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Apple A9 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835

Apple A9 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 - which chip or processor is better? should you buy mobile phones having Apple A9 or should go for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835? 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 2016

Performance (CPU)

Cores 2 8
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Frequency (Clock Speed) 1850 MHz 2450 MHz
Instruction Set ARMv8-A ARMv8.1-A
L1 Cache 128 KB 128 KB
L2 Cache 3 MB 2 MB
L3 Cache 4 MB N/A

Graphics (GPU)

GPU Name PowerVR GT7600 Adreno 540
Frequency (Clock Speed) 650 MHz 710 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 1866 MHz
Bus 2x16 Bit 2x32 Bit
Max Memory Capacity 4 GB 8 GB


Modem Qualcomm MDM9645M X16 LTE
5G Support No No
4G Support Yes Yes
Download Speed 450 Mbps 1 Gbps
Upload Speed 150 Mbps 150 Mbps
Wi-Fi Version 4 5
Bluetooth Version 4.2 5.0


Neural Processor (NPU) Apple M9 Hexagon 682
Storage NVMe UFS 2.1
Max Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080 3840 x 2160
Max Camera Resolution 1x 32MP, 2x 12MP 32
Video Record 4K@30FPS 4K @ 30FPS
Video Playback 4K@30FPS 4K @ 60FPS
Video Codec Support H.264, H.265 H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio Codec Support AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Aqstic


GPU PowerVR GT7600 Adreno 540

Gaming Performance

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

Phones with Apple A9

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835