[Bestbuy618 Mobile Channel] With the introduction of new 5G cell phones in the first half of the year, the market has formed a matrix of high school and low 5G cell phones. The two most recent representative models are the Honor 30 Pro and the Xiaomi 10 Pro, both of which support a 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. The first is the most powerful: the Kirin 990, which is the flagship chip of the Honor 30 Pro and is built using the industry’s best 7nm EUV lithography process to create an octa-core processor.
The Kirin 990 5G SoC has two mega cores (Cortex-A76), two large cores (Cortex-A76), and four small cores (Cortex-A55) in a three-stage energy-efficient architecture with a maximum main frequency of 2.86GHz. Furthermore, it employs Huawei’s Da Vinci architecture NPU, a novel design of NPU dual large cores NPU micro-core computing architecture.
The new NPU has a dual large-core and micro-core architecture. The Kirin 990 5G SoC includes a built-in 5G modem with 5G NSA/SA dual-mode support, providing comprehensive support for current and future 5G networks.
It supports 2G/3G/4G/5G all-networking, FDD TDD dual-mode, and a total of 6 5G bands, including n41, n77, n78, n79, n1, n3, and pre-support for future networks, implying that the Honor 30 Pro will be able to ensure normal usage when China Mobile enables the n79 band in the future.
Xiaomi 10 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 865 X55 external baseband, an octa-core processor with a maximum frequency of 2.84 GHz, and a new generation Qualcomm Kryo 585 CPU with a 25% performance boost. In terms of graphics rendering speed, the new Adreno 650 GPU outperforms the previous generation platform by up to 25%, and it is equipped with the fifth-generation AIE artificial intelligence engine. Xiaomi 10 Pro supports dual-mode 5G, supporting n1/n3/n41/n78/n79 five bands; the lack of support for the n77 band will be partially restricted in roaming use; the band is one of the main bands in Europe and Japan; the lack of support will be less 5G roaming capabilities; and the 5G strength of the two is not the same; in the previous comparison, Kirin 990 5G SoC all-around better than Snapdragon 865 Here’s a look at the two first’s running scores: Honor 30 Pro Rabbit score
Honor 30 Pro AnTuTu run score AnTuTu run score Geekbench score Xiaomi 10 Pro
Xiaomi 10 Pro Geekbench score
Xiaomi 10 Pro Read/Write Test Honor 30 Pro Read/Write Test
Running score actual test, Honor 30 Pro Rabbit running score of 510,000 or more; Geekbench single-core 3860 or more, multi-core 12,700 or more; 3DMark benchmark 6000 or more; AndroBench read 1860MB/s or more, write 1070MB/s or more; Lu Master experience score of 187 or more; The Xiaomi 10 Pro has a Rabbit score of over 590,000; a Geekbench single-core score of over 4200 and a multi-core score of over 13100; a 3DMark benchmark of over 7000; AndroBench reads over 1600MB/s and writes about 730MB/s; and a Lu Master experience score of 173 or higher. Both have an advantage over the other, and their overall performance is comparable.
Of course, the score does not mean everything; the actual experience is the best verification. For this reason, I purposefully used two cell phones to try out the two most popular hand games, “King of glory” and “Peace Elite,” to compare the frame rate jitter of the two cell phones in the game. Honor 30 Pro ran “King of Honor” at the highest image quality and basically maintained a full frame state in both the pairing and group battle periods, with an average frame rate of 59.6fps and 0 frame rate jumps per 10min. In the “Peaceful Elite” test, the average frame rate of the Honor 30 Pro was 59.6 fps in the default highest quality mode, with 0.9 frame rate jumps per 10 minutes.
The Xiaomi 10 Pro’s average frame rate was 59.7 fps in the highest quality mode, with 1.2 frame rate jumps per 10 minutes. The former is not as stable as the latter.
In addition, we tested the heating situation of the Honor 30 Pro and Xiaomi 10 Pro after two games (about 30 minutes). The Honor 30 Pro’s maximum temperature on the front is 31.9°C, and the maximum temperature on the back is 32.8°C. The Xiaomi 10 Pro’s maximum temperature on the front is 33.4°C, and the maximum temperature on the back is 32.9°C. Both perform equally well, with the Honor 30 Pro having some advantages in comparison.
Honor 30 Pro front and back temperature
Overall, whether it’s game frame rate jitter or heat dissipation performance, the Honor 30 Pro provides a comprehensive experience that outperforms comparable competitors. When combined with the previous Kirin 990 5G SoC’s 5G performance, the Honor 30 Pro has strong product power among the top flagships. We can also see from the comparison that evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of a flagship phone cannot be limited to paper parameters or scores.
In fact, if the precipitation of technology occupies a large proportion of the pure heap of hardware while ignoring the other, then the space for progress is also limited to the surface. To escape the spiral circle of cost performance, the road to the high-end will only become more difficult. At the moment, the Honor 30 series is available for purchase across the network, so new players who want to upgrade their machine should pay close attention.