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Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs Apple A12Z Bionic benchmark which processor is better

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs Apple A12Z Bionic

Comparisons   11-03-2021
   So, which chip or processor is better? Full comparison data of benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 vs Apple A12Z Bionic, speed testing of GPUs Adreno 660 and Apple A12Z Bionic.

   This performance comparison includes two processors: Snapdragon 888 is octa-core (Cortex-X1 3x2.42) and A12Z Bionic is octa-core (Vortex). Both processors went through battery life test and power consumption test. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics of the CPUs, to make it easier to read, is summarized in the table.

   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel benchmarking in special test applications like PassMark, WebXPRT 3, PCMark, Vellamo, Mozilla Kraken, Geekbench 5, Quadrant, GFXBench, 3DMark, AnTuTu, Octane V2, Neocore, even the gaming performance of CPUs in Garena Free Fire - The Cobra, Real Racing 3, Call of Duty: Mobile, Fortnite, Minecraft Bedrock, Sniper 3D, Mortal Kombat, PUBG etc.

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an briefed decision about which CPU is better to buy Snapdragon 888 or A12Z Bionic and which chip is better for gaming: Need for Speed No Limits, Madout2, CSR Racing 2, Asphalt 9.


 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Apple A12Z Bionic

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors
CPU Benchmark
Based on Antutu and Geekbench score
Snapdragon 88899% A12Z Bionic99%

Battery life test
Power Consumption efficiency (how quickly the processor reduces the battery charge)
Snapdragon 88884% A12Z Bionic99%

Gaming performance
Which CPU is better for gaming
Snapdragon 88894% A12Z Bionic95%

Antutu 8

Antutu benchmark separately tests the performance of the CPU, GPU, and memory speed
Snapdragon 888 A12Z Bionic
Total score863876729707
CPU241883204317
GPU328267277290
MEM138216116753
UX155506131357

GeekBench 5.2

This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Snapdragon 888 A12Z Bionic
Single-Core11691332
Multi-Core36874661

Comparison of specifications
CPU and Memory
Snapdragon 888 A12Z Bionic
Frequency2840 MHz2490 MHz
Cores88
Bit6464
Lithography5 nm7 nm
Transistors count10000 millions
Core configuration1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78
4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
4x2.49GHz Vortex
4x1.6 GHz Tempest
Power consumption (TDP)10 W6 W
Memory typeLPDDR5 (Quad Channel)LPDDR4X
Max. Memory16 Gb16 Gb
Memory Frequency27502133
Memory bandwidth4442
Neural Processor (NPU)YesYes
L1 cache512 KB48 KB
L2 cache1 MB4 MB
L3 cache4 MB8 MB
Instruction set architecture (ISA)ARMv8.2-AARMv8.4-A
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Snapdragon 888 is 12% better than A12Z Bionic in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption.

GPU and Media
GPUAdreno 660Apple A12Z Bionic
GPU Frequency700 MHz2500 MHz
GFloPS14861486
# of Cores8
# of Shader Units512
Display3840 x 2160 pixels2732 x 2048 pixels
The frequency of the GPU does not always directly indicate its performance. To fully evaluate all the capabilities of a graphics chip, you should take into account the number of Shader Units and Cores, as well as how many GFlops it has.

Gaming benchmark
Fortnite Mobile27.528.8
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Mobile)84.886.5
Garena Free Fire - The Cobra51.952.4
Call of Duty: Mobile47.348.4
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5 Mobile)72.274.9
Minecraft: Pocket Edition105.5107.7
Real Racing 364.9104.8
Sniper 3D67.5115.3
Need for Speed No Limits72.762.9
Mortal Kombat X75.383.8
CSR Racing 272.768.1
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the gadget and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Antutu 8 and GeekBench 5.2 becnmarks.

Cameras
Camera resolution200 MP12 MP
Dual Camera resolution64 MP12 MP
Image Signal Processor (ISP)Qualcomm Spectra 580Apple ISP
Video Encoding FPS60960
Video Encoding resolution8K, 4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD4K (Ultra HD), 2K, FullHD
Codec supportDolby Vision, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Networks and Navigation
ModemQualcomm Snapdragon X60 Modem-RF System 5GIntel XMM 7560 LTE
Download speed7500 MBit/s.1000 MBit/s.
Upload speed3000 MBit/s.350 MBit/s.
NavigationGNSS, QZSS, GLONASS, SBAS, GPS, NavIC, NavIC enabled, Beidou, Galileo, Dual frequency GNSSBeidou, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo
NFC supportYesYes
5G supportYesNo


Result:
The number of parameters for which Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is better: 21
The number of parameters for which Apple A12Z Bionic is better: 19
   You need to understand that you should not sightlessly trust the software comparison of the table. You can watch benchmark video from beginning to end of joint comparison and listen to what people think who really appreciated the capabilities of both chips Snapdragon 888 and A12Z Bionic, and also read the test results on the links under the article.
Snapdragon 888 SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile
A12Z Bionic SoC - all data

• Devices lists
• Benchmarks
• PUBG mobile
• Fortnite Mobile
• Antutu 8
• 3DMark
• GeekBench 5 mobile


Snapdragon 888 SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 720 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G


A12Z Bionic SoC Comparisons
• Vs Snapdragon 875
• Vs A13 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000C
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2100
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000E
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000
• Vs Samsung Exynos 1080
• Vs Apple A12X Bionic
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
• Vs Apple A14 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000L
• Vs Samsung Exynos 990
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 985
• Vs Apple A12 Bionic
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 820
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9 9820
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 9825
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 980
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 800U
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2000
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
• Vs Apple M1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 900
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Pro
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 898
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 860
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 810
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 895
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
• Vs Mediatek Dimensity 1200 Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 900T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1300T
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1300
• Vs HiSilicon Kirin 9000L
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1050
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 930
• Vs Samsung Exynos 2200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
• Vs MediaTek Kompanio 1380
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8000-Max
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1
• Vs Apple A16 Bionic
• Vs Apple A15 Bionic
• Apple A12Z Bionic Vs Google Tensor G2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Ultra
• Vs Apple M2
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 1080
• Vs MediaTek Dimensity 9200
• Vs Qualcomm Snapdargon 782G
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