Benchmark testing site AnTuTu is back with a list of top 10 smartphones for May 2016. This ranking has been done based on the CPU and GPU performances of the participating handsets.
With impressive reviews and demand in tow, it is easy to believe that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 series must be somewhere at the top. However, as it turns out, Chinese OEMs have outdone other manufacturers and secured the top four rankings.
Sitting at the numero uno spot is the “Vivo Xplay 5 Elite.” This is followed by LeEco Max 2 and the Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro smartphones, with similar set of configurations. All three smartphones come powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, seen in LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 and the latest HTC 10. To top it off, Vivo, LeEco and Lenovo handsets come with a whopping 6GB of RAM onboard.
The fourth and the fifth spots have been taken by Xiaomi’s Mi 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge respectively. Even though these two devices come powered by the same Snapdragon 820 SoC, the RAM onboard is 4GB instead of 6GB. Based on the AnTuTu scores, it goes without saying that the additional 2GB helps the Chinese handsets significantly.
The top three AnTuTu smartphones with 6GB of RAM amassed an average of 137,861 points. In comparison, the 4GB RAM-backed Xiaomi Mi 5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s average stands at 135,686 points.
Apart from the difference in score, Phone Arena says the additional RAM configuration in the smartphones help the operating system to “keep multiple apps loaded at the same time,” which will in turn help in reducing the delays due to switching between power-hungry apps.
Moving on to the next set of rankings, the sixth position has been taken by Apple’s iPhone 6s, while the compact iPhone SE with 4-inch display sits at the seventh position. This is followed by LG G5, Meizu Pro 6 and Honor V8.
- Vivo Xplay 5 Elite — 138,706
- LeEco Max 2 — 138,026
- Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro — 136,853
- Xiaomi Mi 5 — 136,773
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge — 134,599
- iPhone 6S — 133,781
- iPhone SE — 131,401
- LG G5 — 128,232
- Meizu Pro 6 — 96,756
- Honor V8 — 94,164