Snapdragon 865 vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (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.


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
  • Performs 67% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2660 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 4%) AnTuTu 9 score – 653K vs 628K
Pros of Apple A13 Bionic
  • Better instruction set architecture
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Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
CPU 186095 166601
GPU 222473 255111
Memory 105066 90801
UX 142314 116310
Total score 653695 628607
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
A13 Bionic +42%
Multi-Core Score
Image compression 173.2 Mpixels/s 155.7 Mpixels/s
Face detection 25.2 images/s 30.2 images/s
Speech recognition 52.6 words/s 89.8 words/s
Machine learning 55.8 images/s 73.1 images/s
Camera shooting 29.5 images/s 33.8 images/s
HTML 5 2.95 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 997.7 Krows/s 899.2 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A13 Bionic +95%
Stability 91% 72%
Graphics test 23 FPS 45 FPS
Score 3870 7553


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 60 FPS
57 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile 61 FPS
60 FPS
Fortnite 30 FPS
60 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz 60 FPS
60 FPS
Genshin Impact 60 FPS
59 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 59 FPS
60 FPS
Device Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
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.


Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 865 and A13 Bionic


Architecture 1x 2.84 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 2840 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.4-A
L1 cache 128 KB 832 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 12 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 10.3 billion 8.5 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W


GPU name Adreno 650 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 587 MHz -
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 512 -
FLOPS 1228 Gigaflops 736 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12.1


Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2750 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 34.1 Gbit/s -
Max size 16 GB 4 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 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+


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 5.1 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo


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

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
3857 (52.1%)
3549 (47.9%)
Total votes: 7406


