The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is faster than Apple's iPhone X

Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The tests conducted by the popular YouTube channel PhoneBuff revealed that the iPhone X and the Galaxy Note 8 are very close in terms of performance, but Samsung's flagship managed to win thanks to its strong multitasking capabilities.
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Although such tests might not be enough to crown the king of the mobile realm once and for all, it is always interesting to see an iPhone facing a handset from the Android kingdom. Today, the battle is fought by the Apple iPhone X and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8. While we might have a winner, the results are tight, so it will be interesting to see them fight this battle once again after each of them gets a few software updates.

For now, we should say that the test has been conducted by PhoneBuff, a popular YouTube channel that has almost 850,000 subscribers and has been quite busy lately. In addition to speed tests, they also perform drop tests and publish various videos containing tips & tricks. Before moving on, you might want to take a look at this iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8 drop test

The specs of the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8 are quite confusing and some might be tempted to declare the winner even before the start of this battle. While the iPhone X has just 3 GB of memory and the new Apple A11 Bionic SoC, the Galaxy Note 8 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and no less than 6 GB of memory. 

However, the results of PhoneBuff's tests reveal that the iPhone X can open a series of apps in just 1:15:28, almost 10 seconds faster than its competitor. The second round tested the handsets' multitasking capabilities by reopening these apps and performing some quick tasks. This time, the Samsung handset needed 1:54, while the iPhone X had to spend 2:07. In the end, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 won by a small margin.

Since this test does not take into account the raw computing power or the gaming prowess of these two handsets, mobile gamers should look for in-depth reviews that cover these areas as well. What PhoneBuff did was to prove that opening quite a few apps and then reopening them is marginally faster on the Galaxy Note 8 than on the iPhone X.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-11-15 (Update: 2017-11-15)
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.