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August 2017 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.

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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 August 2017

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
202/201790%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
309/201690%Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR
2 GB Memory, 128 GB NVMe
7.1 mm138 g4.7"1334x750Apple iOS 10
407/2017
New
89%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
507/2017
New
89%OnePlus 5OnePlus 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
6 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
7.25 mm153 g5.5"1920x1080Android 7.1 Nougat
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
710/201689%Lenovo Moto ZLenovo Moto Z
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
5.19 mm136 g5.5"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
805/201789%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
907/2017
New
88%Sony Xperia XZ PremiumSony Xperia XZ Premium
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Qualcomm Adreno 540
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.0
7.9 mm191 g5.5"3840x2160Android 7.1 Nougat
1011/201688%Google Pixel XL 2016Google Pixel XL 2016
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
8.5 mm168 g5.5"2560x1440Android 7.1 Nougat

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

Editors' Comments

Sony is back in the Top 10 with its Xperia XZ Premium top model! The OnePlus 5 and HTC U11 take over from their predecessors but could slightly move up in the ranking. The Honor 9 failed by a small margin. The Lumia 950 XL had to leave, because of its age.

Moreover, strong competitors are going to be reviewed in the coming weeks with the Lenovo Moto Z2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. 

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. In addition, 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.

Samsung Galaxy S8

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Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8+

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Galaxy S8 Plus

2nd

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 water-proof 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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G6

3rd

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

With the iPhone 7, the smaller model of the two latest Apple smartphones is represented in the ranking. It features a great 4.7-inch display, which could have a slightly higher resolution, but otherwise it is entirely convincing. Unlike the brilliant OLED displays from Samsung, it does not use PWM. Hence, even sensitive users will not have any problems.

The integrated SoC is the baseline standard of all things at the time of testing. In addition, there is 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB internal storage. Furthermore, a fast LTE Cat. 9 and the wide frequency coverage ensure world-wide reception. Moreover, once again, the camera is decent. It is more light sensitive yet slightly blurrier than its predecessor. In addition, good battery runtimes and dust and water-protection (IP 67) could convince us in the test. However, we are a bit unhappy about the lack of a jack and the poor speaker.

Those who want a larger display and a dual camera had better opt for the iPhone 7 Plus (5.5-inch, 3 GB of RAM). Fans of classical iPhones will be happy with the SE model (4.0-inch).

iPhone 7

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iPhone 7

iPhone 7 Plus

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iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone SE

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iPhone SE

4th

HTC U11
HTC U11

The HTC U11 is a throughout 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 belongs to the best ones currently available in smartphones. While the battery life is good, it slightly falls behind the competitors'.

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5th

OnePlus 5
OnePlus 5

With the OnePlus 5, the Chinese company remains constant and offers a full-fledged high-end smartphone for under 500 Euros (~$597). Its price-performance ratio remains unrivaled despite increased prices. Apart from a cutting-edge Snapdragon 835, it features dual SIM, a good dual camera, and decent battery runtimes. It only lacks a memory-card slot. Hence, buyers should carefully consider whether they buy a model with 64 GB or 128 GB flash memory. Moreover, the two variants differ in terms of RAM and offer 6 and 8 GB RAM, respectively. The more powerful model costs 60 Euros (~$71) more in the OnePlus shop.

However, you have to accept smaller cuts in comparison to the competition. For example, the USB port only features USB-2.0 speeds and does not support wired image output. Moreover, the case is not protected against dust and water.

 

 

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6th

Huawei P10
Huawei P10

With the Huawei P10, the Chinese manufacturer has primarily improved a product and consequently refined its lifestyle smartphone without offering real innovations. The P10 features a 5.1-inch LTPS display with Full HD resolution. There is ample memory with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of fast UFS-2.1 storage. Mobile networking is also up-to-date thanks to LTE Cat. 12.

In addition, the P10 can convince with its good Leica dual camera, long battery runtimes and fast-charging option. Furthermore, not all manufacturers offer up to 36 months of warranty without a surcharge. Unfortunately, not everything is actually high-end in the P10. The microSD-card reader is relatively slow and the Wi-Fi module fell short of our expectations in view of the specifications. Nevertheless, Huawei has managed to create a great smartphone.

Those who like slightly bigger devices should buy the Huawei P10 Plus. The sibling model of the P10 features a 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution. In addition, it comes with a more light-sensitive camera, higher storage capacity, and an infrared sensor.

