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Helio G95 vs A12 Bionic

We compared the 8-core MediaTek Helio G95 (Mali-G76MC4) with the older 6-core Apple A12 Bionic (Apple A12 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.


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 Helio G95
  • Announced 2 years later
  • Has 2 cores more
Pros of Apple A12 Bionic
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 12 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 36%) AnTuTu 8 score – 395K vs 290K
  • 21% higher CPU clock speed (2490 vs 2050 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
A12 Bionic +116%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
A12 Bionic +82%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8
A12 Bionic +36%


Full list of technical specifications of Helio G95 and A12 Bionic


Architecture 2x 2.05 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex
4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2050 MHz 2490 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache - 128 KB
L2 cache - 8 MB
Process 12 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.9 billion


GPU name Mali-G76MC4 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Architecture Bifrost -
GPU frequency 900 MHz -
Cores 4 4
FLOPS - 1000 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 32 Bit 1x 64 Bit
Max bandwidth - 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 10 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Da Vinci Yes
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 64MP, 2x 24MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV Protected AAC, AAC‑LC, Apple Lossless, HE‑AAC, Linear PCM, AAX и AAX+, HE‑AAC v2, MP3


4G support LTE Cat. 12 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No No
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps Up to 1000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Galileo


Announced September 2020 September 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Official page MediaTek Helio G95 official site -

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