Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730) with the older 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 8 Gen 1
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 31%) AnTuTu 9 score – 1034K vs 792K
  • Supports 20% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 42.7 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture
Pros of Apple A15 Bionic
  • Higher GPU frequency (~47%)
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (3223 vs 3000 MHz)

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
1034767
792118
CPU 249768 216602
GPU 448381 336667
Memory 172528 112950
UX 166045 131916
Total score 1034767 792118
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

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Stability 56% 81%
Graphics test 48 FPS 57 FPS
Score 8074 9558

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 88 FPS
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Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
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Fortnite 42 FPS
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Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
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World of Tanks Blitz 114 FPS
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Genshin Impact 40 FPS
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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 A15 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 3.223 GHz – Avalanche
4x 1.82 GHz – Blizzard
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3000 MHz 3223 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A ARMv8.5-A
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 4 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 15 billion
TDP - 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 730 Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 700 -
GPU frequency 818 MHz 1200 MHz
Execution units 3 5
Shading units 768 640
FLOPS 2236 Gigaflops -
Vulkan version 1.1 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 4266 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 -
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. 24
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, QZSS

Info

Announced December 2021 September 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8450 APL1W07
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site -

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A15 Bionic and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, or ask any questions
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Gaurav 08 June 2022 06:00
3d mark wildlife isn't correct for SD 8 gen 1
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Jason the Saj 02 June 2022 22:59
What I want, is Android running on an A15 processor. I much prefer Android OS to iOS (which IMHO is horrible). Personally, I have had a very little issue with stability or security on my Android devices. Whereas just the other weekend I had to research how to remove SPAM configuration profiles on my mother's iPhone. Like seriously, never had ANY issue like that on my Android devices.
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Someone 02 June 2022 14:30
I'm just here to check the specs of both my phones (S22+ and 13ProM) n very surprised to see people arguing. I've been using both Android and iOS devices for more than a decade and what I can say is it just depends on what do you wanna do with your phone or how you use it.
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Ache 28 May 2022 19:20
I’m using iPhone 13 Pro and a Galaxy S22 Ultra, both perform A+.
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Joe 19 May 2022 06:35
To be honest, right now chipsets should just stop caring about peak performance. I do feel like chipsets have an insane peak performance but very weak sustainable performance. Snapdragon and Apple should just follow the lead of the dimensity 8100, which destroyed the iPhone 13 pro max and also the S22 Ultra in the Genshin Impact test. Yes, it is nice to flex your big 1 million numbers, but can you hold it? No? So... please just stop comparing peak performance when they can't even hold it for about 10 minutes or so. The Red Magic 7 is able to hold the peak performance of the 8-gen 1 for a very long time (95-100%), but do you want a fan spinning while playing your games? No right? The phone is also extremely heavy to hold.
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Finn 20 April 2022 15:20
Android support overall against apple's unique device is way poor
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RIO 27 April 2022 15:42
Just look how stable android is😂 It's not
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Note 7 Burning in Hell 29 April 2022 08:20
RIO, Yes, Apple destroys Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm easily. And with optimization, they destroy with better Battery life. (S22 Ultra 5000+ mah 0% vs iPhone 13 Pro Max 4000 mah 44 %) And the iPhone does more tasks on devices with more security and more powerful processor and a better OS.
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uzime 03 May 2022 18:25
Note 7 Burning in Hell, Just don't drag intel and AMD in this thing. they are good in their division.
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OK 15 May 2022 03:22
uzime, Just a reminder that Apple too makes chips like M1, M1 Pro, M1 max, and M1 Ultra which can be compared to Intel and AMD.
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Biggeraintbetter 15 May 2022 22:28
OK, Dear Apple fanboy... Apple CPUs are designed with a single group of devices in mind. Android, like Windows and almost all other OS on the market, is designed to be universal to a multitude of devices. There is no comparison. Don't blame the OS for the fact that it was designed to multiple purposes for all users to use, versus an OS/device-specific combo that's limited in scope and hardware. I'll take my android and windows all day any day over an ecosystem that locks you into one set of devices that really aren't any better and doesn't play well with anything but that ecosystem.
