Snapdragon 888 vs A11 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (Adreno 660) with the older 6-core Apple A11 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 888
  • Performs 5.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 244% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 14.9 GB/s)
  • Shows significantly better (up to 2.1x) AnTuTu 9 score – 807K vs 386K
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 10 nm)
  • Announced 3-years and 3-months later
  • Has 2 more cores
  • 19% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2390 MHz)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Benchmarks

Performance tests in popular benchmarks

AnTuTu 9

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios
807930
386825
CPU 212479 127124
GPU 304840 119206
Memory 137606 54151
UX 147850 82801
Total score 807930 386825
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
1129
Multi-Core Score
3703
2332
Image compression 176.7 Mpixels/s 128.4 Mpixels/s
Face detection 27.4 images/s 21.9 images/s
Speech recognition 68.35 words/s 45.2 words/s
Machine learning 66.45 images/s 39.6 images/s
Camera shooting 36.4 images/s 24.2 images/s
HTML 5 3.91 Mnodes/s 3.16 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 756.85 Krows/s

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
5304
3216
Stability 92% 62%
Graphics test 31 FPS 19 FPS
Score 5304 3216

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
-
Device Asus Zenfone 8
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 888 and A11 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.84 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
2x 2.39 GHz – Monsoon
4x 1.42 GHz – Mistral
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2840 MHz 2390 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8-A
L1 cache 512 KB 64 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 5 nanometers 10 nanometers
Transistor count - 4.3 billion
TDP 10 W 8 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Apple GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 840 MHz -
Execution units 2 3
Shading units 512 -
FLOPS 1720 Gigaflops 325 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.0
OpenCL version 2.0 2.1
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 14.9 Gbit/s
Max size 24 GB 3 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 2436 x 1125
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 25MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 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

Connectivity

Modem X60 -
4G support LTE Cat. 22 LTE Cat. 12
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2500 Mbps Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced December 2020 September 2017
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 APL1W72
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site -

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Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A11 Bionic and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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Dr. Chen 27 September 2021 09:25
Hello Everyone, I personally really like the apple products because the apple was the first fruit to ever get eaten...by adam.
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