The Nokia 2 just got its specifications leaked via an AnTuTu benchmark listing and the entry-level smartphone also might be the cheapest device to be output by the Finnish company.
For those who care about benchmark figures, the iPhone has often come out on top despite having fewer cores and lesser RAM compared to its Android rivals. We’ve seen it on the iPhone 6s Plus and again with the iPhone 7/7 Plus.
After enjoying the #1 spot for the longest time, the iPhone 7 Plus has finally dethroned for the very first time on Antutu.
OK, so you might have heard that a certain Chinese smartphone company called OnePlus just unveiled their brand new flagship smartphone called the OnePlus 5. It’s got a monster spec sheet including geek-gasm inducing words like “Snapdragon 835”, “128GB of UFS2.1 storage” and “8GB of LPDDR4X RAM” which looks great in a brochure.
Unfortunately, by now, you might also have heard that this very company has been accused of cheating on synthetic benchmark tests by rigging their device to “maximise performance” during certain benchmarks. This obviously caused an uproar because this isn’t the first time OnePlus had been caught red handed.
But my question is: How much does this matter to you the end consumer?
MediaTek‘s Helio X30 chipset is looking pretty powerful, what with it sweeping away the competition on Antutu. The brand has plans for this new chip of theirs to be the flagship CPU for 2017, and here is why.
Now it appears that a new one is coming and it could be announced as early as next month.
The iPhone SE packs a powerful A9 processor in a compact 4″ smartphone body but is it really as good as the iPhone 6s? As we wait for the iPhone SE to hit the shelves, it appears that the new device is faster than its bigger models.
With just 2 more weeks until Samsung Unpacked 2016, the new Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge appear to have leaked in the flesh. Previously, its purported official press pics have suggested a similar appearance with its current Galaxy S6/S6 edge flagship, but it gets some refinements to make it smoother around the edges.
If these images are the real deal, this is the best look at what Samsung has to reveal at Barcelona on 21st February.
AnTuTu, a company responsible for the development of the AnTuTu benchmark app which we (along with many other reviewers) use when reviewing phones, publishes their annual Performance Ranking Report ranking the 10 best smartphones of that particular year.
Before v6.0 of the app, the report only consisted of Android phones. With this new version, though, 2015’s report is the first cross-platform ranking report and my goodness was it an interesting one. While we weren’t that surprised that the iPhone 6s Plus was #1 on their list, we were shocked at how MUCH further it was from the competition. Let me give you a hint: 132k.
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When the Galaxy S6 was announced, it whooped other devices on Antutu benchmarks by a huge margin. With half of 2015 gone and there are newer flagships sporting Qualcomm’s top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor, the Galaxy S6 continues to reign supreme thanks to its 64-bit 14nm Exynos 7420 processor, 3GB of LP-DDR4 RAM and a faster Universal Flash Storage.
We got the chance to put the HTC One M9 through its paces to see how the it compares against its other flagship rivals.
In terms of specifications, the HTC One M9 is thoroughly modern with a top of the top of the line Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of super fast DDR4 RAM and 32GB of on board storage, so you can expect to perform well in both the AnTuTu and Geekbench tests.
As you can see, the HTC One 9 is ahead of the competition posting a respectable 52530 in the AnTuTu test and a 1093 in the Geekbench single core test and 3455 in Geekbench’s multi core test. This puts the One M9 above all other flagship smartphones out there. It’s better than the current benchmark champion, the Meixu MX4 and its also better than the Galaxy Note 4 and the OnePlus One. However, as far as benchmark test results are concerned, the One M9 pales in comparison to the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 posted a score of 67000 in AnTuTU and a score of 1476 in the single core Geekbench test and 5104 in the Geekbench multi core test.
This is perhaps due in part to a new and improved Exynos 7420 octa-core processor that boasts a 14nm core (vs a 20nm core in the One M9) that’s mated to a 3GB DRR4 RAM and for the first time in a smartphone, the use of Universal Flash Storage developed by Samsung that claims to be 30% faster and 50% more energy efficient than eMMC memory — the most common form of memory embedded in high-end smartphones today, including the HTC One M9.
Of course, benchmark scores are just one aspect of a device’s capabilities. Other aspects like battery life, ease of use as well as display, camera performance and data connectivity performance are all equally as important, and for that we’ll need more time with the HTC One M9.