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Huawei P50 Pocket review: The folding smartphone brings some positive and negative surprises

No crease. In many aspects, the Huawei P50 Pocket is an equal to a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, and in one point, the Huawei smartphone even surprises with an unexpected quality for a foldable. Find out in this review what strengths and weaknesses we determined for the foldable P50 smartphone.
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

After Huawei already offered a large foldable smartphone with the Mate X series, the Chinese manufacturer now catches up with Samsung and the Z Flip3 5G. The P50 Pocket is as compact as the foldable from the Koreans. While it uses a Snapdragon 888, it is a 4G version.    

Similar to the Z Flip3 5G, the Huawei smartphone uses a foldable AMOLED panel with a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz and also includes a small display on the exterior. While there is a Premium Edition with 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, the "regular" Pocket model has to be content with 8 GB of working memory and 256 GB of storage. 

Huawei P50 Pocket (P50 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
6.90 inch 21:9, 2790 x 1188 pixel 439 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, foldable OLED, sub-display: 1.04 inch, 340x340, 60 Hz, 328 ppi, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 512 GB 
, 446 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-Type-C, Card Reader: Huawei Nano Memory Card up to 1TB, exFat, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, Displayport 1.2, Miracast, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28/B32; LTE TDD: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41; 3G: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19; 2G:B2/B3/B5/B8, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.2 x 170 x 75.5 ( = 0.28 x 6.69 x 2.97 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 40 MPix (f/1.8) + 13MP (f/2.2) + 32MP (f/1.8, 1/3.14", 0.7µm), camera API: full
Secondary Camera: 10.7 MPix (f/2.2)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, EMUI, 24 Months Warranty, Camera2 API: Full, GNSS: GPS L1+L5, Galileo E1+E5, BeiDou B1, GLONASS L1, widevine L1, fanless
Weight
190 g ( = 6.7 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 89 g ( = 3.14 oz / 0.2 pounds)
Price
1599 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.9 %
03/2022
Huawei P50 Pocket
SD 888 4G, Adreno 660
190 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.90"2790x1188
86.2 %
09/2021
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
183 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2640x1080
87.4 %
02/2022
Xiaomi 12 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.73"3200x1440
88.4 %
06/2022
OnePlus 9 Pro
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
197 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3216x1440
Huawei P50 Pocket in the Premium Edition
Huawei P50 Pocket in the Premium Edition
Huawei P50 Pocket in white
Huawei P50 Pocket in white

The light, 190-gram (~6.7 oz) P50 Pocket shows high-quality workmanship. At about 15 mm (~0.6 in) when folded up, it looks significantly thicker than a classic smartphone, but it still turns out comfortably compact at 87 x 76 mm (~3.4 x 3 in). In contrast to the Galaxy Z Flip3, in closed state the P50 Pocket doesn't have a noticeable gap between the two halves of the display, but it also doesn't have any IPX8 rating to protect against water getting inside. 

Like its large sibling or Oppo's Find N, the P50 Pocket also uses a waterdrop hinge, which allows for a display inside that doesn't have much of a crease. In addition to the reduction of the display crease and the flat closing mechanism, the hinge also brings a disadvantage. When it is only half opened, the P50 Pocket does not allow you keep it stable with variable opening angles. Overall, the folding resistance feels significantly stronger than even in the Mate Xs, but on the other hand, a Z Flip 5G offers a more high-quality impression of the folding mechanism.   

In addition to the large, 6.9-inch foldable OLED panel, the Huawei smartphone also offers a round display in the cover. Among other things, the small AMOLED panel allows you to read notifications using service widgets or control the music player without having to open the foldable smartphone.

Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Size Comparison

170 mm / 6.69 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 7.2 mm / 0.2835 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs166 mm / 6.54 inch 72.2 mm / 2.84 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs163.2 mm / 6.43 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs

Equipment - Huawei smartphone with Nano Memory

In our test unit, the internal storage offers a capacity of 512 GB, with only 464 GB of this remaining available to the user in the state of delivery. Using an inserted Nano Memory card (NM), you can move various files such as photos or music to the external medium, allowing you to expand the UFS storage by up to 256 GB.

