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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Daniel Schmidt (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/08/2017

December 2018 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.

Since the release of the first iPhone and the following smartphone-boom, display sizes have continued to grow. At the time of writing, cellphones with 5-5.5-inch displays are the de-facto standard (also check our Top 10 smartphones); a few years ago such a phone would've been a rather exotic - and high-end - offering. Having said that, many users still prefer compact phones, but they don't want to give up top features and high performance in the process. 

The following table shows the Top 10 smartphones with screen sizes of 5-inches or less, which we've reviewed in the last 12 months and which are both relevant and still available at this time. In case of identical scores, the more recently tested smartphone is listed first. The table can be sorted by clicking on the header; in addition, the search results can be filtered (for example "matte").

Best Smartphones (≤5-inch) as of December 2018

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
109/201791%Apple iPhone 8Apple iPhone 8
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic GPU
2 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
7.3 mm148 g4.7"1334x750Apple iOS 11
210/201790%Google Pixel 2Google Pixel 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
7.8 mm143 g5"1920x1080Android 8.1 Oreo
304/201690%Apple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Apple A9
Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600
2 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
7.6 mm113 g4"1136x640Apple iOS 9
412/201789%Sony Xperia XZ1 CompactSony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
4 GB Memory, 32 GB UFS 2.0
9.3 mm143 g4.6"1280x720Android 8.0 Oreo
505/201889%Sony Xperia XZ2 CompactSony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Adreno 630
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
12.1 mm168 g5"2160x1080Android 8.0 Oreo
610/201687%Sony Xperia X CompactSony Xperia X Compact
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956
Qualcomm Adreno 510
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
9.5 mm135 g4.6"1280x720Android 6.0 Marshmallow
701/201786%Huawei NovaHuawei Nova
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Qualcomm Adreno 506
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
7.1 mm146 g5"1920x1080Android 6.0 Marshmallow
812/201685%BQ Aquaris X5 PlusBQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976
Qualcomm Adreno 510
2 GB Memory, 16 GB eMMC
7.7 mm145 g5"1920x1080Android 6.0 Marshmallow
904/201785%Samsung Galaxy A3 2017Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
ARM Mali-T830 MP2
2 GB Memory, 16 GB eMMC
7.9 mm138 g4.7"1280x720Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1010/201784%Huawei Nova 2Huawei Nova 2
HiSilicon Kirin 659
ARM Mali-T830 MP2
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
6.9 mm143 g5"1920x1080Android 7.0 Nougat

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

Editors' Comments

There are no changes to this top 10 list this month.

1st – Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8
Apple iPhone 8

The visuals of the Apple iPhone 8 are very similar to the previous model. The design is identical, but the rear is now made of glass. this makes it more prone to scratches, but enables wireless charging in return. The display still measures 4.7 inches and Apple did not change the resolution, either. The camera was once again improved and the processor got its yearly update. The iPhone now supports AR content and the entry-level model now has 64 GB storage, twice as much as before. We like the long battery runtime as well as the dust and water protection (IP67), but we still miss the stereo jack and the speakers could be better, too.

2nd – Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 2 might look like a slightly outdated smartphones, but both the components and the software are up to date. Thanks to a powerful Snapdragon SoC, 4 GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB flash storage, respectively, the specs of the small Pixel model are rather average among the high-end competition. The great camera and the latest Android versions for the next couple of years (guaranteed for three years) are two highlights.

We also liked the two stereo speakers as well as the IP certification against the entry of dust and water during our review. Unfortunately, the manufacturer dropped the MIMO WLAN technology compared to the previous model, so the transfer rates could be better. There is no dual-SIM or storage expansion via microSD, either.

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3rd – Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPhone SE
Apple iPhone SE

With the iPhone SE, Apple has ventured to create a powerful new edition of the iPhone 5s and put the big iPhone's up-to-date hardware into an extremely compact case. The user does not have to accept compromises in performance or features here, since the iPhone SE also uses the powerful Apple A9-SoC.

Among others, the smartphone could impress with a high-end chassis, a great GPS receiver, good battery runtimes and a display with precise colors in our test. However, the latter has quite a high black value. Moreover, the NFC chip remains reserved for Apple Pay as in other Apple products.

