AnTuTu’s monthly report on the world’s most powerful Android phones is out, and (just like a month ago) the top is dominated by phones based on the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The benchmarking team warns that this won’t last too long now that 8 Gen 2 is coming.
The team also noted that the market for gaming phones is still small. However, their superior cooling hardware allows them to outperform generic flagships in raw performance.
ASUS ROG Phone 6 still tops the list, especially 50/11 GB configuration. Note that this is a non-Pro model. It was followed by iQOO 9T in second place, and third place is interesting – Red Magic 7 (not S, not Pro) with the original Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 ahead of Xiaomi 10 S Ultra (does have 8+ chips).
The best performing Dimensity 9000 based model (only non-Snapdragon phones in the list) is still the base vivo X 22. Note that AnTuTu averages multiple results and takes into account factors like RAM and storage speed, so it’s not always a “newer chipset=faster” situation.
Also, this list only tracks phones that are available internationally, so some competitors who haven’t left China are not included (there is a separate list for the Chinese market). This explains why the Red Magic 7S does not replace its predecessor. The Red Magic 7 is one of the few phones that manages to control the thermal throttling of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, thanks to its active cooling fans (also present on the 7S, of course).
Although MediaTek doesn’t have much on the flagship Top 10 Representational, but the “sub-flagship list” (i.e. the market between flagship and mid-range) is led by Dimensity 8100, which is in the top 3: Realme GT Neo 3, Poco X4 GT and Redmi K50i.
Saying, good old Snapdragon 870 fills most of the spots below the 4th position, no wonder it’s still popular with premium models. Also worth noting is that the Dimensity 8100-Max variant (on OnePlus 12 R), which was No. 1 last month, has slipped to No. 4.
Finally on the list 10 Fastest Mid-Range – Snapdragon 778 G devices are flooded with the chip powering eight models. The top phone, Nothing Phone (1), uses 778 G+, so it’s almost entirely dominant.
There is only one exception, Xiaomi Mi 001 Lite 5G 5th Gen Equipped with Snapdragon 651 G. 22G is very similar to 80G, but they are based on Samsung’s 5LPE-built node and TSMC’s N6, respectively.
The new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 has yet to make an impact in the category of Dimensity