You can also connect peripheral devices such as USB sticks to the USB C port, which supports the 2.0 standard, by using an OTG adapters. In addition, the USB port supports the DisplayPort 1.2 standard. The P50 Pocket also allows wireless transfer of the display contents to external monitors via Miracast. Thanks to a sunscreen detection, the folding smartphone can also optionally check the face of the user to tell whether they have applied sufficient sunscreen or need to reapply more in some spots.

microSD Card Reader

Huawei's inhouse storage card type offers decent read and write speeds, and we measure 38 MB/s and 79 MB/s in the CPD test. In addition, the NM card connection impresses with a solid data transfer rate of about 35 MB/s in our copy test. 

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Huawei P50 Pocket
Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Huawei NanoMemory)
34.85 MB/s ∼100%
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
22.7 MB/s ∼65% -35%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Huawei P50 Pocket Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Huawei NanoMemory: Ø37.9 (24.7-59.1)
Sony Xperia Pro-I Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.8 (29.7-46.1)
Huawei P50 Pocket Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Huawei NanoMemory: Ø79.3 (10.2-97.6)
Sony Xperia Pro-I Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø78.6 (58.6-120)

Software - Huawei smartphone with EMUI

Even though the P50 Pocket is equipped with the in-house HarmonyOS in China, in this country, the widely known EMUI version 12, which is based on Android 11, is used.

As is also known, Huawei smartphones don't support Google mobile services and Google apps - or only using some (questionable) workarounds. However, the Huawei AppGallery, alternative app stores such as the Amazon AppStore, as well as the Petal Search function still give a fairly wide range of applications to the P50 Pocket.  

Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Communication and GNSS - P50 Pocket with WiFi 6

The transfer rates with the P50 Pocket in the home network turn out constant. In our WLAN test in combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the WLAN module, which supports the IEEE-802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards, impresses with a high speed. 

In terms of communication modules, in addition to the fast WLAN, the manufacturer supports Dual SIM as well as Bluetooth version 5.2. An NFC chip for nearfield communication and contactless payment is also included onboard.

While access to the LTE net is supported in many 4G frequency bands, you cannot take advantage of the fast 5G standard.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
816 (736min - 883max) MBit/s ∼100%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
680 (649min - 703max) MBit/s ∼83%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=206, last 2 years)
487 MBit/s ∼60%
iperf3 receive AX12
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
800 (421min - 886max) MBit/s ∼100%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
799 (635min - 854max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=206, last 2 years)
475 MBit/s ∼59%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1465 (1307min - 1536max) MBit/s ∼100% +91%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
766 (735min - 796max) MBit/s ∼52%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72.5 - 1736, n=53, last 2 years)
632 MBit/s ∼43% -17%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1214 (516min - 1524max) MBit/s ∼100% +47%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
824 (425min - 859max) MBit/s ∼68%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78.3 - 1710, n=53, last 2 years)
649 MBit/s ∼53% -21%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø766 (735-796)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø810 (425-859)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors

We evaluate the locating accuracy of our test unit in a practical test, where we record a route in parallel with a Garmin Venu 2 for comparison. The deviations of the route recordings by the P50 Pocket are relatively small, but we can still see some inaccuracies in the recorded route.

Huawei P50 Pocket vs. Garmin Venu 2
Huawei P50 Pocket vs. Garmin Venu 2

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality - Huawei smartphone with a Nano SIM

Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

The card slot of the foldable smartphones fits two Nano SIM cards and there is also eSIM support. In our test, the P50 Pocket delivers a good voice quality when calling or during video calls, and also in speaker mode.

