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



1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Whatever ip6s sicks!!!!

2. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014


12. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

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

45. rick_mobile

Posts: 359; Member since: Dec 13, 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

68. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 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..

86. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

149. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 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

175. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

184. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

138. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

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

139. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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!

166. SmartFix

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 05, 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

185. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

3. Unordinary unregistered

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

49. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Guess it will be +18

62. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 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

122. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

134. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

140. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Sheep talk.

146. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 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.

87. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 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.

110. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Rabbit 6s vs tortoise 7

141. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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

7. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

What is this 1 lane people talking abou?,

11. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm curious about it as well.

27. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 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.

40. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The reason is optimizations as well as storage. The OnePlus 3 has half the resolution of the Note 7 and the iPhone 6s has a 1/4. When loading a game that loads 1GB of textures on the iPhone, that same game will load 2GB on the OP 3 and 4GB on the GN 7. The difference is literally exponential between the devices and it shows here. The fact that the iPhone 6s only beat the OP 3 by 3 seconds only is a pretty significant win by the OP 3 since it is doing double the loading work. With a faster SSD, you can load up 1GB very quickly, but for the Android phones to load up double or quadruple the data in about the same time is pretty damn good. Optimizations also help make this better by organizing RAM and making room accordingly. Every time an app goes to the background, RAM gets cleaned up a bit and that takes optimizations to do efficiently. So they need to get that sorted out to be amazing rather than just good. In Apple's case, there is a lot less work to do because of the low resolution, so not much optimization is needed. In the case of the qHD phones, it requires a much better memory management system to function equivalently.

170. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Hopefully the guy will do a speedtest between the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6S Plus to shut people up about resolution. Too many assumptions about resolution affecting results here will no evidence to back it up.

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