Exynos 2100 vs A15 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Samsung Exynos 2100 (Mali-G78 MP14) with the newer 6-core Apple A15 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 Samsung Exynos 2100
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Supports 20% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 42.7 GB/s)
Pros of Apple A15 Bionic
  • Higher GPU frequency (~58%)
  • Announced 9-months later
  • 11% higher CPU clock speed (3223 vs 2900 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 9%) AnTuTu 9 score – 793K vs 730K
  • 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
730816
793695
CPU 189103 216265
GPU 274155 339795
Memory 137436 112472
UX 131951 133063
Total score 730816 793695
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
A15 Bionic +60%
1725
Multi-Core Score
A15 Bionic +30%
4690
Image compression 170.5 Mpixels/s -
Face detection 26.7 images/s -
Speech recognition 64.15 words/s -
Machine learning 51.35 images/s -
Camera shooting 33.9 images/s -
HTML 5 3.21 Mnodes/s -
SQLite 970.15 Krows/s -

3DMark

A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A15 Bionic +74%
9594
Stability 66% 80%
Graphics test 32 FPS 57 FPS
Score 5503 9594

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 2100 and A15 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 3.223 GHz – Avalanche
4x 1.82 GHz – Blizzard
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2900 MHz 3223 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.5-A
L2 cache - 8 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 15 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali-G78 MP14 Apple GPU
Architecture Vallhall 2 -
GPU frequency 760 MHz 1200 MHz
Execution units 14 5
Shading units 224 640
Vulkan version 1.1 -
OpenCL version 2.0 -
DirectX version 12 -

Memory

Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 3200 MHz 4266 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit -
Max bandwidth 51.2 Gbit/s 42.7 Gbit/s
Max size 16 GB 8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Neural Engine
Storage type UFS 3.1 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160 -
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 32MP -
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, AV1, 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

4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 3000 Mbps -
Upload speed Up to 422 Mbps -
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS

Info

Announced December 2020 September 2021
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9840 APL1W07
Official page Samsung Exynos 2100 official site -

Cast your vote

So, which SoC would you choose?
327 (43.6%)
423 (56.4%)
Total votes: 750

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A15 Bionic and Exynos 2100, or ask any questions
Avatar
Me. 22 October 2021 16:25
For me, the Exynos 2100's Multimedia are better than A15 becuz the video playback has 8k Video res limit and the camera has 108mp limit but the A15 is only 4k video res and the camera is 12mp limit. But the overall performance, A15 is 55% better than Exynos 2100.
0 Reply
Avatar
Someone 24 October 2021 05:57
For me Exynos are 60% faster than A15, A15 can’t beat Exynos, A15 isn’t the fastest
+17 Reply
Avatar
Don't care 06 November 2021 14:39
Someone, Are you blind A15 is clearly faster. And they say apple has a toxic fan base
+11 Reply
Avatar
AmirHosein 13 November 2021 18:10
Someone, This is definitely true
0 Reply
Avatar
Crazy 21 November 2021 22:22
8k in a mobile phone. Totaly rubbish feature in 2021. No one can use this feature.
+6 Reply
Avatar
Bruh 05 January 2022 02:28
Just because it supports 12 mp it doesn’t mean it’s bad as you see hardware they tweak but the software they improve a lot and scamsung are good at cameras but their software isn’t great to utilize the full advantage of that big sensor but they are good I don’t disagree but what u are seeing destroyed my brain cells but as you know Apple isn’t interested in this crazy hardware you call 108MP yet but this can change later.
+3 Reply
Avatar
Daddy101 17 January 2022 04:03
Don't care, Who are they???????????
0 Reply