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May 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 May 2017

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
106/2017
New
92%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
202/2017
New
90%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
410/201689%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
505/201789%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
605/201789%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
701/201689%Microsoft Lumia 950 XLMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
8.3 mm165 g5.7"2560x1440Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
805/201689%HTC 10HTC 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Adreno 530
4 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
9.0 mm161 g5.2"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
912/201688%OnePlus 3TOnePlus 3T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
Qualcomm Adreno 530
6 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.0
7.35 mm158 g5.5"1920x1080Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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

IThis month, the LG G6 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 have entered the top list and replaced their predecessors. The Huawei P10 has fallen to the fifth place, since we have lowered the rating because buyers cannot be sure whether they will get a fast UHS 2.1 storage or significantly slower eMMC 5.1 storage, and the Wi-Fi module performs poorly.

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 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

Samsung Galaxy S8+

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.

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

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone SE

4th

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.

5th

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.

6th

Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Mate 9

The Huawei Mate 9 is a real high-end phablet. Not only its great display and long-lasting battery, but also its communication features are convincing. 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.

7th

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft may have hit the bull's eye with the Lumia 950 XL flagship smartphone. Nonetheless, the software did not run that smoothly at the time of testing. The manufacturer has promised improvements with the coming update of Windows 10 Mobile. Despite the software bugs, overall, we liked the operating system. In addition, the smartphone uses cutting-edge hardware: Snapdragon 810, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of flash memory, microSD up to 200 GB, replaceable battery, 5.7-inch QHD display, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-C), wireless charging, an iris scanner, and a very good camera. It provides other Windows-specific features such as Continuum and Windows Hello. Obviously, its App store is much less developed in comparison to Apple or Android.

8th

HTC 10
HTC 10

With the HTC 10, the Taiwanese have sent a strong signal and created a thoroughly well-made, high-end smartphone without any real highlights. The camera has a good quality, the display and the battery runtimes are great and it delivers a modern interface with a full range of features.

So, the HTC 10 has rightly made it into the Top 10. However, for a better ranking it simply lacks a special unique selling point. The speakers have not benefited from the change of concept. We liked the solution of the One M9 better, although the new model is still very good compared to the competition.

9th

OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 3T

With the OnePlus 3T priced at about 439 Euros (~$494), the Chinese company offers a real price performance hit. In particular, the device beats the expensive competition in performance and memory capacities. On top of that, the camera also works well and the battery runtimes are excellent.

There were not much complaints in our review. We would have liked a faster LTE with a wider frequency range. In addition, the noisy speaker and the lack of a microSD slot are disadvantages. While the Full HD display is not high-end, it delivers sharp images. We would only wish for a higher resolution when displaying VR content. In addition, it is a pity that the update fails to eliminate many of the OnePlus 3's points of criticism.

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.