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Yzn 24 March 2022 08:30
Until yesterday, I thought Android processors are very powerful, and I thought Apple phones are just for security and luxury. But I've recently noticed that Apple's processors are designed to be very advanced and proprietary so that Apple's powerful processors are able to run heavy games in the best possible way for several years, and the reason for this excellent performance of Apple's processors is due to high apple attention in the CPU section and the special CPU design that for each new mobile model produces a new processor with a more powerful CPU, but unfortunately, the Android processor companies do not have the necessary attention and expertise in the CPU section and therefore Apple processors are much better in the gaming section and Android processors are lagging behind.
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TGP 30 March 2022 21:18
What did I just read lol? Anyone who has ever paid attention to Android vs Apple on a technical level in the smartphone area has known that the iPhone's SoC has always been very good, but the other specs of the "computer" in your pocket known as a smartphone are very bad on Apple products in order to keep up cost for security and design. So as you can see yes their processors have always been competitive but as an overall device or computer capable of doing things it has never been able to compete. Apple's iPhone 13 Pro Max has a paltry 6 GB of RAM in it and it is not the fastest RAM either. In Android phones you get the whole package for performance with comparable SoCs (most years, when the A series first came out it was almost an Android killer level SoC), and you get an OS that lets you do what you want. That is why you see apps being able to still perform so well on Apple devices. They ONLY have to work on Apple devices. And you can pick and choose as a dev which devices can download your app, preventing cases of people seeing it as a feature and then it not performing well - on an iPhone everything you SEE will perform perfectly or you don't see it at all. On Android, you will see everything and get to experiment with what works and not. As to your last point, Qualcomm and Samsung are the manufacturers of all microprocessors of the ARM variant which is used by Apple as well. So, Apple's chips are DESIGNED by Apple and actually MADE by Samsung. So that whole theory of yours of the android processor companies being bad is bunk because they're the same companies.
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Chris 09 April 2022 13:04
TGP, Lol… seriously…. TGP what you just stated is a bunch of bs.
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Anonymous 10 April 2022 03:29
Chris, TGP is speaking the truth.
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Mike 10 April 2022 05:26
Chris, TGP. Take a game like Fortnite and play it on an iPhone 6 and a Samsung Galaxy S6. Which one will perform better? The iPhone. The apple chipsets are superior and on top of that, the apps are optimized for the best performance. Android devices because there are so many with different versions and android software and hardware cause problems because apps cannot be properly optimized for performance. This is why Apple wins when it comes to performance and battery life. Android phones are fun and customizable. The new Snapdragon chip is comparable probably to the A11 chipset. Not bad but not superb.
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no. 10 April 2022 23:23
Apple IOS is just more optimized
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Shindormavan 27 April 2022 12:39
A few years ago, Android was lagging behind iOs. But see how they are competing with ios. Who said android processors are lagging behind? Man See the gaming performance of A15 and Snapdragon 8 gen 1. SD 8gen1 leads. So don't blabber.
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Dinervc 28 April 2022 20:14
TGP, But you do realize iPhones use way less RAM? On the worst Apps probably up to 8x less RAM. And usually 1.5-4x less RAM, making the 6GB RAM comparable to 8-18GB RAM on Android. This is also proven in RAM tests. Sideloading exists dude. And you do realize making the Processor doesn’t mean you can use their Processors lol? A manufacturer can be the best at making the product but doesn’t need to be the best at developing it further. Fyi, you have written quite a bit of bs in your comment.
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Dinervc 28 April 2022 20:15
no., You can optimize Benchmarks to make it run better too? Well yes, if it’s not the same benchmark or you cap the performance on one.
