The best smartphone processors - leaderboard 2022

1.
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6 Cores @ 3.23 GHz, 8.5 W
Release date: Q3/2021
2.
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6 Cores @ 3.23 GHz, 8.5 W
Release date: Q3/2021
3.
Apple A14 Bionic
Apple A14 Bionic
6 Cores @ 3.00 GHz, 7 W
Release date: Q3/2020
4.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8 Cores @ 3.00 GHz
Release date: Q1/2022
5.
Samsung Exynos 2200
Samsung Exynos 2200
8 Cores @ 2.80 GHz
Release date: Q1/2022
6.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8 Cores @ 2.84 GHz
Release date: Q1/2021
7.
Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 Bionic
6 Cores @ 2.65 GHz, 6 W
Release date: Q3/2019
8.
Samsung Exynos 2100
Samsung Exynos 2100
8 Cores @ 2.90 GHz
Release date: Q1/2021
9.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8 Cores @ 3.20 GHz, 10 W
Release date: Q2/2021
10.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8 Cores @ 2.84 GHz, 10 W
Release date: Q4/2019
11.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8 Cores @ 2.40 GHz, 5 W
Release date: Q2/2021
12.
Google Tensor
Google Tensor
8 Cores @ 1.80 GHz, 10 W
Release date: Q4/2021
13.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
8 Cores @ 2.40 GHz
Release date: Q2/2021
14.
Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 Bionic
6 Cores @ 2.49 GHz, 6 W
Release date: Q3/2018
15.
Samsung Exynos 990
Samsung Exynos 990
8 Cores @ 2.73 GHz
Release date: Q1/2020
16.
MediaTek Helio G96
MediaTek Helio G96
8 Cores @ 2.00 GHz
Release date: Q3/2021

Find the best processor

It's not always easy to find the best processor for your needs. While many visitors only pay attention to the theoretical speed of a processor, others want to read detailed test reports that also deal with the processor's speed in practice. Therefore, we have collected a large number of benchmarks in order to meet as many requirements as possible.

We have not only listed our results for you in map form at the top of this page, but also in a clear table at the bottom of this page. So everyone can quickly find their way around and find the best processor for themselves.

What makes the best smartphone processor?

Virtually all modern smartphone processors are based on a hybrid core design. This means that powerful CPU cores (performance cores) are paired with smaller CPU cores that take care of all the tasks that occur in the background and are very economical. Some manufacturers go even further and install a so-called "Prime Core", which is clocked a little higher and is intended to increase performance, especially in single-core scenarios.

The more modern smartphone processors are all manufactured in very small manufacturing processes, which are usually one step finer than current desktop and mobile processors. The reason for this is that the energy efficiency of a processor in a smartphone is of course even more important, since good efficiency significantly increases battery life.

The system load is further reduced by the integration of processing units for machine learning and the calculation of video codes directly in the graphics unit of the processor. This also has a positive effect on the battery life of the smartphone.

The currently best smartphone processors

In this list view, we have presented the currently best desktop processors in tabular form for you. We sorted the processors by popularity and the Geekbench 5 multi-core result achieved.
Processor Socket TDP Memory
Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (4-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
N/A 8.5 W LPDDR4X-4266
Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU) Apple A15 Bionic (5-GPU)
6C 6T @ 3.23 GHz
N/A 8.5 W LPDDR4X-4266
Apple A14 Bionic Apple A14 Bionic
6C 6T @ 3.00 GHz
N/A 7 W LPDDR4X-4266
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
N/A LPDDR5-6400
Samsung Exynos 2200 Samsung Exynos 2200
8C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
N/A LPDDR5-6400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
N/A LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-3200
Apple A13 Bionic Apple A13 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.65 GHz
N/A 6 W LPDDR4X-4266
Samsung Exynos 2100 Samsung Exynos 2100
8C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
N/A LPDDR5-6400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
N/A 10 W LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5500
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
N/A 10 W LPDDR4X-4266, LPDDR5-5500
Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
N/A 5 W LPDDR4X-2133
Google Tensor Google Tensor
8C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
N/A 10 W LPDDR5-5500
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
8C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
N/A LPDDR5-3200
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
N/A 6 W LPDDR4X-4266
Samsung Exynos 990 Samsung Exynos 990
8C 8T @ 2.73 GHz
N/A LPDDR5-2750
MediaTek Helio G96 MediaTek Helio G96
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
N/A LPDDR4X-2133



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