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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Daniel Schmidt (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/09/2017

January 2018 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.

For the original German article, see here.

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 January 2018

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
106/201792%Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
ARM Mali-G71 MP20
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
8 mm155 g5.8"2960x1440Android 7.0 Nougat
211/201792%Huawei Mate 10 ProHuawei Mate 10 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 970
ARM Mali-G72 MP12
6 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.1
7.9 mm178 g6"2160x1080Android 8.0 Oreo
309/201791%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
401/2018
New
91%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
502/201790%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
610/2017
New
90%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
709/201790%Samsung Galaxy Note 8Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
ARM Mali-G71 MP20
6 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
8.6 mm195 g6.3"2960x1440Android 7.1 Nougat
811/201790%Apple iPhone XApple iPhone X
Apple A11 Bionic
Apple A11 Bionic GPU
3 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
7.7 mm174 g5.8"2436x1125Apple iOS 11
907/201789%HTC U11HTC U11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
7.9 mm169 g5.5"2560x1440Android 7.1 Nougat
1012/201789%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

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Editors' Comments

The Google Pixel 2 and the OnePlus 5T are new entries this month, while the Huawei P10 drops out. LG's V30 just misses our ranking.

1st

Samsung Galaxy S8
Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung has managed to defend the lead this year once again and offers two strong smartphones with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. A fast SoC, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage give the high-end product a strong basis. The displays have been improved and their frames have shrunk. Furthermore, Samsung uses an aspect ratio of 2.06:1 now. Therewith, the display diagonal can increase without making the device broader. The two models do not actually differ significantly in width. The Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED panel and the S8+ features one with a 6.2-inch size. While the battery capacities are also different, the S8+ could not benefit from its larger battery in our test. The S8 series also offers a great specification otherwise: LTE Cat. 16, Bluetooth 5.0, memory expansion via microSD, IP68 certification, USB 3.1 with DisplayPort support, a fingerprint reader, an iris scanner and more.

Points of criticism are the poor positioning of the fingerprint reader in the Plus model and the ongoing development and fine-tuning of Bixby. In addition, the new models use the same primary camera as the predecessor. Those who want to save money and avoid worse image quality can therefore still buy the Galaxy S7 Edge or Galaxy S7 without any hesitation. The latter is even the only alternative if you do not like the Edge design of the display.

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2nd

Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Bigger is better for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro: The 6-inch phablet comes with Huawei's most powerful high-end SoC, 6 GB of RAM as well as 128 GB internal storage. It is also the first device of its kind with dual-VoLTE and LTE Cat. 18. It is shipped with the current Android 8.0 Oreo and offers a full list of features worthy of a high-end smartphone, including a 4000 mAh battery as well as IP67 certification. The panel resolution falls a bit short and you cannot expand the storage via microSD. There is no stereo jack, either, and Bluetooth 4.2 is not the latest version, but you can stream high-resolution audio files via aptX HD.

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3rd

Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

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 has not changed the resolution either. The camera has once again been improved and the processor has got its yearly update. The iPhone now supports AR content, and the entry-level model now has 64 GB of 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 also be better.

The iPhone 8 Plus offers a larger screen and a dual-camera with portrait mode, but the other specifications are identical.

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4th

OnePlus 5T
OnePlus 5T

The specifications of the OnePlus 5T are similar to the predecessor. However, the display was not just implemented the right way this time, but now features a 2:1 aspect ratio. This means the resolution 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 RAM and 64 GB internal storage, the other one is shipped 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 small issues. Still, it is definitely a high-end smartphone with a really good price-performance ratio.

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5th

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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6th

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

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.

If you prefer a more modern design approach with a 2:1 display, you should have a look at the bigger sibling Pixel 2 XL.

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7th

Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

After last year's fiasco, Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is once again an exceptional phablet with pen support. Similar to the current Galaxy S models, it features an aspect ratio of 2.06:1 with a diagonal size of 6.3 inches. It is well equipped with 6 GB of RAM as well as 64 GB of internal storage, especially since the latter can be expanded via microSD. The dual-camera of the Note 8 is a new feature, and the second lens can be used as 2x optical zoom, but it captures less light than the wide-angle lens. The Note 8 does not reveal many drawbacks. The fingerprint scanner is now at the back, and the position is not perfect. The speaker could be better, and we are not fully convinced by the location features either.

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8th

Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X

The anniversary iPhone features a 5.8-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels, which makes it the largest panel surface on an iPhone yet. It is also the first OLED screen on an iPhone and sports the best screen-to-body ratio. Apple waives the fingerprint scanner and uses the new facial recognition Face ID instead, which works well in all lighting conditions. The Apple iPhone X is powered by an A11 Bionic SoC. Potential buyers can choose between 64 or 256 GB of storage.

