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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

April 2016 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.

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Smartphones destroy everything else in terms of sales in the mobile market. These incredibly versatile devices outstripped normal cell phones ages ago. With even stronger processors and growing display sizes, so-called "phablets" are encroaching on tablet territory. The line between these devices is growing increasingly blurry - at least at the peak of the market. These smartphone-tablet crossbreeds have taken many of the top spots in our smartphone Top 10 list. As a result, most of the top models in our list are occupied by very recently released devices. Still, here and there a brave old soldier has clung on to the top of the ladder.

Top Smartphones Charts as of April 2016

Pos.DateRatingImageModelHeightWeightSizeResolutionOSBest Price
103/2016
New
91%Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
ARM Mali-T880 MP12
4 GB Memory, 32 GB UFS 2.0
7.7 mm157 g5.5"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
201/201689%Microsoft Lumia 950 XLMicrosoft Lumia 950 XL
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
8.3 mm165 g5.7"2560x1440Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
311/201589%Sony Xperia Z5 CompactSony Xperia Z5 Compact
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
2 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
8.9 mm138 g4.6"1280x720Android 5.1 Lollipop
410/201589%Apple iPhone 6SApple iPhone 6S
Apple A9
Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600
2 GB Memory, 64 GB 
7.1 mm143 g4.7"1334x750Apple iOS 9
503/2016
New
88%Motorola Moto X ForceMotorola Moto X Force
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
9.2 mm169 g5.4"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
609/201588%Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
ARM Mali-T760 MP8
4 GB Memory, 32 GB UFS 2.0
6.9 mm153 g5.7"2560x1440Android 5.1 Lollipop
706/201588%LG G4LG G4
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992
Qualcomm Adreno 418
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
9.8 mm155 g5.5"2560x1440Android 5.1 Lollipop
812/201588%Google Nexus 6PGoogle Nexus 6P
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Qualcomm Adreno 430
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
7.5 mm178 g5.7"2560x1440Android 6.0 Marshmallow
908/201588%Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920ASamsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa
ARM Mali-T760 MP8
4 GB Memory, 32 GB UFS 2.0
7.6 mm171 g5.7"2560x1440Android 5.1 Lollipop
1002/201687%Huawei Mate 8Huawei Mate 8
HiSilicon Kirin 950
ARM Mali-T880 MP4
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
7.9 mm185 g6.0"1920x1080Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Top 10 smartphones from the last 12 months - current reviews are listed first

Editors' Comments

In the last month, we were busy testing many smartphones: Apart from the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, we evaluated the Gigaset ME Pro (84%), the Huawei G8 (84%), the Archos Diamond S (79%), the Oukitel K4000 Pro (76%), the Xiaomi Mi 4s (82%), the Motorola Moto X Force (88%), the ZTE Axon Mini (81%), the Honor 5X (84%), the Microsoft Lumia 950 (87%), the Coolpad Modena (76%), the Microsoft Lumia 550 (79%), and the Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016, 85%). The flagship models from Samsung can continue the success of their predecessors. The indestructible X Force got 5th in our charts.

In addition our rating update v5 caused smaller changes in the ranking and several older devices had to leave.

1st

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung successfully replaced the predecessors with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge at the top of our charts. Unlike the predecessors, the two devices are no longer the same size. The Edge variant is 5.5 inches now and features a more powerful battery. Currently, both devices offer the best display in a smartphone, high performance, dust and water protection, very long battery runtimes, and a great camera, which can also convince in low-light scenarios. Unfortunately, Samsung omitted an up-to-date USB Type-C port in favor of the Gear VR. In general, the Koreans reduced the features.

Those who want to save money and do without the infrared sensor should consider last year's S6 and S6 Edge models, which are still real premium phones.

2nd

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Microsoft may have hit the bull's eye with the Lumia 950 XL flagship smartphone. Nonetheless, the software did not run so smoothly at the time of testing. The manufacturer has promised improvements with the coming update of Windows 10 Mobile. Despite the software bugs, we generally liked the operating system. In addition, the smartphone uses cutting-edge hardware: Snapdragon 810, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB flash memory, MicroSD up to 200 GB, replaceable battery, 5.7-inch QHD display, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (Type-C), wireless charging, an iris scanner, and a very good camera. It provides other Windows-specific features like Continuum and Windows Hello. Its App store, of course, is much less developed than on Apple or Android.

