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AnTuTu has ranked the top 10 best performing phones for Q3, 2014 - Meizu's MX4 takes the lead

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AnTuTu has ranked the top 10 best performing phones for Q3, 2014 - Meizu's MX4 takes the lead
AnTuTu – one of the most popular mobile benchmark providers – has released its official top 10 list for this year's 3rd quarter, and at the top of the list, surprisingly to many, stands none other but China-based manufacturer Meizu's MX4 flagship smartphone.

Now, we've seen the MTK6595-powered handset hit a top-score on AnTuTu twice before (1, 2), but that was well before the latest round of flagships – such as the Galaxy Note 4 and Xperia Z3 – hit the market. Back then, we were uncertain, whether the MX4 would be able to hold its crown, once the new handsets arrive, but it seems that it was able to do so – granted, it's only 170 points ahead of the Note 4, it still is ahead.

The statistic was compiled with results submitted from 160 different countries, while with models that have different CPUs for different regions, AnTuTu only took under account the model with the better-performing processor, and discarded the other one. At the end, the MX4 came out on top, with an average of 48,792 points, followed closely by the Galaxy Note 4 with 48,622, and the Galaxy Alpha with 48,385.

The top 10 is still predominated by Qualcomm Snapdragon-equipped smartphones, but it's interesting to see that the first 3 spots of the list have three different SoCs – the MediaTek MTK6595 in the MX4, Samsung's home-brewed Exynos Octa 7 in the Note 4 (which means that the Exynos Octa 7 performed better than the Snapdragon 805), and the Snapdragon 801 in the Galaxy Alpha . This goes to show that Qualcomm is no longer the player to beat in the CPU solutions market, and it would be interesting to see if it manages to reclaim its throne with the upcoming octa-core, 64-bit Snapdragon 810.

So, the Meizu MX4 was released this September and is already gaining popularity. It offers a 5.4" screen with the rather unorthodox 1152 x 1920 resolution (418 PPI) and provides a great handling experience, with an impressive 75.52% screen-to-body ratio, resulting in slim, easy to grasp, bezels. Aside from the aforementioned MTK6595, it has 2 GB of RAM, a choice between 16 and 32 GB of storage, a 20.7 MP Sony CMOS IMX 220 main camera sensor, a 2 MP front snapper, and a 3,100 mAh battery, which proved to be quite adequate in our battery life test. Meizu offers the handset at a $449 price point for customers outside of China, shipping and taxes (in certain markets) included, which is a pretty alluring offer.

Have you managed to get your hands on a Meizu MX4? If not – do you crave one?


source: AnTuTu via Android Community

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posted on 12 Nov 2014, 09:54 3

1. Carl3000 (Posts: 221; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


Where is the Iphone 6? I saw dozens of youtube videos of it scoring 50,000+.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:02 4

3. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


My 6+ just scored a 51,104

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:08

5. gustavoace (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


"Phone of Q3"... iPhones will probably appear in Q4 results.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:19 6

7. Settings (Posts: 1723; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


iPhone 6 was available before the Note 4 but then Note 4 is on the list.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:25

10. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Yea, Sept is Q3

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:29 1

28. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 351; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Yet the Note 4 does?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:38 4

30. CreeDiddy (Posts: 850; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Keep in mind the resolution on a 6+ and 6 are defaulted to 1136x960. If it was 1920x1080 expect about a 10% drop in benchmark numbers. Highest on my 6+ was 55k.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:17 3

37. slh163 (Posts: 140; Member since: 19 May 2014)


that's because antutu render the benchmark for iphone 6 and 6+ with the very old resolution of 1136x960. that's why it gives a score so hight. you can chek on youtube at any antutu bench for IP 6 or 6+ he shows a resolution of 1136x960 during the graphic benchmark while for androide devices they shows there native resolution!
sorry for my english

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 20:27

45. cheetah2k (Posts: 1599; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Need the Moto Droid Turbo results :)

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:34 9

12. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


And some educated people actually call the iPhone midrange yet performs better in benchmarks than some of the super Android phones do.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:00 10

21. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1543; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


They aren't educated. They are trolls, payed by other companies or miserable keyboard warriors. The moment I see someone telling me that he has an 8 core cpu on his android and how it will destroy the 2 cores on iphone 6 I just go quiet cause discussing with that kind of people is pointless. My dual core Moto X performs better than the quad core S5 simply cause of optimization and vanilla android.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:11 5

24. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yes, well spoken. +1 for the truth. It's why I gave up on the Note since it has all of those cores and specs and yet still has some stutter doing some of the most basic things.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:22

38. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Unix is dead.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 18:02 1

44. UglyFrank (Posts: 1736; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Stutters do not matter, the Moto X will always be a weaker performer than the S5.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:38 4

31. imnotascammer (Posts: 160; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


Why am I not surprised seeing you in this article trying to raise Apple's flag again? Lol.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:08 1

35. Arte.8800 (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Allowing any and all apps to run in background, consume CPU cycles and memory resources with no restriction is a very poor choice for a consumer product. It leads to poor performance, choppy screen updates, unpredictable memory shortages and bad battery life.

That's why iOS, halfbaked, fake multitasking is fluid. Because , its "halfbaked" app launching device.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 13:11

39. DarkStar286 (Posts: 219; Member since: 18 Mar 2014)


There's more to a phone's specs than just some benchmark scores. While the 6+ is certainly a high end phone (though I'd prefer a better camera in there, that sensor is just too small), the 6 is decidedly midrange with that screen resolution and lack of OIS compared to it's bigger brother.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:50

15. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3044; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Most youtube videos I seen, they were around these numbers as well. Not above 50 but still under it. Which is still very very good.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:54

17. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3044; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Never mind, found a few now :) I do wonder why most of those are tested with a lower resolution though. Not running the native res of the iPhone 6+

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:12 1

25. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Thinking before speaking does wonders

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:20 5

27. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3044; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


You should try it some time too

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:31

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'll wait until you finally get a clue.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:40 10

33. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3044; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I'll wait until you get some humour, intellect and common sense

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 14:16

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14309; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You first

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:00 4

2. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


'This goes to show that Qualcomm is no longer the player to beat in the CPU solutions market'-

Also, in addition to what Paul said, the only reason why a SD801 came in top 3 was because of a 720p display of Galaxy Alpha. Otherwise, Qualcomm would be miles off.

Qualcomm has really dropped ball in this year's competition as nothing too outstanding came from them. And we all know the Exynos 7 is 32bit enabled inspite of being a 64bit architecture just so that it doesn't become too powerful then SD805 used in the US version of Note 4.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:15 1

6. Andrew5190 (Posts: 55; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


Just to add to the argument, but the Exynos and MediaTek chips are also eight cores, compared to Qualcomm's four.

But honestly, these numbers just tell me that Qualcomm is late to the party on 64-bit and it's showing, but I highly doubt they're "no longer the player to beat".

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:25 1

9. paul.k (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)


Definitely not saying they've fallen off - just falling behind a bit, at least as far as raw benchmark results go.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 13:23

41. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I think the MediaTek chip runs all eight cores at the same time. The Exynos runs four cores at a time.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:48 2

13. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


The benchmarks should really take screen resolution into account

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:04

4. twens (Posts: 984; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Well, you are right. Note 4 customers using the sd805 will feel cheated if the exynos version is 64 bit enabled. I kind of understand samsung for playing it safe by leveling the grounds.

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