AnTuTu’s monthly ranking has just been released, and the iQOO 9 Pro wins the most powerful smartphone award for January 2022. It is followed by the standard iQOO 9 and the realme GT2 Pro, all two powered by the latest Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. On the mid-range side, the iQOO Z5 takes first place.
It’s been several days since the month of January ended. For AnTuTu, it is therefore time for the traditional assessment of the most powerful smartphones of this beginning of the year. 2021 had ended up crowning the Black Shark 4S Pro from Xiaomi and, more generally, the Snapdragon 888+ which propelled most of the ranking. Things moved quite a bit in January, largely due to the arrival on the market of Qualcomm’s new flagship: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Indeed, out of the top 10 in the ranking, no less than 7 smartphones are equipped with the latest processor. This is the case for the big winner of the month, theIQOO 9 Pro in version 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Full card moreover for the manufacturer, who manages to place his IQOO 9 standard in second place on the podium. The latter is completed by the Realme GT 2 Pro, also with a score exceeding one million points.
IQOO also dominates the mid-range with the IQOO Z5
OnePlus also makes an appearance with the OnePlus 10 Pro, followed closely by the Xiaomi 12 Pro. The top 10 ends with three smartphones equipped with the Snapdragon 888+, including the Black Shark 4 S Pro, which therefore plummets compared to the previous month. If the change is in order for premium smartphones, the situation is quite different on the mid-range side.
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Indeed, no other processor has appeared in this segment since the end of 2022. Also, theiQOO Z5 maintains its first place in the standings. He is joined on the podium on Honor 60 Pro and Oppo Reno 7. Note that the Snapdragon 778G powers no less than 8 smartphones in this top 10. Finally, as always, remember that AnTuTu takes the Chinese market into account first in its benchmark.