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December 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.

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Smartphones are destroying everything else in terms of sales in the mobile market. These incredibly versatile devices outstripped normal cell phones ages ago. With even stronger processors and growing display sizes, the so-called "phablets" are now encroaching on tablet territory. The line between these devices is growing increasingly blurry - at least at the upper end of the market. These smartphone-tablet crossbreeds have taken many of the top spots in our smartphone Top 10 list. As a result, most of the top models in our list are occupied by very recently released devices. Still, here and there a brave old soldier has clung on to the top of the ladder.

Top 10 Smartphones as of December 2016

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
103/201692%Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
ARM Mali-T880 MP12
4 GB Memory, 32 GB UFS 2.0
7.7 mm157 g5.5"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
209/201690%Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR
2 GB Memory, 128 GB 
7.1 mm138 g4.7"1334x750Apple iOS 10
305/201690%Huawei P9Huawei P9
HiSilicon Kirin 955
ARM Mali-T880 MP4
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
6.95 mm144 g5.2"1920x1080Android 6.0 Marshmallow
410/201689%Lenovo Moto ZLenovo Moto Z
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
5.19 mm136 g5.5"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
505/201689%LG G5LG G5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
7.7 mm159 g5.3"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
611/201689%Huawei Mate 9Huawei Mate 9
HiSilicon Kirin 960
ARM Mali-G71 MP8
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.0
7.9 mm192 g5.9"1920x1080Android 7.0 Nougat
701/201689%Microsoft Lumia 950 XLMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
8.3 mm165 g5.7"2560x1440Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
805/201689%HTC 10HTC 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
9.0 mm161 g5.2"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
907/201689%OnePlus 3OnePlus 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Adreno 530
6 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.0
7.35 mm161 g5.5"1920x1080Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1011/201688%Google Pixel XL 2016Google Pixel XL 2016
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
8.5 mm168 g5.5"2560x1440Android 7.1 Nougat

Top 10 smartphones from the last 12 months - current reviews are listed first

Editors' Comments

In the past weeks, we have once again reviewed many smartphones including the Vernee Mars (83 %)Wileyfox Spark+ (82 %)ZTE Axon 7 Mini (84 %)Fairphone 2 (80 %)Huawei Nova Plus (86 %)Wileyfox Spark X (80 %)Alcatel One Touch Pop 4S (81 %) and the BlackBerry DTEK60 (88 %). However, none of the made our Top 10 list, even though the BlackBerry just missed it.

1st

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung has successfully replaced the predecessors with the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge at the top of our charts. Unlike the predecessors, the two devices are no longer the same size. The Edge variant is now 5.5-inches and features a more powerful battery. Currently, both devices offer the best display in a smartphone, high performance, dust and water protection, very long battery runtimes, and a great camera, which can also convince in low-light scenarios. Unfortunately, Samsung has omitted the up-to-date USB Type-C port in favor of the Gear VR. In general, the Koreans have reduced the features.

Anyone wishing to save money and can do without the infrared sensor should consider last year's S6 and S6 Edge models, which are still real premium phones.

2nd

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

With the iPhone 7, the smaller model of the two latest Apple smartphones is represented in the ranking. It features a great 4.7-inch display, which could have a slightly higher resolution, but otherwise it is entirely convincing. Unlike the brilliant OLED displays from Samsung, it does not use PWM. Hence, even sensitive users will not have any problems.

The integrated SoC is the baseline standard of all things at the time of testing. In addition, there is 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB internal storage. Furthermore, a fast LTE Cat. 9 and the wide frequency coverage ensure world-wide reception. Moreover, once again, the camera is decent. It is more light sensitive, yet slightly blurrier than the predecessor's. In addition, good battery runtimes and dust and water protection (IP 67) could convince us in the test. However, we are a bit unhappy about the lack of a jack and the poor speaker.

Those who want a larger display and a dual camera had better opt for the iPhone 7 Plus (5.5-inch, 3 GB of RAM). Fans of classical iPhones will be happy with the SE model (4.0-inch).

iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone SE

3rd

Huawei P9
Huawei P9

With the Huawei P9, the Chinese manufacturer has managed to create a well-made derivative of the P8. Its build quality is excellent, and it convinces with a fast SoC, a good camera, great voice quality, and long battery runtimes, among others.

