Recently it seems that there have been some users complaining about their Huawei P10 and P10 Plus handsets, in which it was discovered that some handsets were only getting eMMC 5.1 memory speeds on their devices, as opposed to other P10 handsets that appeared to have UFS 2.0 or 2.1 chips that were getting considerably faster read speeds.
So what’s with the discrepancies? Turns out that this was because of the use of different chips, and apparently there is a shortage which is why Huawei had to make do with what they had. This is according to Huawei’s Business Group CEO Richard Yu who took to Weibo (via Engadget) and offered the explanation.
However he claims that real-life performance and experience is being maintained through hardware and software optimization, meaning that regardless of which chip you get, you should get the same experience. It should be noted that according to the benchmarks, the handsets with the eMMC 5.1 chips had read speeds of about 250MB/s, versus those with UFS 2.0 or 2.1 that were getting 550MB/s or 750MB/s.
Whether or not you’ll be able to tell the differences will depend on how observant you are, and also what kind of apps you are running. If you’re running something that’s intensive then you might be able to notice the differences, but if you’re just chatting or surfing the web, the difference might not be quite as apparent.