A few weeks ago, AnTuTu released its October Android smartphone fan favorite list. This list shows that Samsung is still quite popular in the Android market. This is to be expected as the company remains the top smartphone brand globally. Samsung smartphones take the first two spots while Vivo is in the third position. The remaining seven slots are occupied by Meizu, iQOO Oppo, Honor, and Huawei. The ranking data is from AnTuTu was collected from October 1st to October 31st, 2021. Furthermore, this list considers the fan-favorite smartphones in the Chinese market only. This explains why Huawei has two spots on the list.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
Fan Rating: 97.23%
The first model on the fan-favorite smartphone list is the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra. This smartphone has been in the top three on the fan-favorite smartphones list for a long time. Although it is an old (2020) flagship smartphone, this device comes with enough hardware to guarantee a top spot. It also has a 2K high refresh screen and supports a 120Hz high refresh. Although, both can not be active simultaneously, the screen of this smartphone is still excellent.
There are probably two reasons why its fan rating is so high. One is that the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is premium which is the case in almost every generation of Samsung Galaxy flagships. The other is that the configuration is still sufficient and there is no problem in maintaining the smoothness of the system.
2. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Fan Rating: 93.34%
In second position on the fan-favorite smartphones list is another Samsung device, Galaxy S21 Ultra. This seems to be the first time that this device is entering the top three on this list. Before the launch of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Galaxy S20 Ultra has always been on the fan-favorite list. Relative to the previous generation, this smartphone has changed a lot, especially the rear camera layout. The front of this device comes with an excellent screen quality that supports a 120Hz high refresh rate and HDR10+. Furthermore, the 2K and 120Hz can be active simultaneously.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with the Snapdragon 888 processor. The sales volume of the Galaxy S21 series hit a new high in four years. Of course, its sales and fan-favorite positioning are because of its top configuration.
3. Vivo S10 Pro
Fan Rating: 93.91%
The fan-favorite smartphones list for October has a surprise entry in the third position, This is the Vivo S10 Pro. This smartphone was released back in July and it comes with a notch display. In fact, this device may be the only mainstream Android flagship that comes with a notch design this year. This smartphone is a selfie device as it comes with a 44MP ultra-clear main camera and a 105° ultra-wide-angle lens. The inclusion of a dual soft light makes the selfie camera effect very premium.
This device weighs only 173g which makes it one of the lightest smartphones in the market. The photochromic rear cover and straight-edge metal middle frame give this device a premium appearance. This smartphone comes with the Dimensity 1100 SoC and the configuration is pretty decent.
4. Meizu 18
Fan Rating: 93.72%
The only Meizu smartphone on the fan-favorite smartphones list for October 2020 is Meizu 18. This smartphone is portable, comfortable, and uses a “small and beautiful” design. The Meizu 18 comes with a 6.23-inch Dynamic AMOLED center punch-hole display with a quad-curved screen design. This device supports a 3200 x 1440 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. For the Pro model, it uses a 6.7-inch Samsung E4 AMOLED hyperboloid screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1400. This smartphone also supports a screen refresh rate of 120Hz while the touch sampling rate is 240Hz.
5. iQOO Z5
Fan Rating: 93.33%
Just like Meizu 18, iQOO Z5 is another “lone wolf” on the top 10 AnTuTu fan-favorite smartphones for October 2021. This smartphone runs on Android 11 OS with Funtouch OS 11.1 on top. Moreover, the dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone sports a 6.67-inch display with full HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate, and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. Aside from that, the phone delivers HDR 10 support, DCI-P3 color gamut, and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Under the hood, the phone packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC.
6. Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
Fan Rating: 93.2%
The Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G comes with a 6.55-inch AMOLED panel which supports a Full HD resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Reno6 Pro 5G draws powers from a massive 4,500 mAh battery, with support for 65W SuperVOOC flash charging. The device runs ColorOS 11 based on Android 11, however, a unique Diwali UI is running on top. Under the hood, this smartphone comes with the Dimensity 1200 flagship SoC.
7. Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Fan Rating: 93.11%
The Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes with the 5nm Kirin 9000 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. Furthermore, this device uses a 6.76-inch display that supports 1344 x 2772 pixel resolution as well as a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, there is a 4,200 mAh battery that supports a 66W fast charge, 50W wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging. The battery department is one of the selling points of this smartphone.
8. Honor Magic3
Fan Rating: 92.9%
One of two Honor smartphones on the top 10 fan favorite smartphones for October 2021 is the Honor Magic3. This device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC with an active 5G connectivity. The Magic3 has a 6.76-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels. This display panel also supports a 120Hz refresh rate. It has 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage. Furthermore, this device comes with a 4,600 mAh battery that supports a 66W fast charge.
9. Honor Magic3 Pro
Fan Rating: 92.81%
This device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC with an active 5G connectivity. The Magic3 Pro has a 6.76-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1344 x 2772 pixels. This display panel also supports a 120Hz refresh rate. It has 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage. Furthermore, this device comes with a 4,600 mAh battery that supports a 66W fast charge as well as a 50W wireless fast charge.
10. Oppo K9 Pro 5G
Fan Rating: 92.73%
The last device on the top 10 fan-favorite smartphones list is the Dimensity 1200 SoC. The Oppo K9 Pro uses an AMOLED high-definition large screen with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. This display boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 91.7%. The weight of this smartphone is about 180g, and the thickness is only 8.5mm. The Oppo K9 Pro Dimensity 1200 is a 6nm low-power chip with a maximum clock speed of 3.0GHz. Its performance is 22% better than the previous generation and the efficiency is also 25% better. According to AnTuTu, the running score of this chip hits 710,000 points. Back to the Oppo K9 Pro, it comes with a 4500 mAh battery that supports 60W super flash charging.