Antutu Shootout: Snapdragon 810 vs Mediatek Helio X10


Antutu Shootout: LeTV Le Max vs OnePlus 2 vs Meizu MX5

With 3 of the most talked about Chinese Android flagship phones in our hands what a great opportunity for an Antutu shootout. Find out which scores the highest between the OnePlus 2, LeTV Le Max and Meizu MX5.

While Antutu on it’s own doesn’t really give you an idea of how a phone might run in the real world, it is still a popular medium when comparing the latest flagship Android device to one another. To make things a little more useful I decided to run Antutu on the LeTV Le Max, OnePlus 2 and Meizu MX5 side by side so we can watch how fast each phone deals with the Antutu benchmark process.

When I set out to perform this test I was just going to see how the LeTV Le Max and OnePlus 2 performed. As they both have Snapdragon 810 chipsets and 4GB RAM I thought it would  be an exciting comparison. To make things more interesting though I also included the Mediatek Helio X1o powered Meizu MX5 too. The Meizu gives up 1GB of RAM compared to the other two with just 3GB rather than 4GB, but with Mediatek’s improved performance over the year it would make an for a good experiment.

Update: I have updated this shootout with an additional video and set of results. The first video shows the Antutu scores of all 3 phones after a single Antutu test. I have now also added a video showing the 3 Antutu tests back to back on all 3 phones plus the results of each test. The second test is the more interesting of the 2.

Test 1 Video: LeTV Le Max vs OnePlus 2 vs Meizu MX5 Antutu Shootout

Test 1 LeTV Le Max vs OnePlus 2 vs Meizu MX5 results

As you saw in the video the LeTV Le Max managed to keep every so slightly ahead of the OnePlus 2 in both the speed of the Antutu test and also the final benchmarks. The difference is minimal though and between the two phones they are both plenty fast enough in the real world.

Antutu Shootout- LeTV Le Max vs OnePlus 2 vs Meizu MX5

The Meizu MX5 is the real surprise here. I did expect for a lower benchmark from the Mediatek phone with 3GB RAM, but I didn’t realise there would be so much of a speed difference in completing Antutu and then a 10,000 point difference in overall score.

The final benchmarks were:

  • LeTV Le 1 Antutu score: 64,074
  • OnePlus 2 Antutu score: 62,781
  • Meizu Mx5 Antutu score: 50,867

LeTV Le 1 Antutu Screenshots

OnePlus 2 Antutu Screenshots

Meizu MX5 Antutu Screenshots

Test 2: Snapdragon 810 vs Helio X10 3 x back to back Antutu Benchmarks

So now we have an idea of how the Snapdragon 810 and Mediatek Helio X10 perform after a single Antutu test, what about if we test the phones 3 times in a row? Will we see any changes in performance? With the Snapdragon 810 exhibit throttling after multiple tests? Watch the video below to find out:

Test 2: Snapdragon 810 vs Helio X10 3 x back to back Antutu results

Again we see the LeTV Le Max in the lead, the OnePlus 2 in second place and the Meizu MX5 last, but as we perform additional tests both of the Snapdragon 810 phones see a drastic reduction in performance, while the Mediatek powered phones performance drops only slightly.

  • Letv Le Max; The first Antutu sees the LeTV Le Max start with an Antutu of 63,705. In the 2nd test it drops to 60,775 and finally to 57,612.
  • OnePlus 2; The OnePlus 2 sees an even larger drop in performance. The first Antutu sees the phone at 61,821 with a huge drop to 53,760 for the second benchmark and finally scoring 51,026 in the third Antutu test.
  • Meizu MX5; The Mediatek powered Meizu MX5 sees the smallest drop of the 3 phones. The initial test sees the phone at 51,189, the 2nd sees a score of 49,866, and the final is only slightly lower at 49,396!

We are certainly seeing the Snapdragon 810 protecting itself in these back to back Antutu tests. Performance drops by a huge percentage as the Qualcomm processor tries not to overheat. The Mediatek processor on the other hand only sees a slight drop in performance during the 3 tests.

After seeing these Antutu tests and seeing the final benchmark results for the LeTV Le Max, OnePlus 2 and Meizu MX5 were there any surprises? Are you surprised that the LeTV Le Max came out on top? are you surprised there was such a huge gap between the Meizu MX5 and the two Snapdragon 810 phones? Will these benchmarks affect your next purchase? Let us know in the comments section below.