3rd

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

With their compact models, Sony proved from the very first generation that small is not equal to omitting features. Apart from small details, the Japanese equipped the Xperia Z5 Compact with similar features as its larger sibling. Therewith, the Z5c is the only high-end Android model with a display smaller than 5 inches, again. In addition, it is water resistant and features extremely good cameras - at least on paper. However, the quality could still be improved despite high the MP. Nevertheless, Sony has the best compact model in its line-up again. The two bigger siblings, the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Premium are very good devices, too.

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact predecessor is still available and shines with a great price/performance ratio in the meanwhile.

4th

Apple iPhone 6S
Apple iPhone 6S

With the S models, Apple usually brings a small upgrade to the current iPhones. Basically, this is also true for the iPhone 6S. However, while the new smartphone generation from Apple looks similar to the predecessor, many things have been changed. The case is made from more robust materials, the cameras and the communication modules were improved, and the GPS sensor works perfectly. In addition, the performance is uncompromising and the new operating concept called 3D Touch debuts. In our opinion, the latter is the main reason for migrating to the new generation.

Those who prefer a bigger model, should consider the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, whose camera adds on an optical image stabilizer.

Discussion

5th

Motorola Moto X Force
Motorola Moto X Force

The flagship model, which will be launched under Motorola's name, could convince in our review. The robust device features an unbreakable 5.4-inch display and is also very tough otherwise. However, that's not all. The Moto X Force also brings high-end specifications and a really good camera. Lenovo keeps the update guarantee. Thus, the test device already had Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed. Very good battery runtimes make the balanced bundle complete. The look of the device can be customized with the Moto Maker when you order the device.

6th

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Basically, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is simply a bigger version of the S6 Edge, which has been available for a while. Thus, the Edge+ features the pros of the smaller sibling like very high performance, great build quality, and the excellent Super-AMOLED display. The cameras are also identical to the standard Edge model's and therewith the best ones in the smartphone range. Although the Edge+ was launched several months after its smaller sibling, Samsung did not use the time to correct smaller issues like throttling. Thus and because of the slightly higher weight, the otherwise great smartphone is not good enough for the top spot.

7th

LG G4
LG G4

With the LG G4, the Korean company made a big step forward again. The design appears to be very high quality and the optional leather backside is pleasing. In addition, the QHD display brings an excellent contrast and dims only rarely and not as much as previously when the device gets too hot. The camera belongs to the best ones currently available in smartphones and the connectivity also leaves no wish unfulfilled.

Unfortunately, the UI is not completely smooth despite using frugal Android 5.1 Lollipop. In addition, the voice quality is not good enough for a high-end superstar. But, LG kept some good features, which Samsung lacks lately. The battery is still replaceable and the storage capacity can be increased without problems with a MicroSD card. Therefore, you will get an excellent bundle.

8th

Google Nexus 6P
Google Nexus 6P

Google's new flagship, the Nexus 6P, can convince in many aspects. Apart from a powerful SoC, it delivers 3 GB of RAM and many of today's wireless communication standards. Except for AC Wi-Fi with up to 866 Mbit/s, the phone also supports Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. In addition, the smartphone is compatible with various mobile telephony networks. In everyday tasks, it convinces with good speaker quality, a fast operating system, a great camera, and a reliable fingerprint reader. In addition, it is nice that the phone features an especially reliable GPS module. Its 5.7-inch, contrast-rich AMOLED display, which could convince with excellent colors in our review, is another highlight. 

9th

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is not available in Europe, certain buyers might be interested in the partial successor of the Note 4, which was very successful in Europe. Even more so, as the Note 5 took over many positive features from the S6 series - first and foremost the extremely fast processor and the very good cameras. Hence, the author considers the Note 5 rather as a side step than an upgrade, which combines the best from both the Note and the S6 world. In many aspects, for example the display, this was successful. Nevertheless, the Note 5 omits useful features like MHL and MicroSD. In addition, the SoC throttles noticeably. The pen with new push-button release-and-lock will convince many users nonetheless.

