Xiaomi 14 leads AnTuTu benchmark charts by far in October, Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 dominates the mid-range
After the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 topped the AnTuTu benchmark leaderboards for most of the year, the top spot in October goes to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. More specifically, the benchmark charts are currently topped by the Xiaomi 14, which scored an impressive 1,997,427 points with a 16 GB/512 GB configuration.
The Xiaomi 14 Pro is only just behind at 1,985,014 points, but the gap to older smartphones that came onto the market before the launch of Qualcomm's latest flagship SoC is significantly larger. The Xiaomi 14 is 20% faster than the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro, which achieved the highest score of all smartphones based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in October. The charts show the average score of all benchmark runs completed in October, meaning that the Xiaomi 14 series should ideally crack the 2 million points mark as advertised.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 once again flexes its muscles in the mid-range, as the Realme GT Neo5 SE and the Redmi Note 12 Turbo take the top two places at around 1,154,000 points each. This is hardly surprising because, owing to an ARM Cortex-X2 performance core with clock speeds of up to 2.91 GHz, three Cortex-A710 cores at 2.49 GHz and four Cortex-A510 efficiency cores, the features of the latest mid-range Snapdragon are practically the same as a flagship chip from last year.
The rest of the mid-range top 10 is populated by smartphones based on the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 and Dimensity 8100. The chips are not quite as fast as Qualcomm's best mid-range SoC, but are likely to be cheaper, given the significantly greater popularity of the Dimensity 8000 series in this price range.