All 3 phones are available to order through shop.gizchina.com.

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99 Comments

  1. Ste Lucas
    August 29, 2015

    Cameerrraaaa shootout!!

    • nilinaxolotl
      August 29, 2015

      Agreed.

      • mikey
        August 30, 2015

        Allready Done before… Look in topics

  2. Rob
    August 29, 2015

    Not really surprising since we already know the benchmark figures for these processors. The biggest surprise is the OP2 coming second since the letv has a 2k screen. What speeds are the 810’s running at in the 2 phones? I noticed on the letv box it said 2GHz, but other benchmarks I’ve seen on other reviews show it running at only 1.6GHz, as far as I’m aware no one uses the 810 at its full clock so suspect they are being less than truthful in that respect.

    • Manjurul Islam
      August 29, 2015

      OPT is supposed to make big score, coz it has lower resolution display, so it should perform better on 3D benchmark, and so the overall score, LeTV though has a 2K, but scored more than OPT.

      • Dante
        August 29, 2015

        Antutu scores in battery performance memory speed etc. There is a lot in considerance but it never shows real life perfirmance – brands often tweak antutu for favorable scores

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      The other LETV has 1.6 ghz clock speed with sd810 (one pro)

      • Rob
        August 29, 2015

        Your absolutely right. If this isn’t throttling too much with this higher clock speed then they’ve managed to do something with the cooling that no other manufacturer has been able too.

        • Dante
          August 29, 2015

          Oneplus was able to do that – nubia was able to do that and that is kinda all – Its surprising that only chinese manufacturers though of a graphite cooling system

          • Rob
            August 30, 2015

            Actually the OP2 is under clocked @ 1.8GHz, and even then this shows it’s throttling a lot more than the faster letv so they haven’t been able to sort the cooling out.

            • balcobomber25
              August 30, 2015

              They sorted the heating out by using graphite and thermal paste, the heat is still there you just don’t feel it as much (although it can still get very warm). But there are times when you use the OP2 that the performance comes to a crashing halt and the phone starts to lag. This is when it starts to throttle. It doesn’t happen often but it happens enough.

        • Lars
          August 31, 2015

          Well, the LeTV Max is quite a bit bigger so that might help spread the heat.

  3. Sirrr
    August 29, 2015

    From my point of view, Antutu is good to test how much heat the CPU is
    generating, how good is the cooling system and how much does it throttle.

    So a more eloquent test would be to run Antutu 5-10 times in a row and see be how much % it is decreasing and to make an average score in the end. And of course how hot it is in the end.

    • August 29, 2015

      I’ve just performed a 3 Antutu one after the other on each phone and will post the video and add it here. Give me 1 hour

      • August 29, 2015

        Video is up

        • Sirrr
          August 29, 2015

          Well done Andi. This type of test is somehow more relevant to make an idea of phone’s ability to perform, the way is responding, under heavy duty usage.

      • konstantinos
        August 29, 2015

        Andi, Why when i try to complete my order is telling me “No carrier has been made available for this selection.”

        • August 29, 2015

          Order on the store?

          • kqnstantinos
            August 30, 2015

            yes,
            i choose my country and it says no carrier selected. when i try to complete it is giving me the msg above.

      • LastoftheBrunnen_G
        August 29, 2015

        I believe using Geekbech 3 and 3D Mark / GFX 3.1 would give you a much more accurate measurement of the CPU/GPU power in these socs. Antutu is useful but more so for fun.

    • Flaat
      August 29, 2015

      Yeah the story clearly doesnt end at 3 times, thats a 16% drop in performance on the opt after 3 tests, the real question is where does it stop dropping performance? 10% drop on the lemax is not good either compared to the 4% drop on the mx5

  4. Kumar Suresh
    August 29, 2015

    The Letv Max is the best guys.

  5. E8hffff
    August 29, 2015

    The difference is quite clear the GFX core. There’s a 10K difference between the 3D mode of ; Adreno 430 vs the PowerVR Rogue G6200. The Helio X10 based Meizu beats CPU grunt, but lacks in memory speed operations. This memory speed shortfall could explain the loss in the 3D department.

    • LastoftheBrunnen_G
      August 29, 2015

      The difference between the Adreno 430 and Rouge 6200 is enormous it has little to do with memory. One GPU is about 3 times more powerful than the other.

  6. E8hffff
    August 29, 2015

    Andi don’t miss the ball on the Vowney. Get the scoop before others.

