19 October 2017
It was just the other day that Huawei unveiled its two new flagship smartphones, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. While there are a few differences between the devices, both make use of the Kirin 970, an octa-core CPU. This CPU has four A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four A-53 cores running at 1.8GHz with the Mali-G72. The Mate 10 Pro comes packed with 6GB of RAM, making it extremely competitive in today’s smartphone market. At the launch event, we were familiarised with the specifications and features of the smartphone, but no benchmarks of the devices were disclosed or revealed.
In terms of CPU performance, the Kirin 970 is head to head with the Exynos 8885 octa-core CPU used in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. A similar equivalent is the Snapdragon 835 which has been used in devices like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, the OnePlus 5, and Nokia 8. So how does the Mate 10 Pro perform in synthetic benchmarks when it goes up against some of the top dogs?
Let’s have a look at the benchmark charts:
In almost all scenarios as you can see from the benchmarks, the Huawei Mate Pro stayed head to head with the competition. Overall, it can be compared to devices using the Snapdragon 835 like the Note 8 and Galaxy S8. Keeping this in mind, it seems like Huawei managed to pull it off and manufacture one hell of a smartphone.