Qualcomm | Snapdragon 888 Plus vs Apple A15 bionic | Sd 888 Plus vs Apple A15 bionic
We have arranged a complete comparison of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus vs Apple A15 bionic where Qualcomm and Google launched these SoCs, respectively. We have compared these two 8 core processors based on their pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.
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Major differences between Snapdragon 888 Plus Vs Apple A15 Bionic
Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus
- Snapdragon 888 Plus has 7.99% higher Antutu 9 score than Apple A15 Bionic (865k vs 801k).
- Snapdragon 888 Plus supports 19.90% higher memory bandwidth than Apple A15 Bionic chip (51.2 vs 42.7 GB/s)
- SD 800+ has 2 more CPU cores than Apple A15 Bionic chip.
Pros of Apple A15 Bionic Chip
- Apple A15 Bionic chip is announced 3-months later than Snapdragon 888 Plus, hence better.
- Apple A15 Bionic chip has a 7.61% higher CPU clock speed(frequency) than Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus (3223MHz vs 2995 MHz).
- Apple A15 Bionic chip has a 42.85% higher GPU clock speed(frequency) than Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus (1200MHz vs 840 MHz).
- Instruction set is latest hence better.
Full comparison between Snapdragon 888 Plus vs Apple A15 Bionic Chip
|SoC:||Snapdragon 888 Plus||Apple A15 Bionic|
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|Max On-Device Display||4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz||4K, QHD+|
|Max On-Display Resolution||3840 x 2160||2732 x 2048|
|HDR||Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HLG, HDR10||HDR10+, HDR10|
|Color Depth||Up to 10-bit||Up to 10-bit|
|Architecture||1x 2.995 GHz – Kryo 680 Prime (Cortex-X1)|
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 680 Gold (Cortex-A78)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 680 Silver (Cortex-A55)
|2x 3.223 GHz – Avalanche|
4x 1.82 GHz – Blizzard
|Base Frequency||1800 MHz||1820 MHz|
|2995 MHz||3223 MHz|
|L2 cache||1 MB||–|
|L3 cache||4 MB||8 MB|
|Process||5 nanometers||5 nanometers|
|TDP||10 Watt||6 Watt|
|Transistor Count||–||15 Billion|
|GPU name||Adreno 660||Apple A15 GPU 5-Core|
|GPU frequency||840 MHz||1.2 GHz|
|Memory frequency||3200 MHz||4266 MHz|
|Bus||4x 16 Bit||–|
|Max bandwidth||51.2 Gbit/s||42.7 Gbit/s|
|Max size||24 GB||8 GB|
|Neural processor (NPU)||Hexagon 780||Neural Engine|
|Storage type||UFS 3.0, UFS 3.1||NVMe|
|Max display resolution||3840 x 2160||2732 x 2048|
|Max camera resolution||1x 200MP, 2x 25MP||–|
|Video capture||8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS||4K at 60FPS|
|Video playback||8K at 30FPS||4K at 60FPS|
|Video codecs||H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9||H.264, H.265, Motion JPEG|
|Audio codecs||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV||AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV, AC-3, E-AC-3, AAX, AAX+|
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|4G support||LTE Cat. 24||LTE Cat. 24|
|Download speed||7.5 Gbps||–|
|Upload speed||3.5 Gbps||–|
|Navigation||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, NAVIC||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS|
|Announced||June 2021||September 2021|
|Official page||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus official site||–|
|Charging||Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology|
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Review by Tenzys Tech
The CPU of Snapdragon 888 Plus is clocked up to 2.995 GHz while Apple A15 Bionic is clocked up to 3.223 GHz. However, Apple A15 Bionic chip has 6 Cores(Hexa-core) while Snapdragon 888 Plus has 8 cores(octa-core). But on the basis of CPU configurations, we can’t judge the real-time performance because both SoCs operate on different OS or platforms (Apple- IOS, Snapdragon 888+: Android).
GPU of chipset snapdragon 888 Plus is equipped with Adreno 660 while the Apple A15 Bionic Chip is equipped with Apple GPU. Frankly, Apple GPU is much better than Snapdragon 888 Plus because Apple GPU has a clock speed of 1.2 GHz while SD 888 Plus is clocked up to 840 MHz. Also Read: Snapdragon 888 vs Snapdragon 888 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus comprises a memory type of LPDDR5 which is energy efficient while Apple A15 Bionic Chip comprises LPDDR4x which is less energy efficient as compared to LPDDR5. But the memory frequency of SD 888+ is 3200 MHz while in Apple A15 Bionic it is 4266 MHz. Also, Snapdragon 888 Plus supports the extension of RAM up to 24 GB while the Apple A15 Bionic chip supports the extension of RAM up to 8 GB only. So both the SoCs have advantages and disadvantages so choose wisely.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which is better Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus or Apple A15 Bionic chip?
Based on technical specifications, we can’t judge the real-time performance of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888+ and Apple A15 Bionic chipsets as both the SoCs operates on different OS or software platform i.e. IOS and Android. But for the graphical intensive task, the Apple A15 Bionic chip is quite better than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset(1200 MHz vs 840 MHz). However, based on Antutu 9 benchmark score, Snapdragon 888 Plus has an 865k score and Apple’s A15 Bionic chip has an 801k score. But it doesn’t justify the concluded result of performance for both SoCs because based on past experiences the software optimization is better found in Apple’s IOS operating system. So overall Apple’s A15 Bionic chip is better than Snapdragon 888 Plus.