However, there are also points of criticism. The great display offers "only" Full HD and we would have expected more accurate colors. Although it supports what mobile service providers currently offer with LTE Cat. 6, unfortunately it is not the latest version. The same is true of the USB-port. While it features the Type-C shape, it does not offer additional features apart from OTG. In addition, apps cannot be moved to the micro-SD card and you have to accept that Ultra HD videos cannot be created.

Although several features are missing, we can recommend the Huawei P9, since it implements the key features excellently.

4th

Lenovo Moto Z
Lenovo Moto Z

The Lenovo Moto Z is the new flagship smartphone from the manufacturer and it shows that Moto is heading in the right direction under the guidance of Lenovo. The slim Moto Z is the first device compatible with the new Moto-Mods. This makes docking accessories to the smartphone possible, including supplementary batteries and projectors.

The Moto Z is not stingy regarding internal components. 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage with MicroSD reader, a fast Snapdragon 820, LTE, NFC, USB Type-C (3.1 Gen. 1), good cameras, and decent battery life make for a balanced bundle. An audio jack is the only omitted feature. Headphones have to be connected to the USB port; an adapter is included.

Discussion

5th

LG G5
LG G5

In its G5 top model, LG has completely refreshed the design compared to the predecessor and for the first time uses an aluminum unibody. However, the user does not have to live without a replaceable battery, since the smartphone features a modular slot. The latter not only allows replacing the battery but also allows connecting an optional camera or audio module to the LG G5.

Otherwise, the LG does not go far wrong. LTE Cat. 6 is no longer up-to-date and the missing App2SD support is disappointing. Moreover, the ambient light sensor was quite stingy with the maximum brightness in the test and only rarely exploits the high brightness of the QHD IPS panel.

LG has come up with an idea in terms of camera and has added an extra wide-angle lens. Although it features a lower resolution of 8 MP, we liked the image quality.

6th

Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 is a real high-end phablet. Not only its great display and long-lasting battery but also its communication features are convincing. Fast LTE Cat. 11 and a wide frequency range for all standards make it a real globetrotter. In addition, it comes with a fast SoC and UFS-2.1 memory. It is richly equipped with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. In addition, the storage capacity can be expanded with a MicroSD card. Moreover, the improved Leica dual camera was convincing in our test.

However, the Mate 9 also has room for improvements. The Wi-Fi transfer rate is quite slow despite supporting the ac standard. The same is true for the MicroSD slot. In addition, the 5.9-inch display only features Full HD resolution and the power adapter clatters audibly when connected to the power outlet.

7th

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft may have hit the bull's eye with the Lumia 950 XL flagship smartphone. Nonetheless, the software did not run that smoothly at the time of testing. The manufacturer has promised improvements with the coming update of Windows 10 Mobile. Despite the software bugs, overall we liked the operating system. In addition, the smartphone uses cutting-edge hardware: Snapdragon 810, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of flash memory, MicroSD up to 200 GB, replaceable battery, 5.7-inch QHD display, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-C), wireless charging, an iris scanner, and a very good camera. It provides other Windows-specific features such as Continuum and Windows Hello. Obviously, its App store is much less developed in comparison to Apple or Android.

8th

HTC 10
HTC 10

With the HTC 10, the Taiwanese have sent a strong signal and created a thoroughly well-made, high-end smartphone without any real highlights. The camera has a good quality, the display and the battery runtimes are great and it delivers a modern interface with a full range of features.

So, the HTC 10 has rightly made it into the Top 10. However, for a better ranking it simply lacks a special unique selling point. The speakers have not benefited from the change of concept. We liked the solution of the One M9 better, although the new model is still very good compared to the competition.

9th

OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3

The Chinese company OnePlus has brought a very high-performing smartphone for the price of just 399 Euros (~$423). In fact, the OnePlus 3 can outperform more expensive competitors and can carry more RAM as well. Both its camera and battery runtimes are also respectable.

