Dimensity 7200 Pro vs Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 vs Snapdragon 782G: Benchmark Comparison

In Short
  • The Nothing Phone (2a) is powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 7200 Pro chipset, optimized for enhanced efficiency.
  • In our benchmark testing, we found that Dimensity 7200 Pro is an all-around chipset, delivering good performance and great efficiency.
  • Its Mali G610 MC4 GPU, in particular, performs really well and is much better than Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and Snapdragon 782G.

Nothing has finally launched its mid-range smartphone, the Nothing Phone (2a), the successor to Nothing Phone (1). It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 Pro chipset, which according to Nothing is a custom chipset with enhanced efficiency. That said, is Dimensity 7200 Pro better than mid-range Qualcomm chipsets such as the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and Snapdragon 782G? Let’s find out in this extensive benchmark comparison between Dimensity 7200 Pro, Snapdragon 7s Gen 2, and Snapdragon 782G.

Note: For this comparison, we are using the new Nothing Phone (2a) powered by the Dimensity 7200 Pro chipset. Other phones include Poco X6 with Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and OnePlus Nord CE 3 with Snapdragon 782G.

Specs Overview

Here is the specs comparison between Dimensity 7200 Pro, Snapdragon 7s Gen 2, and Snapdragon 782G.

Dimensity 7200Snapdragon 7s Gen 2Snapdragon 782G
Manufacturing ProcessTSMC’s 2nd-gen 4nmTSMC’s 4nmTSMC’s 6nm
CPUOcta-core CPU
2x Cortex-A715 (2.8GHz)
6x Cortex-A510 (2.0GHz)
Octa-core CPU
4x Cortex-A78 (2.4GHz)
4x Cortex-A55 (1.95GHz)
Octa-core CPU
1x Cortex-A78 (2.7GHz)
3x Cortex-A78 (2.4GHz)
4x Cortex-A55 (1.9GHz)
GPUARM Mali-G610 MP4Adreno 710Adreno 642
NPUMediaTek APU 650HexagonHexagon 770
ModemMediaTek 5G Modem
Peak download speed 4.7Gbps
Snapdragon X62 5G Modem
Peak download speed 2.9Gbps
Snapdragon X53 5G Modem
Peak download speed 3.7Gbps
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Release DateFebruary 2023September 2023November 2022

Geekbench 6

Let’s start with the Geekbench 6 CPU comparison between Dimensity 7200 Pro, Snapdragon 7s Gen 2, and Snapdragon 782G. The Nothing Phone (2a) (review), powered by Dimensity 7200 Pro (4nm), scored 1,114 and 2,561 in the single-core and multi-core tests, respectively.

In comparison, the Poco X6, which features the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 (4nm), achieved a score of 1,032 in the single-core test, slightly below Dimensity 7200 Pro. However, this chipset scored the highest, achieving 2978 points in the multi-core test.

The inclusion of 4x Cortex-A78 cores (although older) has resulted in great multi-core performance for the Poco X6. Dimensity 7200 Pro packs newer ARM cores but only has 2x Cortex-A715 cores.

geekbench comparison between Dimensity 7200 Pro and 7s gen 2 and 782g

Next, the OnePlus Nord CE 3, powered by the older Snapdragon 782G (6nm) processor, got the highest single-core score of 1,135 and a great multi-core score of 2,947. That said, battery life will take a hit here as it’s fabricated on an older process node. Also, it packs the older Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 cores.

Overall, Nothing Phone (2a) is not a performance-centric smartphone, but it can handle everyday tasks with ease. Nothing has chosen efficiency over performance that delivers good performance without undercutting battery life.

CPU Throttling Test

In the CPU throttling test, the Snapdragon 782G on the OnePlus Nord CE 3 beats the Dimensity 7200 Pro and Snapdragon 7s Gen 2. However, the credit for this unparalleled performance goes to OnePlus for baking a large vapor chamber cooling system inside the Nord CE 3.

It helps dissipate the heat quickly, which sees the CPU sustain the performance over a longer period. That said, the Dimensity 7200 Pro on Nothing Phone (2a) also did a great job without any visible performance drop. Its instruction execution is still closer to Snapdragon 782G. Finally, the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 came last in the CPU throttling test.

