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.