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September 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 September 2016

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
103/201691%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
209/2016
New
91%Samsung Galaxy Note 7Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
ARM Mali-T880 MP12
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.0
7.9 mm170 g5.7"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
309/2016
New
90%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
405/201690%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
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
601/201689%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
705/201689%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
811/201589%Sony Xperia Z5 CompactSony Xperia Z5 Compact
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
2 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
8.9 mm138 g4.6"1280x720Android 5.1 Lollipop
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
1003/201688%Motorola Moto X ForceMotorola Moto X Force
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
9.2 mm169 g5.4"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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

Editors' Comments

Last month brands fought vigorously to take a place on the winner's podium, but nobody could displace the Galaxy S7 series from the first place. However, the Galaxy Note 7 achieved the second place and the Apple iPhone 7 takes the third place to represent the current iPhones.

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

Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The manufacturer has put the current technology of the Galaxy S7 models into the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (SM-N930F), slightly increased the display, added an S-Pen and the new Note was ready. It might not have been quite that easily done in practice as the initial problems with the battery have shown. Nevertheless, buyers will get a great technology. With 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, which features a high pixel density of 515 PPI, and lots of glass and metal, it is not only in looks that the Note 7 is great.

Apart from the powerful Exynos SoC, 4 GB of RAM, and a fast UFS-2.0 memory, which can be expanded, the Note 7 features a great camera and long battery runtimes. The S-Pen is a powerful tool. In addition, details have been improved. For example, Samsung's top models have finally been equipped with a USB Type C (USB 3.1 Gen. 1) port. Fast LTE Cat. 9 and IP68 certification complete the features. However, the weak transfer rates of the nominally fast Wi-Fi surprised us.

Those who can do without the larger display and the S-Pen should consider the Galaxy S7 models and save a few Euros.

3rd

Apple iPhone 7 und iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple iPhone 7 und iPhone 7 Plus.

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

The integrated SoC is the baseline standard of all things at the time of testing. In addition, there are 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

4th

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.

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 does not only allow replacing the battery, but also 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

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 than on Apple or Android.

7th

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. Finally, the camera has a good quality, the display and the battery runtimes are great and it delivers 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.

8th

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

With their compact models, Sony has demonstrated from the very first generation that small does not always equate to omitting features. Apart from minor details, the Japanese have equipped the Xperia Z5 Compact with similar features as those of its larger sibling. Therewith, once again, the Z5c is the only high-end Android model with a display smaller than 5 inches. In addition, it is water resistant and features extremely good cameras - at least on paper. However, the quality could still be improved despite the higher MP count. Nevertheless, once again, Sony has the best compact model in its line-up. The two larger siblings, the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium are also very good devices.

In the meantime, the predecessor, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is still available and shines with a great price/performance ratio.

9th

OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3

The Chinese company OnePlus has brought a very high performing smartphone for the price of just 399 Euros (~$449). 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

Motorola Moto X Force
Motorola Moto X Force

The last flagship model, which will be launched under Motorola's name, could convince in our review. The robust device features an unbreakable 5.4-inch display and is also very tough otherwise. However, that is not all. The Moto X Force also brings high-end specifications and a really good camera. Lenovo keeps the update guarantee. Thus, the test device already had Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed. Very good battery runtimes complete the balanced bundle. The look of the device can be customized with the Moto Maker when you order the device.