The smartphone feels good in the hand, despite the pretty high weight. The dual-camera was convincing in the review and can record 4K at up to 60 frames per second, supports a great Portrait mode as well as dual OIS. The iPhone X does not reveal any major downsides, but Apple still waives expandable storage and the stereo jack. The battery runtimes could be a bit longer as well.

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9th

HTC U11
HTC U11

The HTC U11 is a thoroughly well-made smartphone and features a display with classic 16:9 format. Its unusual color options make it an eye-catcher. The features are high-end and no reason for complaints. We would only wish for a faster microSD slot. The camera is really good and is one of the best ones currently available in smartphones. While the battery life is good, it slightly falls behind the competitors'.

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10th

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 of 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.

If you prefer a slightly larger smartphone with a higher-resolution screen and more storage, you should consider the sibling Xperia XZ1, which also managed a very good result in our review. 

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

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Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Samsung Galaxy S8
Mali-G71 MP20, 8895 Octa, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Mali-G71 MP20, 8895 Octa, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Apple iPhone 8
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
OnePlus 5T
Adreno 540, 835, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
LG G6
Adreno 530, 821 MSM8996 Pro, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Mali-G71 MP20, 8895 Octa, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Apple iPhone X
A11 Bionic GPU, A11 Bionic, 64 GB eMMC Flash
HTC U11
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Adreno 540, 835, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
6.4 (3.6, 2.8)
38 (19, 19)
40 (21, 19)
4.8 (2, 2.8)
39.6 (19.2, 20.4)
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
4.8 (2, 2.8)
2.8 (1.4, 1.4)
42 (20.8, 21.2)
56 (27, 29)
Response Time Black / White *
3.2 (2, 1.2)
3.2 (2, 1.2)
4.4 (2.4, 2)
26 (13, 13)
24 (13, 11)
4.8 (2.8, 2)
23.2 (11.6, 11.6)
4 (2, 2)
4 (2, 2)
1.7 (0.85, 0.81)
24.8 (10.8, 14)
46 (29, 17)
PWM Frequency
250
250
247.5
242.7
2410 (35)
245.1
257.7
240 (100)
2358 (25)
Screen
Brightness
564
562
636
580
538
423
611
404
536
606
472
560
Brightness Distribution
94
93
94
91
90
92
89
91
93
94
90
98
Black Level *
0.44
0.38
0.23
0.33
0.53
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.7
1.7
1.7
1.2
1.3
2.1
4.5
1.7
2.6
1.2
3.2
4.6
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.1
1.6
2.4
1.6
1.8
2.5
6
1.3
2.7
1.6
2.2
6.5
Gamma
2.15 112%
2.13 113%
2.15 112%
2.25 107%
2.25 107%
2.32 103%
2.27 106%
2.3 104%
2.04 118%
2.23 108%
2.22 108%
2.14 112%
CCT
6335 103%
6435 101%
6337 103%
6688 97%
6797 96%
6455 101%
7996 81%
6483 100%
6206 105%
6707 97%
6581 99%
8189 79%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
81.57
81.57
67.74
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.87
99.87
99.05
Contrast
1373
1471
2809
1461
1068
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
36.7
35.7
36.7
41
40.7
36.1
33.7
38.2
35.7
39
46.3
39.7
Maximum Bottom *
37.5
36
39.8
43.9
40.6
33.7
31.9
36.9
36.4
45
40.2
37.7
Idle Upper Side *
26.7
28.8
26.3
30.2
31.9
26.2
30.3
27.6
30.4
27
40.9
34.1
Idle Bottom *
26.2
27.7
25.3
26.4
26.9
24.7
28.3
25
29.8
27
33.1
28.6
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1667
1565
1744
1629
2085
1754
1789
1457
1134
1292
1250
2655
H.264
771
742
929
698
733
799
779
564
662
634
498
866
WiFi v1.3
719
736
818
585
657
718
692
575
474
564
560
736
Load
264
275
398
202
211
257
252
161
246
180
212
266
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.78
0.68
0.85
0.54
0.72
0.58
0.62
0.99
0.73
1.03
0.73
0.58
Idle Average *
1.1
1.13
1.15
1.63
2.45
1.44
1.43
1.35
1.44
2.4
1.96
1.76
Idle Maximum *
1.16
1.16
1.23
1.67
2.52
1.53
1.48
1.37
1.53
2.6
1.98
1.81
Load Average *
4.15
4.69
4.12
2.74
3.84
3.17
5.52
3.25
4.56
2.96
4.82
6.33
Load Maximum *
5.12
5.24
8.42
7.78
9.02
8.54
10.47
8.56
5.09
6.6
7.15
9.18

