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The Best Compact Smartphones

November 2020 update. Smartphones with large display are a dime a dozen. However, things are rather bleak if you’re looking for a compact smartphone. Below, you will find the best compact smartphones reviewed by us.
Daniel Schmidt (translated by Finn D. Boerne),

Smartphone with screens smaller than 5.5 inches were standard a short while ago, but devices with 6.3 inches or more are dominating the market right now. This is a a result of the popular aspect ratios 2:1, 19:9 or even 21:9. Then we have a new category of foldable smartphones, so devices with screens bigger than 7 inches will not be unusual in the near future. 

Compact devices are still popular, so we want to present the best compact smartphones in the following ranking. The display size ist not as important as the actual size of the smartphone, so devices with a good screen-to-body ratio will benefit. The contenders must not surpass a length of 150 millimeters, but we will also sort out very bulky devices.

The following smartphone ranking might be interesting as well:

The Best Compact Smartphones

Pos.
Datum
Bew.
Bild
Modell
Länge
Dicke
Gewicht
SBR
Größe
Auflösung
OS
Preis ab
1
09/2019
88 %Apple iPhone 11 ProApple iPhone 11 Pro
Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 Bionic GPU
4 GB Memory, 256 GB NVMe
1448.1 mm188 g81 %5.80"2436x1125Apple iOS 13
2
04/2020
Neu
87 %Huawei P40Huawei P40
HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
ARM Mali-G76 MP16
8 GB Memory, 128 GB 
148.98.5 mm175 g87 %6.10"2340x1080Android 10
3
11/2019
Neu
86 %Google Pixel 4Google Pixel 4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm Adreno 640
6 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.1
147.18.2 mm162 g78 %5.70"2280x1080Android 10
4
05/2020
85 %Apple iPhone SE 2020Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple A13 Bionic
Apple A13 Bionic GPU
3 GB Memory, 128 GB NVMe
138.47.3 mm148 g65 %4.70"1334x750Apple iOS 13
5
10/2020
Neu
84 %Google Pixel 5Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Qualcomm Adreno 620
8 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.1
144.78 mm151 g87 %6.00"2340x1080Android 11
6
09/2020
Neu
84 %Google Pixel 4aGoogle Pixel 4a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
Qualcomm Adreno 618
6 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.0
1448.2 mm143 g83 %5.80"2340x1080Android 11
7
03/2020
82 %Samsung Galaxy Z FlipSamsung Galaxy Z Flip
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus
Qualcomm Adreno 640
8 GB Memory, 256 GB 
167.37.2 mm183 g82.5 %6.70"2636x1080Android 10
8
04/2016
80 %Apple iPhone SEApple iPhone SE
Apple A9
Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600
2 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
123.87.6 mm113 g61 %4.00"1136x640Apple iOS 9
9
06/2020
Neu
79 %Samsung Galaxy A41Samsung Galaxy A41
Mediatek Helio P65
ARM Mali-G52 MP2
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
149.97.9 mm152 g85 %6.10"2400x1080Android 10
10
08/2020
Neu
74 %Huawei Y5pHuawei Y5p
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762
PowerVR GE8320
2 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
146.58.35 mm144 g74 %5.45"1440x720Android 10

The table above contains an overview over the best compact smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck over the course of the past 12 months as well as still relevant and available older products. In cases of identical score the more recent device is listed first. All prices in above table and price comparisons are updated daily and can thus differ.

Editors' Comments

This month, we tweaked the parameters for this list and raised the maximum allowed edge length to 150 mm, resulting in a purge of old smartphones and several new entries.

In addition, Apple’s new iPhone line-up contains a few interesting candidates for this list, and Google’s Pixel 4a 5G looks very promising as well.

1st - Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Apple iPhone 11 Pro

The Apple iPhone 11 Pro hardly changed compared to last year's model and is definitely the most compact high-end smartphone. It has a 5.8-inch OLED screen with 2436 x 1125 pixels. The fast SoC always ensures a responsive user experience. The storage cannot be expanded, so you have to choose between 64, 256 and 512 GB SKUs.

The new triple camera now includes an ultra wide-angle lens, which enables really great shots both for pictures and videos. The Apple smartphone once again offers an IP68 certification and supports wireless charging. The significantly increased battery capacity also enables excellent battery runtimes.

