Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g Vs 855: SD 855 Has 5G Modem

In previous article, we have already discussed on ‘Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g Vs 730g Comparison and tried to know which processor is better in terms of CPU, GPU, performance, AI engine, camera support, RAM & storage and connectivity options. You can read complete article using above link.

In this post, we are discussing on ‘Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g Vs 855 Comparison’ and trying to know which one is better SoC (System-on-Chip). Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g belongs to Snapdragon 700-series in budget segment was released by Qualcomm Company. It includes the use of 2x Cortex-A76 cores as its main performance CPUs as a very large jump in the 700-series of Qualcomm Snapdragon brand.

On other hand, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is another Qualcomm-brand chipset in 800-series has high-performance Adreno 640 GPU, Kryo 485 octa-core CPU and can be paired with Qualcomm X50 5G modem. Let’s start the discussion on ‘Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Vs 720g Comparison’ in details.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g Vs 855 SoC Comparison

On the basis of CPU: Both SD720g and Helio G80 are octa-core processor. Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g chipset has 2x 2.3 GHz – Kryo 465 Gold (Cortex-A76) and 6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 465 Silver (Cortex-A55), while Snapdragon 855 processor has 1x 2.84 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold), 3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold) and 4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver) cores. This data states that Snapdragon 855 is better in terms of CPU because it has Kryo 485 cores while SD720g only has Kryo 465 cores.

On the basis of GPU: Snapdragon 720g SoC has Adreno 618 GPU and Snapdragon 855 SoC has also the same Adreno 640 GPU. SD855 builds on 7nm Process Technology while Snapdragon 720g is 8nm LPP chipset. So in terms of GPU, Snapdragon 855 processor is better compared to Snapdragon 720g.

On the basis of AI Engine: Focuses on performance & improvements, Qualcomm released Snapdragon 720g processor with Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP AI Engine with 4k video capture at the rate of 30fps, which offers 20% improved in AI performance for things like AI-based camera functionality or voice translation features. On other hand, Snapdragon 855 SoC has Qualcomm Hexagon 690 Neural Engine with 8K video capture at frame rate 120fps.

RAM & Storage: Snapdragon 720g SoC powered devices can support up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM while the mobile phones powered by Snapdragon 855 processor can support up to 16GB LPDDR4x RAM. SD720g has UFS 2.1 and SD855 has UFS 3.0 storage type. So again, Snapdragon 855 SoC is winner in terms of RAM and Storage Type.

Camera support: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g processor powered devices can support up to 1x 192MP and 2x 22MP camera, while Snapdragon 855 processor has 1x 48MP, 2x 24MP camera support with 4k video capture and 8k Video Playback frame rate of 120fps.

Connectivity options: Note that both Snapdragon 720g and Snapdragon 855 SoC offers support LTE network connectivity support with Company’s X15 LTE Cat-15 and LTE Cat 20 (4G Qualcomm X24) modem respectively. Snapdragon 855 SoC has 5G connectivity support with X50 5G modem.

So in terms of 5G Modem, Snapdragon 855 is winner because chipsets has Qualcomm X50 5G modem while SD720g has only 4G modem.  On other hand, SD720g SoC supports WIFI 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS. Snapdragon 855 Processor has Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 6, NFS and GPS.

Mobile Phones powered by Snapdragon 855 Processor:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 series
  • OnePlus 7 series
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series
  • Asus Zenfone 6
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro
  • ZTE Axon 10 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 10x Zoom
  • LG G8X ThinQ
  • Sony Xperia 1 and 5
  • Microsoft Surface Duo

Mobile Phones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720g Processor:

  • Realme 7 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 4 Pro
  • iQOO U1
  • Poco M2 Pro
  • Realme 6 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro Max


From the above discussion, it is cleared that Snapdragon 855 is powerful Soc for gaming and you can play modern games like PUBG in HDR. This chipset has better CPU, GPU, AI Engine, camera support and connectivity options compared to Snapdragon 720g processor.

Due to better CPU & GPU and 5G connectivity option configuration and architecture, we can say that Snapdragon 855 is better processor compared to SD720g. That’s all. You can share your own opinion on ‘Which one is better SoC?’ on the comment box below.

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