Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review

Performance: CPU and Device

AnTuTu’s latest benchmark returns a number of scores—too many to graph so we’re including a look at all the numbers in a table. This test measures subsystem performance in various areas like Database IO, Storage IO, CPU (Int. and Float), GPU (3D), and RAM (speed).

AnTuTu, Mobile XPRT, GeekBench Benchmarks
General System, CPU and User Experiential Performance

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This suite of tests puts a variety of strains on the system, largely testing general performance on routine tasks that you're likely to encounter in an average day. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge tore through this test, notching overall scores above 60,000 (well above, actually) for the first time in our testing. Even the mighty HTC One M9 and its octa-core Snapdragon 810 were no match for the octa-magic in Samsung's latest duo.

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The MobileXPRT benchmark runs through a variety of tests to evaluate the responsiveness of a device along with its ability to handle many everyday workloads. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge ruled the roost here, obliterating every other Android phone we've tested. If you want an idea of just how far the Galaxy range has come, look at the scores on the Galaxy S5 and S4. The S6 duo is nearly 3x faster than the S4 from two years ago, and shows double-digit percentage gains over last year's S5. One has to wonder how pokey the S6 will look compared to next year's iteration!

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GeekBench does a good job showcasing a phone's ability to handle complex tasks and games, and the pair of S6 handsets did well here. Both finished at the top of the class, and again, the deltas between the two are inconsequential.

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