Most powerful Android in October revealed, it's not ROG Phone 5
Most powerful Android phone, you ask? AnTuTu recently listed the top 10 Android smartphones that scored high on its test, including all the global models. And surprisingly, it wasn't the Asus ROG Phone 5. The list was dominated by the Nubia Red Magic 6, which is a gaming phone relying on the Snapdragon 888 chip.
The Red Magic 6 scored 858,734 points, edging out the ROG Phone 5 by some considerable margin, which itself managed to score 821,339 points. The third place was secured by the Realme GT, which also uses the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Note this, the top 10 phones are all powered by the Snapdragon 888, neither Exynos nor MediaTek Dimensity chips are to be seen anywhere.
Most powerful Android phones listed
Rest of the top slots are mostly taken by gaming phones that were launched in the later part of 2021. The iQOO 7 sits at fourth spot, followed by the OnePlus 9 Pro, Xiaomi 11i, and Asus ZenFone 8 Mini.
Surprisingly, the Ultra phones of 2021 have been sitting lower than expected. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra narrowly edges out the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra for the eighth position, with the Sony Xperia 1 III 5G.
The list has not considered any of the phones with the Snapdragon 888 Plus chip, of which only a few exist. Moreover, with Qualcomm expected to announce the Snapdragon 898 soon, this list may see a major reshuffle by February 2022 at the earliest. Companies like Xiaomi, Motorola and Samsung are expected to unveil their high-end flagship phones in early 2022.
While higher benchmark scores are surely a nice thing to consider, the user experience is crucial and that may not be proportional to the AnTuTu scores. Hence, we advise that you should not buy smartphones based on AnTuTu or any other benchmark scores. These benchmark scores do not take into consideration your personal preferences.