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2nd – Huawei P40

Huawei P40

Who says everything needs to be “Pro”? The Huawei P40 is a compact flagship smartphone by Chinese OEM Huawei. Not only does it include top of the line high-end hardware, but it also comes at a surprisingly low price. Its 6.1-inch OLED display runs in FHD+ resolution, and the device is powered by a fast Kirin 990 SoC with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, the latter of which can be further expanded via NM card. The device supports modern communication standards, such as Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, and features a great triple-camera setup.

We liked the P40 a lot during our review but found its lack of wireless charging and its unexpectedly low IP rating lacking. Its biggest downside, however, is the complete lack of Google services.

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3rd – Google Pixel 4

Google Pixel 4

The Google Pixel 4 feels great in hand and can be considered a compact smartphone despite its average display-to-body ratio. Its 5.7-inch OLED display supports a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 855, 6 GB of RAM, and either 64 or 128 GB of non-expandable internal storage. Its dual camera includes an additional 2x optical zoom and took decent photos.

The Pixel 4 also supports wireless charging, 3D face recognition, and comes with an IP68-certification. Even though the Pixel 4 was already a bit older at the time of writing it would still receive at least two more years of updates and offered a great system performance. 

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4th – Apple iPhone SE2

Apple iPhone SE2
Apple iPhone SE2

Apple’s iPhone SE is based on the iPhone 8 and features the exact same case with identical footprint and somewhat antiquated display to body ratio. In return, its internal hardware is up to date as it features Apple’s fastest currently available SoC as well as numerous other noteworthy features, such as Wi-Fi 6, wireless charging, or an IP67 certification.

All in all Apple did a great job with the SE2, but it is not free of disappointments, namely the included power supply, the fairly limited single-lens camera, and its below average call quality.

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5th – Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5

The Google Pixel 5 features a 6-inch large OLED display with a good display-to-body ratio. Unlike its predecessor it no longer has any high-end ambitions but rather a healthy focus on the premium mid-range market. It comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of non-expandable storage. Its plastic case feels great in hand and is IP68-certified against ingress of dust and water. Wireless charging remains supported, the dual camera now includes an extra ultra-wide angle lens, and it continues to take decent photos.

Unfortunately, the Pixel 5 lacks Wi-Fi 6 support and its speakers were actually worse than on its own predecessor. 

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6th – Google Pixel 4a

Google Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4a's main benefits are its compact design and Google’s promise of long-time update support. However, those aren’t its only benefits by far. Its Snapdragon 730G with access to 6 GB of RAM makes for a snappy system performance. Its internal storage may not be user-expandable but at 128 GB it should be sufficiently large for most users. Uncommon for its price class are the support for fast USB 3.2 Gen. 1 speeds as well as a very good headphone jack.

In return, the Pixel 4a no longer supports face detection but comes with a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint reader instead. 

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7th – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a foldable phone inspired by the design of the folding phones of yore, and thus very compact when folded. It comes with a small Super AMOLED display on the outside that is used among other things to display notifications or control music playback. Unfolded it transforms into a 6.7-inch large smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 855+, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of non-expandable internal storage.

In our review we praised the overall well-thought out concept, the great display, its good cameras, and plentiful connectivity. In return, call quality was mediocre at best.

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8th – 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.

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9th – Samsung Galaxy A41

Samsung Galaxy A41

The Samsung Galaxy A41 comes in a colorful and surprisingly lightweight plastic case housing a 6.1-inch Super AMOLED display running at FHD+ resolution. It is powered by a mid-range SoC made by MediaTek with access to 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. The A41 supports storage expansion and can take two Nano SIM cards in addition to that single microSD card.

In our review we found that its triple-camera array took decent photos, and its battery life was acceptable as well. The A41 did not really have any noteworthy cons. 

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10th – Huawei Y5p

Huawei Y5p

The Huawei Y5p is a typical entry-level smartphone that managed to make this list. Its display is just 5.5-inches small, and its resolution is limited to HD. It is powered by a slow MediaTek SoC with access to just 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of user-expandable storage (microSD).

Despite its low price the Huawei Y5p’s display turned out to be very bright, and its battery life was very long as well. Downsides include poor system and camera performance. In addition, the Y5p also lacks all Google services. 

