A smartphone can have all the best apps in the world installed but if it doesn't perform as fast as you need it to, it severely limits what it can actually do.

With the recent unveiling of Samsung's newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7, one of the first thing on consumer's minds is how it would fare against the speed of other top of the line units such as Apple's iPhone 6s Plus, the Moto X Pure Edition and the Huawei Nexus 6P. One YouTuber set out to find out the answer to that question.

Tech reviewer Jerome Ortega posted a new video on his YouTube channel where he put the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge on a speed test to determine just how fast it can go through its system and compared it with the iPhone 6s Plus.

The Galaxy S7 edge is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 octa-core processor and a 4 GB of RAM, while the iPhone 6s Plus is fitted with an A9 dual-core processor and a 2 GB of RAM.

On paper, it appears that Samsung's flagship smartphone outguns Apple's offering, with previous tests showing that the newer Snapdragon 820 processor beats the performance of Apple's signature A9 chip.

However, in Ortega's speed test of the smartphones, the iPhone 6s Plus easily edged out the Galaxy S7 edge. He timed how fast the two units are able to pull up a series of multifunctional apps and graphics-heavy games, such as Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, Vine and a couple of mobile games.

After going through these apps, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge clocked in at about two minutes, while iPhone 6s Plus clocked in at one minute and 42 seconds.

Ortega also pitted the Galaxy S7 edge's processing speed against those of the Moto X Pure Edition (Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor) and the Nexus 6P (Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor). The Moto X Pure Edition was able to go through all of the apps in two minutes and 16 seconds, while the Nexus 6P finished at two minutes and two seconds.

The test shows that Apple's iPhone 6s Plus has a much faster processing speed compared the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge despite having relatively lower specs. The Galaxy S7 edge comes out with virtually similar speeds as that of the Nexus 6P.

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