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
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC 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
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Adreno 430, 810 MSM8994, 32 GB eMMC Flash
HTC 10
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
OnePlus 3
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 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
5.6
39.6
39
29
31
10.8
39.6
57
5.4
51
11
4
Response Time Black / White *
3.2
3.2
23.2
32
24
22
5.6
16
30
0.9
34
11
4
PWM Frequency
250
250
2410
250
240
243.9
238.1
Screen
Brightness
564
562
611
519
553
579
490
556
680
297
434
431
408
Brightness Distribution
94
93
89
90
97
93
92
86
93
93
93
84
85
Black Level *
0.23
0.34
0.35
0.88
0.43
0.42
0.36
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.7
1.7
4.5
1.3
1.4
1.8
2.1
4.8
4.3
2.67
2.8
4.1
4
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.1
1.6
6
1.9
1.3
2.3
2.6
4.5
4.8
2.81
3.7
3.3
3.2
Gamma
2.15 112%
2.13 113%
2.27 106%
2.26 106%
2.21 109%
2.21 109%
2.23 108%
2.39 100%
2.33 103%
2.08 115%
2.31 104%
2.1 114%
2.19 110%
CCT
6335 103%
6435 101%
7996 81%
6818 95%
6667 97%
6955 93%
6843 95%
7194 90%
7255 90%
6379 102%
7164 91%
6550 99%
7037 92%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
81.57
81.57
67.74
63.15
63.1
62.13
88.14
66.31
89.38
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
99.87
99.87
99.05
99.71
99.83
96.74
100
99.79
100
Contrast
2809
1635
1591
685
1272
1657
1236
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
36.7
35.7
33.7
38
42.6
44.2
42.4
44.6
44.4
48.3
42
42.1
42.3
Maximum Bottom *
37.5
36
31.9
40
42.8
42.8
40.6
40.9
41.6
45.8
39.7
39.5
38.5
Idle Upper Side *
26.7
28.8
30.3
35.5
36.6
30.9
36
35.6
33.7
33.8
36.6
29.7
31.2
Idle Bottom *
26.2
27.7
28.3
30.1
30.5
26.8
33
29.7
29.2
32.9
32.4
28.1
28.5
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1667
1565
1789
1770
1835
1274
1371
1540
1538
1078
1273
1338
1333
Load
264
275
252
126
225
207
320
176
219
179
203
268
230
WiFi v1.3
719
736
692
517
587
673
407
966
758
369
413
840
505
H.264
771
742
779
722
813
759
724
582
947
611
648
847
505
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.78
0.68
0.62
0.54
0.77
0.54
0.66
0.83
0.78
2.85
0.68
0.57
0.53
Idle Average *
1.1
1.13
1.43
1.51
2.04
1.26
1.01
2.1
2.13
2.95
1.49
1.24
1.07
Idle Maximum *
1.16
1.16
1.48
1.54
2.24
1.4
1.09
2.18
2.17
3.26
1.91
1.36
1.12
Load Average *
4.15
4.69
5.52
3.75
4.69
2.45
3.97
6.57
6.32
8.92
7.4
5.92
5.53
Load Maximum *
5.12
5.24
10.47
5.01
8.66
6.46
8.34
9.32
6.49
9.39
9.71
10.53
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%
Apple iPhone SE
126969 Points ∼56%
Lenovo Moto Z
129197 Points ∼57%
Huawei P10
140084 Points ∼61%
Huawei Mate 9
124087 Points ∼54%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (v6.0.5 UWP Beta5)
94122 Points ∼41%
HTC 10
131866 Points ∼58%
OnePlus 3 (Version 6.1.4)
142090 Points ∼62%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Version 6.2.1)
138641 Points ∼61%
Geekbench 4.1
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
6711 Points ∼44%
LG G6
4369 Points ∼29%
Apple iPhone 7
5922 Points ∼39%
Huawei Mate 9
6445 Points ∼43%
HTC 10
4021 Points ∼27%
OnePlus 3
4201 Points ∼28%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
1997 Points ∼42%
LG G6
1831 Points ∼38%
Apple iPhone 7
3527 Points ∼73%
Huawei Mate 9
1866 Points ∼39%
HTC 10
1654 Points ∼34%
OnePlus 3
1737 Points ∼36%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
80.3 fps ∼6%
Lenovo Moto Z
77 fps ∼6%
Huawei P10
69 fps ∼5%
Huawei Mate 9
80 fps ∼6%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
27.11 fps ∼2%
HTC 10
73 fps ∼6%
OnePlus 3
89 fps ∼7%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
59.2 fps ∼13%
Lenovo Moto Z
53 fps ∼12%
Huawei P10
55 fps ∼12%
Huawei Mate 9
60 fps ∼13%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
18.75 fps ∼4%
HTC 10
43 fps ∼9%
OnePlus 3
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%
Apple iPhone SE
40 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
41 fps ∼8%
Huawei P10
30 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9
34 fps ∼6%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
17.54 fps ∼3%
HTC 10
39 fps ∼7%
OnePlus 3
47 fps ∼9%
Google Pixel XL 2016
48 fps ∼9%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
41 fps ∼18%
LG G6
27 fps ∼12%
Apple iPhone 7
58.5 fps ∼26%
