Compared with EMUI, Huawei HarmonyOS 2 improves not only speed

On June 2nd, Huawei released HarmonyOS 2. Based on the concept of Internet of Everything, HarmonyOS 2 organically interconnected various hardware, making the operation of various devices easier, and building Huawei’s Intelligent ecology creates an advanced layout in the era of Internet of Everything.

Of course, for most users, they may be more concerned about HarmonyOS 2 performance, battery life and user experience. At the HarmonyOS 2 conference, HarmonyOS 2 also specifically mentioned several major selling points of HarmonyOS 2 in terms of extreme system performance, power saving gaming experience, and uninterrupted background applications. As for the actual performance? Let’s take a look at the test data.

This test uses two 8+256G Mate40 Pro, the systems are HarmonyOS 2 and EMUI 11, respectively, for the four aspects of application startup speed, game frames, background application keep alive, and the battery life of the whole machine. (The test results come from Xiaobai’s evaluation database)

Application startup speed:

First look at the application startup speed data. You can see that 20 applications (WeChat, Weibo, QQ, Taobao, Jingdong Meituan, etc.) have two rounds of opening time. The Mate 40 Pro equipped with HarmonyOS 2 took 114 seconds and equipped with EMUI. The Mate 40 Pro takes 119 seconds, and the Mate 40 Pro equipped with HarmonyOS 2 takes less time.

The reason is that in the Android system, due to the constraints of the architecture, the application interface can only be loaded first, and then the dynamic effects can be loaded. It is difficult to achieve smooth effects at runtime. HarmonyOS’s new high-performance motion engine is the first to create the ability to decouple system motion and application interface, so that it can process application interface and motion at the same time, ensuring that the application is stable and does not drop frames during various interface changes, and it is guaranteed not to be stuck.

In addition, HarmonyOS can perform intelligent maintenance on the file system. The smart space cleaning algorithm dynamically adjusts the space recovery and space allocation strategies according to the degree of system fragmentation. Based on the smart space cleaning algorithm, the optimal strategy is found, and it is completed without affecting user operations. In-depth cleaning and optimization of the file system, so that file reading and writing have been maintained in a high-performance state. Especially after 36 months of use, when the storage of the mobile phone is almost full, the read and write performance can still be achieved smoothly.

Game test:

Game performance is the most concerned issue for users. From the actual test data, it can be seen that in the 90-frame mode of “Peace Elite”, the average number of frames of Mate 40 Pro equipped with HarmonyOS 2 is 90.17, the average fluctuation is 0.69, and the power consumption is 3.77W; The EMUI frame number is 88.83 frames, the average fluctuation is 1.79, and the power consumption is 3.86W. Obviously, the game performance of HarmonyOS 2 is even better. The new architecture makes the performance output of HarmonyOS 2 more stable, while also reducing power consumption.

The HarmonyOS 2 graphics stack has completely created a new graphics processing architecture, providing a stable and high-performance processing method for graphics images. The HarmonyOS 2 graphics stack enables GPU and CPU to jointly complete scheduling and rendering, separation of logic and rendering, and reduction of repeated drawing through intelligent computing and scheduling, reducing the load of GPU and CPU, thereby greatly reducing the pressure on the hardware of the game, and ensuring the game experience Smoother and more power-saving.

Background application keep alive:

Android’s mechanism will start “kill the background” when the background application reaches a certain level, so as to ensure the smooth operation of the foreground application. HarmonyOS 2 also has a corresponding mechanism, but the mechanism brought by HarmonyOS 2 is more efficient. HarmonyOS 2 can perform intelligent background cleaning according to user habits, and also has state retention and recovery capabilities. Even if multiple applications are running, the state can be restored. What is the state when you leave the application, and what state is when you open it again.

We use two mobile phones to test the background application keep-alive, and the two mobile phones open Weibo, Taobao, Sina News Client, Peace Elite and other applications. In the actual test, it can be seen that after 4 hours, EMUI took the lead in closing the Peace Elite and reloading Taobao. After 17 hours, EMUI closed all background applications, HarmonyOS 2 only closed Peace Elite and QQ Music, Youku and iQiyi were reloaded, and other applications were retained.

Endurance of the whole machine:

Battery life is another big issue that users are concerned about. The five-hour battery life test for HarmonyOS 2 (three hours for Douyin, Taobao, Weibo, and one hour each for Peace Elite and King Honor) shows that HarmonyOS 2 has 14% remaining battery power. , EMUI remaining 9%. Obviously, the battery life of HarmonyOS 2 is even better.

The new graphics architecture of HarmonyOS 2 can effectively reduce the load of GPU and CPU, thereby reducing the power consumption during games. At the same time, the intelligent background can perform intelligent management for background applications, reduce unnecessary power consumption in the background, and improve the overall performance of the whole machine. Endurance performance.

Overall, HarmonyOS 2 has a better experience than EMUI, not only in terms of application opening speed, but also in terms of game frames, background application keep-alive, and overall battery life.

At present, HarmonyOS 2 has also begun to adapt to various Huawei mobile phones, and plans to upgrade the HarmonyOS system for nearly 100 devices before the second half of next year, so that more mobile phones can enjoy the ultimate experience brought by HarmonyOS, and more The old equipment is “rejuvenated” again.