Please give your opinion on the comparison of A13 Bionic and Snapdragon 865, or ask any questions
MichaelB 04 June 2022 18:11
I have an iPhone SE 2020 with 3GB Ram and an A13 Bionic chip and a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G with 8GB Ram and SD 865. Their performance is almost identical. The average user like myself will not mention any significant differences because the S20 FE 5G was more expensive. It's a matter of taste if you prefer iPhone or an Android phone. If you take night photos choose the S20, its night mode is perfect, much better than the SE 2020. If you care about built quality choose the SE 2020.
+24 Reply
josh 27 August 2021 17:05
i don't care but snapdragon always cooler than Apple when running games
+93 Reply
iPhone gang 09 August 2022 10:53
I've come to the realization that Apple will always be the better choice when it comes to longevity in software and performance.
+10 Reply
Wews 03 May 2021 11:10
Android users like us, uses iphone ONLY for work
+54 Reply
Muhammad Wasif 26 August 2021 23:15
So true Dude Android Is a complete package compared to a iphone Which has limitations
+27 Reply
Asep 15 February 2021 12:31
I will love apple products if Steve Jobs still alive :(
+56 Reply
Okeh 15 February 2021 12:29
The snapdragon 865 has better GPU, the A13 Bionic has better CPU. Me : hhhmmmm
+87 Reply
Wews 03 May 2021 11:04
If you're a gamer, then choose sd 865. If you want a daily driver phone, then choose a13. But in terms of money, sd won
+31 Reply
Qualcomm thick boy 17 July 2022 23:07
Actually, the A13 has an incredibly powerful GPU but snapdragon 865 runs cooler than A13
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iPhone gang 09 August 2022 10:55
Wews, Somehow that is true because the Snapdragon 865 unlocks high refresh rate gaming. 😅 Galaxy S20 5G can do 120fps on dead trigger 2, UNKILLED, BEACH BUGGY RACING, and so on
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Badhon 11 January 2021 16:03
Irony know, why people hate apple.. Iphone 6 (2014) still runs smoothly.. Even not a single lag in the newer update of the softwares.. No smartphone of any other industry can show it.. I dont think the numbers can define which smartphone is better... User experience is the main point.. So, im gonna say iphone is 1000 times better than any other smartphone.
+95 Reply
Bionicman 14 January 2021 03:04
Battery runs out fast
+91 Reply
User Iphone 6 Since 2015 09 February 2021 02:47
I using Iphone 6 since 2015, after ios 12 the phone can't hold any longer because 1gb ram. Playing Mobile legend will app crash and whatsapp always lag and crash too. sorry my bad english. Thank you. In nutshell, Iphone 6 are faster in Ios 10 with high setting honkai impact 60fps no lag and if you using old iphone better stop update ios system that will eat your ram iphone left no space.
+18 Reply
Lmao 16 April 2021 06:44
iPhone6 is the best Apple phone I have after Steve jobs die.. I switch back to android phones which has better pric and quality over iPhone
+10 Reply
MaxFxU 19 May 2021 22:22
Nah, I have 2 units of iP6 in my house. Both are very laggy.
+7 Reply
rich 23 January 2022 19:57
doesn't run any smoother than any other phone from that period including Samsung. All high-end phones still run flawlessly. That is not in any way just iPhones. I have a Samsung s5 and it is still running like the day I got it and the battery is still totally fine, unlike all iPhones.
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Qualcomm thick boy 17 July 2022 23:12
Just because you like Apple products, in particular, doesn't make them the best, yes user experience is great and all but I'll have to buy every single apple product if I want them to work seamlessly, just like how I would need an iMac to transfer stuff from my iPhone to my computer simply because apple restricts their iPhones from sending any file to a windows PC.. but if you have a "crappy android" as you assume.. at least you can use it in every part of the world, unlike iPhones that require you to buy their entire lineup of products costing you a total of 5 thousand dollars. No thanks, I'll stick to my Galaxy S205G.
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Nah Homie 13 September 2022 16:16
Qualcomm thick boy, You don’t need a whole Mac dude, just download and install iTunes and you can move stuff with your phone😭 it’s LITERALLY that simple. You’re exaggerating out the ass about something you clearly have zero idea about lmfao how embarrassing
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niemand 08 December 2020 16:20
I hate Apple but you know I gotta admit it. I was wondering why Apple has a better chipset I only admired them for their high score in Geekbench. However, that doesn't mean they are the best. I like Snapdragon more than any mobile processor that is made out there and my reasons are: Snapdragon has more cores than Apple processors hence more multitasking Snapdragon has a better GPU than both Exynos and Apple processors I am sure in the future Apple will lose their brag about processors just like Intel which was roasted by AMD.
+53 Reply
Steve Jobs 20 October 2021 16:44
bruh apple never never loses
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jethro 25 October 2020 07:41
why is the A13 Bionic’s GPU still at the top of the list above the Snapdragon 865. However, snapdragon is more than just A13 Bionic’s GPU. My vote is for Snapdragon 865+.
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Like-it-or-lump-it 30 September 2020 04:05
