While benchmark data isn’t accurate on the performance of a device in real life, it tends to give some information on how the phone performs in different aspects. AnTuTu benchmark is currently one of the top 5 benchmark apps, and they have just published a chart which shows the rank of many flagship devices. The chart is topped by the ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G edition.
The ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G edition sits atop The chart above many other devices that are powered by the Snapdragon 855. The chipset, however, isn’t the reason the phone is above the rest rather because of its storage specs. The Axon 10 Pro 5G comes with the new F2FS file system. The F2FS file system, which was designed by Samsung was made specifically for use with flash storage, which makes it much faster than the ext4 used by most Androids (which was designed for HDDs). Samsung didn’t use the F2FS file system on the Galaxy S10+; instead, the phone features the ext4 system. Google Pixel 3 features the F2FS system, but the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 845.
In terms of storage, the phone performed 50% better than other flagship phones. However, the Axon 10 Pro 5G also comes with a Sandisk iNAND 8521 chips with 64-layer 3D NAND tech. This comes with improved sequential and random write performance. Sequential writes can be as fast as 500MB/s. AnTuTu measured the average speed of phones in this class to be 200-250MB/s. The Axon 10 Pro 5G reached 792MB/s and 486MB/s in sequential reads and writes, respectively, as well as 5,314 IOPS and 2,527 IOS in random reads and writes.
The Axon 10 Pro 5G also features some other innovations such as a thin 1.8mm bezel at the chin, reputed to be the smallest you’ll find on any mobile phone. The Axon 10 Pro 5G is expected to hit the market on May 6 in China.