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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 500 Euros

Daniel Schmidt (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 02/02/2018

Upper class. Up until a few years ago, high-end smartphones were usually in the price range of between 500 and 600 Euros (~$620 to $745), but this segment is now occupied by upper class models and older high-end smartphones. The latter might not be new anymore, but are still good alternatives. Update February 2018

Upper-class smartphones are located in the price range of between mainstream and high-end models and are targeted towards users who are not willing to pay more than 700 Euros (~$870) for an expensive high-end phone, but still want good performance, good cameras, and nice build quality.

The price range of up to 500 Euros (~$620) includes both powerful upper-class models as well as old high-end smartphones. The latter are an interesting alternative, because the specifications are usually still very good and often receive at least one major update. The following rankings might be interesting for you as well:

Here you will find a Top 10 ranking of smartphones under 500 Euros (~$620), which have been reviewed by Notebookcheck within the last 24 months. The market is constantly changing, so we are also looking forward to getting tips about good deals and other notes in the comments. You can sort the table by clicking the headers or via text filter (e.g. "Kirin").

Top 10 upper-class smartphones as of February 2018

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
101/201891%OnePlus 5TOnePlus 5T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
8 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.1
7.3 mm162 g6.01"2160x1080Android 7.1 Nougat
203/201691%Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
ARM Mali-T880 MP12
4 GB Memory, 32 GB UFS 2.0
7.9 mm152 g5.1"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
302/201790%LG G6LG G6
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB UFS 2.0
7.9 mm163 g5.7"2880x1440Android 7.0 Nougat
404/201690%Apple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Apple A9
Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600
2 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
7.6 mm113 g4"1136x640Apple iOS 9
512/201789%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
607/201789%Huawei P10Huawei P10
HiSilicon Kirin 960
ARM Mali-G71 MP8
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
6.98 mm144 g5.1"1920x1080Android 7.0 Nougat
705/201789%Huawei Mate 9Huawei Mate 9
HiSilicon Kirin 960
ARM Mali-G71 MP8
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
7.9 mm192 g5.9"1920x1080Android 7.0 Nougat
802/2018
New
89%Honor View 10Honor View 10
HiSilicon Kirin 970
ARM Mali-G72 MP12
6 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.1
7 mm172 g5.99"2160x1080Android 8.0 Oreo
908/201788%Honor 9Honor 9
HiSilicon Kirin 960
ARM Mali-G71 MP8
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
7.5 mm155 g5.15"1920x1080Android 7.0 Nougat
1010/201787%Nokia 8Nokia 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
7.9 mm160 g5.3"2560x1440Android 7.1 Nougat

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1st – OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T

The specifications of the OnePlus 5T are similar to that of the predecessor. However, not only is the display implemented the right way this time, but it now features a 2:1 aspect ratio. This means that the resolution has got a slight bump and the panel size is increased to 6.01 inches. The manufacturer offers two models. While one model is equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, the other one comes with 8 and 128 GB, respectively. It has a 3300 mAh battery and manages very good runtimes. We also liked the snappy OxygenOS as well as the good dual-camera during our review.

The lack of storage expansion as well as the protection against dust and water are minor issues. Still, it is definitely a high-end smartphone with a really good price-performance ratio. The smartphone is available from the manufacturer for 499 Euros (~$620; 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM).

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2nd – Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is still a very powerful smartphone with decent memory equipment (4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage). The Super AMOLED display is comparatively small at 5.1 inches, but features a very high pixel density due to the high resolution. It is Samsung's last high-end smartphone without curved display edges, which has some advantages in terms of handling. The chassis is also dust and water resistant.

The sensor equipment is exemplary and is completed by a very accurate GPS module. The smartphone unfortunately does not feature a USB Type-C port, but it supports wireless charging and it is VR-ready. The camera is still excellent and hardly differs from the newer Galaxy S8. Samsung has already distributed the update to Android 7.1 Nougat last year, another one to Oreo is supposed to follow.

