Samsung vs. Apple competition is as old as two brands and every year it only gets on intensity. This time fans of both brands decided to check which phone, the iPhone 6S or the Galaxy Note 7, is faster and more powerful. Quite surprisingly, the one-year-old iPhone 6S beats the released just few weeks ago Note 7 in performance speed competition, only whetting our appetite for the upcoming iPhone 7.
One-year-old iPhone 6S beats the Galaxy Note 7 in performance test. Being 43 seconds faster than its rival it launches 14 apps in just 1 minute and 21 seconds.
Starting from a brief presentation of the competitors’ key points, the Galaxy Note 7 comes with one of the most top-notch hardware, at least on paper. Its waterproof body supports wireless charging and houses an iris scanner and a massive 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen with Edge functionality. However, driven by only six-month-old octa-core Exynos 8890 chip coupled with 4GB the phabet’s speed is still light years behind the one achieved by the iPhone 6S running on the one-year-old A9 chip paired with 2GB RAM.
Moving on the test itself, someone bored with waiting for the Apple’s most freshest smartphone flagship came up with an idea that it would be nice to compere the iPhone 6S with the Galaxy Note 7. The test assumed measuring how long would it take for the phones to launch 14 apps at the same time. And frankly speaking the results are pretty surprising, well perhaps not for the iPhone faithful fans who always praise the handset performance.
Wondering how the smartphones dealt with the task? Well, the iPhone 6S launched 14 apps (including several mobile games like: Gameloft’s Asphalt Airborne 8 and Rovio’s Angry Birds) and render video in 1 minute and 21 second, whereas the Galaxy Note 7 needed 2 minutes and 4 seconds to complete the task. The second lap took 1 minute 51 second and 2 minutes and 50 seconds, respectively. A difference is significant, isn’t it? So why the this year’s flagship is 43 seconds slower than the test’s winner?
Most sources suggest that the type of operating system may have a huge influence on the result of the performance test, as the iPhone 6S works on the Apple’s own iOS 9.3.4 and as we all know the company is putting big emphasis on the software optimization. In other words, the Apple’s chips are design to support the iPhones software. Whereas Samsung, as pointed out by some Xda developers, has still some problems with software-hardware optimization.
Naturally, the test isn’t a clear answer to the day to day performance of the handsets as it doesn’t take into account the Note 7’s ability to run two apps side by side in a split-screen mode and the fact that it supports S Pen input. On the other hand, however, knowing that the iPhone 7 will most probably debut with A10 chip on the board just try to imagine the performance quality it may offer.