Xiaomi and Redmi top four of AnTuTu's latest price-performance charts thanks to bestsellers like the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
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There is something of a love affair going on between the Chinese benchmark site AnTuTu and the Chinese OEM Xiaomi at the moment. The testing company has released five charts covering different price segments of the domestic smartphone market, and four out of five of the tables are headed by a device from Xiaomi or Redmi. It’s a remarkable feat, although one can question AnTuTu’s perceived bias in this regard. The scoring system is based on how much the smartphone costs and how well it scores in AnTuTu’s performance benchmarks.
The five price-performance charts (see images below) are led by the following smartphones:
- 0-1,499 yuan (US$0–US$214): Redmi Note 8 Pro 6 GB + 64 GB & MediaTek Helio G90T
- 1,500–1,999 yuan (US$214–US$285): Redmi 10X 5G 6 GB + 64 GB & MediaTek Dimensity 820
- 2,000–2,999 yuan (US$285–US$428): Redmi K30 Pro 6 GB + 128 GB & Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
- 3,000–4,499 yuan (US$428–US$641): Tencent Black Shark Game Phone 3 8 GB + 128 GB & SD 865
- 4,500 yuan+ (US$641+): Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 8 GB + 256 GB & SD 865
The AnTuTu charts seem to be a visual demonstration of why Xiaomi and Redmi have been so popular, because of the great price/performance offered by their smartphones. Xiaomi is seemingly moving more toward the premium market and has left Redmi to fend for itself in the lower reaches, which the latter is managing in a more than capable manner as can be seen by the presence of all the Redmi devices in the lowest-range chart. The results also show how MediaTek is starting to take a grip over the more affordable sector of the smartphone market while the evergreen Snapdragon 865 remains the SoC of choice at the other end.