Before buying a new smart device, most of us like to know how it performs, beforehand. Benchmarks are good sources for such information, even though some people don’t rely too much on them. AnTuTu Benchmark is arguably one of the most famous and used benchmark today, which provides relatively accurate results of device performance. The guys at AnTuTu released a report on the top performing smartphones of Q1 2015, and it’s interesting to read.
On the very top of the list lay the two Galaxy S6 smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Right below them is the HTC One M9, followed by the last generation of smartphones, including the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4, the OnePlus One and others. Quite interestingly, the relatively new, Snapdragon 810-rocking LG G Flex 2 underimpressed, ranking below the Note 4, Nexus 6 and the Galaxy S5. The Meizu MX 4 is right below the Galaxy S5, good enough for fifth in the list with its MediaTek MT6595 octa-core processor.
Popularity-wise, the Snapdragon chips are enjoying the largest audience. 50% of the tested devices use the Snapdragon 805 chipset, while the Snapdragon 801, 805 and the MediaTek MT6595 empower just one device each. The new Exynos 7420 chip is featured in just two devices, you can guess which.
When we speak of processor performance, the Exynos 7420 simply dominates the competition. The Snapdragon 810 is not that far behind, the S805 is in the middle, while the Snapdragon 801 and MediaTek MT6595 scored significantly worse. No question why the Sansung Galaxy S6 outscored the next best phone, the One M9, by a margin of 10000 points.
Today phones have got so powerful that these scores are meaningless to the average consumer. Really, who will notice the difference that the benchmark scores suggest in real-life usage? It’s still fun comparing top-of-the-line tech though, seeing the top smartphones go head-to-head in a hard computing battle.