No the Samsung Galaxy S6 is not the fastest smartphone even if it's 6 months newer than the iPhone 6

It's not unusual to see Samsung fake benchmarks (while Apple doesn't even care about benchmarks), but seeing Tom's Hardware Guide doing such a bad test and don't see the obvious is very unusual. So no, Samsung galaxy s6 is simply not the fastest smartphone, the iPhone 6 beats it even if it's 6 months older.

Samsung has a long history of working to cheat on benchmarks in a variety of ways to impress people who only look at certain numbers without really considering what those figures actually mean. But with the development of its Exynos “octa core” chips, Samsung has created an entire product optimized for scores, rather than for actual use.

Further, the site not only dismissed real benchmarks to favor phony ones, but also completely ignored the reality that iPhone 6 is optimized with a series of benefits not observable by the simplistic “open a file” tests orchestrated by, supposedly, a technically savvy web site. That includes the fact that Apple's app platform is now fully migrated to 64-bit (a requirement for App Store approval), and that graphics apps and games are incorporating support for Metal.

All in all will user experience always be way more important than hardware specs.

Via Samsung Galaxy S6 'fastest smartphone,' if using phony benchmarks and ignoring iPhone 6 real world performance

iOS 8.4 will be released in just a few hours - 5pm here in Sweden

So in just a few hours (5pm here in Sweden) Apple will release iOS 8.4 (and Apple Music). I'm very excited about iOS 8.4 but not so much about Apple Music.

The reason why I'm not so interested in Apple Music (yet) is that here in Sweden Spotify is very big and my whole family is using it, and even if I personally want to try out Apple Music instead, it will be very hard for me to convince my wife and the other family members to switch from Spotify that they love so much.

One of the reasons why I'm very excited about iOS 8.4 though is to see if third-party keyboards get more stable on the iPad. They have been practically useless on the iPad ever since Apple added support for them in iOS 8.0.

They are pretty stable on the iPhone but very unstable and crashes a lot on the iPad. So hopefully Apple has finally fixed that in iOS 8.4. But I have a feeling that they haven't and we will have to have our hopes up for iOS 9 this Fall instead.

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