The only disadvantage of the device is that there is only a 16 GB and a 64 GB variant.

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4th – Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact uses a classic 16:9 screen with a 720p resolution. This does not sound like a lot, but it is completely sufficient for sharp images on the 4.6-inch screen. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's current flagship SoC in combination with 4 GB RAM as well as 32 GB of fast UFS storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. The smartphone is also protected against dust and water according to IP68.

We also like the long battery runtimes, a good camera, and the current operating system Android 8.0 Oreo during our review. It is unfortunate that Sony only includes a weak power adapter, so the supported quick-charge technology cannot be utilized.

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5th - Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact does not really have any competitors in the Android segment considering its size and components. The display is slightly bigger compared to the previous model, but it is still the most compact high-end smartphone. At 5.0 inches (64.52 cm²), the screen appears much bigger than before (4.6 inch, 58.33 cm²), but it is not that big of a change when you convert the surface area of the Sony smartphone to an 16:9 equivalent (4.84 inch). Only the height is a bit unfortunate, since it is a bit thick.

We like the high performance, good camera, and the protection against dust and water. The battery runtimes are also really good despite the comparatively small battery. Similar to the Xperia XZ2, however, we are not really convinced by the speaker.

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6th – Sony Xperia X Compact

Sony Xperia X Compact
Sony Xperia X Compact

At the first glance, not much has changed when compared to the Xperia Z5 Compact predecessor. The display of the Sony Xperia X Compact features a 4.6-inch diagonal and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone comes with 32 GB flash memory and the RAM capacity has been increased to 3 GB. However, you have to accept cuts regarding inner components. Instead of a high-end SoC, only a mid-range CPU is used with the Snapdragon 650 in the new release and the IP certification has been omitted. The latter means that the Xperia X Compact is not protected against dusts and water any longer. In return, the price has been decreased by about 100 Euros. Nevertheless, the buyer will get great battery runtimes and a good camera, which, however, is no longer capable of recording ultra HD videos.

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7th – Huawei Nova

Huawei Nova
Huawei Nova

The Huawei Nova is a very solid mid-range smartphone, which targets selfie fans with a good looking design and good front camera. Apart from a fast SoC, there are 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The storage space can be expanded with a microSD card. A good camera, which can also record Ultra HD videos and long battery runtimes make the bundle complete. The USB port even features the Type-C format.

In our review, the Nova appeared to be really good. However, it could have delivered a dual band Wi-Fi module in view of the price class and apps cannot be moved to the optional storage card. The Huawei Nova comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Currently, an update to version 7.0 Nougat is being beta-tested. 

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8th – BQ Aquaris X5 Plus

BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus

The BQ Aquaris X5 Plus is a great bundle for a fair price. Apart from a cutting-edge mid-range SoC from Qualcomm, it features 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB eMMC storage. It is easy to expand the storage space with a microSD card, which can also be configured as additional internal storage. Besides a decent camera, the user will get dual SIM functionality and a fingerprint reader. Although the display shines very brightly, the black value is only mediocre due to a relatively high black value.

You have to accept small cuts in the low-light capabilities of the camera. The Spanish manufacturer plans an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the first quarter of 2017.

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9th – Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

The third generation of the Samsung Galaxy A3 brings several notable improvements. The camera lens are flush with the case now, a USB Type-C port is available, and the smarpthone is protected against dust and water according to IP68. It uses a fast SoC, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. Cameras and battery runtimes are also really good. The display has a diagonal of 4.7 inch and uses Samsung's Super AMOLED technology. Its resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels is good and the display can get very bright.

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10th – Huawei Nova 2

Huawei Nova 2
Huawei Nova 2

The Huawei Nova 2 Smartphone ReviewHuawei Nova 2 features a 5-inch 1080p display, 4 GB RAM as well as 64 GB internal storage. The highlight of the device is the 20 MP front camera, which is primarily designed for selfie fans. However, our review showed more pixels are not always better and the front camera is not much better than the rivals. Huawei still offers a good mainstream device, which convinces with many features and it is also the first device from the Chinese manufacturer with support for aptX audio via Bluetooth. The battery runtimes are very good as well.

