The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro has just went to sale in China, and reports confirm the phone as the fastest Snapdragon 810 device currently on the market, getting the top score in nearly all benchmarks.
Just a few weeks ago the Mi Note Pro, the most expensive Xiaomi device to date, became available in China.
Consumers who waited for the launch of Pro device get to enjoy higher specifications than those on the standard model incluing a 5.7-inch JDI screen with the QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution, 4GB Ram, and finally the now infamous Snapdragon 810.
Those who have tried the phone have ran popular benchmarking software on the phone revealing the device is currently the highest scoring Snapdragon 810 availablle on the marekt today!
As you can see in the results above, the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro left some big name phones in the dust. The HTC M9 and even the mighty LG G4 weren’t able to beat the Chinese power house, and even the Samsung Galaxy S6 faultered in some tests.
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For people people who are not used to these benchmarks tests, the Geekbench tries to measure the main processor overall power, Basemark OS looks for the system performance, and both 3DMark and GFXBench are gaming benchmarks.
The Xiaomi Mi Note Pro can be found for $659 in some authorized stores, the price of the phone, which can be considered high, still can show its advantages in relation to competition offering worse or the same settings for almost the same price.
Benchmarks are good if they are used in context. They are not the be all end all of performance they are a metric that give you a general idea of how a phone will perform. Real world usage can often vary greatly from what you see in benchmarks.
Would you pick a $200 sd615 phone over a $200 mtk6752 phone?
Yes, as most phones with an SD615 are of considerably better quality than those with an MT6752.
same here I never cared for antutu scores and never will.
I can’t argue with that. Generally speaking nonetheless.
I can’t argue with that. Generally speaking nonetheless.
That all depends on the brands. Their are several brands using the 6752 which are very good quality including Jiayu, THL and iOcean.
It depends entirely on the phone in question and the other specs. Price and SoC aren’t enough for me to make a decision. What brand is each one? What camera do they have? What are the dimensions? How much RAM/ROM? All of these are just as important as the specs.
If they are basically both well made with equal specs except for soc. Would u take sd615 over mtk67952?
I would probably go with the Mediatek because I think it’s a better SoC than the Snapdragon. But if I liked the phone and specs better I wouldn’t have an issue going with the 615.
I’d pick a $100 Snapdragon 800 phone
True, but for us international buyers there is little option. People generally associate a high benchmark result with a well optimised ROM, the MT6752 varies for instance on Antutu between 40,000-45000 which is quite a difference. However, to go and muddy the waters it’s also well known that most manufacturers cheat by maxing everything out when a benchmark app is used purely to give the best figures possible. At the end of the day I think people should just buy a phone they like the look of with specs/price ratio that suits them as it’s impossible to review every phone that comes onto the Chinese market!
I get your general point which is why I said they can serve a purpose if used in context. But for international buyers it’s not as hard as it once was thanks to sites like this and forums like XDA where people review and share experience with different ROM’s and chip sets.
Getting to your final point I have a good friend here in Thailand that figured out a way to get certain benchmarks (including Antutu) to score more than it should (sometimes double and triple). I’m sure if he figured this out, some of the manufacturers have too.
Given the best scenario, a phone scoring 10000 on antutu can never perform as well as one scoring 27000. Given that fact, it’s better you take your chances with high scoring phones from benchmarking standpoint as they generally meet expectations 90% of the time.
Maybe not a phone that scores 10,000 but let’s look at 3 phones that scored drastically different on Antutu:
Moto X – 19,286
Galaxy S4 – 26,147
Mi3 – 36,188
All of three of those phones are comparable in real world usage in terms of performance.
Nvidia shield tablet scores 57000 on Antutu and is not as smooth as any Allwinner tablet that scores 20.000.
I’ve read comments of people saying that would pick a phone over another because it scores 10K Antutu points more.
Really, what in real usage are you going to do with those points?
What happened to features like clean software, reliability of the signal (gsm+GPS+WiFi), software updates, support, battery life, build quality…
They are all assuming that phones are all the same and it’s all up to those Antutu points which is merely marketing.
Now even phone and SoC manufacturers are listing Antutu points in the features.
You hit the nail on the head when you mentioned software. What a lot of people don’t understand is a device can score 100K on Antutu but if it has horrible software it’s going to perform like crap in real world usage. Whereas a phone that scores 20k and has great software will be a much better experience for the user.
AnTuTu is a terrible benchmarking application. The only ones I look at are GFXBench and Geekbench. The Shield Tablet is a pretty fast and smooth device. If you own it, try a factory reset and make sure you’re on the latest update.
Waiting for reviews on battery life.
If only it was 14nm!
but GPU is very powerful
Weird…. my SD810 powered Z9 Max gets marginally better scores than that. So how is the Mi Note Pro faster?
Yo. Please answer this. How is your phone’s camera performance in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy S6? How much better is the camera in comparison to the Nubia-z7 max?
It certainly does not the mi note pro uses a much more powerfull version of sd810 so most likely there are 2 variants 1- Your Phone changes automatically the system clock to cheat ( or basically anything related ) or 2- You just bought a zte you saw the mi note pro you envy and you lied!
And it can warm your hands in the winter once you browse twitter.
Don’t go for mediatek phone. You cannot install custom rom as mediatek don’t provide the source code
Someone lied to you….
bad 810, this price i can buy three Ulefone Be Touch,haha….Or MOTO X
I’m not the biggest Xiaomi fan but even I would rather have 1 Mi Note Pro instead of 3 Ulefones.
Is the source of the article the same page that is selling the phone? enough said lol, actually I checked the site and there’s an image of AnTuTu hitting 53518 points, that’s really not impressive considering my M9 hits 52569, it’s barely 1k points more lol
wow pretty and powerful phone! when will the price drop?