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3rd – LG G6

LG G6
LG G6

Since customers did not quite accept the predecessor, LG has completely revised the concept of its flagship model and created a great product. The LG G6 uses an aspect ratio of 2:1 and the display size has increased to 5.7 inches. Nevertheless, it still sits comfortably in the hand. It is the first time that the G series uses a fixed battery. On the other hand, the smartphone is now dust and waterproof and also meets other specifications of the MIL-STG-810G military standard. Thus, the G6 is really robust.

The SoC, a high-end model of the last year, still delivers very good performance. In addition, the phone comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of UFS-2.0 storage. The cameras have been improved significantly and are really good now. Furthermore, the display is convincing. It already supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision. The only complaint is that not all components are high-end and features such as wireless-charging, larger storage and better audio chip are not available in Germany.

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4th – 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. The current iOS 11 is available for the smartphone.

If you prefer a bigger iPhone for less than 500 Euros, you should have a look at the iPhone 6s.

Apple iPhone SE

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Apple iPhone 6s

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5th – 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 entirely 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 of RAM as well as 32 GB of fast UFS storage, which can be expanded via a 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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6th – Huawei P10

Huawei P10
Huawei P10

The Huawei P10 has a 5.1-inch Full HD display, which is surrounded by a compact and elegant design. It is powered by a fast Kirin-SoC, which features good communication capabilities and fast LTE Cat. 12. The Leica dual camera takes really good pictures and only reveals a weakness during the recording of videos during the review. The battery runtime is also very long.

64 GB of internal storage is typical for a 2017 flagship smartphone and can be expanded via a microSD card. The performance of the card reader, however, is just average. Another problem is that the P10 uses older eMMC storage as well as much faster UFS. The update to Google Android 8.0 Oreo is already in beta testing.

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7 – Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 9

The Mate series is known for a big display and a large battery, and the Huawei Mate 9 is no exception. It has a 5.9-inch IPS panel and a 4000 mAh battery, but you also get a fast SoC as well as good memory equipment. Similar to the P-series, it gets a Leica dual-camera, which takes great pictures. The Mate 9 is also one of the few smartphones with an infrared transmitter, so the smartphone can be used to control your home entertainment system. The slow WLAN was the only negative aspect during our review. It gets regular updates and Android 8.0 Oreo is already available.

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8th – Honor View 10

Honor View 10
Honor View 10

The Honor View 10 is the biggest and most expensive from Huawei's subsidiary so far and offers some features otherwise reserved for the much more expensive Mate 10 Pro. Among others, this includes LTE Cat. 18 as well as dual-VoLTE. The View 10 is powered by a real high-end SoC in combination with 6 GB RAM as well as 128 GB internal UFS 2.1 storage, which can also be expanded via microSD card. Honor also still implements a stereo jack. Bluetooth is limited to the 4.2 standard, but you get aptX for high-resolution audio streaming in return. We also liked the battery and the camera in our review.

The occasional overheating issues were less convincing, but they only occur when you really stress the components. The WLAN module is also comparatively slow and the location performance could be better. Still, the Honor View 10 offers a strong overall package for an RRP of 499 Euros.

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9th – Honor 9

Honor 9
Honor 9

The Honor 9 has a bright 5.15-inch IPS display with 1920x1080 pixels. It is powered by a fast Kirin 960 SoC, which is supported by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The hybrid slot can take either two Nano-SIM cards or one SIM and one microSD card. The dual-camera at the back takes good pictures and the 3200 mAh battery lasts long.

We did not have much to criticize considering the low price. The number of LTE bands could be higher, the storage is rather slow and there is a lot of bloat ware. The latter can at least be deleted easily. VoLTE has been added via an update and Android 8.0 Oreo should be available soon.

