Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic 6-core. Here you will find the pros and cons of each chip, technical specs, and comprehensive tests in benchmarks, like AnTuTu and Geekbench.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A15 Bionic Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

  • Performs 47% 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)
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of Apple A15 Bionic

  • Higher GPU frequency (~64%)
  • 8% higher CPU clock speed (3230 vs 3000 MHz)
  • Shows better (up to 11%) AnTuTu 10 score – 1292K vs 1163K

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.

Total score11638741292407

GeekBench 6

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

GeekBench ScoreSD 8 Gen 1A15 Bionic
Single-Core 16702339
Asset compression154.9 MB/sec203.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser112.7 pages/sec124.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer147.2 Mpixels/sec143.5 Mpixels/sec
Image detection94 images/sec130 images/sec
HDR122 Mpixels/sec169.9 Mpixels/sec
Background blur13.8 images/sec22.2 images/sec
Photo processing36.3 images/sec60.2 images/sec
Ray tracing4.39 Mpixels/sec5.93 Mpixels/sec


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile88 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile60 FPS
Fortnite42 FPS
Shadowgun Legends89 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz114 FPS
Genshin Impact40 FPS
DeviceXiaomi Poco F4 GT
1080 x 2400


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


Architecture1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 3.23 GHz – Avalanche
4x 2.02 GHz – Blizzard
Frequency3000 MHz3230 MHz
Instruction setARMv9-AARMv8.5-A
L1 cache256 KB
L2 cache1 MB12 MB
L3 cache6 MB
Process4 nanometers5 nanometers
Transistor count15 billion
TDP5.3 W6 W


GPU nameAdreno 730Apple A15 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency818 MHz1338 MHz
Execution units25
Shading units768128
Total shaders1536640
FLOPS2512.8 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


AnnouncedDecember 2021September 2021
Model numberSM8450APL1W07
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site

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