Global Top 10 Best Performing iOS Devices, February 2021

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As March has arrived and Q1 of 2021 is going to end, many new phone models are announced to be launched this month under Chinese mobile phone brands. On the contrary, there is still nothing new about iOS products since Apple never entertains the idea of playing to the crowd.

Today, we have released the iOS Device Performance Ranking List for February 2021 according to the data collected from the backstage of Antutu, which is almost still in a stable state because of no release of new iOS products, except for little change.

It should be noted that the data in this ranking list was calculated based on the iOS Antutu V8 and collected for a period from February 1 to February 28, 2021, with the results in the ranking list being average scores instead of the highest ones, which are more representative.

Global Top 10 Best Performing iOS Devices, February 2021

No. 1: iPad Pro 3 (12.9-inch)

Average score: 725,780

Since iPad Pro 3 (12.9-inch) ascended from No. 3 to No. 1 last month, it has defended such a place this month and also remained first on the iOS performance ranking list in February. Nevertheless, its average score is only 725,780, over 2,000 points lower than 728,253 in January, but this gap is just a normal fluctuation caused by the vast size of its database in addition to different system versions of devices possessed by each user and might bounce back next month. A lower score than that in January doesn't mean poor performance.

As the largest iPad product equipped with Apple’s A12X processor, of course, there is no need to say much about its performance, and there might be no App in the market that could overwhelm iPad.

No. 2: iPad Pro 4 (12.9-inch)

Average score: 719,775

Just as the No.1 product, iPad Pro 4 (12.9-inch) also secured its second place in February, with an average score of 719,775, which was several hundred points higher than 719,476 in January 2021. It is powered by Apple’s A12Z processor, which was launched later than A12X powering the iPad Pro 3 (12.9-inch) ranking No. 1. But it is just a toothpaste-squeezing product of Apple with an added core without a big change in overall performance, which therefore results in such ranking.

No. 3: iPad Pro 4 (11-inch)

Average score: 713,520

iPad Pro 4(11-inch) has also maintained its third place, with an average score of 713,520, which is several hundred points higher than 713,177 of last month. It is also equipped with the A12Z processor of Apple, making no big difference in substantial performance among the top three product models. Ordinary consumers will be satisfied when using iOS products they have purchased without feeling obvious inadequacy in their performance.

All the above three products are powered by Apple’s A12 series processors, including A12X and A12Z, respectively. However, the final results are not entirely processor-based, as the experience also depends on the real usage and the results are only for reference.

The following seven products are: iPad Pro 3 (11-inch) (average score: 691,349), iPad Air 4 (average score: 649,253), iPhone 12 Pro Max (average score: 646,173), iPhone 12 Mini (average score: 617,093), iPhone 12 Pro (average score: 610,463), iPhone 12 (average score: 609,693), and iPhone 11 Pro Max (average score: 530,091).

In terms of score, it's obvious that the A12 series of the top four models are basically at the same level, but from the fifth model with Apple’s A14 processor, a distinct gap appears, with the score of iPad Air 4 over 40,000 points lower than that of iPad Pro 3 (11-inch), which should be noted.

In terms of product, Apple’s A14 is mostly used in the iPhone series and also in iPad Air4, which is a kind of lightweight product. It is understandable that the A12 series processors are not used, just because of which iPad Air4 ranks closer to the iPhone series in respect of score.

That's the detail of the iOS performance ranking list in February 2021, which remains almost the same as that in January. Maybe you have gotten used to the big picture of the iOS performance ranking list. After all, without new products launched by Apple, the only company able to offer iOS products, the performance ranking list, of course, will not see big changes.