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    Samsung Galaxy S6 beats the competition in TomsGuide’s real-life usage speed test

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    Last updated: June 26th, 2015 at 11:58 UTC+02:00

    Samsung did a great job of fine-tuning its software on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, and multitasking issues aside, both phones are among the fastest on the market as a result. Of course, the Exynos 7420 processor, which is more efficient and powerful than any of the chipsets being used by smartphone manufacturers in 2015, can take equal credit. Both the processor and optimized software come together to create the best software experience we have ever seen on a Samsung smartphone, and in a speed test carried out by TomsGuide, the Galaxy S6 managed to best the competition in almost all real-life use cases that were part of the test.

    The test included things like loading a PDF file, opening the camera app, Wi-Fi speed, and performance in games, in addition to benchmarks that tested the graphics, memory, storage and overall performance. Except for the camera opening time, the Galaxy S6 managed to score the first position in all the non-benchmark instances. The LG G4 was slightly faster at opening the camera, which is a good indication that constantly keeping the camera process in memory – like the Galaxy S6 does – might not be enough to make the camera app open quickly all the time.

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    Samsung's use of its powerful CPU and things like DDR4 RAM and the fastest mobile storage chip helped it achieve great performance in video editing, PDF load times, and two of the general benchmark tests. Gaming was also something the S6 handled well, though it tied with the iPhone 6 from last year in Gameloft's Asphalt 8Most likely, that was because gaming companies still tend to put more effort in optimizing games for iOS, and also because the iPhone 6 has a much lower display resolution than the Galaxy S6.

    Oh, and if you needed more proof that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 is a disappointment, the test gives it to you – the hexa-core Snapdragon 808-powered LG G4 did much better than the HTC One M9, and this is despite HTC possibly being the top Android OEM when it comes to software optimization. You can check out the source link for more details on everything the tests entailed, and if you have the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you can continue to proudly boast about having the best the smartphone market has to offer.

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