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
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Mali-T880 MP12, 8890 Octa, 64 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
LG G5
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Adreno 430, 810 MSM8994, 32 GB eMMC Flash
HTC 10
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Adreno 430, 810 MSM8994, 32 GB eMMC Flash
OnePlus 3
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Motorola Moto X Force
Adreno 430, 810 MSM8994, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
20
0.9
5.6
39
29
49
10
31
41
5.4
51
11
4.7
Response Time Black / White *
12
0.9
4.4
32
24
26
10
22
24
0.9
34
11
0.8
PWM Frequency
240.4
238.1
59.52
240.4
240
243.9
240.4
Screen
Brightness
552
351
523
519
553
563
366
579
774
297
434
532
431
336
Brightness Distribution
96
98
84
90
97
91
87
93
91
93
93
94
84
91
Black Level *
0.34
0.35
0.38
0.88
0.43
0.36
0.54
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.59
2.04
1.9
1.3
1.4
4.4
5.1
1.8
6.5
2.67
2.8
7.37
4.1
3.99
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.01
1.63
1.8
1.9
1.3
4.8
5.5
2.3
8
2.81
3.7
8.39
3.3
1.66
Gamma
2.01 119%
2.07 116%
2.12 113%
2.26 106%
2.21 109%
2.2 109%
2.24 107%
2.21 109%
2.22 108%
2.08 115%
2.31 104%
2.28 105%
2.1 114%
2.32 103%
CCT
6321 103%
6391 102%
6449 101%
6818 95%
6667 97%
6175 105%
7388 88%
6955 93%
8699 75%
6379 102%
7164 91%
9074 72%
6550 99%
6584 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
82.12
86.86
83.92
63.15
63.1
77.78
62.13
68.08
66.31
89.38
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.98
99.35
100
99.71
99.83
99.44
96.74
97.46
99.79
99.9865
100
Contrast
1635
1591
1532
685
1823
1236
1013
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
40
38.3
40.4
38
42.6
42.1
41.2
44.2
37.7
48.3
42
40.4
42.1
39.8
Maximum Bottom *
39.1
37.6
39.8
40
42.8
38.8
38
42.8
35.8
45.8
39.7
39.9
39.5
40.4
Idle Upper Side *
28.3
29.7
36.1
35.5
36.6
37
32.2
30.9
34.7
33.8
36.6
34.6
29.7
31.2
Idle Bottom *
26.8
28.7
35.1
30.1
30.5
31.2
30.9
26.8
31.7
32.9
32.4
31.1
28.1
31.3
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1663
1810
1429
1770
1835
1514
1446
1274
1833
1078
1273
2249
1338
1610
Load
392
242
361
126
225
206
263
207
267
179
203
242
268
330
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
732
456
607
517
587
569
530
673
387
369
413
440
840
426
H.264
914
892
960
722
813
568
776
759
600
611
648
525
847
710
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.63
0.68
0.72
0.54
0.77
0.77
0.87
0.54
0.55
2.85
0.68
0.6
0.57
0.96
Idle Average *
1.1
1.02
1.37
1.51
2.04
2.36
1.2
1.26
1.37
2.95
1.49
1.4
1.24
1.35
Idle Maximum *
1.56
1.14
1.44
1.54
2.24
2.37
1.27
1.4
2.25
3.26
1.91
1.7
1.36
1.4
Load Average *
5.95
4.73
5.56
3.75
4.69
3.09
4.69
2.45
6.24
8.92
7.4
5.3
5.92
6.11
Load Maximum *
6.7
7.16
6.78
5.01
8.66
5.35
5.63
6.46
9.12
9.39
9.71
8.4
10.53
9.43

