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

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

Let’s see which product ranks the first inthe Global Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones, February 2020 according tothe 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 mostlydetermined by the SoC.

The data collection period was from February1 to February 29. The scores shown here are all average scores, not the highestones, which are more representative. And the number of products for datacollection concerning single mobile phone is larger than 1,000. The data arecalculated 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 supergame phone of ASUS ROG Phone 2 12GB+512GB, with the average benchmark score of507284. It is five consecutive months that this phone ranks the first among allAndroid phones in terms of performance. Since its launch in last September, ithas been ranking the first. Without doubt, the powerful configuration is stillthe key to good performance of Android phones.

OnePlus 7T 8GB+256GB follows, ranking thesecond, with the average benchmark score of 494705. OnePlus has been rankingthe 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 thesecond time that it has been ranking the third, with the overall benchmarkscore of 482480.

The fourth and fifth ones are still twophones of OnePlus: OnePlus 7 Pro 8GB+256GB and OnePlus 7 8GB+256GB, with theaverage benchmark score respectively at 473991 and 468519, showing nosignificant difference.

The phones ranking the 6th to the 10th are:Samsung Note 10+ (9825) 12GB+256GB (average score of 453939), Redmi K20 Pro6GB+128GB (average score of 451761), Samsung Note10 (9825) 8GB+256GB (averagescore of 448043), Mi 9 6GB+128GB (average score of 445567), and Mi 9T Pro8GB+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 thedata of the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 series equipped with Snapdragon 865. Butwe don’t have enough data for this series, and that’s why it’s not listed inthe ranking. Here, it’s just a warm-up.

The current overall benchmark score for themost powerful new product of Samsung S20 Ultra 5G (12GB+256GB) is 559781, whileS20+ (12GB+256GB), whose positioning is slightly lower than the previous one,has the overall benchmark score of 553735. These two new products are both 5Gphones equipped with Snapdragon 865. The key difference lies in screen size andrear camera. S20 Ultra 5G is definitely the king among all Android phones interms of configuration. It is truly amazing from all aspects, so it is naturalthat it gets the highest benchmark score.

There is one special type, Samsung S20Ultra 5G (990)12GB+128GB. It is also a new product of Samsung. However, its SoCis Exynos 990, a 5G processor researched and developed by Samsung itself. Theperformance may be slightly weaker than that of Snapdragon 865, but the overallbenchmark score still reaches 519508, which is far higher than that of theflagship SoC Snapdragon 855+ during the 4G times. This has demonstrated Samsung’sstrength. However, the storage is only 128GB, which is why the overall score islittle bit lower.

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

Good news is that there will finally besome 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 theranking of mid-range phones. The one ranking the first is still Redmi Note 8Pro 6GB+128GB, with the overall benchmark score of 291733. The score barelychanges 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, withSnapdragon 730, a processor which we’re very familiar with. It’s the best CPUfor the mid-range phones and the score seems understandable.

The third place is Mi 9T 6GB+128GB, withthe 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 thesecond place -- Samsung A71, is the limited RAM of only 6GB.

The next seven products are: Mi Note 106GB+128GB (average score of 264576), realme XT 8GB+128GB (average score of228834), 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 somechanges in Top 10 best performing Android phones. It means that Snapdragon 865and Samsung Exynos processors are officially entering the market. There haven’tbeen sufficient data yet, but at least we see some hope considering we’rewaiting 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 everymonth. Most importantly, 5G era is coming.