Honor X10 Review: Kirin 820 and “night vision device”
There are many auras on the Honor X10, and the most striking of course is the performance of the powerful CPU, GPU, 5G and other aspects based on the Kirin 820 platform, as well as the “night vision” that has appeared on the flagship model before IMX600 RYYB super sensitive camera.
Combining this and previous results of the Kirin 820 platform, we can find that the Kirin 820 CPU has been upgraded quite a lot. It is no longer two A76 large cores, but integrates 1 large core + 3 medium cores (based on Cortex-A76 development ) And 4 small cores (Cortex-A55), the biggest advantage is still to test the multi-core performance of scheduling.
According to GeekBench 5, the Kirin 820 powered by the Honor X10 has a slightly higher single-core score than the Snapdragon 765G, but the multi-core score is 25% higher than the latter. Even in the face of the Samsung Exynos 980, which uses the core of the A77 core, the Kirin 820 has no disadvantages. The single-core score is slightly less than the Exynos 980, and the multi-core score still achieves a 33% improvement over the former.
In terms of GPU, Kirin 820 is equipped with a new 6-core Mali-G57. In GFXBench’s GPU 1080p Manhattan 3.0 off-screen test, the performance is increased by 25% compared with the previous generation Kirin 810. At the same time, thanks to the latest G57 architecture, the Kirin 820 GPU has higher performance.
Mali-G57 uses the same Valhall architecture as Mali G77. Compared with the Bifrost architecture of the past three years, ARM has improved the graphics instruction set and computing architecture, etc., which has removed the long-term limitation of the Kirin core architecture and is disadvantageous in GPU performance The bondage of the situation.
Through our GFXBench test on Kirin 820, we found that its performance surpassed the Exynos 980 of the same sub-flagship, and even exceeded the Snapdragon 765G, which has a long-term graphics performance advantage in each test project.
Thanks to the radical upgrade of Kirin 820, the Honor X10 even got the Kirin 990 ISP. After adding the exclusive IMX600 RYYB in the hardware to the hardware, the imaging ability was further improved. In terms of the shooting ability in the extreme dark light environment, Honor The X10 is even stronger than some current non-Honor / Huawei brand flagships. The hardware generation gap based on the RYYB super-sensitive lens is difficult to catch up with.
In terms of pricing, the Honor X10 fully considers user acceptance. The 6GB + 64GB version is only available for 1899 yuan, and the 8GB + 128GB version is also not 2399 yuan. This is the vast majority of consumers, even many consumers with insufficient budget Acceptable 5G product prices.
Behind the 1899 yuan, is the comprehensive product power of Honor X10 “leapfrog”. The Kirin 820 chip gives the Honor 5G industry leading 5G capabilities. But the chip is only one. The Honor X10 also has comparable flagship-level comprehensive performance and experience, including the IMX600 RYYB super-sensitive main camera that was only used for flagships before, and the exquisite appearance of the glass body support. Waiting, within the same grade competing products, the overall strength is unmatched.
From a market perspective, it has a stronger chip, stronger technology, more powerful night vision imaging capabilities, and a more value-priced price than the same-gear models. The emergence of the Honor X10 is bound to affect the current 5G mobile phone The reshuffle of the market is a good interpretation of the so-called “dimensionality reduction strike.” Its strong strength and precise market positioning, coupled with Honor’s previous accurate judgments on the mobile phone market, arrived at the right time on the eve of the outbreak of 5G replacement demand.