Cameras - Huawei smartphone with a triple camera system

Selfie taken with the 11-MP camera
Selfie taken with the 11-MP camera
Selfie taken with the main camera
Selfie taken with the main camera

The ultra-spectrum camera setup consists of a "True Chroma" main camera with a 40-MP resolution, which is supposed to produce recordings with particularly accurate colors. And indeed, our analysis with the ColorChecker Passport is able to confirm a good color accuracy for the Huawei smartphone - with the exception of green tones.  

Although the P50 Pocket is a foldable, which puts the focus more on the foldability of the panel, we really like the pictures taken with the main camera. The sharpness and dynamics are on a very good level. The same also goes for the 13-MP ultrawide angle camera, which is able to produce a lot of details.     

Thanks to the foldable form factor, you can take selfies with the main camera using the cover screen. As expected, in terms of sharpness and low light performance, the 11-MP camera inside is unable to keep up with this, but it can still take relatively good pictures. 

Ultrawide angle
Wide angle
2x zoom
10x zoom (max)
5x zoom
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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ColorChecker
10.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
10.2 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei P50 Pocket: 7.14 ∆E min: 0.84 - max: 15.24 ∆E
ColorChecker
20.5 ∆E
32.2 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
38.1 ∆E
31 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
41.8 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
23 ∆E
30.2 ∆E
37.3 ∆E
37.6 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
29 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei P50 Pocket: 27.94 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 41.82 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - The Huawei smartphone includes a charger

A USB-C cable and a 40-Watt quick charger are included with the smartphone. The warranty period is 24 months.  

Input Devices and Operation - P50 Pocket with Face Unlock

While the outer display is protected by a hardened class cover, the foldable OLED panel with its ultra-thin glass has to be content with a protective foil. On the other hand, the touchscreen with a scanning rate of up to 300 Hz also offers very good sliding characteristics with this, allowing for very accurate operation. Due to the high refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, the system display appears comfortably smooth.

The capacitive fingerprint sensor in the power button responds quickly, recognizing the finger accurately most of the time. Those who want to use their face to unlock the display will also not be disappointed with the Huawei smartphone, since biometrical identification using the face is supported.

Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Display - Huawei P50 Pocket with 120 Hz

Sub-pixel grid
Sub-pixel grid

The foldable 6.9-inch OLED panel of the P50 Pocket has a form factor of 21:9, an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz, and a resolution of 2790 x 1188 pixels. This results in a high pixel density of more than 400 ppi for the foldable smartphone. At a maximum of 780 cd/m², the display brightness is at a good level that is similar to a Galaxy Z Flip3, but our realistic APL50 measurement also doesn't show a higher brightness (792 cd/m²).

As all OLEDs, the panel of the P50 Pocket also flickers. While the display uses a fairly constant PWM at the minimal brightness level, the amplitude, which is around 120 Hz, varies slightly more at brightness levels above that.  

754
cd/m²
773
cd/m²
773
cd/m²
758
cd/m²
780
cd/m²
782
cd/m²
754
cd/m²
760
cd/m²
778
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 782 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 768 cd/m² Minimum: 1.99 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 780 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.6 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Huawei P50 Pocket
Foldable OLED, 2790x1188, 6.90
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
AMOLED, 2640x1080, 6.70
Xiaomi 12 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
OnePlus 9 Pro
AMOLED, 3216x1440, 6.70
Screen
-8%
5%
6%
Brightness middle
780
832
7%
959
23%
733
-6%
Brightness
768
842
10%
977
27%
746
-3%
Brightness Distribution
96
97
1%
96
0%
97
1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.1
1.9
-73%
1.1
-0%
0.95
14%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.1
3.3
-6%
3.1
-0%
2.01
35%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.6
1.4
12%
1.9
-19%
1.7
-6%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.1 105%
2.22 99%
2.21 100%
CCT
6483 100%
6453 101%
6498 100%
6591 99%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 119.6 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 119.6 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 119.6 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21751 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

PWM at minimum display brightness
PWM at minimum display brightness
PWM at 25% display brightness
PWM at 25% display brightness
PWM at 50% display brightness
PWM at 50% display brightness

In our tests with the CalMAN software and a spectral photometer, the display of the foldable smartphone showed itself very well calibrated. The Delta-E values fall within the ideal range (<3), and the color temperature is also right on the spot at about 6500K. 

