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OnePlus is a sub-brand that's owned by Oppo, but the parent company does not exactly interfere in many of its operations. As a result, the online only OEM has made a name for its self in the recent years for delivering "flagship killer" smartphones that have astounding price-to-performance ratio. Although they are not as "cheap" anymore as they once were (unless you consider $439 to be cheap of course), the OnePlus 3T was still launched at almost half the price of the Galaxy S7 Edge, with arguably better hardware in some areas!




It looks like the OnePlus 5 is all set to continue its dominance over Android smartphones just like the OnePlus 3T did last year, when it comes to fast performance and high benchmark scores. Check out the benchmarks score above to see what we are talking about. Not to anyone's surprise, the iPhone 7 Plus continues to remain the undisputed king of single-core performance on Geekbench, but the upcoming OnePlus 5 has actually beaten the Galaxy S8+ quite convincingly in terms of multi-core performance! The S8+ did manage to hold the second position just after the iPhone 7 Plus though, beating the OnePlus 5 with just 15 points.


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It has been a long time since the rumours about Vivo's next gen flagship smartphone surfaced. In fact this news goes back to 2014 and at that time they were supposed to be one of the pioneers in implementing Snapdragon 810 SoC. Quite evident that it didn't happen and now Snapdragon 810 is no way Qualcomm's best chip. At the same time people are looking forward to the XPlay 5, which is supposed to be available from March 1. At this point one important feature has been changed to another - this device will be the first one to come with 6 GB RAM.


But, don't consider this as a rumor. This has been leaked from the AnTuTu 6 benchmark test and even though we don't see 6GB being mentioned clearly, the 162,610 points mentioned in the leak is close to 30K more than other devices available in the database. We are also not exactly sure whether 2GB of extra memory can result in such a boost. In addition to this, there is a banner which states that the XPlay 5 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC and 6GB RAM. Also there are speculations about a 5.5 inch display too.


UPDATE: A tipster has revealed another piece of info about the Vivo XPlay 5 - this smartphone will feature Hi-Fi 3.0, which is most probably a cutting-edge audio processing chip, similar to rest of the Vivo devices like the X6 Plus.


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It seems Samsung is not able to cover its tracks when it comes to the yet to be released successor of the Galaxy A7. This time the smartphone showed up in the AnTuTu benchmark report and it seems the hardware setup is completely different from what was expected. Although it was rumoured that the smartphone would be powered by a Snapdragon 615 SoC, this report says the device is using a different chipset called the Exynos 7580.



While the rest of the hardware specifications are not changed, it is safe to assume that there will be two variants of A7 and they will come with two different type chipsets. The Samsung Galaxy A7 spotted in AnTuTu can be recognised by the same model number that was spotted at Bluetooth SIG yesterday. But interesting fact is that instead of a Snapdragon 615, this terminal was using the same chipset as the Samsung Galaxy J7 and S5 Neo - the Exynos 7580.



The chipset was built using 28nm technology and it has a total of 8 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The CPU operates in conjunction with a Mali-T720 MP2 graphics chip and 3 GB of RAM. According to the source, the performance of Exynos 7580 is also at par with the Snapdragon 615 and MediaTek M6752, generating an overall score of 37,563 points in AnTuTu's benchmark report.

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The SM-G935A had already been seen in the AnTuTu benchmarks, and it was the Snapdragon 820 powered version of the upcoming Galaxy S7. A few hours earlier however, a new report has come in about the SM-G930F, which is the S7 with the mysterious Exynos 8890 processor inside. Apparently, AnTuTu has leaked the specifications of the S7 with Exynos 8890 on Weibo, a very popular Chinese social networking website.



As expected, the specifications in the SM-G930F do not deviate much from that of the SM-G935A. The Exynos model will have the same 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 12 megapixel Britecell camera sensor on the back, 5 megapixel selfie cam on the front and 64GB of internal storage (as made evident by AnTuTu on this particular model), that we saw with the SM-G935A.


The good news is that all versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come loaded with Android M 6.0 out of the box. If you are eager to know the AnTuTu benchmark scores then you will have to wait a little longer as the S7 is still in its testing phase. Nonetheless, we are pretty sure that we will see the scores on their list very soon.


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Grand Prime VE

 

We reported before that Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition will be released soon with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Out-of-the-box. The Value Edition device was said to be powered by a Marvel PXA1908 chipset, instead of the Snapdragon 410 in the regular version. Well, apparently that isn't the case, and a Spreadtrum SC8830 SoC is to be found inside the new variant of the affordable 5-incher.