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10th – Nokia 8

Nokia 8
Nokia 8

The Nokia 8 is HMD Global's first high-end smartphone. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM as well as 64 GB of fast UFS storage. The display is 5.3 inches with the 1440p resolution, but it uses PWM to control the luminance. The cameras provide decent picture quality, but cannot quite keep up with other high-end smartphones. The Bothie feature is great though.

We also liked the great build quality, the very accurate GPS module, and the long battery runtime during our review. The only thing we cannot understand is why HMD limits the modem of the Snapdragon so heavily. An update to Android 8.0 Oreo has already been confirmed by the manufacturer.

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Size Comparison

Measurement Results

OnePlus 5T
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Samsung Galaxy S7
Mali-T880 MP12, 8890 Octa, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
LG G6
Adreno 530, 821 MSM8996 Pro, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Huawei P10
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Huawei Mate 9
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Honor View 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Honor 9
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Nokia 8
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
4.8 (2, 2.8)
0.9 (0.42, 0.46)
39.6 (19.2, 20.4)
31 (17, 14)
56 (27, 29)
39.6 (19.6, 20)
57 (14, 43)
53.6 (26, 27.6)
45.6 (20.4, 25.2)
26.4 (7.2, 19.2)
Response Time Black / White *
4.8 (2.8, 2)
0.9 (0.46, 0.44)
23.2 (11.6, 11.6)
22 (11, 11)
46 (29, 17)
16 (5.2, 10.8)
30 (7, 23)
25.6 (8.4, 17.2)
20 (6, 14)
13.2 (3.6, 9.6)
PWM Frequency
242.7
238.1 (100)
2410 (35)
2358 (25)
2358 (17)
Screen
Brightness middle
425
350
646
603
566
547
696
530
550
735
Brightness
423
351
611
579
560
556
680
523
535
707
Brightness Distribution
92
98
89
93
98
86
93
88
92
92
Black Level *
0.23
0.88
0.53
0.43
0.42
0.35
0.42
0.79
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.1
2.04
4.5
1.8
4.6
4.8
4.3
2.4
3.3
6.7
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.4
3.25
8.3
3.5
9.4
8.8
9.4
5.5
4.5
12.9
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.5
1.63
6
2.3
6.5
4.5
4.8
2.2
3.6
8.3
Gamma
2.32 103%
2.07 116%
2.27 106%
2.21 109%
2.14 112%
2.39 100%
2.33 103%
2.25 107%
2.38 101%
2.24 107%
CCT
6455 101%
6391 102%
7996 81%
6955 93%
8189 79%
7194 90%
7255 90%
6598 99%
7226 90%
8906 73%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
86.86
67.74
62.13
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.35
99.05
96.74
Contrast
2809
685
1068
1272
1657
1514
1310
930
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
36.1
38.3
33.7
44.2
39.7
44.6
44.4
37.4
45
45.1
Maximum Bottom *
33.7
37.6
31.9
42.8
37.7
40.9
41.6
35
45.4
38.3
Idle Upper Side *
26.2
29.7
30.3
30.9
34.1
35.6
33.7
28.8
36.9
39.8
Idle Bottom *
24.7
28.7
28.3
26.8
28.6
29.7
29.2
24.9
33
33.3
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1754
1810
1789
1274
2655
1540
1538
1671
1399
1506
WiFi v1.3
718
456
692
673
736
966
758
679
516
650
Load
257
242
252
207
266
176
219
305
278
237
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.58
0.68
0.62
0.54
0.58
0.83
0.78
1.05
1.13
0.86
Idle Average *
1.44
1.02
1.43
1.26
1.76
2.1
2.13
2.36
2.25
2.13
Idle Maximum *
1.53
1.14
1.48
1.4
1.81
2.18
2.17
2.41
2.3
2.16
Load Average *
3.17
4.73
5.52
2.45
6.33
6.57
6.32
4.93
4.89
4.65
Load Maximum *
8.54
7.16
10.47
6.46
9.18
9.32
6.49
9.04
7.99
9.99