    • August 29, 2015

      Already had the first hands on

      • E8hffff
        August 29, 2015

        Yep seen that, thx. Hoping you’d get a production line item review in before others.

      • Manos
        August 29, 2015

        Great job Andi !

  7. Ste Lucas
    August 29, 2015

    Cameerrraaaa shootout!!

    • nilinaxolotl
      August 29, 2015

      Agreed.

    • mikey
      August 30, 2015

      Allready Done before… Look in topics

  8. Rob
    August 29, 2015

    Not really surprising since we already know the benchmark figures for these processors. The biggest surprise is the OP2 coming second since the letv has a 2k screen. What speeds are the 810’s running at in the 2 phones? I noticed on the letv box it said 2GHz, but other benchmarks I’ve seen on other reviews show it running at only 1.6GHz, as far as I’m aware no one uses the 810 at its full clock so suspect they are being less than truthful in that respect.

    • Manjurul Islam
      August 29, 2015

      OPT is supposed to make big score, coz it has lower resolution display, so it should perform better on 3D benchmark, and so the overall score, LeTV though has a 2K, but scored more than OPT.

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      The other LETV has 1.6 ghz clock speed with sd810 (one pro)

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      Antutu scores in battery performance memory speed etc. There is a lot in considerance but it never shows real life perfirmance – brands often tweak antutu for favorable scores

    • Rob
      August 29, 2015

      Your absolutely right. If this isn’t throttling too much with this higher clock speed then they’ve managed to do something with the cooling that no other manufacturer has been able too.

    • Dante
      August 29, 2015

      Oneplus was able to do that – nubia was able to do that and that is kinda all – Its surprising that only chinese manufacturers though of a graphite cooling system

    • Rob
      August 30, 2015

      Actually the OP2 is under clocked @ 1.8GHz, and even then this shows it’s throttling a lot more than the faster letv so they haven’t been able to sort the cooling out.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      They sorted the heating out by using graphite and thermal paste, the heat is still there you just don’t feel it as much (although it can still get very warm). But there are times when you use the OP2 that the performance comes to a crashing halt and the phone starts to lag. This is when it starts to throttle. It doesn’t happen often but it happens enough.

    • Lars
      August 31, 2015

      Well, the LeTV Max is quite a bit bigger so that might help spread the heat.

  9. Sirrr
    August 29, 2015

    From my point of view, Antutu is good to test how much heat the CPU is
    generating, how good is the cooling system and how much does it throttle.

    So a more eloquent test would be to run Antutu 5-10 times in a row and see be how much % it is decreasing and to make an average score in the end. And of course how hot it is in the end.

    • Andi Sykes
      August 29, 2015

      I’ve just performed a 3 Antutu one after the other on each phone and will post the video and add it here. Give me 1 hour

    • Andi Sykes
      August 29, 2015

      Video is up

    • konstantinos
      August 29, 2015

      Andi, Why when i try to complete my order is telling me “No carrier has been made available for this selection.”

    • LastoftheBrunnen_G
      August 29, 2015

      I believe using Geekbech 3 and 3D Mark / GFX 3.1 would give you a much more accurate measurement of the CPU/GPU power in these socs. Antutu is useful but more so for fun.

    • Sirrr
      August 29, 2015

      Well done Andi. This type of test is somehow more relevant to make an idea of phone’s ability to perform, the way is responding, under heavy duty usage.

    • Andi Sykes
      August 29, 2015

      Order on the store?

    • Flaat
      August 29, 2015

      Yeah the story clearly doesnt end at 3 times, thats a 16% drop in performance on the opt after 3 tests, the real question is where does it stop dropping performance? 10% drop on the lemax is not good either compared to the 4% drop on the mx5

    • kqnstantinos
      August 30, 2015

      yes,
      i choose my country and it says no carrier selected. when i try to complete it is giving me the msg above.

  10. SPLEND1D
    August 29, 2015

    LeTv ftw

  11. Dante
    August 29, 2015

    Antutu is pure bull$#!t people should stop using it for a pure form of showing what raw performance the device has and should show the real life performance intsead

    • August 29, 2015

      yup, but some people like to see it

      • Natsumi
        August 29, 2015

        that’s the big problem of mainstream…

      • Dante
        August 30, 2015

        hope you release the redmi note 2 review soon

  12. Kumar Suresh
    August 29, 2015

    The Letv Max is the best guys.