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)
Saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, Normal)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.18 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.573 ms rise
↘ 0.608 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
8.164 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.458 ms rise
↘ 7.706 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 11 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.7 ms).

Daylight doesn't pose any problems to the Huawei smartphone. Thanks to the optical nano coating, annoying reflections should be reduced, but in direct sunlight, the reflections visibly limit the readability. However, there is currently no better way with foldable panels including the protective foil. Thanks to the OLED technology used, the viewing angles are at a good level.

Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Performance - P50 Pocket with a Qualcomm SoC

The Huawei P50 Pocket reduces the performance in normal mode. It achieves 784775 points in performance mode.
The Huawei P50 Pocket reduces the performance in normal mode. It achieves 784775 points in performance mode.

In everyday operation, the Huawei smartphone always runs smoothly and almost without any delays. The system performance is excellent, and applications load very quickly. The reason for this lies in the Snapdragon 888 being used, which integrates a fast primary core based on the ARM Cortex-X1 architecture, three fast Cortex-A78 performance cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores. This is accompanied by an Adreno 660 as the graphics unit. 

In our benchmark package, the Qualcomm SoC shows large performance capabilities, but only in the performance mode of the P50 Pocket. However, in that mode, the case of the foldable smartphone also heats up very quickly, leading to throttling and inconsistent values in the benchmark tests. In normal mode, the P50 Pocket only reaches performance values that are not as good when compared to the potential of the Snapdragon 888

