AnTuTu releases May 2017 data on consumer preferences on smartphones

AnTuTu has published a series of charts that show us what consumer preferences are for the specifications of their smartphones, although perhaps it would be more appropriate to talk about diffusion.

These are data from those who used the well-known benchmark platform, so not of a global statistical survey. So let’s find these preferences on resolution and display sizes, SoC, number of cores, amount of RAM and internal memory, and finally version of the Android operating system.


Display resolution

Pretty predictable result in this field: 72% is the full-HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), followed by QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) and HD (1280 x 720 pixels).

Display Size

True battle, however, in the field of size: the little spike of 27.51%, 5.5 inches, with 5.1 inches (26.33%); Beyond some typical diagonal there are many varieties, so it is not surprising that the third place is the value “other”. It should be noted that the 6 inches reach 6%, a percentage then not so low. With the advent of low frame displays (such as the Galaxy S8 and LG G6) generous sizes are likely to increase popularity.


There is not much history in this category: to have the best Qualcomm, whose SoCs are present on 63.84% of devices passed on AnTuTu in May; Followed by Huawei (Kirin) with 15.92% and MediaTek with 15.60%, while Samsung, with its Exynos, is just 2.27%. Even in this case, there is little to be surprised to find.

Number of cores

The number of cores has increased considerably in recent years: the data below shows that the most common ones are octa-core (60.11%), which almost “double” the quad-core (ad Example Snapdragon 820); It’s interesting to note that the deca-core (including MediaTek Helio X25) reaches 4.33%.


RAM memory has also grown in recent times, just as it is: in the chart below, there is a nice fight between 4 GB and 6 GB, with the first having the best of a few percentage points (35.50% Against 32.54%). Disconnected, with 21.81%, we find 3 GB, even more than enough to run the operating system properly. It is likely that in the near future we will see 8GB in the “cake”.

Internal memory

Luckily, small memory cuts are getting more and more rare: as you can see, 128 GB of storage (11.74%) outperforms the old typical 16 GB cut (9.52%). The most popular are the 64 GB (51.04%), followed by a distance of 32 GB, which stop at 24.23%.

Android version

We conclude with the classic bad note of our beloved operating system: since the report takes into account the devices passed by AnTuTu we are still not surprised to see much more encouraging numbers than the global ones. It is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to have the highest spread (31.62%) but is closely followed by 7.0 Nougat (26.92%). A fair percentage also comes to version 7.1.1, which reaches 16.09%; 5.1.1 Lollipop can not go beyond the 5% threshold, while the other versions stop at just over 10%.

For most categories, it is probably more appropriate to talk about diffusion than preferences, as the consumer does not always have the choice. Do you find yourself in these numbers? Let us know what you think in the usual box below.

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