If you still doubt Samsung‘s marketing machinery that’s saying their new flagship, the Galaxy S6, is the best new smartphone in the market, then this might just convince you. (Only if you believe in tests like this though) According to the usage speed test conducted by TomsGuide, Samsung’s new baby is the best among almost all the categories or situations where they tested six flagships from various OEMs, namely, the LG G4, iPhone 6, HTC One M9, Google Nexus 6, and the Asus ZenFone 2.

Except for 3 categories, the Galaxy S6 was the first in all the other benchmark and non-benchmark instances, including PDF load time, gaming performance (tied with the iPhone 6), video editing, and WiFi speed. The only ones where it did not top the test was with the Camera Open time (2nd), Basemark OSII Memory (2nd), and the 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited (3rd). Both Samsung’s fine-tuned and optimized software and its own Exynos 7420 processor are responsible for the smartphone’s performance.


The much-criticized Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 was supposedly responsible for the HTC One M9‘s relatively poor ranking (except for the 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited and WiFi speed categries), with the LG G4, which runs on the hexa-core Snapdragon 808, outperforming it. At least, when it comes to software optimization, HTC is still the best Android OEM, at least on paper.

This is great news for Samsung, which has been heavily criticized for bloated software the past years. Whether this will translate into better sales for the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge remains to be seen.

VIA: SAM Mobile