It’s been quite a while since Antutu Benchmark released its monthly worldwide listing of best-performing smartphones. The last time was in November 2017. But today, we finally get a new one.
On its website, Antutu has finally posted its ranking of Android handsets that impressed in February 2018. Truth be told? We didn’t guess the the device that landed in first place. We expected the top phone to be one of the Samsung Galaxy phones — the Note 8, most likely, we told ourselves.
But nah, the “honor” actually belonged to the View 10 or simply V10 from Huawei sub-brand Honor. It got a whopping 213,381 points. If you recall, it’s the mobile that shamelessly features its own take on Apple’s Animoji, the face-tracking animated emoji in the Messages app on the iPhone X. And Honor simply calls it 3D Facial Animation.
Two other smartphones with Huawei DNA made it to the top 10. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 took the second and fourth spots, respectively. Not surprising because they are both powered by the company’s own Kirin 970 processor, the same one being used by the V10 .
In the Philippines, these two have already become more affordable. The Pro is now retailing at P36,990 (roughly $712) — P2,000 ($39) down from its original price of P38,990 ($751) — and the regular variant has gone from P32,990 ($635) to P29,990 ($577).
The rest of the top 10 best-performing Androids are phones that come from familiar brands: OnePlus, Nokia, Xiaomi, Google, and Samsung. Take note that no Snapdragon 845- and Samsung Exynos 9810-powered devices got included because they were not available on the market in February yet. Check out the complete list below:
- Honor V10 or Honor View 10: 213,381
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro: 213,133
- OnePlus 5T: 212,558
- Huawei Mate 10: 211,486
- OnePlus 5: 210,069
- Nokia 8: 207,434
- Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: 204,923
- Google Pixel 2 XL: 203,768
- Xiaomi Mi 6: 203,748
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (N950U – Exynos 8895): 201,778
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