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.
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.
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.
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