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From being shared by the vice president of marketing at Apple to being used in promotional videos by HTC, our "PhoneBuffStyle" speed test has become the industry standard for benchmarking smartphones and tablets.

 

The test itself consists of racing two devices through a virtual “track” made up of different apps and games. Each device’s processing power is tested in the first “lap”, with its multitasking abilities tested in the second. The device that finishes the race first is declared the winner.

CURRENT RANKINGS

RANK

BRAND

SMARTPHONE

SPECIFICATIONS

RECENT

1

iPhone 12 Pro

3.1 GHz Apple A14 Bionic

6 GB RAM

NVMe Storage

Last test: Nov 4, 2020

Versus: Note 20 Ultra

Result: Win

2

Note 20 Ultra

3.1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+

12 GB RAM

UFS 3.1 Storage

Last test: Nov 4, 2020
Versus: iPhone 12 Pro
Result: Loss

3

S20 Ultra

2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

16 GB RAM

UFS 3.0 Storage

Last test: May 28, 2020
Versus: OnePlus 8 Pro
Result: Win

4

8 Pro

2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

12 GB RAM

UFS 3.0 Storage

Last test: May 28, 2020

Versus: S20 Ultra

Result: Loss

T5

Note 10+

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

12 GB RAM

UFS 3.0 Storage

Last test: Nov 27, 2019
Versus: OnePlus 7T Pro
Result: Tie

T5

7/T Pro

2.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+

12 GB RAM

UFS 3.0 Storage

Last test: Nov 27, 2019

Versus: Note 10+

Result: Tie

7

iPhone 11 Pro

2.66 GHz Apple A13 Bionic

4 GB RAM

NVMe Storage

Last test: Sep 8, 2020

Versus: Note 20 Ultra

Result: Loss

8

S10+ (U.S./CA)

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

8 GB RAM

UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: May 28, 2019
Versus: OnePlus 7 Pro
Result: Loss

9

iPhone SE

2.66 GHz Apple A13 Bionic

3 GB RAM

NVMe Storage

Last test: May 31, 2020

Versus: Note 10+

Result: Loss

10

iPhone XS Max

2.5 GHz Apple A12 Bionic

4 GB RAM

NVMe Storage

Last test: Aug 29, 2019

Versus: Note 10+

Result: Loss

11

S10 (U.S./CA)

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

8 GB RAM

UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Apr 18, 2019
Versus: S10 (Global)
Result: Win

12

P30 Pro

2.6 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 980
8 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Apr 22, 2019
Versus: Galaxy S10+
Result: Loss

13

S10 (Global)

2.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 9820

8 GB RAM

UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Apr 18, 2019
Versus: S10 (U.S./CA)
Result: Loss

14

OnePlus 6/T

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

8 GB RAM / 10 GB RAM

UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Dec 19, 2018

Versus: iPhone XS Max

Result: Loss

15

Note 9

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

8 GB RAM

UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Nov 1, 2018

Versus: iPhone XR

Result: Tie

16

iPhone XR

2.5 GHz Apple A12 Bionic

3 GB RAM

NVMe Storage

Last test: Nov 1, 2018

Versus: Note 9

Result: Tie

17

Pixel 4 XL

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
6 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Nov 1, 2019
Versus: iPhone 11 Pro Max
Result: Loss

18

Mate 20 Pro

2.6 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 980
8 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Dec 10, 2018
Versus: iPhone XS Max
Result: Loss

19

OnePlus 5/T

2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
8 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: July 2, 2018
Versus: Galaxy S9+
Result: Tie

20

Redmi K20 Pro

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
6 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: July 28, 2019
Versus: iPhone XS Max
Result: Loss

21

HTC U11+

2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
6 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Dec 23, 2017
Versus: iPhone X
Result: Win

22

S9+ (U.S./CA)

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

6 GB RAM

UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: June 21, 2018
Versus: iPhone X
Result: Win

23

Mate 10 Pro

2.4 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970
6 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: July 2, 2018
Versus: iPhone X, Note 8
Result: Win

24

Note 8

2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
6 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: July 2, 2018
Versus: Mate 10 Pro
Result: Loss

25

Razer Phone

2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
8 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Jan 19, 2018
Versus: OnePlus 5T
Result: Loss

26

iPhone X

2.39 GHz Apple A11 Bionic
3 GB RAM
NVMe Storage

Last test: Jun 21, 2018
Versus: Galaxy S9+
Result: Loss

27

S9+ (Global)

2.7 GHz Samsung Exynos 9810
6 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Mar 27, 2018
Versus: Galaxy S9+ (SD845)
Result: Loss

28

Pixel 3 XL

2.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
4 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Oct 22, 2018
Versus: iPhone XS Max
Result: Loss

29

Pixel 2 XL

2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Oct 29, 2017
Versus: Note 8, OnePlus 5
Result: Loss

30

Galaxy S8+

2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Sep 30, 2017
Versus: OnePlus 5, Note 8
Result: Loss

31

LG V30

2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
4 GB RAM
UFS 2.1 Storage

Last test: Oct 7, 2017
Versus: Note 8
Result: Loss

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