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Dinervc 28 April 2022 20:15
Shindormavan, The SD8gen1 is quite a bit behind at gaming lol. Especially when in a flagship phone.
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Colle 29 April 2022 08:10
Anonymous, No Apple Processors are produced from TSMC and Designed by Apple and TSMC has 92 % of worldwide Marketshare (Samsung only 8 %) and Samsung Exynos are from TSMC. That means Samsung Processors are from Apple. People Here with no intelligence like Android. (Apple Core ML 3x faster than Snapdragon 8 Gen 1).
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Note 7 Burning 29 April 2022 08:24
TGP, 10 Years Software Updates (Apple) iPhone SE 3. Gen iPhone 13 (Pro Max, Pro, normal, Mini) iPhone SE 2. Gen iPhone 12 (Pro Max, Pro, normal, Mini) iPhone 11 (Pro Max, Pro, normal) iPhone Xs (Max, normal) iPhone X iPhone 8, 8 Plus iPhone 7, 7 Plus iPhone 6s, 6s Plus iPhone SE All on iOS 15 Android only 2 Years HAHA
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Why 29 April 2022 16:12
Note 7 Burning, Samsung Does 5 Years Now So 2 Year Updates Are No Longer A Thing. Now iOS isn't the only phone with long support.
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Ben 10 May 2022 20:41
Dinervc, TGP is trying to say that Apple can pay loads of attention for their CPUs so that means RAM doesn't really matter.
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Joe 19 May 2022 06:27
Note 7 Burning, My guy, u should check ur info, because most companies now offer 3+ years for their flagship and even 5 years lul
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Xander 30 May 2022 19:07
Note 7 Burning, Apple doesn't give 10years of OS updates. Max. 5-6 years and Samsung's Flagship gives 4 years of updates. You should consider focusing more on your maths skills lol. Btw, what are you gonna do with a phone that's more than 4 years old? Even though it's Apple, it'll def start to slow down in just 2 years of usage like other phones. Just buy another phone and stop using an iPhone for 6years.
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Anonymous 09 March 2022 16:57
Apple's new 2022 iPhone SE is about to slap Android flagships in the face with value. Not to mention that some users (like me) love 16:9 displays with no curved corners or hole punches or notches and a dedicated home button.
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Dude 10 March 2022 16:59
But in 2022 the phone display should be fullscreen.
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BluueeBoy 14 March 2022 20:06
Dude, So true. Nobody likes the design of the iPhone SE.
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RandomPhoneGuy 21 March 2022 13:59
BluueeBoy, I love when the tech community lies to themselves. When you work in cellular all people want is the SE design. You mostly see 13s because that is where the deals are for bundles. The SE is the dream phone of old people, non-techies, and anyone who wants a cheap iPhone.
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TGP 30 March 2022 21:29
Hate to rain on your parade but an iPhone SE is not going to be hitting android flagships or even VALUE phones in the face with anything but maybe a flipper. The A15 Bionic may be looking nice and comparable to the big new Snap 8 but the rest of the system on Apple devices suffer and will falter with a lot of modern console-level game apps. I can assure you there will be games you can play on some models like the 13 Pro Max only because it has 6GB of RAM instead of 4 like the SE and non-Pro models. Games like Genshin Impact will have a majorly lower level of framerate on the SE compared to ANY android phone because even our BASE models are coming with 8GB of RAM. You need at least 6-8GB of RAM to game well on a mobile system it seems and the SE isn't cutting it there. I do agree that the people need a phone like this and it will become popular as hell among the young adult and middle-aged crowd. Not everyone needs or wants a 6+ inch gaming/productivity monster in their pocket at all times. I find it ridiculous no one even really makes sub-5-inch phones anymore. So on that note, go Apple.
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ICEGalaxy7 05 April 2022 17:44
TGP, no, Genshin Impact would not need more than 1.5Gb of RAM to function well, CPU/GPU is what matters. I don't like the SE 2022 tho.
