Honor Magic4 Pro vs OPPO Find X5 Pro & X3 Pro Benchmarks & Battery – Testing the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs SD888

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I have made this performance comparison purely because I am in the middle of reviewing both the Honor Magic4 Pro and the OPPO Find X5 Pro.

Both these phones have a similar specification, so theoretically, they should provide similar performance, but software optimisation will likely make a difference.

I have also added historical data from older phones. In some cases, I have reused old tables, so there is a bit of a mix of devices, but I have made sure to include the OPPO Find X3 Pro, which will provide a good comparison between generations of chipsets.

My full review of the Honor Magic4 Pro and the OPPO Find X5 Pro will be live over the next few days.

Antutu

 TotalCPUGPUMEMUXTemp Increase Battery Decrease
Honor Magic4 Pro93846419716944063114826015240410.75
OPPO Find X5 Pro8426601664084352091114661295777.55
OPPO Find X3 Pro777229192437300378137073147341

For the Antutu results, I didn't have a record of the OPPO Find X3 Pro and had to use the official results off the Antutu website.

The new OPPO Find X5 Pro provides a moderate increase in performance compared to the previous generation with an 8.4% difference.

Then the Honor storms ahead with a result 11% higher than the Find X5 Pro, setting the trend for the rest of the benchmarks.

Geekbench

 ChipsetSingle CoreMulti Core
Honor Magic4 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 112203569
Xiaomi Mi 11Snapdragon 88811393693
OnePlus 9 ProSnapdragon 88811093487
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraExynos 210010793381
Google Pixel 6Google Tensor10422957
OPPO Find X5 Pro Snapdragon 8 Gen 19763484
Asus ROG Phone 3
S
Snapdragon 865+9753357
OPPO Find X3 ProSnapdragon 8889283357
Realme X50 ProSnapdragon 8659103205
Redmi K30 Ultra Dimensity 1000+7822890
Samsung Galaxy S20Exynos 9907722590

Geekbench is similar showing the direction the two brands have taken towards performance. The Honor has a massive single core speed with a 10% increase from last year's OnePlus 9 Pro.

The OPPO is much more reserved, with a lower result than some of last year's phones and only a 5% increase over the X3 Pro.

The single core result on the Honor is quite close to the Redmagic 7, which indicates they are pushing the chipset to its limits.

Multi core results have remained largely static between generations.

3DMark Wildlife Stress Test

 ChipsetWild Life High Wild Life LowStability
Honor Magic4 Pro Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 10189644563.3%
OPPO Find X5 ProSnapdragon 8 Gen 1 9537606063.5%
Pixel 6Google Tensor6908348750.5%
OnePlus 9 Pro Snapdragon 8885775348960.3%
OPPO Find X3 ProSnapdragon 8885765380466%
Samsung Galaxy S21 UltraExynos 21005466640462.3%
Xiaomi Mi 11Snapdragon 8885550504590.9%
Realme GTSnapdragon 8885850323455.3%
Oppo Find X3 NeoSnapdragon 8655038494298.1%
OnePlus Nord 2Dimensity 12004161293270.5%

Again, we see the OPPO taking a more reserved approach to performance. I would have thought this would have led to improved stability, with the phone less likely to reach peak temperatures, but this is not the case.

Again, the Honor pushes things to the limit and has a higher peak result than the gaming focussed Redmagic 7. However, with no active cooling, it can't maintain this score for long and has a much lower stability score.

With both the OPPO and Honor, there is a gigantic performance increase from the previous Snapdradragon 888. Comparing the X3 Pro to the X5 Pro, you have a 65% uplift in the high score, with the low score being higher than the high score on the X3 Pro.

Stability remains about the same between generations, it is only the Pixel 6 with its Tensor chipset that goes significantly lower.

PCMark Work 2.0 & Battery Life

 Performance ScoreWork 2.0 Battery
Honor Magic4 Pro 1467010h 32 mins
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Exynos 2100
1363812h 46min
OPPO Find X3 Pro119329 hours
OnePlus 9 Pro
SD888
119248h 29min
OPPO Find X5 Pro1080111h 32 mins
Xiaomi Mi 11101759h 35min

PCMark always has odd results as it is dependent on how a company sets frequencies for certain tasks. Some brands also dial back performance when running the battery test.

In this case, OPPO has again taken a more reserved approach and scores lower than its predecessor. However, the benefit of this is a massive increase in its battery performance.

The OPPO does surprisingly well for the battery considering it has such a high performance score.

Power Saving Mode

After running the tests and partially writing this up, I realised the OPPO appears to have power saving on by default, and the Honor does not.

Once again, the two phones handle things quite differently.

With the power saving mode disabled, the OPPO has a small uplift in performance. Antutu increased by just 4.5% up to 880534, and the Geekbench single-core result increased by just 1.3% to 989.

Honor significantly dials down performance. The Geekbench dropped down to 860 and 29% reduction. Similarly, the Antutu result dropped down to just 737712, a 21% reduction.

Both phones also have a performance mode, I didn't run the benchmarks in this mode, but for a quick comparison, I tested Antutu:

  • OPPO Find X5 Pro increased to 964477 (+14%)
  • Honor Magic4 Pro increased to 974703 (+3.8%)

I will rerun all the other tests, including the battery test, over the next couple of days to see how much of a difference these settings make.

I assume the Honor will see a significant increase in battery life, and if this is the case, I prefer this approach to the OPPO, which only sees a small difference in performance.

Overall

I have tested three phones with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 now, and each company is taking a different approach on how to handle this powerful chipset.

Early impressions of the Honor Magic4 Pro are very positive, it seems to provide a good balance of high performance and battery life.

While the OPPO may seem less impressive, I personally favour efficiency over performance. Phones are so powerful now I don't really need them going full throttle for most things, and I would sooner the phone last all day comfortably. For gaming, you can switch it to performance mode, which appears to bring up the performance to the same as the Honor.

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