Apple iPhone 7 blows away the competition on AnTuTu with a score of 178,393

Apple iPhone 7 blows away the competition on AnTuTu with a score of 178,393
The Apple iPhone 7 has been able to turn some heads with a report from AnTuTu showing that the handset scored a record shattering 178,397 on AnTuTu's benchmark test. Apple has done a great job designing the chipsets employed by the 2015 and 2016 iPhone models. As powerful as the A9 SoC is, the A10 scored about 33% higher than the 133,781 rung up last month on AnTuTu by the Apple iPhone 6s.

AnTuTu also posted a list of the top ten August test scores; nine of the phones were powered by Android. On top of that list was the OnePlus 3. The latter scored 140,388 and is equipped with the Snapdragon 820 chipset and 6GB of RAM. That was followed by the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite's 138,706 and the LeEco Max 2's 138,026. Among the more popular handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge finished seventh with a tally of 134,599. In 10th position was the HTC 10 with a score of 133,217.

To show you how far the industry has come in such a short amount of time, the top ranking phone on AnTuTu during the second quarter of 2014 was the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The phablet had a top ranked score of 38,958. Of course, there have been several updates to AnTuTu over the years, but we can still get some idea about how much more powerful smartphones have become.

source: AnTuTu

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

178,393. You must be kidding me! Android Fans will say: cannot trust Antutu, other benchmarks are better....

2. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Of course... :)

24. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Antutu 5 iPhone6s 60k Antutu 6 iphone6s 130k

45. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Very correct, @submar AnTuTu 6 suddenly doubled the score which the iPhone 6s achieved in AnTuTu 5. How come? What metric justifies such a bold 100% increase? Sounds fishy.

58. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

This is not good!! We need an apple to apple comparison.

61. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Most benchmarks on Android aren't accurate at fetching the binary data. And background processes do also impact the benchmark score in Android, and it's something which benchmarks in iOS are mostly free of.

68. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

My old phone which used to score 32-33k on Antutu 5, also scored 47k in Antutu 6. Antutu has changed the bench criteria.

73. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

you're right, Android flagships only go up by 10k-20k, not double.

79. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

This would beat note 7 before it even opens the camera.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Actually, I am happy that Apple set a high benchmark.

70. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

Now it is Qual Comm and Samsung's turn to surpass this score. I don't think qcomm is going to do anything extra ordinary in next 6 months bcoz they are just releasing sd821.

86. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The 821 is their mid year release.. The 830 will come in February like every year and it'll hit 180-185, then the iPhone 7s will come out 6 months later and hit 200k then the 840 will come out 6 months later and hit 250k, then iPhone 8 will come out and hit 270k then the 850 will come out and hit 290k. This happens EVERY year. I kinda expected the A10 to produce higher numbers.

102. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

By your explanation, I can safely assume that bech marks will surpase 1 million threshold in next 5 years. Ofcourse with the help of antutu 7 (which will double the score suddenly).

7. ItsTheJuan unregistered

Not at all. I'm an android fan but I love the progress technology makes as a whole. I personally consider that score compared to the 6s a HUGE improvement. Is there features I enjoy on android better than iOs? Yes. Do I enjoy iOS? Yes. Honestly, all phones are good nowadays. It really comes down to preference.

12. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It's barely 25% higher than Snapdragon 820. Whereas the A10 is much more faster than that. And yes, Antutu is crap.

17. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Yea ... plus they are gonna come up with the same pixels crap theory again, " of course the iPhone pushes less pixels 1080p, while Samsung or Android phones have more pixels to push." LOLL, this pixels theory has already been crashed by speed tests which show no difference between a Galaxy Note 7 de-optimized to 720p and a Note 7 running on 2K resolution.

28. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I've never seen someone more stupid. Do you realize that there is a difference between those speed tests which test storage speed vs benchmarks which test the SoC. Obviously a phone with higher screen resolution will score less in the on-screen test which means lower score overall.

34. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

and now prepared to be labeled as a defensive fandroid by the stupid haters.

53. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"...shows no difference between a Galaxy Note 7 de-optimized to 720p and a Note 7 running on 2K resolution" I wonder which "difference" you're talking about. But here's an example of how screen resolution affects benchmarks. LG G3 scored ever higher in benchmarks when rooted and lowered to 1080! But there was no difference in battery life, because all of the QuadHD pixels were still lit on (thus still consuming the same power quantity the G3's display consumes without any resolution downscaling), even though less pixels were being processed by the SoC during that benchmark. How was that Note7 "de-optimized"? Sounds fishy, no?

23. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Geekbench is where it's at...but even that the A10 beats even the M1 Exynos at multicore.

38. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Not sure if that's accurate because all the details are missing. Both of these links says 8890 has an average and median of 5200-5300 geekbench 4 scores, so I seriously doubt that the one you posted might be an overclocked or totally bogus bench results

41. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

What details are missing. Geekbench has always been broken on android, failing to get the cache information everytime. Give me a result of an android phone which has the amount of cache in it. These are the scores of Exynos 8890, sorted. So there are a lot of ones over 6000. Samsung doesn't bin the cards, and most of the people( like phonearena) don't know how to run benchmark. There is a good chance that the guys over at XDA got a bad bin of the card. PA's own note 7 got 2000+ on single core. Would you say they overclocked it because the mean score on geekbench is lower? Exynos 7420 got benchmark results of around 5500 in geekbench 3, still the avg geekbench score was only around 4300. Because most people run the benchmark with 20 tasks including facecrap running in the background. This doesn't matter on iOS since background activities are restricted. But it does make a lot of difference on android. I always sort the scores and pick the best ones because that's the best representation of the processor. The top one can be overclocked. But so many of them can't be overclocked.

59. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Well explained, bruh... @sarcastic_nerd Some guys here like @Creep was always posting the link to that broken XDA Note7 test, and preaching to me that the Note7 isn't the best phablet, because it's got an "embarassing performance". And so-called "speed tests" as well, on YouTube. SMH

76. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Umm, you're over complicating it. The scores are based on averages, benchmarks are not always run under perfect conditions so the average recorded is always much lower. This goes for all devices, Android devices just throttle more aggressively so the difference is usually higher. You can't expect users to wait for the devices to cool down before running benchmarks

77. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It's not about throttling, it's about background processes. If you didn't even understand it, it's no point talking with you. And the Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 throttle less than 5% even after 10 runs, that doesn't explain the discrepancy.

80. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It's not the background applications. If you think they only throttle 10% then you're clueless, but to be fair we already knew that.

82. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Show me proof that it throttles more than 10% in CPU bound scenario and I will publically say sorry to you.

83. ebilcake

Posts: 1230; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

What I can access is somewhat limited right now, I'm not sure if you're familiar with the concept of work. However the Physics test in 3DMark on my OnePlus 3 shows a max of 1957 and lowest of 1553 over a few runs. It's CPU bound and that's over 20%.

88. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

I'm talking pure CPU workloads. 3Dmark physics test uses CPU but I'm pretty sure it renders too. Run geekbench multiple times. My OP3 doesn't drop anything. Also we were talking about geekbench and Exynos 8890 here. Even the one XDA tested didn't drop in performance even a bit.

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