Global Top 10 Best Performance Smartphones, May 2017

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Along with the release of new smartphones in May, Antutu updated our benchmark results for the global Top 10 performance smartphones of May 2017. In the May issue of Antutu performance ranking list, the Top10 rankings have been totally rewritten. iPhone 7 Plus lost the top position on Antutu performance ranking list for the first time. Which device defeated iPhone 7 Plus? 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: May 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017.

3.Data amount: at least 1000 data samples for a single model.

Global Top 10 Best Performance Smartphones, May 2017

According to our most updated ranking list, in May, the performance advantage of iPhone 7 series of products is gone, and HTC U 11 overtook iPhone 7 Plus to become the best performance smartphone of May. In addition, iPhone 7 was surpassed by Xiaomi Mi 6 and Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. In order to find out the reason for the score reduction of iPhone 7/7 Plus, we analyzed the data from Antutu backstage and found that the score reduction mainly concentrated on single-core section and UX section, and thus we speculate that it might be caused by the upgrade of iOS 10.3.

The above chart is the overall performance ranking list of May as measured by the average Antutu score, and includes both Android smartphones and iOS smartphones. We also included separate lists based on different operating systems to help you better understand the list. First let’s have a look at the iOS list.

Global Top 10 Best Performance Smartphones, May 2017

Since there were no new iOS models released in May, and the rankings of the iOS devices showed little fluctuations compared to our previous results in April, therefore we won't go into too much detail about it. Next, let’s have a look at the Android list.

Global Top 10 Best Performance Smartphones, May 2017

From the Android list, we can see that HTC U11 overtook Galaxy S8+ to become the best performance Android phone of May with an average Antutu score of 180,079. This model is powered by the brand-new Snapdragon 835 mobile platform, with CPU clock speed of up to 2.45 GHz, paired with Adreno 540 GPU, and offers memory combination of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

Meanwhile, Xiaomi Mi 6 also surpassed Galaxy S8/ Galaxy S8+ and ranked second on the list with an average Antutu score of 172,494. Xiaomi Mi 6 is also powered by Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with CPU clock speed of up to 2.45 GHz, and offers 6 GB of RAM.

Galaxy S8 and S8+ ranked third and fourth respectively with narrow gap. The overall configuration of these two models are almost the same, therefore scores of the two models are very close. Anyway, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 + undoubtedly deserves its high-end flagship position for its revolutionary design and strong hardware configuration, and it can somehow remedy the negative influence caused by Samsung’s last generation flagship Note 7.

Others on the top 10 list were OnePlus 3T (fifth), OnePlus 3 (sixth), LeEco Le Pro3 (seventh), LeEco Le Max2 (eighth), ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ninth), and ZTE Axon 7 (tenth).

Generally speaking, it’s surprising to find that the rankings of Android phones surpassed iOS phones for the first time. Although this is mainly caused by the update of iOS new version, it is undeniable that the performance of Android smartphones is becoming increasingly powerful. In particular, the performance gap between flagship models powered by Snapdragon 835 mobile platform and iOS devices is becoming smaller. Meanwhile, phone makers are trying to add cutting edge technologies to Android flagship devices, such as Infinity Display, Curved Display and etc. Android smartphones will become more and more powerful in the future.

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