The AnTuTu Labs Semi-Annual Report has been released. The report names the top 20 smart devices based on hardware performance the most popular smartphones in selected markets in Asia. It covers the period between January 1 and June 30, 2013.
Top 20 smart devices based on hardware performance
The smart device with the best-performing hardware is the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa), whose score surpasses the 25,000 mark. Following the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa) are the Samsung Galaxy S4 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU, and the Xiaomi MI 2S which appear to have the same scores. The list continues with the HTC One, vivo Xplay, Asus Padfone 2, ZTE N5, Xiaomi MI 2, and HTC J Butterfly, among others.
These results are similar with the list of the fastest smartphones that were identified using Geekbench benchmark tests. In such test, the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa) is also the top-performing smartphone. It is followed by the Samsung Galaxy S4 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset and the HTC One. However, some smartphones did better on the Geekbench tests than on the AnTutu tests. These include the LG Nexus 4, LG Optimus G Pro, and the Sony Xperia Z.
Most popular smartphones in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan
The AnTuTu Labs Semi-Annual Report’s list of the most popular smartphones is based on active device volumes. In China, many of the most popular smartphones come from China-based manufacturers. In the top 5, the only manufacturer to come from another country is Samsung. The most popular smartphone in China is the Xiaomi M I 2S. According to AnTuTu, these results are due to the preference of Chinese consumers for affordable handsets with powerful hardware.
Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, Samsung dominates the list. There are five Samsung devices out of the ten that are in the list. Three out of the ten devices are made by Sony. The most popular smartphone in Hong Kong is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
AnTuTu points out that large smartphones, specifically those whose display is larger than 4.5 inches, are preferred by many of the consumers from this market. Furthermore, due to the popularity of brands like Samsung and Sony in the Hong Kong list, the report surmises that said consumers consider brand to be an important factor in deciding which device to purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is likewise at the top spot in the Taiwan list. It beat the HTC Butterfly, which is a product of a Taiwan-based company.
Lastly, in Japan, the Sony Xperia Z, a smartphone from a Japanese manufacturer, is the most popular. Samsung, however, has four devices in the list of ten most popular devices.