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P10

7th

Lenovo Moto Z
Lenovo Moto Z

The Lenovo Moto Z is the new flagship smartphone from the manufacturer and shows that Moto is heading in the right direction under the guidance of Lenovo. The slim Moto Z is the first device compatible with the new Moto-Mods. This makes docking accessories to the smartphone possible, including supplementary batteries and projectors.

The Moto Z is not stingy in terms of internal components. 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage with a microSD reader, a fast Snapdragon 820, LTE, NFC, USB Type-C (3.1 Gen. 1), good cameras, and decent battery life make up a balanced bundle. An audio jack is the only omitted feature. Headphones have to be connected to the USB port; an adapter is included.

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Moto Z

8th

Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 is a real high-end phablet. Its great display and long-lasting battery are convincing, as are its communication features. Fast LTE Cat. 11 and a wide frequency range for all standards make it a real globetrotter. In addition, it comes with a fast SoC and UFS-2.1 memory. It is richly equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. In addition, the storage capacity can be expanded with a microSD card. Moreover, the improved Leica dual camera was convincing in our test.

However, the Mate 9 also has room for improvements. The Wi-Fi transfer rate is quite slow despite supporting the ac standard. The same is true for the microSD slot. In addition, the 5.9-inch display features only Full HD resolution and the power adapter clatters audibly when connected to the power outlet.

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Mate 9

9th

Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Sony Xperia XZ Premium

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium continues the tradition of its predecessor and is the only smartphone with an ultra HD panel with HDR support. It is combined with the currently fastest SoC from Qualcomm, Hi-Res audio, and a high-end aluminum case, which is protected against dust and water. However, the Xperia XZ Premium is relatively bulky in view of its display diagonal of just 5.5-inch. Another advantage is that the camera provides slow-motion recording at up to 60 fps, which is heavily limited in terms of duration and resolution (720p, 4 seconds) however. For a top phone, the camera should have been slightly better tuned and is slightly lacking in sharpness. Meanwhile, the battery ensures good battery runtimes.

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10th

Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel XL

The Google Pixel XL is the first non-Nexus smartphone the search engine giant offers. The device features a 5.5-inch WQHD display, a cutting-edge Snapdragon 821, fast LTE Cat. 11, and excellent cameras. The high-end case emphasizes the premium claim of the Google smartphone. However, the manufacturer charges a steep price for it.

In addition, the battery runtimes fall short of expectations, but they are still good. We are slightly disappointed that there is no dual-SIM variant and the storage capacity cannot be expanded. While the Google assistant is a well-made improvement of the previous voice assistant, it does not even come close to Apple's Siri in languages other than English.

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Pixel XL 2016

Recent Smartphone Awards

Editor's Choice in May 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8
Editor's Choice in May 2017: Samsung Galaxy S8
Editor's Choice in April 2017: LG G6
Editor's Choice in April 2017: LG G6
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6
Editor's Choice in November 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in November 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Editor's Choice in August 2014: Nokia Lumia 930
Editor's Choice in August 2014: Nokia Lumia 930

