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

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It’s already June. Almost half a year has passed in 2020. The flagship models for the first half year have been launched to the market. In the following days, we don’t expect to see mobile phones with too high configuration. Maybe in the second half year, after September, we’ll see a new peak in launching new products.

Today, according to the backstage product statistics sorted by Antutu, the Top 10 Best Performing Android Phones May 2020 has been released. Now let’s have a look at new phones and their rankings in May.

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

Same as before, we will release rankings of both flagship models and middle-range models at the same time. The rankings more depend on the SoC.

The data collection period is from May 1 to May 31. The scores shown are all average scores, instead of the highest ones. For each model, over 1,000 items of product figures or statistics have been analyzed. The data are calculated based on Antutu Benchmark V8.

1. Flagship Mobile Phones

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

In May, on the ranking list of Android phones performance, the top 1 was still Mi 10 Pro 8+256G, manufactured by China’s mobile phone provider, Xiaomi. It has the overall benchmark score of 590838. Compared with last month, the score decreases a little bit. However, the overall score of nearly 600,000 is still a proof that the performance is excellent. It is rather reasonable as Xiaomi is famous for the good performance of its products.

The second on the list is Redmi K30 Pro 6+128G, a product of the brand Redmi under Xiaomi. This model is the best one among Redmi series, whose overall benchmark score is 586004.

Now in the market, the screen with a hole in the front is very popular. However, Redmi K30 Pro is different. It adopts the 6.67-inch “pop-up” full screen, so its screen-to-body ratio reaches 92.7%. At the back, it is designed with 3D four-sided curve body and “Oreo-style” arrangement of four cameras. The flashlight is located below the camera and the logo of “Redmi” is located at the lower middle part at the back. Moreover, the 3.5mm hole for earphones is kept.

The inspiration for the design of Redmi K30 Pro comes from the star system. There are four color options: sky blue, moon white, space gray, and star purple. Models of the first two colors are made of mirrored glass while those of the latter two are of frosted glass.

The third is also from Chinese manufacturer named OnePlus and the specific model is OnePlus 8 Pro 12+256G, with the overall benchmark score of 581794. OnePlus 8 Pro was launched on April 14. The most impressive feature is the flexible AMOLED pupil screen with 2K-resolution, whose refresh rate is 120Hz and the screen color accuracy reaches 1.07 billion. It earns the DisplayMate A+ rating and supports MEMC frame technology (supporting maximum 120 frames for videos). It is one of the top screens for mobile phones.

The above three mobile phones all adopt the Snapdragon 865 processor, so their benchmark scores concerning overall performance don’t vary too much. It’s understandable because the hardware that affects the benchmark score is the same. Therefore, users don’t need to worry too much. Their selling points are distinct. When making the purchase decision, users only need to think about their true demands.

Those ranking the fourth to the tenth are: Mi 10 8+256G version (average score of 574229), Samsung S20 Ultra 5G (990) 12+128GB version (average score of 519975), Samsung S20+ 5G (990) 12+128GB version (average score of 513185), ROG Phone 2 12+512GB version (average score of 510146), Samsung S20+ (990) 8+128GB version (average score of 506240), realme X2 Pro 12+256G version (average score of 500573), Samsung S20 5G (990) 8+128GB version (average score of 500503).

It can be seen that China’s manufacturers always stand out by the performance of their new phones, especially Xiaomi, a manufacturer famous for performance. The configurations of its hardware are the best in the market. Among the top four, three of them are newly-launched products from Xiaomi. Without doubt, these mobile phones are the best performing Android phones now.

2. Middle-range Mobile Phones

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

On the ranking list of middle-range mobile phones, Huawei’s nova 7i, which ranked the first last month, falls to the second place this month. The first place has been won by Xiaomi’s 5G middle-range mobile phone, Redmi K30 5G 6+64, with the overall benchmark score of 317540; while Huawei’s nova 7i 6+128G has the benchmark score of only 310227, thus ranking the next.

Redmi K30 5G was launched in January, 2020. It is the first smartphone shipped with Snapdragon 765G. Now that almost half a year has passed, we can see its performance has been recognized by the market.

The third on the ranking list is Redmi Note 8 Pro, which we’re very familiar with. Since its launch, it has been staying in Top 3 among all middle-range mobile phones. For several months in a row, it has ranked the first, which shows that G90T of MediaTek is really strong. This time, it has the benchmark score of 291785, which doesn’t change too much. However, since Redmi K30 5G has taken the first place, we can see that things may change in the future.

realme 6, the latest version of realme, ranks the fourth, which is the same as the ranking in last month. Same as the second place Redmi Note 8 Pro, it is equipped with MediaTek G90T processor, with the average benchmark score of 290700. Users don’t need to worry about the performance too much since their scores are almost the same.

The following seven products are in the order: realme 6 Pro 8+128GB version (average score of 284437), Redmi Note 9S 6+128GB version (average score of 277489),  Mi Note 10 Pro 8+256GB version (average score of 273013), Mi 9T 6+128GB version (average score of 264855), Samsung A71 6+128GB version (average score of 263520), realme XT 8+128GB version (average score of 235193).

The rankings don’t change much compared with that in April. From the sales performance, we can see that 765G is a quite satisfactory processor for middle-range mobile phones. It can also support dual-mode 5G network. It can be predicted that in the coming days, we will see more and more new mobile phones equipped with this processor. Whether there will be more competitors or not depends on the performance of new middle-range processors of MediaTek and Kirin.

On the ranking list of May, 9 of them are equipped with 5G processors. That is to say, with the same budget, people find it easy to accept 5G mobile phones. In the future, it remains to be seen when 5G network signals can cover more places around the globe. It would be a great pity if we have the mobile phones with so strong performance but the network signal is not good.