Huawei Mate 40 Pro takes the AI Benchmark crown

23 October 2020
The phone obliterates the competition, scoring 60% more than its closest rival.

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Chrsjns, 26 Oct 2020I see what you mean, Sad that Huawei doesn't have Goog... moreYeah. Maybe a Mate 20 or a P30 could be ok if you can find one cheap. Those still have google services.

  • Dutchyboy1

I was Huawei diehard, but tried the OPPO Find X2 pro and its superfast. I will go back to Huawei again but for now im really happy with this wee change :-)

Anonymous, 25 Oct 2020Well, on my p20 it's not that rosy. After the emui 10 ... moreHave you tried a factory reset? Regular resets are a pain, but any phone probably needs one every 2-3y.

  • Chrsjns

alcatraz, 25 Oct 2020What I would miss if I didn't have a Huawei/Honor is: ... moreI see what you mean, Sad that Huawei doesn't have Google service, otherwise my next phone will be another Huawei.....

  • Anonymous

alcatraz, 25 Oct 2020What I would miss if I didn't have a Huawei/Honor is: ... moreWell, on my p20 it's not that rosy. After the emui 10 upgrade, the phone became slow, apps crash and the battery life has tanked.
Glad you can't have to get rid of your phone sooner than you wanted

  • Anonymous

abigfanoftechs, 24 Oct 2020They're not banning Facebook/Google etc ... You just h... moreYes they are banned. Stop obfuscating. China is a dictatorship and it behaves like one. And Huawei is its Trojan horse.

What I would miss if I didn't have a Huawei/Honor is:

1. Memory management (doesn't close apps left/right even with 4GB)
2. Relatively smooth after several years (my xiaomi needed 1y resets to keep working)
3. Low battery degradation (still have 88% original capacity left after 4 years)
4. Updates are still coming after 4 years (albeit slowly)
5. A 4y old kirin flagship cpu is still usable several android versions later.
6. Battery consumption has never been better than now with the latest software updates. On my Xiaomi and LG I could update AT THE COST OF crappy battery life. So the choice was shit old OS or shit battery life.

Gotta say that Huawei/Honor make fantastic phones. It's not often they get better and better, but this one sort of does. Only the apps get heavier and heavier, but that's not a fault of the phone.

  • BASITO

Just be honest!
I am not a chinese or US or blah blah
US is the current superpower and chinese are rising extremely fast and US knows very well what step they need to take to push the chinese or atleast pause their effort. But as far as my mind is saying, they(china) will take time but will come more strong because from now on they will be thinking about totally independent chinese tech which they won't need to go outside of country for.
Peace :)

  • Anonymous

abigfanoftechs, 24 Oct 2020They're not banning Facebook/Google etc ... You just h... moreExactly. They need to follow Chinese law so the Chinese Communist Party can continue to subjugate the people and not have a popular uprising. It’s simple really.

  • Anonymous

NotAnOpinion, 24 Oct 2020This performance is NOT Huawei's innovation / design. ... moreYour reasoning is flawed. If what you are saying is correct, then all phones should have the same performance since they use ARM based designs.
For your information, ARM only provides instructions set designs for chips and doesn't design the chips and that's where companies like Huawei, Qualcomm, Apple, etc pick it up from and design their SOCs.
So yes, it's Huawei's innovation in the camera department that is giving them an edge just like Apple is good at optimisation and their product integration and are the many companies are good at one or more areas of technology.

  • Ciri

Anonymous, 24 Oct 2020You life will become more peaceful because of less anger to... moreI still use a mate 10 pro without issues

  • Anonymous

highlow, 24 Oct 2020are you nuts? some laws are ridiculousChinese laws prevent Google and Facebook from collecting and selling user data and target users with ads i.e. their business model. Chinese government has strict controls over what firms can do with the data they collect.

  • Chuck

NotAnOpinion, 24 Oct 2020This performance is NOT Huawei's innovation / design. ... moreHmmm, and Qualcomm also uses Arm design.

  • highlow

abigfanoftechs, 24 Oct 2020They're not banning Facebook/Google etc ... You just h... moreare you nuts? some laws are ridiculous

Rcvtechinfo, 24 Oct 2020Best Camera and best performance champion in 2020 is HUAWEI... moreThis performance is NOT Huawei's innovation / design. It's ARM's innovation with ARM's newest Mali-G78 GPU.

You people are still looking for that unicorn.

By all means, though, keep searching for it.

ASUS ROG Phone 3, 24 Oct 2020Which is true but China also curtails Facebook, Google, Twi... moreThey're not banning Facebook/Google etc ... You just have to follow their laws.
Apple/Tesla are operating in China just fine.

In my country all ISPs are required to keep 5 years of log for each user.
It's the law. If a foreign/domestic companies can't comply then they can't do business here.

If Epic can't comply with Apple's T&C they get kicked off the Apple store.

Do you see the game being played?

  • Anonymous

ASUS ROG Phone 3, 24 Oct 2020That is probably due to their various close association wit... moreNo, they're just not going to engage in stupidity.

  • Anonymous

KondriX, 24 Oct 2020And how does this help in real life? You life will become more peaceful because of less anger towards your phone after several years of usage.


Joke aside, npu & ai will keep your phone run smooth even after 2-3 years.. Just ask huawei users that use recent flagships with high end kirin, how much lag that they encounter after several years of usage. . I bet it will be less complaints compared to high end galaxy users..(at least from my own experienced).

Aflal, 24 Oct 2020Whatever idea they come like good features and hardware, I&... moreUse the new Googlefier XDA app, then you get all the Google stuff, which will work 100%

Whatever idea they come like good features and hardware, I'm no longer buying Huawei phones because of no Google. I need gmail. Most countries banned Huawei phones from their countries. Better to get better models like in Xiaomi or oppo or Samsung.