We did not find much to complain about in our review. Only a faster LTE with a wider frequency range would have been desirable. In addition, the poor speaker and the lack of a microSD slot can be irksome. While the Full HD display is not high-end, it delivers sharp images. A higher resolution panel would have ensured an even better VR experience.

10th

Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is the first non-Nexus smartphone the search engine giant offers. The device features a 5.5-inch WQHD display, a cutting-edge Snapdragon 821, fast LTE Cat. 11, and excellent cameras. The high-end case emphasizes the premium claim of the Google smartphone. However, the manufacturer charges a steep price for it.

In addition, the battery runtimes fall behind expectations, but they are still good. We are slightly disappointed that there is no dual-SIM variant and the storage capacity cannot be expanded. While the Google assistant is a well-made improvement of the previous voice assistant, it does not even come close to Apple's Siri in languages other than English.

Recent Smartphone Awards

Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6
Editor's Choice in November 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in November 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Editor's Choice in August 2014: Nokia Lumia 930
Editor's Choice in August 2014: Nokia Lumia 930
Best Value Award in June 2014: Motorola Moto E
Best Value Award in June 2014: Motorola Moto E
Editor's Choice in April 2014: HTC One M8
Editor's Choice in April 2014: HTC One M8

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Mali-T880 MP12, 8890 Octa, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Samsung Galaxy S7
Mali-T880 MP12, 8890 Octa, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Apple iPhone 7
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
Huawei P9
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 955, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei P9 Plus
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 955, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
LG G5
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei Mate 9
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Adreno 430, 810 MSM8994, 32 GB eMMC Flash
HTC 10
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
OnePlus 3
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Google Pixel XL 2016
Adreno 530, 821 MSM8996 Pro, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
20
0.9
39
29
49
10
31
10.8
41
57
5.4
51
11
4
Response Time Black / White *
12
0.9
32
24
26
10
22
5.6
24
30
0.9
34
11
4
PWM Frequency
240.4
238.1
240.4
250
240
243.9
238.1
Screen
Brightness
552
351
519
553
563
366
579
490
774
680
297
434
431
408
Brightness Distribution
96
98
90
97
91
87
93
92
91
93
93
93
84
85
Black Level *
0.34
0.35
0.38
0.88
0.43
0.42
0.36
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.59
2.04
1.3
1.4
4.4
5.1
1.8
2.1
6.5
4.3
2.67
2.8
4.1
4
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.01
1.63
1.9
1.3
4.8
5.5
2.3
2.6
8
4.8
2.81
3.7
3.3
3.2
Gamma
2.01 119%
2.07 116%
2.26 106%
2.21 109%
2.2 109%
2.24 107%
2.21 109%
2.23 108%
2.22 108%
2.33 103%
2.08 115%
2.31 104%
2.1 114%
2.19 110%
CCT
6321 103%
6391 102%
6818 95%
6667 97%
6175 105%
7388 88%
6955 93%
6843 95%
8699 75%
7255 90%
6379 102%
7164 91%
6550 99%
7037 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
82.12
86.86
63.15
63.1
77.78
62.13
88.14
68.08
66.31
89.38
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.98
99.35
99.71
99.83
99.44
96.74
100
97.46
99.79
100
Contrast
1635
1591
1532
685
1823
1657
1236
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
40
38.3
38
42.6
42.1
41.2
44.2
42.4
37.7
44.4
48.3
42
42.1
42.3
Maximum Bottom *
39.1
37.6
40
42.8
38.8
38
42.8
40.6
35.8
41.6
45.8
39.7
39.5
38.5
Idle Upper Side *
28.3
29.7
35.5
36.6
37
32.2
30.9
36
34.7
33.7
33.8
36.6
29.7
31.2
Idle Bottom *
26.8
28.7
30.1
30.5
31.2
30.9
26.8
33
31.7
29.2
32.9
32.4
28.1
28.5
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1663
1810
1770
1835
1514
1446
1274
1371
1833
1538
1078
1273
1338
1333
Load
392
242
126
225
206
263
207
320
267
219
179
203
268
230
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
732
456
517
587
569
530
673
407
387
758
369
413
840
505
H.264
914
892
722
813
568
776
759
724
600
947
611
648
847
505
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.63
0.68
0.54
0.77
0.77
0.87
0.54
0.66
0.55
0.78
2.85
0.68
0.57
0.53
Idle Average *
1.1
1.02
1.51
2.04
2.36
1.2
1.26
1.01
1.37
2.13
2.95
1.49
1.24
1.07
Idle Maximum *
1.56
1.14
1.54
2.24
2.37
1.27
1.4
1.09
2.25
2.17
3.26
1.91
1.36
1.12
Load Average *
5.95
4.73
3.75
4.69
3.09
4.69
2.45
3.97
6.24
6.32
8.92
7.4
5.92
5.53
Load Maximum *
6.7
7.16
5.01
8.66
5.35
5.63
6.46
8.34
9.12
6.49
9.39
9.71
10.53
6.26

