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Snapdragon 855 Plus vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus (Adreno 640) with the newer 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 855 Plus
  • Performs 41% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (2960 vs 2660 MHz)
Pros of Apple A13 Bionic
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 8

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
488652
478614
CPU 149898 150992
GPU 192313 218713
Memory 92546 79312
UX 55253 12628
Total score 488652 478614

GeekBench 5

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance
Single-Core Score
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 133.6 Mpixels/s 151.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 22.55 images/s 29.65 images/s
Speech recognition 40.85 words/s 87.4 words/s
Machine learning 43.9 images/s 72.5 images/s
Camera shooting 23.1 images/s 33.75 images/s
HTML 5 2.95 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 743.3 Krows/s 901.1 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 39 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 58 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 29 FPS
[Medium]
60 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 53 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 39 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 58 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Realme X3 Superzoom
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 855 Plus and A13 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.96 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
3x 2.42 GHz – Cortex-A76 (Kryo 485 Gold)
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55 (Kryo 485 Silver)
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2960 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.1-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 512 KB 48 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 6.7 billion 8.5 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 640 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 627 MHz -
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 384 -
FLOPS 1036 Gigaflops 736 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12.1

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 690 Yes, Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 48MP, 2x 24MP -
Video capture 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 X24 LTE, X50 5G -
4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 220 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo

Info

Announced July 2019 September 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8150-AC -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus official site -

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