tech2 News StaffJan 15, 2016 19:20:01 IST
Apple's iPhone 6s Plus has been praised in the past for delivering some really high scores on the Geekbench benchmarking tool. It impressed everyone with its single-core score that faired a lot better compared to the competition available on Android flagship smartphones. Just recently, makers of the benchmarking tool AnTuTu also shared their list of the Top 10 performing smartphones in 2015 and the results are jaw-dropping indeed.
The dual-core iPhone 6s Plus actually beat the entire 2015 lot of Android flagships. This list even includes the Meizu MX5 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Looking at the chart, the iPhone 6s Plus sits right at the top with a massive 132,620 score. At second place comes a Chinese phone maker Huawei with the Mate 8 scoring 92,746 points. And in the third place is another Chinese smartphone brand, Meizu, with 86,214 points.
At a glance, it indeed seems like Chinese smartphone makers have worked hard to win the performance war. But a closer look reveals that Meizu actually uses a Samsung-made Exynos 7420 chipset that is also available inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which oddly stood fourth in the same list. The reason for the same can be attributed to Meizu using a Full HD display on the MX5 Pro, while Samsung chose a Quad HD unit; meaning that there are more pixels to push for the same chipset. Another interesting insight that the ranking shares is that the tables seem to have turned in 2015 with the top 3 smartphones sporting chipsets from manufacturers other than Qualcomm (Apple, Huawei and Samsung).
Coming back to the winner, the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, it is a bit shocking to see the smartphone beat the Android brutes with its dual-core A9 chipset that is coupled with just 2GB of RAM. This is keeping in mind that the Huawei Mate 8 also sports a Full HD display (like the iPhone) but is powered by a 2.3GHz HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core chipset with 4GB of RAM! Still then, Apple always focusses on optimisation and its two heavy duty cores seemed to have done a stellar job. And this is not just with benchmarks but also with iOS 9 that seems to be having a tough time of the iPhone 6 Plus with just 1GB of RAM.
Talking about iPhone 6 Plus, the iPhone model from 2014 also made it to the 2015 list (which is quite an achievement) and the number came surprisingly close to 2015 flaghips, defeating the OnePlus 2, Letv 1Pro, the Xiaomi Note Pro and even the Nexus 6P.
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