HUAWEI nova 7i crowned as the best mid-range smartphone in the world

The HUAWEI nova 7i upsets rivals in AnTuTu’s latest installment on the global top 10 best-performing mid-range smartphones.

AnTuTu has released its newest compilation on the global top 10 best-performing mid-range smartphones. In April 2020, HUAWEI’s solid mid-ranger, the nova 7i, single-handedly beats all its rivals in what appears to be a clear upset in the Android community.

HiSilicon Kirin rules

The HUAWEI nova 7i places itself at the top of the list, with 308,853 points. The phone is the only entry that is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 810 chip, with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Trailing behind the nova 7i are other non-Snapdragon phones, the Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Realme 6. Both phones are fueled by MediaTek’s Helio G90T chip but differ in their RAM and ROM configurations.

Another Realme variant, the Realme 6 Pro, settles on the fourth spot, with 282,519 points. The entry marks the first smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.

Redmi and Realme

Redmi continues its dominance on the list with the Note 9S, which catapulted the fifth spot with 277,954 points. Among its critical specifications on the table are the Snapdragon 720G chip, 6GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage.

Realme is giving Redmi a run for its money as it places yet another entry, the Realme X2. Right on the sixth spot, the mid-range phone from the budding smartphone brand generated 270,995 points. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 730G chip, with 6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The Snapdragon 730G SoC remains resilient with the Xiaomi Mi 9T, which is the list’s seventh placer.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G chipset powers the rest of the entries on the compilation. On the eighth and ninth spots are the Samsung Galaxy A80 and the Galaxy A71, which generated 264,952 and 264,860 points, respectively. However, they only differ in their RAM and ROM offerings.

Barring the top 10 list of best-performing mid-range smartphones is the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, with 263,965 points. The phone is configured with 6GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

The takeaways

AnTuTu’s global top 10 best-performing mid-range smartphones for April 2020 comes with key takeaways. Most notably is the list still being dominated by 4G-enabled smartphones. This behavior is expected to continue in the following months as the 5G connectivity feature is still not normalized amongst mid-range handsets.

And this is all apart from the lingering truth that HUAWEI’s HiSilicon Kirin and MediaTek’s chipsets are now taking center stage.

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