Huawei Honor 8 Review: A Stylish, Affordable Android Smartphone

Honor 8 JetStream And Rightware Benchmarks

Smartphones are ever increasingly becoming the way people access the Web. A smartphone needs to have a responsive web browser to render complex pages fast, and a reliable cell or WiFi connection to ensure content is downloaded as quickly as possible. We can’t quantitatively state how well these radios perform in the phones as the variables between carriers and access points are too difficult to lock down, but we can investigate browser performance.

For our first tests we use the JetStream benchmark for Javascript and RightWare’s Web Test 3.0 for comprehensive web performance analysis, including HTML5 rendering. 
JetStream and BrowserMark
JavaScript and Browser Testing

Huawei Honor 8 JetStream

Huawei Honor 8 Basemark

Huawei's Honor 8 with its Kirion 950 SoC holds it own against the competition in SunSpider. Its placement on the graphic is on the bottom half, but only about 1-2 milliseconds separates its from the Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, so that's not a bad showing here.

Things play out similarly in Rightware's Basemark 3.0 test. Once again the Honor 8 settles into the middle of the pack, this time with a score of 85. That's enough to put the Galaxy S7 Edge in its rear view mirror while running neck and neck with Huawei's Mate 8, though there are several handsets with faster scores. That said, the Honor 8 doesn't trip over itself when surfing the web—it feels responsive and loads webpages fast.

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