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Amr 09 April 2022 16:11
Yes totally with that one camera and the display out of 2015. Bro pls tell me a scenario where u did gaming tests and the android lagged while apple withheld. I'm really struggling to find it
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Mike 10 April 2022 05:31
ICEGalaxy7, As far as I can tell, some of the new flagship Android devices cause significant throttling in high-intensity games. Data indicates that apple devices have significantly higher frame rates during gameplay than android devices. Not to say that games on android doesn't work well, they just aren't on the same level as ios. The S22 Ultra was supposed to come out with an update to improve the gaming performance and get rid of throttling. Will have to retest to see if there has been any significant change.
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Reuben 19 April 2022 10:35
ICEGalaxy7, I beg to differ ICEGalaxy, cause I'm using an iPhone 11 with 6Gb of ram n with an a13 but I'm still facing some lags n the phone runs hot within playing just for an hour.
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Costy 26 April 2022 18:16
RandomPhoneGuy, My Guy 400$ for a mid-range phone and top of the line processor that you the normal user will never use even 50% of its power and glass that is known to have awful durability it's not worth it I'd recommend this phone only ONLY if you've never used an android in your life otherwise id Recommend The new A53 which completely spanks the SE in terms of design for a mid-range phone.
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Rtx 29 April 2022 07:23
Yeah with top of a line display with a resolution of 720p.
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Steve 29 April 2022 16:14
Rtx, The A53 Is 1080p (1080x2400) Not 720p (720x1600)
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facts 14 May 2022 13:58
TGP, "Games like Genshin Impact will have a majorly lower level of framerate on the SE compared to ANY android phone because even our BASE models are coming with 8GB of RAM" Who told you that? and which SE did you try? Get your facts right https://youtu.be/TSetSc_Yl9c ; do you own SE 2022 or ever played genshin impact? Maybe you never tried to know, that even a so-called flagship S22 ultra can't manage 40 fps and FYI the SE 2022 does 55-60 fps but yes there is screen dimming and this performance is a combination of a smaller screen and 720p. so much bad press for the design!!
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Icegalaxy... NO 15 May 2022 22:35
ICEGalaxy7, While CPU/GPU does matter, RAM does make a hell of a difference as well. While an iPhone SE might outperform the snapdragon at low framerates and low display quality, the new snapdragon Samsungs will kill that iPhone on higher quality visuals and framerate...
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Iphone expert 18 June 2022 07:36
Reuben, Really? iPhone 11 with 6 GB ram? Where did you buy that from? The black market? Show us where you bought this 6GB ram iPhone 11 from. I'd like to buy it too but I'm afraid it doesn't exist.
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Justo99 01 July 2022 07:12
facts, Guys are only stuck on phones like Samsung There are Japanese phones like aquos r6 with 240hz screen 12 gigs ram
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JDK 04 March 2022 10:20
I am an Android fan/user ever since I can remember. But I have to admit that what Apple is doing with its chipsets is impressive. Even with lower numbers on the sheet than Snapdragon, its performance as many have said is really better compared to Android. But I believe that is mainly because Apple completely controls both the hardware and software parts of their phones. That is not the case with Android phones though. I guess IF (and that is a very big IF) Google are able to accomplish with Tensor (completely controlling both software and hardware of a phone) like what Apple was able to do with their Bionic chips then there is a possibility that we can see the full potential of Android and probably make a neck-to-neck comparison between Android / IOS then. Until then, my opinion is these comparisons do not add too much meaning to them.