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Top 10 in Comparison

Measurement Results

Apple iPhone 8
Google Pixel 2
Apple iPhone SE
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Sony Xperia X Compact
Huawei Nova
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Huawei Nova 2
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (19, 19)
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
31 (17, 14)
56 (27, 29)
39.6 (12.4, 27.2)
48 (21, 27)
58.8 (16, 42.8)
80 (42, 38)
9 (5, 4)
52.8 (24, 28.8)
Response Time Black / White *
26 (13, 13)
4 (2, 2)
22 (11, 11)
46 (29, 17)
17.6 (5.2, 12.4)
34 (13, 21)
44 (10.8, 33.2)
34 (11, 23)
6 (3, 3)
19.4 (7.2, 13.2)
PWM Frequency
245.1
2358 (25)
2336 (29)
2500 (1)
250
Screen
Brightness middle
604
396
603
566
617
579
493
640
574
481
Brightness
580
404
579
560
616
563
485
609
576
487
Brightness Distribution
91
91
93
98
87
88
94
85
94
97
Black Level *
0.44
0.88
0.53
0.38
0.4
0.44
0.93
0.48
Contrast
1373
685
1068
1624
1448
1120
688
1002
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.2
1.7
1.8
4.6
1.8
6.1
4.2
2.8
2.4
5.2
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.3
4
3.5
9.4
3.6
10.5
6.6
5.7
3.8
8.7
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.6
1.3
2.3
6.5
2.3
7
3.8
2.6
1.9
6.8
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.3 96%
2.21 100%
2.14 103%
2.32 95%
2.24 98%
2.39 92%
2.35 94%
2.09 105%
2.31 95%
CCT
6688 97%
6483 100%
6955 93%
8189 79%
6324 103%
8395 77%
7438 87%
6477 100%
6502 100%
8149 80%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.13
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.74
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
41
38.2
44.2
39.7
40.3
41.2
41.4
37.8
31.8
39.6
Maximum Bottom *
43.9
36.9
42.8
37.7
36.8
41.8
35.1
39.9
32
35.8
Idle Upper Side *
30.2
27.6
30.9
34.1
35.8
38.1
39.1
27.6
27.7
39.3
Idle Bottom *
26.4
25
26.8
28.6
33.8
34
29.9
28.4
26.9
32.6
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1629
1457
1274
2655
1420
2844
1870
2862
1378
H.264
698
564
759
866
692
624
717
988
711
WiFi v1.3
585
575
673
736
638
601
873
504
668
602
Load
202
161
207
266
203
186
328
532
272
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.54
0.99
0.54
0.58
0.42
0.33
0.61
0.87
0.37
0.65
Idle Average *
1.63
1.35
1.26
1.76
1.54
1.48
1.83
1.33
0.78
1.59
Idle Maximum *
1.67
1.37
1.4
1.81
1.57
1.6
1.86
1.35
0.84
1.71
Load Average *
2.74
3.25
2.45
6.33
4.94
4.83
3.71
5.44
1.52
4.61
Load Maximum *
7.78
8.56
6.46
9.18
9.03
8.66
5.19
7.11
2.75
5.84

