koyotina, 11 Jan 2016Did you know that Zopo had already announced that they will present their new flagship using X... moreThis is very true, the Zopo Speed 8 has now been released with a Helio x20 running things. Unfortunately most people outside of China will never have heard of Zopo which is probably why it hasn't been mentioned.
I did own the ZP980/C2 and have to say, bar the appalling GPU performance, it was a very good phone. Even with the MTK 6589 chipset.
It is a big reason why I hate it when people say that Samsung (for example) make the best phones. There are so many companies out there that make brilliant phones - most of which a majority of people have never heard of - but some people are very sheep-like and follow the next person instead of choosing what actually works for them. It's all very well having the most powerful CPU on the market but what's the point if it never gets used for anything other than emails/phone calls/texts? There's no such thing as a 'best phone on the market' because everyone's needs are different.
lol, 11 Jan 2016Good luck with a GPU that's weaker than Adreno 418. I just play Clash of Clans, I don't need Adreno 990 for that so I prefer to buy phone with cheaper price and good in multitasking :)
10 cores and they'll be ruined by Android. Nice!
Why don't they just use a superior OS like Windows 10 or even Symbian? Yeah, come to think of it, even Symbian would've been a much better OS (if Nokia continued developing it) than Android.
My 3 years old Lumia still beats the crap out of 95% of Android phones today.
MarcoK, 12 Jan 2016Since a Chinese tech site benchmarked the helio x20 against the kirin 950 and found out a very... moreMediatek does the right thing. If you see Qualcomm's schematics the GPUs takes more than half the soc's space. No wonder that Qualcomm CPUs are mediocre.
The problem with this is that nobody uses GPUs to any important measure (very few games can max adreno 330 even to this day) yet *everybody* uses the CPU.
So if the question is GPU vs CPU , Qualcomm chooses GPU and their general performance is mediocre and Mediatek chooses CPUs and even their cheapest phones are fluid.
Andy, 11 Jan 2016I just want the Mini version of the Pro 5 !!+1 for the mx5 pro mini!
lol, 11 Jan 2016It is running at 700MHz compared to 900MHz for the Kirin 950. That's already over 20 percent p... moreSince a Chinese tech site benchmarked the helio x20 against the kirin 950 and found out a very similar GPU performance (no wonder, same gpu), you can just go to the gfxbench database and look for the huawei mate8. And yes, you are right, slightly better than adreno 330 but worse than 418.
I have a Gionee with the X10. Not bad at all. I hope Meizu and Elephone wake up and realize that there are customers in the Americas as well as Europe/Asia.
They need to put more LTE bands/WCDMA for the Americas as well.
Damnd, 11 Jan 2016GFLOPS is not the same as CUDA Cores. You can calculate GFLOPS using CUDA Cores.I already know that. Though AMD likes to call it shader core. Anyway shader core is not the only thing determines it's gpu power
Razor, 11 Jan 2016I agree. Look at desktop gpu like nvidia geforce GTX 980. It has less cuda (shader) core than ... moreGFLOPS is not the same as CUDA Cores.
You can calculate GFLOPS using CUDA Cores.
lol, 11 Jan 2016*facepalm* GFLOPS don't mean anything. So many other variables. Or otherwise, AMD GPUs would ... moreI agree. Look at desktop gpu like nvidia geforce GTX 980. It has less cuda (shader) core than amd radeon 290x. But it was a beast gpu which owned the 290x. BTW amd radeon 290x wasn't a bad gpu though.
Damnd, 11 Jan 2016Adreno 320- (97.2) >Mali T880 MP4- (95.2)*facepalm*
GFLOPS don't mean anything. So many other variables. Or otherwise, AMD GPUs would be rolling hard over Nvidia's.
Razor, 11 Jan 2016Wrong mate! anandtech has already benchmarked huawei mate 8's kirin 950 soc. That soc has same... moreIt is running at 700MHz compared to 900MHz for the Kirin 950. That's already over 20 percent performance lost. Less bandwidth (25.6GB/s Kirin 950 vs 14.9 GB/s) will play a role too. I expect it to be very slightly above Adreno 330 but worse than Adreno 418.
Wrong mate! anandtech has already benchmarked huawei mate 8's kirin 950 soc. That soc has same arm Mali T880 MP-4 gpu at 900MHz. Now of course Kirin 950 cpu has LPDD4 ram running at 1333MHz, So it's gpu performance benchmark was on par with adreno 418 and last year's adreno 420. Of course it's little bit behind adreno 430. So clearly it's already superior to adreno 320 and 330. Now of course we don't know what clock-speed frequency the Mali T880 MP-4 gpu will be running, And since helio x-20 doesn't support LPDD4 ram and can only support up to 4GB LPDD3 at 933MHz frequency. And even then it will be still better than adreno 330 or adreno 320. Will just have to wait for this phone to come out.
Did you know that Zopo had already announced that they will present their new flagship using X20 in February?
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2016"Bad" like bad GPU (don't play phone games, they're for kids). "Bad" like bad radios (great GP... moreThat would be just funny. 2016 years will be very interesting. If this is true we will see "top brands" dropping price of the phones. But we will see how new processors will perform and if they with have any overheats. But I am thinking that heat is not very possible thing to get rid of. Need cooling system for them.
>phone works like a tractor
>future soc heat solutions.