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
LG G6
Adreno 530, 821 MSM8996 Pro, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Apple iPhone 7
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
A10 Fusion GPU, A10 Fusion, 128 GB NVMe
HTC U11
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
OnePlus 5
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Huawei P10
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Huawei P10 Plus
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei Mate 9
Mali-G71 MP8, Kirin 960, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
Adreno 540, 835, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
Google Pixel XL 2016
Adreno 530, 821 MSM8996 Pro, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
39.6 (19.2, 20.4)
39 (14, 25)
29 (10, 19)
42 (20.8, 21.2)
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
39.6 (19.6, 20)
38 (17.6, 20.4)
10.8 (5.2, 5.6)
57 (14, 43)
38.8 (16.4, 22.4)
4 (2, 2)
Response Time Black / White *
3.2 (2, 1.2)
3.2 (2, 1.2)
23.2 (11.6, 11.6)
32 (7.8, 25.2)
24 (9, 15)
24.8 (10.8, 14)
4 (2, 2)
16 (5.2, 10.8)
17.6 (5.2, 12.4)
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
30 (7, 23)
16.8 (6, 10.8)
4 (2, 2)
PWM Frequency
250
250
2410 (35)
250
250 (100)
1136 (33)
238.1
Screen
Brightness
564
562
611
519
553
472
431
556
562
490
680
568
408
Brightness Distribution
94
93
89
90
97
90
93
86
92
92
93
92
85
Black Level *
0.23
0.34
0.35
0.33
0.43
0.43
0.42
0.62
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.7
1.7
4.5
1.3
1.4
3.2
1.6
4.8
2.4
2.1
4.3
2.8
4
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.1
1.6
6
1.9
1.3
2.2
1.7
4.5
2.5
2.6
4.8
2.8
3.2
Gamma
2.15 112%
2.13 113%
2.27 106%
2.26 106%
2.21 109%
2.22 108%
2.25 107%
2.39 100%
2.37 101%
2.23 108%
2.33 103%
2.15 112%
2.19 110%
CCT
6335 103%
6435 101%
7996 81%
6818 95%
6667 97%
6581 99%
6329 103%
7194 90%
6779 96%
6843 95%
7255 90%
6728 97%
7037 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
81.57
81.57
67.74
63.15
63.1
88.14
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.87
99.87
99.05
99.71
99.83
100
Contrast
2809
1635
1591
1461
1272
1321
1657
932
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
36.7
35.7
33.7
38
42.6
46.3
37.6
44.6
49.1
42.4
44.4
42.1
42.3
Maximum Bottom *
37.5
36
31.9
40
42.8
40.2
35.8
40.9
44.2
40.6
41.6
39.5
38.5
Idle Upper Side *
26.7
28.8
30.3
35.5
36.6
40.9
27.9
35.6
42.6
36
33.7
39.4
31.2
Idle Bottom *
26.2
27.7
28.3
30.1
30.5
33.1
26.8
29.7
34.6
33
29.2
34.9
28.5
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1667
1565
1789
1770
1835
1250
1534
1540
1655
1371
1538
1754
1333
H.264
771
742
779
722
813
498
623
582
756
724
947
802
505
WiFi v1.3
719
736
692
517
587
560
518
966
760
407
758
695
505
Load
264
275
252
126
225
212
247
176
174
320
219
236
230
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.78
0.68
0.62
0.54
0.77
0.73
0.73
0.83
1.03
0.66
0.78
0.62
0.53
Idle Average *
1.1
1.13
1.43
1.51
2.04
1.96
1.44
2.1
2.61
1.01
2.13
2.44
1.07
Idle Maximum *
1.16
1.16
1.48
1.54
2.24
1.98
1.5
2.18
2.83
1.09
2.17
2.59
1.12
Load Average *
4.15
4.69
5.52
3.75
4.69
4.82
6.91
6.57
7.03
3.97
6.32
4.94
5.53
Load Maximum *
5.12
5.24
10.47
5.01
8.66
7.15
8.51
9.32
10.08
8.34
6.49
7.91
6.26

