Global Top 10 Best Performing Flagship Phones and Mid-range Phones, April 2020
In the past month, a number of Chinese brands have released their flagship 5G models for the first half of the year in the overseas market, such as Xiaomi and OnePlus, and their new products unsurprisingly entered the Android phone performance list of April.
Based on the product data gained from Antutu backstage, today Antutu reveals our list of the Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones for April. Let's take a look at which new phones appeared in the April ranking and how the ranking is.
As before, there will be two lists, one for flagship phones, the other for mid-range phones. The ranking is mostly determined by the smartphones’ SoC on board.
The data collection period is from April 1 to April 30. The scores in the lists are all average scores, not the highest ones, which are more representative. And the amount of data for a single model is larger than 1000. The data are calculated based on Antutu Benchmark V8.
1. Flagship Phones
In April, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 8+256G version claimed the top position in the top 10 flagship list. The phone squeezed out the top-ranked Samsung S20 Ultra 5G (865) 12+256G version of last month upon its release, with an average score of 593,769 points. The near 600,000 score is a testament to its strong performance.
The international version of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is not different from the Chinese domestic version, which is powered by Qualcomm's latest 5G flagship SoC Snapdragon 865 with a 6.67-inch screen size and a hyperbolic screen that can achieve near-bezel-less visuals with a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz and an off-screen optical fingerprint unlock.
In terms of other configurations, Xiaomi 10 Pro also adopts UFS3.0 and LPDDR5 storage technology and features a 100-megapixel AI quad camera which supports up to 50x digital zoom. It has a 4500mAh battery, supporting 50W wired fast charging and 30W wireless fast charging as well as 10W reverse wireless charging. In addition, it runs MIUI 11 operating system, and is equipped with a fully symmetrical dual stereo speakers, with dual 1216 ultra-linear speakers symmetrically arranged on both top and bottom, which is equivalent to a 1.2cc super large sound cavity, certified by Hi-Res Audio.
Coming second is OnePlus’s latest flagship OnePlus 8 Pro 12+256G version, which achieves an overall score of 582,697 points.
This phone was released in mid-April. It comes with a more aggressive 2K+120Hz screen, which is more outstanding in terms of appearance after OnePlus’s tuning. OnePlus is the pioneer in using 90Hz refresh rate screen in mobile phones, and this time it is only natural for it to further upgrade the screen.
The third place is still occupied by Xiaomi’s product, which is the standard version of the Mi 10, with an overall score of 580,027, which is not much different from the Mi 10 Pro in terms of score, because the main difference between the two is the camera lens, other than which there is not much difference in the hardware that mainly affects the score, so naturally their scores are very close.
The phones ranking the 4th to the 10th are: Samsung S20 Ultra 5G (990) 12+128GB version（avg. score: : 519,713), Samsung S20+ 5G (990) 12+128GB version (avg. score: 518,494), ROG Phone 2 12+512GB version (avg. score: 509,060), Samsung S20+ (990) 8+128GB version (avg. score: 505,071), Samsung S20 5G (990) 8+128GB version (avg. score: 503,324), OnePlus 7T 8+256G version (avg. score: 496,700) and OnePlus 7T Pro 8+256G version (avg. score: 496,211).
As can be seen, all the Samsung phones that dominated the list last month have been squeezed into the back seven positions. New smartphones from Chinese manufacturers are still as strong as ever in terms of performance, especially for a manufacturer like Xiaomi, which is known for its performance, with all its hardware configurations reaching the highest level.
2. Mid-range Phones
The first place on the mid-range phone list in April is finally replaced by a new Huawei model, the Huawei nova 7i, with an overall score of 308,853 points. This phone is also a new model which is just released in April. It is equipped with Huawei's self-developed Kirin 810 processor, which has been widely used by Huawei in mid-range phones since last year, so the performance is also good.
The Redmi Note 8 Pro, which has been ranked No. 1 for several months in a row, has been squeezed to No. 2 this time because of Huawei's new model, with an overall score of 291,742 points, which is still a bit lower than the score of the No. 1. Since its configuration parameters are already familiar to us, we won't go into details.
The third place phone is also a new one, realme's latest model realme 6, which is powered by the same G90T processor from MediaTek as the second place Redmi Note 8 Pro, with an overall score of 291093, so there's no need to worry about its performance.
The next seven products are: realme 6 Pro 8+128GB version (avg. score: 282,519), Redmi Note 9S 6+128GB version（avg. score: 277,954), realme X2 6+64GB version (avg. score: 270,995), Mi 9T 6+128GB version (avg. score: 265,032), Samsung A80 8+128GB version (avg. score: 264,952), Samsung A71 6+128GB version (avg. score: 264,860), and Mi Note 10 6+128GB version (avg. score: 263,965).
The bottom seven phones are all powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. But interestingly enough, the fourth and fifth-ranked phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, while the sixth to tenth ranked phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730/730G. According to Qualcomm's product positioning, the bigger the number, the better the performance. But the newly released Snapdragon 720G is a little bit above the Snapdragon 730/730G in terms of score.
The reason for this is that the Snapdragon 720G's main frequency is 0.1 higher than the 730G's. The 0.1 advantage makes the Snapdragon 720G’s performance a little better, so it's clear that sometimes we cannot judge the performance of Qualcomm’s products by simply looking at the product numbers, but rather by specific strengths.
In summary, there are many new entries in the ranking list of April, whether it’s the flagship phone list or the mid-range phone list, among which 5G phones are obviously dominating the flagship list, while the mid-range list is still dominated by 4G phones, even the new mid-range phones do not support 5G network. It seems that this phenomenon will continue for some time, and those who want to buy 5G phones at a lower price will still have to wait.