Here is the monthly update to the performance charts of leading smartphone performance benchmark service AnTuTu. But its September release ASUS took the top three spots with its ROG Phone 6 trio, with a slight rearrangement bringing the numbers down to two – Xiaomi’s global flagship taking the third spot here. list, In October, Xiaomi welcomes the Motorola Edge X30 in China as one of the top phones below the 12T Pro. Along with this reshuffle, we’re seeing MediaTek slow down — only one of its flagship chip-based phones features in the October list, with the rest dominated by Qualcomm. With this balance power at the top of the hill for Android smartphones worldwide, we take a look at what we’re up to for the best phones in the series right now.
*Note: All prices and availability in India updated as on November 7, 2022
1. ASUS ROG Phone 6 | ₹71,999
Score: 1,117,077 points
The ROG Phone series has become a popular line of high-performance smartphones, and every year, Taiwanese OEM ASUS makes incremental advances in how the device performs. The ROG Phone 6 series from ASUS is also at the top of the pile this month – but interestingly, it’s the vanilla ROG Phone 6 that captures the pole position this month.
Key features of the smartphone, which is the only in-stock ROG Phone flagship currently available in the country, include a 6.78-inch, 165Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, 50MP. A triple rear camera, an under-display fingerprint sensor and a 6,000mAh battery with 65W fast charging.
2. ASUS ROG Phone 6 Pro | ₹89,999
Score: 1,116,637 points
ASUS’s ROG Phone 6 Pro, which has been in India for over three months already, is technically better than the ROG Phone 6 vanilla variant. After beating the motorized cooling panel-equipped ROG Phone 6D Ultimate last month, the Phone 6 Pro somehow manages to beat the vanilla Phone 6 — possibly due to software optimization issues.
However, it is still a commendable smartphone. Its key specifications include pressure sensitive corner triggers and a 2-inch OLED display on the back, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, a single variant with 18GB RAM and 512GB storage, 120fps 4K videography support and all other specifications. Same with 6D Ultimate.
3. Xiaomi 12T Pro | €749 (~₹61,000, India launch by late 2022)
Score: 1,061,590 points
Launched globally just over a month ago, the Xiaomi 12T Pro is the first of two new entrants in this month’s top smartphone list. It’s a brand new phone here, and packs plenty of power to feature at the top of the AnTuTu rankings. Although it is yet to be launched in India, tips and rumors suggest the smartphone to launch in India by the end of this year.
Since the Xiaomi 12T Pro is so well-specified, keen observers of the smartphone space will definitely look out for it. Key specifications include a 6.67-inch AMOLED 2K+ display with Dolby Vision certification, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, its headline 200MP triple rear camera and a 5,000mAh battery with 120W fast charging.
4. Nubia Red Magic 7 | $629 (~₹52,000, not in India)
Score: 1,055,626 points
The standard Red Magic 7 has fallen down the pecking order – but isn’t a pushover in the world of respectable gaming phones. Just like the ASUS duopoly at the top of this chart, you’ll also get a whole host of gaming gear here.
In terms of specs and features, the phone gets a 6.8-inch, 165Hz AMOLED display with pressure-sensitive triggers and a built-in cooling fan. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It also gets a 64MP triple rear camera that can record 8K videos and a 4,500mAh battery that can charge up to 120W.
5. Black Shark 5 Pro | $549 (~₹45,000, not in India)
Score: 1,026,453 points
The Black Shark is Xiaomi’s answer to ASUS’ ROG and Nubia’s Red Magic lineups – with its own unique gaming phone lineup. Although the first generation Black Shark has made its way to India, the device hasn’t been sold here for quite some time. However, global buyers should note that the latest generation Black Shark 5 Pro is definitely among the top 10 Android smartphones in the world in terms of performance.
Specifications include a 6.67-inch OLED Full HD+ display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, a 108MP triple rear camera and a 4,650mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.
6. Vivo X80 | ₹54,999
Score: 1,005,160 points
Launched in India earlier this year as a premium all-rounder, the Vivo X80 is the only MediaTek smartphone in the Qualcomm-dominated powerhouse smartphone lineup. The device isn’t focused on gaming or photography, but offers an interesting balance of every feature you need every day.
Key features of the smartphone include a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Dimensity 9000 flagship SoC from MediaTek, 12GB RAM and 256GB storage globally, 50MP triple rear camera setup with Zeiss branded optics, dual-band. Fi, the latest generation of Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity for low latency in wireless devices and a 4,500mAh battery with 80W fast charging.
7. Motorola Edge 30 Pro | ₹39,999
Score: 991,700 points
While the new member of the Motorola Edge 30 series improves on the series with a 200MP camera, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro has topped the charts as one of the best performing Android smartphones in the market today. It also strikes a good balance in terms of design, ergonomics and pricing, making it an interesting device to consider.
Key features of the smartphone include a 6.7-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC from Qualcomm, a single 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variant in India, a 50MP triple rear camera setup with 8K or 4K 60fps video. The setup, a 60MP front camera and a 4,800mAh battery with 68W fast charging on the phone.
8. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 | ₹1,54,999
Score: 986,751 points
The latest generation foldable from Samsung is not just a novelty, but one of the most powerful Android smartphones you can buy in India today – according to AnTuTu. The device has undergone several iterative improvements since the first generation’s controversial attempt at a commercial foldable device.
With a foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display measuring 7.6-inches and with a 120Hz refresh rate, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 sports a 6.2-inch display with the same panel quality on the outside. The smartphone interestingly runs on Android 12’L’- the foldable version of Android. Other key features include a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, at least 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, a 50MP triple rear camera with 4K video capabilities, Wi-Fi 6e and a 4,400mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
9. Xiaomi 12 Pro | ₹54,999
Score: 983,457 points
The premium Xiaomi flagship brings up the rear in terms of flagship Android smartphones topping the AnTuTu performance charts. Like others, the Xiaomi 12 Pro doesn’t focus on one particular feature – and instead is a reliable, solid premium smartphone that covers a lot of features. At number nine, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is a very good phone to use even without considering its ranking.
Key features include a 6.73-inch Quad HD AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, three 50MP cameras on the back, a 32MP front camera and a 4,600mAh battery. Fast charging.
10. Motorola Edge X30 | CNY 3,199 (~₹36,000, not in India)
Score: 979,697 points
One of the older devices on this list, the Motorola Edge X30 was launched in China in December last year. With the ‘X’ series being reserved for other markets, you won’t exactly find this smartphone under this moniker in India. However, despite its ‘Edge’ range being available in India, the smartphone offers plenty of power for Android smartphone fans.
You get a 6.7-inch OLED full HD+ display with a 144Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, a 50MP triple rear camera and a 5,000mAh battery with 68W wired fast charging.