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Snapdragon 865 Plus vs A14 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus (Adreno 650) with the newer 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.


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
  • Has 2 cores more
  • Shows better (up to 14%) AnTuTu 8 score – 646K vs 565K
Pros of Apple A14 Bionic
  • Has the smaller size of the transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 Plus and A14 Bionic


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 3.1 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.8 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 3100 MHz 3100 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache 512 KB -
L2 cache 1 MB -
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 11.8 billion


GPU name Adreno 650 Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 645 MHz -
Cores - 4
Number of ALUs 384 -
Vulkan version 1.1 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory frequency 2750 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 44 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 698 Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2732 x 2048
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, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+


Modem X55 -
4G support LTE Cat. 24 -
5G support 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 GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


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

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
95 (40.9%)
137 (59.1%)
Total votes: 232


Here you can give your opinion on the comparison of A14 Bionic and Snapdragon 865 Plus or ask any questions
Guest User 18 September 2020 23:07
Apple has best chipset made up of 5nm. And apple has more power efficiency technology which enables device to perform smoothly and fast. But I really do appreciate Qualcomm Snapdragon for doing such wonderful work. I am amazed to see that A14 looses to 865+ in antutu benchmark test. I really do appreciate Qualcomm. But overall I so support apple because apple has best iOS and app optimization is just amazing. Android cannot stand before apple.
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Tree 23 September 2020 04:00
Android does have a lot more choices for cheaper devices, but right now Samsung's flagship phones are blowing Apples out of the water in every way. I guess we'll have to see what the iPhone 12 can do.
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