Snapdragon 778G vs A12 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (Adreno 642L) 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • Announced 2-years and 9-months later
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (6 versus 7 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Apple A12 Bionic
  • Higher GPU frequency (~2.3x)
  • Supports 33% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 25.6 GB/s)
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 164198 143402
GPU 157464 186891
Memory 83966 91638
UX 123383 107048
Total score 530602 530181
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
A12 Bionic +46%
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 175.3 Mpixels/s 132.8 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25 images/s 14.5 images/s
Speech recognition 41 words/s 67.8 words/s
Machine learning 36.7 images/s 54.1 images/s
Camera shooting 34.6 images/s 14.6 images/s
HTML 5 3.03 Mnodes/s 3.27 Mnodes/s
SQLite 988.8 Krows/s 745 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A12 Bionic +112%
Stability 98% 69%
Graphics test 14 FPS 31 FPS
Score 2463 5231


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 59 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 42 FPS
Fortnite 27 FPS
Shadowgun Legends 49 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 94 FPS
Genshin Impact 53 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
Device Oppo Realme GT Master Edition
1080 x 2400
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 778G and A12 Bionic


Architecture 1x 2.4 GHz – Kryo 670 Prime (Cortex-A78)
3x 2.2 GHz – Kryo 670 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.9 GHz – Kryo 670 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex
4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2400 MHz 2490 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache - 128 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
Process 6 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 6.9 billion
TDP 5 W 6 W


GPU name Adreno 642L Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 490 MHz 1125 MHz
Execution units 2 32
Shading units 384 256
FLOPS - 560 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit 1x 64 Bit
Max bandwidth 25.6 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 770 Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 36MP 2x 12MP
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, AAC‑LC, Apple Lossless, HE‑AAC, Linear PCM, AAX и AAX+, HE‑AAC v2, MP3


Modem X53 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps Up to 1000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 210 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


Announced May 2021 September 2018
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7325 APL1W81
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G official site -

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