Samsung has been overselling the high figures of the display as well as the huge number of cores (8 cores) of the processor of its high-end smartphone: the Galaxy S6. Its mission is to compete with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Are these assets enough? Is the Galaxy S6 graphically efficient? Well, the benchmark published by appleinsider.com may prove Samsung wrong about their technical choices.
As you can see on the benchmark published by Apple Insider that compares the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, inspite of the octacore processor and the high density screen, the Galaxy S6 graphic performances are way behind what the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have to offer. But how is that?
Well, actually the answer is quite simple and even a 12-year-old child could actually guess that the Galaxy S6 would have problem with graphics when dealing with demanding applications and games. Actually, eventhough its processor is quite powerful, this extra computing power is balanced by the extra pixel density of the screen. The high density screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 spoils the extra power of the processor. This leads to this surprising benchmark with poor graphic performances on the new Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Things are even worse than expected when you compare the Samsung Galaxy S6 graphical performances with the ones of the iPhone 5S, a smartphone that is two generations younger. The Galaxy S6 comes short in graphic performances when you compare it to the iPhone 5S. Of course, the iPhone 5S has the advantage of a smaller screen even though it’s a Retina screen. Yet, its processor has less to do calculating pixels when rendering 3D images and videos for instance. But yet, the Galaxy S6 is way behind. Isn’t that a bit of a shame for Samsung’s engineers ? Really…
So what is the point of having such a high density screen on the smartphone? Why Samsung engineers did not forecast that this super dense resolution screen would hurt the overall performance of its smartphone ? But the bottom line is : can the human eye see the difference between an Apple Retina screen of an iPhone 6 and the highest density on the market of the 5-inch screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6?