Who wants to live with a slow phone running on an outdated version of Android? Well, nobody does.
We all spend our hard-earned money and sometimes even pay top dollar for getting the best and the greatest smartphone for our needs. We don’t actually require the best hardware for getting things down. We can buy even a year old flagship phone for running all the apps and games on highest possible settings, but we don’t want to settle for anything less than the best.
Most of us have the notion that our choice of smartphone describes who we are and I believe in it too (somewhat).
The problem however is that there is no best way to term any phone as the best.
The term ‘best’ is not actually the right term to describe the subjective matters like choosing a phone best suited to a person.
To make things easy and for taking the decisions scientifically, we take the help of benchmarks.
AnTuTu is one of the most popular benchmarking apps for Android devices. Many manufacturers have tried to optimize their phones for outputting best scores on benchmarking apps in the past, but fixed this cheating by releasing a new version.
So, in this article we are considering that the phone getting the maximum score in AnTuTu is really the fastest phone on the planet. And it is not is not from the leading phone manufacturers like Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, and Xiaomi!
Meet Meizu MX4, the fastest phone of Q3 2014, according to AnTuTu.
Meizu MX4 holds the record of scoring more than 50k points in AnTuTu benchmark in the recent past. It looked formidable at the moment but we were not sure if it would be able to hold its crown of being the fastest phone when the Sony Xperia Z3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 come to the market. As it looks like, it did.
The below mentioned results are the average of the scores submitted by users from 160 different countries. AnTuTu took into account the scores of only those phones models (variants of the same phone) which have a better performing CPU.
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Meizu MX4 got an average of 48,792 points while the Galaxy Note 4 lagged behind at 48,622 points. The newly launched Samsung Galaxy Alpha follows the Note 4 closely at 48,385 points.
MX4 is only 170 points ahead of the Note 4 which is a miniscule lead of just 0.35%, but lead is a lead you know.
What powers these fastest phones leading the chart?
It is interesting to note that Qualcomm is the not the leader anymore when it comes to high performance SoC. The top 3 smartphone in this chart are powered by chipsets from three different manufacturers.
The Meizu MX4 is powered by MediaTek MT6595 SoC having 8-cores based on ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture. Note 4 is based on Samsung’s own Exynos 5433 chipset. The Galaxy Alpha on the other hand is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 SoC.
The Meizu MX4 packs a humble hardware!
You might not believe this, but the Meizu MX4 leading the chart of the fastest phones packs a rather humble hardware (besides octa-core CPU) of 2 GB RAM, 5.4” 1920×1152 pixel IPS LCD display, 16/32/64 GB ROM with no support for micro SD cards, 20.7 MP Sony sensor, and a non-removable 3100 mAh battery.
If you’ve been wondering about how it reached the top of the charts then please know that the resolution of the display has a hell lot of role to play when it comes to graphics test. But winner is a winner right?
So, if the Galaxy Note 4 had the same display resolution as the Meizu MX4 then it might have been miles ahead of the MX4. Well, may be not.
Now you know which is the best and the fastest phone on the planet at the moment.
Unfortunately the Meizu MX4 is not currently available in India. So, the fastest phone available in India is Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Order it to now get your bragging rights back.