In an effort to add some more spice to the legendary Apple vs. Samsung saga, someone put the iPhone 6s and the new Galaxy Note 7 head to head in a speed test to see which one performs faster.
The new Galaxy Note 7, which was launched by the South Korean tech giant earlier this month, is powered by a 14-nanometer Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core 64-bit processor and 4GB of RAM. Although the handset appears to be more powerful than many of its existing rivals, including the iPhone 6s featuring dual-core A9 processor and 2GB of RAM, the performance test suggests that Apple’s current flagship smartphone is still capable of outperforming Samsung’s latest offering.
As part of the test, both the smartphones are made to simultaneously launch the same apps. But, despite the Galaxy Note 7’s advanced hardware, it was apparently defeated by the iPhone 6s, which is a year older than new Samsung handset.
The iPhone 6s was able to launch 14 apps, including rendering a video, in one minute and 21 seconds, much faster than the Galaxy Note 7, which took two minutes and four seconds to complete the same tasks.
In addition, the iPhone 6s successfully cycled through two laps of the speed test in one minute and 51 seconds while the Galaxy Note 7 did it in two minutes and 49 seconds.
However, there are a few factors that need to be considered before drawing a conclusion purely based on the speed test in question. For instance, the Galaxy Note 7's display supports Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, while Apple's iPhone 6s features a display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels.
The operating system is another significant factor in the performance test — the Galaxy Note 7 is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and the iPhone 6s is running on iOS 9.3.4.
Although the test compares the two handsets in an “unusual usage scenario,” it surely indicates that Apple’s efforts to deeply integrate hardware and software in its devices have been paying off, MacRumors reported.
Here’s a video of the test: