Dimensity 800U vs A11 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U (Mali-G57 MC3) with the older 6-core Apple A11 Bionic (Apple 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 800U
  • Announced 2-years later
  • Has a smaller size transistor (7 versus 10 nm)
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Supports 15% higher memory bandwidth (17.07 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 11%) AnTuTu 9 score – 383K vs 345K

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
383791
345811
CPU 111703 93221
GPU 100841 111388
Memory 67669 59189
UX 104529 82458
Total score 383791 345811
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
A11 Bionic +49%
914
Multi-Core Score
A11 Bionic +28%
2327
Image compression 104.15 Mpixels/s 128.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 15.5 images/s 21.9 images/s
Speech recognition 33.55 words/s 45.2 words/s
Machine learning 28.4 images/s 39.6 images/s
Camera shooting 14.7 images/s 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 2.08 Mnodes/s 3.16 Mnodes/s
SQLite 542.3 Krows/s 756.85 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A11 Bionic +102%
3212
Stability 99% 62%
Graphics test 9 FPS 19 FPS
Score 1588 3212

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 44 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 47 FPS
[Medium]
-
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Low]
-
Shadowgun Legends 39 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 51 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 35 FPS
[Low]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 55 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Oppo Realme 7 5G
1080 x 2400
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We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Dimensity 800U and A11 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.39 GHz – Monsoon
4x 1.42 GHz – Mistral
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2400 MHz 2390 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache - 64 KB
L2 cache - 8 MB
Process 7 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 4.3 billion
TDP 10 W 8 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G57 MC3 Apple GPU
Architecture Valhall -
GPU frequency 850 MHz -
Execution units 3 3
Shading units 48 -
FLOPS - 325 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 17.07 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 2.2 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2436 x 1125
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 20MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC LC, MP3, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, FLAC AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 18 LTE Cat. 12
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 211 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 5 5
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced August 2020 September 2017
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number MT6853T APL1W72
Official page MediaTek Dimensity 800U official site -

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