Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730) with the older 6-core Apple A13 Bionic (Apple A13 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.

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 8 Gen 1
  • Performs 3x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 7 nm)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 63%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1037K vs 634K
  • Announced 2-years and 3-months later
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 13% higher CPU clock speed (3000 vs 2660 MHz)
  • 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
1037127
634432
CPU 249768 166601
GPU 448381 255111
Memory 172528 90801
UX 166045 116310
Total score 1037127 634432
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
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 192.4 Mpixels/s 155.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 36 images/s 30.2 images/s
Speech recognition 81.2 words/s 89.8 words/s
Machine learning 83.7 images/s 73.1 images/s
Camera shooting 38.7 images/s 33.8 images/s
HTML 5 4.24 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1140 Krows/s 899.2 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 57% 72%
Graphics test 53 FPS 45 FPS
Score 8958 7553

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 42 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 40 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang - 60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
828 x 1792
We provide average results. FPS may differ, depending on game version, OS and other factors.

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and A13 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3000 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache - 832 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 12 MB
L3 cache 6 MB -
Process 4 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8.5 billion
TDP - 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 730 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Adreno 700 -
GPU frequency 818 MHz -
Execution units 3 4
Shading units 768 -
FLOPS 2236 Gigaflops 736 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s -
Max size 24 GB 4 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon Yes, Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 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 Snapdragon X65 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 220 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2021 September 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8450 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site -

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A13 Bionic and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or ask any questions
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Josh 21 October 2022 19:31
Yall are high as hell to think the a13 is better than the snapdragon 💀
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George McCausky 05 August 2022 06:32
Wow, the A13 is still going strong! It’s a fact: Apple processors are and have been way ahead for years now!
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Dana 08 September 2022 18:20
I would say is far more about OS optimization but yeah, u can buy an iPhone and hold It for a lot Of years.
+23 Reply