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TGP 30 March 2022 21:34
Tensor still would not be the same thing as Apple's first party system, you have it backwards. Apple has such an advantage because there are only so many devices you can make the app available for in its store, which isn't true for Android. You have a new device coming out every day. Just because the Tensor chip exists doesn't mean it will be getting priority in the design of 3rd part apps and the majority of Android content. It just gives a boost to the OS-based features. So yea you are right, Apple controls both the hardware and software - Google would not be controlling the hardware just by releasing one model more of an Android, they still have every other brand to satisfy and please. I do like the Pixel and Nexus line though, a pure Android/developer experience is nice but I don't think they were going for turning into Apple, but just a little bit of a boost in having the same hardware in a phone for certain features.
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Reuben 19 April 2022 10:36
I completely agree with u JDK
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PeeCee 04 March 2022 08:09
According to Geekbench 5, which measures the power of the CPU, the single-core score, as well as the multi-core score of A15 bionic chip, is much higher than the CPU score of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 43% and 24% respectively higher, to be exact. However, in the Antutu break-up score, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 scores higher than the A15 Bionic chip in CPU. So, I don't know what is wrong here. Besides, in the GPU department also, I think the A15 bionic is superior and usually has scored better in almost every GPU benchmark. I think you should try it again.
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Name 13 March 2022 16:47
Well according to every benchmark in the world except Antutu the A15 has more powerful GPU and CPU
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Anonymous 14 March 2022 20:15
All benchmark software is biased. I do think Apple's chip is better but I would like to see a fair comparison between the new iPhone and my s22 ultra.
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TGP 30 March 2022 21:45
It is because a benchmark does not actually tell you anything about real-world performance and the numbers they give you are completely relative to their benchmark's algorithm which can VERY highly favor one architecture over another. Based on the averages of the numbers you should come to the conclusion probably that these are similar chips in terms of CPU performance (within 10% which is within bin performance margins so basically identical) and within 5% GPU performance. They are both very different but I think it should be pretty clear here that the Snapdragon has a little bit more under the hood than Geekbench implies. Antutu is my benchmark of choice after 3DMark because it measures everything relative to the performance needed on the Android system, not just raw performance. In the end, though, the true performance of an SoC is how well it performs in real life, load times and FPS rates in games, etc. And I think that we will be seeing directly comparable numbers between systems with these SoCs - probably an advantage given to Android just because they aren't afraid to give their phones more than 4GB of RAM. In the real world, a system with 50% more RAM and a 10% less powerful SoC will generally outperform the competitor with less ram and a slightly better SoC. The last thing you need to take into account is that Geekbench is basically bullshit that does not matter. Not only is it a biased benchmark towards Qualcomm and Apple, but it also only measures OpenCL which is NOT what is going to tell you how well it runs an Android system. Android uses the GPU more than the CPU on the SoC so really that result will matter most with the real-world performance so the most accurate prediction of that is 3DMark.
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Sun 18 February 2022 10:56
There's wrong here When you compared RAM frequency A15 has lpddr4x you said it has 4266MHz it's wrong the frequency is 2133 Mhz 4266 is data transfer Mt/s not the frequency cock which Snapdragon 8 gen1 LPDDR5 has 6200 mt/s A15 lpddr4x 2133mhz /4266Mt/s 8gen1 LPDDR5 3200mhz/6200mt/s
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Sun 18 February 2022 10:56
There's wrong here When you compared RAM frequency A15 has lpddr4x you said it has 4266MHz its wrong the frequency is 2133 Mhz 4266 is data transfer Mt/s not the frequency cock which Snapdragon 8 gen1 LPDDR5 has 6200 mt/s A15 lpddr4x 2133mhz /4266Mt/s 8gen1 LPDDR5 3200mhz/6200mt/s
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Diablo 12 February 2022 12:39
I've been an android fanboy throughout my lifetime of Samsung starting from s6 to s20+ I got an iPhone 12 pro max last year sucks compare to my s20+ the 12 pro max was shit always getting hot and portrait stops working so please don't compare android to iPhone they are indifferent league. Android will always be superior.
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Alfredzam 13 February 2022 16:13
I want to be shit and tell you the truth, iPhone is 50% better in mobile games, but I prefer Android.
