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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.


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 cores more
  • Announced 11 months later
  • 10% higher CPU clock speed (2730 vs 2490 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 14%) AnTuTu 8 score – 449K vs 393K
Pros of Apple A12 Bionic
  • Supports 10% higher memory bandwidth (34.1 against 31.1 GB/s)
  • Better instruction set architecture


Performance tests in popular benchmarks
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
A12 Bionic +48%
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
A12 Bionic +20%
AnTuTu Benchmark 8


Full list of technical specifications of Exynos 9825 and A12 Bionic


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 512 KB 128 KB
L2 cache 2 MB 8 MB
L3 cache 4 MB -
Process 7 nanometers 7 nanometers
Transistor count 8.5 billion 6.9 billion


GPU name Mali G76 MP12 Apple A12 Bionic GPU
Architecture Bifrost -
GPU frequency 600 MHz -
Cores 12 4
FLOPS - 1000 Gigaflops
Vulkan version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0 2.0
DirectX version 12 12


Memory type LPDDR4X LPDDR4X
Memory frequency 2133 MHz 2133 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit 1x 64 Bit
Max bandwidth 31.1 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 24MP, 2x 16MP 2x 12MP
Video capture 8K at 60FPS, 4K at 150FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video playback 8K at 60FPS 4K at 60FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP9 H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV Protected AAC, AAC‑LC, Apple Lossless, HE‑AAC, Linear PCM, AAX и AAX+, HE‑AAC v2, MP3


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 GPS, GLONASS, Galileo


Announced August 2019 September 2018
Class Flagship Flagship
Official page Samsung Exynos 9825 official site -


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