AnTuTu Benchmark usually releases the top 10 fan-favorite smartphones every month. For the month of December, the device with more praise in the Chinese market is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. This smartphone has been a favorite device for users for some time. Interestingly, another Samsung smartphone, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is in the second position. The data for this ranking comes from AnTuTu’s evaluation, collected from October 1st to October 31st, 2021.
While the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is first with 97.25%, the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is a distant second with 93.14%. Redmi Note 11 Pro+ which was third last month retained its third position with a rating of 92.86%. In addition to the above three models, other models from fourth to tenth includes Huawei P50 Pro (92.75%), Vivo S10 Pro (92.67%), Huawei Mate 40 Pro (92.45%), iQOO Z5 (92.45%), Honor Magic3 (92.43%), Honor Magic3 Pro (92.14%), and the Oppo K9 Pro 5G (91.54%).
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 Nevertheless, thanks to the powerful comprehensive configuration, it is still not out of date.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. 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.
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. Huawei P50 Pro
This smartphone comes with a 6.6-inch OLED display that supports a resolution of 1228 x 2700 pixels (~450 PPI density). Under the hood, we have a Kirin 9000 5nm chip that supports 5G. However, it is important to note that the Huawei P50 Pro can only use this device with 4G network. In addition to the Kirin 9000, some models of this device use the Snapdragon 888 4G SoC. This chip is also a 5nm processor that supports only 4G. This means that the Huawei P50 Pro does not support 5G connectivity.
In addition to the processors, this flagship smartphone also has up to 12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB of internal storage. On the rear, it uses a quad camera setup. It has a 50MP main camera, a 13MP (ultrawide), 64MP periscope telephoto, and a 40MP black and white sensor. To keep its lights on, this device uses a 4360 mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging, and 50W wireless fast charging. This flagship smartphone is the first device to come with HarmonyOS 2 out-of-the-box. Of course, it does not support Google Mobile Services.
5. Vivo S10 Pro
The Vivo S10 Pro comes with a 6.44 inch AMOLED display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate and resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. This smartphone comes with the Dimensity 1100 SoC (Mali-G77 MC9 GPU) and supports 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It uses a triple rear camera setup. It has a 108MP main camera with 8MP (ultrawide), 2MP (macro) sensors. To keep its lights on, this device uses a 4050 mAh battery that supports 44W fast charging.
6. 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
7. iQOO Z5
The iQOO Z5 is a 2021 mid-range smartphone and it comes with befitting features. First off, this smartphone comes with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display that supports a 120Hz refresh rate. This device has a screen-to-body ratio of 85% and has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. Under the hood, this device comes with a Snapdragon 778G 5G coupled with up to 8GB / 12GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of internal storage. On the rear, it has a triple camera setup, that includes a 64MP wide-angle, 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro sensor. The battery size is 5000 mAh and it supports 44W wired fast charging.
8 & 9. Honor Magic3 & Honor Magic3 Pro
The Honor Magic3 series is the company’s first post-Huawei flagship smartphone. The most interesting part of the software of this device is that it will run Google’s popular software and apps at their full capacity. This means that the Honor Magic3 series will have Google Mobile Services, as well as popular Google apps. Of course, this includes the Google Play Store and Gmail. With these additions, Honor had a major morale booster with its software preparation. Apparently, these smartphones do not just support GMS, the system is also fluent.
Recall that Honor has been an integral part of Huawei’s success. In fact, outside China, Honor had more influence than its parent company, Huawei. One of the reasons why Honor had so much influence was its operating system. After the sales of Honor, the company retained all its team. The only difference is that it is no longer under the control of Huawei. Thus, it is not a surprise that this company is on this list, Its software team is still doing a marvelous job. Of course, Honor is still a step behind the likes of Samsung and Apple. Nevertheless, the company system is doing quite well.
Honor Magic3 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 888 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.
10. Oppo K9 Pro 5G
OPPO K9 5G was released in September of last year, with a starting price of 2199 yuan ($346). This smartphone comes with a Dimensity 1200 5G processor and features a 120Hz AMOLED screen. Furthermore, this device also supports 60W 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.