The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one the first Android devices on the market right now with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, boasted updated efficiencies over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 800. So which is faster? It’s obvious that the 801 is faster on paper, however there is not yet a device with the 801 that natively comes with stock Android. So to see if there are any potential differences in speed, YouTuber Chris Nacca has performed a UI Performance test between the Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S5, the Nexus 5 with its SD800 and Galaxy S5 with its SD801, the results of which you can see in the following video:
As you can see, despite the SD801 having a slight performance advantage, the bloating effect that the TouchWiz has on the UI performance of the Galaxy S5 is quite significant. While there may have been improvements to TouchWiz this time around, it still pales in comparison to the Nexus 5 with its older, ‘inferior’ SD800. As Chris mentions, however, that’s not to say that the Nexus 5 is definitely the device to get; the Galaxy S5 is still a blisteringly fast device and is probably worth the pretty penny, but in a speed test of the supercars of Android royalty, the Galaxy S5 is the slower of the two devices.
What do you think of the UI Performance test between the Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S5? Are you surprised by the results, and have the results changed your mind at all about either of the phones? Let us know what your thoughts are in the comments.