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Huawei P50 Pro vs Google Pixel 6 Pro: Aging Kirin 9000 stands up admirably against Tensor SoC in speed test

The Huawei P50 Pro managed to keep up with the Google 6 Pro in most of the app speed tests. (Image source: Huawei/Google - edited)
The Huawei P50 Pro managed to keep up with the Google 6 Pro in most of the app speed tests. (Image source: Huawei/Google - edited)
A speed test between the Huawei P50 Pro and Google Pixel 6 Pro has left a very close final result, with the Tensor SoC in the Google smartphone just pipping the Kirin 9000 chip in the Chinese device. The Pixel 6 Pro’s Tensor chip has a slightly lower peak clock rate, and the Kirin 9000 proves it still has plenty of shelf life left.

Another fascinating smartphone showdown has been carried out by YouTuber TechNick, this time involving the newly released Google Pixel 6 Pro facing off against the Huawei P50 Pro, which was launched in July. The P50 Pro is fitted with Huawei’s Kirin 9000 processor while the Pixel 6 Pro comes with Google’s own Tensor SoC. As mentioned above, the Kirin 9000 has a boost clock-rate advantage at 3.13 GHz vs. 2.8 GHz, but it is substantially older than Tensor, with Google’s chip also enjoying two main cores against the Kirin’s single main core.

As always, TechNick has a battery of speed tests for the smartphones to power through, with the Pixel 6 Pro booting much quicker than the P50 Pro. However, the Huawei device takes the first round by loading the home screen faster than its rival and by being more responsive in regard to fingerprint unlocking. The main second round is very close, with apps being opened and closed at a rapid pace, with the Google Pixel 6 Pro taking the advantage at 15 points to 13 points. RAM management checks also give an additional point to the Google flagship, which wins the overall contest by 17 points to 15 points.

It’s an incredibly close run between the P50 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro, which will likely have Huawei fans cheering at the result. The Kirin 9000 may not have managed an outright win against the Tensor SoC, which was not specifically designed for speed as opposed to AI enhancement, but it certainly held up well considering the Chinese chip was launched back in Q4 2020. It needs to be pointed out that the Huawei P50 Pro was utilizing performance mode, although that shouldn’t detract too much from its overall impressive showing against the brand-new Google smartphone.

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Geekbench. (Image source: TechNick)
Geekbench. (Image source: TechNick)
Wild Life. (Image source: TechNick)
Wild Life. (Image source: TechNick)
Final result. (Image source: TechNick)
Final result. (Image source: TechNick)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-12-20 (Update: 2021-12-20)