Those who do not want to import the device still have to fall back on the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge.

10th

Huawei Mate 8
Huawei Mate 8

With the Mate 8, Huawei has produced a great high-end smartphone, which is eye-catching with its big 6-inch display. Inside, it hides a fast SoC from their own production and a big 4000 mAh battery, which makes great battery runtimes possible for the phablet. The build quality is high quality, too. Excellent connectivity, a great display, which could only be improved in terms of color precision, and a good main camera make the Mate 8 a powerful device. However, Huawei should improve the quality of the front camera, and the precision of the GPS module. Those who like big smartphones can hardly beat this star.

Recent Smartphone Awards

Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6
Editor's Choice in May 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6
Editor's Choice in November 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in November 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in October 2014: Sony Xperia Z3
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Editor's Choice in September 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
Editor's Choice in August 2014: Nokia Lumia 930
Editor's Choice in August 2014: Nokia Lumia 930
Best Value Award in June 2014: Motorola Moto E
Best Value Award in June 2014: Motorola Moto E
Editor's Choice in April 2014: HTC One M8
Editor's Choice in April 2014: HTC One M8

Size Comparison

Measurement Results

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
Apple iPhone 6S
Motorola Moto X Force
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
LG G4
Google Nexus 6P
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
Huawei Mate 8
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 950, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Screen
Brightness552351297532549336332536365397513
Brightness Distribution9698939487918990909194
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *1.592.042.677.373.43.992.336.172.341.495.08
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *2.011.632.818.394.161.662.156.261.031.985.49
Gamma *2.012.072.082.282.212.322.152.482.232.192.08
CCT63216391637990747288658461848171642963827254
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)82.1286.8666.3162.1865.4879.95
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)99.9899.3599.7999.986595.9398.6399.84
Black Level *0.540.390.470.35
Contrast1013141512041469
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *4038.348.340.439.539.842.843.838.836.442
Maximum Bottom *39.137.645.839.938.440.443.644.336.737.437.5
Idle Upper Side *28.329.733.834.633.531.23236.227.732.834.6
Idle Bottom *26.828.732.931.128.431.331.230.527.431.428.3
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle16631810107822491510161014591654144717751872
Load392242179242137330223114280322256
WiFi v1.3732456369440492426501326375431865
H.264914892611525699710501533963
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *0.630.682.850.60.50.961.10.830.85
Idle Average *1.11.022.951.41.61.351.51.092.07
Idle Maximum *1.561.143.261.71.91.41.91.172.28
Load Average *5.954.738.925.32.56.116.67.493.91
Load Maximum *6.77.169.398.44.89.438.89.514.69