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7223 Points ∼70%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
6421 Points ∼62%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8073 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3756 Points ∼36%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4822 Points ∼47%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8550 Points ∼63%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
7496 Points ∼55%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9579 Points ∼71%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4770 Points ∼35%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4596 Points ∼34%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4964 Points ∼37%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5000 Points ∼37%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6252 Points ∼46%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
10380 Points ∼29%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6256 Points ∼17%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
6541 Points ∼18%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8491 Points ∼23%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3556 Points ∼10%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
4162 Points ∼66%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1924 Points ∼30%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
1915 Points ∼30%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2442 Points ∼39%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
918 Points ∼14%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
204270 Points ∼80%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
166939 Points ∼66%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
126969 Points ∼50%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
150208 Points ∼59%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
225224 Points ∼89%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
76216 Points ∼30%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
63206 Points ∼25%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
75533 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45549 Points ∼18%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
63304 Points ∼25%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
161.3 fps ∼1%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
112 fps ∼1%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
80.3 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
149 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
31 fps ∼0%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps ∼0%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼0%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼0%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
119.8 fps ∼4%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
59 fps ∼2%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
59.2 fps ∼2%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
60 fps ∼2%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼2%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51 fps ∼2%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼1%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
31 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼1%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼1%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
70.8 fps ∼1%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
52 fps ∼1%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
53 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
75 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼0%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.8 fps ∼0%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps ∼0%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.9 fps ∼0%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
114.5 fps ∼3%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
54 fps ∼1%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58.1 fps ∼2%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
58 fps ∼2%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
59 fps ∼2%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼1%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps ∼0%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.8 fps ∼0%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.9 fps ∼0%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
836 Points ∼16%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
945 Points ∼18%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
147 Points ∼3%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
24131 Points ∼28%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20482 Points ∼24%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13717 Points ∼16%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
22530 Points ∼26%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
36494 Points ∼42%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14023 Points ∼16%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
11532 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12954 Points ∼15%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14488 Points ∼17%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
112424 Points ∼21%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
55247 Points ∼10%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44059 Points ∼8%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
54415 Points ∼10%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
79670 Points ∼15%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
21349 Points ∼4%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
21668 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
7793 Points ∼1%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11688 Points ∼2%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
62006 Points ∼26%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
40116 Points ∼17%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29538 Points ∼13%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
41396 Points ∼18%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
63084 Points ∼27%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
19128 Points ∼8%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
18127 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8550 Points ∼4%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12212 Points ∼5%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
34163 Points ∼69%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
11380 Points ∼23%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16550 Points ∼33%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
11424 Points ∼23%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17131 Points ∼35%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8952 Points ∼18%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4717 Points ∼10%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9138 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3799 Points ∼8%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4864 Points ∼10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
730.8 ms * ∼1%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3414.7 ms * ∼6%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1708.9 ms * ∼3%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
3393.2 ms * ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2401 ms * ∼4%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3417 ms * ∼6%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8234.9 ms * ∼14%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3464.7 ms * ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9669.2 ms * ∼16%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8863 ms * ∼15%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
359 Points ∼44%
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
190 Points ∼24%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
186 Points ∼23%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
166 Points ∼21%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
244 Points ∼30%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
109 Points ∼14%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
60 Points ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
64 Points ∼8%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
95 Points ∼12%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
50.17 MB/s ∼58%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17.1 MB/s ∼20%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
27.57 MB/s ∼32%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
47.69 MB/s ∼55%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
54.87 MB/s ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
50.06 MB/s ∼57%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
36.22 MB/s ∼42%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
73.3 MB/s ∼76%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18.02 MB/s ∼19%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
32.54 MB/s ∼34%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
79.5 MB/s ∼82%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
73.19 MB/s ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
75.47 MB/s ∼78%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
68.88 MB/s ∼71%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18.03 MB/s ∼7%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
17.13 MB/s ∼7%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16.9 MB/s ∼7%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.3 MB/s ∼4%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
44.63 MB/s ∼18%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12.44 MB/s ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.62 MB/s ∼4%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25.41 MB/s ∼10%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
173.13 MB/s ∼100%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
113.29 MB/s ∼65%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
153.2 MB/s ∼88%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
31.52 MB/s ∼18%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
38.19 MB/s ∼22%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
36.85 MB/s ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
22.32 MB/s ∼13%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
69.03 MB/s ∼40%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
196.22 MB/s ∼80%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
119.89 MB/s ∼49%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
201.1 MB/s ∼82%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
139.49 MB/s ∼57%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
75.01 MB/s ∼31%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
47.03 MB/s ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45.96 MB/s ∼19%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
192.8 MB/s ∼78%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
758.35 MB/s ∼84%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
667.75 MB/s ∼74%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
694.1 MB/s ∼76%
Sony Xperia X Compact
Adreno 510, 650 MSM8956, 32 GB eMMC Flash
207.87 MB/s ∼23%
Huawei Nova
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
248.26 MB/s ∼27%
BQ Aquaris X5 Plus
Adreno 510, 652 MSM8976, 16 GB eMMC Flash
228.44 MB/s ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
199.68 MB/s ∼22%
Huawei Nova 2
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 64 GB eMMC Flash
300.35 MB/s ∼33%

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