 

The Spreadtrum SC8830 relies on a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, which in the case of the SGGPVE is clocked at up to 1.3GHz. The CPU is joined by a single gig of RAM, just like in the S410 version. It's not exactly up to the standard set by the Qualcomm chipset though, as the quick comparison below shows.

 

Here's the leaked benchmark scores of the Grand Prime VE, it scored 1054 points on GeekBench.

Grand Prime VE

 

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As you would expect, the Galaxy Note 8 is on top of the rumor news right now and we have another one for you today. The Note 8 was just spotted on HTML5 browser benchmarking site earlier and it looks as if the handset will indeed be sporting Android Nougat 7.1.1 just like everyone is anticipating.


Although the smartphone didn't exactly show up as the Galaxy Note 8, it wasn't hard to figure out given that the model number of the phone in question was SM-N950U. In the benchmarking test, the device scored 517 points, which is quite impressive once you consider that the highest theoretically possible score is 555 on the test. Samsung Internet 6.0 was used as the browser during the testing. More importantly, the SM-N950U was also running on Android version 7.1.1 Nougat.


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Galaxy S5 vs. iPhone 6

Believe it or not, The first Apple iPhone 6 GPU benchmark results have popped up on the Basemark X testing suite, delivering a very below than expected results. The iPhone 6 scores 21,204 points only with a 750p display.

 

iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S5

 

The Unbelievable thing is, the 6-month old Samsung Galaxy S5 scored 23,501 points with its Adreno 330 GPU and screen of higher 1080p resolution, which is much a much higher score than the the just released iPhone 6, considering the the S5 has double the screen restitution of the iPhone 6 (750p vs. 1080p). This is a BIG Win for Samsung...

 

The Apple iPhone 6 utilizes the company's latest A8 chip with a dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone CPU and the graphics unit in the A8 is the Hexa PowerVR GX6630 GPU.

 

 

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There's no getting around it; the iPhone 7 has scored 178,397 points in the AnTuTu Benchmark test and that's significantly more than the 140,288 points which the current topper, the OnePlus 3 scores on an average. There is no doubt that this score is extremely impressive and beats all the Android competition hands down. The Apple A10 chip is indeed a beast as it turns out. However, there is a small detail that most people seem to be overlooking in this particular case.


The iPhone 7 will probably have a screen resolution of 750 × 1334 pixels, stretched out on a 4.7-inch display with a ppi of 326. This means that the A10 chip had to push a lot less pixels while going through the AnTuTu benchmark than ANY of the other Android phones on the top ten list. The minimum resolution that is considered standard for a flagship device these days is 1080 × 1920 pixels, with some major manufacturers like Samsung opting for 1440p QHD AMOLED panels since last year. While it is a completely different issue that a flagship smartphone with a very premium price tag sports only a 750 × 1334 resolution, things will make a bit more sense when we see the iPhone 7 Plus' (1080p expected) score on AnTuTu when it comes out, or maybe even sooner.


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It has hardly been two days since Apple confirmed rumors about the upcoming iPhone SE with 2GB of RAM and we can now see the test results on AnTuTu's score-sheet. It seems like some people already have access to the SE even before its official release in the US next week. If these results are to be believed, then the iPhone SE is miles ahead of its mid-range competition. In fact, the results are so spectacular, that they are actually ahead of even the much more expensive iPhone 6s and 6s Plus!


The iPhone 6s scored around 132,620 and Samsung's latest flagship (Galaxy S7) with Snapdragon 820 scored somewhere around 125,288. The Exynos 8890 version of the S7 however, managed to score only about 105,000. The iPhone SE puts all of these flagships to shame with a whopping score of 134,358! This extremely impressive score was made possible, thanks to the Apple A9 chip, which was the most powerful mobile SoC on the market in 2015. If you are wondering how it managed to score more than the 6s which has the same chip as well, it is due to the fact that the smaller 4-inch display of the SE has fewer pixels to process for the A9 SoC when compared to the 4.7-inch panel of the 6s.


These scores may give one an impression that the A9 chip is still faster when compared with the latest Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm, but it may not actually be the case. The SD 820 is pushing significantly more pixels on the S7, which has a 5.1-inch display with a resolution of 1440p! The A9 chip on the other hand, only has to work with a 640p HD display that's 4-inch in size. Nonetheless, the scores are very impressive and we are inclined to think that at this point, if you must buy an iPhone, the iPhone SE is probably the best choice, provided you can live without the 3D Touch.


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AnTuTu just released its latest score sheets and we took a look at it to find out why the iPhone is considered to be the "King" of smartphones by a lot of experts. As the new version of the AnTuTu benchmark 6.0 app now allows for cross-platform score comparisons with iOS, the iPhone 6s Plus is sitting comfortably on top with a whopping 132620 points! From the look of things, it might be a safe bet to declare that the A9 chip powering the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has by far, the most powerful mobile GPU yet.


