Snapdragon 780G vs A15 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G (Adreno 642) with the newer 6-core Apple A15 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 780G
  • Has 2 more cores
Pros of Apple A15 Bionic
  • Supports 151% higher memory bandwidth (42.7 against 17 GB/s)
  • Higher GPU frequency (~2.4x)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 50%) AnTuTu 9 score – 793K vs 529K
  • 34% higher CPU clock speed (3223 vs 2400 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
A15 Bionic +50%
793695
CPU 161152 216265
GPU 162000 339795
Memory 88725 112472
UX 119299 133063
Total score 529531 793695
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
A15 Bionic +115%
1725
Multi-Core Score
A15 Bionic +62%
4690

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A15 Bionic +207%
9594
Stability 81% 80%
Graphics test 18 FPS 57 FPS
Score 3123 9594

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 780G and A15 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 3.223 GHz – Avalanche
4x 1.82 GHz – Blizzard
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2400 MHz 3223 MHz
Instruction set - ARMv8.5-A
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 15 billion
TDP 5 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 642 Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 490 MHz 1200 MHz
Execution units 2 5
Shading units 384 640
Vulkan version 1.1 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 4266 MHz
Bus 2x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 17 Gbit/s 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 770 Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 3360 x 1600 -
Max camera resolution 1x 192MP, 2x 20MP -
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. 24
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, QZSS

Info

Announced March 2021 September 2021
Class Mid range Flagship
Model number SM7350-AB APL1W07
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
5 (38.5%)
8 (61.5%)
Total votes: 13

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