Apple’s iPhone 6s was hailed as a major step forward, despite looking almost identical to its predecessor.
The latest benchmarking figures reveal that Apple wasn’t kidding when it boasted of its ‘speed bump’ and the firm’s new A9 chip.
According to a new table from AnTuTu, it was the fastest phone of the year – by a huge margin.
Although the iPhone 6 series didn’t do so well on paper, the handsets have just been name the best smartphones of 2015.AnTuTu just released the latest smartphone performance report and iPhone 6s is at the top of the chart. The latest Apple handset led the pack with 132,620 points, which is 41 % higher than the rest
WHAT DOES ANTUTU ACTUALLY MEASURE?
Like other benchmark apps, AnTuTu gives your device an overall numerical score as well as individual scores for each test it performs.
The overall score is created by adding the results of each individual score together.
1. User Experience
The latest iOS handset led the pack with 132,620 points, which is 41 percent higher than the runner-up.
Huawei’s Mate 8 trailed the 6s with 92,746 points followed by Meizu’s Pro 5, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus, OnePlus’ OnePlus 2, LeTV’s 1 Pro, Xiaomi’s Mi Note Pro and Google’s Nexus 6P.
AnTuTu didn’t list the base models iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s in the ranking as there are negligible differences between them and the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6s Plus, according to the site.
There are minimal difference between the original and Plus of the iPhone 6 family, but the benchmark shows the improvements Apple was talking about, which includes a 40 percent power difference between the two models.
‘The A9 chip brings a new level of performance and eﬃciency to iPhone 6s,’ as noted on the Apple website.
‘Not only a faster experience, but a better one.’
‘The A9 chip is capable of gaming console-class graphics performance that makes games and other apps much richer and more immersive.’
The iPhone 6s series is about 70 percent faster in CPU operations than the iPhone 5 series, and about 90 percent speedier in GPU, according to Apple’s benchmarks.
AnTuTu is a leading benchmark app for Android devices and it tests various parts of the device and the gives an overall score, which can be compared with other devices.
AnTuTu didn’t list the base models iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s in the ranking as there are negligible differences between them and the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6s Plus, according to the site. The iPhone 6s series is about 70 percent faster in CPU operations than the iPhone 5 series, and about 90 percent speedier in GPU
The user experience score is the first number assigned, as it measures the experience it has with the real world.
UX is divided into two sub-scores — Multitask and Runtime, according to makeuseof.
‘The Multitask score represents how well the device can multitask, so a multi-core CPU will help here.’
‘The Runtime score represents how well Android’s Dalvik runtime runs apps.’
Then comes the RAM, which AnTuTu divides these scores into ‘RAM Operation’ and ‘RAM Speed’, which will give a score based on how fast your RAM performs.
Next comes the CPU, then GPU and finally the Input/Output scores.
Once this process has been completed AnTuTu can assign handsets their overall score.
Of course benchmarks aren’t always accurate, as they can’t fully mirror the real-world use and some manufactures like to tune and optimize their devices before getting a ranking.