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1192 Points ∼100% +8%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1129 Points ∼95% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1107 Points ∼93% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (1099 - 1109, n=2)
1104 Points ∼93% 0%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
1099 Points ∼92%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=258, last 2 years)
681 Points ∼57% -38%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3738 Points ∼100% +27%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3666 Points ∼98% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3471 Points ∼93% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (2944 - 3342, n=2)
3143 Points ∼84% +7%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
2944 Points ∼79%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=258, last 2 years)
2225 Points ∼60% -24%
Vulkan Score
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4544 Points ∼100% +5%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4344 Points ∼96%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (4326 - 4344, n=2)
4335 Points ∼95% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3926 Points ∼86% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 8702, n=202, last 2 years)
2672 Points ∼59% -38%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
OpenCL Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (4754 - 4787, n=2)
4771 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4754 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4604 Points ∼96% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3100 Points ∼65% -35%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 9069, n=203, last 2 years)
2630 Points ∼55% -45%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13131 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (11897 - 13274, n=2)
12586 Points ∼96% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
12374 Points ∼94% +4%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
11897 Points ∼91%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=149, last 2 years)
10191 Points ∼78% -14%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10958 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (8769 - 10539, n=2)
9654 Points ∼88% +10%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
8769 Points ∼80%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
8562 Points ∼78% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
8320 Points ∼76% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13244, n=227, last 2 years)
5057 Points ∼46% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
20842 Points ∼100% +69%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (12352 - 15799, n=2)
14076 Points ∼68% +14%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
12352 Points ∼59%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11227 Points ∼54% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
10551 Points ∼51% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=227, last 2 years)
7181 Points ∼34% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
4782 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (4638 - 4867, n=2)
4753 Points ∼99% +2%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4676 Points ∼98% +1%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4638 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4120 Points ∼86% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=225, last 2 years)
3264 Points ∼68% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
9149 Points ∼100% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (7544 - 9322, n=2)
8433 Points ∼92% +12%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
8347 Points ∼91% +11%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
7544 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
7074 Points ∼77% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 11861, n=234, last 2 years)
4124 Points ∼45% -45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13950 Points ∼100% +50%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11050 Points ∼79% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (9323 - 12120, n=2)
10722 Points ∼77% +15%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
9323 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
7930 Points ∼57% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 20490, n=234, last 2 years)
5209 Points ∼37% -44%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5134 Points ∼100% +13%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (4539 - 5156, n=2)
4848 Points ∼94% +7%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4539 Points ∼88%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4497 Points ∼88% -1%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4150 Points ∼81% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=234, last 2 years)
3261 Points ∼64% -28%
Wild Life Score
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
9927 Points ∼100% +112%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5736 Points ∼58% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (4677 - 5758, n=2)
5218 Points ∼53% +12%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4677 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3958 Points ∼40% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=185, last 2 years)
3218 Points ∼32% -31%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10384 Points ∼100% +129%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5737 Points ∼55% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (4542 - 5915, n=2)
5229 Points ∼50% +15%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4542 Points ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3959 Points ∼38% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 11700, n=188, last 2 years)
3489 Points ∼34% -23%
Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2609 Points ∼100% +108%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (1253 - 1555, n=2)
1404 Points ∼54% +12%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
1253 Points ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1236 Points ∼47% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3080, n=143, last 2 years)
1019 Points ∼39% -19%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2513 Points ∼100% +104%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (1232 - 1463, n=2)
1348 Points ∼54% +9%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
1232 Points ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1077 Points ∼43% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=139, last 2 years)
1006 Points ∼40% -18%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
121 fps ∼100% +98%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
116 fps ∼96% +90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (61 - 121, n=2)
91 fps ∼75% +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 165, n=198, last 2 years)
70.2 fps ∼58% +15%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
61 fps ∼50%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
60 fps ∼50% -2%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
425 fps ∼100% +110%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
258 fps ∼61% +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (202 - 281, n=2)
242 fps ∼57% +20%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
202 fps ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
175 fps ∼41% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 439, n=198, last 2 years)
142.8 fps ∼34% -29%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
117 fps ∼100% +105%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
90 fps ∼77% +58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (57 - 106, n=2)
81.5 fps ∼70% +43%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
60 fps ∼51% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 161, n=197, last 2 years)
57.3 fps ∼49% +1%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
57 fps ∼49%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
251 fps ∼100% +135%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
151 fps ∼60% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (107 - 132, n=2)
119.5 fps ∼48% +12%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
107 fps ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
104 fps ∼41% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 251, n=198, last 2 years)
81.8 fps ∼33% -24%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
