Benchmark scoring apps do serve a purpose besides bragging rights for certain smartphone owners. They can help manufacturers determine whether software changes will impact a handset for better or worse. Benchmark apps can also be used by smartphone makers to determine how their phones fare against the competition.
The upcoming Moto X30 Pro tops the AnTuTu benchmark standings
But what the Benchmark tests can’t score are the phone owner’s tastes. For example, someone might prefer Android to iOS, be attracted to the special Google features found on the Pixel 6 Pro, or have the ability to get a first shot at most Android updates. So while these benchmark apps will give you a numerical response that you might consider to be a scoreboard, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the higher scoring is the best one for YOU.
Render of the upcoming Moto X30 Pro
The AnTuTu benchmark test measures a phone’s CPU (Central Processing Unit), GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), memory, and the handset’s UX (user experience). The latter is determined by measuring data processing, data security, image processing, and certain video tasks. Remember that the benchmark app is looking at processing power in the form of speed. The app can’t measure the quality of video playbacks or audio streams as that is best left up to the user to decide.
A gaming phone currently has the highest Android AnTuTu score
Motorola has been on a tear lately and has moved up to become (with its parent company Lenovo) the third-largest smartphone manufacturer globally and in the United States. With the Moto X30 Pro, Motorola hopes to deliver a challenger to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Motorola turns to social media to promote the AnTuTu score for the Moto X30 Pro
The currently top-ranked Android phones include the Red Magic 7 gaming phone (1,046,552), the Vivo X80 (1,000,443), Motorola Edge 30 Pro (1,000,443), Mi 12 Pro (989,730), and the Vivo X80 Pro (987,693). Leading the iOS/iPadOS list are the two variants of the fifth-generation iPad Pro. The 12.9-inch model scored 1,203,916 while the 11-inch model weighed in at 1,180,184. This is followed by the latest iPad Air tablet (1,079,942). The first iPhone on the list is the fifth-ranked iPhone 13 Pro Max (830,180).