iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 speed comparison: which is faster?
posted by Nick T. / Sep 28, 2014, 2:43 PM
Take Apple and its iPhone for example – the company has total control over the software and hardware that go inside its smartphone, and both are built from the ground up to work in perfect unison. The result is a stellar smartphone experience that does not rely on octa-core processors and bajillion gigabytes of RAM. That is not to say that a potent hardware configuration isn't a plus, especially when it comes to Android smartphones. In fact, all of the best Android handsets rely on the most capable system-on-chip solutions that are available. For example, one of the most popular Android devices at the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S5, is powered by one of Qualcomm's fastest chips, the 2.5GHz, quad-core Snapdragon 801.
But ultimately, which is the better solution? And which is faster – the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy S5? To answer these questions, we attempted a comparison the kind of which we don't do often... yet. Below is a speed comparison between the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 – a comparison aimed at determining which phone is faster in real life. Long story short, both phones stood their ground really well. The iPhone 6 had the upper hand when dealing with the basics and handling the phone's core applications. Yet the Galaxy S5 managed to stand out in other fields of testing. Check out the video below to see how our speed comparison between the two phones turned out.
- Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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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Galaxy S5 > iPhone 6
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 2:48 PM 50
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Comparison wuth HTC M8 and Nexus 5 would be awesome because Touchwiz is always slower than Vanilla Android and HTC Sense.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 2:54 PM 31
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I'm also wondering what's connected on background of GS5: G+, Hangouts, S-note, S-voice, S-younameit and so on Google and Samsung services. Multitasking comparison please. Not opening only dumb phone tasks.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 8:19 AM 0
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Explain how newer tech with a lighter operating system gets smoked by 3 year old tech and lag droid? I'd love to hear this. The simple answer of course is 3 year old tech can still be lights out like a 3 year old car can beat a lot of 2015 cars if the engine is well made enough.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 10:29 PM 4
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That was my point, old tech and lesser yet is still not losing anything compared to the newest an greatest a8 or whatever they call it, cyclone is it? Lol, looks like it sucks not only your money but higher reasoning as well. Chuckle indeed.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 10:44 PM 0
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Except when it's time to update to Android L. TouchWiz doesn't support ART currently. Enjoy that timely update. Even Android L does arrive, 32bit Krait cores in the Snapdragon parade will keep all current flagships from getting 20-30% free performance (and more battery life with race-to-sleep) with the 64bit version of Android L. Will be extremely obvious once Android L releases for both 32bit Snapdragon and 64bit Exynos versions of the Note 4. There will be a huge performance gap. ARMv8 is a big deal. Everyone with an Android flagship today is going to miss out.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 2:16 AM 0
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As far as I know, ARMv8 also includes 32bit support, so all the new extensions/etc. will still be available when L comes to the US version of the Note 4. No issue. There will be very little difference in performance.
posted on Sep 29, 2014, 11:10 AM 0
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well miliseconds doesnt matter but that comparison is not fair bcuz iphone is newer than s5.
posted on Sep 28, 2014, 2:51 PM 16
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