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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Compact Smartphones

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

November 2019 Update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones 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.

Smartphone with screens smaller than 5.5 inches were standard a short while ago, but devices with 6.3 inches or more are dominating the market right now. This is a a result of the popular aspect ratios 2:1, 19:9 or even 21:9. Then we have a new category of foldable smartphones, so devices with screens bigger than 7 inches will not be unusual in the near future. 

Compact devices are still popular, so we want to present the best compact smartphones in the following ranking. The display size ist not as important as the actual size of the smartphone, so devices with a good screen-to-body ratio will benefit. The contenders must not surpass a length of 146 millimeters, but we will also sort out very bulky devices.

The following smartphone ranking might be interesting as well:

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 Compact Smartphones as of November 2019

Pos.DatumBew.BildModellLängeDickeGewichtGrößeAuflösungOSPreis ab
109/2019
New
88%Apple iPhone 11 ProApple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 Bionic GPU
4 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
1448.1 mm188 g5.8"2436x1125Apple iOS 13
203/201985%Samsung Galaxy S10eSamsung Galaxy S10e
Samsung Exynos 9820
ARM Mali-G76 MP12
6 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.1
142.27.9 mm150 g5.8"2280x1080Android 9.0 Pie
311/201884%Google Pixel 3Google Pixel 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Adreno 630
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
145.67.9 mm148 g5.5"2160x1080Android 9.0 Pie
409/201783%Apple iPhone 8Apple iPhone 8
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic GPU
2 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
138.47.3 mm148 g4.7"1334x750Apple iOS 11
505/201883%Sony Xperia XZ2 CompactSony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Qualcomm Adreno 630
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
13512.1 mm168 g5"2160x1080Android 8.0 Oreo
605/201882%Nokia 8 SiroccoNokia 8 Sirocco
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
6 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.1
140.97.5 mm176 g5.5"2560x1440Android 8.1 Oreo
704/201680%Apple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Apple A9
Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600
2 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
123.87.6 mm113 g4"1136x640Apple iOS 9
805/201979%Samsung Galaxy A40Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Exynos 7904
ARM Mali-G71 MP2
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
144.47.9 mm140 g5.9"2340x1080Android 9.0 Pie
904/201778%Samsung Galaxy A3 2017Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Samsung Exynos 7870 Octa
ARM Mali-T830 MP2
2 GB Memory, 16 GB eMMC
135.47.9 mm138 g4.7"1280x720Android 6.0 Marshmallow
1008/201876%Sharp Aquos C10Sharp Aquos C10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Qualcomm Adreno 508
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
141.87.9 mm140 g5.5"2040x1080Android 8.0 Oreo

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

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This month, the Apple iPhone 11 Pro replaces its predecessor and secures the first place. Google's Pixel 4 would have been another candidate for the ranking, but it is unfortunately a bit bigger this year and does not meet our criteria.

1st - Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro hardly changed compared to last year's model and is definitely the most compact high-end smartphone. It has a 5.8-inch OLED screen with 2436 x 1125 pixels. The fast SoC always ensures a responsive user experience. The storage cannot be expanded, so you have to choose between 64, 256 and 512 GB SKUs.

The new triple camera now includes an ultra wide-angle lens, which enables really great shots both for pictures and videos. The Apple smartphone once again offers an IP68 certification and supports wireless charging. The significantly increased battery capacity also enables excellent battery runtimes.

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2nd - Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung Galaxy S10e

Samsung's Galaxy S10e shows that a flagship smartphone from the Korean manufacturer does not have to be overly expensive. The AMOLED screen is 5.8 inches (2280 x 1080 pixels), the smartphone is powered by a fast Exynos 9820 SoC in combination with 6 GB RAM. You also get 128 GB internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD. The main lens of the dual-camera is identical with the other Galaxy S models, and you also get an ultra wide-angle lens, but not the telephoto.

The biggest deficit of the Galaxy S10e is the pretty small battery, which cannot really convince in the review. There are also positive aspects like the IP68 certification, wireless charging as ell as a stereo jack and USB-C 3.1.

3rd - Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

The smaller Google smartphone has a 5.5-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) OLED screen with an aspect ratio of 2:1. The Pixel 3 is equipped with 4 GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB internal storage, which is common for a flagship smartphone from 2018. You should consider the size of the storage, because you cannot expand the storage. In return, there is plenty of space in the cloud. Otherwise, the Google smartphone is well-equipped with USB 3.1, quick charging, wireless charging, a good camera and IP68 certification.

The battery runtime is not great, but sufficient for normal use. The display brightness on the other hand could have been higher.

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4th – 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.

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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 - Nokia 8 Sirocco

Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco has a very noble chassis design. The former high-end smartphone from HDM Global is also one of the few devices, which is still equipped with a 16:9 OLED screen, which also offers high pixel density. The battery capacity might not be very high, but the battery runtimes are still very good.

Only the cameras are an indicator for the age of the smartphone, although the results in daylight are good and even the low-light results are okay. Besides the usual wide-angle, the camera also offers a telephoto. The Nokia smartphone is also waterproof and supports wireless charging.

