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Apple A9 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Apple A9 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 - which chip or processor is better? should you buy mobile phones having Apple A9 or should go for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820? Here you will find detailed information about technical specs and benchmarks tests for each chipset.


Brand Apple Qualcomm
Platform Smartphones Smartphones
Release Date Sep 2015 Nov 2015

Performance (CPU)

Cores 2 4
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Frequency (Clock Speed) 1850 MHz 2150 MHz
Instruction Set ARMv8-A ARMv8-A
L1 Cache 128 KB N/A
L2 Cache 3 MB N/A
L3 Cache 4 MB N/A

Graphics (GPU)

GPU Name PowerVR GT7600 Adreno 530
Frequency (Clock Speed) 650 MHz 1866 MHz
Execution Units 6 2
Shading Units 192 256
Vulkan Version 1.1 1.1
OpenCL Version 1.2 2.0
DirectX Version 11 12


Frequency 1333 MHz 624 MHz
Bus 2x16 Bit 4x16 Bit
Max Memory Capacity 4 GB 8 GB


Modem Qualcomm MDM9645M Snapdragon X12 LTE
5G Support No No
4G Support Yes Yes
Download Speed 450 Mbps 600 Mbps
Upload Speed 150 Mbps 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi Version 4 5
Bluetooth Version 4.2 4.1


Neural Processor (NPU) Apple M9 Hexagon 680
Storage NVMe eMMC 5.1,UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080 3840 x 2160
Max Camera Resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP 28
Video Record 4K@30FPS 4K @ 30FPS
Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS
Video Codec Support H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265
Audio Codec Support AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


GPU PowerVR GT7600 Adreno 530

Gaming Performance

Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS

Phones with Apple A9

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820