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FoS 01 March 2022 09:27
I had an S21 ultra got rid of it within 3 weeks. Everything about android is so slow. Great ability to customize stuff on the OS. But that’s all Android-based phones have. I switched to an iPhone 12 Pro Max. And I am never looking back.
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Anonymous 09 March 2022 16:50
Android 12 drove itself in the ground imo with Material You and elastic overscroll as well as curved widgets and all this other garbage that you can't turn off.
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TGP 30 March 2022 21:48
Alfredzam, Uhm, no it is not. No source says that lol. If you want the ultimate benchmark, look at the Exynos 2200 and Dimensity 9000 Genshin Impact benchmarks. They shit on the A15 Bionic and a lot of that has to do with the best iPhone only having 6GB of RAM so it's almost like their SoC doesn't even matter at that point, they are choking it.
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TGP 30 March 2022 21:52
FoS, It seemed "slow" to you because not everything is pre-loaded and marked up to look fast. It is more accurate and doesn't have this perfect system where it loads a picture of your screen before the actual screen like iOS does. The actual speed of an Android system is certainly superior in terms of hardware. If you mean flow or ease of use, I guess I can't argue too much there. I have an iPad and still have always chosen to use Android for my phones because I could not imagine being that limited in my day-to-day life by the shit Apple has in their devices. I feel the hardware superiority of Android could have overshadowed the need to get used to the new system if you gave it a longer adjustment period. The S21 Ultra is a beast.
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Diablo 12 February 2022 12:36
Snapdragon is the king 👑 of performance and will always be the king many more years to come bionic sucks overheat foolishly and frame drops.
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Dinervc 18 February 2022 18:56
Lol Snapdragon was always inferior and up until now even inferior to last-gen iPhone processors… It only beat the A14 at GPU.
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FoS 01 March 2022 09:28
Snapdragon SoC will always be inferior. Watch when apple release their new SoC Gonna blow the Gen 1 out the water. I mean the A15B is still a better SoC then SD Gen 1
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TGP 30 March 2022 21:55
Exynos all the way. Leading the way in mobile gaming working with AMD this year. So hyped about my S22U Exynos purchase. Snapdragon is just the usual. They got good single thread perf, decent GPU and good battery without heating up, that's why most of the American brands use them. Also very expensive chips for the performance you get. That's why you see Mediatek doing so well now, and now they're even on top of Snapdragon with the dimensity 9000. That thing kicked the crap out of every SoC on the market this year other than Exynos 2200 GPU performance.
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Android ER 18 January 2022 01:45
Snapdragon is the best for Android anyway if anyone needs to compare the O/S run iOS on Android mobile and android on apple devices can find the difference 🤣 Don't be brand fools all credit goes to TSMC.
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1+1=2 14 January 2022 20:16
I bet if Qualcomm used TSMC, then they would outperform the dimensity in almost every aspect, but unfortunately, TSMC increased prices, and Qualcomm didn't like that.
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Anonymous 28 January 2022 22:18
Qualcomm messed up with Samsung.
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Anonymous 19 March 2022 19:34
Reportedly, Qualcomm will switch to TMSC from performance lacks with Samsung chipset foundries.
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Sudheer 04 January 2022 08:13
Those antutu 9 scores were pretty high because of those extra 2 cores of gen 1 chipset which in real-world has no significance unless you are a mobile eSports player playing on an Android smartphone or editing on a smartphone(LOL), and you can see how the apple's bionic crushed it in the single-core and multi-core scores in geekbench 5 scores where it really matters.
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Anon 10 January 2022 09:11
You do know that the Antutu scores aren’t comparable directly? Android phones use different architects and APIs when they do those Antutu tests, whereas apple uses different ones on iPhones.
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Anonymous 16 January 2022 07:57
Keep in mind that Geekbench is a cross-platform benchmark (comparable between iOS and Android) and Antutu is not.
