Apple A10 vs Snapdragon 821 vs 820 vs Exynos 8890 vs Helio X20 vs Helio X25

Apple has recently launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but these models have been criticized by many users because Apple has been producing Smartphone with the same design for 3 years. iPhone 6 and 6s had no difference in design, iPhone 7 also looks the same, but the only difference is the antenna line that has been moved to the top. I will come to the point now and will compare Apple A10 Chipset with other Mobile CPUs. New iPhone models feature Apple A10 Fusion CPU that is a quad-core CPU, but there is a catch. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus they both always show up with the dual-core processor on Benchmarking apps, because the 2 Cores are more powerful that Benchmarking Apps count and the rest 2 are low powered cores that sit idle when the benchmarking test is initialized.

Apple A10 Fusion VS Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821, Snapdragon 820 vs Exynos 8890 vs Helio X25 vs Helio X20

Apple A10 Fusion Specs ( iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus)

  • Number of cores : 4 (quad-core)
  • Clock Speed : 2.34 GHz
  • Processor Tech : 16nm
  • RAM : 3GB in iPhone 7 Plus / 2GB in iPhone 7

Snapdragon 821 (Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe)

  • Number of Cores : 4 (quad-core)
  • Clock Speed : 2 x 2.4 GHz + 2 x 2.0 GHz
  • Processor Tech : 14nm
  • RAM : 6GB

Snapdragon 820 (HTC 10)

  • Number of Cores : 4 (quad-core)
  • Clock Speed : 2 x 2.15 GHz + 2 x 1.6 GHz
  • Processor Tech : 14nm
  • RAM : 4GB

Exynos 8890 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge)

  • Number of Cores : 8 (octa-core)
  • Clock Speed : 4 x 2.3 GHz + 4 x 1.6 GHz
  • Processor Tech : 14nm
  • RAM : 4GB

Helio X20 ( Xiaomi Redmi Note 4)

  • Number of Cores : 10 (deca-core)
  • Clock Speed : 2 x 2.1 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz + 4 x 1.4 GHz
  • Processor Tech : 20nm
  • RAM : 3GB

Helio X25 (Meizu Pro 6)

  • Number of Cores : 10 (deca-core)
  • Clock Speed : 2 x 2.5 GHz + 4 x 2.0 GHz + 4 x 1.4 GHz
  • Processor Tech : 20nm
  • RAM : 4GB


GeekBench Performance BenchMark Score Comparison

Single-Core Score

  • Apple A10 : 3479 (iPhone 7 Plus), 3457 (iPhone 7)
  • Exynos 8890 : 2038
  • Snapdragon 821 : 1853
  • Snapdragon 820 : 1847
  • Helio X25 : 1425
  • Helio X20 : 1528

Multi-Core Score

  • Apple A10 : 5708 (iPhone 7 Plus), 5698 (iPhone 7)
  • Exynos 8890 : 5895
  • Snapdragon 821 : 4380
  • Snapdragon 820 : 4015
  • Helio X25 : 4916
  • Helio X20 : 4568

Here are the screenshots from GeekBench. These are in slides, so press next button icon to view next image

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As you have seen the benchmark score, Apple A10 Fusion has done the best job. Exynos 8890 has scored little more in multi-core performance, but its single-core performance is much lower compared to Apple A10. Single-Core score is more important than multi-core score if you are looking for better system performance. So iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will certainly work much faster compared to those models with Exynos 8890 CPU.

Antutu Benchmark Score Comparison

  1. Apple A10 : 170124
  2. Snapdragon 821 : 160856
  3. Snapdragon 820 : 138026
  4. Exynos 8890 : 129865
  5. Mediatek Helio X25 : 97383
  6. Mediatek Helio X20 : 92033
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Image: Antutu

GFXBench Graphic Benchmark Score Comparison

These are the Graphic Processors of the CPUs we are comparing;

  • Apple A10 : six-core GPU (don’t know the name yet).
  • Exynos 8890 : Mali-T880 MP12 GPU.
  • Snapdragon 821 / 820 : Adreno 530 GPU
  • Mediatek Helio X25 : ARM Mali 850 GPU
  • Mediatek Helio X20 : ARM Mali 780 GPU

Along with CPU, Apple A10 is the winner in Graphic Performance as well. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus isn’t just good, but it’s the best smartphone you can get in terms of graphic performance. Please have a look at the screenshot below of Graphic Benchmark Comparison. You can click on the image to enlarge or open it in another window.

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Apple has made the best smartphone as far as performance is concerned, but carrying the same design for 3 years is kind of pathetic. It seems company has put its all innovation inside the iPhone and thought iPhone users will love the device if they remove headphone port and move the antenna line to the top. Many users won’t upgrade to this model, just because they are tired of seeing the same design for 2 years.

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