The AnTuTu benchmark is a popular metric to evaluate the performance of Android smartphones. Every month, the service updates the overall performance scores of Android smartphones around the world, giving users a reference in terms of how each smartphone performs — individually and in comparison. The list, therefore, is a good indicator of the best-performing Android smartphones. On this note, here’s a look at the list of the best performing phones according to AnTuTu benchmark’s list of top 10 Android smartphones for the month of August 2022.
1. ASUS ROG Phone 6 | ₹71,999
Score: 1,110,172 points
The ROG Phone series has become a reputable line of high-performance smartphones, and every year, Taiwanese OEM ASUS has gradually upped the ante on how the device performs. After having seen Nubia’s Red Magic series rule the top of the list on AnTuTu results for so long, the ROG Phone 6 from ASUS is the very best among the top 10 Android smartphones on the benchmark service this month.
Key specifications include a 6.78-inch, 165Hz AMOLED display, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, a 50MP triple rear camera, an under-display fingerprint sensor, and a 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging.
2. iQOO 9T | ₹49,999
Score: 1,081,222 points
The iQOO 9T is one of the most well-priced flagship smartphones in the arena today, and is officially available in India as well. The smartphone is also among the best performing in the world, ranking second in August in AnTuTu’s ranking of the top 10 Android smartphones.
Key specifications of the iQOO 9T include a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and 1,500 nits peak brightness, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, and up to 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage pairing this configuration. To the rear is a 50MP triple camera setup that can record up to 60fps videos, and a 16MP front camera. It also gets gigabit-class dual-band Wi-Fi, and a 4,700mAh battery with 120W fast charging.
3. Nubia Red Magic 7 | $629 (~₹50,000, not in India)
Score: 1,054,238 points
Like ASUS’ ROG Phone series, ZTE subsidiary Nubia’s Red Magic series has constantly ranked among the top 10 Android smartphones in the world by sheer performance. Unfortunately, Nubia no longer officially sells its smartphones in India, which means that its latest iteration, the Red Magic 7, is not available in India officially.
In terms of specs and features, the phone gets pressure-sensitive triggers and a built-in cooling fan, underneath a 6.8-inch, 165Hz AMOLED display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, along with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. It also gets a 64MP triple rear camera that can record 8K videos, and a 4,500mAh battery that can charge at up to 120W as well.
4. Xiaomi 12S Ultra | CNY 5,999 (~₹69,000, expected in India soon)
Score: 1,052,756 points
The Xiaomi 12S Ultra has already been teased for a launch in India, and is primarily a photography-centric smartphone thanks to its association with iconic photography brand, Leica. It has also ranked as among the very best smartphones in the world — thus being a great performer as well.
It gets a 6.73-inch quad HD LTPO AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage, and an advanced rear camera setup with 50MP primary, 48MP telephoto with 5x optical zoom, 48MP ultra-wide and a depth sensor. It also gets Leica lenses, and can record 8K videos as well. All of this is powered by a 4,860mAh battery with 67W fast charging.
5. Black Shark 5 Pro | $549 (~₹44,000, not in India)
Score: 1,025,479 points
Black Shark was Xiaomi’s answer to ASUS’ ROG and Nubia’s Red Magic lineups — with a dedicated gaming phone lineup of its own. While the first generation Black Shark did make it to India, the device has not been sold here for some time now. Nevertheless, global buyers would take note that the latest generation Black Shark 5 Pro is definitely among the top 10 Android smartphones in the world, by performance.
Specifications include a 6.67-inch OLED full HD+ display with 144Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, a 108MP triple rear camera, and a 4,650mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.
6. Vivo X80 | ₹54,999
Score: 1,002,187 points
Launched in India earlier this year as a premium all-rounder, the Vivo X80 is the top-performing MediaTek smartphone in this list. The device is not focused on just gaming or photography but offers an interesting balance of pretty much every feature that you would need every day.
Key specifications of the smartphone include a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the Dimensity 9000 flagship SoC from MediaTek, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage globally, a 50MP triple rear camera setup with Zeiss branded optics, dual-band Wi-Fi, the latest generation of Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity for lower latency in wireless accessories, and a 4,500mAh battery with 80W fast charging.
7. Motorola Edge 30 Pro | ₹49,999
Score: 997,940 points
While a new member of the Motorola Edge 30 series is expected to take the series even further by launching a smartphone with a 200MP camera, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro, meanwhile, has hit the charts of being one of the best-performing Android smartphones in the market today.
Key specifications of the smartphone include a 6.7-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC from Qualcomm, only a single 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in India, a 50MP triple rear camera setup with 8K or 4K 60fps video setup, a 60MP front camera, and a 4,800mAh battery with 68W fast charging on the phone.
8. Vivo X80 Pro | ₹79,999
Score: 990,898 points
The bigger sibling of the Vivo X80, the X80 Pro, has also been available in India for some time, and while it is a good overall smartphone, it also focuses on the overall camera performance as its key feature.
Specifications of the smartphone include a 6.78-inch LTPO AMOLED quad HD 120Hz display, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC, up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, a 50MP quad rear camera configuration with 5x periscope telephoto zoom, Zeiss optics, 4K 60fps video recording, an under-display, optical fingerprint sensor, and a 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast charging.
9. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 | ₹1,54,999
Score: 985,823 points
The latest generation foldable from Samsung is not just a novelty but is also one of the most powerful Android smartphones that you can buy in India today — as per AnTuTu. The device has gone through a number of iterative improvements since its first generation attempt at a commercial foldable device.
With a foldable dynamic AMOLED 2X display measuring 7.6-inch and with 120Hz refresh rate, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 also features a 6.2-inch display of the same panel quality on the exterior as well. The smartphone interestingly runs on Android 12’L’ — the foldable version of Android. Other key features include the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, at least 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, a 50MP triple rear camera with 4K video credentials, Wi-Fi 6e, and a 4,400mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
10. Xiaomi 12 Pro | ₹62,999
Score: 980,630 points
The premium Xiaomi flagship brings up the rear in terms of flagship Android smartphones that top the AnTuTu performance charts. Like some others, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is also not focused on one particular feature — and is instead a reliable, solid premium smartphone that covers most features.
Key specifications include a 6.73-inch quad HD AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, three 50MP cameras on the back, a 32MP front camera, and a 4,600mAh battery with 120W fast charging.