The Helio X30 makes its first verified trip to AnTuTu
A lot has been said in the past weeks about MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC, as it finally made its way into consumer hands in the form of the new Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus. This means that this is the first time we'll be getting hands-on benchmark scores for the chipset, since all we had before this were scores released by the company itself, which should never be fully trusted.
Benchmarks are no concrete indicators of performance but few can deny the fact that they provide users with an accessible means of comparing performance levels of processors and devices on a level playing field. As level as possible, anyway, considering the tendency of a few OEMs to cheat at them.
The Meizu Pro 7 was benchmarked on AnTuTu and while its scores were impressive, there's a sizeable gap between them and those seen on devices powered by the Kirin 960 and Snapdragon 835. In fact, these scores are below well-optimised devices powered by the Snapdragon 821, with the OnePlus 3T coming to mind.
AnTuTu has it flaws but this is indication that the Helio X30 may be a great high-end SoC, but a lacking flagship one.