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Best-performing flagship, midrange phones: Jan 2021, China edition

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It’s up. Antutu Benchmark has shared on its site January 2021’s best-performing flagship and midrange Android smartphones released in China.

As expected, devices powered by 5nm, top-of-the-line 5G chipsets topped the premium category. Units with MediaTek SoCs, on the other hand, took the top spots in the mid-level space.

Top 10: Flagship Android smartphones

A phone from Vivo sub-brand iQOO lorded it over other Android models. Launched about three weeks ago, the iQOO 7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 120-watt fast charging, and OriginOS landed first place with an impressive average benchmark score of 728,784.

Another Snapdragon 888-based unit, former No. 1 Xiaomi Mi 11, performed well, too, notching 705,593 points on Antutu’s platform. Hot on its heels were Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro Plus and Mate 40 Pro flagships with Kirin 9000 chip, getting average ratings of 702,553 and 688,043, respectively.

The rest of the top 10 in January are all powered by Snapdragon 865 processors, led by the OPPO Reno 5 Pro Plus 5G. This shows how consistently powerful Qualcomm is in the high-end category.

Top 10 best-performing flagship phones in China: Antutu Benchmark, Jan 2021 via Revu Philippines

Antutu’s top 10 best-performing flagship smartphones in China in January 2021

Top 10: Midrange Android smartphones

The midrange group was a mixed bag last month, but the ranking was topped by MediaTek Dimensity 820 phones Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G. There was another handset supported by the biggest chipmaker in the third quarter of 2020, the Realme Q2 Pro 5G with Dimensity 800U, though it was in 10th place.

However, it was Kirin that had the most number of entries, headlined by the Huawei Nova 7 5G, which packs a Kirin 985 processor. In eighth and ninth places were the OPPO Reno 5 5G — the smartphone that will be launched in the Philippines February 10th, by the way — and the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G.

Top 10 best-performing midrange phones in China: Antutu Benchmark, Jan 2021 via Revu Philippines

Antutu’s top 10 best-performing midrange smartphones in China in January 2021

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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.