Editor in Chief
- Jul 27, 2011
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Here's a powerful victory for Apple's processor design and software efficiency of the iPhone 6S Plus. A video blogger on YouTube named “PhoneBuff” pitted the 6 month old iPhone 6S Plus up against the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in his well-respected "real world" testing scenario.
Even though the new Samsung device includes a fancy new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and twice as much RAM (4GB vs 2GB), the older model iPhone 6S Plus still trounces the newer competitor. There are a number of probable reasons the iPhone 6S Plus was able to best the newer hardware from Samsung.
There are several theories as to why this occurred are:
- Apple's hardware and iOS has better memory management built-in
- Apple's iOS software uses its hardware more efficiently
- The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has to push more pixels in its 2K UHD Display
- Samsung's extra UI bloatware on top of Android tends to bog the system down unnecessarily
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow's encryption slows it down and it needs further optimization