Apple's iOS platform is arguably a better optimized operating system when compared to Google's Android. A new real world speed test supports this assertion and reveals that the iPhone 7 Plus is quicker than some top-end Android flagships.
A YouTuber called EverythingApplePro compared the hardware capabilities of some of the current-gen Apple handset with the latest Android smartphones from OEMs like Samsung, LG, OnePlus, and Google.
Speed Test Results: Which Smartphone Ruled The Roost?
EverythingApplePro divided the entire testing procedure into two rounds. In the first round, all the six devices launched the exact apps at the same time. In the second round, the YouTuber switched back through each of the opened apps. EverythingApplePro recorded the time each smartphone took to complete round one and round two.
The comprehensive tests carried out revealed that the iPhone 7 Plus launched the games, productivity apps, and other applications in just 2:44 minutes, which is twice as fast as the current-gen Android smartphones. Moreover, the iOS platform was able to clear round two in just 33 seconds.
The OnePlus 3T took double the time, while the Google Pixel, LG G6, and Samsung Galaxy S8 took four times the time to swap through each of the opened apps.
This result is surprising considering that almost all the Android-based smartphones used in the test have 4 GB of RAM. The OnePlus 3T boasts an impressive 6 GB of RAM. However even with such high capacities, the devices fail to be as quick as the iPhone 7 Plus, which has only 3 GB of RAM.
Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 835 SoC also did not help the Galaxy S8's cause and it was slower in front of the iPhone 7 Plus' A10 chipset. This indicates that the Android platform is the real culprit behind the smartphones' poor performance in the speed test.
Previous benchmarks have shown similar results. Both Geekbench and AnTuTu predicted that the current-gen iPhone would be quicker than next-gen Android devices. However, the latest speed test is the first real-world conclusive result of the iPhone 7 Plus' superiority.
In the Geekbench results, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus turned in faster single-core scores over all premium Android smartphones. Samsung's Galaxy S8 also lagged behind Apple's 2016 flagships i.e. the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
In the multi-core scores, only the Galaxy S8 managed to outperform the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while the Google Pixel, OnePlus 3T, and LG G6 all scored significantly lower than the Apple smartphones.
Apple is expected to launch its flagship iPhone 8 or iPhone X in the latter half of 2017. With the Galaxy S8 unable to match the performance of the iPhone 7 Plus, it is unlikely that Samsung's flagship would be able to outpace upcoming Apple handset.
Those interested can pick up the iPhone 7 Plus from Apple's online store.
Checkout EverythingApplePro's video of the real-world speed test below.