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Check out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro benchmark results

Huawei unwrapped its new Mate 10 flagships yesterday, which market the debut of the Kirin 970 chipset – a beast built around four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A53 processing cores, a Mali-G72 graphics processor and, in the case of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 6GB of RAM.

We were there, front seat, to watch Huawei’s global event unfold and managed to test out the Mate 10 Pro in a number of synthetic benchmarks so that you guys can see how it compares to the other flagships out tehre.

Before we start with the scores, let’s delve a bit deeper into the Hisilicon Kirin 970 inside the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Its four high-performance Cortex-A73 cores that can go as high as 2.4GHz and four efficient Cortex-A53 cores that can run at up to 1.8GHz.

This is similar to the Exynos 8895 Octa inside the Samsung Galaxy Note8, which uses four custom-made powerful cores clocked at 2.3GHz and four efficient Cortex-A53 ones clocked at 1.7GHz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 found in the OnePlus 5, Nokia 8 and a number of other flagships (like the Galaxy Note8 in certain markets) uses custom Kryo cores in an octa-core configuration.

Graphics on the Huawei Mate 10 Pro are handled by a Mali-G72 GPU with 12 cores, in contrast the Samsung-designed Exynos 8895 Octa has a slightly older Mali-G71 graphics processor but with 20 cores. The Snapdragon 835 has its own Adreno 540 GPU.

So let’s look at how the Huawei Mate 10 Pro did in our testing. Keep in mind that this is a pre-release unit so final results may differ a little.

In the CPU-focused GeekBench 4.1 the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is more or less identical to its Android competition and only loses out to Apple’s outstanding A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone 8 Plus.

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better


Apple iPhone 8 Plus
10037


Samsung Galaxy Note8
6784


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
6783


OnePlus 5
6604


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
6590


Google Pixel 2 XL
6428


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
6234

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better


Apple iPhone 8 Plus
4232


Samsung Galaxy Note8
1987


OnePlus 5
1932


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
1924


Google Pixel 2 XL
1915


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
1902


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
1862

AnTuTu 6 is a compound benchmark that focuses on 3D performance as well as memory and processor speed. Here the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was outdone only by the OnePlus 5 and the Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

AnTuTu 6

Higher is better


Apple iPhone 8 Plus
188766


OnePlus 5
180331


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
178510


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
175153


Samsung Galaxy Note8
172425


Google Pixel 2 XL
170407


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
160319

In Basemark OS 2.0 all flagships scored about the same – between 3,300 and 3,600 points.

Basemark OS 2.0

Higher is better


Apple iPhone 8 Plus
3601


OnePlus 5
3601


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
3578


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3425


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
3424


Google Pixel 2 XL
3379


Samsung Galaxy Note8
3333

Moving on to graphics tests, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro soars to a quick lead, beating out all of its Android competition in the GFXBench 3.1 Manhattan 1080p test.

In GFX’s Car scene the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a few frames behind its Android peers in the offscreen test and a few frames in front in the onscreen test – it leveraged on its lower screen resolution to beat the Galaxy Note8 by a huge margin.

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
60


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
43


Samsung Galaxy Note8
42


Google Pixel 2 XL
42


OnePlus 5
41


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
37

GFX 3.1 Manhattan (onscreen)

Higher is better


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
55


OnePlus 5
40


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
32


Samsung Galaxy Note8
23


Google Pixel 2 XL
21


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
20

GFX 3.1 Car scene (1080p offscreen)

Higher is better


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
25


Samsung Galaxy Note8
25


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
25


Google Pixel 2 XL
25


OnePlus 5
24


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
22

GFX 3.1 Car scene (onscreen)

Higher is better


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
24


OnePlus 5
24


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
22


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
13


Samsung Galaxy Note8
13


Google Pixel 2 XL
13

Finally, there’s Basemark X where the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was last although not too far behind.

Basemark X

Higher is better


Samsung Galaxy Note8
40890


Google Pixel 2 XL
39143


OnePlus 5
38844


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
38349


Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SD 835)
37211


Huawei Mate 10 Pro
32871

In all of the scores above, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro was on par with its Android competition, only losing out significantly to the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, but then comparing benchmark scores across platforms is rarely a good idea as developers are keen to point out.

During our time with the Huawei Mate 10 Pro we enjoyed buttery performance, as can be expected from a flagship phone. Stay tuned for more tests of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, coming soon.