Huawei Mate 60 vs Apple iPhone 15

82 out of 100
Huawei Mate 60
VS
82 out of 100
Apple iPhone 15

Here we compared two flagship smartphones: the 6.69-inch Huawei Mate 60 (with Huawei Kirin 9000S) that was released on August 29, 2023, against the Apple iPhone 15, which is powered by Apple A16 Bionic. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the devices.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Huawei Mate 60
  • The rear camera has a 5x optical zoom
  • Higher display refresh rate – 120 Hz
  • Has a 0.59 inch larger screen size
  • Comes with 1401 mAh larger battery capacity: 4750 vs 3349 mAh
  • Has 2x more RAM: 12GB versus 6GB
  • Supports higher wattage charging (66W versus 20W)
  • Slow-motion recording at 3840FPS
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • CPU with a higher amount of cores (+2)
  • Has a built-in infrared port
Reasons to consider the Apple iPhone 15
  • 52% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (1371K versus 903K)
  • Newer Bluetooth version (v5.3)
  • Apple releases software updates and supports their phones a few years longer than Huawei
  • More energy-efficient CPU – Apple A16 Bionic
  • 2x faster in single-core GeekBench 6 test: 2513 and 1228 points
  • Supports Dolby Atmos sound technology
  • Weighs 38 grams less
  • Ready for eSIM technology

Review

Evaluation of Huawei Mate 60 and Apple iPhone 15 crucial features
Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Performance
CPU and memory performance (apps, system)
Gaming
Capabilities for playing modern games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
84*
68*
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
Scores with a red asterisk (*) are approximate and may change in the future as we gather more data.
NanoReview Score
Final comparison evaluation
82*
82*
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Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests
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Display

Type OLED OLED
Size 6.69 inches 6.1 inches
Resolution 1216 x 2688 pixels 1179 x 2556 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9 19.5:9
PPI 441 ppi 460 ppi
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
Adaptive refresh rate Yes No
Max rated brightness 600 nits 2000 nits
Max rated brightness in HDR - 1600 nits
HDR support Yes, HDR10+ Yes, Dolby Vision
Screen protection Tempered glass Ceramic Shield
Screen-to-body ratio 88.4% 86.4%
Display features - DCI-P3
- Always-On Display
- DC Dimming
- DCI-P3

Design and build

Height 161.4 mm (6.35 inches) 147.6 mm (5.81 inches)
Width 76 mm (2.99 inches) 71.6 mm (2.82 inches)
Thickness 7.95 mm (0.31 inches) 7.8 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight 209 g (7.37 oz) 171 g (6.03 oz)
Waterproof IP68 IP68
Rear material Glass Glass
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors White, Black, Green, Purple Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow
Fingerprint scanner Yes, in-display No
Screen-to-body ratio
Mate 60 +2%
88.4%
86.4%

Performance

Tests of Huawei Mate 60 and Apple iPhone 15 in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Huawei Kirin 9000S Apple A16 Bionic
Max clock 2620 MHz 3460 MHz
CPU cores 8 (1 + 3 + 4) 6 (2 + 4)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.53 GHz: Cortex-A510
- 3 cores at 2.15 GHz: Cortex-A710
- 1 core at 2.62 GHz: Cortex-X1
- 4 cores at 2.02 GHz: Sawtooth
- 2 cores at 3.46 GHz: Everest
Lithography process 7 nanometers 4 nanometers
Graphics Maleoon 910 Apple A16 GPU
GPU shading units - 640
GPU clock 750 MHz 1398 MHz
FLOPS - ~1789.4 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
1228
iPhone 15 +105%
2513
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
3311
iPhone 15 +85%
6115
AnTuTu Benchmark 10
903314
iPhone 15 +52%
1371770
CPU 279677 381218
GPU 200982 470366
Memory 225491 198739
UX 194615 309335
Total score 903314 1371770
3DMark Wild Life Performance
n/a
9762
Sources: 3DMark [3]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 12 GB 6 GB
Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Channels 4 4
Storage
Storage size 256, 512, 1024 GB 128, 256, 512 GB
Storage type UFS 4.0 NVMe
Memory card Nano Memory No
Memory card max size Up to 256 GB -

Software

Operating system Android 13 iOS 17

Battery

Capacity 4750 mAh 3349 mAh
Max charge power 66 W 20 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging Yes (50 W) Yes (7.5 W)
Reverse charging Yes, (wireless) Yes
Fast charging Yes (50% in 13 min) Yes (60% in 30 min)
Full charging time 0:31 hr 1:43 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 50 megapixels 48 megapixels
Image resolution 8192 x 6144 8000 x 6000
Zoom Optical, 5x Digital
Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Stabilization Optical Optical
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 60FPS
Slow motion 3840 FPS (720p) 240 FPS (1080p)
Angle of widest lens 120° 120°
Lenses 3 (50 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP) 2 (48 MP + 12 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 50 MP
- Aperture: f/1.4 - 4.0
- Focal length: 24 mm
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 48 MP
- Aperture: f/1.6
- Focal length: 26 mm
- Pixel size: 1 micron
- Sensor: 1/1.5"
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
- Optical stabilization
Telephoto lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/3.4
- Focal length: 125 mm
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
-
Ultra-wide lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Phase autofocus
- 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- Focal length: 13 mm
- Pixel size: 1.4 micron
- Sensor: 1/2.55", Sony IMX633 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
- Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 13 megapixels 12 megapixels
Image resolution 4160 x 3120 4032 x 3024
Aperture f/2.4 f/1.9
Focal length 18 mm 23 mm
Pixel size - 1.12 microns
Sensor type CMOS Exmor-RS CMOS
Sensor size - 1/3.6"
Video resolution 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS 2160p (4K) at 60 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi MiMO
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 5.2 5.3
Bluetooth features LE LE
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 3.1 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- USB-Host mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
NFC* Yes Yes
Infrared port Yes No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 -
Type of SIM card Nano eSIM
Multi SIM mode Standby -
eSIM support* No Yes
Hybrid slot Yes No
LTE Cat* - 18
5G support No Yes

Sound

Speakers Stereo Stereo
Headphone audio jack No No
FM radio No No
Dolby Atmos No Yes

Other

Category Flagship Flagship
Announced August 2023 September 2023
Release date September 2023 September 2023
Sensors - Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Barometer
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Face recognition sensor
Bundled charger Yes, 66 W Not included
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

If the display, camera, and battery life are more important to you, then choose the Huawei Mate 60. But if the performance, gaming, software, and sound are more of a priority – go for the Apple iPhone 15.

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