Apple iPhone SE
58.1 fps ∼26%
Lenovo Moto Z
26 fps ∼11%
Huawei P10
32 fps ∼14%
Huawei Mate 9
37 fps ∼16%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
11.81 fps ∼5%
HTC 10
24 fps ∼11%
OnePlus 3
46 fps ∼20%
Google Pixel XL 2016
30 fps ∼13%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
28.1 fps ∼7%
Lenovo Moto Z
27 fps ∼6%
Huawei P10
24 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 9
24 fps ∼6%
HTC 10
24 fps ∼6%
OnePlus 3
31 fps ∼7%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
57.9 fps ∼33%
Lenovo Moto Z
15 fps ∼9%
Huawei P10
25 fps ∼14%
Huawei Mate 9
28 fps ∼16%
HTC 10
14 fps ∼8%
OnePlus 3
30 fps ∼17%
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%
Lenovo Moto Z
16 fps ∼5%
Huawei P10
15 fps ∼4%
Huawei Mate 9
fps ∼0%
HTC 10
18 fps ∼5%
OnePlus 3
18 fps ∼5%
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%
Lenovo Moto Z
9.8 fps ∼0%
Huawei P10
16 fps ∼0%
Huawei Mate 9
14 fps ∼0%
HTC 10
10 fps ∼0%
OnePlus 3
18 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%
Huawei P10
6206 Points ∼91%
Huawei Mate 9
6299 Points ∼92%
HTC 10
4549 Points ∼67%
OnePlus 3
5765 Points ∼84%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
6035 Points ∼73%
LG G6
5703 Points ∼69%
Lenovo Moto Z
7637 Points ∼92%
Huawei P10
7341 Points ∼88%
Huawei Mate 9
7403 Points ∼89%
HTC 10
5809 Points ∼70%
OnePlus 3 (OxygenOS 3.1.2)
7101 Points ∼86%
Google Pixel XL 2016
4739 Points ∼57%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (22.6 fps offscreen)
1276 Points ∼68%
LG G6 (11.5 offscreen)
647 Points ∼35%
Apple iPhone 7
1059 Points ∼57%
Apple iPhone SE
945 Points ∼51%
Lenovo Moto Z
542 Points ∼29%
Huawei P10 (11.8 offscreen)
664 Points ∼35%
Huawei Mate 9 (12.4 fps offscreen)
699 Points ∼37%
HTC 10 (10.8 fps offscreen)
608 Points ∼32%
OnePlus 3 (11.2 fps offscreen)
631 Points ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (11.0 fps offscreen)
621 Points ∼33%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
2440 Points ∼84%
LG G6
1961 Points ∼67%
Apple iPhone 7
1525 Points ∼52%
Apple iPhone SE
1649 Points ∼56%
Lenovo Moto Z
1828 Points ∼63%
Huawei P10
2193 Points ∼75%
Huawei Mate 9
2123 Points ∼73%
HTC 10
1512 Points ∼52%
OnePlus 3
1789 Points ∼61%
Google Pixel XL 2016
1902 Points ∼65%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
4255 Points ∼55%
Lenovo Moto Z
3718 Points ∼48%
Huawei P10
2816 Points ∼36%
Huawei Mate 9
2448 Points ∼32%
HTC 10
4581 Points ∼59%
OnePlus 3
4633 Points ∼60%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
3149 Points ∼63%
Lenovo Moto Z
3023 Points ∼61%
Huawei P10
2649 Points ∼53%
Huawei Mate 9
2367 Points ∼48%
HTC 10
3157 Points ∼63%
OnePlus 3
3424 Points ∼69%
Google Pixel XL 2016
3180 Points ∼64%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
21543 Points ∼31%
LG G6
22335 Points ∼32%
Apple iPhone 7
15450 Points ∼22%
Apple iPhone SE
13717 Points ∼20%
Lenovo Moto Z
20948 Points ∼30%
Huawei P10
15341 Points ∼22%
Huawei Mate 9
15104 Points ∼22%
HTC 10
20344 Points ∼29%
OnePlus 3
21771 Points ∼32%
Google Pixel XL 2016
18222 Points ∼26%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
44059 Points ∼10%
Lenovo Moto Z
26659 Points ∼6%
Huawei P10
35964 Points ∼8%
Huawei Mate 9
35626 Points ∼8%
HTC 10
30061 Points ∼7%
OnePlus 3
34023 Points ∼7%
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%
Apple iPhone SE
29538 Points ∼15%
Lenovo Moto Z
25135 Points ∼13%
Huawei P10
27692 Points ∼14%
Huawei Mate 9
27364 Points ∼14%
HTC 10
27176 Points ∼14%
OnePlus 3
30241 Points ∼15%
Google Pixel XL 2016
27766 Points ∼14%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Samsung Browser 5.2)
12941 Points ∼26%
LG G6 (Chrome 57)
9113 Points ∼18%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
24875 Points ∼50%
Apple iPhone SE (Safari)
16550 Points ∼33%
Lenovo Moto Z (Chrome 53)
7771 Points ∼16%
Huawei P10 (Chrome 56)
10236 Points ∼21%
Huawei Mate 9 (Chrome 54)
11897 Points ∼24%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
8059 Points ∼16%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
8905 Points ∼18%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
9155 Points ∼18%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Chrome 53)
8690 Points ∼18%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Samsung Browser 5.2)
1886.6 ms * ∼3%
LG G6 (Chrome 57)
2464.2 ms * ∼4%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
1113.4 ms * ∼2%