The overall score includes AnTuTu which is not indicitive of actually performance. AnTuTu is owned by Chinese company Cheetah Mobile, and is designed around the Android platform, it is hardly an objective comparison. The Geekbench results are much more realistic to how these processors perform. Anecdotally, I have both (because why not) a Samsung Galaxy S10+ (personal) and iPhone 11 Pro MAX (work) and the iPhone runs rings around it. It is much smoother in 3D phone games, has snappier boot and app load times, and I personally find iOS much more fluid. There are many reasons to choose one phone over the other, (price, ecosystem, personal preference, features). But barracking for one side over the other like a sports team is moronic.
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Root 30 September 2020 15:20
Yeah, that's true.
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cefre00 10 October 2020 01:21
I have to agree with you, though I am definitely not an Apple fan boy. I have an iPhone 7 for work and just bought a Poco F2 Pro. Both are great and on paper the SD865 is way out of A10's league, but the look and feel is the same. Moreover for some games I would prefer the iPhone, BUT (is a big but), my Poco has way bigger screen, does not heat up ever, application switches are so smooth and instant, and can do things the iPhone can't (Geforce Now), etc. It's a like comparing a Windows 10 PC with a Macbook Pro with the same specs. Apple's case that system is perfectly optimized for that HW, Windows on the other hand is an all-rounder OS, sometimes crappy optimization, etc. Same goes with Android in general. Maybe that is why the Apple world is so appealing for some: everything is well built together. Seems to be safe and actually pretty good quality, but has a price tag many can't afford. Would I buy an iPhone? No, because I like the option to install another system onto this Poco if I want to. Apple will never ever let me do this. I understand why, but still. But yeah: staying on one side, talking shit about the other side is just childish. Both sides have ups and downs. Good thing that there is competition, so we can get always something better for our money. :)
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Qualcomm thick boy 17 July 2022 23:19
Thank you for this comment bro you said it best.. one shouldn't be fiercely loyal to these brands cuz at the end of the day they are just phones that perform the task we need whether it be 2.3seconds faster or slower than the other, and at the end of the day, either one you go with is going to give you a flagship experience because after all, they are flagship chipsets after all.
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nou 26 January 2023 15:25
Yeah let's pretend an S10+ has a "SD865" chipset and isn't smoother than iPhone 11 "Pro MAX" no shit it would. it's a year gap lmao, keep sucking Apple's cock, bootlicker.
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Kyrielight 18 September 2020 06:38
Im choosing 865 cause most of them comes with 128gb base.. For A13 (ip11) i need to pay ~40% more just for 64gb. Also what's the point of powerful chip if it cant even run 2 app simultaneously? Currently on mi 10 and the floating window is so useful
+28 Reply
Apple 15 September 2020 12:58
Wait for the a14 bionic chip
+13 Reply
Snapdragon 888 02 December 2020 04:14
Snapdragon 888 May i Enter please
+57 Reply
iPhoneisworst 07 September 2020 15:54
Haha, bionic A13 is trash, instead of buying latest iphone I would any day buy samsung ot latest OnePlus. OnePlus 8 pro is anytime and everytime better than iphone 11 pro max. I don't know why apple fan boys can't see: 1. High refresh rate in OP 8 pro 2. Better battery 3. curved display
+82 Reply
Noah 05 October 2020 17:53
Who likes curved displays?
+18 Reply
Rishi 06 October 2020 13:22
You can’t keep up. Chinese sh:t oneplus for more than 2 years Apple runs even 1000 times better. And can be guaranteed for 5 or more years. What can these android shi@ts do??!!
+21 Reply
Nabil 06 December 2020 11:47
Rishi , Lol, in every year flagship snapdragon beat apple chips
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Mario 06 December 2020 18:05
Rishi , Typisch Fanboy Apple hat seine Vorzüge, aber verspricht aber auch Sache die Apple nicht halten ,Und nochmal zu den Updates es ist schön daß man 5 Jahre Updates bekommt, aber kaum jemand besitzt sein i Phone solange.Und der Vorteil ist bei Xiaomi, man bekommt die positive Eigenschaften was bei Apple interessant sind , Jahre lange Updates, gut zugeschnittenen Software auf die Hardware, und ein nie da gewesen es Preis Leistung Verhältnis was Konkurrenzlos ist, und Qualität stimmt, weil die meisten wollten keine 1000 euro oder mehr ausgeben, ganz einfach weil Smartphone leider weg werf Produkte sind ,und das betrifft natürlich Apple auch, und es wird sehr schwer gemacht Produkte von Apple zu reparieren zu können,Apple ist gerade nicht Wartung freundlich.
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Boris Johnson 27 January 2021 04:37
The A13 runs games far smoother than any android device can as of right now, with two less cores and a slower clock speed. That’s like Usain Bolt winning a race with his feet cut off, pretty impressive if you ask me mr android fanboy;)
+7 Reply
Caladio 14 April 2021 17:13
Apple is more optimized and runs better. I will only support apple because if apple is out of competition than Chinese smartphone will cover whole market , and i just hate chinese mobile companies!!!
+6 Reply
