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Huawei Honor 9 benchmarked, shows flagship-level performance

The Huawei Honor 9 was just unveiled and thanks to Geekbench, were getting our first glimpse at the performance of the Kirin 960 chipset at its heart.

This is a CPU test so were focusing on the octa-core processor of the new premium mid-ranger. It has four Cortex-A73 cores (running at 2.4GHz) and four A53 cores (clocked at 1.8GHz), which were built on TSMCs 16nm FFC process. Also note that the Honor 9 features 6GB of RAM, something even most flagships on the list below dont have.

GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core)

Higher is better


Xiaomi Mi 6
6719


Galaxy S8 (Exynos 8895)
6656


Honor 9 (Kirin 960)
6519


HTC U11 (S835)
6393


Xperia XZ Premium (S835)
5460


LG G6 (S821)
4175

GeekBench 4.1 (single-core)

Higher is better


Galaxy S8 (Exynos 8895)
1991


Xiaomi Mi 6
1929


HTC U11 (S835)
1919


Honor 9 (Kirin 960)
1865


Xperia XZ Premium (S835)
1836


LG G6 (S821)
1767

Keep in mind this is a 360 phone (in China at least, taxes will push that the worldwide price up). And thats stellar performance for the price, Huaweis Honor brand has a real fighter on its hands.

Source | Via (in Dutch)