Apple iPhone 6s Plus
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Ever since its release, Apple's iPhone 6s Plus has topped most performance charts. And now, AnTuTu, one of the most popular benchmark vendors for smartphones, has declared the model as the best performing phone of 2015. The firm gathered data from its latest V6.0 benchmark that allows for cross-platform performance comparison of smartphones.

The list is compiled after collating average figures from at least 500 entries per model, which gives a relatively accurate view on how smartphones perform. The top performer, the iPhone 6s Plus, with the latest A9 processor garnered a score of 1,32,620 a comfortable 30% lead from its nearest competitor Huawei Mate 8, which took second spot on the list with a score of 92,746.

This is the first time the Apple OS has been compared with its Android peers and the iPhone 6s Plus with a 2GB RAM and dual-core processor managed to beat phones on the list with double the RAM along with quad-core or octa-core processors.

Samsung followed Apple as both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ ranked in the top 5 with a little over 1200 points of difference between them.

Chinese manufacturer Maeizu's Pro 5 model was a surprise entrant among bigwigs even surpassing Samsung models. The much talked about One Plus 2 with the well-received Cynogen mod featured seventh on the list, but above its close competitor Xiaomi Note Pro which was on ninth spot. The list was disappointing for Google as the only phone to make the cut was the Nexus 6P.

Lenovo acquired Motorola which recently announced that it was rebranding its smartphones division, failed to make the list. Below is the list along with scores given to the handsets by AnTuTu:

AnTuTu rankings 2015
The figure shows the top 10 phones ranked by AnTuTu for 2015AnTuTu