Xiaomi Mi 5 scores top AnTuTu ranking for a smartphone
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The AnTuTu benchmark database has a new entry that just so happens to be sitting on top and above all other smartphones in terms of final average scores. The new Xiaomi Mi 5 has scored 136875 points compared to 134599 points from the Galaxy S7 and 133781 points from the iPhone 6s. The Mi 5, Galaxy S7, and iPhone 6s are equipped with the Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890, and Apple A9, respectively.
AnTuTu, however, notes that the scoring and performance ratings are affected by the display resolution of the smartphone. Thus, the native 1080p resolution of the Mi 5 is much less taxing on the hardware compared to the 1440p resolution screen of the Galaxy S7 and their final AnTuTu scores may not be directly comparable. The same is also true with the Meizu Pro 5 and its 1080p display compared to the higher resolution Galaxy Note 5.
The current Top 10 smartphone ranking according to AnTuTu only considers benchmark entries completed from January 1, 2016 to Marc 31, 2016. Thus, newer flagship smartphones like the LG G5 and recently revealed HTC 10 may not have been considered for the list. Leaks claim that the HTC flagship can score as high as 156091 points in the same AnTuTu benchmark.