The newly launched iPhone 8 Plus is a direct rival to Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note 8 phablet. So which device has an edge over the other in terms of performance? The answer to that has seemingly been revealed in a new YouTube video posted by Phonebuff. The video shows how the Galaxy Note 8 stacks up against the iPhone 8 Plus in a performance test that compares how fast they are. In the video, it turns out that the Galaxy Note 8 is a faster device than the iPhone 8 Plus.
The video shows the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus simultaneously running a two-lap speed test in which the former could outdo the latter by over six seconds. The Galaxy Note 8 could open 16 different apps in around 2 minutes and one second, while the iPhone 8 Plus managed to open the same number of apps in 2 minutes and eight seconds.
Interestingly, the Galaxy Note 8 had an edgy start in the first lap as it fell behind its rival by three seconds. However, it picked up in the second lap and beat the iPhone 8 Plus by more than ten seconds in the speed test battle.
The reason that the Galaxy Note 8 surpassed the iPhone 8 Plus in the speed test could be because it comes with 6GB of RAM, which happens to be twice as the amount of RAM found in the iPhone 8 Plus. That said, both handsets belong to different ecosystem, the speed test results do not reveal the whole picture, but they do give us an idea about the everyday performance of both handsets.
The Galaxy Note 8 comes with a higher 6GB RAM capacity, up from the 4GB RAM found on the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. Under the hood, the phone is powered by the Octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor like the Galaxy S8. The iPhone 8 Plus, on the other hand, comes with 3GB of RAM backed by Apple’s latest A11 Fusion processor.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 8 in the US with prices starting at $930, for the base 64GB model. It’s also the first handset from Samsung that boasts a dual cameras setup at the back featuring 12MP and 12MP lenses.