adreno 618 wasn’t able to beat Helio G90T. The new SD 732G will be able to beat Helio G90T, however, it will not be able to cross G95 performance. 

Winner: MediaTek Helio G95

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – AI Comparison

Moving to the AI part of this MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 720G comparison, Helio G95 has a dual-core MediaTek APU @750MHz and also features AI camera features. It’s ancestor G90T with the same NPU has an AI score of 20.2 on AI benchmark. With the increase in frequency of GPU, the AI score will increase to around 21.0, however, it will still not be able to beat Snapdragon 720G.

Snapdragon 732G uses Hexagon 688 as the DSP which is the same as SD 730G. However, the AI performance of SD 732G will be slightly greater than SD 730G because of the better GPU. On AI benchmark website, Hexagon 688 of SD 730G scores 19.6. With the 15% increase in graphical performance it will reach around 20.9. It will able to beat Helio G90T, but not the new Helio G95. However, the difference isn’t that much.

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G AI SCore

Winner: MediaTek Helio G95

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – AnTuTu Comparison

MediaTek Helio G95 AnTuTu v8 score is around 300,000 points on Realme 7. In comparison, the G90T scores around 291,000 points and Helio G85 scores around 220,000 points.

Snapdragon 732G AnTuTu v8 scores around 310,000 points on Xiaomi POCO X3.

MediaTeK Helio G95 vs G90T vs SD 732G vs SD 730G vs SD 720G

Winner: Snapdragon 732G

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Connectivity Comparison

Both SoCs do not support 5G networking.

Helio G95 supports 4G LTE network with Dual 4G standby. 5G is not supported on MediaTek Helio G95. As for the 4G LTE, the maximum download speed is 600 Mbps and upload speed is 150 Mbps. Other connectivity features include WiFi 5 (AC) support and Bluetooth 5.0 module.

SD 732G supports 4G LTE networking but doesn’t support 5G networking. It uses X15 modem and has a download speed of 800 Mbps and upload speed of 150 Mbps. It also has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, however, the Bluetooth version was increased from 5.0 to 5.1.

Since, Snapdragon 732G has better downloading speed along with the WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, it’s the winner of this section.

Winner: Snapdragon 732G

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Camera Comparison

MediaTek Helio G95 max single camera support up to 64MP along with multi-camera support. It also has multi-camera support and AI filters as well.

Snapdragon 732G has Spectra 350 which has max single camera support of 192 MP. Moreover, the SoC supports 4K 30fps recording.

Snapdragon 732G is easy the winner of this section because of better single camera support.

Winner: Snapdragon 732G

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Features Comparison

Helio G95 has these features:

  • CorePilot (task scheduling)
  • NeuroPilot (AI functioning)
  • Pump Express (fast charging)
  • Tiny Sensor Hub (for home appliances)
  • Dual Smart WakeUp
  • MediaTek HyperEngine (for low latency in gaming and enhancement)
  • AI Super Resolution Displays (to save data bandwidth upto 70%)

Snapdragon 732G features are the following:

  • Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features (gaming enhancements)
  • True HDR Gaming featuring 10-bit color dept (better colors and details in games)
  • Qualcomm aptX Adaptive Audio and Qualcomm Aqstic Technology (for better audio)
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
  • Hexagon Tensor Accelerator (improve AI capabilities)
  • CV-ISP (enables 4K HDR with Portrait mode and real-time object segmentation)
  • Hardware Accelerator for HEIF image format (better format for storing HD videos and images)

Both SoCs have different features and it depends on the user what he’s looking in the SoC and phone. As for as the gaming enhancement feature is concerned MediaTeK’s HyperEngine is way better than Snapdragon Elite Gaming. However, both optimizations have different features.

Winner: Tie

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Memory Comparison

MediaTek Helio G95 supports max RAM of 10GB with a max clock speed of 2133MHz.

However, Snapdragon 732G max RAM capacity is slightly less which is 8GB but the clock speed supported is higher which is 2300MHz.

It’s rare to see a 10GB RAM phone in mid-end category, and 8GB RAM combination with 256GB is mostly used, so Snapdragon 720G is better with higher RAM speed.

In terms of flash memory both SoCs support UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1.

Winner: Snapdragon 732G

MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G – Price Comparison

At the moment, Helio G95 is only available in Realme 7 which will be debuting on September 7. The expected price of this phone is around $200 to $250.

Right now, Snapdragon 732G is only available in Xiaomi POCO X3 which will release on September 7. The price is expected to be around $275 to $300.

In terms of pricing, Helio G95 has the lowest price. In terms of price/performance ratio, Snapdragon 732G is your choice.

Winner: Snapdragon 732G (best price/performance ratio)

Winner: Helio G95 (better price)

The Verdict

I will select MediaTeK Helio G95 if I want:

  • Better Gaming and incredible optimizations
  • Better GPU performance
  • Better Price
  • Better AI performance

I will select Snapdragon 732G if I want:

  • Better CPU performance
  • Better Battery Life
  • Longer and smooth gaming sessions (Better process)
  • Better camera performance
  • Better connectivity (higher downloading speed, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1)
  • Better price/performance ratio

Overall Winner: Snapdragon 732G

I hope you loved this MediaTek Helio G95 vs Snapdragon 732G comparison. Which one is your favourite SoC? Do let us know in the comments.

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