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7th – 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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8th - Samsung Galaxy A40

Samsung Galaxy A40

The Samsung Galaxy A40 has a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED panel and a great screen-to-body ratio. The smartphone is equipped with a mainstream SoC, 4 GB RAM as well as 64 GB internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. The dual-camera has an additional ultra wide-angle lens and convinces with decent shots during our review.

We also like the long battery runtimes as well as the high build quality of the A40. The display on the other hand could have been brighter and the voice quality can be improved as well.

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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 - Sharp Aquos C10

Sharp Aquos C10

The Sharp Aquos C10 is very light and has compact dimensions. it also features an IPS display with the pretty unique aspect ratio of 17:9. Inside, we find typical mainstream hardware with the Snapdragon 630 in combination with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. The second lens of the good dual-camera only collects depth information.

The C10 manages impressive runtimes in our review, despite the small battery. It can also convince with its bright panel as well as the fast WLAN module. The LTE bands on the other hand are limited and the voice quality is also pretty mediocre.

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Top 10 in Comparison

Size Comparison

145.6 mm / 5.73 inch 68.2 mm / 2.69 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 148 g0.3263 lbs144.4 mm / 5.69 inch 69.2 mm / 2.72 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 140 g0.3086 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 71.4 mm / 2.81 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs142.2 mm / 5.6 inch 69.9 mm / 2.75 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 150 g0.3307 lbs141.8 mm / 5.58 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 140 g0.3086 lbs140.9 mm / 5.55 inch 72.97 mm / 2.87 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 176 g0.388 lbs135 mm / 5.31 inch 65 mm / 2.56 inch 12.1 mm / 0.4764 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 148 g0.3263 lbs135.4 mm / 5.33 inch 66.2 mm / 2.61 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 138 g0.3042 lbs123.8 mm / 4.87 inch 58.6 mm / 2.31 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 113 g0.2491 lbs

Measurement Results

Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Google Pixel 3
Apple iPhone 8
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Apple iPhone SE
Samsung Galaxy A40
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Sharp Aquos C10
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
11.6 (3.6, 8)
6 (3, 3)
4.8 (2.8, 2)
38 (19, 19)
39.6 (12.4, 27.2)
4.8 (2.8, 2)
31 (17, 14)
10 (5, 5)
9 (5, 4)
40 (19, 21)
Response Time Black / White *
3.2 (2, 1.2)
6 (3, 3)
4 (2, 2)
26 (13, 13)
17.6 (5.2, 12.4)
4 (2, 2)
22 (11, 11)
8 (5, 3)
6 (3, 3)
20 (7, 13)
PWM Frequency
290.7 (99)
232
245.1
2336 (29)
250
245
250
250 (10)
Screen
Brightness middle
787
426
393
604
617
576
603
358
574
548
Brightness
793
427
398
580
616
597
579
370
576
535
Brightness Distribution
98
96
91
91
87
85
93
94
94
92
Black Level *
0.44
0.38
0.88
0.49
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.2
2.14
1.4
1.2
1.8
5
1.8
7.4
2.4
5.21
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.6
3.29
2.5
2.3
3.6
8
3.5
12.5
3.8
13.47
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.5
1.8
1.2
1.6
2.3
5.4
2.3
4
1.9
6.1
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.111 104%
2.19 100%
2.25 98%
2.32 95%
2.3 96%
2.21 100%
2.084 106%
2.09 105%
2.228 99%
CCT
6339 103%
6329 103%
6597 99%
6688 97%
6324 103%
7730 84%
6955 93%
7078 92%
6502 100%
7538 86%
Contrast
1373
1624
685
1118
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.13
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.74
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
38.8
47.1
35.4
41
40.3
40.8
44.2
42.4
31.8
40.4
Maximum Bottom *
42.2
45.6
37
43.9
36.8
42.3
42.8
41.5
32
42.8
Idle Upper Side *
34.6
34.8
30
30.2
35.8
33.7
30.9
27.6
27.7
34.4
Idle Bottom *
32.2
33.9
29.3
26.4
33.8
30.3
26.8
27.9
26.9
31.7
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
2084
1185
1372
1629
1420
1603
1274
1689
2862
1425
H.264
1046
795
727
698
692
725
759
825
988
735
WiFi v1.3
791
416
471
585
638
693
673
643
668
672
Load
336
164
159
202
203
317
207
277
532
267
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.58
0.6
1.21
0.54
0.42
0.78
0.54
0.8
0.37
0.9
Idle Average *
1.99
1.2
2.01
1.63
1.54
1.53
1.26
1.4
0.78
2.2
Idle Maximum *
2.03
1.5
2.05
1.67
1.57
1.57
1.4
2.3
0.84
3.8
Load Average *
3.13
5.2
4.06
2.74
4.94
3.49
2.45
7.4
1.52
6.2
Load Maximum *
5.43
10.2
8.79
7.78
9.03
6.96
6.46
8.6
2.75
8

