Do you like your Samsung Galaxy S6? Do you think Samsung did a better job on the device than on the Galaxy S5 or S4? If you do, then you’re probably in the minority, as some figures show that consumers hadn’t really taken well to the old flagship or its Edge variant.
Based on sales estimates out of Korea, as per GSMArena, the Galaxy S6 has been the worst performing flagship from Samsung right next to the Galaxy S5 with approximately 45 million sales.
That figure doesn’t seem too shabby, as rivals such as the Sony Xperia Z5, HTC One M9, and LG G4 could only dream of selling that many units. By Samsung’s own standards, however, it’s pretty bad – the Galaxy S3 and S4 have respectively sold 65 and 70 million units in comparison.
Nevertheless, how does that make the Galaxy S6 the worst? Shouldn’t that be said of the Galaxy S5 which has been around longer? Well, the following numbers from AnTuTu Benchmarks can serve as the tie-breaker:
Samsung is clearly the most popular brand in the Android market, as only 4 devices in the top 10 list above are not from the Korean OEM. But among all the Samsung phones in the list, you would notice that the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge is nowhere to be found.
Despite being older, the band aid deformity that’s the Galaxy S5 actually makes it into the top 10, sitting pretty at ninth spot. Of course AnTuTu’s rankings aren’t exactly the most comprehensive as they rely solely on the pool of data from the benchmark service.
Nonetheless, AnTuTu’s ongoing popularity lends it some credence, and its list suggests that the Galaxy S6 has probably been Samsung’s weakest link in recent years.