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iPhone 6s beats Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in performance test

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iPhone 6s beats Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in performance test

The rivalry between Samsung and Apple is already legendary, so it's no surprise that both companies' fans are trying to prove their favorite products are better than the competition's. The following is just another chapter of the Apple vs Samsung saga, which, sometimes, reveals unimaginable hostility.

Since Apple has yet to launch its flagship iPhone product, while Samsung has already released the Galaxy Note 7, someone thought that it would be fun to put the iPhone 6s and Samsung's latest phablet head to head in a performance test.

The last year's Apple iPhone 6s featuring a dual-core A9 processor and 2GB RAM was put up against the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 820 CPU and 4GB RAM.

It's also worth noting that the Galaxy Note 7's display supports Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, while Apple's iPhone 6s features a 1334 x 750 pixels display. Naturally, a huge factor in the performance test is the operating system that these smartphones are running: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and iOS 9.3.4.

The speed test consists in opening several mobile games including Gameloft's Asphalt Airborne 8 and Rovio's Angry Birds. Then both smartphones must create a lapse from the same video file. Some other applications like Netflix and ESPN have been added to the test as well, but the Galaxy Note 7 remained stuck behind when opening the first game and it did not manage to regain any seconds during the rest of the test.

The results of the speed test show an indisputable winner, the iPhone 6s. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 finished the first speed run after 2 minutes and 5 seconds, and the second lap in 2 minutes and 50 seconds.

Apple's iPhone 6s was much faster having finished the performance test in just 1 minute and 21 seconds, and the second lap after 1 minute and 51 seconds. See the video and share your thoughts.



source: PhoneBuff via Wccftech

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posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:03 14

1. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 198; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Whatever ip6s sicks!!!!

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:03 12

2. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 198; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


*sucks

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:16

12. zeeBomb (Posts: 2271; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


I guess that's what happens when NVMe storage gets into the mix. SSD like speeds.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 14:13 14

45. rick_mobile (Posts: 332; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


I'm Samsung user but that Note got fkn' rekt! Samsung needs better optimization and they need to stop using the snapdragon 20.
This is what happens when they focus in power saving techniques instead of offering more performance for the note. I knew it was going to be a joke of a phone lol
The price tag is insulting, and have you seen the scratch test? The note gets scratched way easier than the S7Edge

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 14:43 1

68. marorun (Posts: 4554; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Scratch can be protected against by using simple protector. S7edge screen die after 1 crack note 7 screen never die...

Ps i am what many can call a samsung hater so no bias here..

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 15:38 11

86. darkkjedii (Posts: 22957; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You're sitting here hating, and refusing to give the iPhone credit, but it's a damn good device. It won this contest, cause it's good at what it does, and keeps it simple. As much as I get frustrated with my iPhone, for what it doesn't do, I love it for how good it does what it does do.

That said, it's also buggy and laggy at times, just like the Note 7, and any other smart phone will be. Stop hating, and give credit where it's due.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 19:05

138. Darkkracker (Posts: 212; Member since: 11 Jun 2016)


Fake as test. Nobody is buying what iPhone arena is selling here except the sheep.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 19:41 3

139. nctx77 (Posts: 2203; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


The iPhone 6s is sick no doubt! It lapped a phone that is a year ahead of it. Don't give me that screen resolution crap. You have two more cores and 2 extra gigs of ram and you got lapped!

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 21:17 2

149. bigsimpd (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Bro I'm trying to make myself like this note7 it is laggy indeed talk to me I need some convincing because i'm bout to return this thing and go back to Iphone lol i'm really trying tho this phone is far from flawless trust me on that.If I do go back I will just get the 6s plus tho not worried about iphone 7 talk to me pimp down aisle 8 with big laggy phone in hand lol

posted on 23 Aug 2016, 02:03

166. SmartFix (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Aug 2016)


These RETARD IDIOTS (paid by ''Ape'') who doing these SHT pathetic naive comparison vids which phone will open app faster are TOTALLY FKIN STUPID ASHOLES !! THey has no idea that in android or ipohne is animation speed set to open apps Jesus Christ it is just paid by apple .. all USA youtubers are apple bitches.. !!! (maybe some 1% exceptions there are)
Look here same as on android or ipohne I can set the speed animation of opening app u all STUPID HUMAN BEINGS who believes this apple paid videos on youtube ... Open your eyes or wake up !!
youtube.com/watch?v=ybPAZPoiLJI

posted on 23 Aug 2016, 05:03 1

175. darkkjedii (Posts: 22957; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I received mine yesterday, and I'm still signing into accounts and setting it up, but mine isn't laggy. After I restored all my apps n stuff, I did a restart to refresh it, and it's honestly silky smooth. Try a restart, this phone is tite yo.

