Gaming battle: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Motorola Nexus 6 – how the powerful flagships handle the latest games

model-nexus-6-vs-galaxy-s6If you have read our Nexus 6 review, you’re already aware that although it’s equipped with the super powerful Snapdragon 805 SoC, there is still something to be desired from the frames per second during gameplay. Actually, this is precisely what mobile gamers should pay attention to, instead of the synthetic benchmark results.

We’re going to test the actual graphics performance of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Motorola Nexus 6 with four GPU demanding games – Asphalt 8, Brothers in Arms 3, Overkill 3 and Despicable Me: Minion Rush.

The detailed review of Motorola Nexus 6 can be found here:
http://laptopmedia.com/review/motorola-google-nexus-6-review-too-big-but-so-powerful

Samsung Galaxy S6

Motorola (Google) Nexus 6

SoC Samsung Exynos 7420 (4x [email protected] + 4x [email protected]) Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 (4-core, 2.70 GHz, Krait-450)
GPU Mali-T760 MP8 Adreno 420
RAM 3GB RAM LPDDR4 3GB RAM LPDDR3

Samsung Galaxy S6 and its Exynos 7420 got us 60 fps on Asphalt 8, while Nexus 6 is limited to 30 frames per second. Both phones achieved an average framerate of 31 fps in Despicable Me: Minion Rush.


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Overkill 3 has great graphics but presented no problem for the new Exynos 7420, which ran the game at 29 fps – a score identical to Nexus 6. Brothers in Arms turned out to be the most demanding game in our test – the average framerate was only 23 fps for Galaxy S6 and 24 fps for Nexus 6.


overkill-3

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That’s just a tiny bit of the tests we have prepared for you in our detailed Galaxy S6 review, so stay tuned.

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