Apple’s iPhone 6 features a dual-core processor with just 1GB RAM. By comparison, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 packs impressive specs: 3GB RAM, octa-core 64-bit processor and a 1440 x 2560 display. We have seen in the past that the Galaxy S6 is a beast of a device, beating almost every other Android smartphone on benchmark tests. But, with its relatively lower specs, the iPhone 6 is still the king when it comes to gaming.
iPhone 6 beats all its Android rivals
According to gaming benchmark tests conducted by GameBench, the iPhone 6 destroys every flagship Android smartphone across the board. GameBench compared the iPhone 6, Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and Google Nexus 6 in its tests. Logic suggests that quad-core and octa-core devices with more RAM would outperform the iPhone.
But the iPhone 6 proved to be the smoothest device, beating every other phone by a wide margin. It achieved an average median FPS of 42, compared to 36 for the Galaxy S6, 34 for HTC One M9 and 34 FPS for the Nexus 6. In means, for Apple’s device, 42 FPS was the most common rate at which games ran. Games such as Marvel: Content of Champions, Modern Combat 5, and Dead Trigger 2 all ran at higher frame rates on the iPhone than on Android devices.
Games like Marvel Champions that are capped at set frame rates were handled almost equally well by all phones. But the iPhone 6 posted almost twice the performance in Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5. The iPhone 6 also had the best frame stability in games like Real Racing 3, where the iPhone offers reduced frame rates.
Apple focuses on efficiency
As the results show, Apple’s device not only keeps pace with rivals, but beats them by a distance. It proves that efficiency is more important than cores in the processor and RAM. And efficiency has always been the name of the game for Cupertino.
Anyway, Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are selling very well in over 20 countries they have been launched. Samsung expects to sell 70 million units of its new devices by the end of this year.