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Benchmark Scores: Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge blows HTC One M9 Away

March 3, 2015 - Written By Cory McNutt

It goes without saying that benchmark scores do not tell the whole story when it comes to a devices performance.  Living with a device overtime really gives you a better sense for how the device will perform – will it get sluggish over time or with the addition of more apps.  But when new devices first arrive on the market, benchmark tests are all we have to compare and rank them.  The HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge were just announced at this year’s MWC this past Sunday.

At MWC, they took the time to run the new HTC One M9 against the two new Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge models – HTC vs Samsung – Qualcomm Snapdragon 64-bit 810 octa-core vs Samsung’s 64-bit Exynos 7420 octa-core…which one would come out on top. Could the Snapdragon, the gold standard for smartphones the past few years, even be threatened by the Samsung Exynos, which has been around for years, but not used in their US models.  Not only could the Exynos stand up to the Snapdragon, but it kicked its butt with an unheard of AnTuTu score of almost 70,000, well above the LG G3, Nexus 6, LG G Flex 2 and even the HTC One M9,

The Samsung Exynos has always done well on AnTuTu, but even for them, almost 70,000 is unheard of.  As a comparison, the flagship devices from 2014 ranged from 40,000 to 50,000 – the new HTC One M9 was able to obtain about 55,000, probably due to the newer Snapdragon 810.  We will find out more about the performance of these two great devices, and the LG G4 when it comes out later.  A full-review and testing will give a more accurate assessment, but this score is amazing and a device that you could look forward to using. Which processor do you feel you would rather have in your device? – a Snapdragon or Exynos – or does it not matter to you as long as it runs smooth.  Many times, manufacturers such as Motorola optimize their device to work with their processor, something that Samsung is said to have done with their Galaxy S6.  Would the type of processor affect your decision on selecting a device…as always we would love to hear from you.