What started as a means to check your phone’s hardware config and performance is fast turning into a marketing medium for manufacturers. So much so that OEMs are tweaking their SoCs and ROMs so they shine at that… yes, I’m talking about benchmarking apps.
AnTuTu is arguably the most popular benchmarking app out there. It isn’t uncommon for companies to present their new phone’s AnTuTu score during press conferences (right after they’re done taking a dig at the iPhone). That’s a trend more popular with Chinese OEMs than any other.
Nonetheless, we’ve gotten to this point only because consumers too care about benchmark scores. If that is the case with you as well, you’ll be pleased to know that the new Meizu PRO 5 does pretty well with AnTuTu; it scores over 76,000 points!
In fact, the Meizu PRO 5 actually tops the list of the highest AnTuTu scores with 76,852 points. That is rather amusing, because Meizu buys the PRO 5 SoC (the Exynos 7420) from Samsung, who themselves ship a few phones with the SoC. You would expect Samsung to have the best implementation of the Exynos 7420, which doesn’t seem to be the case here.
Another interesting fact is that all of the top 10 spots (highest scoring devices) are taken either by Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 powered phones!