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Snapdragon 888 vs A13 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (Adreno 660) 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 888
  • Performs 2.3x better in floating-point computations
  • Has a smaller size transistor (5 versus 7 nm)
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Shows better (up to 29%) AnTuTu 9 score – 796K vs 618K
  • Announced 1-year and 3-months later
  • 7% higher CPU clock speed (2840 vs 2660 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
796024
618077
CPU 212299 144483
GPU 302110 262635
Memory 135341 96216
UX 150913 119762
Total score 796024 618077
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 +19%
1310
Multi-Core Score
3644
3492
Image compression 176.7 Mpixels/s 151.6 Mpixels/s
Face detection 27.4 images/s 29.65 images/s
Speech recognition 68.35 words/s 87.4 words/s
Machine learning 66.45 images/s 72.5 images/s
Camera shooting 36.4 images/s 33.75 images/s
HTML 5 3.91 Mnodes/s 3.81 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1060 Krows/s 901.1 Krows/s

Gaming

Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games
PUBG Mobile 83 FPS
[Ultra]
57 FPS
[Ultra]
Call of Duty: Mobile 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Fortnite 26 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[High]
Shadowgun Legends 89 FPS
[Ultra]
-
World of Tanks Blitz 112 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Genshin Impact 58 FPS
[Ultra]
59 FPS
[Ultra]
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 60 FPS
[Ultra]
60 FPS
[Ultra]
Device Asus Zenfone 8
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 888 and A13 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 2.66 GHz – Lightning
4x 1.6 GHz – Thunder
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2840 MHz 2660 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 512 KB 48 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 5 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count - 8.5 billion
TDP 10 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Adreno 660 Apple A13 Bionic GPU
Architecture Adreno 600 -
GPU frequency 840 MHz -
Execution units 2 4
Shading units 512 -
FLOPS 1720 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 3200 MHz -
Bus 4x 16 Bit 2x 32 Bit
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s -
Max size 24 GB -

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 780 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 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, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+

Connectivity

Modem X60 -
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 December 2020 September 2019
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number SM8350 -
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
978 (57.2%)
732 (42.8%)
Total votes: 1710

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A13 Bionic and Snapdragon 888, or ask any questions
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Reddelicious 30 September 2021 18:18
iPhones on average last around five years if you don’t break them physically. I’ve never had an android over two years.. and the last year was brutal. iPhones aren’t as fun but everything works at such a high quality and consistency that I don’t mind it. iOS is tailor made for a handful of devices, whereas android had to work on like 500,000+ devices. Apples always gonna win in the longevity department.
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Aman Saxena 18 September 2021 09:08
iPhone ios chipset is more powerful better than 888 because ios chipset very optimized as compared to android.
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Sanjit Midya 30 March 2021 18:35
A13 is better than snapdragon 888
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anonymous 08 April 2021 03:33
no 888 is between a13 and a14.
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Slm 05 May 2021 14:42
anonymous, Whattt 😂😂😂 Apple A13 Bıonıc is better Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
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James 05 August 2021 13:45
Slm, Slm , whattt 😂😂😂 888 > a13 888 possess better ram 888 possess better GPU 888 possess better power consumption 888 possess better architecture 888 has better antutu scores 888 has better multimedia accessibility 888 has better pricing (realme Gt at around 300$)
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lianmou 19 November 2020 20:04
a13 is better than 875 what about a14 (doge)
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