The list of best smartphones for the month of May was compiled by AnTuTu on the basis of CPU and GPU performances, and notably, smartphones running a combination of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor and 6GB of RAM turned out to be the best performing ones. A number of smartphones running Qualcomm's latest processor along with 4GB of RAM also made it to the list.
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Vivo Xplay 5 Elite topped the list with an average score of 138706, followed by LeEco Max 2 which scored 138026 and Lenovo ZUK Z2 Pro which scored 136853. Incidentally, all these phones feature Snapdragon 820 processors and 6GB of RAM. The much acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge finished in fifth place and narrowly beat Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone SE which field Apple's A9 chip. Even though the LG G5 also made it to the list, notable absentees were Huawei P9 and HTC 10 flagship phones.
The new Honor V8, which runs Huawei's home-grown octa-core Kirin 955 processor, also made it to the list but scored a disappointing 94164 compared to smartphones running Qualcomm's processors. The AnTuTu scores also suggest that the best performing phones also come with internal storage options of 64GB and 128GB.
Back in March, AnTuTu released a list of the best performing mobile processors in which Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 stood out at the best one among contemporary chips. Apple's A9 followed in second place followed by Samsung's Exynos 8890 processor which powers Samsung's latest phones like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and is also expected to feature in the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet.
Coming soon: A Qualcomm chip to power your wearables!
Even though firms like Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi are using home-grown processors to power their existing and upcoming smartphones, Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips still offer better performance and low power usage compared to others. Apart from its flagship processor, Qualcomm has also launched a number of new processors to power mid-range smartphones like the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425 processors. All these chips have been developed to offer high performance along with lower power consumption to go with modern batteries with limited range. Qualcomm is also reportedly developing a new processor to power smartwatches. The new Snapdragon Wear 2100 will support a range of wearable functionalities like working on low power mode, always-on connectivity as well as providing Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE support.