First we'll take a look at how the Huawei Mate 8 and the Kirin 950 compares to other smartphones and processing engines by examining a few benchmarks that are currently available on the Web or in the Google Play Store.
Web Workload Testing|
In the SunSpider test, the Mate 8 and Kirin 950 rank somewhere in the middle of the pack. This could very well be because the device is relying more on its lower powered A53 cores rather than the higher-end A72 cores in the chip. However, in JetStream, though we don't have as large a database of results yet, the Mate 8 and Kirin 950 combination proves to be more powerful, edging-out the octal-core Samsung Exynos 7420 chip in the Galaxy S6 Edge+ but falling well behind Apples A9 in the iPhone 6S Plus
Rightware's BrowserMark test ranks performance of modern mobile web browsers, along with device processing engines, in terms of how well they handle web page loading, screen resizing, and web graphics rendering workloads.
Here the competitive field is shuffled a bit, with the previously dominant iPhone 6S Plus falling a few pegs and Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 taking the top slot. The Huawei Mate 8 and its Kirin 950 processor are not far behind though and it's a virtual tie really, since a few points in this test is well within the benchmark's margin of error.