Galaxy Note 7 gets embarrassed by iPhone 6s in speed test

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Specs aren't everything!
Photo: PhoneBuff

Compare their specifications on paper and the Galaxy Note 7 looks like it would be leagues ahead of the iPhone 6s in performance, but real-world speed tests prove that the reality is very different.

Despite being almost a year older, Apple’s latest smartphone well and truly embarrasses the Galaxy Note 7 in app loading times.

Samsung’s latest phablet is by far its best yet, with a stunning new design made out of curved glass, a stellar camera, iris scanning technology, and the very best internals available… at least on Android.

That includes Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor — a 64-bit quad-core chip with Adreno 530 graphics — and 4GB of RAM. In comparison, the iPhone 6s packs a dual-core Apple A9 processor and just 2GB of RAM.

But none of that really matters. When you put these devices side-by-side, it’s actually the iPhone that’s faster at loading apps and games — as this speed test from PhoneBuff demonstrates.

This proves that specifications aren’t everything. Sure, the Galaxy Note 7 looks good on paper — and it’s still one of the fastest Androids money can buy — but the efficiency of iOS and Apple’s excellent chip design make the iPhone even faster.