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Gaurav 19 January 2022 08:40
Anonymous, Do you know geekbench only tests CPU
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Anonymous (2) 21 January 2022 06:49
Anonymous, Geekbench tests CPU exclusively; their reliability isn't fundamentally sufficient to assume the A15 Bionic is superior. Irrespective of the impossibilities, there should be an irrefutable benchmark test that would provide whether a chip (e.g., the A15 Bionic) is the superior chip; respectively the well-awaited A15 Bionic (and 'mildly infuriating') Qualcomm 8 Gen 1 chipset seem well-tailored to their operating systems.
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Creature 16 February 2022 02:40
Anon, I would like to add to this I’m pretty sure the iOS version of the app uses different tests entirely. It’s like apples and pears, sure you can eat both of them and their fruit but they aren’t the same thing.
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Chase 03 January 2022 04:01
I've been an Android fanboi for well over 15 years. Mostly Samsung, along with a Pixel and One Plus. But 1 week ago, I took a plunge and switched to an iPhone 13 Pro Max. All I can say is I'm floored. Comparing the most popular apps, the iPhone versions are like polished works of art. And I have never had a phone that gives me 2+ days of battery life. Android is a slave to whatever features Qualcomm bakes into their next round of SoCs. Whereas Bionic is an Apple in-house design that's married into their products.
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Heva Naisdey 17 February 2022 21:50
Don't have to lie to prove a point.
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Meandyou 19 February 2022 05:05
Yeah, it's crazy when you go from android to apple how much better the software is between them.
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Silas 19 February 2022 06:23
Heva Naisdey, He ain’t lying, dude. I was living in denial as you are until I decided to make the switch from my s21 ultra to the 13 pro max. All I can say is that nothing else has felt as buttery smooth and glitch-free in my life. Android has an edge in customizability, but when it comes to raw performance, I’m sorry to say that Apple is miles ahead. You need to use it first to know what I’m saying.
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DDD 25 February 2022 09:27
Silas, Have the 13 and Mini 6, pretty disappointed by the various bugs. It’s been like half a year and still not been fixed. Popular Apps like to freeze and crash. The keyboard doesn’t show up sometimes, very very delayed and unresponsive typing at times on the stock keyboard, keyboard layout goes out of whack, sound issues, disappear and reappearing stock Apple widgets… The hardware is great these days but the software is going downhill. Miss iOS 6 on my iPhone 5 back in the day.
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Amo 07 April 2022 07:25
DDD, 90% of comments are apple haters who never used iPhone in their lives. We didn't have any bugs on our iPhones. 0 frame drops in games. 0 problems except for customizations. which is not a big deal for me. Was happy with my 12 after 8 years of using Samsung flagships and now I'm even happier with my 13promax. Never gonna go back to android.
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Kash 02 January 2022 22:55
Snapdragon just killed the competition by introducing 8gen1 chip Waiting to see its performance video against A15
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Guest 28 December 2021 06:10
bruh even a15 iPhone 13's chipsets are far ahead of the competition and day-to-day life A15 is more powerful in CPU as well as more power-efficient. just imagine if A15 is this powerful how powerful will be next year A16.
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1+1=2 29 December 2021 22:57
Just imagine what they will be able to do with Armv9
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Gunsaa 03 July 2022 09:24
Say what you want but the competition is just caught up. In day-to-day life, you don't notice a thing except iPhones have generally slow internet.
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Demonster 23 December 2021 11:50
8gen1 camera support 8k on 30 FPS in 4K 120 FPS and all our gaming 8 gen 1 are better than a 15 Bionic Snapdragon on 4 NM A15 Bionic on 5 NM A15 Ram type is lpddr4x and Snapdragon ram type is lpddr5 snapdragon LOVERS😜
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Mido 31 December 2021 18:07
Don't get fooled by these numbers, not the nm or ram type that will make difference trust me
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Random 09 January 2022 04:02
But, does android really use this extra power efficiently how apple uses theirs?
