Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A16 Bionic

We compared the 8-core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A16 Bionic (Apple A16 GPU) SoC. 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 A16 Bionic

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A16 Bionic Key Differences

Main differences and advantages of each chip.

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

  • Performs 40% better in floating-point computations
  • Has 2 more cores

Pros of Apple A16 Bionic

  • Higher GPU frequency (~71%)
  • Shows better (up to 25%) AnTuTu 10 score – 1459K vs 1163K
  • 15% higher CPU clock speed (3460 vs 3000 MHz)
  • Announced 9-months later

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A16 Bionic AnTuTu Score

AnTuTu 10

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

Total score11638741459188


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance in Vulkan (Metal).

Graphics test60 FPS58 FPS


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

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs A16 Bionic Specifications


Architecture1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
2x 3.46 GHz – Everest
4x 2.02 GHz – Sawtooth
Frequency3000 MHz3460 MHz
Instruction setARMv9-AARMv9-A
L1 cache256 KB
L2 cache1 MB16 MB
L3 cache6 MB
Process4 nanometers4 nanometers
Transistor count16 billion
TDP5.3 W8 W


GPU nameAdreno 730Apple A16 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency818 MHz1398 MHz
Execution units25
Shading units768128
Total shaders1536640
FLOPS2512.8 Gigaflops1789.4 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.1
OpenCL version2.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR5
Memory frequency3200 MHz3200 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth51.2 Gbit/s51.2 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonNeural Engine
Storage typeUFS 3.1NVMe
Max display resolution3840 x 21602796 x 1290
Max camera resolution1x 200MP1x 48MP
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 3500 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


AnnouncedDecember 2021September 2022
Model numberSM8450APL1W10
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site

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