Exynos 9825 vs A12 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Samsung Exynos 9825 (Mali G76 MP12) with the older 6-core Apple A12 Bionic (Apple A12 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 Samsung Exynos 9825
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Announced 11-months later
  • Performs 16% better in floating-point computations
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2730 vs 2490 MHz)
Pros of Apple A12 Bionic
  • Higher GPU frequency (~49%)
  • 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
502440
509079
CPU 124478 132036
GPU 156790 188351
Memory 111565 77046
UX 109886 112735
Total score 502440 509079
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
A12 Bionic +46%
1111
Multi-Core Score
A12 Bionic +22%
2908
Image compression - 131.35 Mpixels/s
Face detection - 17.45 images/s
Speech recognition - 70.4 words/s
Machine learning - 58.9 images/s
Camera shooting - 17.75 images/s
HTML 5 - 3.17 Mnodes/s
SQLite - 670.45 Krows/s

Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9825 and A12 Bionic

CPU

Architecture 2x 2.73 GHz – M4
2x 2.4 GHz – Cortex-A75
4x 1.9 GHz – Cortex-A55
2x 2.49 GHz – Vortex
4x 1.6 GHz – Tempest
Cores 8 6
Frequency 2730 MHz 2490 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A ARMv8.3-A
L1 cache 192 KB 128 KB
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 2 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 8.5 billion 6.9 billion
TDP 9 W 6 W

Graphics

GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Architecture Bifrost -
GPU frequency 754 MHz 1125 MHz
Execution units 12 4
Shading units 192 32
FLOPS 652 Gigaflops 560 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12

Memory

Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 1x 64 Bit
Max bandwidth 33.4 Gbit/s 34.1 Gbit/s
Max size 12 GB 12 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Yes Yes
Storage type UFS 2.1, UFS 3.0 NVMe
Max display resolution 3840 x 2400 2688 x 1242
Max camera resolution 1x 22MP, 2x 16MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AAC, AAC‑LC, Apple Lossless, HE‑AAC, Linear PCM, AAX и AAX+, HE‑AAC v2, MP3

Connectivity

4G support LTE Cat. 20 LTE Cat. 18
5G support Yes No
Download speed Up to 2000 Mbps Up to 1000 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 316 Mbps Up to 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi 6 5
Bluetooth 5.0 5.0
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

Info

Announced August 2019 September 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Model number S5E9825 APL1W81
Official page Samsung Exynos 9825 official site -

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So, which SoC would you choose?
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Total votes: 328

Comments

Please give your opinion on the comparison of A12 Bionic and Exynos 9825, or ask any questions
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Himanshu 10 May 2021 08:49
9825 5g compatibility? Samsung f62 is not a 5g phone. With 9825.
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Him 30 July 2021 14:24
It needs special modem which is not in f62.
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