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
171884 Points ∼75%
LG G6
151751 Points ∼67%
Apple iPhone 7
142532 Points ∼63%
HTC U11
175032 Points ∼77%
OnePlus 5
177156 Points ∼78%
Huawei P10
140084 Points ∼61%
Huawei P10 Plus
138326 Points ∼61%
Lenovo Moto Z
129197 Points ∼57%
Huawei Mate 9
124087 Points ∼54%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
173403 Points ∼76%
Google Pixel XL 2016
138641 Points ∼61%
Geekbench 4.1
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
6711 Points ∼36%
LG G6
4369 Points ∼24%
Apple iPhone 7
5922 Points ∼32%
HTC U11
6443 Points ∼35%
OnePlus 5
6799 Points ∼37%
Huawei P10 Plus
6267 Points ∼34%
Huawei Mate 9
6445 Points ∼35%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6491 Points ∼35%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
1997 Points ∼41%
LG G6
1831 Points ∼38%
Apple iPhone 7
3527 Points ∼73%
HTC U11
1906 Points ∼39%
OnePlus 5
1973 Points ∼41%
Huawei P10 Plus
1852 Points ∼38%
Huawei Mate 9
1866 Points ∼39%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1904 Points ∼39%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
121 fps ∼9%
LG G6
75 fps ∼6%
Apple iPhone 7
110.3 fps ∼8%
HTC U11
91 fps ∼7%
OnePlus 5
115 fps ∼9%
Huawei P10
69 fps ∼5%
Huawei P10 Plus
56 fps ∼4%
Lenovo Moto Z
77 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9
80 fps ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
109 fps ∼8%
Google Pixel XL 2016
91 fps ∼7%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
60 fps ∼13%
LG G6
46 fps ∼10%
Apple iPhone 7
57.7 fps ∼13%
HTC U11
58 fps ∼13%
OnePlus 5
60 fps ∼13%
Huawei P10
55 fps ∼12%
Huawei P10 Plus
40 fps ∼9%
Lenovo Moto Z
53 fps ∼12%
Huawei Mate 9
60 fps ∼13%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
60 fps ∼13%
Google Pixel XL 2016
55 fps ∼12%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
62 fps ∼11%
LG G6
38 fps ∼7%
Apple iPhone 7
60.7 fps ∼11%
HTC U11
51 fps ∼9%
OnePlus 5
61 fps ∼11%
Huawei P10
30 fps ∼6%
Huawei P10 Plus
19 fps ∼3%
Lenovo Moto Z
41 fps ∼8%
Huawei Mate 9
34 fps ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
47 fps ∼9%
Google Pixel XL 2016
48 fps ∼9%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
41 fps ∼11%
LG G6
27 fps ∼7%
Apple iPhone 7
58.5 fps ∼16%
HTC U11
29 fps ∼8%
OnePlus 5
56 fps ∼15%
Huawei P10
32 fps ∼9%
Huawei P10 Plus
29 fps ∼8%
Lenovo Moto Z
26 fps ∼7%
Huawei Mate 9
37 fps ∼10%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
46 fps ∼13%
Google Pixel XL 2016
30 fps ∼8%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
24 fps ∼6%
LG G6
29 fps ∼7%
Apple iPhone 7
42.2 fps ∼10%
HTC U11
33 fps ∼8%
OnePlus 5
42 fps ∼10%
Huawei P10
24 fps ∼6%
Huawei P10 Plus
22 fps ∼5%
Lenovo Moto Z
27 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9
24 fps ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
35 fps ∼8%
Google Pixel XL 2016
32 fps ∼8%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
23 fps ∼13%
LG G6
16 fps ∼9%
Apple iPhone 7
59.4 fps ∼34%
HTC U11
15 fps ∼9%
OnePlus 5
41 fps ∼23%
Huawei P10
25 fps ∼14%
Huawei P10 Plus
12 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
15 fps ∼9%
Huawei Mate 9
28 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
37 fps ∼21%
Google Pixel XL 2016
17 fps ∼10%
GFXBench 4.0
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
25 fps ∼7%
LG G6
20 fps ∼6%
HTC U11
24 fps ∼7%
OnePlus 5
25 fps ∼7%
Huawei P10
15 fps ∼4%
Huawei P10 Plus
15 fps ∼4%
Lenovo Moto Z
16 fps ∼5%
Huawei Mate 9
fps ∼0%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
23 fps ∼7%
Google Pixel XL 2016
19 fps ∼5%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
13 fps ∼0%
LG G6
11 fps ∼0%
HTC U11
13 fps ∼0%
OnePlus 5
25 fps ∼1%
Huawei P10
16 fps ∼0%
Huawei P10 Plus
10 fps ∼0%
Lenovo Moto Z
9.8 fps ∼0%
Huawei Mate 9
14 fps ∼0%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
25 fps ∼1%
Google Pixel XL 2016
11 fps ∼0%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
5370 Points ∼79%
LG G6
5152 Points ∼75%
HTC U11
6828 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 5
6579 Points ∼96%
Huawei P10
6206 Points ∼91%
Huawei P10 Plus
6157 Points ∼90%
Huawei Mate 9
