Want to know what’s hot? The sun. Fire. Takes. Hot takes.
What else seems to be hot for the Chinese developers behind benchmarking app AnTuTu are smartphones and plenty of them. So, the team over there has decided to compile a list of the ten most popular smartphones benchmarked on its app in the first half of the year.
Here’s the big view for some major geographies:
|1||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||Redmi Note 3||Galaxy Note 5||Galaxy Note 5|
|2||Galaxy S6||Galaxy S7||LG G3 Pro||Galaxy Note 4|
|3||Galaxy S6 edge||LeEco 2||Galaxy S6||Nexus 6P|
|4||Galaxy S7||Xiaomi 4C||LG V10||Nexus 6|
|5||Xiaomi Redmi Note 3||Meizu MX5||Galaxy Note 4||Galaxy S6|
|6||Galaxy S7 edge||Meizu Metal||LG G2||Galaxy S7|
|7||Meizu MX5||Huawei Mate 8||LG G3||Galaxy S7 edge|
|8||LG G3||Galaxy S7 edge||Galaxy S6 edge||Galaxy S6 edge|
|9||LeEco 1S||LeEco 1S||Galaxy Note 3||OnePlus|
|10||Meizu Metal||Xiaomi Mi 5||Galaxy S5||Nexus 5X|
As Samsung has swept Android sales up with a broom, so it appears in the global top four on the list of ten and at number six to boot. In Korea, the dogfight between Samsung and LG is no surprise, dominating the list there — but it’s Samsung that takes the overall win. Finally, in the US, we have something of a tech nerd microcosm where six slots are taken up by Samsung, but three of them are reserved for the latest three Nexus smartphones. We’ll get to that odd number nine in just a sec.
It seems a little odd that we’re talking about the LG G3 in 2016 when two other “G” series flagships have passed it by, but when we’re talking about the phone appearing in the top ten around the world and alongside the LG G2 (whoa) in Korea, you could say there’s a legacy there. We guess the need to test out older phones comes to people checking their specs to see if they can handle a certain app.
Another oddity is the mention of “OnePlus” without the model number. What? Too good for calling the One, 2, X or 3 up? And it’s particular funny that we only see it make a blip on the US radar — for a Chinese brand, you’d think we’d have some numbers to show for it in the mainland. But nah.
It’ll be interesting to see how much of a shift the super-obsessed-about-tech market will take next half.