posted on 23 Aug 2016, 18:10

184. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 756; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


There's always going to be those that sit in their camp and lob dirt clods at the opposing camp. iPhone is designed for overall system speed, stability, and responsiveness. Between my iPhone 6S Plus and my S7 Edge, both of which have transition animations removed (Developer menu in S7E and jailbrojken iPhone), my iPhone always performs better. Can even double-click the home button to launch the camera, and it's faster than S7 Edge. It's a shame that it takes jailbreaking to customize the device this way but it's worth it.

posted on 23 Aug 2016, 18:14

185. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 756; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


Wow. First, this comparison shows not just loading speed, but it also shows how the RAM management in the Samsung devices are far too aggressive still, and yet it has 2x the amount of RAM as iPhone. No reason for apps to reload like that. Second, the transition animations in iPhone isn't sped up by enabling 'Reduce Motion". It's still doing animations while opening and closing apps. This can be removed with a Cydia tweak, though. Third, grow up. You're acting like a 4 year old.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:04 19

3. Unordinary (Posts: 2208; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Lmfao. Expected. I feel sorry for when the iPhone 7 gets released.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 14:23 1

49. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 437; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Guess it will be +18

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 14:38 16

62. Creep (Posts: 170; Member since: 05 Apr 2016)


LOL @ all those idiots claiming the Note 7 to be hands down the best phone.

It can't even beat an almost year old device !!!! lolzzzz

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 15:39 13

87. Creep (Posts: 170; Member since: 05 Apr 2016)


$850 phone....that is slower than an iPhone 6s, yet idiots are still trying to defend Samsung LOL!

It's official: Samsung fanboys are more sheep-like than Apple fanboys.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 16:44 3

110. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 437; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Rabbit 6s vs tortoise 7

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 17:38 3

122. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Not a Samsung fan but, except in performance, in what more areas is it inferior?
Also, it is common sense when it comes to software, the more features you add, the less performance you'll have.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 18:49 3

134. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3580; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Not necessarily. If they properly optimize it for the chipset, and fix their RAM management, they'll match in the performance while keeping more features. That's how the Exynos Note 7 does it against the OnePlus 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppdIqf-c4nw

They just really need to optimize the Snapdragon variant.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 19:42 8

140. nctx77 (Posts: 2203; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Sheep talk.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 19:43 1

141. nctx77 (Posts: 2203; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Exactly!! It's all about the specs until they get that @$$ lapped! Lol!!

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 20:23 7

146. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2373; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Sheep talk? You don't know me? You talk like you're new to this site.
That's what I hate about stupid people here, you talk anything even remotely supportive about something, then you're automatically a sheep, just like when you talk anything eve slightly negative about Apple, you're automatically labeled as Fandroid.
Thank you, you're added to my "Stupid people in PA" list.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:04 11

4. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wow. wow wow. look at what the 2016 next big thing and 900 dollars gets you. 2nd place. Now all the sheep will say it's app optimization, etc. etc. 2 gb vice 4gb of ram. dual corp process vs quad processor, and look what happened! lol

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:11 9

7. letosaw (Posts: 111; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


It's just a better storage solution NVMe vs UFS 2.0 1lane.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:15 1

8. zeeBomb (Posts: 2271; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


What is this 1 lane people talking abou?,

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:16 1

11. kiko007 (Posts: 4393; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I'm curious about it as well.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:46 1

21. Awalker (Posts: 1643; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


It won't be noticeable since no one uses their phone in a way where they're opening a dozen apps back to back in quick succession. That said, when I was playing around with a demo unit at Best Buy the phone seemed very laggy. That's something people will notice.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:53 2

27. ebilcake (Posts: 804; Member since: 16 Jul 2016)


It's not just down to that, the OnePlus 3 only finished the few seconds behind the iPhone S6 with the same UFS 2.0 storage, yet the Note 7 was completely destroyed.

NVMe is playing a part but the Note 7 should never be that far behind.

posted on 22 Aug 2016, 13:53

28. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 12265; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


UFS uses bi-directional data transfers. So what si this one lane of data transfers you're referring too?

Oh wait! You have no idea. Do you?

Quote - UFS implements a full-duplex serial LVDS interface that scales better to higher bandwidths

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