6299 Points ∼92%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6433 Points ∼94%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
6035 Points ∼73%
LG G6
5703 Points ∼69%
HTC U11
8295 Points ∼100%
OnePlus 5
7826 Points ∼94%
Huawei P10
7341 Points ∼88%
Huawei P10 Plus
7377 Points ∼89%
Lenovo Moto Z
7637 Points ∼92%
Huawei Mate 9
7403 Points ∼89%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
7695 Points ∼93%
Google Pixel XL 2016
4739 Points ∼57%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
1276 Points ∼68%
LG G6
647 Points ∼35%
Apple iPhone 7
1059 Points ∼57%
HTC U11
812 Points ∼43%
Huawei P10
664 Points ∼35%
Lenovo Moto Z
542 Points ∼29%
Huawei Mate 9
699 Points ∼37%
Google Pixel XL 2016
621 Points ∼33%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
2440 Points ∼81%
LG G6
1961 Points ∼65%
Apple iPhone 7
1525 Points ∼51%
HTC U11
2832 Points ∼94%
OnePlus 5
3012 Points ∼100%
Huawei P10
2193 Points ∼73%
Huawei P10 Plus
1662 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Moto Z
1828 Points ∼61%
Huawei Mate 9
2123 Points ∼70%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1574 Points ∼52%
Google Pixel XL 2016
1902 Points ∼63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
4923 Points ∼64%
LG G6
4121 Points ∼53%
Apple iPhone 7
4057 Points ∼52%
HTC U11
5877 Points ∼76%
OnePlus 5
4765 Points ∼62%
Huawei P10
2816 Points ∼36%
Huawei P10 Plus
2469 Points ∼32%
Lenovo Moto Z
3718 Points ∼48%
Huawei Mate 9
2448 Points ∼32%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
5107 Points ∼66%
Google Pixel XL 2016
3935 Points ∼51%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
4015 Points ∼81%
LG G6
3282 Points ∼66%
Apple iPhone 7
2964 Points ∼60%
HTC U11
4744 Points ∼95%
OnePlus 5
4219 Points ∼85%
Huawei P10
2649 Points ∼53%
Huawei P10 Plus
2229 Points ∼45%
Lenovo Moto Z
3023 Points ∼61%
Huawei Mate 9
2367 Points ∼48%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3407 Points ∼68%
Google Pixel XL 2016
3180 Points ∼64%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
21543 Points ∼30%
LG G6
22335 Points ∼31%
Apple iPhone 7
15450 Points ∼21%
HTC U11
20140 Points ∼28%
OnePlus 5
19411 Points ∼27%
Huawei P10
15341 Points ∼21%
Huawei P10 Plus
14934 Points ∼21%
Lenovo Moto Z
20948 Points ∼29%
Huawei Mate 9
15104 Points ∼21%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
13800 Points ∼19%
Google Pixel XL 2016
18222 Points ∼25%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
36347 Points ∼8%
LG G6
32128 Points ∼7%
Apple iPhone 7
63974 Points ∼14%
HTC U11
55725 Points ∼12%
OnePlus 5
58001 Points ∼13%
Huawei P10
35964 Points ∼8%
Huawei P10 Plus
33307 Points ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
26659 Points ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9
35626 Points ∼8%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
52358 Points ∼12%
Google Pixel XL 2016
32652 Points ∼7%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
31532 Points ∼16%
LG G6
29276 Points ∼15%
Apple iPhone 7
37676 Points ∼19%
HTC U11
40014 Points ∼20%
OnePlus 5
40229 Points ∼20%
Huawei P10
27692 Points ∼14%
Huawei P10 Plus
26156 Points ∼13%
Lenovo Moto Z
25135 Points ∼13%
Huawei Mate 9
27364 Points ∼14%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
32302 Points ∼16%
Google Pixel XL 2016
27766 Points ∼14%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
12941 Points ∼26%
LG G6
9113 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone 7
24875 Points ∼50%
HTC U11
11781 Points ∼24%
OnePlus 5
11945 Points ∼24%
Huawei P10
10236 Points ∼21%
Huawei P10 Plus
10213 Points ∼21%
Lenovo Moto Z
7771 Points ∼16%
Huawei Mate 9
11897 Points ∼24%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
10672 Points ∼22%
Google Pixel XL 2016
8690 Points ∼18%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
1886.6 ms * ∼3%
LG G6
2464.2 ms * ∼4%
Apple iPhone 7
1113.4 ms * ∼2%
HTC U11
2760.3 ms * ∼5%
OnePlus 5
2621.7 ms * ∼4%
Huawei P10
3128.7 ms * ∼5%
Huawei P10 Plus
3107 ms * ∼5%
Lenovo Moto Z
3154.7 ms * ∼5%
Huawei Mate 9
2733.7 ms * ∼5%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3199 ms * ∼5%
Google Pixel XL 2016
