Kirin 960 vs Snapdragon 821 vs 820 vs Exynos 8890 vs Apple A10

Huawei’s latest smartphones, Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and Mate 9 Porsche feature Kirin 960 CPU. It is the latest SoC from Huawei that the company has used in high-end models. If you are planning to buy any of the Mate 9 Series model, you should know how its processor is compared to other CPUs. Let’s have a look at the Benchmark Scores of all popular high-end CPUs.

Kirin 960 vs Snapdragon 821 vs Snapdragon 820 vs Apple A10 Fusion vs Exynos 8890

I have selected some high-end Smartphones to compare the CPUs, so the CPU configuration what you see below is based on Smartphone. However, I have chosen the most popular smartphones.

CPUs Specs Comparison

  • Kirin 960 in Huawei Mate 9 : Octa-core CPU (4 x 2.4 GHz A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz A53), Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
  • Exynos 8890 in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge : Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz Mongoose + 4 x 1.6 GHz A53), Mali-T880 MP12 GPU
  • Snapdragon 821 in Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus : Quad-core (2 x 2.35 GHz Kryo + 2 x 2.2 GHz Kryo), Adreno 530 GPU
  • Snapdragon 820 in OnePlus 3 : Quad-core (2 x 2.15 GHz Kryo + 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo), Adreno 530 GPU
  • Apple A10 Fusion in iPhone 7 Plus : Quad-core (2 x 2.34 GHz + 2 Small Cores), six-core GPU


GeekBench 3 Benchmark Comparison

Single-core Score 

  1. Apple A10 : 3510
  2. Exynos 8890 : 2041
  3. Kirin 960 : 1989
  4. Snapdragon 820 : 1845
  5. Snapdragon 821 : 1827

Multi-core Score

  1. Kirin 960 : 6431
  2. Apple A10 : 5658
  3. Exynos 8890 : 5553
  4. Snapdragon 821 : 4456
  5. Snapdragon 820 : 4299

Here are the screenshots from Geekbench. These images are as slides, so you can press the Next button icon on the image to see the next image.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Antutu Benchmark Comparison

  1. huawei-mate-9-antutuApple A10 : 170,124
  2. Snapdragon 821 : 160,856
  3. Snapdragon 821 : 138,026
  4. Exynos 8890 : 129,865
  5. Kirin 960 : 129,442

The screenshot what you see below for the top 10 Smartphone Chipsets doesn’t include Kirin 960, because it has just been launched. So we have uploaded a separate screenshot of Huawei Mate 9 benchmark. Antutu has listed the Chipsets based on average Antutu Score. Since Kirin 960 is exclusively available with Mate 9, we need to go by Mate 9 Score.

top-10-smartphone-shipset

Graphic Benchmark Comparison (Based on GFXBench Score Report)

As far as Graphic benchmark is concerned, Huawei boasted that Kirin 960 is better than Snapdragon 820/821, but It seems they have just lied to the users. You can have a look at the GPU report. After Apple A10, Snapdragon Chipsets are the best. Well, Kirin 960 has done a pretty good job if you compare it with Exynos 8890 CPU.

gpu-benchmark-gfxbench-report

Conclusion

Apple A10 holds the first position whether you are looking for a CPU or GPU performance. However, Apple A10 can’t be found on any Android devices, so you will have to buy iPhone 7 or 7 Plus if you want a Device with Apple A10 CPU.

If you don’t like iOS and want to get the Android Phone with best CPU, you need to take care of CPU as well as Price. Huawei Mate 9 with Kirin 960 Chip costs so much. For this price, you can buy 2 budget Smartphones with Snapdragon 820/821 CPU. Apart from saving money, Snapdragon Chipset is also better compared to Kirin CPU. So Android Users are recommended to get the device with Snapdragon 821 or Snapdragon 820 CPU for the best experience. Don’t run after 6GB RAM, because 4GB RAM in an Android Smartphone is more than enough.

Never miss an update: Get all new articles by Email. You can also join us on; Twitter | Google Circle | Facebook | FlipBoard