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
128749 Points ∼70%
Apple iPhone 7
142532 Points ∼77%
Huawei P9
95743 Points ∼52%
Huawei P9 Plus
98413 Points ∼53%
Apple iPhone SE
126969 Points ∼69%
Lenovo Moto Z
129197 Points ∼70%
LG G5
124244 Points ∼67%
Huawei Mate 9
124087 Points ∼67%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (v6.0.5 UWP Beta5)
94122 Points ∼51%
HTC 10
131866 Points ∼72%
OnePlus 3 (Version 6.1.4)
142090 Points ∼77%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Version 6.2.1)
138641 Points ∼75%
Geekbench 4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
5503 Points ∼26%
Apple iPhone 7
5585 Points ∼26%
Huawei P9
4904 Points ∼23%
Lenovo Moto Z
3946 Points ∼19%
LG G5
3833 Points ∼18%
Huawei Mate 9
5629 Points ∼27%
OnePlus 3
4097 Points ∼19%
Google Pixel XL 2016
4167 Points ∼20%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
1840 Points ∼36%
Apple iPhone 7
3490 Points ∼68%
Huawei P9
1755 Points ∼34%
Lenovo Moto Z
1480 Points ∼29%
LG G5
1674 Points ∼33%
Huawei Mate 9
1947 Points ∼38%
OnePlus 3
1754 Points ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016
1513 Points ∼30%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
81 fps ∼7%
Apple iPhone 7
110.3 fps ∼10%
Huawei P9
40 fps ∼4%
Huawei P9 Plus
41 fps ∼4%
Apple iPhone SE
80.3 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
77 fps ∼7%
LG G5
74 fps ∼7%
Huawei Mate 9
80 fps ∼7%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
27.11 fps ∼2%
HTC 10
73 fps ∼6%
OnePlus 3
89 fps ∼8%
Google Pixel XL 2016
91 fps ∼8%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
51 fps ∼14%
Apple iPhone 7
57.7 fps ∼16%
Huawei P9
43 fps ∼12%
Huawei P9 Plus
43 fps ∼12%
Apple iPhone SE
59.2 fps ∼16%
Lenovo Moto Z
53 fps ∼14%
LG G5
47 fps ∼13%
Huawei Mate 9
60 fps ∼16%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
18.75 fps ∼5%
HTC 10
43 fps ∼12%
OnePlus 3
60 fps ∼16%
Google Pixel XL 2016
55 fps ∼15%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
38 fps ∼7%
Apple iPhone 7
60.7 fps ∼11%
Huawei P9
18 fps ∼3%
Huawei P9 Plus
18 fps ∼3%
Apple iPhone SE
40 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
41 fps ∼8%
LG G5
42 fps ∼8%
Huawei Mate 9
34 fps ∼6%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
17.54 fps ∼3%
HTC 10
39 fps ∼7%
OnePlus 3
47 fps ∼9%
Google Pixel XL 2016
48 fps ∼9%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
27 fps ∼24%
Apple iPhone 7
58.5 fps ∼52%
Huawei P9
19 fps ∼17%
Huawei P9 Plus
19 fps ∼17%
Apple iPhone SE
58.1 fps ∼52%
Lenovo Moto Z
26 fps ∼23%
LG G5
30 fps ∼27%
Huawei Mate 9
37 fps ∼33%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
11.81 fps ∼11%
HTC 10
24 fps ∼21%
OnePlus 3
46 fps ∼41%
Google Pixel XL 2016
30 fps ∼27%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
28 fps ∼9%
Apple iPhone 7
42.2 fps ∼14%
Huawei P9
10 fps ∼3%
Huawei P9 Plus
10 fps ∼3%
Apple iPhone SE
28.1 fps ∼9%
Lenovo Moto Z
27 fps ∼9%
LG G5
31 fps ∼10%
Huawei Mate 9
24 fps ∼8%
HTC 10
24 fps ∼8%
OnePlus 3
31 fps ∼10%
Google Pixel XL 2016
32 fps ∼11%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15 fps ∼18%
Apple iPhone 7
59.4 fps ∼70%
Huawei P9
11 fps ∼13%
Huawei P9 Plus
11 fps ∼13%
Apple iPhone SE
57.9 fps ∼68%
Lenovo Moto Z
15 fps ∼18%
LG G5
17 fps ∼20%
Huawei Mate 9
28 fps ∼33%
HTC 10
14 fps ∼16%
OnePlus 3