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
172124 Points ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy S7
127902 Points ∼56%
LG G6
151751 Points ∼67%
Apple iPhone SE
126969 Points ∼56%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
150208 Points ∼66%
Huawei P10
140084 Points ∼61%
Huawei Mate 9
124087 Points ∼54%
Honor View 10
173653 Points ∼76%
Honor 9
150276 Points ∼66%
Nokia 8
177018 Points ∼78%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
6670 Points ∼26%
LG G6
4369 Points ∼17%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
6541 Points ∼25%
Huawei P10
6521 Points ∼25%
Huawei Mate 9
6445 Points ∼25%
Honor View 10
6785 Points ∼26%
Honor 9
6527 Points ∼25%
Nokia 8
6479 Points ∼25%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
1962 Points ∼33%
LG G6
1831 Points ∼31%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
1915 Points ∼32%
Huawei P10
1899 Points ∼32%
Huawei Mate 9
1866 Points ∼31%
Honor View 10
1918 Points ∼32%
Honor 9
1869 Points ∼31%
Nokia 8
1924 Points ∼32%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
3031 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy S7
2010 Points ∼65%
LG G6
1961 Points ∼63%
Apple iPhone SE
1649 Points ∼53%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
2675 Points ∼87%
Huawei P10
2193 Points ∼71%
Huawei Mate 9
2123 Points ∼69%
Honor View 10
1906 Points ∼62%
Honor 9
1809 Points ∼59%
Nokia 8
3002 Points ∼97%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
5791 Points ∼75%
Samsung Galaxy S7
3018 Points ∼39%
LG G6
4121 Points ∼53%
Apple iPhone SE
4255 Points ∼55%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
6007 Points ∼78%
Huawei P10
2816 Points ∼36%
Huawei Mate 9
2448 Points ∼32%
Honor View 10
1954 Points ∼25%
Honor 9
2990 Points ∼39%
Nokia 8
5818 Points ∼75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
4816 Points ∼96%
Samsung Galaxy S7
2715 Points ∼54%
LG G6
3282 Points ∼65%
Apple iPhone SE
3149 Points ∼63%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
4705 Points ∼94%
Huawei P10
2649 Points ∼53%
Huawei Mate 9
2367 Points ∼47%
Honor View 10
1943 Points ∼39%
Honor 9
2611 Points ∼52%
Nokia 8
4814 Points ∼96%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
21348 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy S7
19944 Points ∼25%
LG G6
22335 Points ∼28%
Apple iPhone SE
13717 Points ∼17%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
22530 Points ∼29%
Huawei P10
15341 Points ∼19%
Huawei Mate 9
15104 Points ∼19%
Honor View 10
14556 Points ∼18%
Honor 9
15150 Points ∼19%
Nokia 8
20951 Points ∼27%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
58097 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy S7
33348 Points ∼7%
LG G6
32128 Points ∼7%
Apple iPhone SE
44059 Points ∼9%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
54415 Points ∼12%
Huawei P10
35964 Points ∼8%
Huawei Mate 9
35626 Points ∼8%
Honor View 10
22429 Points ∼5%
Honor 9
38979 Points ∼8%
Nokia 8
56531 Points ∼12%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
42022 Points ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy S7
29015 Points ∼14%
LG G6
29276 Points ∼14%
Apple iPhone SE
29538 Points ∼14%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
41396 Points ∼20%
Huawei P10
27692 Points ∼13%
Huawei Mate 9
27364 Points ∼13%
Honor View 10
20022 Points ∼10%
Honor 9
28883 Points ∼14%
Nokia 8
40968 Points ∼20%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
113 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy S7
84 fps ∼6%
LG G6
75 fps ∼5%
Apple iPhone SE
80.3 fps ∼6%
Huawei P10
69 fps ∼5%
Huawei Mate 9
80 fps ∼6%
Honor View 10
125 fps ∼9%
Honor 9
60 fps ∼4%
Nokia 8
99 fps ∼7%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
60 fps ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy S7
53 fps ∼12%
LG G6
