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

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

Related phones

  • Display 5.4" 1152 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. Carl3000

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

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

3. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

My 6+ just scored a 51,104

5. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

10. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Yea, Sept is Q3


Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Yet the Note 4 does?

30. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

37. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 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

45. cheetah2k

Posts: 2275; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Need the Moto Droid Turbo results :)

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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.

38. Arte.8800

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Unix is dead.

44. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

31. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

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

35. Arte.8800

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 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.

39. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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.

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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+

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Thinking before speaking does wonders

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You should try it some time too

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'll wait until you finally get a clue.

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

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

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You first

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

6. Andrew5190

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 23, 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".

9. paul.k

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

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

41. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

13. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

The benchmarks should really take screen resolution into account

4. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 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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