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
171884 Points ∼75%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
177341 Points ∼78%
Apple iPhone 8
204270 Points ∼90%
OnePlus 5T
172124 Points ∼75%
LG G6
151751 Points ∼67%
Google Pixel 2
166939 Points ∼73%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
173997 Points ∼76%
Apple iPhone X
197851 Points ∼87%
HTC U11
175032 Points ∼77%
Lenovo Moto Z
129197 Points ∼57%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
173403 Points ∼76%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
150208 Points ∼66%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
6711 Points ∼27%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
6792 Points ∼27%
Apple iPhone 8
10380 Points ∼41%
OnePlus 5T
6670 Points ∼26%
LG G6
4369 Points ∼17%
Google Pixel 2
6256 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
6744 Points ∼27%
Apple iPhone X
10255 Points ∼41%
HTC U11
6443 Points ∼26%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6491 Points ∼26%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
6541 Points ∼26%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
1997 Points ∼34%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
1898 Points ∼32%
Apple iPhone 8
4162 Points ∼70%
OnePlus 5T
1962 Points ∼33%
LG G6
1831 Points ∼31%
Google Pixel 2
1924 Points ∼32%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
2028 Points ∼34%
Apple iPhone X
4265 Points ∼72%
HTC U11
1906 Points ∼32%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1904 Points ∼32%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
1915 Points ∼32%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
121 fps ∼9%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
112 fps ∼8%
Apple iPhone 8
161.3 fps ∼12%
OnePlus 5T
113 fps ∼8%
LG G6
75 fps ∼5%
Google Pixel 2
112 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
105 fps ∼8%
Apple iPhone X
177.4 fps ∼13%
HTC U11
91 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
77 fps ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
109 fps ∼8%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
60 fps ∼13%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
60 fps ∼13%
Apple iPhone 8
119.8 fps ∼26%
OnePlus 5T
60 fps ∼13%
LG G6
46 fps ∼10%
Google Pixel 2
59 fps ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
59 fps ∼13%
Apple iPhone X
59.4 fps ∼13%
HTC U11
58 fps ∼13%
Lenovo Moto Z
53 fps ∼12%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
60 fps ∼13%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
60 fps ∼13%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
62 fps ∼11%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
54 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone 8
70.8 fps ∼13%
OnePlus 5T
60 fps ∼11%
LG G6
38 fps ∼7%
Google Pixel 2
52 fps ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
51 fps ∼9%
Apple iPhone X
88.2 fps ∼16%
HTC U11
51 fps ∼9%
Lenovo Moto Z
41 fps ∼8%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
47 fps ∼9%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
53 fps ∼10%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
41 fps ∼11%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
56 fps ∼15%
Apple iPhone 8
114.5 fps ∼31%
OnePlus 5T
53 fps ∼15%
LG G6
27 fps ∼7%
Google Pixel 2
54 fps ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
38 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone X
58.5 fps ∼16%
HTC U11
29 fps ∼8%
Lenovo Moto Z
26 fps ∼7%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
46 fps ∼13%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
58 fps ∼16%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
24 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
37 fps ∼9%
Apple iPhone 8
54 fps ∼13%
OnePlus 5T
41 fps ∼10%
LG G6
29 fps ∼7%
Google Pixel 2
31 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
42 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone X
48.9 fps ∼12%
HTC U11
33 fps ∼8%
Lenovo Moto Z
27 fps ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
35 fps ∼8%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
40 fps ∼10%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
23 fps ∼13%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
38 fps ∼22%
Apple iPhone 8
109.7 fps ∼62%
OnePlus 5T
37 fps ∼21%
LG G6
16 fps ∼9%
Google Pixel 2
40 fps ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
23 fps ∼13%
Apple iPhone X
44.1 fps ∼25%
HTC U11
15 fps ∼9%
Lenovo Moto Z
15 fps ∼9%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
37 fps ∼21%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
59 fps ∼34%
GFXBench 4.0
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
25 fps ∼7%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
21 fps ∼6%
OnePlus 5T
25 fps ∼7%
LG G6
20 fps ∼6%
Google Pixel 2
24 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
25 fps ∼7%
HTC U11
24 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
16 fps ∼5%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
23 fps ∼7%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
24 fps ∼7%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
13 fps ∼0%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
22 fps ∼1%
OnePlus 5T
23 fps ∼1%
LG G6
11 fps ∼0%
Google Pixel 2
25 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
13 fps ∼0%
HTC U11
13 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Moto Z
