Xiaomi BLACK SHARK Leads in AnTuTu's Top 10 best performance Android smartphones of May 2018
Xiaomi backed BLACK SHARK Gaming phone spearheads the list of the best performing Android iterations for the month of May, courtesy of AnTuTu. Plus, another smartphone-maker surprises the list with its lone entry.
The Xiaomi BLACK SHARK is the best performing Android smartphone in May 2018, according to the latest AnTuTu list. The Chinese tech giant's first gaming phone managed to outperform usual key players on the list, such as Samsung, OnePlus and HUAWEI. But for most tech onlookers, the list isn't exactly a huge shocker.
The inexpensive, ground-breaking Xiaomi BLACK SHARK packs a massive combination of 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage, which frankly is already a surefire killer in this segment alone. Generating a staggering score of 268,994 points, the gaming iteration from the rising brand houses the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with an Adreno 630 GPU and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. All the bells and whistles in a smartphone are also included such as a dual-camera setup of 12MP + 20MP at the back with a 20MP front-facing camera, an 18:9 ratio, and a mighty 4000mAh non-removable battery.
Trailing behind Xiaomi's gaming phone is the current epitome of an Android smartphone performance, the OnePlus 6 with a total score of 267,511 points. The latest flagship also totes the fastest chipset around and comes with usual premium RAM and internal storage combination.
Frequent chart-topper, the Samsung Galaxy S9+, settled in the third spot with 265,132 points. The current flagship phablet from the South Korean tech giant runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 or Samsung's very own Exynos 9810 chipset depending on the market and is IP68-certified. Its sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S9, clinched the fifth spot with 263,701 points. Also powered by Qualcomm's fastest chipset now and the brand's proprietary chipset, the current flagship boasts of 4GB RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt storage.
In between Samsung's flagship iterations is the biggest surprise on the list. Sony's current mini monster offering, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact. It currently runs on Snapdragon 845 and is supported by 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage. The Japanese tech-maker's latest iteration also features an IP68 certification and is regarded as the best compact-sized smartphone in the industry now.
It's as clear as sky now that the list is dominated by Snapdragon 845-running devices, a sure indication that the Qualcomm's chipset still reigns supreme in the processor department. Meanwhile, a few notable entries have also landed at the top with Xiaomi and Sony as the biggest surprises. However, the list should become even more interesting this month as other tech players have just released their competing flagships.