iPhone 7 destroys Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 in speed test


Not quite the explosive victory Samsung was hoping for.
Photo: PhoneBuff

In a shocking new speed test, the new iPhone 7 blows away the Galaxy Note 7 so completely you might forget about the Samsung phone’s other problems.

Watch the iPhone 7 versus Galaxy Note 7 in this new head-to-head video, created by PhoneBuff.

Samsung may have rushed development of the Note 7 in an attempt to gain a competitive edge against the iPhone 7, but there’s no question which device is zippier in the video.

Given that the Note 7 previously got embarrassed by the year-old iPhone 6s in a speed test, it’s no surprise that the iPhone 7 emerges the clear winner here.

However, just how totally the Galaxy Note 7 gets destroyed might be a revelation to anybody who expected anything like a close-fought battle.

In fact, in the speed test to open a series of apps, one at a time, the iPhone 7 laps the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Apple phone opens all the apps and games twice in the amount of time it takes Samsung’s handset to complete the set of tasks once.

It’s yet another reminder that a smartphone’s specs are far from the only determining factor in how fast operates. People can say what they like about the Galaxy Note 7’s Snapdragon 820 processor and “superior” 4GB of RAM, but the efficiency of iOS and Apple’s chip design working together means there’s no contest concerning which is faster in the real world.

The fact that the iPhone 7 didn’t have to be removed from the market because its battery explodes is just icing on the cake.


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