Apple introduced its new iPhone 13 series just a few days ago, and all of the handsets in the series are powered by the recently revealed Apple A15 Bionic processor. When compared to the Apple A14 Bionic, the new Apple A15 Bionic offers advancements in a variety of areas, including enhanced visual performance, improved CPU performance, and greater efficiency. Exynos 2100, on the other hand, is the most powerful chipset from Samsung Exynos, with improvements in various areas. In this article, we’ll compare the two chipsets. Let the war between the Exynos 2100 and Apple A15 Bionic begin.
Apple A15 Bionic vs Samsung Exynos 2100
Starting with the element that is responsible for day-to-day tasks and consumption, the CPU. The Apple A15 Bionic chipset has two Avalanche (high-performance) cores clocked at up to 3.23GHz and four Blizzard (energy-efficient) cores. The Exynos 2100, on the other hand, has one 2.9GHz (Cortex-X1), three 2.8GHz (Cortex-A78), and four 2.2GHz (Cortex-A55) CPUs cores.
The A15 Bionic is made with TSMC’s 2nd generation 5nm manufacturing process, while the Exynos 2100 is likewise made with 5nm technology. Apple’s A15 Bionic processor is still a generation ahead of Samsung’s Exynos 2100 processor. Can the upcoming Exynos 2200 beat the A15 Bionic? Find out here.
The benchmark results show that the Exynos 2100 is still lagging behind the Apple A15 Bionic regarding CPU performance. Exynos 2100’s GeekBench score ranges from 1111 (single-core) and 4016 (multi-core). Talking about the A15 Bionic Geekbench test result, it scored 1734 points in the Single-core test and 4818 points in the Multi-core test.
Let’s move on to the element that is in charge of high-intensity work and games. The Apple A15 Bionic has a five-core GPU built by Apple, while the Exynos 2100 has a Mali G78 (14-core) GPU. Apple, like the CPU, is well ahead in terms of GPU performance, claiming that the GPU in the A15 Bionic is 50 percent more powerful than the competition. Not to add that the 14-core Mali GPU on the Exynos 2100 has been upgraded significantly, but Apple remains one step ahead.
It’s worth mentioning that the forthcoming Exynos 2200 with AMD GPU has beaten the A14 Bionic in demanding GPU testing by a significant amount. As a result, when the new GPU is released for the Exynos 2200 chipset, the A15 Bionic will be up against a lot of competition.
When it comes to cameras, optimization is important, but the chipset’s ISP is also important. The ISP determines the camera’s hardware support, while the software controls the optimization process.
The A15 Bionic has a newly built ISP that performs admirably with Apple’s computational photography, the new Cinematic Mode function, live filters, and other features. The ISP can also shoot 4K HDR Dolby Vision movies at 60 frames per second, which is incredible. Not to mention, the ISP can handle 4K 30FPS ProRes RAW footage.
When utilizing a dual-camera system, the Exynos 2100’s Samsung-designed ISP allows you to take up to 200MP pictures and two 32MP photographs. Yes, the hardware is important for the image signal processor, and all three chipsets feature capable ISPs. However, computational photography and advances in AI and ML technologies have recently emerged as the secret sauce of smartphone photography. So, we can’t tell which one has a superior ISP to the other regarding hardware.
AI & ML
The performance of the new 16-core Neural Engine on the A15 Bionic has improved significantly, and it now has a top speed of 15.8 TOPS. It’s not a tiny amount, but when you compare Apple’s AI and ML prowess to Samsung’s, the figure bears little resemblance. The Exynos 2100 can accomplish 26 TOPS without sweat because of its AI Engine, Triple-core NPU, and DSP. When it comes to AI and machine learning, the Exynos 2100 is clearly superior to the A15 Bionic.
Modem and network support
Apple has been utilizing Qualcomm’s modem since last year. It’s also being claimed that Apple used Qualcomm’s X60 5G modem this year, which is the same modem used in the Snapdragon 888. To establish the presence of Qualcomm’s modem within the iPhone 13 series, we’ll have to wait for a disassembly.
It’s worth noting that this is a separate modem, not an integrated one. By the way, Apple has been working on its own 5G modem for quite some time, but it appears that the in-house modem isn’t quite ready yet. Other wireless technologies supported by the A15 Bionic are Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6.
Samsung created its own 5G modem, included in the Exynos 2100 processor. It can potentially download at up to 7.3 Gbps and upload at up to 3.6 Gbps. Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 are also supported by the Exynos 2100.
So there you have it: an in-depth comparison of the A15 Bionic versus the Exynos 2100. Despite an incremental increase over the previous-gen CPU, Apple remains the king of smartphone chipsets. The Exynos 2100 chipsets, on the other hand, are fighting Apple’s supremacy in the mobile silicon industry. We sincerely hope 2022 will be when the performance gap between Apple and Android smartphones in CPU and GPU is significantly narrowed.
Having that said, what do you think about the comparison between Exynos 2100 and the Apple A15 Bionic, and do you think the chipset world in Android will take a lead over Apple? Do let us know by dropping a comment in your words below.