Mar 19th, 2015

There has been a lot of talk about the speed improvements in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. We already compared speed of the Galaxy S6 to the Samsung Galaxy S5, and we compared the speed of TouchWiz with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Now, thanks to some help from a friend, we can compare the boot times.

In the video above you can see the boot times of the Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, and iPhone 6 Plus. After pressing the power buttons at the same time they all boot up very quickly. The Galaxy S5 actually finishes just a split second faster than the Galaxy S6 Edge, followed by the iPhone just a second or two later. It’s a close race, but we’re a little surprised the Edge didn’t win.

This doesn’t mean the Edge is slow by any stretch of the imagination. In our previous speed tests the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge outperformed the Galaxy S5. The power button the Edge could have been pressed just slightly later. At the end of the day it’s just boot time, and the Galaxy S6 Edge has more speed where it counts. How do you feel about this boot time speed test?

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