Snapdragon 778G vs A14 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (Adreno 642L) with the older 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 778G
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Announced 8-months later
Pros of Apple A14 Bionic
  • Supports 67% higher memory bandwidth (42.7 against 25.6 GB/s)
  • Shows better (up to 37%) AnTuTu 9 score – 720K vs 524K
  • 29% higher CPU clock speed (3100 vs 2400 MHz)
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 6 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
A14 Bionic +37%
720304
CPU 139509 202575
GPU 164092 273954
Memory 98919 115865
UX 125614 129781
Total score 524122 720304
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 +106%
1584
Multi-Core Score
A14 Bionic +46%
4089
Image compression 175.3 Mpixels/s 171.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25 images/s 33.6 images/s
Speech recognition 41 words/s 94.8 words/s
Machine learning 36.7 images/s 93.1 images/s
Camera shooting 34.6 images/s 38.7 images/s
HTML 5 3.03 Mnodes/s 4.5 Mnodes/s
SQLite 988.8 Krows/s 1060 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A14 Bionic +209%
7612
Stability 98% 77%
Graphics test 14 FPS 45 FPS
Score 2463 7612

Gaming

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

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 778G and A14 Bionic

CPU

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 3.1 GHz – Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz – Icestorm
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2400 MHz 3100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.5-A
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
Process 6 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 11.8 billion
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 642L Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 490 MHz -
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 384 -
Vulkan version 1.1 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz -
Bus 2x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 25.6 Gbit/s 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 770 Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 2.2, UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 2520 x 1080 2732 x 2048
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 36MP -
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 X53 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 1200 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 210 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced May 2021 September 2020
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7325 APL1W01
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G official site -

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