Top 10 Best Performance Smartphones, March 2017

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With the ending of MWC 2017, most handset manufacturers chose to keep a low profile in March, except the official release of the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 at the end of March by Samsung. What’s new in Antutu performance rankings of March? Is your phone on the list? Today Antutu reveals our benchmark results for 10 best performance smartphones of March. Come and check with us.

Statistical rules:

1.Score: average scores, not the highest scores (the actual running results may fluctuate, which is a normal phenomenon).  

2.Period of data statistics: March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017

3.Data amount: this time we adjusted our statistical data amount from at least 2000 data samples down to at least 1000 data samples for a single model.

Usually,we have the overall smartphone performance ranking list as measured by average Antutu score which includes both Android smartphones and iOS smartphones as well as the separate ranking lists based on different operating systems. However, because there were no new iOS models released in March, and the rankings of the iOS devices showed little fluctuations compared with that of February, this time we only include the Android list. First let’s have a look at the overall performance ranking list.

Top 10 Best Performance Smartphones, March 2017

From the above list, we can see that the rankings of March didn’t change much due to a lack of new model release in March compared to the rankings of February. In March, iPhone 7 Plus continued to top the overall performance ranking list with an average Antutu score of 181494 points, outperforming OnePlus 3T, the No.1 performance model in Android camp, by nearly 20000 points. However, with new models powered by Snapdragon 835 mobile platform coming to the market, the performance gap between iPhone models and Android models is estimated to be narrowed in the future.

Next, let’s have a look at the Android list.

Top 10 Best Performance Smartphones, March 2017

In March, OnePlus 3T which is powered by Snapdragon 821 processor continued to take the lead with an average Antutu score of 161448 points, followed by LeEco Le Pro 3 with an average Antutu score of 158156 points. The previously No.3 model OnePlus 3 didn’t appear on the list due to a lack of enough data samples submitted to Antutu database and was replaced by the No.4 model Moto Z with an average Antutu score of 148452 points. Moto Z is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor, and offers memory combination of 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

In particular, the newcomer HTC 10 successfully broke into the top 10 with an average Antutu score of 143493 points, 5000 points higher than that of February. This model is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor, and ranked 19th in the top 50 list of February. It's worth mentioning that currently the flagship model of HTC is HTC U Ultra, which is powered by Snapdragon 821, but because the number of HTC U Ultra scores submitted to the Antutu database didn’t reach the statistical requirement at the moment, it didn’t appear on this list.

Samsung Galaxy S8, which is powered the newest Snapdragon 835 mobile platform also didn’t appear on the list, because it was just released at the end of March and was not available in the market yet. Galaxy S8 is expected to break the record of average Antutu score in Android camp. Let’s wait and see the performance of this model in April.

ZTE Axon 7, ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe, Xiaomi Mi 5s, Xiaomi Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi 5s Plus and LG G5 also appeared on the list with excellent performance. 

The above data reflects the changes of smartphone performance for March 2017. For more information about the ranking list, please visit Antutu official website or download AnTuTu Benchmark and check in the menu of “Ranking”.