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Black Shark 4 Pro and other high-end gaming phones own the March AnTuTu flagship smartphone chart as the Snapdragon 888 removes all competitors

The Black Shark 4 Pro offers lightning-quick performance thanks to its Snapdragon 888 SoC. (Image source: Black Shark/SciTechDaily - edited)
The Black Shark 4 Pro offers lightning-quick performance thanks to its Snapdragon 888 SoC. (Image source: Black Shark/SciTechDaily - edited)
The Black Shark 4 Pro has topped the AnTuTu Android flagship smartphone performance chart for March, with fellow high-end gaming phones the RedMagic 6 Pro and the Asus ROG Phone 5 also prominently placed. The table solely consists of smartphones powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

AnTuTu’s Android flagship smartphone performance chart for March has shown a lot of love for both high-end gaming phones and devices sporting a Snapdragon 888 processor. Three out of the top four places, including first position, are occupied by smartphones that are clearly gaming-oriented: Black Shark 4 Pro (first), RedMagic 6 Pro (third), Asus ROG Phone 5 (fourth). Only OPPO’s Find X3 Pro manages to get among all the crazy case designs, RGB lighting, and pop-up triggers with its “regular” smartphone appearance (a design that was apparently “inspired by spacecraft”) by occupying second place.

As well as having the same chipset, the Black Shark 4 Pro and RedMagic 6 Pro utilized 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage to attain their average marks of 765,579 points and 741,100 points, respectively. The ROG Phone 5 outweighs everything else in terms of RAM amount, bringing 16 GB of memory to the table. The RedMagic 6 Pro (a team effort from ZTE’s Nubia outfit and Tencent) has the refresh rate advantage at 165 Hz vs. 144 Hz for the other two high-end gaming phones, but it seems it could be the two-layer cooling system of the Black Shark 4 Pro that allows the Adreno 660 GPU to reach its full potential.

In terms of processor choice, it’s all about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. All 10 smartphones in the current chart are powered by this impressive chip, which removed competitors such as the Kirin 9000, Snapdragon 870, and Snapdragon 865 from the latest flagship smartphone chart. Whether MediaTek’s Dimensity 1200 ("one of the fastest smartphone CPUs ever") can disturb Qualcomm’s Snapdragon dominance in the Android flagship smartphone space remains to be seen, but for now the chip of choice is the 888.

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1st: Black Shark; 3rd: RedMagic; 4th: Asus ROG; 8th: Xiaomi; 9th & 10th: Meizu. (Image source: AnTuTu)
1st: Black Shark; 3rd: RedMagic; 4th: Asus ROG; 8th: Xiaomi; 9th & 10th: Meizu. (Image source: AnTuTu)

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AnTuTu (in Chinese) & OPPO & MediaTek

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-04- 6 (Update: 2021-04- 6)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing News Editor - 2201 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.