Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs A15 Bionic

We contrasted the 6-core Apple A15 Bionic (Apple A15 GPU) SoC with the 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (Adreno 740). The advantages and disadvantages of every chip, technical details, and thorough tests in benchmarks like AnTuTu and Geekbench are all available here.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is better than Apple A15 Bionic by 5.81%. It has 8 cores at 3.19 GHz and an Adreno 740 GPU versus 6 cores at 3.2 GHz with 64. In the Antutu Benchmark test, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 results were faster than Apple A15 Bionic by 49.11%, scoring 1255633 points vs 842093 marks. In the 3DMark test, it scored 9870 points against 9558 , which is 3.26% higher.

Key Features :

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

  • Performs 2x better in floating-point computations
  • Supports 88% higher memory bandwidth (64 against 34.1 GB/s)
  • Has 2 more cores
  • Has a smaller size transistor (4 versus 5 nm)
  • Shows better (up to 19%) AnTuTu 10 score – 1534K vs 1285K
  • Announced 1-year and 2-months later
  • Better instruction set architecture

Pros of Apple A15 Bionic

  • Higher GPU frequency (~2x)

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 vs A15 Bionic Benchmarks

AnTuTu 10

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

Snapdragon 8 Gen 2A15 Bionic
Total score15345341285085

GeekBench 6

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

NameSnapdragon 8 Gen 2A15 Bionic
Asset compression210 MB/sec203.3 MB/sec
HTML 5 Browser153.9 pages/sec124.4 pages/sec
PDF Renderer153.3 Mpixels/sec143.5 Mpixels/sec
Image detection128.6 images/sec130 images/sec
HDR159.7 Mpixels/sec169.9 Mpixels/sec
Background blur17.1 images/sec22.2 images/sec
Photo processing51.9 images/sec60.2 images/sec
Ray tracing5.92 Mpixels/sec5.93 Mpixels/sec


A cross-platform benchmark that assesses graphics performance.

Graphics test72 FPS56 FPS


Table of average FPS and graphics settings in mobile games

PUBG Mobile90 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile60 FPS
Fortnite56 FPS
Shadowgun Legends118 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz120 FPS
Genshin Impact59 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang59 FPS
DeviceZTE Nubia Red Magic 8 Pro
1116 x 2480

8 Gen 2 vs A15 Specifications


Architecture1x 3.2 GHz – Cortex-X3
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A715
2x 2.8 GHz – Cortex-A710
3x 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 cache8 MB
Process4 nanometers5 nanometers
Transistor count15 billion
TDP6.3 W6 W


GPU nameAdreno 740Apple A15 GPU
ArchitectureAdreno 700Apple GPU
GPU frequency680 MHz1338 MHz
Execution units25
Shading units1280128
Total shaders2560640
FLOPS3481.6 Gigaflops1712.6 Gigaflops
Vulkan version1.3
OpenCL version2.0
DirectX version12.1


Memory frequency4200 MHz2133 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth64 Gbit/s34.1 Gbit/s
Max size24 GB6 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)HexagonNeural Engine
Storage typeUFS 3.1, UFS 4.0NVMe
Max display resolution3840 x 21602732 x 2048
Max camera resolution1x 200MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 60FPS, 4K at 120FPS4K at 60FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, AV1, 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 X70
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 24
5G supportYesYes
Download speedUp to 10000 MbpsUp to 7500 Mbps
Upload speedUp to 3500 MbpsUp to 3000 Mbps
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVICGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS


AnnouncedNovember 2022September 2021
Model numberSM8550-ABAPL1W07
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 official site

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