46 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone SE
59.2 fps ∼13%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
60 fps ∼13%
Huawei P10
55 fps ∼12%
Huawei Mate 9
60 fps ∼13%
Honor View 10
59 fps ∼13%
Honor 9
55 fps ∼12%
Nokia 8
54 fps ∼12%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
60 fps ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy S7
40 fps ∼7%
LG G6
38 fps ∼7%
Apple iPhone SE
40 fps ∼7%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
53 fps ∼10%
Huawei P10
30 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9
34 fps ∼6%
Honor View 10
66 fps ∼12%
Honor 9
30 fps ∼6%
Nokia 8
51 fps ∼9%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
53 fps ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy S7
27 fps ∼7%
LG G6
27 fps ∼7%
Apple iPhone SE
58.1 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
58 fps ∼16%
Huawei P10
32 fps ∼9%
Huawei Mate 9
37 fps ∼10%
Honor View 10
55 fps ∼15%
Honor 9
28 fps ∼8%
Nokia 8
31 fps ∼8%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
1329 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy S7
957 Points ∼56%
LG G6
1073 Points ∼63%
Apple iPhone SE
1226 Points ∼72%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
1213 Points ∼72%
Huawei P10
1077 Points ∼64%
Huawei Mate 9
1076 Points ∼63%
Honor View 10
1184 Points ∼70%
Honor 9
1069 Points ∼63%
Nokia 8
1262 Points ∼74%
Graphics (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
6100 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy S7
1723 Points ∼19%
LG G6
5138 Points ∼56%
Apple iPhone SE
4175 Points ∼45%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
5791 Points ∼63%
Huawei P10
4115 Points ∼44%
Huawei Mate 9
3939 Points ∼43%
Honor View 10
3892 Points ∼42%
Honor 9
4126 Points ∼45%
Nokia 8
5958 Points ∼64%
Memory (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
3845 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy S7
2244 Points ∼51%
LG G6
1930 Points ∼44%
Apple iPhone SE
1032 Points ∼23%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
1501 Points ∼34%
Huawei P10
2778 Points ∼63%
Huawei Mate 9
3850 Points ∼87%
Honor View 10
4276 Points ∼97%
Honor 9
3258 Points ∼74%
Nokia 8
3540 Points ∼80%
System (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
5872 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy S7
4217 Points ∼41%
LG G6
3646 Points ∼35%
Apple iPhone SE
5179 Points ∼50%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
5336 Points ∼52%
Huawei P10
3830 Points ∼37%
Huawei Mate 9
3616 Points ∼35%
Honor View 10
5195 Points ∼51%
Honor 9
4154 Points ∼40%
Nokia 8
5671 Points ∼55%
Overall (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
3678 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy S7
1987 Points ∼52%
LG G6
2496 Points ∼66%
Apple iPhone SE
2287 Points ∼60%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
2739 Points ∼72%
Huawei P10
2621 Points ∼69%
Huawei Mate 9
2772 Points ∼73%
Honor View 10
3181 Points ∼84%
Honor 9
2779 Points ∼73%
Nokia 8
3505 Points ∼92%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
6595 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy S7
3550 Points ∼34%
LG G6
5152 Points ∼50%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
6421 Points ∼62%
Huawei P10
6206 Points ∼60%
Huawei Mate 9
6299 Points ∼61%
Honor View 10
6724 Points ∼65%
Honor 9
6113 Points ∼59%
Nokia 8
6959 Points ∼68%
Work performance score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
7739 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy S7
4826 Points ∼56%
LG G6
5703 Points ∼67%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
7496 Points ∼88%
Huawei P10
7341 Points ∼86%
Huawei Mate 9
7403 Points ∼87%
Honor View 10
8306 Points ∼97%
Honor 9
7034 Points ∼82%
Nokia 8
8282 Points ∼97%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7
