The list of the best-performing Android smartphones on AnTuTu benchmarks for January 2023 is here. While the top spot has again been retained by Vivo’s flagship, the X90 Pro+, most of the other smartphones in this month’s list are powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. Several new phones have also managed to make the cut in the top ten positions this time around. On that note, let’s take a quick look at the best-performing phones according to AnTuTu benchmarks for the month of January 2023.
1. Vivo X90 Pro+
Coming at the top is the Vivo X90 Pro+ which has managed to retain its position from last month as the best-performing Android smartphone on AnTuTu benchmark for January 2023. Packing in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC paired with Vivo’s custom V2 chip, the X90 Pro+ doesn’t hold back when it comes to performing high-intensity tasks such as running ultra-heavy graphical games or multitasking between dozens of apps.
Apart from performance, the Vivo X90 Pro+ excels in the camera department as well. The large protruding camera housing on the rear carries a quadruple setup comprising a 1-inch 50MP IMX989 primary sensor, a 50MP IMX758 portrait sensor, a 48MP ultrawide sensor, and a 64MP telephoto sensor. The cameras are tuned in collaboration with Zeiss for superior images and videos, especially during the night. Upfront, the handset flaunts a 6.78-inch curved QHD+ AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1800 nits peak brightness. A 4,700mAh battery is in place to keep things running on the smartphone.
2. iQOO 11
The vanilla iQOO 11 has managed to replace its sibling, the iQOO 11 Pro, from the previous month to take up the second spot on January 2023’s AnTuTu list. Just like the Vivo X90 Pro+, the iQOO also carries the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and V2 chip duo that work in tandem to provide impressive performance and photography capabilities. Besides that, a large vapour chamber inside the iQOO 11 helps the device in maintaining balanced temperatures during heavy workloads.
As for the rest of the specifications, the iQOO features a 6.78-inch 2K AMOLED LTPO 4.0 display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 13MP 2x telephoto camera, a 16MP selfie shooter, and a 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging. The device arrived in India in early January as the country’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 smartphone.
3. Lenovo Legion Y70
Coming up next is the Lenovo Legion Y70 which is a gaming-oriented smartphone featuring robust aesthetics and a sturdy build. The device has dethroned the ASUS ROG Phone 6 from its position by achieving a mighty impressive score of 1,112,092 on AnTuTu benchmarks for the month of January 2023. Though the smartphone is officially sold only in China, it doesn’t take away the fact that the Legion Y70 is one of the best gaming smartphones on the market right now.
Providing prowess to the smartphone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. Lenovo has made several tweaks on the software front for an enhanced and smooth gaming experience. On the front, there is a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate along with HDR10+ support.
4. Redmi K50 Ultra
The Redmi K50 Ultra has risen up the ranks from seventh position to fourth place in AnTuTu benchmarks top performing Android smartphone list for January 2023. This particular handset is the top-of-the-line smartphone in the Redmi K50 lineup which features a flaunt-worthy 6.67-inch 2K+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset paired with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
Also known as the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition in China, the device doesn’t miss out on the optics as well as it carries an OIS-enabled 108MP primary camera and a 20MP selfie snapper. Running under the hood is a 5,000mAh battery with up to 120W fast charging support that can juice up the phone from 0 to 100 percent in just 19 minutes.
5. ASUS Zenfone 9
The ASUS Zenfone 9 has once again managed to make an appearance in the AnTuTu benchmark’s top-performing Android smartphones list. Just like several handsets on this list, the Zenfone 9 carries the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset paired with a cooling system that aids the processor in delivering sustained performance for long durations.
Coming with a compact 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the Zenfone 9 is a great option for those who seek a performance-oriented device that can easily fit in their palms effortlessly. The phone comes with a gimbal-like stabilisation system on its dual rear cameras comprising a 50MP primary sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens. ASUS has also gone ahead and fitted a 3.5mm headphone jack on the Zenfone 9 which is quite rare on high-end smartphones these days. Lastly, a 4,300mAh battery runs the show that comes with 30W charging support.
6. Xiaomi 12T Pro
Taking up sixth place is one of the world’s first 200MP sensor smartphones, the Xiaomi 12T Pro. The performance side of things is taken care of by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which is paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The display on the Xiaomi 12T Pro measures 6.67 inches and comes with 2K+ resolution along with a 120Hz refresh rate. For a pleasurable entertainment and gaming experience, Xiaomi has partnered with Harman Kardon to tune the stereo speakers on the 12T Pro. As for the software, though the smartphone comes with MIUI 13 out of the box, certain regional variants of the device have started receiving the Android 13-based MIUI 14 update. Providing power to the Xiaomi 12T Pro is a 5,000mAh battery with 120W charging support.
7. Nubia Red Magic 7
After missing out on the previous month’s top-performing Android smartphone in the AnTuTu benchmark list, Nubia makes an appearance this time around with its Red Magic 7. The handset has tons of gaming aesthetics going for it such as the RGB lighting on the back, an extremely eye-catching design, and an inbuilt fan for throttle-free performance that aids the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC running at its core.
The rest of the specifications include a 6.8-inch AMOLED display with 165Hz refresh rate, 64MP triple rear cameras with 8K video recording support, an 8MP selfie snapper, up to 16GB RAM and 512GB ROM, and a 4,500mAh battery with 120W charging.
8. iQOO Neo 7
The iQOO Neo 7 is surprisingly the only smartphone in this list to carry a MediaTek processor, which is the Dimensity 9000+. The smartphone is not to be confused with the Indian variant that is launching on February 16th with the Dimensity 8200 SoC.
As for the position, Neo 7 has managed to hold on to its position from the previous month’s benchmarks. The device’s specifications include a 6.76-inch FHD AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 50MP triple rear cameras, and 16MP selfie shooter, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage, and a 5,000mAh battery with 120W charging.
9. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 has moved up a spot to gain the ninth position in January 2023’s AnTuTu benchmarks. The foldable carries a vast eye-pleasing 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED inner display with a 6.2-inches HD+ cover display. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 chipset paired with Adreno GPU. along with 12GB RAM, the Galaxy Z Fold4 should easily be able to handle any task thrown at it be it running graphic-intensive games, recording high-resolution videos, or rendering edits.
The Galaxy Z Fol4 also delivers exceptional results with its 50MP primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and 10MP telephoto sensor. Running the show is a 4,400mAh battery featuring 25W wired and 15W wireless charging support.
10. Xiaomi 12 Pro
Grabbing the tenth place on January 2023’s AnTuTu list is Xiaomi’s flagship, the Xiaomi 12 Pro. Running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the handset touts 50MP triple rear cameras on each lens comprising a primary sensor, an ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2x optical zoom telephoto camera. Upfront, there is a 6.73-inch curved LTPO AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 1500 nits peak brightness. The Xiaomi 12 Pro runs on a 4,600mAh battery with 120W wired and 50W wireless charging support.