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Snapdragon 765G vs Apple A9

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G (Adreno 620) with the older 2-core Apple A9 (PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600) 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • Has 6 cores more
  • Announced 4 years and 4 months later
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (7 versus 14 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 86%) AnTuTu 8 score – 309K vs 166K
  • 30% higher CPU clock speed (2400 vs 1850 MHz)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~15%)
  • Compatible with the latest DirectX 12
  • Supports 14% higher memory bandwidth (17 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 765G and Apple A9


Architecture 1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 475 Prime (Cortex-A76)
1x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 475 Gold (Cortex-A76)
6x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 475 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 1.85 GHz – Twister
Cores 8 2
Frequency 2400 MHz 1850 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.3-A ARMv8-A
L2 cache - 3 MB
L3 cache - 8 MB
Process 7 nanometers 14 nanometers
Transistor count - 2 billion


GPU name Adreno 620 PowerVR Series 7XT GT7600
Architecture Adreno 600 Rogue
GPU frequency 750 MHz 650 MHz
Cores - 6
Number of ALUs 192 192
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 1.2
DirectX version 12 11


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 1333 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 17 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 696 No
Storage type eMMC 5.1, UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 3200 x 1800 1920 x 1080
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 22MP 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP
Video capture 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video playback 4K at 30FPS 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9 H.264, H.265
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem X52 Qualcomm MDM9635M
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 6
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 450 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 210 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 4
Bluetooth 5.0 4.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced December 2019 September 2015
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7250-AB -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
12 (92.3%)
1 (7.7%)
Total votes: 13


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