Snapdragon 632 vs A14 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 (Adreno 506) with the newer 6-core Apple A14 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
  • Has 2 more cores
Pros of Apple A14 Bionic
  • Shows significantly better (up to 4.9x) AnTuTu 9 score – 723K vs 148K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 14 nm)
  • 72% higher CPU clock speed (3100 vs 1800 MHz)
  • Announced 2-years and 3-months later
  • 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
A14 Bionic +388%
723652
CPU 55630 185695
GPU 16312 285023
Memory 23558 118389
UX 52895 131689
Total score 148408 723652
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
A14 Bionic +506%
1606
Multi-Core Score
A14 Bionic +292%
4133
Image compression 81 Mpixels/s 174.85 Mpixels/s
Face detection 11.3 images/s 33.7 images/s
Speech recognition 18.95 words/s 95.65 words/s
Machine learning 13.05 images/s 95.8 images/s
Camera shooting 8.73 images/s 38.45 images/s
HTML 5 1.05 Mnodes/s 4.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite 426.3 Krows/s 1060 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A14 Bionic +4486%
7612
Stability - 77%
Graphics test 1 FPS 45 FPS
Score 166 7612

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 632 and A14 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 250 Gold (Cortex-A73
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 250 Silver (Cortex-A53)
2x 3.1 GHz – Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz – Icestorm
Cores 8 6
Frequency 1800 MHz 3100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A ARMv8.5-A
L2 cache - 8 MB
Process 14 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion 11.8 billion
TDP 7 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 506 Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 500 -
GPU frequency 725 MHz -
Execution units 1 4
Shading units 96 -
FLOPS 124.8 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.0 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -

Memory

Memory type LPDDR3 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 933 MHz -
Bus 2x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth - 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 8 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 546 Neural Engine
Storage type eMMC 5.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 1920 x 1200 2732 x 2048
Max camera resolution 1x 40MP, 2x 13MP -
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

Connectivity

Modem X9 LTE -
4G support LTE Cat. 7 LTE Cat. 18
5G support No Yes
Download speed Up to 300 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 5 6
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced June 2018 September 2020
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SDM632 APL1W01
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 official site -

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