It’s the time of the year again; the iPhone 8 is now available for purchase in selected countries, Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note8 has been out for a while now, so what better than a speed test between these two devices? PhoneBuff recently released an app launching speed test between the iPhone 8 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note8.
But before that, just to recap, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and even the iPhone X are all powered by the latest six-core A11 Bionic SoC. A11 Bionic has two performance cores, and four high-efficiency cores. According to Apple, it has 25% better performance on the performance core, and 70% greater performance on the high-efficiency cores when compared to the older A10 Fusion Chip. According to TENAA’s listing, the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have 3GB of RAM on board.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Note8, the device is powered by an Exynos 8895 processor paired with double the RAM of the iPhone 8 Plus at 6GB; the highest ever on a Samsung smartphone. However, PhoneBuff is comparing against the Samsung Galaxy Note8 powered by a Snapdragon 835 processor instead.
So, how do these phones stack up to each other when it comes to performance? Check out PhoneBuff’s speed test to find out. PhoneBuff’s speed test compares how fast each device loads a series of apps the first time round. It then goes through the apps again to check the multitasking capability .
It looks like having 6GB of RAM on board definitely helped the Samsung Galaxy Note8, especially during the second lap. Last year, the iPhone blazed past the Galaxy Note7 in a similar speed test. The year before, the iPhone 6s also managed to win the Galaxy Note 5.
(Source: PhoneBuff YouTube)