30 fps ∼35%
Google Pixel XL 2016
17 fps ∼20%
GFXBench 4.0
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15 fps ∼5%
Huawei P9
6.5 fps ∼2%
Huawei P9 Plus
6.2 fps ∼2%
Lenovo Moto Z
16 fps ∼6%
LG G5
18 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9
fps ∼0%
HTC 10
18 fps ∼6%
OnePlus 3
18 fps ∼6%
Google Pixel XL 2016
19 fps ∼7%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
7.9 fps ∼11%
Huawei P9
7.1 fps ∼9%
Huawei P9 Plus
6.8 fps ∼9%
Lenovo Moto Z
9.8 fps ∼13%
LG G5
11 fps ∼15%
Huawei Mate 9
14 fps ∼19%
HTC 10
10 fps ∼13%
OnePlus 3
18 fps ∼24%
Google Pixel XL 2016
11 fps ∼15%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
4660 Points ∼57%
Huawei P9
7058 Points ∼87%
Huawei P9 Plus
7159 Points ∼88%
Lenovo Moto Z
7637 Points ∼94%
LG G5
5581 Points ∼69%
Huawei Mate 9
7403 Points ∼91%
HTC 10
5809 Points ∼71%
OnePlus 3 (OxygenOS 3.1.2)
7101 Points ∼87%
Google Pixel XL 2016
4739 Points ∼58%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
733 Points ∼39%
Apple iPhone 7
1059 Points ∼57%
Huawei P9
328 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone SE
945 Points ∼51%
Lenovo Moto Z
542 Points ∼29%
LG G5 (9.6 fps offscreen)
543 Points ∼29%
Huawei Mate 9 (12.4 fps offscreen)
699 Points ∼37%
HTC 10 (10.8 fps offscreen)
608 Points ∼32%
OnePlus 3 (11.2 fps offscreen)
631 Points ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (11.0 fps offscreen)
621 Points ∼33%
3DMark
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2002 (min: 1539) Points ∼77%
Apple iPhone 7
1525 Points ∼59%
Huawei P9
2510 Points ∼97%
Huawei P9 Plus
2336 Points ∼90%
Apple iPhone SE
1649 Points ∼64%
Lenovo Moto Z
1828 Points ∼71%
LG G5
1695 Points ∼66%
Huawei Mate 9
2123 Points ∼82%
HTC 10
1512 Points ∼58%
OnePlus 3
1789 Points ∼69%
Google Pixel XL 2016
1902 Points ∼74%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
3015 (min: 2895) Points ∼39%
Apple iPhone 7
4057 Points ∼52%
Huawei P9
1080 Points ∼14%
Huawei P9 Plus
1042 Points ∼13%
Apple iPhone SE
4255 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Moto Z
3718 Points ∼48%
LG G5
4468 Points ∼58%
Huawei Mate 9
2448 Points ∼32%
HTC 10
4581 Points ∼59%
OnePlus 3
4633 Points ∼60%
Google Pixel XL 2016
3935 Points ∼51%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2710 (min: 2421) Points ∼56%
Apple iPhone 7
2964 Points ∼61%
Huawei P9
1237 Points ∼25%
Huawei P9 Plus
1188 Points ∼24%
Apple iPhone SE
3149 Points ∼65%
Lenovo Moto Z
3023 Points ∼62%
LG G5
3277 Points ∼67%
Huawei Mate 9
2367 Points ∼49%
HTC 10
3157 Points ∼65%
OnePlus 3
3424 Points ∼70%
Google Pixel XL 2016
3180 Points ∼65%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
19610 Points ∼31%
Apple iPhone 7
15450 Points ∼24%
Huawei P9
15517 Points ∼24%
Huawei P9 Plus
15331 Points ∼24%
Apple iPhone SE
13717 Points ∼22%
Lenovo Moto Z
20948 Points ∼33%
LG G5
20997 Points ∼33%
Huawei Mate 9
15104 Points ∼24%
HTC 10
20344 Points ∼32%
OnePlus 3
21771 Points ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016
18222 Points ∼29%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
33031 Points ∼7%
Apple iPhone 7
63974 Points ∼14%
Huawei P9
21577 Points ∼5%
Huawei P9 Plus
21807 Points ∼5%
Apple iPhone SE
44059 Points ∼10%
Lenovo Moto Z
26659 Points ∼6%
LG G5
32109 Points ∼7%
Huawei Mate 9
35626 Points ∼8%
HTC 10
30061 Points ∼7%
OnePlus 3
