In December 2022, Qualcomm officially released the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and a good number of Android brands released mobile phones with this chip. Considering that it is the latest Android flagship chip, its performance is better than all others. However, the performance of this chip varies from one brand to another due to internal optimization. This afternoon, AnTuTu announced the performance ranking of Android flagship mobile phones in December 2022. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC dominates the list, occupying the top seven places.
Among them, iQOO 11 Pro, as a performance-oriented model, ranks first with a score of 1.31 million. Of course, the processor does not solely determine the score. Other upgrades like LPDDR5X and UFS 4.0 storage cannot be ignored. The device in the second position is somewhat of a surprise. It is the Redmi K60 Pro with a score of 1.3 million. Its “big brothers”, Xiaomi 13 Pro and Xiaomi 13 are in the 5th and 6th positions respectively.
In addition to Snapdragon, there are two Dimensity 9200 models on the list. These devices are the Vivo X90 and Vivo X90 Pro. These two models are currently the strongest flagships equipped with MediaTek chips. It is worth noting that all three models of the Vivo X90 series are on the TOP10 list. We can safely say that Vivo is the biggest winner in December. The OnePlus Ace Pro with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is the only device with this chip on the list.
1. iQOO 11 Pro
The iQOO 11 Pro is the best-performing mobile phone for December 2022 according to AnTuTu. This device has a score of 1,311,221. This time, the iQOO 11 Pro not only brings the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC but also a series of upgrades.
In addition to the chip, this device uses LPDDR5X RAM and UFS4.0 internal storage. These also contribute to the performance of this device. Also, it boasts a 2K Samsung E6 display that supports a 144Hz high refresh rate. In addition to its decent battery capacity, this device also supports 200W charging which delivers a full charge in less than 15 minutes. In terms of price, the iQOO 11 Pro starts at 4999 yuan ($725) for the 8GB+256GB model.
2. Redmi K60 Pro
According to Redmi’s general manager, Lu Weibing, the Redmi K60 Pro will have no rival in 2023. This device appears to be living up to expectations as it beats its “big brothers”, Xiaomi 13 and 13 Pro to the second spot. According to the AnTuTu rating, the Redmi K60 Pro scores 1,309,159. In the first sales report officially announced by Redmi on December 31, the sales volume of the Redmi K60 series exceeds 300,000 units in 5 minutes.
In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, Redmi K60 Pro also has excellent configurations in other aspects. The device comes with a 2K screen, which is a rare 2K screen in the price range. In addition, the Redmi K60 Pro has a large 5000 mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging, and Xiaomi Surge P1 self-developed charging chip. With this hardware, this mobile phone can get a full charge in 19 minutes. The price of this mobile phone starts at 3299 yuan ($478).
3. Vivo X90 Pro+
The Vivo X90 Pro+ is one of three Vivo devices that makes the top 10 AnTutu list. This device upgrades different aspects including its camera and charging. It comes with a Zeiss one-inch T* main camera (IMX989), and a large aperture 50mm fixed-focus master camera. These in addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC make this device very desirable. On AnTuTu, this device scores 1,299,346.
The custom V2 chip also significantly upgrades this device. This is in addition to its flagship Samsung E6 2K display that supports 517ppi pixel density, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, LTPO4.0 (1-120Hz adaptive refresh rate), 1800nit local peak brightness, etc. In terms of price, the starting price of the Vivo X90 Pro+ (12GB + 256GB) is 6499 yuan ($942).
4. iQOO 11
Just like the iQOO 11 Pro, the iQOO 11 also comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. However, the optimization in the Pro model is higher than that of the standard model. On AnTuTu, this device scores 1,288,523. In addition to the processor, the iQOO 11 series also has a combination of LPDDR5X + UFS4.0.
The screen of the iQOO 11 series is a 2K 144Hz Samsung E6 screen, which is infinitely close to the screen of the Vivo X90 Pro+ in terms of various parameters. This device also comes with a 200W fast charge for the Pro version. This for me is another upgrade of this device. It uses a gallium nitride mini charger and a 1.5-meter-long charging cable, which virtually improves the user experience. Of course, it also supports wireless charging, so you can charge whatever you want. In terms of price, iQOO 11 starts at 3799 yuan ($551) for 8GB + 128GB.
5. & 6. Xiaomi 13 and Xiaomi 13 Pro
The Xiaomi 13 series comes with a bright metal upright frame, which is actually more pleasing with the straight-screen design. The Pro version has a curved screen, which is very flagship. In addition to performance, the Xiaomi 13 series’ natural images are also another highlight. The Xiaomi 13 Pro inherits the IMX989 1-inch outsole professional main camera of the Xiaomi 12S Ultra. In addition, there is a Leica 75mm floating telephoto lens and a 115° Leica ultra-wide-angle lens. The image configuration is good, and with the Leica colour, the quality of the images taken by the Xiaomi 13 series is very unique.
In terms of price, Xiaomi 13 starts at 3,999 yuan ($580) while the Xiaomi 13 Pro starts at 4,999 yuan ($725). The starting configuration for both models is 8GB + 128 GB. You can choose according to your needs when choosing.
The other devices on the top 10 list and their AnTuTu scores are
7. Vivo X90 Pro with Dimensity 9200 SoC – 1,275,365 points
8. Moto X40 with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 – 1,221,809 points
9. Vivo X90 with Dimensity 9200 SoC – 1,108,874 points
10. OnePlus Ace Pro with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC – 1,092,874 points