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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
  • Supports 472% higher memory bandwidth (42.7 against 7.46 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 4.8x) AnTuTu 8 score – 580K vs 120K
  • 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 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
A14 Bionic +383%
580942
CPU 60244 173864
GPU 10499 208037
Memory 27587 106696
UX 11175 93575
Total score 120212 580942
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 +509%
1584
Multi-Core Score
A14 Bionic +291%
4059
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

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 ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache 128 KB -
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 1x 32 Bit -
Max bandwidth 7.46 Gbit/s 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 6 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 192 кГц/24-бит, Dolby 5.1 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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