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AnTuTu's Q1 2015 global performance report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 blows away the competition

AnTuTu's Q1 2015 global performance report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 blows away the competition
Published on Tuesday, a new report from AnTuTu details the top 10 best performing devices to pass through its benchmarking suite. Based on data drawn from entries from all over the globe (some 160 countries), the final list shows us the aggregated average score of each device model.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge top the chart, with a non-trivial score advantage over the third on the list – the HTC One M9. Both are based on Samsung's own 64-bit, octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, while HTC's new flagship is running Qualcomm's 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 810. Interestingly enough, however, there's quite a discrepancy between the scores within Samsung's camp, with the Galaxy S6 achieving considerably better results overall when compared with the Galaxy S6 edge. Whether the gap between the two will prove smaller once more units of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge start going through AnTuTu's suite is unclear, but possible.

The team at AnTuTu prepared two other interesting charts – one detailing the chipset split in the top 10, and another reporting on the aggregated average scores achieved by any of the 5 chipsets in terms of GPU performance. On the first count, we're looking at a 50% share for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805, followed by Samsung's Exynos 7420 (20%), and 10% for each of the remaining three. As for GPU performance, it is again the Exynos 7420 (Mali-T760 GPU), which is the only chip on the list built on a 14nm node, that tops the list, followed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (Adreno 430) and Snapdragon 805 (Adreno 420).

Get the full scoop below.


source: AnTuTu

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posted on 02 Apr 2015, 02:47 10

1. RajRicardo (Posts: 394; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


6 Phones are quad HD. Who said higher resolution hampers performance?

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 02:56 3

2. seven7dust (unregistered)


that was true last year with the g3 , lollipop made everything smoother in graphics and snapiness and now 5.1 even fixed the ram leak issue.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 04:09 3

9. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1522; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


LG G3 was also using SD 801, which is not really suited for QHD. Since SD 805 there seems to be no issue handling that resolution.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 07:39 3

22. nokia12 (Posts: 486; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Higher resolution hampers GPU performance

this is Antutu .. which is an overall system bench giving extra marks to CPU and number of cores , it hardly considers GPU difference

check out any GPU benchmark like gfxbench, 3d mark and check onscreen performance

in manhatan 3.1

Galaxy s6 at 1080p - 12.8 FPS
Galaxy s6 at Quad HD - 6.1 FPS

literally only half the performance .

http://gfxbench.com/device.jsp?benchmark=gfx31&os=Android&api=gl&did=25103839&D=Samsung%20Galaxy%20S6%20(SM-G920x%2C%20SC-05G)

the only use for Quad HD phones is in virtual reality

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 07:44

24. nokia12 (Posts: 486; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


also for phones > 5.8 inches, Quad HD is suitable

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 08:55

26. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


There is no game that runs in QHD, so that on-screen score is good as useless.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 12:03

28. nokia12 (Posts: 486; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


by end of the year you will have games that run in QHD resolution , it won't be useless then

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 12:29

30. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Then too, you can tone down the graphics. QHD on medium will look the same as FHD on high, both giving same framerates.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 12:22 1

29. Niva. (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


On screen scores are the only thing that matters in terms of measuring gfx performance of these devices. It's not all about games either but overall performance. Anything over 1080 on a sub 6" device is useless and actually knocks down your performance dramatically. Now that the hardware exists the games will come.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 12:31 1

31. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Last time I checked, Exynos note 4 knocked down iphone 6 plus in speed test. resolution isn't even a 1% overhead in general UI. Optimization makes much more difference.

For example a G Flex 2 behaves like a drunk horse who has been poked on the butt with heavy use despite the SD 810 and 1080p while S6 is fluid.

Also, after rooting you can change the resolution.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 15:25

33. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


bet my g3 has a better battery life than the s6 / any other flagship of this year ;)

posted on 03 Apr 2015, 02:43

36. RajRicardo (Posts: 394; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


G3? Seriously??

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 03:06 1

5. bendgate (unregistered)


Higher resolution but also with better hardware, better and compatible software and better improved QHD screen technology.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 03:51

8. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


I'm counting 5 am I missing something?

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 04:29

12. Xenaz (Posts: 144; Member since: 28 Apr 2013)


Imagine if they are not QHD but FHD, the overall performance will be even better than what we have here, especially the battery life and yet you wont notice much difference on the display quality.

Though I do agree with you that currently smartphone hardware are able to handle QHD decently, but overall, I personally still prefer FHD on a smartphone while QHD for larger device like tablet, PC monitor or TV.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 06:21 1

18. RajRicardo (Posts: 394; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


I put my Z3 next to the S6 Edge. The difference is definitely noticable.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 07:17

19. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Yeahhhh..........under a microscope.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 09:57 1

27. tedkord (Posts: 11691; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


To the naked eye. There's a difference between not being able to resolve individual pixels and sharpness. The limit for the human eye to notice differences in sharpness and detail is around 600ppi at the distances you hold a phone.

All you need to do is read all the reviews in which they state they can see the difference. It's not that the FHD display is bad by any stretch, but it's less sharp.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 07:21

21. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Imagine the performance on a 720p display which is still more than enough for 5 inches. QHD hampers performance even on nuclear powered PCs.

posted on 03 Apr 2015, 02:41

35. RajRicardo (Posts: 394; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)


Why go for a 720P when S6 tops the benchmark charts in 2K putting all those 720P and FHD phones to shame?? So you want a 2015 flagship phone with a 2012 display res?? Good taste.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 02:59

3. DnB925Art (Posts: 1011; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I'm surprised by the 1 phone with a MediaTek processor. Actually keeping up with Qualcomm.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 07:44

23. UglyFrank (Posts: 1655; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Their CPUs are alright but their GPUs are trash

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 03:05 8

4. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)


samsung did it good this time...before that i hated their chips

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 03:18 10

6. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


s6 king of all android phones lol

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 05:50

17. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)


Haha, silly you but I think Note 4 is still better :)

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 14:58

32. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


the note 4 is the best phablet and the note 5 will be even better :)

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 03:25 10

7. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Samsung is on top once again, as always.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 04:21

10. Japultra (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 May 2014)


It's 7420 not 7430.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 04:28

11. Awalker (Posts: 1501; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I stopped looking at benchmarks when I got my Moto X 2013. The phone felt much faster than the S4 I had at the time even though the hardware was inferior.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 04:35 1

13. seven7dust (unregistered)


agreed benchmarks comaprisons are shallow , don't give real info about speed.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 05:30

14. dlsnhuff (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


benchmark is a 'sign' for what have seen in the software and hardware.
But real life useage is the king of what we experience in term of performance

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 05:42 1

15. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


S5 has a higher score than note 4. Antutu = epicly unreliable as always.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 07:18 1

20. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Note 4 has a higher resolution display.

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 05:49 1

16. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 401; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


where is the hell is exynos 5433 note 4

posted on 02 Apr 2015, 08:36

25. ChowMein (Posts: 76; Member since: 01 Jan 2015)


funny how the gap between s6 and m9 is so much bigger than the gap between m9 and s5 which is last yrs model.

posted on 03 Apr 2015, 01:26

34. mummra (Posts: 7; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)


Why s6 is better than s6 edge?

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