AnTuTu benchmark’s top-performing Android smartphones monthly report for December 2022 is here. With the ROG Phone 6 taking up the top position for the previous two months consecutively, we finally have a new list topper in the form of the Vivo X90 Pro+. Besides that, iQOO has also made several appearances in the top ten positions for this month. With that being said, 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 December 2022.
1. Vivo X90 Pro+
Topping the list for the best-performing smartphone in AnTuTu benchmarks for December is the world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 smartphone – Vivo X90 Pro+. The handset bolsters top-of-the-line specifications such as a 6.78-inch QHD+ LTPO 4.0 E6 AMOLED curved display with 120Hz refresh rate and 1800 nits of peak brightness.
Besides providing one of the best performances on a smartphone in the world right now, the Vivo X90 Pro+ also acts as a perfect companion for a mobile photographer thanks to the set of high-grade rear cameras. These include a 1-inch 50MP IMX989 primary sensor, a 50MP IMX758 portrait sensor, a 48MP ultrawide sensor, and a 64MP telephoto sensor. A 32MP snapper on the front takes care of selfies and video chat. A 4,700mAh battery with 80W fast charging support provides juice to the handset.
2. iQOO 11 Pro
Taking up the second spot on top performing smartphones on AnTuTu benchmark, December 2022 is the iQOO 11 Pro. The company’s primary focus has been on performance-oriented devices, targeting an audience that seeks the most out of the hardware of their smartphone. With the iQOO 11 Pro carrying the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset at its core, it should be a great option to consider for those on the lookout for the best gaming capabilities on a phone.
Coming to the other aspects of the device, the iQOO 11 Pro flaunts a 6.78-inch QHD+ 144Hz AMOLED panel, a triple rear camera setup comprising a 50MP primary sensor, 50MP ultra-wide lens, and 13MP telephoto camera. As for the front, there is a 16MP selfie snapper. The phone comes with up to 16GB RAM and UFS 4.0 512GB internal storage. With a whopping 200W fast charging support, the iQOO 11 Pro packs in a 4,700mAh battery which also supports 50W wireless charging.
3. ASUS ROG Phone 6
With the arrival of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phones, the ROG Phone 6 has been pushed down to the third spot for December’s top-performing smartphones on AnTuTu benchmark. Despite losing the first position from the previous month, the ROG Phone 6 is still a competent device when it comes to performance, especially in situations that push the hardware to its limits such as playing graphic-intensive games or rendering high-resolution videos on the go. With a large vapour chamber and multiple graphite sheets, the ROG Phone 6 manages to reduce thermal throttling and sustain peak performance during such intense situations.
As for the rest of the key aspects, the ASUS ROG Phone 6 sports a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a 1,080 x 2,448 pixels resolution and 165Hz refresh support. Coming to the optics, the device rocks a 50MP triple rear camera setup and a 12MP camera on the front. Providing power to the device is a massive 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging support.
4. Legion Y70
A new entrant to the top ten list of best-performing smartphones on AnTuTu benchmark list is the Lenovo Legion Y70. Packing in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, the Legion Y70 is a gaming-oriented phone which is available only in China for now. Coming to the specifications, the handset sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate along with HDR10+ support. The photography is taken care of by a 50MP main sensor, 13MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth camera on the rear. Upfront there is a 16MP selfie camera. The Y70 boots on Android 12-based ZUI 14 out of the box and comes with a 5,100mAh battery with 68W fast charging support.
5. ASUS Zenfone 9
Just like the ROG Phone 6, the Zenfone 9 has been dethroned by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 smartphones for December’s top-performing smartphones on AnTuTu benchmark. However, this pocket dynamite should still be able to handle any intensive task thrown at it thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset at its core. Flaunting a compact 5.9-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, the Zenfone 9 is a great option for those who prefer one-hand usage.
Besides the compact screen and powerful hardware, the smartphone comes with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary sensor and a 12MP ultra-wide camera with a gimbal-like stabilisation system. The phone has recently received the Android 13 update and packs a modest 4,300mAh battery with 30W charging. A 3.5mm headphone jack is present at the top, which is rare to find on smartphones these days.
6. Xiaomi 12T Pro
Next up on the top-scoring smartphones on AnTuTu benchmark’s list for December is the Xiaomi 12T Pro. The key limelight of this particular device is the OIS-enabled 200MP primary camera for taking crisp and detailed shots. However, when it comes to performance, the Xiaomi 12T Pro gets its prowess from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which is paired with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
Upfront there is a 6.67-inch 2K+ AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate along with a 20MP selfie sensor housed within the centred punch hole. Besides that, the handset rocks stereo speakers tuned by Harman Kardon and runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13 custom skin out of the box. A 5,000mAh battery runs the show which can be charged at 120W.
7. Redmi K50 Ultra
The Redmi K50 Ultra has managed to take the seventh spot for December’s AnTuTu benchmarks. Also known as the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition in China, the handset flaunts a large 6.67-inch 2K+ AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate support along with HDR10+ Dolby Vision support. Running under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset paired with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage. As for the optics, the K50 Ultra comes with 108MP triple rear cameras along with a 20MP selfie shooter. A 5,000mAh cell provides juice to the smartphone.
8. iQOO Neo7
The iQOO Neo7 is another new entrant into the AnTuTu benchmark’s top-scoring smartphone list for December 2022. Acquiring the eighth position, iQOO has managed to dethrone the Vivo X80 from the previous month. Rocking the relatively new MediaTek Dimensity 9000+ chipset, the iQOO Neo7 may soon land in India in the coming months.
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. Black Shark 5 Pro
The Black Shark 5 Pro has been pushed down by three positions from November’s AnTuTu top 10 list. The main attraction point of the device besides providing top-of-the-line hardware is the magnetic pop-up triggers that can be summoned with just a click of a button. Along with that, a liquid cooling system is also in place for minimum thermal throttling.
As for the specifications, the device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB ROM and features a 6.67-inch FullHD+ OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate. A 108MP triple rear camera takes care of the optics while a 4,650mAh battery provides power to the Black Shark 5 Pro.
10. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 has successfully managed to defend its position in the AnTuTu benchmark’s top-performing smartphones for the month of December. This premium foldable smartphone carries an enormous 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED inner display with a 6.2-inches cover display while having 120Hz refresh rate support on both. The phone cum tablet is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and packs in high-grade cameras which include 50MP primary lens, 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 10MP telephoto sensor. The Galaxy Z Fold4 runs on a 4,400mAh battery unit with 25W wired and 15W wireless charging support.