Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus loses to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 in speed test

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 wins over Apple iPhone 8 Plus in speed test

Looks like Samsung has hit the right chord with Galaxy Note 8 after the Note 7 debacle. In a real-world speed test done by a Youtuber, the iPhone 8 Plus lost out to Note 8 in terms of performance. Apparently, the Note 8 is faster than the iPhone 8 Plus.

While speed test aren’t really the most scientific way to assess the performance of a device, it does provide an insight on how fast the devices would work in real-life situations.

YouTuber David Rahimi, who has been making speed test videos for years now, shot a speed test between the Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for his PhoneBuff channel. He uses a consistent and straightforward process to compare and rank smartphone speeds.

A fixed set of 16 apps in two laps are opened on a device for the speed tests. The apps include light programmes like Settings and Calendar, as well as apps that require more intensive loads such as games and a Photoshop image export.

In the previous speed tests filmed for Phonebuff channel, iPhone maintained good record of winning over high-end Android smartphones, except for the OnePlus 5. However, the results were a little shocking when the iPhone 8 Plus was put up against Samsung Note 8.

In the first lap that had “launching apps” as part of the speed test, the iPhone 8 Plus opened tiny apps slower than the Galaxy Note 8, but was much faster while loading graphics-intensive apps that needed more processing power. However, the second lap that focused on RAM management, saw the 6GB of RAM packed in the Galaxy Note 8 take the lead and beat the iPhone 8 Plus that comes with 3GB of RAM.

Although the Galaxy Note 8 lost its way in the first lap by a few seconds, it picked up in the second round and won over iPhone 8 Plus by a full six seconds earlier.

What is surprising that iPhone 8 (and iPhone 8 Plus) which is powered by monstrous A11 Bionic system-on-a-chip (SoC), lost out to Galaxy Note 8 that was powered by the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, which is almost a year old, rather than Samsung’s own Exynos SoC.

Check out the video below:

Source: Tech Times

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