iPhone 6s Plus somehow batters Galaxy Note 5 in real-world speed test

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On your marks, get set, go! Photo: PhoneBuff
On your marks, get set, go! Photo: PhoneBuff

When it comes to specifications, Apple’s latest iPhones look like they’re lagging far behind their Android-powered rivals. But thanks to super-efficient software, they’re not as slow and as outdated as they might look on paper.

This is demonstrated in the real-world speed test below, in which the iPhone 6s Plus somehow batters a Galaxy Note 5.

How Google’s new Nexus phones stack up against the competition

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Should the Nexus 6P be your next smartphone? Photo: Google
Should the Nexus 6P be your next smartphone? Photo: Google

Following their big unveiling in San Francisco this morning, Google’s new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P are now available for pre-order. But should you buy one, or is your hard-earned cash better spent elsewhere?

To help you decide, here’s a handy comparison that shows you how Google’s latest devices stack up against the competition from Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola, and more.

How iPhone 6s stacks up against Android rivals

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iPhone 6s has arrived.
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iPhone 6s has arrived. Photo: Apple
iPhone 6s has arrived. Photo: Apple

Despite being identical to their predecessors, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are much-improved in almost every way. But do they have the specifications they need to take on the latest Android-powered smartphones we’ve already seen this year?

Find out in our comparison below, which compares Apple’s next-generation iPhones with rivals like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the Moto X Style and Moto X Play, Sony’s new Xperia Z5, and more.

iPhone owners snap up all of Samsung’s test drive devices

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Samsung has already run out of test drive handsets.
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Try Samsung's latest smartphones for free. Photo: Samsung
Samsung has already run out of test drive handsets. Photo: Samsung

Samsung has been forced to postpone its Ultimate Test Drive promotion that gives iPhone owners the opportunity to try out its latest devices free for 30 days. The South Korean company says it ran out of test drive devices in just a few hours after “overwhelming demand.”

Samsung Pay goes head-to-head with Apple Pay this September

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Samsung Pay is finally on the way.
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Samsung Pay is finally on the way. Photo: Samsung
Samsung Pay is finally on the way. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s new phablets aren’t the only thing we got out of its Unpacked event in New York City today; the South Korean company also announced a launch date for its new mobile payments service. Samsung Pay will be coming to take on Apple Pay in the U.S. on September 28.