  13. E8hffff
    August 29, 2015

    The difference is quite clear the GFX core. There’s a 10K difference between the 3D mode of ; Adreno 430 vs the PowerVR Rogue G6200. The Helio X10 based Meizu beats CPU grunt, but lacks in memory speed operations. This memory speed shortfall could explain the loss in the 3D department.

    • LastoftheBrunnen_G
      August 29, 2015

      The difference between the Adreno 430 and Rouge 6200 is enormous it has little to do with memory. One GPU is about 3 times more powerful than the other.

  14. E8hffff
    August 29, 2015

    Andi don’t miss the ball on the Vowney. Get the scoop before others.

    • Andi Sykes
      August 29, 2015

      Already had the first hands on

    • E8hffff
      August 29, 2015

      Yep seen that, thx. Hoping you’d get a production line item review in before others.

    • Manos
      August 29, 2015

      Great job Andi !

  15. SPLEND1D
    August 29, 2015

    LeTv ftw

  16. Dante
    August 29, 2015

    Antutu is pure bull$#!t people should stop using it for a pure form of showing what raw performance the device has and should show the real life performance intsead

    • Andi Sykes
      August 29, 2015

      yup, but some people like to see it

    • Natsumi
      August 29, 2015

      that’s the big problem of mainstream…

    • Dante
      August 30, 2015

      hope you release the redmi note 2 review soon

  17. August 29, 2015

    Any of the current flagship phones, or even mid-tier phones, would be fine in terms of performance in day-to-day usage. Unless the phone is poorly designed, the 810 should only throttle when you, say, play games for an hour straight (and even then, since the Adreno is the better GPU, maybe it’s a wash), so it’s not really a factor for me.

    I’m still using an 801 with 2GB RAM, and it’s plenty fast enough for me in every department. IMHO benchmarks are a distraction — the real criteria should be the build quality, number of genuinely useful features (both in hardware and software), number of bugs in the OS, user experience of the OS, battery life, comfort of the phone in your hands, and so on.

    • nonotz
      August 31, 2015

      yes , im using 801 (LG G3) as well and couldnt be happier …. but just like the PC market , static benchmark will always be there. There will be always something (an app ) that will stretch your hardware to the max (crysis for pc etc )

  18. 10basetom
    August 30, 2015

    Any of the current flagship phones, or even mid-tier phones, would be fine in terms of performance in day-to-day usage. Unless the phone is poorly designed, the 810 should only throttle when you, say, play games for an hour straight (and even then, since the Adreno is the better GPU, maybe it’s a wash), so it’s not really a factor for me.

    I’m still using an 801 with 2GB RAM, and it’s plenty fast enough for me in every department. IMHO benchmarks are a distraction — the real criteria should be the build quality, number of genuinely useful features (both in hardware and software), number of bugs in the OS, user experience of the OS, battery life, comfort of the phone in your hands, and so on.

    • nonotz
      August 31, 2015

      yes , im using 801 (LG G3) as well and couldnt be happier …. but just like the PC market , static benchmark will always be there. There will be always something (an app ) that will stretch your hardware to the max (crysis for pc etc )

  19. balcobomber25
    August 30, 2015

    The difference in Antutu scores tells very little about real world speed. Having used both the OP2 and the MX5 I can say I don’t notice any major difference in day to day use with one exception. After awhile the OP2 starts to slow down, the MX5 has sustained performance throughout.

  20. fido futte
    August 30, 2015

    Very intresting so the Helio X10, does not overheat like Snapdragon S810, which need to scale down by overheat protection feature, and since the Helio X10 is much cheaper and more heat stabel , it could be an better choise .

  21. Marius Cirsta
    August 30, 2015

    I think manufacturers cheat a lot in Antutu and when people take such a score seriously why wouldn’t they ?

    I suspect they do all kinds of tricks like recognizing Antutu is running and overclocking everything for a while, choosinga worse quality for 3D rendering so that it will be faster and who knows what other kinds of “optimizations” designed just for Antutu, with no real world performance gains.

    Best way to test these would be to install a firmware that we’re sure doesn’t cheat like CM or maybe MIUI but then you’re be only testing the hardware of course. Another solution would be somehow install Linux in a choort ( I hear it’s doable ) and then run some Linux tests … again that would test only the hardware.

  22. Steven Fox
    August 30, 2015

    The Adreno 430 is more than twice as fast as the PowerVR inside the X10, so if you are into gaming, that would make the X10 not a very good long term solution, much like the Kirin 9xx chips.