9.8 fps ∼0%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
25 fps ∼1%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
50 fps ∼1%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
5370 Points ∼52%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
6932 Points ∼67%
OnePlus 5T
6595 Points ∼64%
LG G6
5152 Points ∼50%
Google Pixel 2
7223 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
5096 Points ∼49%
HTC U11
6828 Points ∼66%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6433 Points ∼62%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
6421 Points ∼62%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
6035 Points ∼71%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
8439 Points ∼99%
OnePlus 5T
7739 Points ∼90%
LG G6
5703 Points ∼67%
Google Pixel 2
8550 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
6084 Points ∼71%
HTC U11
8295 Points ∼97%
Lenovo Moto Z
7637 Points ∼89%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
7695 Points ∼90%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
7496 Points ∼88%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
1276 Points ∼68%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
788 Points ∼42%
LG G6
647 Points ∼35%
Google Pixel 2
836 Points ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
1295 Points ∼69%
Apple iPhone X
1702 Points ∼91%
HTC U11
812 Points ∼43%
Lenovo Moto Z
542 Points ∼29%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
2440 Points ∼79%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
2896 Points ∼94%
Apple iPhone 8
1774 Points ∼58%
OnePlus 5T
3031 Points ∼98%
LG G6
1961 Points ∼64%
Google Pixel 2
3080 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
2342 Points ∼76%
HTC U11
2832 Points ∼92%
Lenovo Moto Z
1828 Points ∼59%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1574 Points ∼51%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
2675 Points ∼87%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
4923 Points ∼64%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3353 Points ∼43%
OnePlus 5T
5791 Points ∼75%
LG G6
4121 Points ∼53%
Google Pixel 2
6040 Points ∼78%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
3928 Points ∼51%
HTC U11
5877 Points ∼76%
Lenovo Moto Z
3718 Points ∼48%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
5107 Points ∼66%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
6007 Points ∼78%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
4015 Points ∼81%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3239 Points ∼65%
OnePlus 5T
4816 Points ∼97%
LG G6
3282 Points ∼66%
Google Pixel 2
4977 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
3414 Points ∼69%
HTC U11
4744 Points ∼95%
Lenovo Moto Z
3023 Points ∼61%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3407 Points ∼68%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
4705 Points ∼95%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
21543 Points ∼30%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
22629 Points ∼31%
Apple iPhone 8
24131 Points ∼34%
OnePlus 5T
21348 Points ∼30%
LG G6
22335 Points ∼31%
Google Pixel 2
20482 Points ∼28%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
22829 Points ∼32%
Apple iPhone X
25633 Points ∼36%
HTC U11
20140 Points ∼28%
Lenovo Moto Z
20948 Points ∼29%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
13800 Points ∼19%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
22530 Points ∼31%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
36347 Points ∼8%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
34008 Points ∼7%
Apple iPhone 8
112424 Points ∼25%
OnePlus 5T
58097 Points ∼13%
LG G6
32128 Points ∼7%
Google Pixel 2
55247 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
36807 Points ∼8%
Apple iPhone X
112489 Points ∼25%
HTC U11
55725 Points ∼12%
Lenovo Moto Z
26659 Points ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
52358 Points ∼12%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
54415 Points ∼12%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
31532 Points ∼16%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
30590 Points ∼16%
Apple iPhone 8
62006 Points ∼31%
OnePlus 5T
42022 Points ∼21%
LG G6
29276 Points ∼15%
Google Pixel 2
40116 Points ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
32399 Points ∼16%
Apple iPhone X
64169 Points ∼33%
HTC U11
40014 Points ∼20%
Lenovo Moto Z
25135 Points ∼13%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
32302 Points ∼16%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
41396 Points ∼21%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
12941 Points ∼26%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
10406 Points ∼21%
Apple iPhone 8
34163 Points ∼69%
OnePlus 5T
12509 Points ∼25%
LG G6
9113 Points ∼18%
Google Pixel 2
11380 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
13265 Points ∼27%
Apple iPhone X
35255 Points ∼71%
HTC U11
11781 Points ∼24%
Lenovo Moto Z
7771 Points ∼16%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
10672 Points ∼22%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
11424 Points ∼23%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
1886.6 ms * ∼3%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
3590.6 ms * ∼6%
Apple iPhone 8
730.8 ms * ∼1%
OnePlus 5T
3096 ms * ∼5%
LG G6
2464.2 ms * ∼4%
Google Pixel 2