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

AnTuTu Benchmark v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
128749 Points ∼70%
Motorola Moto X Force (6.0.1)
89911 Points ∼49%
Google Nexus 6P
79502 Points ∼43%
Huawei Mate 8
93767 Points ∼51%
Geekbench 3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2170 (min: 2120) Points ∼46%
Apple iPhone 6S
2539 Points ∼53%
Motorola Moto X Force
1262 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
1317 Points ∼28%
LG G4
1107 Points ∼23%
Google Nexus 6P
1335 Points ∼28%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
1202 Points ∼25%
Huawei Mate 8
1721 Points ∼36%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
6480 (min: 6415) Points ∼34%
Apple iPhone 6S
4422 Points ∼23%
Motorola Moto X Force
4791 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
4207 Points ∼22%
LG G4
3556 Points ∼18%
Google Nexus 6P
4587 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
4428 Points ∼23%
Huawei Mate 8
6265 Points ∼32%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
51 fps ∼85%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
18.75 fps ∼31%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
57 fps ∼95%
Apple iPhone 6S
59.1 fps ∼99%
Motorola Moto X Force
42 fps ∼70%
LG G4
24.9 fps ∼42%
Google Nexus 6P
33 fps ∼55%
Huawei Mate 8
44 fps ∼73%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
81 fps ∼9%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
27.11 fps ∼3%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
56 fps ∼6%
Apple iPhone 6S
79.6 fps ∼9%
Motorola Moto X Force
58 fps ∼6%
LG G4
33.7 fps ∼4%
Google Nexus 6P
44 fps ∼5%
Huawei Mate 8
41 fps ∼5%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
27 fps ∼36%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
11.81 fps ∼16%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
45 fps ∼60%
Apple iPhone 6S
56 fps ∼75%
Motorola Moto X Force
17 fps ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
14 fps ∼19%
LG G4
9.5 fps ∼13%
Google Nexus 6P
17 fps ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
11 fps ∼15%
Huawei Mate 8
19 fps ∼25%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
38 fps ∼10%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
17.54 fps ∼5%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
25 fps ∼6%
Apple iPhone 6S
39.5 fps ∼10%
Motorola Moto X Force
27 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
18 fps ∼5%
LG G4
15 fps ∼4%
Google Nexus 6P
25 fps ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
18 fps ∼5%
Huawei Mate 8
18 fps ∼5%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15 fps ∼23%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
38 fps ∼59%
Motorola Moto X Force
12 fps ∼19%
LG G4
5.7 fps ∼9%
Google Nexus 6P
9.5 fps ∼15%
Huawei Mate 8
11 fps ∼17%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
28 fps ∼14%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
18 fps ∼9%
Motorola Moto X Force
20 fps ∼10%
LG G4
10 fps ∼5%
Google Nexus 6P
16 fps ∼8%
Huawei Mate 8
10 fps ∼5%
GFXBench 4.0
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
7.9 fps ∼13%
Motorola Moto X Force
7.3 fps ∼12%
Huawei Mate 8
6.7 fps ∼11%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15 fps ∼7%
Motorola Moto X Force
12 fps ∼6%
Huawei Mate 8
6.2 fps ∼3%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
4660 Points ∼57%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
4084 Points ∼50%
Motorola Moto X Force
5365 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
5130 Points ∼63%
LG G4 (Android 5.1 Lillipop)
4579 Points ∼56%
Google Nexus 6P
4716 Points ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
5113 Points ∼63%
Huawei Mate 8
7344 Points ∼90%
Basemark ES 3.1 / Metal - offscreen Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
733 Points ∼39%
Apple iPhone 6S
887 Points ∼47%
Huawei Mate 8
347 Points ∼19%
3DMark (2013)
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
28671 Points ∼15%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
26420 Points ∼14%
Apple iPhone 6S
28419 Points ∼15%
Motorola Moto X Force
25751 Points ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
23798 Points ∼13%
LG G4
18821 Points ∼10%
Google Nexus 6P
26876 Points ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
24020 Points ∼13%
Huawei Mate 8
19179 Points ∼10%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
33031 Points ∼7%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
37319 Points ∼8%
Apple iPhone 6S
42686 Points ∼10%
Motorola Moto X Force
38394 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
27549 Points ∼6%
LG G4
23390 Points ∼5%
Google Nexus 6P
34758 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
26964 Points ∼6%
Huawei Mate 8
20537 Points ∼5%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
19610 Points ∼31%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
13065 Points ∼21%
Apple iPhone 6S
13097 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto X Force
11963 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
16117 Points ∼25%
LG G4
11178 Points ∼18%
Google Nexus 6P
14983 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
17380 Points ∼27%
Huawei Mate 8
15575 Points ∼25%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2710 (min: 2421) Points ∼56%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
1878 Points ∼39%
Motorola Moto X Force
2413 Points ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
1616 Points ∼33%
LG G4
1324 Points ∼27%
Google Nexus 6P
1877 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
1488 Points ∼31%
Huawei Mate 8
1244 Points ∼26%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
