Global Top 10 Best Performing Flagship Phones and Mid-range Phones,December 2019

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Today Antutu reveals our list of the Top 10 best performing Android phones for December 2019. This will be the last list for 2019, after which 5G smartphones are expected to be frequently appear in the monthly list.

As usual, we 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 December ranking as measured by the average Antutu score.

The data are collected between December 1, 2019 to December 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 Flagship Phones and Mid-range Phones,December 2019

In December, the Asus ROG Phone 2 with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage occupied the first place for a third consecutive month with an average Antutu score of 506,832 points. This is the first time for a device to break 500,000 mark in overall score in Antutu’s ranking list. Therefore, Asus ROG Phone 2 is likely to firmly stay at the first spot before smartphones powered by 5G SoCs including Snapdragon 865 and MediaTek Dimension 1000 officially go on sale on the market.

Coming second is One Plus 7T 8GB+256GB variant, achieving an average Antutu score of 493,298 points. The third position is also taken by device from OnePlus, namely OnePlus 7T Pro, with an average Antutu score of 491,914 points. These two OnePlus devices have always been competing for the second or third position on the list with similar scores and therefore similar performance.

realme X2 Pro 12GB+256GB variant ranked fourth on the list with an average Antutu score of 482,207 points. This device is the most powerful smartphone of the realme brand so far in terms of hardware performance.  The fifth position goes to OnePlus 7 Pro 8GB+256GB variant with an average Antutu score of 472,272 points.

Making up the rest of this month's Top 10 flagship phone list are, in order, OnePlus 7 8GB +256GB variant (avg. score: 466,813, Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition 12GB+512GB variant (avg. score: 462,506), Samsung Note10+ (9825) 12GB+256GB variant (avg. score: 454,322), Redmi K20 Pro 8GB+256GB variantavg. score: 449,965), Samsung Note10 (9825) 8GB+256GB variant (avg. score: 449,894).

Those who are familiar with Antutu’s monthly flagship list may have noticed that devices ranking at the sixth to tenth positions are still the same few devices that have also appeared on the top 10 list of the previous months. The performance of these devices is stable since they are first launched. Therefore, before new smartphones are released, there won’t be great changes in the ranking list, with Snapdragon 855 Plus dominating the list in the coming months.

Above is the top 10 flagship list for December 2019. Generally speaking, there are no great changes in this month’s list. In particular, the top five performers are as stable as the Mount Taishan.

It is said that the first devices to ship with Snapdragon 865 are expected to be launched in the next month. Meanwhile, devices powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1000 are also likely to arrive at the same time. Therefore, we can assume that the top 10 flagship list of next month will be totally written.

2. Mid-range phones

Global Top 10 Best Performing Flagship Phones and Mid-range Phones,December 2019

The first place for mid-range phones is occupied by Redmi Note 8 Pro 6GB+128GB variant once again, which achieves an average Antutu score of 290,093 points. This device is powered by MediaTek G90T SoC, which though is not used in many devices of the same kind but still powerful enough to enable Redmi Note 8 Pro to win the first place of the mid-range phone list. What’s more, the recent hot Dimensity 1000L of the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 series has already been first used in Reno3, which achieves an overall Antutu score of 300, 000 points. Hopefully, new smartphones powered by Dimensity 1000L will frequently appear on the mid-range phone list in the future.

Coming second is Mi Note 10 6GB+128GB variant, which achieves an average Antutu score of 264,896 points. The third place goes to Mi 9T 6GB+128GB variant which scored 258,740 points. Both the two devices are powered by Snapdragon 730 SoC except for the difference that Mi Note 10 uses Snapdragon 730G.

Snapdragon 730G integrates the enhanced Adreno 618 GPU, which offers 15% graphics boost over Snapdragon 730. Also, its optimization solution for the gaming card and support for the Wi-Fi latency manager brings fluent, speedy and vivid game experience. In addition, Snapdragon 730G also support some select Snapdragon Elite Gaming features. These are the reasons why Mi Note 10’s performance is better than Mi 9T.

Other devices that have made it to the list of the Top 10 best performing mid-range phones are, in order, Samsung A80 8GB+128GB variant (avg. score: 250,585), Mi 9 SE 6GB+128GB variant (avg. score: 225,448), realme XT 8GB+128GB variant (avg. score: 223,025), realme Q 8GB+128GB variant (avg. score: 222,327), Mi 9 Lite 6GB+128GB variant (avg. score: 215,504), Redmi Note 7 Pro 6GB+128GB (avg. score: 215,093) and Vsmart Live 6GB+64GB variant (avg. score: 214,425).

In general, there are not many changes in the mid-range phone list of this month, with the first three positions occupied by Xiaomi smartphones. At present, smartphones powered by Snapdragon 765G, MediaTek Dimensity 1000L and Samsung Exynos 980 have already officially gone on sale. Hopefully, there will be some real changes in the ranking lists of the next three months. Let’s stay tuned.