87 fps ∼100% +85%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
61 fps ∼70% +30%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
57 fps ∼66% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (47 - 67, n=2)
57 fps ∼66% +21%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
47 fps ∼54%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 136, n=197, last 2 years)
44.6 fps ∼51% -5%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
169 fps ∼100% +177%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
75 fps ∼44% +23%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
69 fps ∼41% +13%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
61 fps ∼36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (52 - 61, n=2)
56.5 fps ∼33% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 173, n=198, last 2 years)
55.5 fps ∼33% -9%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
36 fps ∼100% +6%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
36 fps ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
35 fps ∼97% +3%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
34 fps ∼94%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 83, n=197, last 2 years)
28.2 fps ∼78% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (20 - 34, n=2)
27 fps ∼75% -21%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
71 fps ∼100% +61%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
59 fps ∼83% +34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (44 - 59, n=2)
51.5 fps ∼73% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
44 fps ∼62% 0%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
44 fps ∼62%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 102, n=197, last 2 years)
33.5 fps ∼47% -24%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
55 fps ∼100% +67%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
44 fps ∼80% +33%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
43 fps ∼78% +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (33 - 44, n=2)
38.5 fps ∼70% +17%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
33 fps ∼60%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 104, n=254, last 2 years)
29.4 fps ∼53% -11%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
92 fps ∼100% +84%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
63 fps ∼68% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (50 - 69, n=2)
59.5 fps ∼65% +19%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
50 fps ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
46 fps ∼50% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 136, n=255, last 2 years)
35.1 fps ∼38% -30%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
42 fps ∼100% +68%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
32 fps ∼76% +28%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (25 - 31, n=2)
28 fps ∼67% +12%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
27 fps ∼64% +8%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
25 fps ∼60%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=255, last 2 years)
20.4 fps ∼49% -18%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
34 fps ∼100% +70%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
28 fps ∼82% +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (20 - 25, n=2)
22.5 fps ∼66% +13%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
20 fps ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
19 fps ∼56% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 52, n=255, last 2 years)
13.4 fps ∼39% -33%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
962824 Points ∼100% +23%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (784775 - 793997, n=2)
789386 Points ∼82% +1%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
784775 Points ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
636471 Points ∼66% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=112, last 2 years)
552824 Points ∼57% -30%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6959 Points ∼100% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (6265 - 6550, n=2)
6408 Points ∼92% +2%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
6265 Points ∼90%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6007 Points ∼86% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
5908 Points ∼85% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=170, last 2 years)
4244 Points ∼61% -32%
System
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11774 Points ∼100% +14%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
11319 Points ∼96% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (10283 - 10727, n=2)
10505 Points ∼89% +2%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
10283 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10006 Points ∼85% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=170, last 2 years)
7544 Points ∼64% -27%
Memory
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
9044 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (6493 - 7081, n=2)
6787 Points ∼75% +5%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
6493 Points ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6208 Points ∼69% -4%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5125 Points ∼57% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=170, last 2 years)
4861 Points ∼54% -25%
Graphics
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
15216 Points ∼100% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (14837 - 15464, n=2)
15151 Points ∼100% +2%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
14837 Points ∼98%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
13463 Points ∼88% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
9399 Points ∼62% -37%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=170, last 2 years)
7362 Points ∼48% -50%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1845 Points ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1669 Points ∼90% +7%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1633 Points ∼89% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
  (1554 - 1567, n=2)
1561 Points ∼85% 0%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
1554 Points ∼84%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=170, last 2 years)
1384 Points ∼75% -11%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
84.1 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
63.2 Points ∼75%
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 182.6, n=170, last 2 years)
62.3 Points ∼74%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
197.7 Points ∼100% +79%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
147.5 Points ∼75% +34%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
124.5 Points ∼63% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=167, last 2 years)
115.5 Points ∼58% +5%
Huawei P50 Pocket (Huawei Browser 11.1)
110.3 Points ∼56%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G (105.5 - 110.3, n=2)
107.9 Points ∼55% -2%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
73.5 runs/min ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 244, n=156, last 2 years)
61 runs/min ∼83%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
56 runs/min ∼76%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
156 Points ∼100% +54%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
119 Points ∼76% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G (101 - 115, n=2)
108 Points ∼69% +7%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 4689)
103 Points ∼66% +2%
Huawei P50 Pocket (Huawei Browser 11.1)
101 Points ∼65%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=178, last 2 years)
92.4 Points ∼59% -9%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
36969 Points ∼100% +70%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
29750 Points ∼80% +37%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
26829 Points ∼73% +23%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=184, last 2 years)
23519 Points ∼64% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G (21748 - 22851, n=2)
22300 Points ∼60% +3%
Huawei P50 Pocket (Huawei Browser 11.1)
21748 Points ∼59%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=183, last 2 years)
3158 ms * ∼100% -63%
Huawei P50 Pocket (Huawei Browser 11.1)
1938 ms * ∼61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G (1835 - 1938, n=2)
1887 ms * ∼60% +3%
OnePlus 9 Pro (Microsoft Edge 46)
1808 ms * ∼57% +7%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
1330 ms * ∼42% +31%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (Chrome 93)
950 ms * ∼30% +51%