Apple iPhone SE (Safari)
1708.9 ms * ∼3%
Lenovo Moto Z (Chrome 53)
3154.7 ms * ∼5%
Huawei P10 (Chrome 56)
3128.7 ms * ∼5%
Huawei Mate 9 (Chrome 54)
2733.7 ms * ∼5%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
5552.9 ms * ∼9%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
3146.3 ms * ∼5%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
2920.7 ms * ∼5%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Chrome 53)
2653.6 ms * ∼4%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Samsung Browser 5.2)
194 Points ∼33%
LG G6 (Chrome 57)
122 Points ∼21%
Apple iPhone 7 (Safari Mobile 10.0)
202 Points ∼35%
Apple iPhone SE (Safari)
186 Points ∼32%
Lenovo Moto Z (Chrome 53)
112 Points ∼19%
Huawei P10 (Chrome 56)
136 Points ∼23%
Huawei Mate 9 (Chrome 54)
152 Points ∼26%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
113 Points ∼19%
HTC 10 (Chrome 49)
108 Points ∼19%
OnePlus 3 (Chrome 51)
122 Points ∼21%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Chrome 53)
126 Points ∼22%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
53.5 MB/s ∼61%
LG G6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
53.33 MB/s ∼61%
Lenovo Moto Z (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
45.64 MB/s ∼52%
Huawei P10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
32.19 MB/s ∼37%
Huawei Mate 9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
29.53 MB/s ∼34%
HTC 10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
65.44 MB/s ∼75%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
63.9 MB/s ∼66%
LG G6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
77.61 MB/s ∼80%
Lenovo Moto Z (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
78.51 MB/s ∼81%
Huawei P10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
54.22 MB/s ∼56%
Huawei Mate 9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
53.97 MB/s ∼56%
HTC 10 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
83.3 MB/s ∼86%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
15.25 MB/s ∼10%
LG G6
16.58 MB/s ∼11%
Lenovo Moto Z
74.93 MB/s ∼49%
Huawei P10
152.31 MB/s ∼100%
Huawei Mate 9
8.77 MB/s ∼6%
HTC 10
15.89 MB/s ∼10%
OnePlus 3
18.23 MB/s ∼12%
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%
Lenovo Moto Z
117.15 MB/s ∼68%
Huawei P10
168.42 MB/s ∼97%
Huawei Mate 9
94.69 MB/s ∼55%
HTC 10
29.92 MB/s ∼17%
OnePlus 3
137.62 MB/s ∼80%
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%
Lenovo Moto Z
168.32 MB/s ∼82%
Huawei P10
189.83 MB/s ∼92%
Huawei Mate 9
142.92 MB/s ∼69%
HTC 10
115.56 MB/s ∼56%
OnePlus 3
153.3 MB/s ∼74%
Google Pixel XL 2016
83.38 MB/s ∼40%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8
792.86 MB/s ∼100%
LG G6
428.67 MB/s ∼54%
Lenovo Moto Z
439.66 MB/s ∼55%
Huawei P10
737.65 MB/s ∼93%
Huawei Mate 9
594.23 MB/s ∼75%
HTC 10
275.09 MB/s ∼35%
OnePlus 3
408.71 MB/s ∼52%
Google Pixel XL 2016
258.23 MB/s ∼33%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Linksys EA8500)
329 MBit/s ∼35%
LG G6 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
325 MBit/s ∼34%
Apple iPhone 7
532 MBit/s ∼56%
Huawei P10 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
48.8 MBit/s ∼5%
Huawei Mate 9 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
259 MBit/s ∼27%
OnePlus 3 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
320 MBit/s ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
515 MBit/s ∼54%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S8 (Linksys EA8500)
651 MBit/s ∼69%
LG G6 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
220 MBit/s ∼23%
Apple iPhone 7
485 MBit/s ∼51%
Huawei P10 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
154 MBit/s ∼16%
Huawei Mate 9 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
165 MBit/s ∼17%
OnePlus 3 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
323 MBit/s ∼34%
Google Pixel XL 2016 (Linksys EA8500, 5.0 GHz)
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
 
Apple iPhone SE Apple A9, Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Moto Z Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC 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
 
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC 10 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
OnePlus 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 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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