We all know that Android OS is a resource hog – requiring more cores and higher clocked processors, as well as more RAM to deliver anything close to a smooth operation. It is the bane of the Android ecosystem. While the Android ecosystem is awash with constant processor upgrades and now features octa-core processors in the most powerful devices, the iPhone has retained dual-core processors since the iPhone 4s. Think about that.
And now, Apple’s latest shining toy, the iPhone 6s (running a dual-core processor), has been shown to dust Android’s octa-core champion, the Samsung Galaxy S6.
There are a handful of individuals who have run comparison benchmark tests, but we point you to the iPhone 6s and S6 Plus review which states the following:
Most impressive is that the dual-core A9 bests the octa-core Exynos 7420 inside Samsung’s latest devices, arguably the fastest chips currently available in the Android ecosystem, in multi-core performance.
Like we say, it isn’t about the number of cores, but about what the OS is able to do with it. iOS has consistently upstaged Android at this. Even Windows Phone with a tiny market share continues to upstage Android OS in terms of resource efficiency.