* ... smaller is better

Huawei P50 PocketSamsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5GXiaomi 12 ProOnePlus 9 ProAverage 512 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-1%
49%
4%
11%
-39%
Sequential Read 256KB
1839
1620
-12%
1620
-12%
1995
8%
1861 ?(1710 - 1999, n=12)
1%
938 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=247, last 2 years)
-49%
Sequential Write 256KB
575
750
30%
1465
155%
769
34%
852 ?(575 - 1440, n=12)
48%
478 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=247, last 2 years)
-17%
Random Read 4KB
263.5
276.6
5%
324.9
23%
258.7
-2%
276 ?(208 - 303, n=12)
5%
167.6 ?(13.5 - 345, n=247, last 2 years)
-36%
Random Write 4KB
342.1
250.6
-27%
448.9
31%
254.3
-26%
300 ?(221 - 413, n=12)
-12%
161.3 ?(56.5 - 458, n=248, last 2 years)
-53%

Games - The Huawei smartphone knows can be used for gaming

The "PUBG mobile" shooter, where you can select the Ultra-HD setting, is reproduced smoothly at highest details. Our second test game, "Asphalt 9," also runs without any problems, but the case gets noticeably hot while gaming.  

Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Emissions - Huawei smartphone gets too hot

Temperatures

Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Under load, the case of the P50 Pocket heats up to various extents in the performance mode. While the maximum temperatures we measure with the Stability Test app are at a rather low level, the heat development during the benchmarks is very pronounced. This quickly leads to overheating of the device and to a drastic reduction of the performance development inside. But even in normal mode, we measure throttling of almost 50%. 

Max. Load
 35.7 °C
96 F
34.5 °C
94 F
30.5 °C
87 F
 
 32.7 °C
91 F
32.7 °C
91 F
30.6 °C
87 F
 
 32.4 °C
90 F
32.8 °C
91 F
29.7 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 35.7 °C = 96 F
Average: 32.4 °C = 90 F
28.8 °C
84 F
27.9 °C
82 F
27.4 °C
81 F
34.9 °C
95 F
32.1 °C
90 F
30.7 °C
87 F
34 °C
93 F
33.2 °C
92 F
32.1 °C
90 F
Maximum: 34.9 °C = 95 F
Average: 31.2 °C = 88 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.9 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.4 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.7 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 34.9 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.3 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
88 (20.8min) % ∼100% +48%
OnePlus 9 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.3 (3461min) % ∼69% +2%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.3 (16min) % ∼67%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47.2 (27.4min) % ∼54% -20%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.7 (5.48min) % ∼100% +75%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 (4.31min) % ∼57%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Huawei P50 Pocket Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø5.08 (4.31-7.57)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø5.49 (5.48-5.5)
Huawei P50 Pocket Adreno 660, SD 888 4G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø17.1 (16-26.9)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø21.1 (20.8-23.7)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø37.8 (27.4-58)
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review
Huawei P50 Pocket smartphone review

Speakers

The P50 Pocket uses stereo speakers that are loud and sound really good. Our measurements of the Huawei smartphone show a fairly linear frequency development for the mids and highs, and you can even divine some bass in the sound spectrum. 

Those who prefer sound output richer in bass can use a wired or wireless headphone solution. In addition to the USB port, the Bluetooth 5.2 standard is also supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs203539.4253026.13121.932.34022.831.35034.838.96324.3348023.236.110027.839.912514.746.416020.955.620021.252.325017.553.931513.459.740014.161.250013.169.163011.570.380013.174.3100011.775.7125011.87816001377200012.177250012.179.8315012.383.4400012.577.950001377.6630013.278.780001376.81000013.771.71250013.562.71600014.265SPL25.190.1N0.781.6median 13.1median 71.7Delta1.1940.541.426.226.128.222.128.325.524.635.622.524.630.325.82625.420.130.82147.717.349.115.555.119.357.319.562.714.567.614.167.514.770.114.671.915.874.315.175.113.275.713.776.413.281.413.880.513.777.613.574.913.476.113.47513.471.412.462.326.888.60.873.5median 14.5median 71.42.510hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei P50 PocketSamsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei P50 Pocket audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 4% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 94% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 26% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 40% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - P50 Pocket with 4000 mAh

