The global smartphone scene has just met its new champion with the arrival of the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro. Released at the end of August, this model shook up the market by setting a new benchmark in terms of power, even eclipsing the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Benchmark site AnTuTu, known for its rigorous performance evaluations, has placed this latest addition at the top of its list, distinguishing it as the most powerful Android smartphone available internationally. This global ranking has some notable differences from the Chinese edition, where the Xiaomi 14 series reigns supreme thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip.
Performance and affordability: The winning duo
State-of-the-art processor for unmatched performance
At the heart of the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro is the overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, giving the device unrivaled speed and responsiveness. Its cooling system is equally impressive, with an expansive vapor chamber ensuring optimal thermal regulation. This smartphone has overtaken its direct competitor, the Red Magic 8 Pro+, which has dominated the rankings for a long time.
Competitive rates for state-of-the-art technology
The price of this technological masterpiece is just as attractive as its specifications. The standard model, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, starts at $400, while the top-of-the-line variant, with 24GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, is available for around $520. Although not accessible in many countries in Europe at the moment, it promises to make waves in the global market as soon as it launches internationally.
Innovation at the heart of the strategy
The OnePlus Ace 2 Pro also introduced revolutionary memory technology, tripling the speed at which apps open. This advancement puts the smartphone in its category, offering a smooth and efficient user experience.
The future of Android smartphones in perspective
The AnTuTu podium sees the Asus Phone ROG 7 rise to third place, praised for its remarkable battery longevity. Earlier Xiaomi 13 models close out the top five. Interestingly, most of the devices listed in the top 10 are equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 but lag behind the innovations of the Gen 3 processor.
The flagships of tomorrow
The Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro are the only smartphones currently equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, reaching almost 2 million points on AnTuTu. By the end of the year, the Chinese market will see the arrival of vivo X100s equipped with the Dimensity 9300, which recently broke records on AnTuTu. Although the international market will have to wait until next year to see them land, anticipation is already high among technology enthusiasts.