AnTuTu releases each month the top 10 devices, based on the score they receive in its benchmark. With many new releases in April, including some devices with high specifications, the top 10 list had some significant changes. Most of the smartphones there come from Chinese brands, with only Samsung managing to get a position, and that one is not even on the podium. As expected, most smartphones in the list come with the Snapdragon 855 CPU and the scores are not that different.
The device with the highest score is the Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer edition. The transparent high-end device from the company managed to get 373715 points in AnTuTu. Right below it comes the standard Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone, with 373511 points. The podium is completed by yet another Xiaomi device, the Black Shark 2, with 371837 points received. You can read our hands-on review for the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 here. We promise it is worth it.
Meizu flagship, the Meizu 16s managed to get an honorable spot 4 with 370306 and the first device to fall below 370k points, 363360 to be more exact, is the Vivo iQOO, another gaming smartphone. Keep in mind that here we have the “Monster” edition, with 12GB of RAM. Finally, we reach our first non-Chinese device. The Samsung Galaxy S10+ and the Samsung Galaxy S10 get position 6 and 7 with 359936 and 358726 respectively.
The “Standard” edition of the Vivo iQOO gaming smartphone comes on the 8th place with 354138 points. After this we have a sudden drop in scores due to a drop in CPU generation. On the 9th place we have the ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars gaming smartphone. Even though it comes with previous-gen CPU, the Snapdragon 845, it still managed to get 310612 points, which is quite respectable, especially considering that this smartphone now costs just €399. Last, but not least, we get the Huawei Honor V20 with it’s Kirin 980 chipset. It managed to get 306289 points in AnTuTu.
With new devices launching this month, we can expect the top 10 list to change soon as well. The Nubia Red Magic 3 is set to be available soon and the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will probably also be present in next month’s top 10. Still, keep in mind that benchmarks are not everything. When buying a smartphone also look at user experience, software support and quality. Relying just on benchmark scores may not always prove to be the best choice.