Now that the chaos of Mobile World Congress is over, we can all get back to our normal lives. We saw some interesting and great things pop up at the event, least of which were the new flagship devices from a few of the top phone manufacturers. Other things like new accessories for phones and tablets, new wearables and other mobile related products got shown off as well, but the most exciting stuff was arguably the new phones. Since new phones come with new components and new specs, one exciting thing is always putting the new devices through Benchmark tests and getting to see the comparisons of the results. Antutu, a popular Benchmark app and website, has taken the liberty of Benchmarking the shows popular flagships along with some other mid-range and low-end phones, and compared them for our enjoyment.
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Antutu has provided a nifty little image of how well each device has performed, in an easy to see and understand graph setup, which plenty of benchmarking apps do. What might surprise some, is that according to Antutu’s graph information, the Sony Xperia Z2 came out on top, even ahead of the Galaxy S 5. These are just benchmark tests, so they won’t provide as accurate of results as comparing the devices side by side with different things. Still, it’s nice to see according to the data, which devices perform better than others. Also on the graph, we see the benchmarks for the LG G Pro 2 which came in third, HTC’s new Desire 816 which came in 5th, and bringing up the rear was one of Nokia’s first Android powered handsets, the Nokia XL which received a score of 7,733. Just to put that into perspective, the Sony Xperia Z2 got a score of 34,986. It’s important to remember though that the XL isn’t supposed to be a super powerful device. It’s meant for emerging markets and has an inexpensive price point. So for what hardware components it has, it really isn’t that bad.
Some of the devices we haven’t seen on the benchmark listings are HTC’s new flagship The All New One, as well as Oppo’s Find 7 which are both direct competitors to Samsung’s Galaxy S 5. It’ll be interesting to see if either of those pull ahead of the S5 in the benchmark tests as well. Once both The All New One and the Find 7 are announced, we’ll likely see a revision of the benchmark comparisons pop up with those two added in.