Every month, the creators of AnTuTu, the popular mobile benchmark, publish a top 10 fastest phones, so you can have a reference in terms of top models.
A few days before mid-October, AnTuTu published the new edition of the ranking of the best performing terminals on the market. As usual, this top 10 includes only commercially available phones, without prototypes or officially announced devices that you can't buy yet.
At the same time, however, it includes models that you cannot purchase through official means in every corner of the globe. You've probably never heard of many of them. As an additional detail, each numerical value in the ranking was obtained by an arithmetic mean between over 1000 tests performed in AnTuTu V8 between 1 and 30 September 2020, during the last month.
This month's leader is IQOO 5 Pro with 663,752 points in the AnTuTu benchmark. The second position is occupied by the standard version of the same gadget, with 662,165. The third place in the top last month is occupied by the most agile gadget in Xiaomi's portfolio. Mi 10 Ultra scored 648,624 points.
Both IQOO terminals use a Snapdragon 865 from Qualcomm inside with a very generous amount of 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. The 256GB storage medium is also very fast, UFS 3.1. These details combined with overclocking mechanisms and software optimizations from the Chinese company's engineers have placed your new IQOO 5 above the competition.
Beyond the leaders mentioned above, all the other handsets in the top use a Snadragon 865, except Lenovo Legion Pro and Rog Phone 3. The latter are built around the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus.
In the mainstream area, the newest and fastest phones that most people buy, Redmi gadgets have made a good figure. As you can see in the picture below, Redmi 10X Pro 5G and Redmi 10X 5G are leading the way this week. Both use the MediaTek Dimensity 820 processor, which is faster than the Snapdragon and Kirin solutions.