Here Are The Top Performing Chipsets Based On A Report From AnTuTu

Omar Sohail

Popular smartphone benchmarking application AnTuTu is used for comparing an insurmountable number of devices and now, we bring to you the top 10 lists of mobile chipsets, based on the numbers that they have managed to garner.


Snapdragon 820 Is At The Top Of The Food Chain, With Apple’s A9 SoC In Close Pursuit, According To AnTuTu

Now, the numbers you are seeing here are a representation of how they will perform based on an ideal environment. Right now, the highest ever resolution present on an iPhone is 1080p, whereas Android handsets have gone up to 4K (Xperia Z5 Premium being the prime example), showing that if handsets featuring different resolutions are used, then the results achieved will obviously be far different than what you will see. Just a while back, we reported that iPhone 6s Plus smoked Galaxy S7 in the latest benchmarking run, suggesting that specifications on paper tell half the story.

According to the latest report from AnTuTu, Qualcomm’s 14nm FinFET SoC, Snapdragon 820 gained the top position with a score that is higher than both A9 and Samsung’s Exynos 8890. This goes to show you that just like A9, you do not need higher number of cores to define the true meaning of performance in a smartphone. Several of Qualcomm’s SoCs entered the top charts, and not surprisingly, the company’s Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 650 were among them.


Despite being manufactured on the 28nm node, earlier benchmarking results of these chipsets show that they should not be taken lightly by any means. With Samsung, Qualcomm and Apple hogging up the charts, there is no sign of MediaTek and its Helio X20 (more commonly known as MT6797). This is because the 10-core chipset is yet to be introduced in an Android powered smartphone, and until it does, it looks like these scores are going to remain like this.

With smartphones displays increasing in terms of the total number of pixels rendered on the screen, it is imperative that these mobile chipsets be running GPUs that not only shine in performance charts, but in efficiency as well. Given below is a list of GPUs present in their respective SoCs, and have been ranked according to their scores obtained.

  1. Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (Adreno530): GPU score of 55,000
  2. Samsung Exynos 8890 (Mali-T880 MP12)
  3. Apple A9 (PowerVR GT7600): The GPU equals Mali-T880 MP12
  4. HiSilicon Kirin 950 (Mali-T880 MP4)
  5. Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 (Adreno 418)
  6. Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 (Adreno 510)

Since the latest lineup of high-end devices sport no less than a 1080p, we have to take into account the fact that AnTuTu’s performance numbers will appear less on resolutions of 1440p. The handsets benchmarking using the aforementioned chipsets were most likely tested out using 1080p displays in order to remain accuracy of results based on a single variable.

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