Namesis 30 June 2021 20:20
Rishi , If Iphone has 5 years update then android has Custom Rom support which apple lacks
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Dutta 19 October 2021 21:01
I am OnePlus 8 pro user ... Believe it's camera sucks ... And Oneplus is under oppofication And that's why I am thinking to buy iPhone 13 pro ...
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Qualcomm thick boy 05 August 2022 00:27
A curved display is not something to brag about other than aesthetics.. 😅 sorry you were making a lot of sense till you mentioned "curved displays" as if it was a groundbreaking feature. Lol.. but I get your point though, you get more for the same price with Apple, the only thing I can brag about my iPhone 11 is the chipset.. which I tend to forget what it's even all about. 😅 I don't understand what the rate is all about these days.
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iPhone gang 21 September 2022 22:42
Rishi , How about everything except flawless smooth Gaming but even Android phones these days are becoming more powerful and up to the task now.. 🤷🏽‍♂️
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iPhone gang 21 September 2022 22:44
Caladio, Me too I hate Chinese with every fibre of my being and every swear pore in my body!. They are like a virus! They pollute the entire environment with so much crap I can't even take 3 steps without seeing a Chinese crap phone on display in the store, it is just horrendous to me..
+1 Reply
Your Father 08 August 2020 16:06
Wait for snapdragon 1000
+15 Reply
Nega_Scott 05 August 2020 17:39
Snapdragon is the best
+24 Reply
Claudio 20 July 2020 20:43
You are comparing snapdragon 865 with apple A13 (2019 chipset). Let's compare it with A14 when it comes out.
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Joel 27 July 2020 16:07
The a13 is a late 2019 chipset. The 865 is an early 2020 chipset. Thus, if Apple were to come out with the a14, then that would also not be a fair matchup as apple comes with new processors late into the year.
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Anonymous 05 August 2020 16:35
Let's compare it with SD 875 when it comes out.
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Nameless 05 August 2020 16:36
Joel , You are just a fanboy. If you talking about A14 i will put SD875
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Shane 13 July 2020 01:59
For him to get an 11 pro max for that. He had a trade in. Is the only way. That’s unheard of Even almost a year later. If it’s a trade in. It doesn’t count.
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Naveen 12 June 2020 08:54
I think after comparition of price sdg. 865 is best. Because iphone 11 price is nearly 70000 And ni 10 pro is 52000. My choice is Snapdragon 865
+81 Reply
Josh 19 June 2020 14:27
iPhones are cheaper in America. I got my 11 pro max for like $600. Besides, Apple owns part of arm, they will always have an advantage over Qualcomm.
+44 Reply
Rai 06 July 2020 10:17
Josh, Stop lying man 😂......
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Shoto 09 July 2020 20:22
Rai, Actually Josh is right, with contract you can pretty much get a iPhone 11 around $700~800. $600 must be some great deal if lucky. But you just offset your spending to service provider tho. Sounds not too far off with Singapore data plans.
+3 Reply
Anonymous 05 August 2020 16:32
Josh, Stop lying. 11 pro max about 1200 dollars everybody knows that. Y'all Apple fanboys
+13 Reply
Nameless 05 August 2020 16:33
Shoto, iPhone 11 can be around 700$~ but we r talking about pro max. Upgrade your reading skills. Peace olur.
+2 Reply
SammyBoysDies 20 April 2021 07:53
Anonymous, who said he couldn't give his older phone to get discount? But I understand you, you are to poor to get even mid-ranger phone.
+1 Reply
Xavier 21 October 2021 10:28
Anonymous, Stop misleading others when you are talking about the price of an iPhone while ignoring other factors that could affect its pricing in different countries. (Facts: This statement can apply to literally every imported product.)
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nrxsh 11 June 2020 12:50
I'm NOT voted for A13 – I voted for Apple!
+32 Reply
aswsw 16 September 2020 02:04
a13 was made by tsmc not apple hahaa
+11 Reply
Guest User 30 September 2020 00:13
aswsw, It was made by Apple as much as RTX is made by NVidia. TSMC is a chip manufacturer, NVidia and Apple are chip designers.
+5 Reply
Mr.iphone 01 June 2020 13:58
iPhone is the best, just try it and see for yourself
+138 Reply
But 16 July 2020 05:32
Price 😅😂🖕 price is much more than its products and difficult to buy for middle class people 🖕
+67 Reply
Mr objective 03 August 2020 13:15
No, if you put off your Apple glasses you see that this simply isn't based on facts.
+100 Reply
A13isTrash 05 August 2020 16:30
I tried and i decided snapdragon better
+101 Reply
Snap 10 August 2020 12:06
iPhones are locked in a walled garden. Only Android gives you the possibility to be free!
+21 Reply
crap 16 September 2020 02:04
iphone is crap cheap chinese shit for poor people
+7 Reply
SammyBoysDies 20 April 2021 07:55
crap, You better leave this chat. Crap is that what you know about apple
+1 Reply
i_smell_penies 25 May 2021 17:38
SammyBoysDies, Apple made iPhones just for people to pretend they're rich for most of them. End of story.
+6 Reply
Bruh 06 March 2022 03:04
i_smell_penies, Can you prove it? Don’t say anything if you didn’t know anything.
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