Huawei Mate 20 Pro Performance Benchmarks: Kirin 980 inside, Android's first 7nm chip

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with the new 7nm Kirin 980 chip, but what's the performance you get? Join us as we run our Huawei Mate 20 Pro performance benchmarks...
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43 Comments

30. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Probably Intel? Different architecture though.

16. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Solid improvement over the 970 plus Huawei will have the performance mode to use the phone at maximum settings.

21. pupkin

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Why is it laggy in the hands on videos that I watched?

22. ryugathewolf87

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2018

After all the Kirin 980 does more 1000 pts in geekbench than Snapdragon 845 in single core if it was being used with iOS as OS probably it would score more than 4000 pts in single core probably 4100 is almost the score of the Apple A11 Bionic in single core in the iPhone X. I say this because Android is a more complex, heavier and complete OS than iOS for that the Android scores worse benchmarcks in Geekbench and in other benchs. For me Kirin 980 is as powerful as the Apple A11 Bionic. Even in the graphic department.

32. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

iOS is a lot heavier OS than Android, I'm telling ya.. With all those animations and blur effect, it's impossible to run smoothly on any chipset unless it is VERY well optimised.

33. Marcwand3l

Posts: 439; Member since: May 08, 2017

Blur and animations don't make an OS heavier. with iOS not much happens under the scenes, there are less background tasks and less services running so the OS consumes less resources. Android GO is closer to something like this but I don't know anybody that would want to use Android GO on a flagship smartphone.

39. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Blur and animation do result in more drop frames, causing a poorer user experience. "with iOS not much happens under the scenes, there are less background tasks and less services running so the OS consumes less resources. " True that iOS don't run background tasks. They just pause the app. But for me, most of the normal users don't need to run background tasks. Not saying it is completely useless, but it is only useful if you are like downloading files like music on Spotify, but how often do you do that? As a trade off, you lose more battery life and slow down the performance. On iOS, I don't need to worry apps draining my phone battery by running when the phone is sleeping. I think Android should make app request for permission to run in the background. App that don't need it like Facebook can be disallowed to run in the background.

35. tigmd99

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

No. Geekbench is same across platform. What you said is pure trash. Sorry.

38. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

"I say this because Android is a more complex, heavier and complete OS than iOS for that the Android scores worse benchmarcks in Geekbench and in other benchs." That is just called unoptimised. Why are you comparing to a 2017 processor anyway?

26. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Is this just a software issue or something? that is rather low :/ but on kimovil it posted as high as 313k on antutu

31. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

True that... It's running on a pre-production software it might be unstable.

40. kratos47

Posts: 18; Member since: May 27, 2015

Once you pass a certain threshold, the phone is just gonna be fast no matter what. Gotta love when people use those specs to make their purchase decision when all they gonna do is email, Facebook, Instagram and Angry Birds....lol

44. william857

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 18, 2018

These tests are biased! They ran benchmark tests with Huawei Mate 20 pro’s “power saving mode” turned on. Under “performance mode”, however, mate 20 pro scored 30000+ on Antutu. Go watch YouTube
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