Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones, October 2019

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Today, Antutu reveals our list of the global Top 10 best performing Android phones for October 2019 based on data collected from Antutu database. This time we have included two separate lists for flagship phones and mid-range phones respectively.

What are the best Android phones on the market right now? Check out our most updated October ranking as measured by the average Antutu score.

Please note that the data are collected between October 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019. The list consists of Android devices that have at least 1,000 units running Antutu benchmark V8, and the scores are averaged across all devices, making the results more representative.

1. Flagship phones

Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones, October 2019

In October, the Asus ROG Phone 2 with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage topped the list once again with an average Antutu score of 496,226 points. The excellent performance of the phone is due in large part to the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC and UFS 3.0 storage. Another part of the reason is that the phone has a three-layer cooling system, including a 3D vapor chamber, a heat sink and vents for heat dissipation on the back cover, which allows the phone to run with high performance for a for a long time without overheating.

Coming in second is One Plus 7T Pro 8GB+256GB variant, which achieves an average Antutu score of 482,175 points. Compared with the individual scores of Asus ROG Phone 2, One Plus 7T Pro performed better only in GPU performance than Asus ROG Phone 2 while other scores are lower. However, this performance is not bad for OnePlus 7T Pro, given that it’s not a gaming phone.

The third place goes to OnePlus 7T 8GB+128GB variant which scored 475,086 points, not a big gap compared with the score of its premier version OnePlus 7T Pro. The individual scores of the two devices are very close.

The 12GB+256GB version of OnePlus 7 Pro ranked fourth, followed closely by OnePlus 7 8GB+256GB variant with an average Antutu score of 454,335 points. This time OnePlus notably occupied the top five spots on the list except the first place, and even outperformed some new smartphones released later than the OnePlus series.

Making up the rest of this month’s top 10 are, in order, Samsung Note10+ (SDM855) 12GB+256GB (avg. score: 449,910, Asus ZenFone 6 2019 6GB+128GB variant (avg. score: 445,690), Samsung Note10+ (9825) 12GB+256GB variant  (avg. score: 442975), Samsung Note10+ 5G (9825) 12GB+256GB variant avg. score: 441,392and Samsung Note1098258GB+256GB variant avg. score : 438,356, among which Samsung Note 10+ /Note 10 series notably occupied four of the Top 10 positions on the list, with slight differences in the scores between different variants.

In general, this month’s Top 10 positions are almost evenly shared by OnePlus and Samsung, each of which occupying four of the ten positions, making the list become the battlefield for the two companies.

It should be noted that the models entering the Top 10 list may not be the premier versions of each series. Theoretically, premier versions can achieve higher scores due to higher storage configuration, but some of them are not included in this list due to inadequate statistical samples.

2. Mid-range phones

Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones, October 2019

The first place for mid-range phones is occupied by Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB+128GB variant, which achieves an average Antutu score of 283,161 points. Redmi Note 8 Pro is the first smartphone to ship with MediaTek’s G90T SoC which is specifically designed for gaming phones. The phone’s CPU score is about 20,000 points higher than the second placer and GPU score about 18,000 points higher.

Then, who ranked second? It’s from vivo, the Z1 Pro 4GB+64GB variant, which gets an average Antutu score of 220,259 points. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 712 SoC which though, not new, is a common choice for mid-range phones.

The third place goes to Mi 9 SE 6GB+128GB variant, which is also powered by Snapdragon 712 SoC. The phone scored 219,971 points, only 288 points lower than the second-ranked vivo Z1 Pro.    

Other devices that have made it to the list of the Top 10 best performing mid-range phones are realme XT 8GB+128GB variant (avg. score 217,245), realme Q 8GB+128GB variant (avg. score 216,378), Mi 9 Lite 6GB+128GB variant (avg. score 209,572), Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB+128GB variant (avg. score 207,759), Samsung Galaxy A70 6GB+128GB variant (avg. score 203,700), realme 3 Pro 4GB+64GB variant (avg. score 187,931), Mi 8 Lite 6GB+128GB variant (avg. score 175,997).

Overall, in the mid-range phone ranking of this month, apart from the first-ranked Redmi Note 8 Pro powered by MediaTek’s G90T SoC, other phones are all powered by Snapdragon 710/712/675 SoCs, which are power efficient with good performance, enough for daily usage and most importantly good value for money, and therefore good choices for mid-range phones.

From this month’s performance ranking lists, we can see that the overall scores are more friendly to high-configuration phones. In particular, smartphones with top SoC, UFS 3.0 storage, F2FS file system and high refresh rate get higher scores on Antutu V8.

In December, some new 5G SoC powered products are expected to be released, by then there will be some great changes in Antutu’s ranking lists. Let’s stay tuned.  

The above data reflects the changes of Android phone performance for October 2019. For more information about the ranking list, please visit Antutu official website or download AnTuTu Benchmark and check in the menu of “Ranking”.