A few months back, Qualcomm announced three new chipsets that fill the gap in its existing affordable and lower-midrange lineup or the market where MediaTek is trying hard to make a comeback.  

These are 4G LTE only chipsets and the first lot to support ISRO’s NavIC constellation for better location accuracy in congested urban areas. The Snapdragon 720G leads the pack and should be a replacement for Snapdragon 710 and Snapdragon 712 powered gaming phones moving forward. As the ‘G’ moniker denotes, the chipset leverages “select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features from premium-tier mobile platforms”, but Qualcomm also ushers in improvements in other areas like Audio, cameras, and display colors, dynamic range, and contrast. 

The Snapdragon 720G is positioned below Snapdragon 730G, but the two chips have quite a few similarities in terms of specifications. 

Snapdragon 720G Key Features:

  • Snapdragon 720G is based on a power-efficient 8nm process. There are 2x Cortex A76 cores clocked up to 2.3GHz, and six regular Cortex-A55 cores that go up to 1.8GHz. Qualcomm claims a 60% improvement in performance compared to last generation chipset.  
  • Qualcomm 720G is a game-centric chipset and banks on Adreno 618 GPU that delivers up to 75% performance improvement for new gaming APIs. 
  • Snapdragon 720G phones will have support for Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging and USB PD. 
  • Apart from gaming, the Snapdragon 720G has support for advanced entertainment features. 
  • The SoC integrates X15 LTE modem, the same modem which you’d find on Snapdragon 730. The SoC supports VP9 and HEVC codecs
  • Snapdragon 720G has Qualcomm aptX HD support for 24-bit wireless audio output.
  •  The chipset supports Wi-Fi6 and Bluetooth 5.1
  • Camera features include support for 4K recording and up to 192MP sensor resolution 

In case you are wondering how the Snapdragon 720G compares to Snapdragon 730G, here’s a brief specs comparison.

Snapdragon 720G vs Snapdragon 730G comparison

Mobile platformSnapdragon 720GSnapdragon 730G
Core configuration2.3GHz Kryo 465 (Cortex- A76 based) x 2;
1.8GHz Kryo 260 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6
2.2GHz Kryo 470 (Cortex- A76 based) x 2;
1.8GHz Kryo 470 (Cortex-A55 based) x 6
Process8nm 8nm LPP
GPUAdreno 618Adreno 618
Display support (on device)FHD+ (2520 x 1080 @ 90/120 Hz), Up to 10-bit color depth;
HDR10 for internal panel
FHD+ (2520 x 1080), Up to 10-bit color depth;
HDR10 for internal panel;
Qualcomm Low Power Picture Enhancement, Qualcomm TruPalette Display Feature
RAM and StorageStorage: eMMC, UFS 2.1
RAM: 8GB, 2×16 LP4x 1866
Storage: eMMC, UFS 2.1
RAM: 8GB, 2×16 LP4x 1866
ModemSnapdragon X15 LTE Download speed: Up to 800Mbps;
Upload: Up to 150Mbps
Snapdragon X15 LTE Download speed: Up to 800Mbps;
Upload: Up to 150Mbps
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 Ready, Bluetooth 5.0
Dual SIM Dual VoLTE
Wi-Fi 6 Ready, Bluetooth 5.0
Dual SIM Dual VoLTE
DSPHexagon 690; 5th gen AIHexagon 688
ISP/CameraSpectra 350L ISP
Single-camera: 192MP
4K Video capture@30fps
Spectra 350 ISP
Single-camera: 192MP
4K Video capture
Slow-motion: up to 1080p at 120 fps or 720p at 240 fps
Encode/Decode2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
2160p30, 1080p120
H.264 & H.265
Quick ChargeQuickCharge 4+
QickCharge AI
QuickCharge 4+

List of best Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Phones in India

1. Realme 6 Pro

The cat and mouse game between Realme and Xiaomi continues even in 2020. While both brands announced upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Mobile phones Qualcomm submit earlier this year, Realme was the first to bring one to the market.

Realme 6 Pro Review with Pros, Cons and FAQs

Apart from employing the Snapdragon 720G, the Realme 6 Pro (review) also packs a 6.6-inches 90Hz FHD+ IPS screen with 120Hz touch sampling rate and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It includes NavIC support and has a 4300mAh battery.

Display: 6.6-inch FHD+ IPS LCD; 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 octa-core CPU | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 64MP + 12MP + 8MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP + 8MP| Weight: 202g | Dimensions: 163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm | Battery: 4300mAh

2. Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro & Redmi Note 9 Pro Max

Xiaomi wasn’t far behind to launch its Snapdragon 720G phone in India. Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max are Xiaomi’s first set of Snapdragon 720G powered phones in the country.

Redmi Note 9 Pro Max launched in India

Both these Xiaomi phones flaunt FHD+ screen with a 60Hz refresh rate. Like Realme 6 Pro, these Redmi branded phones also carry Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the screen.

Things that set both these phones apart are cameras and memory configurations. While the Standard Pro version comes with 48MP primary rear camera, the Pro Max version uses 64MP as the primary rear snapper. The Redmi Note 9 Pro base has 4GB RAM+64GB ROM and max out with 6GB RAM+128GB ROM whereas the Pro max starts with 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM and max out with 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM.

Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD; HDR 10, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 octa-core CPU | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 64MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 209g | Dimensions: 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm | Battery: 5000mAh

3. Poco M2 Pro

Poco M2 Pro (review) opts to feature Snapdragon 720G under-the-hood to meet the performance requirements of the budget gamers. That’s right, with Snapdragon 720G comes Poco M2 Pro gets Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming optimizations to ensure smooth be Call of Duty Mobile or Life is Strange.

The Poco M2 Pro flaunts a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel. The Full HD+ resolution screen has a Gorilla Glass 5 cover on top. It comes with a 5020mAh battery bundled with a 33W fast charger.

Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS LCD; HDR 10, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 octa-core CPU | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 209g | Dimensions: 165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm | Battery: 5000mAh

4. Oppo Reno 4 Pro

If smartphone photography is your thing, the Oppo Reno 4 Pro is the best option with Snapdragon 720G SoC. The quad-rear camera setup includes 48MP primary sensor which ensures it takes as impressive phones as it looks.

It comes with 3D Curved design which is compliments 90Hz FHD+ AMOLED screen. The LTE phone features a 4000mAh battery with 65W fast charging.

Display: 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED (90Hz), HDR10 | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 720 octa-core CPU | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 161g | Dimensions: 160.2 x 73.2 x 7.7 mm | Battery: 4000mAh

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