Top Android devices speed test: the winner is clear

There’s a reason Samsung just became the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S thanks to their Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices; they just got pitted up against the best smartphones available on the market right now, and it was a whitewash.

Except for 3 categories, the Galaxy S6 ranked first in all the other benchmark and tests. The only ones it didn’t win in was the Camera Open Time and Basemark OSII Memory, where it placed 2nd, and the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited, where it placed 3rd.

The sheer speed and performance of the Galaxy S6 is clear that it is the best Android smartphone you can buy on the market, in terms of raw performance. Experience may be another story.

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When it comes to experience, the HTC One M9 takes the crown, at least on paper. Yet more argument for TouchWiz optimisation on the Galaxy S6 to further compliment the performance it is clearly capable of.

What else is significantly clear from the speed test performed is that the Snapdragon 810 is as much of a disappointment as expected.

What do you think of the results? Are you surprised? Drop us a comment below to let us know your thoughts.

VIA: SAM Mobile

  • Haggie

    If you handicapped or gave a bonus to phones with expandable storage and/or replaceable batter, the LG G4 would be first.

    Plus, the only person who uses the TouchWiz UI on their Samsung phone is my mother. Everyone else uses a launcher (ie: Nova).

    • sholaye

      Same here. I use nova

      • TouchWiz is system-wide. A launcher only replaces the homescreen element of TouchWiz, not the entire system files. TouchWiz is still being used as a resource regardless of what launcher you use unfortuantely.

        • sholaye

          It works faster though. That’s what I’ve noticed. Dc rolling through screens is much faster and looks better. Plus more customisability

    • jasonlowr

      My whole family will only use samsung because of touchwiz. Other than that, they all consider other options as ugly. Especially after samsung has introduced theme engines for the s6 and edge.

  • ianmccully

    imho you are always better with stock android, or vanilla android and then you can play about with, as you can’t do this with touchwiz and very bad .

  • Eddie Rodriguez

    I’d be curious to see how the OnePlus 1 fares here and later on this year the OnePlus 2