iPhone 7 Plus Loses Out Top Position in Antutu’s Monthly Best Performing Smartphones

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus has been the leading world’s fastest smartphones on the AnTuTu’s monthly best performing smartphones list and has now been replaced by HTC’s recently-launched flagship smartphone HTC U11 beating the phablet in AnTuTu’s overall performance benchmark with an average score of 180,079 vis-a-vis while iPhone 7 Plus’ average score of 174,299.

According to AnTuTu, to find out the reason for the score reduction of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus it analyzed the data from AnTuTu backstage and found that the score reduction mainly concentrated on single-core section and UX section. Thus, as per the website, the reduction in speed might be caused by the upgrade to iOS v10.3.

However, on the list, the two smartphones (HTC U11 and iPhone 7 Plus) are followed by Mi6, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, iPhone 7, OnePlus 3T , OnePlus 3, LeEco Le Pro and LeEco Le Max 2 (in their respective orders mentioned). The benchmark website ranks both iOS and Android smartphones.

Among the Android smartphones, Xiaomi Mi 6 was ranked 2nd (3rd in overall) with an average AnTuTu score of 172,494 surpassing the Galaxy S8 3rd (4th in overall) and S8 Plus 4th (5th in overall) that received 172,368 and 172,359 average AnTuTu scores respectively. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is powered by Snapdragon 835 mobile platform with CPU clock speed of up to 2.45 GHz, and offers 6GB of RAM.

The overall configuration of these two models (Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus) are almost the same, therefore scores of the two models are very close.

Also according to AnTuTu, these are average scores, not the highest scores and that the actual running results may fluctuate, which is a normal phenomenon. Similarly, data amount is at least 1000 data samples for a single model.

Honorable Mentions:

  1. The iPhone 7 was ranked 6th (2nd in iOS handsets) with an average AnTuTu score of 167,837.
  2. Samsung’s S-series smartphones; the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were in 23rd (21st in Android handsets) and 18th (16th in Android handsets) position respectively – carrying an average AnTuTu score of 140,431 and 141,729 respectively.
  3. Huawei’s lastest flagship in the P-series; the Huawei P10 was in the 20th (18th in Android handsets) position with an average score of 141,548. Meanwhile, the P10 Plus was in the 28th position having scored an average AnTuTu score of 137,748.
  4. Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL were in 24th and 19th position respectively given their AnTuTu average score of 140,243 and 141,717. These phablets were announced during a press event on October 4th, 2016 and serve as the first smartphones in the Google Pixel hardware line, with successors confirmed for 2017.

Editor’s Note: AnTuTu’s monthly ‘global top 10 performance smartphones (May 2017) list includes both Android and iOS smartphones. Follow this LINK to check out the full list.

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