Dimensity 1200 vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Dimensity 1200 (Mali-G77 MC9) with the older 6-core Apple A13 Bionic (Apple A13 Bionic GPU) SoC. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Review

General comparison of performance, power consumption, and other indicators
CPU Performance
Single and multi-core processor tests
Gaming Performance
GPU performance in games and OpenCL/Vulcan
Battery life
Efficiency of battery consumption
NanoReview Score
Overall chip score

Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip
Pros of MediaTek Dimensity 1200
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Announced 1-year and 5-months later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • 13% higher CPU clock speed (3000 vs 2660 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 9%) AnTuTu 9 score – 675K vs 620K
Pros of Apple A13 Bionic
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
675428
620190
CPU 168286 161025
GPU 245096 259620
Memory 120382 82902
UX 140469 110973
Total score 675428 620190
AnTuTu results from iOS and Android are not directly comparable! They won't affect NanoReview scores.

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
A13 Bionic +37%
1339
Multi-Core Score
3526
Image compression 171.75 Mpixels/s 151.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 32.25 images/s 29.65 images/s
Speech recognition 51.5 words/s 87.4 words/s
Machine learning 51.65 images/s 72.5 images/s
Camera shooting 27.35 images/s 33.75 images/s
HTML 5 3.76 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 931.9 Krows/s 901.1 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A13 Bionic +80%
7572
Stability 92% 72%
Graphics test 25 FPS 45 FPS
Score 4196 7572

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 68 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[High]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
60 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 71 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 88 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 51 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Oppo Realme GT Neo
1080 x 2400
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
828 x 1792
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 1200 and A13 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-A78
3x 2.6 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3000 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache - 832 KB
L2 cache - 12 MB
Process 6 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8.5 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G77 MC9 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Valhall -
GPU frequency 886 MHz -
Execution units 9 4
Shading units 144 -
FLOPS - 736 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 4266 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes, Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP -
Video capture 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 19 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1600 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed - Up to 220 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced January 2021 September 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number MT6893 -
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 1200 official site -

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A13 Bionic and Dimensity 1200, or ask any questions
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Anonymous 29 May 2022 17:54
Dimensity 1200 is amazing. Cost much less than A13, but has a higher AnTuTu score & more efficient 6nm design. D1200 has AV1 support A13 does not. Dimensity 1200 is the clear winner.
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Neil bartlett 31 October 2021 08:52
A13 is clear winner as it is very consistent efficient performer. No lag and smooth graphics at highest settings
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