With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge the Korean giant went its own way, means it used their in-house Exynos 7420 chipset. It is the very first mobile chipset to be constructed on a 14nm manufacturing procedure (Qualcommm’s Snapdragon 810 is on 20nm), which ought to reduce power consumption. That in turn reduces the dreaded thermal throttling which was an main problem in the Snapdragon vs. Exynos discussion in recent time.
The Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 aren’t that different when it comes to central processing unit, both make use of a big.LITTLE set up with four Cortex A57 cores clocked at 2.1GHz and another four Cortex A53 cores at 1.5GHz. The Graphics Processing Unit is a Mali-T760 from ARM and it shares 3GB of RAM with all the central processing unit.
The Galaxy S6 duo runs a 64-bit variant of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and all eight of its cores are 64-bit capable. That is not bad for the long run, but for now 32-bit programs run just fine – AnTuTu 5 offered both alternatives, in fact, it returned identical scores in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes, beating the Snapdragon opposition (805 for the Galaxy Note 4 and the Google Nexus 6, 810 for the LG G Flex2).
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge are the quickest mobile phones you’ll have in the time with 64-bit support set up and this should stay the case for a while in the future. The high-end phones offer top notch operation for almost any use case and might not be surpassed in 2015, looking at only the 5″ size (clearly the Note 5 is arriving and should be somewhat quicker).