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Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 vs Apple A9

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


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

Performance (CPU)

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

Graphics (GPU)

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


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


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


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


GPU Adreno 530 PowerVR GT7600

Gaming Performance

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

Phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820

Phones with Apple A9