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Top 10 in Comparison

Size Comparison

167.3 mm / 6.59 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 7.2 mm / 0.2835 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs149.9 mm / 5.9 inch 69.8 mm / 2.75 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 152 g0.3351 lbs148.9 mm / 5.86 inch 71.1 mm / 2.8 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs147.1 mm / 5.79 inch 68.8 mm / 2.71 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs146.5 mm / 5.77 inch 70.9 mm / 2.79 inch 8.35 mm / 0.3287 inch 144 g0.3175 lbs144.7 mm / 5.7 inch 70.4 mm / 2.77 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 151 g0.3329 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 69.4 mm / 2.73 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 143 g0.3153 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 71.4 mm / 2.81 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 148 g0.3263 lbs123.8 mm / 4.87 inch 58.6 mm / 2.31 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 113 g0.2491 lbs

Test Results

Apple iPhone 11 Pro
Huawei P40
Google Pixel 4
Apple iPhone SE 2020
Google Pixel 5
Google Pixel 4a
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Apple iPhone SE
Samsung Galaxy A41
Huawei Y5p
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
11.6 (3.6, 8)
8 (3, 5)
2.4 (1.2, 1.2)
36.8 (9.2, 27.6)
6.8 (3.6, 3.2)
8.8 (4.4, 4.4)
4.8 (2, 2.8)
31 (17, 14)
5.6 (2.8, 2.8)
48 (25, 23)
Response Time Black / White *
3.2 (2, 1.2)
6 (3, 3)
2.4 (1.2, 1.2)
21.2 (6, 15.2)
3.2 (1.6, 1.6)
3.6 (2, 1.6)
3.6 (2, 1.2)
22 (11, 11)
3.2 (2, 1.2)
24 (9, 13)
PWM Frequency
290.7 (99)
245
367.6
367.6 (99)
255.1 (99)
245.1 (99)
245.1 (99)
66.67 (10)
Screen
Brightness middle
787
583
554
688
635
705
705
603
554
515
Brightness
793
593
550
659
636
707
709
579
559
502
Brightness Distribution
98
94
94
92
97
96
97
93
92
89
Black Level *
0.28
0.88
0.17
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.2
3.03
0.8
1
0.8
0.9
3.1
1.8
2
5.85
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
2.6
5.33
1.4
2.2
2.2
1.9
5.4
3.5
7.7
12.84
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.5
2
1.3
1.7
1.7
1.3
2.7
2.3
1.6
7.4
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.301 96%
2.22 99%
2.25 98%
2.23 99%
2.26 97%
2.11 104%
2.21 100%
2.11 104%
2.331 94%
CCT
6339 103%
6621 98%
6213 105%
6790 96%
6492 100%
6576 99%
6264 104%
6955 93%
6589 99%
8473 77%
Contrast
2457
685
3029
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
62.13
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
96.74
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
38.8
39.9
35.5
40.5
33.6
38.2
38.8
44.2
36.6
39.3
Maximum Bottom *
42.2
41.3
34.5
41.4
35.5
37.1
35.8
42.8
37.7
38.6
Idle Upper Side *
34.6
31.5
27.2
36
28
27
27.7
30.9
26.2
27
Idle Bottom *
32.2
30.8
26.9
31.4
26.4
26.4
27.3
26.8
26.1
27.9
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
2084
2063
1007
1938
2245
2270
1741
1274
1843
H.264
1046
1052
617
681
1466
1045
527
759
998
WiFi v1.3
791
806
460
694
808
669
647
673
650
812
Load
336
236
185
143
333
225
157
207
268
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
0.58
1
1.01
0.44
0.69
0.49
0.59
0.54
0.96
Idle Average *
1.99
1.9
1.63
1.56
0.82
0.96
0.88
1.26
1.57
Idle Maximum *
2.03
2.4
1.69
1.63
0.85
1
0.95
1.4
1.61
Load Average *
3.13
3.5
4.67
2.32
2.73
3.11
4.97
2.45
2.93
Load Maximum *
5.43
6.9
8.78
4.12
4.4
5.23
8.37
6.46
4.97

