Benchmarks: Xiaomi Redmi Pro (in its 4GB RAM Helio X25 avatar)


The Xiaomi Redmi Pro is arguably the ‘hottest’ smartphone in the Chinese market right now, with top spec and a dual-rear camera (a first for Xiaomi).

The phone only launched in China last night (alongside the Xiaomi laptop) and is yet to go on sale in any market. That said, the excitement around the device is pretty darn high. We got hold of some screenshots allegedly from the Helio X25 version with 4GB RAM… screenshots of the phone’s AnTuTu score.

If you don’t want to go through the pictures (which also contain the hardware info about the phone) and just want to know the score, let me pull off a TL;DR for you: 91,719 points.

Quite clearly, this isn’t the highest for a Helio X25 phone. For instance, the Le 2 scores around 2,000 points more. Again, you can probably thank the not-so-optimised MIUI ROM on the Redmi Pro for it; it should be able to breach the 100k mark in a couple of months if done right.

Xiaomi Redmi Pro Benchmarks

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38 Comments

  1. Hakim Farouk
    July 28, 2016

    Meizu pro6 is benched higher than I thought. Not bad at all. Review coming from pro6 soon Yash?

    • July 28, 2016

      Martin was supposed to get the Pro6, will check with him and let you know

  2. Marius Cirsta
    July 28, 2016

    Let’s always keep in mind that benchmark results, particularly Antutu are usually rigged and manufacturers often do different tricks to get a higher Antutu score ( but not better actual performance )

    • Hakim Farouk
      July 28, 2016

      I saw on android authority’s unit hands on video with 98k antutu tho. Higher that 96k, so, I don’t think that’s the case here.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH48gvKuh9s

      • Marius Cirsta
        July 28, 2016

        It’s not about who performs the benchmarks but what the manufacturer puts in the ROM to cheat on benchmarks.
        I had an InFocus phone that would only fail when running Antutu. Nothing else would make it reboot, no matter how I stressed it but Antutu would kill it.
        They put in all kinds of cheats when doing the ROM and this is often the so called “optimizations”. They’re optimizations just for the benchmarks not real world performance.
        Tricks include temporarily doing an unsafe overclock ( and one that can’t be maintained for a long period ), cheating on 3D rendering quality and much more probably

        • Hakim Farouk
          July 28, 2016

          Well, to be honest though, that’s Infocus. But I tend to have higher regards on more major brands that in my own opinion, from my own usage experiences with their devices. Example, my current Mi5, I flashed Cynogenmod 13 on it and the Antutu is not far off from the original MIUI, Infact, you’ll get a better antutu reading in some cases. I had the Meizu Note back then too and flashed to a custom rom, I remember the Antutu benchmark not being far off. But I guess it could still happen tho. Thanks for warning me about Infocus. haha

          • balcobomber25
            July 28, 2016

            There have been companies that had admitted to cheating Antutu for larger scores.

          • Marius Cirsta
            July 28, 2016

            Yes , you’re right about this. Still I wouldn’t really care about 2000 Antutu points more or less. I think the only thing Antutu or other benchmarks are really useful for is to place it in a performance category.
            A 30K Antutu will surely perform much worse than a 60K scoring one. The difference between the 60K scoring and the 65K scoring one though is not enough for you to notice as a user.

  3. Hakim Farouk
    July 28, 2016

    Meizu pro6 is benched higher than I thought. Not bad at all. Hands on review coming from pro6 soon Yash?

    • Yash Garg
      July 28, 2016

      Martin was supposed to get the Pro6, will check with him and let you know

  4. Marius Cirsta
    July 28, 2016

    Let’s always keep in mind that benchmark results, particularly Antutu are usually rigged and manufacturers often do different tricks to get a higher Antutu score ( but not better actual performance )

    • Hakim Farouk
      July 28, 2016

      I saw on android authority’s unit hands on video with 98k antutu tho. Higher that 96k, so, I don’t think that’s the case here.

    • Marius Cirsta
      July 28, 2016

      It’s not about who performs the benchmarks but what the manufacturer puts in the ROM to cheat on benchmarks.
      I had an InFocus phone that would only fail when running Antutu. Nothing else would make it reboot, no matter how I stressed it but Antutu would kill it.
      They put in all kinds of cheats when doing the ROM and this is often the so called “optimizations”. They’re optimizations just for the benchmarks not real world performance.
      Tricks include temporarily doing an unsafe overclock ( and one that can’t be maintained for a long period ), cheating on 3D rendering quality and much more probably

    • Hakim Farouk
      July 28, 2016

      Well, to be honest though, that’s Infocus. But I tend to have higher regards on more major brands that in my own opinion, from my own usage experiences with their devices. Example, my current Mi5, I flashed Cynogenmod 13 on it and the Antutu is not far off from the original MIUI, Infact, you’ll get a better antutu reading in some cases. I had the Meizu Note back then too and flashed to a custom rom, I remember the Antutu benchmark not being far off. But I guess it could still happen tho. Thanks for warning me about Infocus. haha

    • balcobomber25
      July 28, 2016

      There have been companies that had admitted to cheating Antutu for larger scores.

