Huawei's Kirin 910 processor in the Ascend P7 goes through AnTuTu, delivers unsatisfactory results

Huawei's Kirin 910 processor in the Ascend P7 goes through AnTuTu, delivers unsatisfactory results
With phones like the OnePlus One and the Vivo XShot recently making a pass through the AnTuTu benchmarking suite and coming out with some mouth-watering scores, some may be disappointed to hear that the upcoming and oft-leaked Huawei Ascend P7 is going in the opposite direction. With a score of just under 25,000, the company's Kirin 910 quad-core processor in the P7 is, once again, behind the curve when it comes to flagship performance, which could easily hurt Huawei's sales.

On the bright side, this benchmark pass confirms the rest of the internals packed into the P7's attractive body -- a 1080x1920 pixel resolution display, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP/8MP camera combo. The device in question also runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, though it should be noted that the kernel (version 3.0.8) is several years old, which could easily mean that further optimizations at launch will deliver a higher score. Otherwise, we should probably expect Qualcomm Snapdragon 600-equivalent performance. That's kind of disappointing if Huawei is looking to play off the P7 as its flagship, and yet we'll be giving Huawei the benefit of the doubt, as we wait and see the kind of pricing the Chinese manufacturer has in mind for the phone. This is especially important now that local rivals are offering top-of-the-line flagships with extremely attractive pricing.

Huawei is expected to debut the Ascend P7 on May 7th in Paris.


source: Weibo (Chinese) via Huawei News

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7 Comments

1. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Crap processor for flagship? RIP Huawei's ambition to get market share in western world.

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

It has the same performance of the HTC One and Galaxy S4. A bit less, actually, but you can bet you wouldn't notice any difference in real life usage. The specs are good, if not of a 2014 flagship, this is a 2013 flagship. But we have come to a point where flagships are way more powerful than the needs of an average user. So, if the price is good, why not?

6. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

No it doesn't, Cortex A9 cores are demolished by Krait cores and the Mali 450 doesn't even have the same performance to the S4 Pro's Adreno 320 (2012 SoC).

3. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

If the price is right.. Might have potential..

5. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

Why would you go for that crap when you can get better spec phones like One plus One, Xiaomi MI 3, etc. probably at the same price. Huawei P6 even wasn't that cheap when it was released. I doubt P7 will be cheaper than phones I mentioned above.

4. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

S4 right now is, $360 in my country and i hope huawei cannt beat that bcz sony is not able to match prices of xp z as well which is $390

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The real issue is its kernel. I have a NEXUS 5 that did 35k with the Elemental X kernel....

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