Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A14 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730) 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 8 Gen 1
  • Shows significantly better (up to 44%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1029K vs 715K
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • Supports 20% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 42.7 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
1029599
715628
CPU 249768 185695
GPU 448381 285023
Memory 172528 118389
UX 166045 131689
Total score 1029599 715628
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 - 174.85 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 33.7 images/s
Speech recognition - 95.65 words/s
Machine learning - 95.8 images/s
Camera shooting - 38.45 images/s
HTML 5 - 4.59 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 1060 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 65% 77%
Graphics test 55 FPS 45 FPS
Score 9332 7612

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
[Ultra]
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Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
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Fortnite 42 FPS
[Ultra]
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Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
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World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
[Ultra]
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Genshin Impact 40 FPS
[Ultra]
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Device Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400
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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 A14 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 3.1 GHz – Firestorm
4x 1.8 GHz – Icestorm
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3000 MHz 3100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv8.5-A
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 6 MB -
Process 4 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 11.8 billion
TDP - 6 W

Graphics

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

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2732 x 2048
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 Yes
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 316 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 2020
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8450 APL1W01
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site -

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A14 Bionic and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or ask any questions
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cristiano ronaldo 16 March 2022 11:50
It really surprises me that the Snapdragon gen One is weaker than the a14 and is on par with the a13.
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Nabil 06 June 2022 17:14
It is not weaker than a14. Its peak performance is higher than a14. In short, it is more capable than a14. But horribly unstable.
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Zeky 27 July 2022 07:51
The fact that a processor from apple from 2020 has a faster CPU than a processor from 2022 is actually insane, the amount of development that takes to be one year ahead of your competition, is impressive to say the least.
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Z3NXY 09 August 2022 00:53
Zeky, Nah, it's just because IOS is a closed OS and android is a highly customizable OS, so CPU has to spend some power to run that customization, imagine snap8 gen1 running on IOS, it will overkill A14.
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systemBuilder 08 September 2022 10:08
Zeky, Apple used to be farther ahead, but Qualcomm is gaining on Apple. Qualcomm really isn't a computer company they see themselves as a modem & cellular network design company. CPU and Software are a distant 3rd at Qualcomm. When recession comes they are likely to cut the CPU design budget in half because they just don't care all that much about it, they will buy whatever turd is being sold by ARM that year...
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Praise 11 September 2022 23:04
Z3NXY, Yes sure , your really correct I agree with you on that one
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