53.6 MB/s ∼62%
LG G6
53.33 MB/s ∼61%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
50.17 MB/s ∼58%
Huawei P10
32.19 MB/s ∼37%
Huawei Mate 9
29.53 MB/s ∼34%
Honor View 10
65.06 MB/s ∼75%
Honor 9
34.64 MB/s ∼40%
Nokia 8
51.66 MB/s ∼59%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7
72.33 MB/s ∼75%
LG G6
77.61 MB/s ∼80%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
73.3 MB/s ∼76%
Huawei P10
54.22 MB/s ∼56%
Huawei Mate 9
53.97 MB/s ∼56%
Honor View 10
81 MB/s ∼84%
Honor 9
67.99 MB/s ∼70%
Nokia 8
76.85 MB/s ∼80%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
20 MB/s ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy S7
16.01 MB/s ∼10%
LG G6
16.58 MB/s ∼10%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
17.13 MB/s ∼10%
Huawei P10
152.31 MB/s ∼93%
Huawei Mate 9
8.77 MB/s ∼5%
Honor View 10
160 MB/s ∼97%
Honor 9
32.7 MB/s ∼20%
Nokia 8
14.57 MB/s ∼9%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
138.1 MB/s ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy S7
85.9 MB/s ∼50%
LG G6
95.19 MB/s ∼55%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
113.29 MB/s ∼65%
Huawei P10
168.42 MB/s ∼97%
Huawei Mate 9
94.69 MB/s ∼55%
Honor View 10
144.3 MB/s ∼83%
Honor 9
55.7 MB/s ∼32%
Nokia 8
145.73 MB/s ∼84%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
203.4 MB/s ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy S7
145.72 MB/s ∼68%
LG G6
122.85 MB/s ∼57%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
119.89 MB/s ∼56%
Huawei P10
189.83 MB/s ∼88%
Huawei Mate 9
142.92 MB/s ∼67%
Honor View 10
194.3 MB/s ∼90%
Honor 9
204 MB/s ∼95%
Nokia 8
199.15 MB/s ∼93%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
698.7 MB/s ∼84%
Samsung Galaxy S7
483.82 MB/s ∼58%
LG G6
428.67 MB/s ∼52%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
667.75 MB/s ∼80%
Huawei P10
737.65 MB/s ∼89%
Huawei Mate 9
594.23 MB/s ∼71%
Honor View 10
810.3 MB/s ∼97%
Honor 9
293 MB/s ∼35%
Nokia 8
680.39 MB/s ∼82%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
12509 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy S7
13161 Points ∼27%
LG G6
9113 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone SE
16550 Points ∼33%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
11424 Points ∼23%
Huawei P10
10236 Points ∼21%
Huawei Mate 9
11897 Points ∼24%
Honor View 10
6729 Points ∼14%
Honor 9
10208 Points ∼21%
Nokia 8
11131 Points ∼22%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
3096 ms * ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy S7
2561.5 ms * ∼4%
LG G6
2464.2 ms * ∼4%
Apple iPhone SE
1708.9 ms * ∼3%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
3393.2 ms * ∼6%
Huawei P10
3128.7 ms * ∼5%
Huawei Mate 9
2733.7 ms * ∼5%
Honor View 10
6013 ms * ∼10%
Honor 9
3149 ms * ∼5%
Nokia 8
3159.8 ms * ∼5%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
OnePlus 5T
181 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy S7
166 Points ∼21%
LG G6
122 Points ∼15%
Apple iPhone SE
186 Points ∼23%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
166 Points ∼21%
Huawei P10
136 Points ∼17%
Huawei Mate 9
152 Points ∼19%
Honor View 10
157 Points ∼19%
Honor 9
107 Points ∼13%
Nokia 8
174 Points ∼22%

Legend

 
OnePlus 5T Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa, ARM Mali-T880 MP12, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
LG G6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Apple iPhone SE Apple A9, Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Huawei P10 HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Huawei Mate 9 HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Honor View 10 HiSilicon Kirin 970, ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Honor 9 HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

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