iPhone 7 tops 2016 smartphone performance chart

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Apple's A10X Fusion chip continues to impress.
Photo: AnTuTu

Benchmark specialists AnTuTu have put together a chart that highlights 2016’s top performing smartphones, and it’s no surprise to see iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus right at the top of it.

Apple’s latest handsets grabbed the first and second spots with the highest benchmark scores, followed by the OnePlus 3T. There’s no sign of a Samsung device in the top ten.

Apple’s A-series processors have been wowing us with stellar performance every year since the original A4 made its debut in the first iPad in 2010. They outperform rival mobile chips from the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung, despite fewer cores and slower clock speeds.

The A10 Fusion inside iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is Apple’s best processor yet, with an all-new architecture that offers twice the speed and three times the graphics performance of iPhone 6. It’s also more efficient than ever before, allowing for better battery life.

In AnTuTu benchmark tests, the iPhone 7 Plus achieves a score of 181,316, while iPhone 7 clocks in at 172,001. In comparison, the fastest Android-powered handset, the OnePlus 3T, achieves a score of 163,013, while the fourth-placed LeEco Le Pro3 scores 159,911.

These are obviously average scores, and they’re reliable ones; AnTuTu only included handsets that were tested at least 2,000 times with its benchmarking apps.

Android vendors have quite a bit of catching up to do, then. Samsung, Apple’s biggest rival in the mobile space, doesn’t even have a device in the top ten. Even if you take iOS devices out of the list and focus on Android handsets only, Samsung still doesn’t appear.

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Samsung is missing even without the iPhone.
Photo: AnTuTu

If we focus exclusive on iOS devices, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro tops the chart with a score of 194,838, followed by the iPhone 7 Plus. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro just about outpaces the iPhone score of 172,140 to snatch third place, while iPhone 6s Plus is in fifth, scoring 138,159.

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  • jOn Garrett

    Yawn,

    • Scr-U-gle

      It’s just shows how little you know; the iPhone 6s is twice as fast as any drone phone available now or on this list, that is in real world usage test.

      And what are these ‘sensors’ you have just made up that make no difference to cpu/gpu performance? Just as I thought they are a figment of your imagination.

      Just for reference: iPad Pro more pixels than any drone phone, wider colour gamut than any drone phone, with the same cpu as the iPhone 7, still out performs every drone phone on the market, even last years iPhone 6s still has double the performance of any Samboom device.

      Drone devices, so powerful Google can not update any hardware over 24 months old.

      What a joke drone is. No wonder Andy Rubin left.

      • Domino67

        Drone? Are DJI making drones that are phones?

        For the record the real life speed tests are usually pretty close on flagship phones……opening 15 apps twice over is not real world.

        The only place where apple phones are faster is opening up graphic intensive games.

        Everyday apps open about the same name on all of them.

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      • Scr-U-gle

        …because no one opens an app, go to another and then back rob the first app!

        I suggest you come into this decade and have a look at something like a flagshit Samboom Not 7 or the just as explosive S7, both are 50% slower than the iPhone 6s when it comes to computational tasks like LapseIt app.

        Have you forgotten that all drone phones (phones for drones) get slower as you use them.

      • Domino67

        What is a drone phone?

      • Scr-U-gle

        A phone used by drones, its in the name A’drone

    • Demir

      Funny

    • Carqueen22

      8 months from now? Wow, what is that in phone years? 2 or 3 years

    • Docservlet

      Awww…. look at sad fandroid

    • Duel

      typical android boy who don’t have any clue what he talking about, resolution does very small difference in CPU related tasks, only thing where that resolution makea difference is GPU gaming.

      I can bet that if new upcoming iPhone going to get android kind resolution is still going to be fastest, juat like every iPhone every year.

    • Mac2020

      Yawn… your comment makes me feel sleepy. Is there anything new you could say? It’s getting very boring all this gloom and doom predictions about Apple.

      • jOn Garrett

        So why read it? Why comment? Move along, there’s nothing to see here.

      • Docservlet

        Why are you reading and commenting here? Are you actually trying to be a troll?

    • tiger

      Ignorance runs deep with this one….

      (Hint: these benchmarks run at the same resolution for all phones)

      • Duel

        Haha, good one :D

      • jOn Garrett

        Are you his B!tch or what?

      • Docservlet

        We certainly know what you are.

      • jOn Garrett

        They run these with single or dual core with apps designed for single and dual core.

        None are ever run with Android phones maxed out with all 8 cores so the “tests” are stacked in the iPhones favor–which is why when you read about them from non biased sources they always tell you that.

