Huawei Mate 8 takes another swing at AnTuTu benchmarks, scores beyond expectations
posted by Paul K. / Nov 27, 2015, 7:31 AM
Huawei's gargantuan Mate 8 phablet was announced yesterday and, of course, someone managed to run benchmarks on the new device. The Mate 8 carries Huawei's home-made Kirin 950 SoC and it did visit AnTuTu before, when it scored 79,131 points – well above current flagships like the Galaxy S6, which scored 67,520 points.
Well, in a new test that was, apparently, performed today, the Mate 8 reached an impressive score of 94,250. It's hard not to take this result with a grain of salt, but we have to say – we'd love to take the phablet through some heavy paces when we get our hands on it. At this point, one can only wish that this sort of power is paired with a high level of software optimizations, making the phone snappy, responsive and unstoppable. We will see.
The Mate 8 is Huawei's newest “premium” phablet-class handset. As mentioned, it sports a Kirin 950 system-on-chip, has 3 GB and 4 GB RAM variants, and comes with 32 / 64 / 128 GB of expandable storage. It rocks a 4,000 mAh battery under its hood, so here's hoping for some extensive battery life. The handset is also equipped with a fingerprint scanner on its back, a 16 MP main camera, and an 8 MP selfie cam. It will hit the Chinese market some time in Q1 2016, with its price starting at around $470. Of course, if it travels west, this tag might get appropriately inflated.
- Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 4000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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Huawei is not the chines manufacturer that used to sell cheap android phones anymore.. This is just impressive. They're in the big leagues now among the likes of samsung, Apple, Sony and LG.. The nexus 6p is just confirmation of that.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 7:37 AM 11
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its not antutu 5.x, its new antutu 6.0's score samsung s6 edge score 79429 on antutu6.0, the new version focus on single core cpu performance + ram, UI render , gpu performance (ratio 1:1:1) more than previously multiple core cpu performance http://www.antutu.com/static/a
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 8:32 AM 7
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Samsung says okay, again to set another record and hit 100k
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 7:46 AM 1
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Break 100K on antutu: Check http://m.gsmarena.com/galaxy_s
What's next? t_benchmark_score-news-15235.php
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 12:39 PM 1
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Andrei from AnandTech says that those 8890 scores were from the Ludashi/Master Lu benchmark, no Antutu I'd expect higher Antutu scores from the 8890 since the A9 gets 123K and the K1 gets 106K in Antutu 6.0
posted on Nov 28, 2015, 12:31 AM 0
It's all due to CPU and nothing out of GPU. More Antutu score means absolutely nothing. As you can see, the 3D score was 11k while 2015 flagships score well over 20k. The overall speed of a process is often equal to the slowest part. If you have a beefy CPU, but the memory bandwidth is low, the poor CPU won't get the data in time. The other components will wait around for the slow part to catch up. That's why companies who care about performance increase all the aspects. You need a super fast flash storage, a beefy CPU, GPU, high memory bandwidth, low latency, fast memory(RAM) and so on...... If even one of those falls behind, you're in for a bad experience. Try to run an intel core i7 extreme + GTX 980 Ti with a 5400 RPM HDD and you'll know what I'm talking about. Apple, Samsung and Qualcomm know the fact. Samsung outfitted S6 with LPDDR4 RAM and UFS II for this reason. Same with Apple for using NVMe based SSD in 6s.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 8:06 AM 8
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And SLC caching... Also LPDDR4! For twice the bandwidth!
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 8:08 AM 2
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okay you stick with Samsung. Knowing where Huawei is coming from and how they where when mocked a year ago, it does make a lot of difference. They are up there on top and even Mediatek will take some time to catch up in 2016. Some make a big deal of Huawei using 4 cores for the GPU likes as though it would take a genius to figure out the need for more cores rather than obvious that Huawei has decided to stick with 4 cores itself for a good reason in their view.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 8:21 AM 1
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Yep. I barely gave the Mate 7 a passing glance last year, but after the P8, Mate S, Nexus and now this... monster of a thing, I can seriously start considering Huawei for my next phone. Now if only they'd design actually usable software.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 8:29 AM 0
Let me guess, you didn't even read my comment. My comment was more focused on Apple rather than Samsung. But you wouldn't know as you didn't read it. Also the personal bash 'okay you stick with Samsung' just shows your internet troll attitude and lack of ability to discuss like a civilised person. The good reason to stick with MP4 is cost and die area saving. wider is always better. And GPUs are unlike CPUs, which means even 200 cores won't hurt as operations are fully parallel.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 8:48 AM 0
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This are the first A72 Cpu.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 8:34 AM 1
u stupid comparing JUST the phone with i7 hhahaha :DDD man u ar taking this sht too much seriously .. god just get life .. u fkin whining about slow gpu when 5% of ppl will play crappy boring games on this phone .. ANd please DON't compare with desktopPC.. u look like an ashl
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 11:03 AM 0
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It's called "bottlenecking", dimwit. The slow 5400 RPM HDD drags the gaming experience with slow loading times and inconsistent frame timing as graphical assets pop in and out of the screen. A brand new Ferrari with a missing tyre would lose to an unscathed minivan. Likewise, inferior storage speed and average GPU performance puts the Kirin 950 behind the Exynos 8890, A9 and SD820 no matter how hard the CPU cores try in real life usage. Mediatek keeps losing in real time gaming for the same reason even when they excel in Antutu.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 11:44 AM 0
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This score is just plain useless my note 3 from late 2013 just scored a 71,275 on the new antutu (on the old one I was getting 43k) so im willing to bet the note 5 run through this test would slaughter everything else
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 10:19 AM 0
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