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
128749 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
133845 Points ∼73%
Apple iPhone 7
142532 Points ∼77%
Huawei P9
95743 Points ∼52%
Huawei P9 Plus
98413 Points ∼53%
Apple iPhone SE
126969 Points ∼69%
LG G5
124244 Points ∼67%
HTC 10
131866 Points ∼72%
OnePlus 3 (Version 6.1.4)
142090 Points ∼77%
Motorola Moto X Force (6.0.1)
89911 Points ∼49%
Geekbench 3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
6480 (min: 6415) Points ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
5260 Points ∼27%
Huawei P9
6522 Points ∼34%
Huawei P9 Plus
6556 Points ∼34%
Apple iPhone SE
4386 Points ∼23%
LG G5
5507 Points ∼29%
HTC 10
5117 Points ∼27%
OnePlus 3
5645 Points ∼29%
Motorola Moto X Force
4791 Points ∼25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2170 (min: 2120) Points ∼46%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
1645 Points ∼35%
Huawei P9
1767 Points ∼37%
Huawei P9 Plus
1929 Points ∼41%
Apple iPhone SE
2533 Points ∼53%
LG G5
2396 Points ∼50%
HTC 10
2376 Points ∼50%
OnePlus 3
2398 Points ∼50%
Motorola Moto X Force
1262 Points ∼27%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
81 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
80 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%
LG G5
74 fps ∼7%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
27.11 fps ∼2%
HTC 10
73 fps ∼6%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
56 fps ∼5%
OnePlus 3
89 fps ∼8%
Motorola Moto X Force
58 fps ∼5%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
51 fps ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
52 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%
LG G5
47 fps ∼13%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
18.75 fps ∼5%
HTC 10
43 fps ∼12%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
57 fps ∼16%
OnePlus 3
60 fps ∼16%
Motorola Moto X Force
42 fps ∼11%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
38 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
38 fps ∼8%
Apple iPhone 7
60.7 fps ∼13%
Huawei P9
18 fps ∼4%
Huawei P9 Plus
18 fps ∼4%
Apple iPhone SE
40 fps ∼8%
LG G5
42 fps ∼9%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
17.54 fps ∼4%
HTC 10
39 fps ∼8%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
25 fps ∼5%
OnePlus 3
47 fps ∼10%
Motorola Moto X Force
27 fps ∼6%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
27 fps ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
25 fps ∼22%
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%
LG G5
30 fps ∼27%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
11.81 fps ∼11%
HTC 10
24 fps ∼21%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
45 fps ∼40%
OnePlus 3
46 fps ∼41%
Motorola Moto X Force
17 fps ∼15%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
28 fps ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
26 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%
LG G5
31 fps ∼10%
HTC 10
24 fps ∼8%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
18 fps ∼6%
OnePlus 3
31 fps ∼10%
Motorola Moto X Force
20 fps ∼7%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15 fps ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
14 fps ∼16%
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%
LG G5
17 fps ∼20%
HTC 10
14 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
38 fps ∼45%
OnePlus 3
30 fps ∼35%
Motorola Moto X Force
12 fps ∼14%
GFXBench 4.0
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15 fps ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
15 fps ∼5%
Huawei P9
6.5 fps ∼2%
Huawei P9 Plus
6.2 fps ∼2%
LG G5
18 fps ∼6%
HTC 10
18 fps ∼6%
OnePlus 3
18 fps ∼6%
Motorola Moto X Force
12 fps ∼4%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
7.9 fps ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
7.9 fps ∼12%
Huawei P9
7.1 fps ∼11%
Huawei P9 Plus
6.8 fps ∼11%
LG G5
11 fps ∼17%
HTC 10
10 fps ∼16%
OnePlus 3
18 fps ∼28%
Motorola Moto X Force
7.3 fps ∼11%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
4660 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
5115 Points ∼63%
Huawei P9
7058 Points ∼87%
Huawei P9 Plus
7159 Points ∼88%
LG G5
5581 Points ∼69%
HTC 10
5809 Points ∼71%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
4084 Points ∼50%
OnePlus 3 (OxygenOS 3.1.2)
7101 Points ∼87%
Motorola Moto X Force
5365 Points ∼66%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
733 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (12.6 fps offscreen)
714 Points ∼38%
Apple iPhone 7
1059 Points ∼57%
Huawei P9
328 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone SE
945 Points ∼51%
LG G5 (9.6 fps offscreen)
543 Points ∼29%
HTC 10 (10.8 fps offscreen)
608 Points ∼32%
OnePlus 3 (11.2 fps offscreen)
631 Points ∼34%
3DMark
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2002 (min: 1539) Points ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
1532 Points ∼59%
Apple iPhone 7
1525 Points ∼59%
Huawei P9
2510 Points ∼97%
Huawei P9 Plus
2336 Points ∼90%
Apple iPhone SE
1649 Points ∼64%
LG G5
1695 Points ∼66%
HTC 10
1512 Points ∼58%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
1100 Points ∼43%
OnePlus 3
1789 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto X Force
1282 Points ∼50%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
3015 (min: 2895) Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
2670 Points ∼35%
Apple iPhone 7
4057 Points ∼52%
Huawei P9
1080 Points ∼14%
Huawei P9 Plus
1042 Points ∼13%
Apple iPhone SE
4255 Points ∼55%
LG G5
4468 Points ∼58%
HTC 10
4581 Points ∼59%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
2353 Points ∼30%
OnePlus 3
4633 Points ∼60%
Motorola Moto X Force
3226 Points ∼42%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2710 (min: 2421) Points ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
2292 Points ∼47%
Apple iPhone 7
2964 Points ∼61%
Huawei P9
1237 Points ∼25%
Huawei P9 Plus
1188 Points ∼24%
Apple iPhone SE
3149 Points ∼65%
LG G5
3277 Points ∼67%
HTC 10
3157 Points ∼65%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
1878 Points ∼39%
OnePlus 3
3424 Points ∼70%
Motorola Moto X Force
2413 Points ∼50%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