3414.7 ms * ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
1876.8 ms * ∼3%
Apple iPhone X
718 ms * ∼1%
HTC U11
2760.3 ms * ∼5%
Lenovo Moto Z
3154.7 ms * ∼5%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3199 ms * ∼5%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
3393.2 ms * ∼6%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
194 Points ∼24%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
158 Points ∼20%
Apple iPhone 8
359 Points ∼44%
OnePlus 5T
181 Points ∼22%
LG G6
122 Points ∼15%
Google Pixel 2
190 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
159 Points ∼20%
Apple iPhone X
354 Points ∼44%
HTC U11
162 Points ∼20%
Lenovo Moto Z
112 Points ∼14%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
149 Points ∼18%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
166 Points ∼21%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
53.5 MB/s ∼61%
LG G6
53.33 MB/s ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
59.27 MB/s ∼68%
HTC U11
46.25 MB/s ∼53%
Lenovo Moto Z
45.64 MB/s ∼52%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
33.31 MB/s ∼38%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
50.17 MB/s ∼58%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
63.9 MB/s ∼66%
LG G6
77.61 MB/s ∼80%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
67.87 MB/s ∼70%
HTC U11
68.82 MB/s ∼71%
Lenovo Moto Z
78.51 MB/s ∼81%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
36.79 MB/s ∼38%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
73.3 MB/s ∼76%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
15.25 MB/s ∼9%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
164.45 MB/s ∼100%
OnePlus 5T
20 MB/s ∼12%
LG G6
16.58 MB/s ∼10%
Google Pixel 2
18.03 MB/s ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
14.55 MB/s ∼9%
HTC U11
79.97 MB/s ∼49%
Lenovo Moto Z
74.93 MB/s ∼46%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
17.2 MB/s ∼10%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
17.13 MB/s ∼10%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
127.17 MB/s ∼73%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
132.27 MB/s ∼76%
OnePlus 5T
138.1 MB/s ∼80%
LG G6
95.19 MB/s ∼55%
Google Pixel 2
173.13 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
122.48 MB/s ∼71%
HTC U11
91.45 MB/s ∼53%
Lenovo Moto Z
117.15 MB/s ∼68%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
74.1 MB/s ∼43%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
113.29 MB/s ∼65%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
193.23 MB/s ∼90%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
208.72 MB/s ∼98%
OnePlus 5T
203.4 MB/s ∼95%
LG G6
122.85 MB/s ∼58%
Google Pixel 2
196.22 MB/s ∼92%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
205.85 MB/s ∼96%
HTC U11
206.41 MB/s ∼97%
Lenovo Moto Z
168.32 MB/s ∼79%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
194 MB/s ∼91%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
119.89 MB/s ∼56%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
792.86 MB/s ∼99%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
732.46 MB/s ∼92%
OnePlus 5T
698.7 MB/s ∼88%
LG G6
428.67 MB/s ∼54%
Google Pixel 2
758.35 MB/s ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
796.96 MB/s ∼100%
HTC U11
717.33 MB/s ∼90%
Lenovo Moto Z
439.66 MB/s ∼55%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
687 MB/s ∼86%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
667.75 MB/s ∼84%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
329 MBit/s ∼35%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
338 MBit/s ∼36%
Apple iPhone 8
915 MBit/s ∼96%
OnePlus 5T
386 MBit/s ∼41%
LG G6
325 MBit/s ∼34%
Google Pixel 2
287 MBit/s ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
503 MBit/s ∼53%
Apple iPhone X
939 MBit/s ∼99%
HTC U11
394 MBit/s ∼41%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
501 MBit/s ∼53%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
521 MBit/s ∼55%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
651 MBit/s ∼69%
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
225 MBit/s ∼24%
Apple iPhone 8
354 MBit/s ∼37%
OnePlus 5T
650 MBit/s ∼68%
LG G6
220 MBit/s ∼23%
Google Pixel 2
240 MBit/s ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
653 MBit/s ∼69%
Apple iPhone X
456 MBit/s ∼48%
HTC U11
639 MBit/s ∼67%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
494 MBit/s ∼52%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
669 MBit/s ∼70%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa, ARM Mali-G71 MP20, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Huawei Mate 10 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 970, ARM Mali-G72 MP12, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Apple iPhone 8 Apple A11 Bionic, Apple A11 Bionic GPU, Apple 256 GB (iPhone 8 / Plus)
 
OnePlus 5T Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
LG G6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Google Pixel 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa, ARM Mali-G71 MP20, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Apple iPhone X Apple A11 Bionic, Apple A11 Bionic GPU, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC U11 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Lenovo Moto Z Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash

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Daniel Schmidt (Update: 2018-01-14)