Early Benchmarks reveal Samsung Galaxy S6 will come close to iPhone 6’s single-core performance
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Early Benchmarks reveal Samsung Galaxy S6 will come close to iPhone 6’s single-core performance

  • 2015-02-13 14:56:08
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News / Mobile phones Early Benchmarks reveal Samsung Galaxy S6 will come close to iPhone 6’s single-core performance

When Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014, the A8 chip that powered it, outperformed all the major Android flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Motorola X (2014).

The Geekbench 3 benchmarks revealed that the iPhone 6 had significantly better single-core performance and comparable multi-core performance. John Poole, co-founder of PrimeLabs, makers of Geekbench, had said that the single-core performance was the most important metric:

Single-core performance is arguably the most important performance metric for smartphones. Every application will benefit from improved single-core performance while only specialized applications will benefit from improved multi-core performance.

As you can see in the chart below, iPhone 6 significantly outperforms Samsung Galaxy S5  in single-core performance with a score of 1618, compared to Galaxy S5’s score of 912.

iPhone 6 vs Android flagships - SIngle Core

It looks like Samsung’s next major flagship, the Galaxy S6, will offer impressive performance, and will offer close to iPhone 6’s single-core performance, and offer much better multi-core performance. The benchmark results were posted by Poole, which was probably run on a Galaxy S6 prototype.

Here’s the performance chart of the iPhone 6 compared to the alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge:

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 - Performance

Samsung is widely expected to drop Qualcomm, in favor of its own in-house developed Exynos 8-core processor. The benchmark results also reveals that the Galaxy S6 Edge (a variant of the Galaxy S6 with display on three-sides) will be powered by Samsung’s 8-core Exynos 7420 processor with 3GB RAM  (iPhone 6 comes with only 1GB RAM).

While the benchmark results could easily be faked, it does seem likely that the next generation Galaxy S6 will match iPhone 6 in terms of performance, if not better it. It is also too early to jump to conclusions as Samsung could optimize the performance even further before the device goes on sale.

Samsung is expected to unveil Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at its Unpacked media event at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona on March 1.





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