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Receive, read, calculate, write and save data; A smartphone must be able to do all of this in order to be able to offer its repertoire of services and functions. The faster the individual services are provided, the smoother the performance and the more complex it can be. The latest iPhone, model 6s, has now been put through its paces by AnandTech. The result: it leaves the competition miles behind.
I looked at the graphics of the benchmarks from AnandTech built together and made a big long graphic out of it. Since this is a bit long for the article, I've only included a teaser graphic here. If you click on this, the large graphic will open with all benchmark results.
The iPhone 6s is faster than a tablet and slower than a tablet. There are several facts in the extensive benchmark evaluations:
In addition to the big competitors like the HTC One, the LG G4 or the Google Nexus 9, the iPhone 6s also leaves many other Android devices behind. The Huawei Ascent Mate 7 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 are also far behind and cannot come close to Apple's performance. The reason is to be found in the new A9 processor as well as in the fast memory chips of the smartphone.
Most smartphones use so-called eMMC-Storage. The "e" stands for embedded and the MMC for Multimedia card. In other words: most smartphone memories are built-in memory Cards. These often have similar or not significantly better performance values than exchangeable memory cards, as known from digital cameras or video cameras.
With the Apple iPhone 6s, the technology developed in 2011 for home computers appeared in a smartphone for the first time NVMe for use. The abbreviation NVM stands for Nonvolatile memory, i.e. non-volatile memory. And the e stands for Express. This technology describes a driver-independent interface solution for SSD storage that is designed for parallel access or multithreading.
In addition to the theoretical explanation, the new technology may be easier to understand with comparable numerical values. For example, a 6s iPhone Plus checked for reading and writing 256 KB of data. The results showed a read speed of 402 MB / s and a write speed of 163 MB / s.
Write-read speeds in comparison:
You can find all tests and their results in comparison to other brands and models as well as a detailed report (in English) at AnandTech.com.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.