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Best-performing midrange, flagship phones: Sept, China edition

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Close to two weeks into October, and we finally have Antutu Benchmark’s September list of best-performing midrange and flagship Android phones that were released in China.

(Update, October 12: But wait… Exynos 1080 phone has highest Antutu score we’ve seen so far.)

Just like in August, MediaTek Dimensity 820 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G devices topped their respective categories. Let’s see the rankings below.

Top 10: Midrange Android smartphones

Surprise, surprise: The smartphones that made into it into the list were the same as the ones in August. Same places even — except for the top two. Only the average benchmark scores changed.

Landing the first two spots were Xiaomi’s Redmi 10X Pro 5G and Redmi 10X 5G Dimensity 820 handsets. They were closely followed by Kirin-powered units: Honor 30, Huawei Nova 7, Huawei Nova 7 Pro, Honor X10, Honor 30S, and Huawei Nova 7 SE. The bottom two were occupied by the Redmi K30 5G with Snapdragon 768G and OPPO Reno 4 5G with Snapdragon 765G, which is different from the Reno 4 version we have in the Philippines.

Of the 10, only the Huawei Nova 7 and its SE variant are available locally, with the latter currently selling as the cheapest 5G phone in the country.

Antutu Benchmark's top 10 best-performing midrange Android phones in Sept 2020 in China via Revu Philippines

Antutu’s top 10 best-performing midrange phones in September 2020

Top 10: Flagship Android smartphones

It’s a different story for the premium category. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra was toppled from the No. 1 spot by Vivo’s iQOO 5 Pro to settle for third place. The regular iQOO 5 model, on the other hand, remained in second place.

Five other Snapdragon 865 phones got in: the Vivo X50 Pro Plus, Black Shark 3S, OPPO Find X2 Pro, OPPO Find X2, and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro.

Surprisingly, units powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus — the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel (as it is called globally) and ASUS ROG Phone 3 — were just fifth and sixth, respectively. It could be that the chip might not be quite as optimized as the non-Plus variant yet. But we’re telling you, based on the almost-two months we spent with it, the ROG Phone 3 is a gaming beast.

Antutu Benchmark's top 10 best-performing flagship Android phones in Sept 2020 in China via Revu Philippines

Antutu’s top 10 best-performing flagship phones in September 2020

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 18 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.