AnTuTu announces the world's top 10 best performers for Q2 2014

AnTuTu announces the world's top 10 best performers for Q2 2014
It's fair to say that the community is split, at least as far as synthetic benchmarks, like AnTuTu, are concerned. Many consider these nothing more than bragging points, while some (and we agree partially) see these for they are -- crude predictors of performance (but not navigational smoothness!). In other words, if a phone scores over 25,000 on AnTuTu, it's generally safe to assume that it'll run even heavy apps problem-free, or at a high enough level.

Looking at the full picture, however, it quickly becomes obvious that 25,000 points are nothing fancy nowadays. That much is made clear by the folks behind the benchmarking suite, who have just announced the top 10 highest-scoring phones that have gone through its tests.

To arrive at the list below, the team laid some ground rules. For example, at least 200 entries from the same model need to have been submitted for a phone to be considered, and if one model (for example, the Galaxy Note 3) has several different versions, with different chips, the highest performing one is counted. AnTuTu also claims that it manually removed false entries in order to keep the results representative. Lastly, only tests performed in the April - June timeframe are considered. Check out the winners.

AnTuTu announces the world's top 10 best performers for Q2 2014

Surprised? That's understandable, especially since the Galaxy Note 3 is no longer considered one of the fastest available devices on the planet. We suspect that the Note 3's ranking is the result of some very enterprising individuals' work, meaning that extreme performance tweaking likely took place to achieve such scores. But hey, at least you can assume that users of other devices on the list attempted as much, so we may have an even playing field anyway.

source: AnTuTu

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111 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Surprised that M8 toppled two Galaxy S5s. Way to go HTC!

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3 toppled all 2014 flagships. ;)

51. zhiae unregistered

real life test sense 6 blows them all

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

In a way yes, but the Note 3 is definitely one of the smoothest phones I've ever used.

69. TheMoltenD

Posts: 109; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

The Note series is the best smartphone series, picking up a Note 4 on day one.

71. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Same here, unless I pre-order it. Getting the white version this time.

79. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The white Galaxy Note 3 was a stunner, most underrated phone I've seen, it looks like something very special, I hope the white Note 4 looks as good, as I'll happily snap that up to, definitely preordering.

84. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

i really think m8,E8 and nexus are the smoothest devices. while i agree that note series has always been better then s series . Samsung introduces new features in s series and perfects them in note series . even though note and s series share same camera but still note clicks better pictures .

77. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1126; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

+1000 Samsung has made it clear that their Note range are the premium devices in their portfolio, they probably make the highest margins on them, while the Galaxy S range are more of a mass market hype machine that is their bread and butter.

98. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Note is the best, it has its own league.

34. sar44

Posts: 278; Member since: Apr 14, 2014

fake test. boost mode

52. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Get a clue. After the 4.4.2 update, Note 3 has stopped being regarded as benchmark "cheater". Regardless, the effect was minimal as mine still scores over 35000

91. Cicero

Posts: 1103; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Cheater os M8. You know from releasing day one when they revealed the cheat code inside.

94. khaledmhawesh

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

its not a cheat , if u used sense 6 u will notice the option in the settings ( developer option ) that will increase cpu frequency. and since this isnt activated alone and can be activated by the user whenever he wants to , its not cheating bro, the phone is using its full power :)

107. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I'd attribute the note 3's scores to better ram

106. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

I am surprised to see oneplus one there. It means they have sold more than 200 phones ! Now we can stop that '2 out of 5 people...' joke.!

108. sachouba

Posts: 261; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Of course, the M8 automatically uses its "Performance mode" in benchmarks. Understand it cheats.

2. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

As I said before, benchmarks are useless. They are just marketing gimmick.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Of course its a gimmick, my gf's moto G performs better than my old G2 and many other high end phones

8. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Even my friend's S3 works smoothly even if it's more than a year's old. You won't even notice the difference with other phones that were released this year.

92. Cicero

Posts: 1103; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Try also somw heavy games on it. If you stay on calling and texting I'm agree with you.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sony is no where in top 10.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sony is terrible at optimizing their software. They need to rebuild a new UI and optimize the hell out of it.

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

producing the best phone camera chips but not having the best camera results, only sony can do that, terrible software optimization as always.

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Perfect example: S3 performed better than Sony's flagship in 2012. S4 smacked the Xperia Z. People can be in denial all they want, but they are probably the worst at optimization.

25. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Stop lying please. Go away. You wouldn't be there if the Note 3 wasn't on top.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My M8 ranked #2, so yes I still would. Try again next time.

50. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Exactly who are you trying to FOOL ?! We all know what kind of fanboy you are. Please we aren't stupid.

57. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll just leave this right here and let you evaluate your life. http://tinypic.com/r/mkeii0/8

33. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

benchmarks & real world performance may not be the same thing all the time.yet most of the people prefer benchmarks.hail gimmicks & marketing. -_-

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