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Price-performance winners: The 10 fastest smartphones in 2020


The best of the best at the best price: We put 10 current top smartphones on the benchmark test bench and the performance in relation to the acquisition costs. Which high-end model offers the most for the money?

Anyone who invests in a current high-end smartphone wants to be offered a lot of performance not only today, but very likely also for the next few years. If you look around and compare, you will quickly see that the prices for a device with top equipment could hardly be further apart. A smartphone with a top chipset like the Snapdragon 865 can cost over 1,000 euros, but is also available for less than 500 euros. Anyone who does not place as much value on software gaps, camera quality or display technology as they do on raw computing power can save money – this is also shown in our benchmark test.

In keeping with the tradition of this series of articles, we set the measured values ​​in relation to the street price of the smartphone at the time of publication: How many credit points does the buyer get for each euro invested? For the test, we once again rely on the Antutu benchmark, which summarizes the performance of the CPU, GPU, memory and software in its results.

For the comparison, only Android smartphones that can be bought in German online shops are taken into account. For devices with different memory configurations, we always use the cheapest one.

Since the benchmark provider itself advises against a direct comparison with the iPhone and maintains separate lists for devices with the Google operating system and iOS, we also refrain from doing so. Out of understandable interest, we list the – possibly provisional – measured values ​​for the current Apple smartphones iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro (article: The new Apple models will be cheaper this quickly) in our first overview, but will not go any further on it.

Unsurprisingly, the list of the fastest smartphones is dominated by Chinese manufacturers. In fact, the Asus ROG Phone 3 is a smartphone from Taiwanese production at the top: With almost 650,000 points, the current gaming smartphone can break away from its predecessor and Android throne from last year by almost 150,000 points. Like the Asus smartphone, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is also powered by the Snapdragon 865 in second place, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G (test report), which actually runs with the better Snapdragon 865 Plus, lands in third place. The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (test report) with Exynos 990 takes last place.

Table 1: Order according to Antutu score

Smartphone

Antutu result

price

Price-performance

1

Asus ROG Phone 3

647.919

774

837

2

Oppo Find X2 Pro

614.425

869

707

3

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

597.791

1326

451

4

OnePlus 8 Pro

585.436

720

813

5

OnePlus 8

584.989

589

993

6

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

578.9

499

1160

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

574.155

1119

513

7

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

574.13

525

1094

Apple iPhone 12

573.719

861

666

8

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro

573.34

429

1336

9

Xiaomi Mi 10

566.172

509

1112

10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Exynos 990)

536.835

930

577

At this point it should also be noted that the table is a snapshot. The prices listed apply to the date the text was created and could already be higher or lower.

Table 2: Order by price

Smartphone

Antutu result

price

Price-performance

1

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro

573.34

429

1336

2

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

578.9

499

1160

3

Xiaomi Mi 10

566.172

509

1112

4

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

574.13

525

1094

5

OnePlus 8

584.989

589

993

6

OnePlus 8 Pro

585.436

720

813

7

Asus ROG Phone 3

647.919

774

837

Apple iPhone 12

573.719

861

666

8

Oppo Find X2 Pro

614.425

869

707

9

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Exynos 990)

536.835

930

577

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

574.155

1119

513

10

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

597.791

1326

451

Derived from the list above, the picture is clear: Xiaomi smartphones offer the most performance for the money. For the Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro (test report), the buyer receives 1,336 Antutu points for each euro invested, 1,160 points for the Mi 10T Pro (test report) and 1,112 points for the Mi 10 (test report). Even before the OnePlus 8 (Oneplus 8 Pro in the test), the market leader Samsung comes in fourth with the Galaxy S20 FE (article: When will the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE be cheaper?), For which 1,094 Antutu points are awarded. With the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, however, the Koreans also deliver the smartphone with the worst price-performance ratio.

Table 3: Order according to price-performance

Smartphone

Antutu result

price

Price-performance

1

Xiaomi Poco F2 Pro

573.34

429

1336

2

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

578.9

499

1160

3

Xiaomi Mi 10

566.172

509

1112

4

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

574.13

525

1094

5

OnePlus 8

584.989

589

993

6

Asus ROG Phone 3

647.919

774

837

7

OnePlus 8 Pro

585.436

720

813

8

Oppo Find X2 Pro

614.425

869

707

Apple iPhone 12

573.719

861

666

9

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Exynos 990)

536.835

930

577

Apple iPhone 12 Pro

574.155

1119

513

10

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G

597.791

1326

451

Here we have once again summarized all 10 Android smartphones listed in the tables. We have taken into account all variants that are currently available in Germany.


The cheapest and the most expensive smartphone with high-end features separate a whopping 900 euros – but just 25,000 points on the Antutu scale. For the first-placed Poco F2 Pro from Xiaomi (test report) with the Snapdragon 865, a buyer is offered 1,336 performance points per euro, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G (test report) with Snapdragon 865 Plus only gets 451 points. So if you only look at the performance and still plan reserves for the coming years, you don’t have to dig deep into your pocket – but you can be willing to choose one of the many Chinese manufacturers represented here.

Even if these lists list some comparatively inexpensive smartphones: If you are looking for cheaper alternatives, you will find them in our regularly updated best lists for smartphones up to 400 euros, up to 300 euros and up to 200 euros.

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