Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G vs Snapdragon 720G, 730G & 765G vs MediaTek Helio G90T – How does the new chipset in the Poco X3 compare to the OnePlus Nord & others?

Earlier this month. POCO Global Marketing Manager revealed they are working on an OnePlus Nord competitor. It has now been revealed that the POCO X3 will launch on the 8th of September and it is not quite the OnePlus Nord competitor we may have expected.

Yesterday,  Angus Kai Ho Ng revealed four potential designs of the new phone with the rear cameras located in a  circular design, but then laid out differently in each design.  

Shortly after this tweet, Sudhanshu tweeted the specification of the phone that had been posted on MIUI Türkiye. The page on this forum has now been taken down which is always a good sign of a takedown request. However, thanks to Google cache, this content is still accessible.

Poco X3 Specification – Snapdragon 732 (or is it Snapdragon 732G)

The page indicated the launch date would be the 8th of September and the full specification would be:

  • 6.67″ 120hz Display, 240Hz Touch Latency
  • 5160 mAH Battery
  • 33W Fast Charging
  • 64MP Main Quad Camera
  • 20MP Front Camera

The leak indicates this is a none G chipset, however, most of the recent chipsets have this appended onto the name. There was an SD730 chipset, but only a handful of phones used it, such as the Redmi K20. Previous leaks of the new chipset indicate that it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G and the specification matches this latest leak, so I am going with that.

Poco X3 vs OnePlus Nord – Not really a competitor

If this was supposed to be the OnePlus Nord competitor, it is not. It is unlikely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 will be a 5G chipset. Nothing is mentioned about the display technology, but I would guess this will be LCD and not AMOLED like the OnePlus Nord.

However, being POCO, it will likely be aggressively priced and therefore still an amazing phone in its own right.

Rumours of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 have been circling a while now, but we now have an idea of what this will likely be specced as in relation to its counterparts

Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G vs Snapdragon 720G, 730G & 765G vs MediaTek Helio G90T

I have previously criticised MediaTek for their pointless chipset launches, and it looks like Qualcomm may be doing the same here. By all accounts, this is effectively the same as the 730G or the SD720G. The CPU frequencies match the SD720G, but I would expect the GPU frequencies to be better.

Interestingly, it would seem like Xiaomi, and its sub-brands seem to get either exclusive or early access to these slightly tweaked chipsets. They launched the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition back in May with the supped up Snapdragon 768G, since then no other phone has even been speculated with the chipset.

SoC Snapdragon 732 Snapdragon 765G Snapdragon 730G Snapdragon 720G Mediatek Helio G90T
CPU 2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.3GHz 1x Cortex A76 @ 2.4GHz (765G)
1x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz 2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.3GHz 2x Cortex A76 @ 2.05GHz
6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz 6x Cortex A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPU Adreno 618 @ ? Adreno 620 @ 625MHz
+38% perf vs 730G
Adreno 618 @ 575 MHz Adreno 618 @ 500 MHz Mali G76 MP4 @ 800MHz
DSP / NPU Hexagon 696 Hexagon 696 Hexagon 688 Hexagon 688 2x APU

HVX + Tensor HVX + Tensor 5.4TOPS AI HVX + Tensor HVX + Tensor +1TOPs total perf
Memory Controller 2x 16-bit CH @ 1866MHz LPDDR4X 14.9GB/s 2x 16-bit CH @ 2133MHz LPDDR4X / 17.0GB/s 2x 16-bit CH @ 1866MHz LPDDR4X 14.9GB/s 2x 16-bit CH @ 1866MHz LPDDR4X 14.9GB/s LPDDR4x up to 10GB, 2133MHz
ISP/Camera Dual Spectra 350 ISP Dual 14-bit Spectra 355 ISP Dual Spectra 350 ISP Dual Spectra 350 ISP
1x 36MP with ZSL 1x 192MP or 36MP with ZSL 1x 36MP with ZSL 1x 36MP with ZSL Single 64MP and 48MP
Dual 24MP +
or or or or
2x 22MP with ZSL 2x 22MP with ZSL 2x 22MP with ZSL 2x 22MP with ZSL
Integrated Modem Snapdragon X15 LTE Snapdragon X52 Integrated 5G Snapdragon X15 LTE Snapdragon X15 LTE
Fabrication Process Samsung Samsung Samsung Samsung
8nm (8LPP) 7nm EUV (7LPP) 8nm (8LPP) 8nm (8LPP) 12nm FinFET

Benchmarks

No benchmarks have been revealed yet, but the below table shows my recent testing of Realme phones covering benchmarks for most mid-range chipsets recently. So you can expect that the SD732G will outperform the two older SD720G and SD730G chipsets. It will be interesting to see how it stacks up against the MediaTek Helio G90T.

  Total CPU GPU MEM UX
Realme X50 – SD765G 323286 103663 94151 68007 57462
Realme 6 – Helio G90T 290644 97549 81058 55547 56490
Poco X3 – SD732G
Realme 6 Pro – SD720G 282336 104143 70801 52273 55119
Realme X2 – SD730G 258311 98328 67574 47945 44464
Realme 5 Pro – SD712 216501 73459 61872 42013 39157
Realme 6i 201299 73376 41633 45192 41098
Realme 5 SD665 167866 71157 33489 36568 26652

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