Dimensity 9300 Loses Its Lead Against Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 in AnTuTu Flagship Ranking of March 2024

Ever since the launch of the Oppo Find X7, MediaTek’s Dimensity 9300 has been topping the AnTuTu flagship charts. The SoC has been holding the first position for the last few months. But in the AnTuTu flagship ranking of March 2024, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 finally pulled ahead.

To be specific, the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro, with the flagship Snapdragon chipset, has finally beat the Oppo Find X7. Yes, the difference between the first and second phones isn’t significant. But it’s the first time in three months that a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3-equipped phone has made it to the first place. In the previous AnTuTu flagship lists, it’s the Dimensity 9300 that has dominated over the others.

AnTuTu Flagship Ranking March 2024 – A Closer Look at the Scores

So, in the latest performance smartphone list by AnTuTu, the ROG Phone 8 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 got an average of 21,41,448 points. To compare, the Oppo Find X7 with Dimensity 9300 got an average of 21,38,119 points. This means the score difference between the two is around .15%.

Asus Rog Phone 8 gaming smartphone

As mentioned earlier, this .15% lead may not seem much, but it’s a big win for Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. This also shows that Asus has tuned the ROG Phone 8 Pro correctly. It stands as a good pick for a gaming smartphone. But, yes, this loss for Dimensity 9300 may not be a big deal for the MediaTek flagship. After all, the difference is just 0.15%, and it can regain its lead in the next month’s AnTuTu flagship ranking update.

MediaTek Dimensity 9300

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As for the other phones, the rankings stay more or less the same. We are still seeing the iQOO 12 holding the third spot with an average score of 21,10,595 points. This shows that the phone is a good pick for those who want consistent performance. In the fourth position, the new AnTuTu flagship ranking list still has the RedMagic 9 Pro+. Note that both of these phones pack the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3.

iQOO 12

The fifth position is held by the vivo X100 Pro. That flagship smartphone gets an average of 20,88,853 points. All these phones have held onto the same rankings since the last update. As they are on the top five list, these are the phones that you would want to check out if you want high raw performance. The entire flagship phone list is attached below for you to check out the scores of the top 10 phones.

March 2024 AnTuTu flagship list

But Benchmark Scores Aren’t Everything

AnTuTu benchmark scores give you a good idea of how powerful the hardware is inside. But it’s just one of the many metrics that you should consider when purchasing a phone. Alongside a high score, a well-performing phone should also perform well in day-to-day tasks. That includes running regular apps smoothly, taking good photos, and managing calls.

In addition, you should also see if the battery life of the smartphone is reliable or not. A phone can be first in AnTuTu’s flagship ranking, but it may not even last for three hours. Among other important aspects to consider are build quality, display, speakers, and price point. But, yes, AnTuTu’s performance score does stand as a good starting point to find your next phone. So, don’t entirely neglect it.

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