Global Top 10 Best Performing Flagship Phones and Mid-range Phones,February 2020

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February has gone. This month, the first batch of phones equipped with Snapdragon 865 was released. As expected, we got the flagship mobile phones with Snapdragon 865 through e-commerce channels. We’ve already got the benchmark scores of these new products at backstage. However, the data are not sufficient, so we only provide the overall benchmark scores for reference but won’t include them in the ranking list this time.

Let’s see which product ranks the first in the Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones, February 2020 according to the product data at Antutu’s backstage.

Just as always, there will be two lists, one for flagship phones, the other for mid-range phones. The ranking is mostly determined by the SoC.

The data collection period was from February 1 to February 29. The scores shown here are all average scores, not the highest ones, which are more representative. And the number of products for data collection concerning single mobile phone is larger than 1,000. The data are calculated on Antutu Benchmark V8.

1. Flagship Phones

Global Top 10 Best Performing Flagship Phones and Mid-range Phones,February 2020

In February, the Top 1 was still the super game phone of ASUS ROG Phone 2 12GB+512GB, with the average benchmark score of 507284. It is five consecutive months that this phone ranks the first among all Android phones in terms of performance. Since its launch in last September, it has been ranking the first. Without doubt, the powerful configuration is still the key to good performance of Android phones.

OnePlus 7T 8GB+256GB follows, ranking the second, with the average benchmark score of 494705. OnePlus has been ranking the second for five consecutive months, but with different scores every time. Likewise, the third one has been realme X2 Pro for a long time. This is the second time that it has been ranking the third, with the overall benchmark score of 482480.

The fourth and fifth ones are still two phones of OnePlus: OnePlus 7 Pro 8GB+256GB and OnePlus 7 8GB+256GB, with the average benchmark score respectively at 473991 and 468519, showing no significant difference.

The phones ranking the 6th to the 10th are: Samsung Note 10+ (9825) 12GB+256GB (average score of 453939), Redmi K20 Pro 6GB+128GB (average score of 451761), Samsung Note10 (9825) 8GB+256GB (average score of 448043), Mi 9 6GB+128GB (average score of 445567), and Mi 9T Pro 8GB+256GB (average score of 442943).

Apart from the above mentioned ten phones, which we are very familiar with, this time at our backstage, we’ve also got the data of the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 series equipped with Snapdragon 865. But we don’t have enough data for this series, and that’s why it’s not listed in the ranking. Here, it’s just a warm-up.

The current overall benchmark score for the most powerful new product of Samsung S20 Ultra 5G (12GB+256GB) is 559781, while S20+ (12GB+256GB), whose positioning is slightly lower than the previous one, has the overall benchmark score of 553735. These two new products are both 5G phones equipped with Snapdragon 865. The key difference lies in screen size and rear camera. S20 Ultra 5G is definitely the king among all Android phones in terms of configuration. It is truly amazing from all aspects, so it is natural that it gets the highest benchmark score.

There is one special type, Samsung S20 Ultra 5G (990)12GB+128GB. It is also a new product of Samsung. However, its SoC is Exynos 990, a 5G processor researched and developed by Samsung itself. The performance may be slightly weaker than that of Snapdragon 865, but the overall benchmark score still reaches 519508, which is far higher than that of the flagship SoC Snapdragon 855+ during the 4G times. This has demonstrated Samsung’s strength. However, the storage is only 128GB, which is why the overall score is little bit lower.

Samsung has the tradition of using two SoCs, Qualcomm’s and its own Exynos. This time is no exception. Despite of the fact that the benchmark scores are not the same, the user experience is what counts the most, as the performance score is just a reference.

Good news is that there will finally be some changes of the list next month. 5G flagship phones are about to flourish. Let’s prepare for the 5G era.

2. Mid-range Phones

Global Top 10 Best Performing Flagship Phones and Mid-range Phones,February 2020

There hasn’t been too much change in the ranking of mid-range phones. The one ranking the first is still Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB+128GB, with the overall benchmark score of 291733. The score barely changes this month, which demonstrates its stability of performance.

Samsung A71 8GB+128GB ranks the second, with the benchmark score of 265537. This is a new product of Samsung, with Snapdragon 730, a processor which we’re very familiar with. It’s the best CPU for the mid-range phones and the score seems understandable.

The third place is Mi 9T 6GB+128GB, with the overall benchmark score of 264797. It is also equipped with Snapdragon 730. The reason that the benchmark score is a little bit lower than that of the second place -- Samsung A71, is the limited RAM of only 6GB.

The next seven products are: Mi Note 10 6GB+128GB (average score of 264576), realme XT 8GB+128GB (average score of 228834), realme Q 8GB+128GB (average score of 223570), Mi 9 Lite 6GB+128GB (average score of 215686), Vsmart Live 6GB+64GB (average score of 214023), Samsung A70 6GB+128GB (average score of 210563), and Samsung A51 6GB+128GB (average score of 186846).

In February 2020, we finally see some changes in Top 10 best performing Android phones. It means that Snapdragon 865 and Samsung Exynos processors are officially entering the market. There haven’t been sufficient data yet, but at least we see some hope considering we’re waiting for something new in the market for quite a long time. So, from now on, as new products gradually get released, we will see changes in this list every month. Most importantly, 5G era is coming.