The Antutu performance benchmark top 10 leaderboard is created based on results from the company’s own benchmark utility, with smartphones from all walks of life compared. The top ten is obviously the list which we’re most interested in though, with the best of the best listed in order of performance. Antutu releases a new leaderboard every year, and it has just published 2015’s.
In order to try and make its results as far and representative as possible, Antutu sets some ground rules for the leaderboard.
1. Statistical source version: Antutu Benchmark V6.0.
2. Statistics Method: take the the average score of one device model, one chip model.
3. At least 500 data sample for one device’s score.
With all that taken into account, the leaderboard is created, with 2015’s winner being the iPhone 6s by quite some margin, followed by the Huawei Mate 8 and Meizu Pro 5 before Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ round out the top 5.
Looking at the table you may be wondering where the iPhone 6s Plus is. According to Antatu, the iPhone 6s Plus isn’t included because of the fact its score is almost identical to its smaller brother which makes plenty of sense when you think about it. Apple’s own iPhone 6 actually manages to scrape in at number 6 in the leaderboard by the way. Not bad for a device coming up to a year and a half old.
The A9 processor in iPhone 6s is already known to be capable of some impressive performance numbers as backed up by Antutu’s 2015 leaderboard, and the current iPhone is undoubtedly Apple’s fastest smartphone to date. We do wonder when we will start to hit a ceiling though, with ever increasing speeds starting to be less of a draw for buyers. Does iOS need to run any faster than it already does on an iPhone 6s, for example?
We’d rather have bigger batteries and more storage please. At least until we get the next iPhone and are amazed by how fast it is!