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Snapdragon 865 Plus vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus (Adreno 650) 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 865 Plus
  • Performs 85% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Shows better (up to 30%) AnTuTu 8 score – 615K vs 473K
  • 17% higher CPU clock speed (3100 vs 2660 MHz)
  • Announced 10-months later
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
615169
473084
CPU 17849 150992
GPU 236287 218713
Memory 98253 79312
UX 99657 12628
Total score 615169 473084

GeekBench 5

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

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 74 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 28 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
World of Tanks Blitz 104 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 56 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[High]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Asus ROG Phone 3
1080 x 2340
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 865 Plus and A13 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 3.1 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3100 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 512 KB 48 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8.5 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 650 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 645 MHz -
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 512 -
FLOPS 1365 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 2750 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Yes, Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K 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 X55 -
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, Galileo

Info

Announced July 2020 September 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8250-AB -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
885 (73%)
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Total votes: 1213

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A13 Bionic and Snapdragon 865 Plus, or ask any questions
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SÁSwÃT 11 December 2020 04:09
Gamers use only a13 bionic
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Robert 01 November 2020 19:40
It's more relevant how the hardware integrates with the software. Apple is king when it comes to this, their software is optimized in such a way they can utilize the soc more efficiently.
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azul 21 November 2020 04:15
that's completely true... at baseline level. However once you get into xdevelopers that argument turns 360 degrees
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Ibox store 31 October 2020 09:44
I think snapdragon 865+ is better than bionic Cause snapdragon 865+ is very interesting
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Leroy Jenkins 24 August 2020 23:38
A13 still much better
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Bruh 26 October 2020 04:27
This post literally proved that u're wrong but ight
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Hulk401 23 November 2020 09:15
Bruh, They love apple. Pros & cons to both I suppose.
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