        Whose ignorant now?

      • Docservlet

        LOL….you’re still ignorant. Even the multicore scores reflect your ignorance.

      • tiger

        Oh no. You’re an idiot.

        Are you talking CPU or GPU?

        Geek bench does multi-thread CPU tests.

        Name me an app on Android that uses EIGHT CPU CORES at one time.

        Name just one.

        You SHOULD stop talking. You have no idea what you’re talking about….

  • Carqueen22

    Sorry but the iPhone plus 7 picture quality sucks
    Camera-wise when you want to zoom up on a object or person or whatever

    • Scr-U-gle

      Know-nothing winkle-bag.

      Don’t tell me, digital zoom on your Samboom is better than an optical zoom now?

  • Carqueen22

    Well everyone has their own opinions Sc-U-gle. Respect theirs or you will never know when someone just might throw some dirt in your face that you find you cannot get off!

  • Carqueen22

    Cannot wait to see what so called game changer phone

  • Carqueen22

    If you ask me ZTE Axon 7 picture quality blows Apple away! Processor, picture quality, etc, and above all the PRICE

    • tiger

      LOL!!! Processor? Camera?!! Hahaha

  • Carqueen22

    And where’s Blackberry in all this?

  • jaffa99

    Cool, my MotoZ gets 82% of the performance of the iphone7+ while driving nealy twice as many pixles. And despite having the same screen size as the 7+ the MotoZ is 68% of the volume and weight. Oh yeah, and half the price.

    • Duel

      Pixels does very small difference in CPU if any so that’s just lame excuse from android boys.

      Let’s see if iPhone 8 resolution going to rise to level those android phones, i bet it still going to be fastest.

      • jaffa99

        Since I never run benchmarks I’ll never notice the slightly lower processing power.

      • Duel

        Sure you don’t because you have never owned better :)

      • jaffa99

        True, it’s the best phone I’ve ever had.

        The great thing about it is how good the cellular reception is, when we’re travelling my wife frequently connects her Apple fashion phone to the wi-fi hotspot on my phone because she can’t get a reliable signal, even though we’re on the same network.

      • Duel

        Never had any cellular problems with iPhone, last time i had those was 90’s, but what i wouldn’t know because our country have best coverage in the world.

      • jaffa99

        Yes agreed, her phone is satisfactory where there’s good coverage, and shyte when out of town.

      • Docservlet

        Are you sure you have a wife or are you just creating this yarn to prove your pathetic point?

      • jaffa99

        Yep, sure.

      • ciderrules

        You mean since you only use Facebook and Twitter you never notice. For those of us using iPhones and the far more powerful Apps in The App Store you can definitely notice.

      • jaffa99

        I’m a 48 years old straight man, I don’t do socila media, that’s for kids, women and gays. No, you’re right I don’t use powerful apps on my phone – I have better things to do.

      • Duel

        ” have better things to do.”

        Sure.., like spend time in sites about phone which you don’t even use :)

      • jaffa99

        It’s a hobby, something that relaxes me.

      • Duel

        You feel relaxed when people make fun of you?

      • jaffa99

        I think it’s amusing when people get agitated because someone doesn’t love the brand that they love.

      • ciderrules

        Social media is for gays? So you’re a POS homophobe?

      • Duel

        Didn’t knew mark zuckerberg is gay, maybe i should write about this scandal to some newspaper

      • jaffa99

        Homophobe, why? For saying gays?

        I said kids and women too. Am I a kidphobe? And a Womanphobe? I have a wife and kids you numpty.

      • ciderrules

        Still a POS.

      • jaffa99

        Not a homophobe though. Fair enough.

        I am right about the gays and social media though, they go crazy for that stuff.

      • ciderrules

        No. You’re a POS and a homophobe. You mention gays in many of your comments in derogatory fashions. That makes you a POS.

      • jaffa99

        I have nothing against gays, I’ve have a very good friend for nearly thirty years who is a gay.

        They do like social media more than straight men – that’s a fact. As do women and kids.

      • ciderrules

        Who are you trying to fool? You’ve been outed and that’s the final word. Welcome to the Ignore List, you POS.

      • jaffa99

        I said “kids, women and gays”,

        No kids are complaining, no women are calling me names, just you. Get over it.

        Did I just have the final word?