  23. balcobomber25
    August 30, 2015

    The difference in Antutu scores tells very little about real world speed. Having used both the OP2 and the MX5 I can say I don’t notice any major difference in day to day use with one exception. After awhile the OP2 starts to slow down, the MX5 has sustained performance throughout.

  24. fido futte
    August 30, 2015

    Very intresting so the Helio X10, does not overheat like Snapdragon S810, which need to scale down by overheat protection feature, and since the Helio X10 is much cheaper and more heat stabel , it could be an better choise .

  25. Jay
    August 30, 2015

    Cheers for the LeTV phone. Big fan of the X10.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      LeTV doesn’t have an X10, the X10 in this comparison is the Meizu MX5.

      • Jay
        August 30, 2015

        Whoops, thanks for pointing out. I confused it with the LeTV X600.

  26. Marius Cirsta
    August 30, 2015

    I think manufacturers cheat a lot in Antutu and when people take such a score seriously why wouldn’t they ?

    I suspect they do all kinds of tricks like recognizing Antutu is running and overclocking everything for a while, choosinga worse quality for 3D rendering so that it will be faster and who knows what other kinds of “optimizations” designed just for Antutu, with no real world performance gains.

    Best way to test these would be to install a firmware that we’re sure doesn’t cheat like CM or maybe MIUI but then you’re be only testing the hardware of course. Another solution would be somehow install Linux in a choort ( I hear it’s doable ) and then run some Linux tests … again that would test only the hardware.

  27. Steven Fox
    August 30, 2015

    The Adreno 430 is more than twice as fast as the PowerVR inside the X10, so if you are into gaming, that would make the X10 not a very good long term solution, much like the Kirin 9xx chips.

  28. Jay
    August 30, 2015

    Cheers for the LeTV phone. Big fan of the X10.

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2015

      LeTV doesn’t have an X10, the X10 in this comparison is the Meizu MX5.

    • Jay
      August 30, 2015

      Whoops, thanks for pointing out. I confused it with the LeTV X600.

  29. Jay
    August 30, 2015

    @Gizchina:disqus, can you also include the LeTV X600 in the benchmarks?

  30. Jay
    August 30, 2015

    @Gizchina:disqus, can you also include the LeTV X600 in the benchmarks?

  31. Ray Bel
    August 31, 2015

    We are certainly seeing the Snapdragon 810 protecting itself in these back to back Antutu tests.

    In other words: We see LeTV en OnePLus 2 boosting processor when performing an Antutu test.

    With repetitive testing they cannot keep up the boosting to prevent ‘burning’ the processor.

    The values after repetitive testing are more reliable.

  32. The Bastard Christ
    August 31, 2015

    Was wondering if you were monitoring the temperatures during performance drops. Would’ve been interested hiw hot the soc’s were.

  33. Ray Bel
    August 31, 2015

    We are certainly seeing the Snapdragon 810 protecting itself in these back to back Antutu tests.

    In other words: We see LeTV en OnePLus 2 boosting processor when performing an Antutu test.

    With repetitive testing they cannot keep up the boosting to prevent ‘burning’ the processor.

    The values after repetitive testing are more reliable.

  34. The Bastard Christ
    August 31, 2015

    Was wondering if you were monitoring the temperatures during performance drops. Would’ve been interested hiw hot the soc’s were.

  35. MickyLo
    September 1, 2015

    usually antutu will has s high score in the test phone , i think

  36. MickyLo
    September 1, 2015

    usually antutu will has s high score in the test phone , i think

  37. Sere83
    September 1, 2015

    @Gizchina:disqus You planning on doing an MX5 review any time?

  38. Sere83
    September 1, 2015

    @Gizchina:disqus you planning on reviewing the MX5 any time soon?

  39. Michael Westcott
    September 1, 2015

    All this demonstrates is how useless Antutu is as a benchmark

  40. Sere83
    September 2, 2015

    @Gizchina:disqus you planning on reviewing the MX5 any time soon?

  41. Michael Westcott
    September 2, 2015

    All this demonstrates is how useless Antutu is as a benchmark

  42. Roberto Tomás
    November 14, 2015

    it’s been half a year .. when are the Helio X10-based tablets coming out?

  43. Roberto Tomás
    November 14, 2015

    it’s been half a year .. when are the Helio X10-based tablets coming out?