The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now making its way into users' hands. The smartphone has also shown up on video in a speed test with last year's iPhone 6s, and the results aren't what you would expect from a new flagship.
While Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus maintained the same design as that of their predecessors, the pair proved popular with consumers. First weekend sales of the duo resulted in 13 million sold, easily shattering the 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sold in the previous year.
As users began receiving their iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it was revealed that Apple had increased the RAM to 2 GB, up from the 1 GB found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The increase in RAM made a noticeable difference and soon speed tests showed the iPhone 6s Plus topping the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (released a month earlier), which packed in a whopping 4 GB of RAM and an Exynos eight-core processor compared to the iPhone 6s Plus' 2 GB of RAM and dual-core A9 chip.
If you were wondering how the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would compare to the iPhone 7 in a speed test, we'll have to wait at least another month to see the results. If you were wondering how the Note 7 fares against last year's iPhone 6s, a new speed test video, which can be seen below, provides all the details you'll need.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on paper appears to have more powerful specs, including fast UFS 2.0 storage, 4 GB of LPDDR RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and Android 6.0.1, while the iPhone 6s features last year's A9 processor, 2 GB of RAM and is running iOS 9.3.4.
The video begins with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and iPhone 6s opening the first row of system apps and then follows with a selfie. The Note 7 is in the lead until the user moves on to the gaming row, where the iPhone 6s begins to pounce the Note 7.
The user then moves into Photoshop Mix and Lapse It, where the Galaxy Note 7 struggles to keep up with the iPhone 6s.
The iPhone 6s finishes its first lap of speed tests with a time of 1:21 and then moves on to its second lap, while the Note 7 is still chugging through its initial lap. The iPhone 6s finishes its second lap with a time of 1:51.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 finishes its first lap at 2:04 and ends its second lap almost a minute after the iPhone 6s, coming in at 2:49.
It's worth noting — no pun intended — that Samsung will likely release software updates that will improve the Note 7's performance, along with an update to the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
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