AnTuTu ranks the most popular smartphones that passed through its benchmark in 2014

AnTuTu ranks the most popular smartphones that passed through its benchmark in 2014
Last week, the makers of the widely-popular benchmarking suite, AnTuTu, published a ranking of the consistently best performing devices that passed through its tests worldwide. The Meizu MX4 topped that list, followed by the Motorola-made Google Nexus 6, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Instead of comparing scores, however, this time around the AnTuTu team shared which devices were most popular in a particular region – globally, and in the US, Russia, China (mainland), Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South Korea. Keep in mind that this isn't necessarily 100% representative for the entire globe, as users in certain regions (like China) are far more likely to download the app than others, thus skewing the stats in favor of their respective local preferences. With that in mind, let's see who ranked where.

The number one spot globally holds a surprise – Xiaomi's Mi 4 has apparently bested the Galaxy Note 3 in terms of the number of benchmark tests ran with it. These two are followed by the Samsung Galaxy S5 and another Xiaomi flagship – the Mi 3. We then have Asus' ZenFone 5, Meizu's MX4, Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, HTC's One, and Google's and Samsung's Nexus 5 and Galaxy S5, respectively. 

As for the US chart, things are looking quite different. For one, the only Chinese handset to make the list is the OnePlus One, and that, again, likely has a lot to do with the fact that the One's target group is techies, who are more likely to fire up a benchmarking app such as AnTuTu and see how their device do. In any case, the chart itself is topped by none other than Samsung's Galaxy Note 4, followed by the Galaxy S5. The aforementioned OnePlus landed on the number three slot, with the LG G3 following closely behind. See the full lists for all available regions below.



1. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Who believes in benchmarks anyway? Geeks and nerds... And PC Mustard Race.

11. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Benchmarks show general performance between devices. Only a console gamer would think they are pointless because it shows their consoles are equal to subpar 2010 PCs. While your console struggles to handle 1080p 30fps at low-medium I run everything at 60fps 1440p maxed on a gpu that cost less than a ps4 and its funny because that makes you angry.

14. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, Sony/MS should have waited till this year for AMD's Rx new 300 series instead of using the almost 2 year old HD 7000 series (now 3 years old) Also their AMD Jaguar APUs are too weak, they are bottlenecking the consoles That's why many PS4 games are 30 fps 1080p or 60 fps 900p instead of 60 fps 1080p that you expect from a HD 7850 or R9 265

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

PC Mustard Race because consoles are stilling trying to ketchup But yea, real world performance > benchmarks

2. Cyagocaliz unregistered

It is sad I couldn't see iPhone 6/Plus... wait people, hold on, before you start calling me a troll, you probably have to consider whether this post is trolling or not.

3. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Do you even have a real life bro? You should get one, they're fun.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

We considered it. You're a troll.

12. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Most of iphone users rarely care about benchmark anyway, so do the android users nowadays.

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

5 out of 10 are Chinese phone, kudos to antutu users

5. rantao333

Posts: 346; Member since: May 21, 2013

now u know who really buying samsung phone

6. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

most of the Chinese phone users run benchmarks just to check there phone is not fake a d it has the right processor.

10. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

How right you are.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yes there a lot of fake XiaoMi products around. So running a benchmark test is a must!

7. fireung

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

Can't believe that Nexus 5 is still alive!!!!!

9. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This isn't a popularity of phones contest, it's a curiosity contest. Hundreds of millions of owners out there have no interest in performance benchmarks. All they care about is that their phone consistently works.

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