Snapdragon 865 beats Apple A12 Bionic: the benchmarks

by Kelvin
Snapdragon 865 beats Apple A12 Bionic: the benchmarks

In the tests performed by Geekbench with reference to multi-core performance, the Qualcomm Octa-Core SoC, lo Snapdragon 865, seems to get better results thanApple A12 Bionic. In single-core performance, however, the bitten apple chipset seems to have no rivals.

Qualcomm VS Apple

Details of Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 865 chipset emerged in recent months, revealing the possible arrival of two versions called "Kona" and "Huracan", one with an integrated X55 5G modem and the other without. The variant to which the results published by the multiplatform processor benchmark refers is the SoC Snapdragon 865 "Kona" (the one with support for data connections 5G).


The device whose results appeared on Geekbench is a prototype running Android 10, better known as Android Q. The phone used is also equipped with 6 GB of RAM. The score obtained is equal to:

  • 4,160 points for single-core, definitely better than that obtained from the current chipsets mounted on the best flagships, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 855 Plus SoCs (which have about 3,600 scores). Here Apple, with its A12 Bionic and Samsung's latest SoC Exynos 9825 (the one that debuted on the fledgling series Galaxy Note 10) obtained a higher score, equal to 4,700 and about 4500 points respectively.
  • 12,946 for multi-core. It is here that the chipset is at its best, beating both theApple A12 Bionic that the Snapdragon 855 Plus, with scores of about 11,200, but also the latest Exynos 9825, which totaled about 10,500 scores.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 benchmark

However, it should be pointed out that the A12 Bionic by Apple represents the old generation of chipsets of the Cupertino company (mounted on the iPhone XS and iPhone XR), which should soon launch its new SoC A13 Bionic, a chipset that will represent the heart of the new iPhone 11 that will be presented in September 2019. So to have a more realistic comparison between the chipsets Apple and those of the rivals will have to wait for the tests that will be carried out on the A13 Bionic.

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