Samsung Galaxy S6 enthusiasts have something new to celebrate heading into the official launch of the flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge were ruled as the top performers on the AnTuTu Benchmark test. The devices, which were powered by the company’s own Exynos 7420 chip instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, which had issues throughout the testing phases of the device, ultimately seems to have been the right choice.
The biggest takeaway from this performance and the test as a whole are that it gives weight to what Samsung had worried about with the Snapdragon 810 processor to begin with. There were concerns about overheating throughout the life of the device, as their tests showed, and now it would appear as though the processor doesn’t even perform as well compared to the Exynos 7420 that Samsung went with instead.
Perhaps the most interesting point to look at right now would be the fact that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, which is expected later this year, will likely surpass all other processors on the market. At that point, it will be interesting to see where the competition stands and how well the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge performed on the market. At the very least, right now, Samsung is feeling good about the decision they made to go with the Exynos instead of Qualcomm chip.
The HTC One M9 runs that Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and while it isn’t slow, it certainly didn’t come close to earning top honors – which is a shot for HTC who has already seen enough struggles in the last couple years to make a change at the top management level of the company. At the end of the day though, this really comes down to what performs the best for the longest period of time, and it would appear as though Samsung won this battle with their own Exynos chip, instead of using Qualcomm’s staple processor for flagship devices in 2015.