Power Consumption

The 4000-mAh battery can be recharged from 10 to 100% within about one hour at a maximum of 40 watts. In addition, we measure a quite pronounced power consumption during idle operation.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.13 / 0.35 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.33 / 1.77 / 1.89 Watt
Load midlight 4.25 / 9.19 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Huawei P50 Pocket
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
3300 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
OnePlus 9 Pro
4500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
41%
13%
-25%
-4%
11%
Idle Minimum *
1.33
0.46
65%
0.94
29%
1.6
-20%
1.285 ?(1.24 - 1.33, n=2)
3%
0.905 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=194, last 2 years)
32%
Idle Average *
1.77
0.74
58%
1.24
30%
2
-13%
1.955 ?(1.77 - 2.14, n=2)
-10%
1.663 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=194, last 2 years)
6%
Idle Maximum *
1.89
0.78
59%
1.34
29%
2.4
-27%
2.05 ?(1.89 - 2.2, n=2)
-8%
1.886 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=194, last 2 years)
-0%
Load Average *
4.25
4.73
-11%
5.7
-34%
6.2
-46%
4.1 ?(3.95 - 4.25, n=2)
4%
4.48 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=194, last 2 years)
-5%
Load Maximum *
9.19
5.89
36%
8.12
12%
11
-20%
9.82 ?(9.19 - 10.5, n=2)
-7%
7.32 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=194, last 2 years)
20%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Huawei P50 Pocket Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G: Ø5.09 (1.536-11.2)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G: Ø5.09 (0.753-11.4)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Huawei P50 Pocket Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.91 (4.01-11)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.1 (4.54-14.4)
Huawei P50 Pocket Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G; Idle 1min: Ø1.357 (1.306-1.595)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G; Idle 1min: Ø0.644 (0.56-1.108)

Battery Life

In our WLAN test and with 120 Hz, the P50 Pocket only achieves a battery life of about 8 hours, which is below average. We should also mention here that EMUI always terminates our battery test going into standby at a remaining capacity of 10%. This is why we added 44 minutes to our measured runtime of 7 hours and 18 minutes (from 10 to 100%).  

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
8h 02min
Huawei P50 Pocket
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G
3300 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
OnePlus 9 Pro
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
482
541
12%
766
59%
1002
108%

Pros

+ bright, foldable OLED panel
+ very good cameras
+ great speakers

Cons

- now GMS
- low battery life
- high heat development and throttling

Verdict on the Huawei P50 Pocket

Testing the Huawei P50 Pocket. Test unit provided by Huawei Germany.
Testing the Huawei P50 Pocket. Test unit provided by Huawei Germany.

The P50 Pocket gave us some surprises in our test. On the positive side, we can mention the quality of the camera in the back. Compared to our test pictures taken with the Apple iPhone 13 Pro, the photo quality of the P50 Pocket is a real bonus. Surprisingly, Huawei has also managed to fit a powerful, 4000-mAh battery into the slim case of the Pocket, but the battery life is rather disappointing due to the thermal problems.

On the negative side, the large surprise is the performance development. The Snapdragon 888 4G in the P50 Pocket overheats relatively quickly, and even in normal mode with the system related throttling of the Qualcomm SoCs, we measure throttling of 50% at times.    

The recommended retail price being much too high spoils the mass appeal of the P50 Pocket. 

Before a purchase, those who are interested in a foldable smartphone should consider that a P50 Pocket supports neither Google Services nor the 5G standard due to the US sanctions that still remain in place. But aside from that, the Huawei P50 Pocket offers some interesting equipment. On the other hand, the current prices of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (of about 650 Euros, ~$709) don't turn the purchase of a 1200-Euro (~$1310) foldable from Huawei into a more attractive proposition. 

Price and Availability

While the Huawei P50 Pocket is available from Huawei Global in various European, Asian, and other countries, an unlocked international 512-GB version is available from Amazon for $1989 in the US.  

Huawei P50 Pocket - 03/10/2022 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
62 / 70 → 89%
Weight
89%
Battery
80%
Display
91%
Games Performance
60 / 64 → 94%
Application Performance
81 / 86 → 95%
Temperature
93%