The flagship Google and Huawei Nexus 6P vs the flagship Apple iPhone 6s Plus. Which devices delivers the more impressive benchmarks? Which devices gets you from point A to point B fastest? We're going to answer all these questions in this video. Spoiler alert, this is a prime example of how benchmarks are not everything. So let's get right into it.
On both the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6s Plus, I ran three benchmark applications to test the performance of each device based off their internal specifications. The first app I ran was Geekbench 3. It's kind of the go-to benchmarking app to test the CPU performance of a device. The first time I ran this test with no other apps running in the background, the Nexus 6P received a single-core score of 1166 and a multi-core score of 4388. The iPhone 6s Plus received a single-core score of 2507 and a multi-core score of 4378.
But I decided this wasn't good enough. I wanted to run the test a second time to see if these numbers were accurate and if they differed that much at all. On the second test, the Nexus 6P received a score of 1108 and a multi-core score of 4254. The iPhone 6s Plus received a single-core score of 2539 and a multi-core score of 4435. The multi-core scores were clearly the most similar but the iPhone 6s Plus pretty much blew the Nexus 6P out of the water in terms of the single-core performance. There was really no comparison here.
The next benchmark I ran was AnTuTu benchmark, which test the CPU and graphics performance. The Nexus 6P received a score of 49,716 while the iPhone 6s Plus received a score of about 59,133 which is nearly 10,000 points more than the Nexus 6P.
The very last benchmark I ran was 3DMark, the best benchmarking app to test the GPU in my opinion. The Nexus 6P took a half minute to finish the test but received a score of 23,510 while the iPhone 6s Plus received a score of 28,245. Not a huge difference here but once again, the iPhone 6s Plus outscored the Nexus 6P. I'm just going to say this: If you're an Android fan, don't leave just yet. You might like the next real world test I performed.
So in this test what I did was I opened up the stopwatch app on each device, I started the stopwatch and immediately began opening a series of applications. I wait for the content to load before I would open up the next app until I finished and would reopen the clock app and stop the stopwatch to seal the time. The apps I used were the clock app on each device, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google +, Photos, the Calculator on each device, Spotify, Calendar or Google Calendars specifically, the Play Store or the App Store, the Phone app, Messenger app, Chrome or Safari and the Camera app. So overall, I was really impressed with just how well the Nexus 6P did in this test. After using this device on a daily basis, I knew it was fast. But after looking at the benchmark scores, I wasn't expecting it to beat the iPhone 6s Plus.
As you can see here though, it finished opening up all of those apps in just over 40 seconds. You obviously have to add in some room for error because my testing is certainly not perfect. The fastest time I can get the iPhone 6s Plus to score was a little over 51 seconds and that was after running through the tests in multiple times. I would say the average score was between 50 seconds and 1 minute for the iPhone 6s Plus. And the average score for the Nexus 6P was around 40 seconds. So it's pretty clear that the Nexus 6P is the faster device. It's faster than the iPhone 6s Plus in real world usage and everyday usage. So once again, as much as I like to use benchmarks to quickly compare devices, they're certainly not everything. Between the iPhone 6s Plus and the Nexus 6P, the Nexus 6P is the faster device despite the iPhone 6s Plus' significantly outbenching it.