It is no secret that the best combination of hardware and software does anyone smartphone the first position of the device. For many years, Apple’s iPhone was known for such a combination – its hardware is made for its software and vice versa. Anyway, now, we will talk about the best Android phones. Today, AnTuTu released a report, showing which Android smartphones entered the top ten in three categories of flagships, secondary and mid-range. The lists show the best phones in May.
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Flagship models: The best Android phones
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is without a doubt the best chipset in the Android camp. Its presence means that we are dealing with a flagship phone. Therefore, it is not surprising to see the best Android phones in the category that come with the mentioned SoC.
However, it is not perfect. We know that the chip uses Samsung’s 4 nm process node, which has some heating problems. That’s why the recently announced Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 replaces it with the same manufacturing process of TSMC, which has proven to be more stable. However, the first smartphones powered by this new chip are not yet available on the market. and the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 still dominates the category.
Let’s get to know the specific models that entered the top 10. It is not surprising that the Black Shark 5 Pro ranks first with an average rating of 1,048,179. Second place is the camera version below the Red Magic 7 Pro screen with an average score of 1,032,445. Third place is the Lenovo Y90 handset with an average rating of 1,020,942. So, as we can see, the first three are gaming phones.
However, the Black Shark 5 Pro could win the race due to the SSD + UFS 3.1 combination. The latter greatly improves the storage capacity of the mobile phone. Therefore, MEM performance is far ahead of competing models. Instead, the Red Magic 7 Pro takes advantage of active air cooling and heat dissipation. Comes with a built-in customized small fan. Thanks to this, the CPU / GPU maintains a high frequency for a longer period of time.
Although the Legion Y90 combines the two solutions Black Shark and Red Magic, it comes with a combination of SSD + UFS 3.1 (640 GB only top version) and active air cooling, for some reason it took third place.
Well, there are also two models with the Dimensity 9000 on the list of the best Android phones. The VIVO X80 is ranked fourth with an average score of 1,013,845. We assume that the GPU performance of this chip is behind the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. So it only appeared in fourth place.
Sub-Flagships models: The best Android phones
Eight out of ten models have MediaTek processors. Most of them use the Dimensity 8100, which appeared a while ago.
The first model in the list of the best Android phones in the sub-flagship category is the VIVO S15 Pro. It has an average score of 814,995. Under the hood, it carries the mentioned Dimensity 8100 processor.
The second and third models are the Realme GT Neo 3 and the Redmi Note 11T Pro +. The average scores are 809,706 and 808,642, respectively. In general, all three models come with similar configurations. So it makes sense to see identical scores.
What about mid-range models?
The list of the best mid-range Android phones has not changed much. The reason is that many manufacturers have slowed down the release speed of new smartphones in this category. However, most models have the Snapdragon 778G chip. But there is a headset powered by the Dimensity 900.
The first place is still occupied by the iQOO Z5, which is accompanied by the Snapdragon 778G. Apart from that, our protagonist has the full version of LPDDR5 (6400Mbps) as well as the full version of UFS3.1 (new V6 process).
The Xiaomi Civi 1S and Honor 60 Pro rank second and third, respectively. Both use the Snapdragon 778G Plus, with an average rating of 552,084 and 548,726, respectively.