As is the tradition with benchmark site AnTuTu, a list of the best smartphones in terms of performance has been released. This list is for the month of August and only covers Android devices.
At the top of the list is Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming smartphone. The Snapdragon 845-powered device has an AnTuTu score of 292,887 points. The Black Shark packs 8GB of RAM but also has a 6GB variant. It uses liquid cooling to prevent the device from heating up when in use.
Next on the list is the Meizu 16th. This is Meizu’s latest flagship released in August and it’s interesting to see it close to the top on its very first appearance. Just like the Black Shark, it has a Snapdragon 845 processor under its hood and also uses liquid cooling tech. The Meizu 16th scored 291025 points – roughly 2000 less than the Black Shark. The bigger version, the Meizu 16th Plus has a higher score but didn’t make it to the list due to insufficient sampling according to AnTuTu.
Grabbing the third spot is Smartisan’s Nut R1 flagship with 289490 points. This is yet another interesting device from China and one that will likely not make it out of the country (officially).
The Vivo NEX with its pop-out front-facing camera is at the 4th position with 286,286 points while Xiaomi’s Mi 8 Explorer Edition follows closely with 286268 points. The OPPO Find X is sixth on the list with 285,344 points.
The OnePlus 6 is at the 7th position but may end up getting pushed down further next month when devices like the Meizu 16th Plus and the soon-to-be-announced Nubia Z18 make the list.
As you must have observed, all the devices on the list are powered by the same Qualcomm chipset. This should change by November when the Krin 980-powered Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro make the list.
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