Comparison between stock tanks:
So, T-44 starts with the least amount of HP in it's tier, with lowest damaging gun and 2nd in penetration from the bottom but with highest rate of fire.
Top speed of tier 8 medium tanks:
T-44: 51 Km/h
Panther2: 55 Km/h
Type 59: 56Km/h
T-44 is the 2nd slowest
Traverse speed of tier 8 medium tanks (degrees/sec):
Type 59: 45
At least at this section, the T-44 is on par most agile of them with T59 at his side.
Hull armor of tier 8 medium tanks (front/side/rear):
Type 59: 100/80/45
In this section, T-44 is the absolute worst armored tier 8 medium (hull).
*note: part 2 here