AnTuTu just released its own tops of the best smartphones analyzed in the first three quarters of the year and the results are surprising. We are close to the middle of the 4th quarter already and most of the big guns or flagships for 2015 are already out. But how do they fare against each other when it comes to the most extreme tests?
On the Chinese market, Huawei became king this year, overthrowing Xiaomi for the first time. But how does the global market work? who is the top dog this year?
It appears that AnTuTu tests declare Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core processors as the best mobile CPUs out there for now. Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processors are close by in terms of performance, but Exynos still has the upper hand.
The latest tests from July 1 to September 30 make Meizu Pro 5 the best smartphone you can have at the moment and AnTuTu don’t usually kid around. The device is at the top of this list with a score of over 76,000 points. Numbers two to five are taken by Samsung’s premium devices: the Galaxy note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge +, S6 and S6 Edge. Meizu Pro 5 is the first non-Samsung smartphone to run on an Exynos processor, which makes its position at the top of this list even more of a surprise.
In the top ten you will also find Le 1 Pro, HTC One MAX, Sony Xperia Z5, Xiaomi Mi Note Pro and OnePlus 2. It seems that 3rd quarter means good business for more than one OEM, which can only mean that you have many many options to choose from on the long run!
Xiaomi officially launched the Mi Note Pro today, a high-range phablet that looks exactly like an iPhone! Well, not really, some may say it’s even better! Let’s see what this little puppy is all about, shall we?
Mi Note Pro is pushing the limits of large smartphones with incredible tech builds. It packs a sunlight-optimized 5.7” QHD 2560×1440 display made by Sharp that has 515 pixels per inch and, under the hood, you will find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 4 GB of RAM, a 64GB eMMC 5.0 storage module plus a dual-SIM slots with LTE cat 9 support. The camera is a 13MP sensor with OIS. The device is powered by a 3090 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 to keep things running.
Design-wise, Mi Note Pro has a 3D inward curved Gorilla Glass panel on the front and back paired with an aluminum frame. It also sports an ESS ES9018K2M audio decoder that offers 24-bit/192 KHz audio support.
Xiaomi’s newest Note Pro runs on Android with a MIUI 6 skin and supports Google services in most countries, the exception being China, of course.
The initial price of the Pro was $532 but now the price was set at $483, a very good price for a pretty good-looking and functioning item. The phone goes on sale in China starting May 12th and there is no availability news for other countries at the moment.
Xiaomi debuts Mi Note Pro, the gold standard for smartphones
At an incredible price of RMB2999, Mi Note Pro redefines the high-end flagship market
BEIJING, May 6, 2015 — Xiaomi today showcased Mi Note Pro, the ultimate Android smartphone that redefines the market for high-end flagship devices. At an incredible price of RMB2999 (about US$483), Mi Note Pro is proof of Xiaomi’s commitment to making beautiful high-quality products accessible to more people.
Mi Note, which was unveiled in January, received glowing reviews and has been termed an exquisite work of art. Mi Note Pro takes that up a notch by being more powerful than ever. It is packed with the highest-quality components currently available in the industry, including the 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
Xiaomi’s founder and CEO Lei Jun says: “Mi Note Pro is by far Xiaomi’s most beautifully designed phone, using the most sophisticated technology and delivering an amazingly powerful performance.”
Mi Note Pro’s key features include:
64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB eMMC 5.0 flash storage
5.7″ 2K (2560 x 1440) display from Sharp/JDI (515 PPI)
Sunlight Display technology for unparalleled outdoor visibility
13MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS)
4G Dual SIM
Supports LTE CAT 9 for up to 450Mbps download speeds
Hardware-optimized Hi-Fi audio for incredible sound quality
High-capacity 3090mAh battery, supports Quick Charge 2.0 (charges up to 70% in 1 hour)
Incredible craftsmanship with an aluminum frame and curved 2.5D and 3D glass on the front and back
Mi Note Pro will be available online on Mi.com in China starting May 12. On the same day, it will also go on sale across Xiaomi’s Mi Home outlets in China.