The next most dominant device on the list is the Kirin 950 driven Huawei Mate 8 with 92746 points, but when compared to the number one score on this list, the difference just feels astounding. The Meizu Pro 5 and the Galaxy S6 series, both share the same SoC but the Exynos 7420 in the Meizu inches ahead because of a lower resolution display (1080p on the Meizu Pro 5 vs. 1440p on the S6 series).


After the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the older iPhone 6 Plus once again beats the likes of Oneplus 2, LeTV Le1 Pro, Xiaomi Note Pro and the popular Nexus 6p. Although architecture of iOS and Android are different, the results are convincing enough for fans to crown Apple's iPhone 6s Plus as the most powerful smartphone of 2015.


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Nexus 10

 

First, we need to tell you that this rumor is a little Suspicious. The benchmarking website GFXBench had an interesting listing pop up in its database: a device labeled as "Google Nexus Foo". According to the benchmarking site, the Nexus Foo is a 10.3-inch device with a 1920x1080 display resolution, powered by a Tegra 4 clocked at 1.9GHz, and 2GB of RAM. You'll notice we haven't called this device a "tablet", because the GFXBench listing labels the device as having "no touchscreen".

 

Google Nexus foo benchmark

 

In addition, the device has no rear camera, only one on the front. And, the Foo has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but no accelerometer, barometer, GPS, compass, gyroscope, light sensor, NFC, or proximity sensor. Check the source link to see the full lisiting of the Nexus Foo.

 

Based on the features it has and doesn't, the Nexus Foo sounds more like a laptop than a tablet. But, the more strange thing is that the Foo is listed as running Android KKWT, which is the Android Wear build number; and, it is listed with OpenGL ES 2.0, which is more associated with Android Wear. Android phones and tablets running 4.3 or 4.4 use OpenGL 3.0, and Android L will be adding support for OpenGL 3.1.

 

 

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Nexus 6


More details of the Motorola Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) have appeared through the Geekbench benchmark database as well as thanks to a couple of CPU-Z screenshot posted on Twitter.

 

The 5.9" Nexus 6 managed a multi-core Geekbench score of 3199, which is more than the score of both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The high result is thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a 2.65GHz quad-core Krait 450 CPU inside and 3GB RAM.

 

Furthermore, the Nexus 6 comes with QHD resolution resulting in a 496ppi pixel density. The high-end specs sheet also features a 13MP camera with OIS and a dual-flash ring configuration akin to the Motorola Moto X (2014). The battery is rumored to have a capacity of about 3,200mAh, but won't be removable.

 

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This isn't the first time we see the Nexus 6 go through a benchmark. The phone also went through the GFXBench, which tested its Adreno 420 GPU. Needless to say, the phone did quite well. Android L is going to debut on the phone, as goes the tradition with new Android releases.


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Nexus 5 Android 5.1 Lollipop

 

After seeing it running on Android One, the upcoming Android 5.1 Lollipop has been spotted running on Google's Nexus 5. The LG-made Nexus 5 device running Android version 5.1 appeared on Geekbench. Google seems to be testing Android 5.1 on at it's Nexus line-up.

 

It's pretty clear that Android 5.1 will see a wider release, possibly starting with the Nexus smartphones and tablets. What's still a mystery is when to expect the updates to this version to start rolling out.

 

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As Android 5.1 is already up and running on the Android One platform, it's probably only a matter of weeks before we see it on the Nexus line. As for any other devices, how fast they get it will depend on the companies that made them and how quickly they move.

 

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Android 5.0 Lion

 

A Benchmark result of the upcoming Nexus (2014) has been allegedly leaked on the GFXBench application. The leak brought us some of the device's Specifications and another surprise, the big revelation is the final name of the Android version it features Android 5.0 Lion.

 

Nexus 5 2014

 

Take a look at the screenshot above, listing the Nexus 5 (2014) with the following specs:

 

- 5.2-inch display with 1440 x 2560-pixel (Quad HD) resolution
- Android 5.0 Lion
- Snapdragon 805 running at up to 2.7GHz, Adreno 420
- 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
- 12-megapixel rear cam, 2-megapixel front shooter

 

 

The "Android 5.0" or as known Now "Android L", final name Lion is referring to the popular Nestlé Lion chocolate candy bar. After Google partnered with Nestle for Android 4.4 KitKat, why not explore the partnership to yet another popular Nestle sweet treat like Lion? This makes sense... but still unconfirmed.

 

Android Lion

 

Let's wait and see, the official release of Android L (Out of Beta) is very soon and Google will announce it's final name then.

 

 

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