Apple iPhone 6s vs Android smartphones: Apple iPhone 6S beats Android devices in performance test despite weaker processor

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AnTuTu, a popular benchmarking site, placed Apple’s iPhone 6S ahead of the pack based on tests performed on the device and other Android devices in its category.

The report released by AnTuTu was based on test conducted on the hardware performance of 10 devices including Huawei Mate 8, Meizu Pro 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, iPhone 6 Plus, OnePlus 2, Letv 1Pro, Xiaomi Note Pro, and Nexus 6P.

According to a report by BGR, the iPhone 6s’ performance is 59 percent higher than the Galaxy Note 5 and 69 percent higher than the Nexus 6P.

The Huawei Mate 8 is actually the closest competition in terms of performance but its score of 92,746 is a long way behind iPhone 6s’ score of 132,620.

Another Apple entry, the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, while finishing behind the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, also outperformed OnePlus 2, Letv 1Pro, Xiaomi Note Pro, and Nexus 6P.

The results of the benchmark came as a surprise because the phone only has a dual core processor and 2GB of RAM compared to other Android devices included in the test that have far stronger hardware including octacore processors and double the amount of RAM. This leads to the conclusion that how the processors function with its software also factor into the phone’s efficiency.

Based on a report by Digital Trends, the AnTuTu tests use only one device per model and averages the result of 500 data samples for each phone. The report noted that iPhone 6S Plus or the iPhone 6 Plus were not included in the test because they have earlier been tested to have no significant difference to the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6.

The Antutu Benchmark V6.0 was used for the test.