Performance and Battery

Huawei P10 – Performance

Huawei P10 features the home built system-on-chip – Kirin 960. First boasted in the Mate 9, it’s bundled exactly with same configuration in the P10 and P10 Plus. Kirin chips have not been up to compete with Qualcomm’s boards whereas the latter always out performed in prominent difference. However, Kirin 960 has improved to tell something else.

On paper, the Kirin 960 SoC features an octa-core CPU with the configuration of two quad-core clusters. The chip has 4 ARM cores of Cortex-A73 clocked at 2.4GHz while the other 4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. In the technical notes, the A73 processor core improves in power efficiency by 30% and when compared to previous design of A72. As well, the system performance is also increased by 30%.

On the other hand, the Mali-G71 is built on ARM’s Bifrost GPU architecture that is majorly marketed for high-end gaming and specially the mobile VR.

Practically, in real-time usage, Huawei P10 didn’t struggle to do anything whether it’s continuous video playback, visually rich gaming or whatever. Thanks to the premium G71 graphics processor, high resolution content has no impact in playback – it performed really better. Still performance trial can not be completed without the benchmark scores to know where a specific device in today’s date stands among the competition.

Starting off with Geekbench, Huawei P10 stands above all most devices while none of the Android is anywhere near the Apple’s board. Multi-core test, however, shows Huawei P10’s power with top numbers.

Huawei P10 – Geekbench 4 score

Basemark OS II is another system performance tester we have been using for quite a few years. Huawei P10 also didn’t fail to show itself with this test. Even though the graphics expert tool Basemark X also listed the Huawei P10 on top of the list.

Huawei P10 – Basemark OS II, Basemark X scores

Huawei P10 also showed better result in AnTuTu benchmark test while standing among top devices.

Huawei P10 – AnTuTu Scores

Battery Life

Huawei P10 is backed by a 3200mAh battery, which is not removable. Most impressive in power category is its real fast charger. The charger is capable of giving output power maximum of 22.5W in different categories – 5V/4.5A, 4.5V5A, and 5V/2A.

Like other manufacturers such as OPPO, Huawei P10 charger will also get the highest rating only when used with the retail USB Type-C cable. The cable has special pins that work out for that fast power transfer to the phone. Using another cable will drop the charging speed as well has switching charger will also do the same. In simple words, as long as you use supplied charger and USB cable with Huawei P10, it takes the battery from 2% to 55% in 30 minutes. Consider 2% as a base point, below that the phone will shutdown.

Huawei P10 - Ultra Power Saving

Huawei P10’s battery is also capable to last for 15 hours on a frequent test. With reasonably moderate use you’ll get almost a day with P10, but you’ll probably need to give it a full charge overnight. However, you will also need to keep away from long gaming and video playback if you want some juice for P10 to stay alive.

The last resort is the Ultra power saving which can provide you extra hours of life with basic functions of the phone.

Huawei P10 Review
Build & Design 9
Battery & Performance 8
Camera Primary/Secondary 9
Software / OS 8.5
Features 7.5
Summary
Huawei P10 is a nicely built smartphone with sleek design and brilliant camera. It makes itself a good option to choose.
8.4
Audience Acquirable
User Rating 1.9 ( 1 votes)
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