AnTuTu released its monthly chart of the best Android devices, and for the third month in a row, the best result comes from the Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro. The gaming flagship has been a leader since its launch in October thanks to its Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset and 16GB of RAM.
The Chinese benchmark platform also released a list of mid-rangers where competition is more intense, but vivo took the crown with the iQOO Z5 smartphone.
The top 10 flagship service is missing phones with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets due to insufficient data, AnTutu revealed. Expectations are that the Moto Edge X30 and Xiaomi 12 Pro will climb into the top positions next month when enough devices will be tested (at least 1,000 devices are needed to go through AnTuTu) to have an average score.
Oppo Find N slides into 5th position due to its GPU optimization and heat dissipation – after all, the foldable device is much larger than the other 9 bar type devices. There is also the dedicated user interface for the specific form factor, and after all, the AnTuTus score is a sum of four key components – CPU, GPU, user interface and memory.
There is not much of a variation in the midrange range, with nine of the top 10 phones coming with a Snapdragon 700G series chipset. The reason why the iQOO Z5 outperforms the Honor 60 Pro, despite the minor differences in the chipset, is the memory – vivo used UFS 3.1 storage, which is a feature more common for flagships.
AnTuTu revealed that the various raw numbers for mid-rangers do not matter much as phones are pretty close in real performance as the competition is the toughest. Major changes are expected in the second half of 2022, when chip manufacturers will introduce platforms with actual new CPU clusters.