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