iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Speed Test

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 vs HTC One M8 Speed test

You may have seen quite a few performance benchmarks, which have shown that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus that come with just a dual-core processor and 1GB RAM outperform Android flagships that come with higher clocked quad-core processors with lot more RAM.

So what does it mean in real world usage. Folks at PhoneBuff have created a video where they have carried out quite a unique speed test between iPhone 6, and Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

They run each device through a virtual obstacle course to see which one finishes first. The obstacle is essentially a series of tests which involves opening various apps and games, loading a website in Safari etc. that are run one after the other to see which device finishes first.

Tech specs: iPhone 6 is powered by a 1.4GHz A8 chip with 1GB RAM, where as the Galaxy S5 is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB RAM, and the HTC One (M8) is powered by a 2.26 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB RAM.

So without wasting much time, check out the video below to see which device finishes first.

So as you can see the iPhone 6 finishes first, followed by the HTC One M8, and finally the Samsung Galaxy S5, which finishes a distant third. I was surprised by how slow the Galaxy S5 was compared to even the HTC One M8, especially when you consider both of them are running on Android.

While this may not be the most scientific way of comparing the performance of the three devices, the test again highlights that tech specs such as clock speed, number of cores, amount of RAM are not everything, as Apple’s integrated hardware and software approach continues to give it an edge over its rivals when it comes to performance.

[via PhoneBuff]