    • Marius Cirsta
      July 28, 2016

      Yes , you’re right about this. Still I wouldn’t really care about 2000 Antutu points more or less. I think the only thing Antutu or other benchmarks are really useful for is to place it in a performance category.
      A 30K Antutu will surely perform much worse than a 60K scoring one. The difference between the 60K scoring and the 65K scoring one though is not enough for you to notice as a user.

  5. Marco Lancaster
    July 28, 2016

    Looks like I found a new daily driver… Will wait for reviews for sure, and see if there is any Qualcomm variant coming (if they plan to launch at India), but just because I like custom Roms.

    PS: I don’t care for benchmarks, just expressing my opinion.

  6. Frank Wu
    July 28, 2016

    NFC not supported!!! Why Xiaomi why????

    • balcobomber25
      July 28, 2016

      Not really used much in China.

      • Frank Wu
        July 28, 2016

        If that’s what they are thinking, I can predict their market share will drop further as Android Pay is gaining traction in Asia, Singapore and Australia already up and running and I reckon a couple of Asian countries more will climb on board by the end of the year!!

        • balcobomber25
          July 29, 2016

          NFC really hasn’t gained much traction in China. Even in the US the numbers aren’t that high for people that actually use NFC on a regular basis. Various analytic firms have done studies on NFC adoption rates. The percentage of people that actually use it on a regular basis is between 20- 25%, depending on which firm you use. In China those numbers are much lower. NFC is important to some people but it’s not a feature that will make or break a company.

          • Frank Wu
            July 29, 2016

            I m not saying it will break Xiaomi but it will certainly affect their market share in the mobile industry. Like it or not, contactless payment is the future and if they chose to ignore it, they will be penalized going forward. Living in Singapore, I for one will not get a phone without NFC!

            • balcobomber25
              July 29, 2016

              It may be your future but we are still years away from it being widespread if at all.

            • Frank Wu
              July 30, 2016
            • balcobomber25
              July 30, 2016

              So you post an article that confirms everything I have been saying? Thank you?

              “According to a recent Accenture survey, while 52% of North Americans are “extremely aware” of mobile payments, only 18% use them on a regular basis.”

            • Mantas
              July 30, 2016

              Living 4 years in China i rarely see any spots for NFC. Nonetheles, mobile payments here are very popular (I would say even more popular than in Europe) but are done through QR codes using Alipay, Wechat pay and other platforms. I dont think NFC eill catch on here as the QR system is already dominating

  7. Marco Lancaster
    July 28, 2016

    Looks like I found a new daily driver… Will wait for reviews for sure, and see if there is any Qualcomm variant coming (if they plan to launch at India), but just because I like custom Roms.

    PS: I don’t care for benchmarks, just expressing my opinion.

  8. Frank Wu
    July 28, 2016

    NFC not supported!!! Why Xiaomi why????

    • balcobomber25
      July 28, 2016

      Not really used much in China.

    • Frank Wu
      July 29, 2016

      If that’s what they are thinking, I can predict their market share will drop further as Android Pay is gaining traction in Asia, Singapore and Australia already up and running and I reckon a couple of Asian countries more will climb on board by the end of the year!!

    • balcobomber25
      July 29, 2016

      NFC really hasn’t gained much traction in China. Even in the US the numbers aren’t that high for people that actually use NFC on a regular basis. Various analytic firms have done studies on NFC adoption rates. The percentage of people that actually use it on a regular basis is between 20- 25%, depending on which firm you use. In China those numbers are much lower. NFC is important to some people but it’s not a feature that will make or break a company.

    • Frank Wu
      July 30, 2016

      I m not saying it will break Xiaomi but it will certainly affect their market share in the mobile industry. Like it or not, contactless payment is the future and if they chose to ignore it, they will be penalized going forward. Living in Singapore, I for one will not get a phone without NFC!

    • balcobomber25
      July 30, 2016

      It may be your future but we are still years away from it being widespread if at all.

    • Frank Wu
      July 30, 2016
    • balcobomber25
      July 30, 2016

      So you post an article that confirms everything I have been saying? Thank you?

      “According to a recent Accenture survey, while 52% of North Americans are “extremely aware” of mobile payments, only 18% use them on a regular basis.”

    • Mantas
      July 30, 2016

      Living 4 years in China i rarely see any spots for NFC. Nonetheles, mobile payments here are very popular (I would say even more popular than in Europe) but are done through QR codes using Alipay, Wechat pay and other platforms. I dont think NFC eill catch on here as the QR system is already dominating

  9. Luis Amaral
    July 29, 2016

    Is the camera better than the note 3 pro?
    Also what lte bands does it comes with?

  10. Luis Amaral
    July 29, 2016

    Is the camera better than the note 3 pro?
    Also what lte bands does it comes with?