Apple A13 Bionic vs A12 Bionic vs Snapdragon 855 Plus: How Different Are They

A13 Bionic has 8.5 billion transistors which are a huge upgrade compared to the A12 Bionic

Apple has launched its next-gen A13 Bionic processor at an event on the Apple campus to power its iPhone 11 line up. Here we are going to compare A13 Bionic with its predecessor A12 Bionic chip and Qualcomm’s latest flagship Snapdragon 855 Plus to find out which one is the better processor. So, without any further delay, start the comparison between the three.

Apple said that they making the fastest GPU and CPU for a smartphone. The CPU is capable to do 1 trillion operations per second. And when it comes to performing machine learning tasks, CPU, GPU and Neural Engine together will work better.

Apple A13 Bionic vs A12 Bionic vs Snapdragon 855 Plus

Apple A13 Bionic vs A12 Bionic vs Snapdragon 855 Plus

SoCApple A13 BionicApple A12 Bionic Snapdragon 855 Plus
CPUHexa-core CPUs, with two high-performance cores and four power-efficient cores
20% faster CPU speed and 30% more power efficiency over the A12’s CPU
Hexa-core CPUs, with two high-performance cores and four power-efficient coresQualcomm Kryo 485 CPU, Octa-core CPU
CPU Architecture64-bit64-bit64-bit
Clock SpeedDual Lightning cores @2.66 GHz
and Four Thunder efficiency cores
Dual Vortex cores @2.49 GHz and Four Tempest efficiency coresSingle Kryo 485 @2.96 GHz, Triple Kryo 485 @2.42 GHz and Four Kryo 485 @1.78 GHz
ProcessTSMS 7nm+
It uses the second Gen TSMS 7nm which gives the A13 an advantage in terms of performance
TSMS 7nmTSMS 7nm
GPUApple-designed 4-core GPU
20% faster speed and 40% great power efficiency over the A12’s GPU
Apple-designed 4-core GPUAdreno 640, 700MHz
NPU8-core Neural Engine
20% faster, uses 15% less power compared to A12
8-core Neural EngineQualcomm Hexagon 690
It makes Qualcomm’s Neural Processing Unit capable of face authentication, dual and single-camera bokeh effect and super-resolution, text-recognition, scene detection
ModemLTE
Lack of a 5G option 
LTE
Lack of a 5G option 
External Snapdragon X50 Modem
Enable 5G Connectivity
RAMLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4X
ISPApple's ISPApple's ISPSpectra 380 dual-core ISP
Transistor8.5 billion
A huge upgrade compared to the A12
6.9 billionNA

Benchmark Scores

BenchmarkApple A13 BionicApple A12 Bionic Snapdragon 855 Plus
GeekbenchSingle-Core: 5,472 Points
Multi-Core: 13,769 Points
Highest scores on any smartphone till the date
Single-Core: 4,812 Points
Multi-Core: 11,280 Points
Single-Core: 3,623 Points
Multi-Core: 11,365 Points
AntutuNA3,63,580 points4,97,179 point

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