AnTuTu's Q1 2015 global performance report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 blows away the competition
1. RajRicardo (Posts: 390; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)
6 Phones are quad HD. Who said higher resolution hampers performance?
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.
9. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1514; 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.
22. nokia12 (Posts: 466; 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 .
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the only use for Quad HD phones is in virtual reality
24. nokia12 (Posts: 466; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)
also for phones > 5.8 inches, Quad HD is suitable
26. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
There is no game that runs in QHD, so that on-screen score is good as useless.
28. nokia12 (Posts: 466; 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
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.
29. Niva. (Posts: 420; 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.
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.
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 ;)
5. bendgate (unregistered)
Higher resolution but also with better hardware, better and compatible software and better improved QHD screen technology.
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.
18. RajRicardo (Posts: 390; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)
I put my Z3 next to the S6 Edge. The difference is definitely noticable.
19. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Yeahhhh..........under a microscope.
27. tedkord (Posts: 10675; 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.
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.
35. RajRicardo (Posts: 390; 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.
3. DnB925Art (Posts: 966; Member since: 23 May 2013)
I'm surprised by the 1 phone with a MediaTek processor. Actually keeping up with Qualcomm.
23. UglyFrank (Posts: 1606; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)
Their CPUs are alright but their GPUs are trash
4. lalalaman (Posts: 631; Member since: 19 Aug 2013)
samsung did it good this time...before that i hated their chips
17. Awesoman64 (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Mar 2015)
Haha, silly you but I think Note 4 is still better :)
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 :)
11. Awalker (Posts: 1432; 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.
13. seven7dust (unregistered)
agreed benchmarks comaprisons are shallow , don't give real info about speed.
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
15. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
S5 has a higher score than note 4. Antutu = epicly unreliable as always.
20. picka_vi_materina (Posts: 174; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Note 4 has a higher resolution display.
16. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 328; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)
where is the hell is exynos 5433 note 4
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.