2653.6 ms * ∼4%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
194 Points ∼26%
LG G6
122 Points ∼16%
Apple iPhone 7
202 Points ∼27%
HTC U11
162 Points ∼22%
OnePlus 5
161 Points ∼21%
Huawei P10
136 Points ∼18%
Huawei P10 Plus
140 Points ∼19%
Lenovo Moto Z
112 Points ∼15%
Huawei Mate 9
152 Points ∼20%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
149 Points ∼20%
Google Pixel XL 2016
126 Points ∼17%
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%
HTC U11
46.25 MB/s ∼53%
Huawei P10
32.19 MB/s ∼37%
Huawei P10 Plus
33.61 MB/s ∼39%
Lenovo Moto Z
45.64 MB/s ∼52%
Huawei Mate 9
29.53 MB/s ∼34%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
33.31 MB/s ∼38%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
63.9 MB/s ∼66%
LG G6
77.61 MB/s ∼80%
HTC U11
68.82 MB/s ∼71%
Huawei P10
54.22 MB/s ∼56%
Huawei P10 Plus
54.04 MB/s ∼56%
Lenovo Moto Z
78.51 MB/s ∼81%
Huawei Mate 9
53.97 MB/s ∼56%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
36.79 MB/s ∼38%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
15.25 MB/s ∼10%
LG G6
16.58 MB/s ∼11%
HTC U11
79.97 MB/s ∼53%
OnePlus 5
19.3 MB/s ∼13%
Huawei P10
152.31 MB/s ∼100%
Huawei P10 Plus
149.78 MB/s ∼98%
Lenovo Moto Z
74.93 MB/s ∼49%
Huawei Mate 9
8.77 MB/s ∼6%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
17.2 MB/s ∼11%
Google Pixel XL 2016
14.56 MB/s ∼10%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
127.17 MB/s ∼73%
LG G6
95.19 MB/s ∼55%
HTC U11
91.45 MB/s ∼53%
OnePlus 5
141 MB/s ∼81%
Huawei P10
168.42 MB/s ∼97%
Huawei P10 Plus
173.06 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo Moto Z
117.15 MB/s ∼68%
Huawei Mate 9
94.69 MB/s ∼55%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
74.1 MB/s ∼43%
Google Pixel XL 2016
87.67 MB/s ∼51%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
193.23 MB/s ∼94%
LG G6
122.85 MB/s ∼60%
HTC U11
206.41 MB/s ∼100%
OnePlus 5
201.5 MB/s ∼98%
Huawei P10
189.83 MB/s ∼92%
Huawei P10 Plus
182.64 MB/s ∼88%
Lenovo Moto Z
168.32 MB/s ∼82%
Huawei Mate 9
142.92 MB/s ∼69%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
194 MB/s ∼94%
Google Pixel XL 2016
83.38 MB/s ∼40%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
792.86 MB/s ∼99%
LG G6
428.67 MB/s ∼54%
HTC U11
717.33 MB/s ∼90%
OnePlus 5
748 MB/s ∼94%
Huawei P10
737.65 MB/s ∼93%
Huawei P10 Plus
732.94 MB/s ∼92%
Lenovo Moto Z
439.66 MB/s ∼55%
Huawei Mate 9
594.23 MB/s ∼75%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
687 MB/s ∼86%
Google Pixel XL 2016
258.23 MB/s ∼32%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
329 MBit/s ∼35%
LG G6
325 MBit/s ∼34%
Apple iPhone 7 (Klaus I211)
532 MBit/s ∼56%
HTC U11
394 MBit/s ∼41%
OnePlus 5
371 MBit/s ∼39%
Huawei P10
308 (min: 48.8) MBit/s ∼32%
Huawei P10 Plus
40.8 MBit/s ∼4%
Huawei Mate 9
259 MBit/s ∼27%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
501 MBit/s ∼53%
Google Pixel XL 2016
515 MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
651 MBit/s ∼69%
LG G6
220 MBit/s ∼23%
Apple iPhone 7 (Klaus I211)
485 MBit/s ∼51%
HTC U11
639 MBit/s ∼67%
OnePlus 5
539 MBit/s ∼57%
Huawei P10
343 (min: 154) MBit/s ∼36%
Huawei P10 Plus
128 MBit/s ∼13%
Huawei Mate 9
165 MBit/s ∼17%
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
494 MBit/s ∼52%
Google Pixel XL 2016
435 MBit/s ∼46%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa, ARM Mali-G71 MP20, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
LG G6 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Apple iPhone 7 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 128 GB NVMe
 
HTC U11 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
OnePlus 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Huawei P10 HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Huawei P10 Plus HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Lenovo Moto Z Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Mate 9 HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Sony Xperia XZ Premium Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Google Pixel XL 2016 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash

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