AnTuTu Benchmark

Moving to the AnTuTu benchmark test between Dimensity 7200 Pro, Snapdragon 7s Gen 2, and Snapdragon 782G. Here, the Nothing Phone (2a) scored the highest with a total score of 708424 points in the AnTuTu test. And the SD 7s Gen 2-powered Poco X6 got the lowest score of 584141 points.

The Snapdragon 782G again performs well, getting a score of 704138, but falls short of beating Dimensity 7200 Pro.

From the AnTuTu benchmark results, you can infer that the Mali G610 MC4 GPU on the Dimensity 7200 Pro performs particularly well. Keep in mind that Nothing has gone with a UFS 2.2 storage, but OnePlus has packed a faster UFS 3.1 storage.

During the AnTuTu test, the Nothing Phone (2a) reached a maximum temperature of 39°C on the back and 40°C on the front.

3DMark GPU Test

To test the performance of the Mali G610 MC4 GPU on the Dimensity 7200 Pro, we ran the 3DMark Wild Life Stress test. The Nothing Phone 2a got the best loop score of 4130 with a stability of 99.2%. In comparison, Snapdragon 7s Gen 2’s Adreno 710 GPU could only achieve the best loop score of 3029.

The older Adreno 642 GPU on the Snapdragon 782G performed even worse, getting the best loop score of 2861. In our gaming tests, the Nothing Phone (2a) performed pretty well. We did not notice any stutters while playing BGMI, CoD Mobile, and Asphalt 9. Even on Genshin Impact, with medium graphics, the gameplay was smooth.

Connectivity 5G Speed Test

Finally, we come to our 5G speed test. The Snapdragon 7s Gen 2, packing Qualcomm’s X62 5G modem performed the best, achieving 637 Mbps in peak download speed, and 70.7 Mbps in peak upload speed. Note that, the test was done on an Airtel 5G network. On Jio’s 5G network, it didn’t perform well.

Next, the Snapdragon 782G reached a peak download speed of 426 Mbps. For uploads, it achieved 16.9 Mbps. MediaTek’s 5G modem in Dimensity 7200 Pro reached 361 Mbps and 29.3 Mbps in download and upload tests, respectively. These tests were done on Jio’s 5G network.

The Verdict

After going through all the benchmark comparisons, I think Nothing has chosen an all-around performant chipset for Nothing Phone (2a). By steering clear of older ARM cores, available on Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and Snapdragon 782G, Nothing bets its money on efficiency rather than performance. It’s also evident from our battery life tests where we got over 7 hours and 30 minutes of screen-on time.

Having said that, the performance is not bad at all. The Dimensity 7200 Pro on the Phone (2a) is a capable chipset, packing newer ARM cores and built on TSMC’s 4nm process node. In addition, its GPU performance is head and shoulder above other competing chipsets. Users can enjoy some light gaming as well.

So what do you think about Dimensity 7200 Pro’s performance in synthetic benchmarks? Are you going to pick the Nothing Phone (2a) over the Poco X6 and OnePlus Nord CE 3 under Rs. 25,000? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Comments 2
  • Faraz says:

    The chipset is nice..
    But Nothing OS is dull and lacks so many basic daily use features by youngsters. Their OS need polishing.
    I don’t like Stock Android for that very reason. One UI, Realme UI, HyperOS etc are much better and makes life convenient.
    Trash folder in gallary, sms, files, notes etc. Video call from ViNR/ViLTE. Hidden archived folder, easier navigation and gestures for shortcuts make mobile phone more handy. I have even disabled chrome and YouTube on my phone after getting hands on Brave browser and ReVanced app.
    Only Google apps that I use are Gboard, Maps and Drive.
    Rest of the Google apps are not up to competitions. (& I don’t like Samsung keyboard)

  • Faraz says:

    For 782G it’s okay.. but why Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 packs the older Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 cores. That is why Snapdragon is doing bad since last year.
    They could have ruled again with –
    2 Gen
    4 Gen
    6 Gen
    7 Gen
    & 8 Gen processors.

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