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

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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36 Comments

1. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 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: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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

24. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 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: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 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: Jul 31, 2013

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

36. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

G3? Seriously??

5. bendgate unregistered

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

8. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

I'm counting 5 am I missing something?

12. Xenaz

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 28, 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: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

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

19. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

27. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 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: Nov 21, 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: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 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: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

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

23. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Their CPUs are alright but their GPUs are trash

4. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

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

6. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

s6 king of all android phones lol

17. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

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

32. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

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

7. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Samsung is on top once again, as always.

10. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

It's 7420 not 7430.

11. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

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