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.


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
  • 12% higher CPU clock speed (3240 vs 2900 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 6%) AnTuTu 9 score – 803K vs 758K
  • 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 202484 216602
GPU 285430 336667
Memory 123653 112950
UX 140161 131916
Total score 758260 803787
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%
Multi-Core Score
A15 Bionic +35%
Image compression 168.4 Mpixels/s 224.8 Mpixels/s
Face detection 27.5 images/s 43.1 images/s
Speech recognition 65.6 words/s 136.1 words/s
Machine learning 50.9 images/s 104.9 images/s
Camera shooting 31.1 images/s 49.3 images/s
HTML 5 3.39 Mnodes/s 5.64 Mnodes/s
SQLite 1010 Krows/s 1270 Krows/s


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal)
3DMark Wild Life Performance
A15 Bionic +66%
Stability 66% 82%
Graphics test 34 FPS 56 FPS
Score 5695 9471


Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 2100 and A15 Bionic


Architecture 1x 2.9 GHz – Cortex-X1
3x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A78
4x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 3.24 GHz – Avalanche
4x 2.02 GHz – Blizzard
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2900 MHz 3240 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.4-A ARMv8.5-A
L1 cache - 256 KB
L2 cache - 32 MB
Process 5 nanometers 5 nanometers
Transistor count - 15 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W


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 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 2732 x 2048
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, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+


4G support LTE Cat. 24 LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes Yes
Download speed Up to 7350 Mbps Up to 7500 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 3670 Mbps Up to 3000 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 6
Bluetooth 5.2 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


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?
469 (41.3%)
667 (58.7%)
Total votes: 1136


Please give your opinion on the comparison of A15 Bionic and Exynos 2100, or ask any questions
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.
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Someone 24 October 2021 05:57
For me Exynos are 60% faster than A15, A15 can’t beat Exynos, A15 isn’t the fastest
+39 Reply
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
+23 Reply
AmirHosein 13 November 2021 18:10
Someone, This is definitely true
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Crazy 21 November 2021 22:22
8k in a mobile phone. Totaly rubbish feature in 2021. No one can use this feature.
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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.
+8 Reply
Daddy101 17 January 2022 04:03
Don't care, Who are they???????????
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