Chinese powerhouses lead the way in AnTuTu's recent top 10 chart


AnTuTu, one of the most popular mobile benchmarks, has just released a list of the top 10 fastest smartphones for the month of May 2016. Leading the pack are several smartphones from China, all of which feature 6GB of RAM.

The top three smartphones in AnTuTu's May 2016 list - the Vivo Xplay 5 Elite, the LeEco Max 2, and the Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro - are all based on the same configuration, namely a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. Interestingly, the occupants of the number four and five positions are also based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, but paired with 4GB of RAM. As such, AnTuTu's chart allows us to spot the difference in processing power that 2 extra GB of RAM makes.

The three smartphones with 6GB of RAM scored an average of 137,861 points. In the 4GB-of-RAM camp, the Xiaomi Mi 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 average out at 135,686. That's good for a 1.60% difference, which although notable, is not significant. On the other hand, having more RAM on your smartphone will allow the OS to keep multiple apps loaded at the same time, which will reduce delays when switching between processing-intense apps. 

At this point, it should be noted that no benchmark can be considered a scientific assessment of device performance. Furthermore, bear in mind that AnTuTu calculates the score by taking into consideration multiple aspects, such as the CPU performance and the GPU performance, both of which are usually of greater importance than the amount of RAM.

Another highlight of AnTuTu's recent top 10 chart is that the iPhone SE allegedly offers lower performance levels than the iPhone 6s. This is the opposite of what we've been able to observe in our Apple iPhone SE review, and also a bit strange given the hardware used by the two phones.

Both the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s make use of the same chipset and the same amount of RAM, but there's a notable difference in resolution: the 4-inch display of the iPhone SE runs at 640 x 1136 pixels while the 4.7-inch display of the iPhone 6s runs at 750 x 1334. The difference in physical pixel count means that the GPU on the iPhone 6s needs to put in extra work to render graphics, which should take a toll on the overall performance. In our Apple iPhone SE review, we found that the iPhone SE is the fastest iPhone of all time in terms of benchmark results. 

source: AnTuTu

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38 Comments

1. vliang86

Posts: 337; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

For author: iPhone 6s has a higher score than IPhone SE...not the other way around!!!

4. raywonder

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 11, 2016

major editing fail

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"Another highlight of AnTuTu's recent top 10 chart is that the iPhone SE offers better performance levels than the iPhone 6s" epic fail, lol.. they should just remove that last paragraph

2. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Xplay 5 Elite vs Galaxy S7 edge Speed test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E17Wd9KsRw

3. Cambapo

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 24, 2015

My S7 Edge achieved a 140186 score on AnTuTu. Too bad these scores aren't taken into account.

5. Unordinary unregistered

Yea too bad. The S7 being a generation ahead of the 6S and only appearing to be slightly faster doesn't look so good. Especially for an infinicore hectocopter snapwagon9million hardware bundle.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

AnTuTu only tests single core performance for its CPU test So its not surprising since Samsung focus on mutli core CPU performance

11. Unordinary unregistered

Blablabla

12. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

blabla bla blablabla?

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hodor

15. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

hold the door

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

RIP :(

19. Unordinary unregistered

So sad :( :( :(

16. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Are your fingers in your ears as you make those noises?

20. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

Dumbass iKid. When confronted and buttkicked, and you revert with BS blablabla....

24. Unordinary unregistered

Another butthurt lol. Blablabla

14. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Wait what? Since when did antutu only test single core scores? If that was the case, iPhone should have easily topped the charts just because the single core scores should have crushed all others, then again this proves nothing, every snapdragon 820 should perform almost the same unless they are meant to throttle under high temps. I really stopped looking at benchmarks, now I just look at the hardware before buying because benchmarks are too easy to manipulate. I looked at the iPhone scores on geek bench, they seem to have really high sha5 decrypting ability, which helps to pull the total scores really high, if we put sha5 scores aside, the cores doesn't seem to be a lot more powerful than the others, wonder if Apple did this intentionally to get higher scores or they really do utilize sha5 encrypting and decrypting ability.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5692; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Since v6 e.g. The Denver K1 (2x Denver cores) beats A8X (3x Typhoon cores) The 652 (4xA72s+4xA53s) and 650 (2xA72s+4xA53s) get the same score AnTuTu still tests things other than CPU, e.g. GPU, hence why the A9 isn't top any more But for the CPU test its only single core, hence why the difference is smaller than what some would expect

6. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Well Z5 on MM gets 98000. just saying

8. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

remember the good old times when if a phone scored 4000 points on Quadrant it would've been a beast ? :P

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Those were the days. No one knew what an "OLED" panel was or smartphones could use them. Basically every phone had instances of lag. Candy Crush was considered "demanding". And flagships from anyone but Samsung, Apple, Nokia, or HTC were ignored by the masses. Ahhh... good times (rocks in his rocking chair while lighting a joint)!

21. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

Good old days.....

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

candy crush is still demanding even now... its a super great battery eater, lol

33. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

So I'm guessing you're usually high when you make some of your useless comments?

10. chenski

Posts: 768; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

beat that note 6

25. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

top on antutu but still lags as hell..

26. waqarzec

Posts: 72; Member since: May 09, 2013

HTC 10 Scores almost 150000 everytime

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

My 6s plus just scored higher than all of the phones in the above chart - 139247 and I've seen some of the phones score much higher.

28. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's to bad that all of the scores though out the month of may are used to compile this data because the phones that are much more main stream have been ran though Antutu 100 times more than those chines brands, not to mention all the times that people kept running the benchmark until their hand set(all brands mind you) produced terrible scores. they shouldn't average all the scores, just the top percentage of them. That way these top permanency charts would be much more accurate.

29. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Its weird that there is no 6s plus or HTC 10 in this chart right?

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