“While boasting an ‘Octa Core’ Application Processor and an extremely high resolution display, Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 falls flat in running GPU intensive apps and games — particularly in comparison to Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“The first benchmarks showing off the actual performance users will get from the new Galaxy S6 highlight that Samsung appears to still be making poor engineering choices, and that the conventional wisdom about Samsung’s advantages in operating its own chip design and fab are also wrong,” Dilger reports. “By pushing resolution numbers so fast (and without any regard for whether having more pixels actually makes a discernible, qualitative difference), Samsung has pushed screen technology ahead of its own processor capabilities, resulting in extremely poor performance in high definition.”
“In terms of fps, the latest benchmarks show that Samsung’s new ‘Exynos 7’ powered Galaxy S6 drops down to 15 fps — just 78 percent of the framerate of iPhone 6 Plus in the same test,” Dilger reports. “Of course, at the same time there are also a variety of other Android devices with the same 1080p resolution as iPhone 6 Plus, and they don’t score as well either. That’s a fact we earlier blamed on Google’s Android, particularly its shoddy implementation of OpenGL that squanders the capabilities of faster chips with more cores and more available RAM.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The fools at Samsung are so obtuse that they waste copious amounts of time pumping eleventy billion extra meaningless pixels that the human eye can’t even see in a desperate and quixotic quest to win some spec sheet shootout that they think matters, but really doesn’t. Meanwhile, what’s left of their users – Apple owns the vast majority of high-end smartphone share – suffer with inferior wares as usual.
It’s not just hardware. It’s not just software. It’s both complimenting each other. And Samsung simply can’t compete.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dominick P.” for the heads up.]
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