Mobile benchmarking app Antutu has released its February 2022 data for the Global Top 10 Best Performing Flagship and Midrange Phones. Vivo-led smartphone brand iQOO dominated both categories, with its iQOO 9 Pro and iQOO Z5.
Antutu noted that the figures in the February ranking list were calculated from February 1 to 28, 2022, and the results are average scores instead of the highest scores to be more representative.
Global Top 10 Best-Performing Flagship Smartphones for February 2022
Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered iQOO 9 Pro secured the top spot in the flagship group, recording an average Antutu score of 997,944 points. In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, iQOO9 Pro is one of the first smartphones to use Samsung’s GN5 image sensor. It also features a curved 6.78-inch AMOLED screen with a 10-120Hz adaptive refresh rate.
The former top one, Xiaomi Mi 12 Pro, came second place, with an average of 993,203 Antutu points. It was followed by Motorola Edge 30 Pro, posting an average of 974,272 points.
The rest in the leaderboard include Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G w/ SD 8 Gen 1 SoC (938,502), Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G w/ Exynos 2200 SoC (906,838), Redmi Magic 6 (861,827), OnePlus 9 Pro (841,464), Asus ROG Phone 5 (826,414), Realme GT (825,986), and iQOO 7 (825,409).
Global Top 10 Best-Performing Midrange Smartphones for February 2022
iQOO Z5 has maintained its top position in the mid-range department, with an average Antutu score of 558,179 points. It is equipped with Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, 5000 mAh battery with support 44W fast charging, and 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Realme GT Master ranked second, posting an average Antutu score of 541,067 points. It was followed by Mi 11 Lite with 528,995 points.
The following seven smartphones in the rankings are the Huawei Nova 9 (512,894), Mi 11 Lite 5G NE (512,694), Honor 50 (511,174), Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (503,330), Realme 9 Pro+ (494,464), Galaxy M52 5G (493,997), and Huawei Nova 7 (461,951).
Compared to the January 2022 list, the February 2022 charts are still dominated by Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.
For several months, no other CPUs in the Android market, particularly in the high-end chipset department, have been able to compete with Snapdragon.
However, MediaTek is looking forward to competing with Qualcomm this year. On March 1, MediaTek unveiled the new Dimensity 8000 series, as well as a slightly upgraded Dimensity 8100, to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 and 888. Because MediaTek uses TSMC technology, its products are significantly better in terms of power consumption and reputation than Qualcomm’s two chips.