Huawei P8 lite Review: Unlocked And Affordable

Performance: Browsing & JavaScript

Next, we'll take a look at how the Huawei P8 lite compares to other smartphones by examining a few benchmarks that are currently available in the Android Marketplace. 

First, let’s take a look at the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark. According to the SunSpider website:

This benchmark tests the core JavaScript language only, not the DOM or other browser APIs. It is designed to compare different versions of the same browser, and different browsers to each other. Unlike many widely available JavaScript benchmarks, this test is:

Real World - This test mostly avoids microbenchmarks, and tries to focus on the kinds of actual problems developers solve with JavaScript today, and the problems they may want to tackle in the future as the language gets faster. This includes tests to generate a tagcloud from JSON input, a 3D raytracer, cryptography tests, code decompression, and many more examples. There are a few microbenchmarkish things, but they mostly represent real performance problems that developers have encountered.

Balanced - This test is balanced between different areas of the language and different types of code. It's not all math, all string processing, or all timing simple loops. In addition to having tests in many categories, the individual tests were balanced to take similar amounts of time on currently shipping versions of popular browsers.

Statistically Sound - One of the challenges of benchmarking is knowing how much noise you have in your measurements. This benchmark runs each test multiple times and determines an error range (technically, a 95% confidence interval). In addition, in comparison mode it tells you if you have enough data to determine if the difference is statistically significant.
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Huawei P8 lite Sunspider

We ran the SunSpider test using both browsers installed on the phone. In the past, we’ve noticed that the Chrome browser is typically slower than other browsers in this test. This held true for the P8 lite; the standard Browser returned a better score. Even so, the performance of the P8 lite in this test is significantly worse than other phones, landing the P8 lite at the bottom of this chart.

Huawei P8 lite browsermark

We see similar results in the BrowserMark test where the Huawei P8 lite is again at the bottom of the chart, lagging significantly behind other phones we have for comparison.

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