We conducted a comparison between the 6-core Apple A15 Bionic (Apple A15 GPU) SoC and the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Adreno 730). The advantages and disadvantages of every chip, technical details, and thorough tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench are all available here.

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

  • Performs 61% better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 50% higher memory bandwidth (51.2 against 34.1 GB/s)
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Announced 8-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of Apple A15 Bionic

  • Higher GPU frequency (~49%)

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic AnTuTu & benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

The AnTuTu Benchmark measures CPU, GPU, RAM, and I/O performance in different scenarios.

8+ Gen 1A15 Bionic
Total score12906111285085

GeekBench 6

The GeekBench test shows raw single-threaded and multithreaded CPU performance.

Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic
NameSnapdragon 8+ Gen 1A15 Bionic
Asset compression195.5 MB/sec203.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser118.1 pages/sec124.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer175.1 Mpixels/sec143.5 Mpixels/sec
Image detection117.5 images/sec130 images/sec
HDR146.3 Mpixels/sec169.9 Mpixels/sec
Background blur16.5 images/sec22.2 images/sec
Photo processing34 images/sec60.2 images/sec
Ray tracing5.31 Mpixels/sec5.93 Mpixels/sec


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance.

Graphics test54 FPS56 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile89 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile60 FPS
Fortnite47 FPS
Shadowgun Legends114 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz120 FPS
Genshin Impact56 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang58 FPS
DeviceZTE Nubia Red Magic 7S Pro
1080 x 2400

8+ Gen 1 vs A15 Specifications

Full list of technical specifications of Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and A15 Bionic


Architecture1x 3.2 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.75 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 2 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 3.23 GHz – Avalanche
4x 2.02 GHz – Blizzard
Frequency3200 MHz3230 MHz
Instruction setARMv9-AARMv8.5-A
L1 cache256 KB
L2 cache1 MB12 MB
L3 cache6 MB
Process4 nanometers5 nanometers
Transistor count15 billion


GPU nameAdreno 730Apple A15 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency900 MHz1338 MHz
Execution units25
Shading units768128
Total shaders1536640
FLOPS2764.8 Gigaflops1712.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.1
OpenCL version2.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Memory frequency3200 MHz2133 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s34.1 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonNeural Engine
Storage typeUFS 3.1NVMe
Max display resolution3840 x 21602732 x 2048
Max camera resolution1x 200MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9, Motion JPEG
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+


ModemSnapdragon X65
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 10000 MbpsUp to 7500 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3670 MbpsUp to 3000 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


AnnouncedMay 2022September 2021
Model numberSM8475APL1W07
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 official site

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