19610 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
19834 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%
LG G5
20997 Points ∼33%
HTC 10
20344 Points ∼32%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
13065 Points ∼21%
OnePlus 3
21771 Points ∼34%
Motorola Moto X Force
11963 Points ∼19%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
33031 Points ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
23431 Points ∼5%
Apple iPhone 7
63974 Points ∼14%
Huawei P9
21577 Points ∼5%
Huawei P9 Plus
21807 Points ∼5%
Apple iPhone SE
44059 Points ∼10%
LG G5
32109 Points ∼7%
HTC 10
30061 Points ∼7%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
37319 Points ∼8%
OnePlus 3
34023 Points ∼8%
Motorola Moto X Force
38394 Points ∼9%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
28671 Points ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
22523 Points ∼12%
Apple iPhone 7
37676 Points ∼20%
Huawei P9
19854 Points ∼11%
Huawei P9 Plus
19936 Points ∼11%
Apple iPhone SE
29538 Points ∼16%
LG G5
28730 Points ∼15%
HTC 10
27176 Points ∼14%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
26420 Points ∼14%
OnePlus 3
30241 Points ∼16%
Motorola Moto X Force
25751 Points ∼14%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
13191 Points ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Chrome Mobile 44.0.2403.133)
12579 Points ∼28%
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%
LG G5 (Chrome 49)
9731 Points ∼22%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
8059 Points ∼18%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
8905 Points ∼20%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Google Chrome 46.0.2490.76, Android 5.1.1)
5691 Points ∼13%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
9155 Points ∼20%
Motorola Moto X Force (Chrome 48.0.2564.95)
8699 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%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Chrome Mobile 44.0.2403.133)
2569.1 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%
LG G5 (Chrome 49)
3461.1 ms * ∼6%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
5552.9 ms * ∼9%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
3146.3 ms * ∼5%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Google Chrome 46.0.2490.76, Android 5.1.1)
4210.4 ms * ∼7%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
2920.7 ms * ∼5%
Motorola Moto X Force (Chrome 48.0.2564.95)
4080.1 ms * ∼7%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
163 Points ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Chrome Mobile 44.0.2403.133)
177 Points ∼32%
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%
LG G5 (Chrome 49)
108 Points ∼19%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
113 Points ∼20%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
108 Points ∼19%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Google Chrome 46.0.2490.76, Android 5.1.1)
104 Points ∼19%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
122 Points ∼22%
Motorola Moto X Force (Chrome 48.0.2564.95)
103 Points ∼18%
AndroBench 3
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
50.36 MB/s ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
43.84 MB/s ∼67%
Huawei P9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
24.83 MB/s ∼38%
Huawei P9 Plus (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
24.95 MB/s ∼38%
LG G5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
45.53 MB/s ∼70%
HTC 10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
65.44 MB/s ∼100%
Motorola Moto X Force (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
46.96 MB/s ∼72%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
76.43 MB/s ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
72.45 MB/s ∼87%
Huawei P9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
55.05 MB/s ∼66%
Huawei P9 Plus (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
62.48 MB/s ∼75%
LG G5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
78.53 MB/s ∼94%
HTC 10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
83.3 MB/s ∼100%
Motorola Moto X Force (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
79.04 MB/s ∼95%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15.79 MB/s ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
14.72 MB/s ∼20%
Huawei P9
47.45 MB/s ∼63%
Huawei P9 Plus
51.23 MB/s ∼68%
LG G5
16.22 MB/s ∼22%
HTC 10
15.89 MB/s ∼21%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
7.81 MB/s ∼10%
OnePlus 3
18.23 MB/s ∼24%
Motorola Moto X Force
19.78 MB/s ∼26%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
86.71 MB/s ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
82.68 MB/s ∼60%
Huawei P9
39 MB/s ∼28%
Huawei P9 Plus
39.33 MB/s ∼29%
LG G5
89.26 MB/s ∼65%
HTC 10
29.92 MB/s ∼22%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
14.15 MB/s ∼10%
OnePlus 3
137.62 MB/s ∼100%
Motorola Moto X Force
22.55 MB/s ∼16%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
145.11 MB/s ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
135.24 MB/s ∼72%
Huawei P9
72.19 MB/s ∼38%
Huawei P9 Plus
140.38 MB/s ∼75%
LG G5
141.26 MB/s ∼75%
HTC 10
115.56 MB/s ∼61%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
88.91 MB/s ∼47%
OnePlus 3
153.3 MB/s ∼82%
Motorola Moto X Force
47.99 MB/s ∼26%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
487.34 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note 7
484.6 MB/s ∼99%
Huawei P9
281.26 MB/s ∼58%
Huawei P9 Plus
284.27 MB/s ∼58%
LG G5
427.65 MB/s ∼88%
HTC 10
275.09 MB/s ∼56%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
248.15 MB/s ∼51%
OnePlus 3
408.71 MB/s ∼84%
Motorola Moto X Force
252.03 MB/s ∼52%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa, ARM Mali-T880 MP12, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa, ARM Mali-T880 MP12, 64 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
 
LG G5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC 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
 
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
OnePlus 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Motorola Moto X Force Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash

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