Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Galaxy S5: speed comparison
posted by Victor H. / Mar 05, 2015, 9:22 AM
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge arrives with a brand new version of TouchWiz that has gotten a fresh coat of 'Lollipop' paint with color-coded apps and the card-based multitasking menu, but most importantly, Samsung claims that it has trimmed off the fat and the interface is now faster and more responsive. Is that really so? We took the opportunity to compare the Galaxy S6 edge display unit at MWC 2015 against our Galaxy S5, freshly updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Which one is faster?
We test start-up times for apps from both a cold and hot startIn order to measure the performance of the two we had a set of applications that we used to test the speed: once from a cold start of the app, and one more time, a hot start. We take a look at how fast it is to unlock the device, and then we open essential apps like the dialer, the messenger, and the camera.
At first sight, it does seem that the Galaxy S6 edge is a bit faster in practically all instances and for all apps, but the difference is bigger when we speak about cold start, while hot-starting applications takes a nearly identical amount of time on both (with a slight advantage in favor of the newer Galaxy S6 edge). Take a look at how we performed our test at the video above.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- 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
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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Iphone 6 with 1 gb ram opens app much faster than galaxy s6 with 3 gb of ram Samsung please try 8 gb ram and 5 ghz processor
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 9:26 AM 8
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Kidding me??? My Note 4 is much faster than iPhone 6 when it comes to open apps. No need to mention boot-up time and wake-up display.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 9:30 AM 26
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The iPhone 6 is 0.0000000000001s faster, incredible...
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 9:32 AM 9
ram has nothing to do with app startups only if its loaded in memory. but the new UFS flash will make apps loads faster than other phones. not a big fan of samsung myself , but you gotta admit there sure do have some useful tech packed in the new galaxy even the new ddr4 ram should reduce power consumption.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 9:35 AM 0
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so this is what u get with ULTRA fast UFS memory + cutting edge 14nm processor + optimize touchwiz . lol
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 9:58 AM 1
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FYI iphone 6 display res. is just 1334 x 750 with 1 GB but SG S6 have a Quad HD display with 3 GB that's four times the display res. of iphone but only 3 times the RAM, please make sure that your comment have justification before posting it.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 11:14 AM 2
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This whole talk about Samsung making a device that looks like the iPhone 6. The reason it's mentioned is because of the aluminum frame with those two stripes at the bottom. Now let's be real here. The iPhone has it on the. In the same exact places in which the HTC M8 and yes the M7 has it. So who copied who. Now without those stripes how much does the s6 really look like the iPhone. Because that glass back is def not on the iPhone 6. So we should applaud Samsung for finally making a quality device. It's absolutely stunning. I bet just like the big display, the extra big display, front facing camera, and much more The iPhone 7 or 8. Will finally receive a curved display. And wireless charging. And maybe even a vr Let's admit apple is always last to the party. But because america is so mainstream focused. They believe apple devices do it all first and they are the best but only if they knew about phones more. They would not purchase I phones as much. I'm american BTW.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 9:37 AM 8
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No, the reason it's mentioned is because Samsung copies apple. Apple doesn't invent things (I'll be the first to admit that) but as soon as Apple releases something on their product Samsung magically does the same a few months later. -the new gs6 headphones -gold Galaxy last year -fingerprint sensor -Samsung pay (lol) -the shape of their phones completely changed after iphone release -they also made fun of apple for headphone placement now the bottom of their phone looks like an iPhone It's not about apple inventing stuff, it's about The timing in which Samsung decides to release stuff-they make themselves look bad.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 9:44 AM 5
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-Apple stole the headphones design from Philips -Samsung has been doing Gold phones before the iPhone ever existed -Apple pay? Have you ever heard of Google wallet? -Go check the S4, and while you're at it, check the Ativ S, the phone that inspired Jony Ive while designing the iPhone 6 -Just like Apple copied the power button placement found on the Galaxy phones?
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 10:05 AM 9
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You are still missing my point. It's ALL about the timing. I already said apple doesnt really invent anything. It's about when Samsung chooses to include features in their flagship. Some random phone that Barely anybody bought may have done it first at some point but it was never focused on by Samsung unless the iPhone all of a sudden included it. That makes Samsung look bad
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 10:24 AM 2
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es/Apple-iPod-touch-2nd-generation_id5387/photos?image 2008 metal unibody like in iP 6. =27970
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 11:13 AM 0
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I don't think they were making fun of apple for putting the headphone jack on the bottom. They were making fun of the fact that people thought it was so amazing and revolutionary. The galaxy nexus had the headphone jack on the bottom years ago.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 10:06 AM 4
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I am a fan of samsung and I admit these stuffs.. just like how I hate LG following samsung and other chinese oems doing the same thing on theIr phones. but I just cant help to admire how samsung make it even better (not always though) and besides you get more extra amazing original stuffs/features on galaxy flagships so I cant also help but put aside some copying methods of sammy :)
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 10:14 AM 0
glass sandwiched between a metal frame , what a wonderful idea the whole industry seems to be using it now including samsung. where did it come from I wonder ? Hmmm where did that idea come from ? take a guess ...... 2010 still don't know ? . . . . . Hmmm lets see the last phone steve jobs unveiled , the first phone with high PPI retina display that crossed 300 ppi. Still don't know ? starts with i ends with 4
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 10:17 AM 2
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Phandroid did something that I thought was really unique. They turned the animation up on both devices to 5x before doing their app opening test. You can pinpoint exactly when each phone starts an application.
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 10:29 AM 1
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4g on the Galaxy S5 is really Fast,the Galaxy S6 might be Fast but it as not Fully Tested about its Batterylife yet,As the Galaxy S5 Batterylife is just Superb,plus i can change the battery anytime i want,but you can"t do that with the Galaxy S6,so until Samsung realise there big Mistakes they made with the Galaxy S6,Galaxy S5 might be my last Samsung phone,after removing the Micro Sd Card on the Galaxy S6
posted on Mar 05, 2015, 5:05 PM 0
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