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Huawei Mate 9 benchmarks

  • DisplayThe scientific display measurements allow us to inspect the quality of this extremely important component in such a great depth that is not possible with the naked eye. Armed with a colorimeter device and some specialized software, we study the various aspects of smartphone and tablet screens, such as their brightness, color temperature, gamma, color gamut and accuracy.
    • Screen measurementsOur ‘Screen measurements’ table is like a quick, yet very detailed overview of a display. With just a quick glance, you can discover a great deal of important data, including the maximum brightness, contrast ratio, gamma, color temperature, etc. Hover over each category to learn more about it and what makes it important!
      Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Huawei Mate 9 677
      Huawei P10 Plus 554
      Huawei P10 545
      Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 493
      Huawei Mate 8 492
      Huawei P9 458
    • Color chartsSometimes, it’s easier to get an idea of how good a display is by comparing its measured colors to reference ones. The ‘Color accuracy’ and ‘Greyscale accuracy’ charts will give you just that, with the latter providing a visual representation of the color temperature and gamma. The ‘Color gamut’ chart, on the other hand, will show you just how much of a deviation there is from the colors’ reference points.

      The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The 'x: CIE31' and 'y: CIE31' values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. 'Y' shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while 'Target Y' is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, 'ΔE 2000' is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.

      These measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.

  • Performance BenchmarksIf there’s one thing smartphone consumers value extremely highly, that’s lightning-fast system performance. But how do you tell if a device has the necessary power to carry you through the seas of demanding apps and beyond? The answer is simple - through synthetic benchmarking! Thankfully, there are now tools that are professional enough to give us a good idea about the punch our devices really pack.
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 128531
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 128191
    Huawei P10 Plus 121620
    Huawei P10 116267.66
    Huawei P9 96185
    Huawei Mate 8 87783
    GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 60
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 52
    Huawei P10 Plus 42
    Huawei P10 58.33
    Huawei P9 42.66
    Huawei Mate 8 39
    GFXBench Manhattan 3.1 on-screen
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 36
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 28
    Huawei P10 Plus 13
    Huawei P10 23.33
    Huawei P9 11
    Huawei Mate 8 18
    Vellamo Metal
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 3376
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 3198
    Huawei P10 2730
    Huawei P9 2940.33
    Huawei Mate 8 2894
    Basemark OS II
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 2785
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 1761
    Huawei P10 Plus 2225
    Huawei P10 2669
    Huawei P9 1946
    Huawei Mate 8 1958
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 68.406
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 60.315
    Huawei P10 Plus 58.383
    Huawei P10 57.971
    Huawei P9 67.93
    Geekbench 4 single-core
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 1923
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 1857
    Huawei P10 Plus 1867
    Huawei P10 1906
    Geekbench 4 multi-core
    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9 6140
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 5569
    Huawei P10 Plus 4944
    Huawei P10 5762.66
  • Camera SpeedA good camera is the one that’s always there when you need it. Quality matters, but so does speed, and that is why we do a series of tests to determine if a smartphone’s camera has what it takes to be a reliable tool in your photographic activities. We measure camera speed by running the cross-platform benchmark program CamSpeed, and by performing our own proprietary speed test.
    Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 1.5
    Huawei Mate 9 1.5
    No data
    No data
    Huawei P10 Plus 1.8
    Huawei P10 2
    Huawei Mate 8 2.5
    Huawei P9 2.7
    No data
    No data
  • Audio OutputIf power never feels enough when it comes to your favorite tunes, then you’ll surely find our audio benchmark quite useful, as it allows you to find the handsets and tablets with the strongest speakers. We also measure power of the earphones output, but hey - be careful with that volume control - you’ll need those ears!
    Headphones output power (Volts)
    Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 0.707
    Huawei Mate 8 0.368
    Huawei P9 0.32
    Huawei Mate 9 0.296
    Huawei P10 0.29
    Huawei P10 Plus 0.29
    Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
    Higher is better
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 72.9
    Huawei Mate 8 71.4
    Huawei P9 76
    Huawei Mate 9 75.1
    Huawei P10 74
    Huawei P10 Plus 72
  • Battery LifeNothing can replace a reliable, long-lasting battery that can easily carry you and your smartphone through at least a day of heavy usage. Of course, you can always get one of those chubby battery cases, but how uncool would that be? Instead, we’d suggest that you take advantage of our battery life ratings, which are based on our own, custom-designed battery test, to see how the phones compare.

    We measure battery life by running a custom web-script, designed to replicate the power consumption of typical real-life usage. All devices that go through the test have their displays set at 200-nit brightness.

    Higher is better
    Huawei Mate 9
    12h 14 min (Excellent)
    Samsung Galaxy S8
    8h 22 min (Excellent)
    Huawei P10 Plus
    8h 18 min (Excellent)
    Huawei P10
    7h 42 min (Good)
    Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
    7h 18 min (Good)
    Huawei P9
    6h 51 min (Average)

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