      • endriklos977

        Dude, —- you, apple’s store doesn’t have more powerful apps, I would guess the opposite. I mean, android has a lot of VR apps, and because of the simpler way to post apps, a bigger variety of apps. I’d also argue that iPhone users use more social media than android users. I don’t see my friends playing games on their iPhones that often, except for the short-lasting pokemon go trend. Also, POS means piece of s*it, not some word for gay haters. He literally meant that gay people use social media more, I don’t know if it’s a fact, but it’s his opinion and that doesn’t make him a pos. But I did look at his comments so that was worthless – he has said that “iPhones are for women and gays”.
        You have to agree though – android is a much more versatile platform – you can have a bad android phone, you can have a good one – you can have an Android app that needs a powerful device, you can have one that doesn’t. Stop shitting on it. I can probably find loads of apps that run worse on the iPhone than on android.
        As for the benchmark – what do we know? Maybe Apple is faking the results? But that’s just speculation.

      • ciderrules

        Isn’t that cute. Too scared to use your real account do you created a brand-new one just to post this drivel. Sorry the superiority of Apples A Series processors and the Apps that take advantage of them upset you do much.

      • endriklos977

        Joined Dec 8, 2013, just haven’t posted anything yet :/ I wouldn’t be too scared to use my real account, also, if you don’t believe me, look around for my username, I use it on a lot of sites.

      • tiger

        Yet on HD games, Android is notorious for frame drops…even with same resolution.

      • jaffa99

        I said kids, women and gays, it’s quite a large portion on society, I’m hardly marginalising them.

      • endriklos977

        Show me the graphs.

      • tiger

        Have you told them that you’re gay?

        Most homophobes are actually gay in closet. Just saying.

      • jaffa99

        Most? I doubt that.

        I’m not a homophobe but if I start turning gay I’ll be sure to get an iphone so everyone knows.

      • tiger

        It is just fair for your “wife” and kids to know dude…or miss….

      • jaffa99

        Thank you for your concern, if it happens I’ll be sure to let them know.

      • tiger

        Sooner the better….

      • jaffa99

        I tried it once but had to give it up because it made my eyes water.

      • Docservlet

        I guess 40% of American iPhone must be kids, women and gays. Japan has 53% of them.

        IPhone demographics consist of wealthier and better educated consumers. Meanwhile Android consists of lower education and lower wealth individuals consisting mostly of sociopathic men. You seem to fit that Android mold quite nicely.

      • jaffa99

        It kills me when iphone fans claim their phone is a sign of their ‘wealth’, lol you dropped 800 bucks on a gadget and it makes you feel wealthy, that’s almost as hilarious as it is sad.

      • Docservlet

        It’s pathetic that you actually lack so much intelligence that you don’t actually understand what I wrote.

      • tiger

        Try playing HD games or run apps with lots of processing (video editing).

      • endriklos977

        That completely and i repeat COMPLETELY depends on the device. Who even does video editing on their device though? Why? Also, in my experience, they run great. And I don’t have a flagship device. HD games run smooth on my xperia Z3. My friends iPhone 6 had the same performance when we were playing Pokemon GO for instance.

      • tiger

        Go to Gamebench . net

        Read their blog.

        One of the blog is about Super Mario Run…but at the bottom of that blog is this:

        “Sonic Dash 2, which has long been available for Android, runs at just 36fps even on the high-end HTC 10, producing a noticeably laggy and uneven feel. If a better benchmark is needed anywhere, it’s on Android.”

      • jaffa99

        More benchmarking lol.

      • jaffa99

        Your phone has a lower resolution screen, bigger body, poor cellular reception, awful battery life but hey it benchmarks really well – lol.

      • jaffa99

        I guess this only applies to the iphone plus, since the iphone minus isn’t HD.

      • tiger

        You’re an idiot. LOL

        Learn what HD means first….

      • jaffa99

        I guess you think it means 720p while everyone else knows it means 1080p

        Minimum.

      • Docservlet

        Your phone has horrible graphics benchmarks. Maybe one day you’ll figure this out.

      • jaffa99

        No, I never will because I never run benchmarks and since real-world performance is just fine why would I?

      • Docservlet

        “No, I never will because I never run benchmarks and since real-world performance is just fine why would I?”
        Obviously to you ignorance is bliss.

        “I think benchmarks are for insecure people to reassure themselves, they serve no other purpose.”
        Well that’s a rather an odd and insecure thing to say but you’ve proven to be consistent.

      • tiger

        Learn that resolution is not everything. But, again, let’s compare 1080p if you want…iPhone 7 + vs. everyone else. Gaming is leagues ahead of everyone else on iPhone 7 +

      • jaffa99

        “resolution is not everything”

        lol, yes I remember the iphags saying that when the ‘retina’ display was launched – short memories.

  • StevieWelles

    Where do the Pixels stack up?

    • tiger

      Bottom of barrel.