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
8736 Points ∼57%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10254 Points ∼67%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8954 Points ∼59%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
8683 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
10261 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6742 Points ∼44%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4292 Points ∼28%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
3531 Points ∼21%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2988 Points ∼18%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2573 Points ∼15%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
3281 Points ∼19%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1635 Points ∼10%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
1646 Points ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
2665 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1222 Points ∼7%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
1342 Points ∼77%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
755 Points ∼43%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
746 Points ∼43%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
1336 Points ∼77%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
598 Points ∼34%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
549 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
738 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
357 Points ∼20%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
309 fps ∼2%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
151 fps ∼1%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
139 fps ∼1%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
250 fps ∼2%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
48 fps ∼0%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
84 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
166 fps ∼1%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
80.3 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps ∼0%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼2%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
60 fps ∼2%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
88 fps ∼3%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼2%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
45 fps ∼1%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
59 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
60 fps ∼2%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
59.2 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼1%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
168 fps ∼18%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
100 fps ∼11%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
75 fps ∼8%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
149 fps ∼16%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
31 fps ∼3%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
41 fps ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
73 fps ∼8%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼2%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼16%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
46 fps ∼13%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
67 fps ∼18%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼16%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
30 fps ∼8%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
38 fps ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
56 fps ∼15%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
58.1 fps ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼5%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
534558 Points ∼71%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
450373 Points ∼60%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
376698 Points ∼50%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
489463 Points ∼65%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
288970 Points ∼38%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
269238 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
463291 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
157473 Points ∼21%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
3218 Points ∼61%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
4242 Points ∼80%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4199 Points ∼79%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
2892 Points ∼54%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3547 Points ∼67%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
3247 Points ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
4201 Points ∼79%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1749 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2296 Points ∼43%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1027 Points ∼19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
5761 Points ∼50%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
6244 Points ∼54%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
6214 Points ∼54%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
4573 Points ∼40%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2106 Points ∼18%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
2310 Points ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
6314 Points ∼55%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2524 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1016 Points ∼9%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
222 Points ∼2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
4901 Points ∼24%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
5651 Points ∼28%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5615 Points ∼28%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
4050 Points ∼20%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2315 Points ∼11%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
2468 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
5679 Points ∼28%
Apple iPhone SE
A9 / PowerVR GT7600, A9, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2298 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1160 Points ∼6%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
269 Points ∼1%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
66.4 MB/s ∼76%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
MB/s ∼0%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
MB/s ∼0%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
MB/s ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
MB/s ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
67 MB/s ∼77%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
63.6 MB/s ∼73%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
81.6 MB/s ∼85%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
MB/s ∼0%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
MB/s ∼0%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
MB/s ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
MB/s ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
83.01 MB/s ∼86%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
82.7 MB/s ∼86%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
197 MB/s ∼62%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
146.64 MB/s ∼46%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
155.87 MB/s ∼49%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
187.39 MB/s ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
212.87 MB/s ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
72.53 MB/s ∼23%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
19.3 MB/s ∼6%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
189.4 MB/s ∼51%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
122.38 MB/s ∼33%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
138.93 MB/s ∼38%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
162.89 MB/s ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
184.51 MB/s ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
84 MB/s ∼23%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
55.2 MB/s ∼15%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
212.9 MB/s ∼16%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
247.73 MB/s ∼19%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
189.99 MB/s ∼14%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
246.79 MB/s ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
523.39 MB/s ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
211.05 MB/s ∼16%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
84.9 MB/s ∼6%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1591.6 MB/s ∼78%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
655.4 MB/s ∼32%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
851.37 MB/s ∼42%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
502.06 MB/s ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1442.56 MB/s ∼71%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
299.89 MB/s ∼15%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
276.5 MB/s ∼14%
WebXPRT 3 - --- (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
183 Points ∼62%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
95 Points ∼32%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
94 Points ∼32%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
146 Points ∼49%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
77 Points ∼26%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
71 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
98 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
52 Points ∼18%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
582 (414min - 625max) MBit/s ∼34%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
522 (272min - 554max) MBit/s ∼30%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1368 (1104min - 1442max) MBit/s ∼79%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
526 (413min - 655max) MBit/s ∼31%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
618 (321min - 653max) MBit/s ∼36%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
625 (521min - 652max) MBit/s ∼36%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
668 (592min - 685max) MBit/s ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
605 (299min - 640max) MBit/s ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
365 (349min - 370max) MBit/s ∼21%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
155 (135min - 160max) MBit/s ∼9%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10 (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
557 (439min - 614max) MBit/s ∼31%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 256 GB NVMe
489 (254min - 634max) MBit/s ∼28%
Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1296 (1095min - 1376max) MBit/s ∼73%
Google Pixel 4
Adreno 640, SD 855, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
591 (564min - 609max) MBit/s ∼33%
Apple iPhone SE 2020
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 128 GB NVMe
818 (400min - 892max) MBit/s ∼46%
Google Pixel 5
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
483 (479min - 493max) MBit/s ∼27%
Google Pixel 4a
Adreno 618, SD 730G, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
620 (560min - 703max) MBit/s ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Adreno 640, SD 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
474 (405min - 541max) MBit/s ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy A41
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio P65, 64 GB eMMC Flash
349 (339min - 355max) MBit/s ∼20%
Huawei Y5p
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
155 (145min - 159max) MBit/s ∼9%
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Daniel Schmidt, 2017-07- 8 (Update: 2020-11-19)