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7966 Points ∼67%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9063 Points ∼76%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8073 Points ∼68%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7193 Points ∼60%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5293 Points ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3756 Points ∼31%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4636 Points ∼39%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10008 Points ∼51%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
11744 Points ∼60%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9579 Points ∼49%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7925 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6923 Points ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5000 Points ∼26%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5377 Points ∼27%
Geekbench 4.4
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10553 Points ∼18%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7754 Points ∼13%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
10380 Points ∼18%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8491 Points ∼15%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6701 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4105 Points ∼7%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2246 Points ∼4%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4506 Points ∼71%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2355 Points ∼37%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
4162 Points ∼66%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2442 Points ∼39%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1952 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1329 Points ∼21%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
710 Points ∼11%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
459850 Points ∼81%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
329444 Points ∼58%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
280162 Points ∼49%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
265911 Points ∼47%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
209729 Points ∼37%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
103205 Points ∼18%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
89351 Points ∼16%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
274007 Points ∼93%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
220797 Points ∼75%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
204270 Points ∼70%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
225224 Points ∼77%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
185487 Points ∼63%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
126969 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
75333 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45549 Points ∼16%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
71531 Points ∼24%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
309 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
141 fps ∼1%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
127 fps ∼1%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
161.3 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
149 fps ∼1%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
106 fps ∼1%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
80.3 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼0%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼0%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼2%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61 fps ∼2%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
119.8 fps ∼4%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼2%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼2%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
59.2 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼1%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼1%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
168 fps ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
85 fps ∼15%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
55 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
70.8 fps ∼13%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
75 fps ∼14%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
54 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
5 fps ∼1%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼3%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
59 fps ∼16%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
54 fps ∼15%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
114.5 fps ∼31%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
59 fps ∼16%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
37 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58.1 fps ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.8 fps ∼3%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼4%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1937 Points ∼37%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
945 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
241 Points ∼5%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
33925 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
32155 Points ∼37%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
32914 Points ∼38%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
24131 Points ∼28%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
36494 Points ∼42%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
21407 Points ∼25%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13717 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12321 Points ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
12954 Points ∼15%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12667 Points ∼15%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
208190 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
72022 Points ∼14%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
84256 Points ∼16%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
112424 Points ∼21%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
79670 Points ∼15%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
58018 Points ∼11%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44059 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13821 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
7793 Points ∼1%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16508 Points ∼3%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
97216 Points ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
56465 Points ∼24%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
62568 Points ∼26%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
62006 Points ∼26%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
63084 Points ∼27%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
42040 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29538 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13457 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8550 Points ∼4%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15466 Points ∼7%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
49151 Points ∼94%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18697 Points ∼36%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16454 Points ∼31%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
34163 Points ∼65%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17131 Points ∼33%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
11544 Points ∼22%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16550 Points ∼32%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7798 Points ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3799 Points ∼7%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5202 Points ∼10%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
571.7 ms * ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2239.5 ms * ∼4%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2304.5 ms * ∼4%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
730.8 ms * ∼1%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2401 ms * ∼4%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4812.6 ms * ∼8%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1708.9 ms * ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4975.8 ms * ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9669.2 ms * ∼16%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9532.6 ms * ∼16%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
292 Points ∼36%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Points ∼0%
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
359 Points ∼44%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
244 Points ∼30%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
204 Points ∼25%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
186 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
155 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
64 Points ∼8%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
116 Points ∼14%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60.65 MB/s ∼70%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
17.1 MB/s ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65.2 MB/s ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
50.06 MB/s ∼57%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
60.7 MB/s ∼70%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
73.15 MB/s ∼76%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18.02 MB/s ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
81.2 MB/s ∼84%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
75.47 MB/s ∼78%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
83 MB/s ∼86%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
24.1 MB/s ∼10%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
133.76 MB/s ∼54%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16.9 MB/s ∼7%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
22.4 MB/s ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13.2 MB/s ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.62 MB/s ∼4%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16.9 MB/s ∼7%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
136.9 MB/s ∼70%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
149.82 MB/s ∼76%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
153.2 MB/s ∼78%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
140.7 MB/s ∼72%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
75.7 MB/s ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
22.32 MB/s ∼11%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48.2 MB/s ∼25%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
194.1 MB/s ∼33%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
181.81 MB/s ∼31%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
201.1 MB/s ∼34%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
211.6 MB/s ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.6 MB/s ∼17%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
45.96 MB/s ∼8%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
213.4 MB/s ∼36%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Mali-G76 MP12, 9820, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
792.2 MB/s ∼53%
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
766.41 MB/s ∼51%
Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
694.1 MB/s ∼46%
Nokia 8 Sirocco
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
737.5 MB/s ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy A40
Mali-G71 MP2, 7904, 64 GB eMMC Flash
295 MB/s ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy A3 2017
Mali-T830 MP2, 7870 Octa, 16 GB eMMC Flash
199.68 MB/s ∼13%
Sharp Aquos C10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
283.8 MB/s ∼19%

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