AnTuTu recently released its top 10 best performing Android smartphones for the month of November 2019. They have two lists — flagships and another for midrange handsets.
Let’s start with the flagships. As usual, list is populated by devices running Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processors with fast UFS storage and high RAM.
First on the list is the ASUS ROG Phone 2 with 496,662 points. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with up to 12GB RAM, and up to 512GB UFS 3.0 storage. The CPU has a clock speed of 2.96GHz paired with an up to 675MHz Adreno 640 GPU. The handset is available in the Philippines starting at PHP 49,995.
At second and third, we have OnePlus 7T 8GB + 256GB and the OnePlus 7T Pro 12GB + 256GB with 482,881 and 482,532 points, respectively. Both have Snapdragon 855 Plus processors as well.
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Breaking the top ten, the Realme X2 Pro sits at fourth with 476,185 points. This is by far the most powerful smartphone Realme has in its arsenal. It is closely followed by OnePlus 7 Pro 12GB + 256GB with 465,246 points. Both are rocking Snapdragon 855 Plus processors.
Rounding off the top ten are the OnePlus 7 8GB + 256GB with 455,587, the Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition with 452,783, the ASUS ZenFone 6 2019 with 452,776, and the Samsung Note 10+ Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9825 variants with 449,659 and 443,858, respectively.
Looking at the list, you can see that the variance between scores are close which is not surprising considering they are all powered by the same chipset.
This, for me at least, is where it gets interesting. Mid-range smartphones are mostly well-balanced between price and performance. And this is where most of our budgets lie.
The best performance mid-range handset is the Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB + 128GB with 283,092 points. The phone is powered by a MediaTek G90T processor with 128GB storage and MIUI 10. Luckily, its available in the Philippines for PHP 12,990.
Next is the OPPO Reno2 8GB + 256GB with 260,650 points. The handset has a Snapdragon 730G processor and an Adreno 618 GPU. You can get this one in the Philippines as well for PHP 28,990. Its more expensive than the other handsets but it does offer a lot more (such as quad cameras and VOOC 3.0) as well.
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At third, we have the Xiaomi Mi 9T 6GB + 128GB with 251,491 points. It has a Snapdragon 730 processor. In the Philippines, it is priced at PHP 17,490.
Completing the top ten, the Samsung Galaxy A80 sits at fourth with 244,168, followed by the Mi 9 SE with 220,316, the Realme XT with 217,845, the Realme Q with 217,845, the Mi 9 Lite with 209,523, the Redmi Note 7 Pro with 207,781, and the Vsmart Live with 206,778.
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Interestingly, the Huawei Nova 5T recently got the EMUI 10 update and its AnTuTu score shot up from 274,000 to 385,000. Maybe it will break the top 10 this December.
AnTuTu sets statistical rules to qualify. Scores are averaged, and collected from November 1 to November 30, 2019. At least 1000 units should be tested running AnTuTu Benchmark V8. The scores are averaged across all devices.