34023 Points ∼8%
Google Pixel XL 2016
32652 Points ∼7%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
28671 Points ∼15%
Apple iPhone 7
37676 Points ∼20%
Huawei P9
19854 Points ∼11%
Huawei P9 Plus
19936 Points ∼11%
Apple iPhone SE
29538 Points ∼16%
Lenovo Moto Z
25135 Points ∼13%
LG G5
28730 Points ∼15%
Huawei Mate 9
27364 Points ∼15%
HTC 10
27176 Points ∼14%
OnePlus 3
30241 Points ∼16%
Google Pixel XL 2016
27766 Points ∼15%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
13191 Points ∼29%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
24875 Points ∼55%
Huawei P9 (Chrome 48)
11783 Points ∼26%
Huawei P9 Plus (Chrome 51)
12058 Points ∼27%
Apple iPhone SE (Safari)
16550 Points ∼37%
Lenovo Moto Z (Chrome 53)
7771 Points ∼17%
LG G5 (Chrome 49)
9731 Points ∼22%
Huawei Mate 9 (Chrome 54)
11897 Points ∼26%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
8059 Points ∼18%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
8905 Points ∼20%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
9155 Points ∼20%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Chrome 53)
8690 Points ∼19%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
2564.1 ms * ∼4%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
1113.4 ms * ∼2%
Huawei P9 (Chrome 48)
2922.6 ms * ∼5%
Huawei P9 Plus (Chrome 51)
2792.3 ms * ∼5%
Apple iPhone SE (Safari)
1708.9 ms * ∼3%
Lenovo Moto Z (Chrome 53)
3154.7 ms * ∼5%
LG G5 (Chrome 49)
3461.1 ms * ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9 (Chrome 54)
2733.7 ms * ∼5%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
5552.9 ms * ∼9%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
3146.3 ms * ∼5%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
2920.7 ms * ∼5%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Chrome 53)
2653.6 ms * ∼4%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
163 Points ∼29%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
202 Points ∼36%
Huawei P9 (Chrome 48)
128 Points ∼23%
Huawei P9 Plus (Chrome 51)
130 Points ∼23%
Apple iPhone SE (Safari)
186 Points ∼33%
Lenovo Moto Z (Chrome 53)
112 Points ∼20%
LG G5 (Chrome 49)
108 Points ∼19%
Huawei Mate 9 (Chrome 54)
152 Points ∼27%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
113 Points ∼20%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
108 Points ∼19%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
122 Points ∼22%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Chrome 53)
126 Points ∼23%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
50.36 MB/s ∼77%
Huawei P9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
24.83 MB/s ∼38%
Huawei P9 Plus (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
24.95 MB/s ∼38%
Lenovo Moto Z (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
45.64 MB/s ∼70%
LG G5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
45.53 MB/s ∼70%
Huawei Mate 9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
29.53 MB/s ∼45%
HTC 10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
65.44 MB/s ∼100%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
76.43 MB/s ∼92%
Huawei P9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
55.05 MB/s ∼66%
Huawei P9 Plus (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
62.48 MB/s ∼75%
Lenovo Moto Z (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