3015 (min: 2895) Points ∼39%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
2353 Points ∼30%
Motorola Moto X Force
3226 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
1606 Points ∼21%
LG G4
1399 Points ∼18%
Google Nexus 6P
2302 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
1471 Points ∼19%
Huawei Mate 8
1092 Points ∼14%
Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
2002 (min: 1539) Points ∼80%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
1100 Points ∼44%
Motorola Moto X Force
1282 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
1652 Points ∼66%
LG G4
1115 Points ∼44%
Google Nexus 6P
1142 Points ∼45%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
1552 Points ∼62%
Huawei Mate 8
2432 Points ∼97%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
13191 Points ∼29%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
8059 Points ∼18%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Google Chrome 46.0.2490.76, Android 5.1.1)
5691 Points ∼13%
Apple iPhone 6S (Safari Mobile 9.01)
16200 Points ∼36%
Motorola Moto X Force (Chrome 48.0.2564.95)
8699 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Chrome 44)
7724 Points ∼17%
LG G4 (Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock-Browser)
7832 (min: 6791) Points ∼17%
Google Nexus 6P (Chrome 47)
8804 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
7534 Points ∼17%
Huawei Mate 8 (Chrome 47)
11329 Points ∼25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
2564.1 ms * ∼4%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
5552.9 ms * ∼9%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Google Chrome 46.0.2490.76, Android 5.1.1)
4210.4 ms * ∼7%
Apple iPhone 6S (Safari Mobile 9.0.1)
1715 ms * ∼3%
Motorola Moto X Force (Chrome 48.0.2564.95)
4080.1 ms * ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
5066.7 ms * ∼9%
LG G4 (Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock-Browser)
4770.8 ms * ∼8%
Google Nexus 6P (Chrome 47)
4193 ms * ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
5089.2 ms * ∼9%
Huawei Mate 8 (Chrome 47)
3643 ms * ∼6%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Samsung Browser 4.0.01-81)
163 Points ∼29%
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (Edge 13.10586)
113 Points ∼20%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (Google Chrome 46.0.2490.76, Android 5.1.1)
104 Points ∼19%
Apple iPhone 6S (Safari Mobile 9.01)
187 Points ∼33%
Motorola Moto X Force (Chrome 48.0.2564.95)
103 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
95 Points ∼17%
LG G4 (Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock-Browser)
82 Points ∼15%
Google Nexus 6P (Chrome 47)
116 Points ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
96 Points ∼17%
Huawei Mate 8 (Chrome 47)
139 Points ∼25%
AndroBench 3
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
487.34 MB/s ∼100%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
248.15 MB/s ∼51%
Motorola Moto X Force
252.03 MB/s ∼52%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
382.97 MB/s ∼79%
LG G4
251 MB/s ∼52%
Google Nexus 6P
236.33 MB/s ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
385.39 MB/s ∼79%
Huawei Mate 8
238.28 MB/s ∼49%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
145.11 MB/s ∼91%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
88.91 MB/s ∼56%
Motorola Moto X Force
47.99 MB/s ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
151.11 MB/s ∼95%
LG G4
153 MB/s ∼96%
Google Nexus 6P
122.51 MB/s ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
150.05 MB/s ∼94%
Huawei Mate 8
124.78 MB/s ∼78%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
86.71 MB/s ∼86%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
14.15 MB/s ∼14%
Motorola Moto X Force
22.55 MB/s ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
89.91 MB/s ∼89%
LG G4
31.5 MB/s ∼31%
Google Nexus 6P
20.1 MB/s ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
90.32 MB/s ∼89%
Huawei Mate 8
24.98 MB/s ∼25%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
15.79 MB/s ∼33%
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
7.81 MB/s ∼16%
Motorola Moto X Force
19.78 MB/s ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
20.95 MB/s ∼44%
LG G4
15 MB/s ∼32%
Google Nexus 6P
11.79 MB/s ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A
20.42 MB/s ∼43%
Huawei Mate 8
15.74 MB/s ∼33%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
76.43 MB/s ∼92%
Motorola Moto X Force (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
79.04 MB/s ∼95%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
50.36 MB/s ∼77%
Motorola Moto X Force (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
46.96 MB/s ∼72%

Legend

 
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa, ARM Mali-T880 MP12, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPhone 6S Apple A9, Apple A9 / PowerVR GT7600, Apple AP0064K (iPhone NVMe)
 
Motorola Moto X Force Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa, ARM Mali-T760 MP8, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
LG G4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, Qualcomm Adreno 418, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Google Nexus 6P Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, Qualcomm Adreno 430, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 SM-N920A Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa, ARM Mali-T760 MP8, 32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
 
Huawei Mate 8 HiSilicon Kirin 950, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash

* ... smaller is better

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