Snapdragon 888 reigns among the 10 most powerful phones in May

AnTuTu, the popular benchmark platform, published a list of the best-rated cell phones for the month of May. Again, the highlight is the presence of the Snapdragon 888 processor in all high-end devices.

The ranking was organized based on data from version 9 of the app that measures the performance of devices. In addition to Qualcomm’s chip, almost all cell phones analyzed had 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage as standard.

The best Premium cell phones of May 2021, according to AnTuTu.
The best Premium cell phones of May 2021, according to AnTuTu.Source: AnTuTu/Disclosure

Even with the drop in the average score, gamer Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Pro remains in the lead. Impressive memory test scores keep the phone at the top of the category.

Also geared towards gaming, Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro took second place due to solid CPU and GPU performance. The OnePlus 9 Pro comes in third, followed by Oppo Find X3 Pro and Vivo X60 Pro+.

Again, the ranking has the strong presence of mobile gamers like the Asus Rog Phone 5 and the Realme GT. Camera-focused devices appear more shy, such as the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.

AnTuTu's list of the best intermediate cell phones from May 2021.
AnTuTu’s list of the best intermediate cell phones from May 2021.Source: AnTuTu/Disclosure

Snapdragon 780G is featured among intermediates

In the intermediate category, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite became the first Snapdragon 780G phone to reach first place. With a very promising start, Qualcomm’s chip showed a performance far superior to competitors.

Second place is occupied by former leader Redmi 10X with MediaTek’s Dimensity 820 processor. So it’s followed by the iQOO Z3 with a Snapdragon 768G – a better option over the Snapdragon 750G.

The middle of the list has the strong presence of several devices with the Kirin 985 and 820 chip from HiSilicon. The exceptions are Redmi Note 9 Pro and Oppo Reno 5 with different Snapdragon processors.

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