Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a Kirin 980 processor was tested in the GeekBench benchmark, thanks to which we got to know its performance. The system is really strong and makes a significant improvement compared to its predecessor, but despite assurances, Huawei can not cope with the Apple A12 Bionic, which drives the iPhone Xs (Max).
Huawei attacks Apple
Over the past few years, the Chinese company Huawei has developed tremendously and has become one of the largest producers in the world. This success would not have been possible if it were not for the massive spending on broadly understood marketing, which has recently become more and more aggressive and hard to miss. Currently, Huawei focuses on "attacking" Apple to distract customers from the latest iPhones and focus on the flagship smartphones Mate 20, which will debut this month. Recently, the Chinese manufacturer said even that the Kirin 980 is more powerful than the Apple A12 Bionic. The problem is that it is not so at all, at least in terms of processor performance.
Kirin 980 at GeekBench
In the GeekBench benchmark, the Huawei LYA-L29 appeared, which almost certainly is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro . Huawei has officially confirmed that his heart will be the Kirin 980. As you can see in the screenshot, this processor has turned 3390 points in the test of one core and as many as 10318 points in the test of all cores.Thanks to this, we know that the Kirin 980 has a much stronger CPU than the Kirin 970, which in the same test is doing noticeably less – recently tested by us Honor Play scored 1880 and 6481 points, which gives us an improvement of 60-80% . This is due to the modern Cortex-A76 cores, which replaced the Cortex-A73 from the previous Kirin (and in the middle there are also Cortex-A75, which in a modified form can be found in Snapdragon 845).
Kirin 980 weaker than the Apple A12 Bionic
Unfortunately, against the words of Huawei, the Kirin 980 turns out to be weaker than the Apple A12 Bionic , which with results at around 4800 and 11200 points. As for me, it does not really matter from a practical point of view, however, Huawei should be careful about his assurances, because the cheaters will certainly pay their attention to them and point out contradictions at every possible opportunity. Of course, the processor itself is not everything, because both units will compete with each other also in the field of GPU and NPU, but their performance, power and proper capabilities can not be compared with each other. Source: GeekBench MySmartPrice