November AnTuTu rankings show just how far ahead of the competition the Redmi Note 8 Pro is
While we would never quite rely on AnTuTu as a proper benchmark for CPU performance, the platform does give something of an established testing bed for overall smartphone hardware performance. A bit like DxOMark does for smartphone cameras. AnTuTu has now published its leaderboards for November.
In the flagship space, the Asus ROG Phone 2 dominates with a score of 499,662. That's incredible. It makes sense, too, as the ROG Phone 2 is a performance beast, although that score is likely enhanced by the phone's 12 GB of RAM and FHD+ display. The OnePlus 7T comes in at second with a score of 482,881. The OnePlus 7T Pro is third with 482,532. Both phones post similar numbers, perhaps due to the offset between the 7T Pro's 12 GB of RAM and the 7T's FHD+ display.
The Realme X2 Pro is fourth on the list, rounding up a top four powered by the Snapdragon 855+. The OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 come in at fifth and sixth. The Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition is seventh, rather surprisingly, considering the fact that it's powered by a Snapdragon 855+, a more powerful SoC than the Snapdragon 855 on the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro above it.
The mid-range chart has the Redmi Note 8 Pro at the very top with a score of 283,092. Second place goes to the OPPO Reno 2 with a 260,650 score. Third place belongs to the Mi 9T with a score of 251,491. The Reno 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 730G, while the Mi 9T makes do with the regular Snapdragon 730.
The gap between first and second in the mid-range chart is massive—almost 23,000 points—and this is in spite of the second-placed Reno 2 having more RAM. It shows just how good a bargain the Redmi Note 8 Pro is in the mid-range segment. It isn't more expensive than most of the competition, but has a solid advantage over the rest of the pack due to the high-performance Helio G90T it's powered by.
Sadly, there doesn't seem to be any Kirin 810-powered device on the list. The Kirin 810 hasn't seen much use so far but it's more powerful than the Snapdragon 730 and 730G at least.