For the first time, Huawei P20 Pro and Apple iPhone X have been compared in a speed test video and it comes via the popular YouTuber SuperSaf TV. These devices are the most powerful flagships from Huawei and Apple, respectively, and both performed very well in the speed test. The test consisted of opening 16 apps and games in order to see which of the two handsets is faster at opening them. While Huawei P20 Pro has been faster at launching lightweight apps such as such as Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, Apple iPhone X has opened the heaviest apps and games a lot faster, such as Temple Run 2, Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt 8.
But when it comes to re-opening apps, the P20 Pro wins. The latest flagship by Huawei has managed to keep every app opened in background, while Apple iPhone X has reloaded most of the apps and games. This has happened because the Apple device does not have enough RAM to keep all those apps open at the same time. Indeed, Huawei P20 Pro comes with 6 GB of RAM, while Apple iPhone X comes with just 3 GB of RAM. So, even though Apple iPhone X is faster in the most-demanding scenarios and iOS is better optimised than Android, its opponent does better in multi-tasking and lightweight apps.
Under the hood, the Apple iPhone X has an hexa-core Apple A11 Bionic chipset: the first SoC which can make every core work at the same time. Huawei P20 Pro has an octa-core Kirin 970 which we already saw on the Huawei Mate 10, Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Honor View 10. It is an octa-core chipset running at a max frequency of 2.4 GHz with an NPU (Neural Processing Unit) dedicated to artificial intelligence.
Which of these handsets do you prefer? Apple iPhone X with its higher speed at opening heavy apps or P20 Pro which provides better performances in multi-tasking?