The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge have edged out the competition and took over the top two highest spots in the latest quarterly report of best performing smartphones by Android benchmarking tool AnTuTu.
As per figures gathered using AnTuTu 5.6.1 and 5.6.2, Samsung's newest smartphones unveiled at the Mobile World Congress win this quarterly round hands down, with both handsets clocking it at scores above 60,000.
The Galaxy S6, which runs on Samsung's homegrown Exynos 7420 mobile processor, is the best performing Android smartphone with a score of 67,520, followed by the Galaxy S6 Edge, which scored 62,373.
After a disappointing fourth quarter last year, Samsung executives promised to focus on optimizing its upcoming new products, and the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both appear to be the first recipients of Samsung's all-new focus.
The latest Geekbench processor benchmark tests confirm AnTuTu's results as both Exynos-powered handsets again toppled the competition. A recent video of real-world testing comparing the speeds of the Galaxy S6 and Apple's iPhone 6 reveal the Samsung flagship is eight seconds faster than the iPhone, even with double the pixels and apps that are not optimized for Exynos. The Galaxy S6 proved to be water-resistant, although not waterproof, when it was submerged under water for 20 minutes, and the Galaxy S6 Edge survived a brutal drop test with no visible marks or scratches on the display.
Coming in a far third on the AnTuTu benchmark is the HTC One M9, which garnered a score of 52,709. The Taiwanese smartphone maker's newest flagship runs a Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm, which Samsung decided not to use in its latest smartphones reportedly because of thermal problems that compromise performance. Indeed, reviews of the One M9 and the LG G Flex 2, which both run on Qualcomm's high-end chipset, confirm the overheating issues plaguing the Snapdragon 810.
In fourth place is Samsung's previous flagship, the Galaxy S5 European edition, which runs on an older Snapdragon 801 processor, followed by the Meizu MX4, Google Nexus 6, Galaxy Note 4, Motorola Droid Turbo, LG G Flex 2, and OnePlus One.
In terms of graphic processing power, Samsung's Exynos 7420 still wins the round, followed by the Snapdragon 810. The Snapdragon 805, which powers the Galaxy Note 4, Nexus 6, and Droid Turbo, comes in third, followed by the Snapdragon 801 and the MediaTek MT6595 that powers the Meizu MX4.
However, although Samsung's new Exynos chipsets have made it clear that they are a force to be reckoned with, Qualcomm still owns majority of the market share in mobile processing, with 50 percent of the top 10 Android smartphones running on the Snapdragon 805 and 10 percent each on the Snapdragon 810 and 801, giving Qualcomm a firm hold over 70 percent of the top 10 best performing phones. The Exynos 7420 accounts only for 20 percent of the entire list.