Chinese software benchmarking tool usually releases the top 10 fan-favorite smartphones every month. For the month of November, the benchmark has since released its list. In the first position, we have the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. This smartphone has been a favorite device for users for some time. Second on the list is the Oppo K9 5G while in the third position, we have the Redmi Note 11 Pro+.
In addition to the above models, Meizu 18, Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Huawei Mate 40 Pro, Black Shark gaming phone 4S, Honor Magic 3, and Oppo K9 Pro 5G takes fourth to tenth position in the top 10 list of fan-favorite smartphones. The data for this ranking comes from AnTuTu’s evaluation, collected from October 1st to October 31st, 2021. However, this data is from the Chinese smartphone market only.
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
In terms of specific models, Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra is the old model released last year. Nevertheless, thanks to the powerful comprehensive configuration, it is still not out of date. In addition, Chinese buyers of Samsung are all diehard fans. It is not a surprise that this smartphone still ranks first in the list of fan-favorite smartphones.
This device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC. It uses a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate and 1440 x 3088 pixel resolution. In addition, it has 12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB of internal storage. On the rear, it has a triple camera setup with a 108MP main sensor. Furthermore, this device comes with a 4,500 mAh battery that supports a 25W fast charge.
2. Oppo K9 5G
OPPO K9 5G was released in May of this year, with a starting price of 1999 yuan. This smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 768G processor and features a 90Hz Samsung OLED screen. Furthermore, this device also supports 65W wired fast charging, and a 64MP main camera in its triple rear camera setup. It is indeed a mid-range smartphone that exceeds the comprehensive level.
3. Redmi Note 11 Pro+
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is the latest top device from the Redmi Note series. The reason why Redmi Note 11 Pro+ can be on the list of fan-favorite smartphones is inseparable from the 120W wired fast charging. As a mid-range model, it is the first to be equipped with the flagship 100W charging. This charging capacity delivers a full charge in just 10 minutes. This is way faster than many flagship smartphone charging power in the industry. In addition, this device comes with a 120W charger, it can only be said that Redmi is a genuine and cost-effective brand.
4. Meizu 18
The Meizu 18 series 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. The Meizu 18 series also supports a 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Furthermore, it comes with SGS low blue light eye protection certification. This display also intelligently adjusts depending on the environmental color temperature to provide a more natural display.
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The Meizu 18 comes with the top-notch and latest flagship Snapdragon 888 processor. This device also supports LPDDR5 RAM, UFS3.1 storage, and WiFi 6E. Furthermore, it support NFC, dual speakers, horizontal linear motor, mEngine 4.0 tactile engine, mBack 2.0, Meizu Pay, and OneMind 5.0. The Meizu 18 supports up to 12GB LPPD5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 flash memory. This device also uses a large-area VC liquid cooling radiator.
The Meizu 18 comes with a 20MP front camera that supports face unlock, screen fill light, backlight selfie, and front super night view. On the rear, it supports a triple rear camera with a 64MP Sony IMX682 main sensor. It also supports a 16MP wide-angle macro lens (Samsung S5K3P9SX sensor) as well as an 8MP camera. Under the hood, there is a 4000 mAh battery that supports 36W Super mCharge fast charging, up to 30W fast charging with a bright screen, and can charge 80% of the power in 33 minutes.
5. Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
The Oppo Reno6 Pro comes with a 6.55 inch AMOLED display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate and resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. One of its selling points is its slim and light design, measuring 7.6mm in thickness with a weight of 177g. This smartphone comes with the Dimensity 1200 SoC (Mali-G77 GPU) and supports 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS 2.1 (global) / UFS 3.1 (China) storage. It uses a quad-rear camera setup. It has a 64MP main camera with 8MP (ultrawide), 2MP (macro), and 2MP (depth) sensors. To keep its lights on, this device uses a 4500 mAh battery that supports 65W fast charging and reverse charging. Other features include 5G wireless connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2, and ColorOS 11.3 (Android 11).
6. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is the company’s latest flagship smartphone. This device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. It uses a 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate and 1440 x 3200 pixel resolution. In addition, it has 12GB/16GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. On the rear, it has a quad-camera setup with a 108MP main sensor that supports 8K videos. Furthermore, this device comes with a 5,000 mAh battery that supports a 25W fast charge, 15W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.
7. Huawei Mate 40 Pro
Before you fall in love with any Huawei device presently, it’s important to know that it does not come with Google Mobile Services. This means that you can have access to Google Play Store. No Gmail, Google Map, YouTube, nothing. Thus, if you are living outside China, you may want to think about this before you consider this device. Although Huawei has HMS, which is supposed to be an alternative for GMS, it is not quite at GMS’s level and is still lacking some relevant apps. However, if GMS is not a problem, this smartphone has some interesting specs
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. As of now, there are not many smartphones with 40W wireless charging capacity in the industry.
The other devices that complete this top 10 list of fan-favorite smartphones are Black Shark gaming phone 4S, Honor Magic 3, and Oppo K9 Pro 5G