Apple’s iPhone 6S+ Destroys Android Smartphones in Performance Benchmarks

It comes as no surprise that due to the hardware prowess and software calibration, the new bunch of iPhones are now the fastest phones on the market. Just by how much? There’s one graph to clear it all.

Antutu is one of the most widely used benchmark apps on mobile platforms right now. Its report for the top 10 smartphones on the year is credible due to its combining of elements such as UX, GPU, RAM, CPU, I/O, etc.

The report itself shouldn’t come as a surprise to a lot of people. The new iPhone 6s with its 64-bit 1.85 Ghz dual-core Apple A9 processor, PowerVR GT7600 graphics and 2 GB RAM is at the top of the list, that too by a fairly huge margin as is clear through the chart. The Apple device scored around the 132K mark.

The Huawei Mate 8, the giant Chinese maker’s flagship took the 2nd spot on the podium, thanks to its home-baked Kirin 950 silicon and 4 GB RAM that took it to the 92K mark. Another Chinese maker, Meizu with its Pro 5 took to 3rd third place, thanks to Samsung’s powerful Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset.

antutut benchmark

Samsung itself scrambled to the fourth and fifth spot with the same processor found in its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ which have to push many more pixels than their Meizu counterpart.

At 6th, you got last year’s iPhone 6s (and 6s Plus), while Oneplus 2, Letv 1Pro, Xiaomi Note Pro and the Nexus 6P complete the top ten.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the deficiency of Qualcomm processors in the benchmark. Bar the Nexus 6P, we don’t find the company’s chips in the list at all, making the fact that the company totally screwed the 64-bit bandwagon a much likely possibility. It will be up to the new 820 to rectify what was wronged in this version.

Apple, though, can get away with using the same processor next year too without many people noticing the difference at all. With almost complete control over the development of its phone, the company’s real advantages might not have been realized after all, until now.


  • These are just bechmarks score. Mate 8 and Iphone6s plus are using 1080p resolution whereas note 5 and s6plus are using 2K resolution. Running 2k display takes more processing power and slows down the performance and so does the benchmark scores.

    • Wrong, the graphical rendering part in Antutu benchmark is rendered at 1080p no matter what native resolution your phone has.

      • Wrong, a phone always renders at its native resolution so the 1080p graphic is upscaled to 2k which takes extra processor power.

    • Going by your logic 6s should have bested 6s Plus since 6s is mere 720p in resolution compared to 1080p of 6s plus.

    • Okay but still no point because Apple still at dual core while other use quad / octa cores. So Octa cores should have given performance.

  • This doesn’t even count for jackshit. We all know how smartphone vendors can manipulate the benchmarking apps to post crazy performance numbers. Besides benchmarking became stale long time ago as almost all of the chips now present in the market are overkill for what can be done on a smartphone. Nevertheless, we know apple phones are up their when it comes to performance.

    • Agree but Samsung and HTC have been found guilty to use such tactics. I wonder still they couldn’t beat.

  • Antutu has changed some of its algorithms in its latest version 6. my phone used to score 42000 now its scoring above 55000.

    • A benchmark test is NOT an untimate measure of processor speed or performance. These are a series of tests done on a device.
      A processor can be good at one test yet poor at another. It depends on the weightage of a each test taken in total score. Each researcher or testing company gives weightage according to their own understanding (or their interest if they manipulate unfairly!).

      In short, think of it as an exam paper. Lets say the objective section has 30% weightage and subjective 70%. The people good at objective section will benifit if we increase objective part weightage to 50% or more!! others not good in this section will suffer! :)

  • It seems that it is not a multi-core test. iPhone won because of its higher clock speed. But if it is tested on multi-core. It iPhone can’t win. Androids are Quad & Octa-core CPUs.
    There are so many Antutu multi-core results available online that shows that iPhone 6s is not the best performer.

    • Not the best performer in multi core because it has just 2 cores. 2 cores would only take you so far against 8 cores even if those 2 cores are highly sophisticated and optimized.

  • Agreed! Those 810 & 801 chips were a face of all the horrors of the world last year … Qualcomm has a lot of making up to do with 820s this year..


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