The introduction of UFS 2.0 memory to Samsung’s high-end mobile devices – at the time, we could only speculate it was the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge – certainly piqued our interest.
There was no way those speed improvements wouldn’t impact their performance across all usage scenarios – especially when it comes down to app and file load times! Add to these the 3 GB of top-notch DDR4 RAM, and we just might have a winner.
That is why, at MWC 2015, we managed to pit a pre-release Galaxy S6 edge against Apple’s iPhone 6 with its blazing A8 chipset and tight software optimization. While the Exynos 7420 in the Galaxy S6 edgekills it in the multicore benchies, the A8 is still on top when it comes to one-on-one processor core power, at least in synthetic tests.
What we tested, however, is real-life experience when it comes to opening the most used stock apps on a phone, like the contacts, messaging, camera and so on, with their app loading times directly on display.