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Unknown 15 January 2022 21:40
Check the memory mhz above xD
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Vladimir 16 January 2022 21:33
That same lpddr4x you mentioned works at 4200+mhz while lpddr5 in Snapdragon works only at 3200mhz so your point is invalid.
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CM01 19 February 2022 12:30
supports 8k 30fps? haha. other than maybe a handful of people who will actually use that, does that really matter? do you use 8k? do you even shoot in 8k? how many times in a day/week/month will you actually use that? I own both android (on SD 865) and an iPhone 12 pro-Max (A14 Bionic) My android has a 90hz refresh rate while the iPhone is still on the so boring, so outdated 60hz display that apple loves so much. and yet whenever I switch from the android to iPhone after gaming on my android, my iPhone still feels much smoother. like explain that to me, my android has 12GB lpddr5 ram and 256gb rom, my iphone 12 pro max is the base model with 6GB lpddr4x ram and 128 GB ROM. yet, it feels smoother to use. LOL. I really don't get this android vs ios thing. Both have their merits and both also have areas where they suck. There's no phone that rules them all.
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Uuji 25 February 2022 09:34
CM01, Agree that both have their uses and merits however, the “who shoots 8k” is the same as history when Apple users are like “who shoots 4k”, “who needs 1080p on a small screen”, “who needs 120hz on a phone” then they eventually do get it and act like it’s the best thing in the world lol.
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1+1=2 09 December 2021 05:20
No way the a15 is more power-efficient. Simply no way. What happened to all the power efficiency features that Qualcomm announced and the 4nm+ processing node.
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fish 09 December 2021 11:15
That's Samsung's 4nm for ya. Of course, Apple's superior chip design and TSMC's N5P play a part as well. A16 with ARMv9 and TSMC 4nm would be disgustingly powerful and leagues above SD in terms of performance per watt and efficiency. A16 would be the biggest jump yet in years.
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1+1=2 14 December 2021 14:26
fish, Also, TSMC announced that 4nm would be pushed back.
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ryu 08 December 2021 17:35
Yeah, the bionic domination is still going strong... So happy that Snapdragon is getting closer than ever. GPU is very impressive, although CPU is still world's apart even with the adoption of Armv9 in SD Gen 1. The excellent architecture and system cache in A15 are just ridiculously overpowered that it will take at least 3 years for Qualcomm to catch up to A15 in Single Core. 4nm TSMC A16 bionic will be Apple's biggest leap in years with noticeable improvement in its architecture with Armv9 implementation.
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Eric 09 December 2021 11:25
Well said more competition = happy customers cant wait to see what E2200 is gonna have in store, heard a lot of good things about its GPU w/ AMD collaboration.
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Mido 05 January 2022 14:50
Eric, Nothing new gonna happen in the e2200 🤣🤣
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rock 07 January 2022 17:32
Mido, e2200 will be good every company wants profit they will improve performance and decrease cost so their products will be sold easily. Don`t be amphiphilic.
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Nemesis 08 December 2021 11:53
Me Snapdragon fanboi feeling proud right now
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Guest 07 December 2021 16:21
That's so crazy that snapdragon is going to bit appĺe bionic chipset... My phone thinks that only they can make the fastest chip but snapdragon prove that they can do better from them ...I always support snapdragon ...And I will tell them to think about the price if they take some low price for their latest chip, then Apple will know their mistake, For their products= phones, laptop, iPad They takes the biggest price to sell, So I only wish to Qualcomm to read my tiny comment...
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Random 09 January 2022 04:07
You know it only got 1mil in antutu since it has 2 more cores right…. Sure androids are cheap and I get that but, that's not the real price of the chip, the iPad mini 5 with the A15 costs 500 while a flagship iPhone costs about 1000… Besides, phones are already fast enough, what next, RTX?!! Lol
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