78.51 MB/s ∼94%
LG G5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
78.53 MB/s ∼94%
Huawei Mate 9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
53.97 MB/s ∼65%
HTC 10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
83.3 MB/s ∼100%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15.79 MB/s ∼21%
Huawei P9
47.45 MB/s ∼63%
Huawei P9 Plus
51.23 MB/s ∼68%
Lenovo Moto Z
74.93 MB/s ∼100%
LG G5
16.22 MB/s ∼22%
Huawei Mate 9
8.77 MB/s ∼12%
HTC 10
15.89 MB/s ∼21%
OnePlus 3
18.23 MB/s ∼24%
Google Pixel XL 2016
14.56 MB/s ∼19%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
86.71 MB/s ∼63%
Huawei P9
39 MB/s ∼28%
Huawei P9 Plus
39.33 MB/s ∼29%
Lenovo Moto Z
117.15 MB/s ∼85%
LG G5
89.26 MB/s ∼65%
Huawei Mate 9
94.69 MB/s ∼69%
HTC 10
29.92 MB/s ∼22%
OnePlus 3
137.62 MB/s ∼100%
Google Pixel XL 2016
87.67 MB/s ∼64%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
145.11 MB/s ∼77%
Huawei P9
72.19 MB/s ∼38%
Huawei P9 Plus
140.38 MB/s ∼75%
Lenovo Moto Z
168.32 MB/s ∼90%
LG G5
141.26 MB/s ∼75%
Huawei Mate 9
142.92 MB/s ∼76%
HTC 10
115.56 MB/s ∼61%
OnePlus 3
153.3 MB/s ∼82%
Google Pixel XL 2016
83.38 MB/s ∼44%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
487.34 MB/s ∼82%
Huawei P9
281.26 MB/s ∼47%
Huawei P9 Plus
284.27 MB/s ∼48%
Lenovo Moto Z
439.66 MB/s ∼74%
LG G5
427.65 MB/s ∼72%
Huawei Mate 9
594.23 MB/s ∼100%
HTC 10
275.09 MB/s ∼46%
OnePlus 3
408.71 MB/s ∼69%
Google Pixel XL 2016
258.23 MB/s ∼43%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
281 MBit/s ∼30%
Apple iPhone 7
532 MBit/s ∼56%
Huawei P9 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
279 MBit/s ∼29%
LG G5 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
257 MBit/s ∼27%
Huawei Mate 9 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
259 MBit/s ∼27%
OnePlus 3 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
320 MBit/s ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
515 MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
335 MBit/s ∼35%
Apple iPhone 7
485 MBit/s ∼51%
Huawei P9 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
185 MBit/s ∼19%
LG G5 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
256 MBit/s ∼27%
Huawei Mate 9 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
165 MBit/s ∼17%
OnePlus 3 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
323 MBit/s ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
435 MBit/s ∼46%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa, ARM Mali-T880 MP12, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Apple iPhone 7 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 128 GB NVMe
 
Huawei P9 HiSilicon Kirin 955, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei P9 Plus HiSilicon Kirin 955, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPhone SE Apple A9, Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Moto Z Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG G5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Mate 9 HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC 10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
OnePlus 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Google Pixel XL 2016 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash

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