It’s a New Year, and new beginnings for the industry is already evident with the launch of Snapdragon 888 SoC. Last month, HUAWEI Mate40 Pro+ topped the AnTuTu’s list of best-performing flagship devices. Today, it has been toppled by Xiaomi’s new 2021 entrant, the Mi 11.
For the unware, AnTuTu is a popular benchmarking platform. The Chinese software tool is used to calculate the performance of the CPU, GPUs on smartphones and give them a corresponding score. Just like previous tests, the latest test(Dec.1 – Dec.31, 2020) involves flagships sporting their highest RAM+storage variants in V8 version.
Xiaomi Mi 11 tops the flagship chart
And as per the report, Xiaomi’s Mi 11 tops the chart with 708,425 average points. With this, the entire devices from November’s report are down by a place. This includes both the Huawei Mate40 Pro+(702,819) and Mate40 Pro(686,408) as well. in terms of UX too, Mi 11 has had the upper hand with 100,000 points thanks to a 2K+120Hz display.
However, the 3D performance was neck and neck with both the Huawei and Xiaomi flagships crossing the 300,000 mark. It’s worth noting that devices like Asus ROG Phone 3, Lenovo Legion Phone Duel have vanished from the November report.
Also, it’s very strange to see Snapdragon 865 models outperforming the 865+ devices although the latter promises a solid 10% boost in performance. Anyway, the rest of the list has Mi 10 Ultra(667,006) in fourth and Redmi K30S Ultra(666,490) jumps a place above to 5th place.
In the process, it dethrones devices like iQOO 5(665,604), iQOO 5 Pro(664,998). The remaining three places are occupied by Vivo X50 Pro+(663,383), Mate40(654,325) being the other new entrant, and lastly iQOO Neo3(648,012) respectively.
Mid-range Devices: Redmi 10X 5G continues to reign the throne
Now, moving to the mid-range devices, not a lot was launched during the month of December. We only have a couple of new entrants like the Redmi Note9 Pro 5G, and OPPO’s Reno5 5G. Either way, Redmi 10X 5G with MediaTek Dimensity 820 chipset continues to top the list from November with 400,742 average points.
As mentioned earlier, with the two new entrants, the report says goodbye to the oldies like Redmi K30 5G Racing/Extreme Edition and HONOR 30S. Also, the HUAWEI nova7(398,308) has managed to clip Redmi 10X Pro 5G(398,212) and slot in the top three along with its sibling HUAWEI nova7 Pro(399,883).
The rest of the places from the 5th to 7th position are occupied by HONOR 30(390,184), HONOR X10(362,974), HUAWEI nova7 SE(355,787). That said, the new entrants Redmi Note9 Pro 5G(348,343) and OPPO Reno5 5G(348,303) slot in the 8th and 9th places respectively.
Just like the previous report, realme Q2 Pro 5G keeps the last position with 338,215 points. Since this is the beginning of the next flagship and mid-range era, we expect the list to change a whole lot in the January report.