Huawei Mate 20: Gaming And Graphics Performance
Next up we'll compare the Mate 20 to an array of devices with GFXBench, which has been one of our standard mobile graphics performance benchmarks for quite a while now. In order to ensure display refresh (v-sync) and resolution are not limiting factors, we are comparing off-screen test results here. GFXBench tests OpenGL ES graphics workloads; we're specifically testing GLES 2.0 and 3.0 rendering performance in the following two benchmark modules.
We came across some mixed results in our first round of testing. In the T-Rex test, the Mate 20 put up middle of the road numbers, while in Manhattan it was one of the top contenders. Things could go either way from here so let's move on to some more intense gaming benchmarks and see where the Mate 20 lands.
Both of the 3DMark tests we ran show the Mate 20 trailing many of today's higher-end phones. Overall, it's not the slowest phone we have tested in the graphics department, but the performance is more in-line with previous gen phones than what flagship 2019 models offer.