Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs 730G: What’s different?

Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730, and the Snapdragon 730G. Now, while the former one belongs to the 6xx series and goes against the likes of Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 675, things are different for the other two. The latest entrants in the 7xx series, both Snapdragon 730 and 730G bring about new features. However, most of you must be wondering as to what separates the two chipsets. What does the “G” actually stand for? Well, let’s find out, as compare the Snapdragon 730 vs 730G.

Also read: Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 730, and Snapdragon 730G launched

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs 730G: Quick Comparison

  Snapdragon 730 Snapdragon 730G
Architecture 8nm 8nm
CPU Octa-core Kryo 470, up to 2.2GHz Octa-core Kryo 470, up to 2.2GHz
GPU Adreno 618 Adreno 618
Camera support (single lens) 48MP 48MP
Camera support (dual lens) 22MP 22MP
Max Display Resolution 2520 x 1080 (FHD+) 3360 x 1440 (QHD+)
Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features  No Yes
HDR10 Gaming Support No Yes

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs 730G: What’s different?

As you can see from the table above, there is not much separating the two chipsets. However, the differences lie in terms of gaming performance. You see, the “G” in Snapdragon 730G stands for gaming. The processor is specially tuned to provide better gaming performance. While it does feature the same CPU and GPU as the standard Snapdragon 730, it comes with Select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. This includes support for True HDR10 gaming, as well as a max display resolution of up to 1440p. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs 730G: Which one is better?

Ultimately, the choice will depend on the user. While obviously, it will be down to the OEMs as to which chipsets they decide on embedding inside their devices, both chipsets offer slightly different experiences. The Snapdragon 730 will offer a better battery life while the Snapdragon 730G will push the system for better graphics performance. As for day-to-day activities, there is no difference in the performance as such.

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